Monday, May 2, 2011

Blissed Out Bookies

For the past five or six years, a group of women from Sisters has rented a house in Yachats for their annual book discussion. This year, the date happened to coincide with Easter weekend and some really lovely sunshine.

The house is right on the beach, just past Tillicum campground. Tote bags filled with food and books lined the hallway and at least half the women were in the open kitchen at any given time preparing fabulous meals. I was a guest for lunch—lentil soup with a bit of curry, salmon salad, fresh greens, good bread, and homemade apple strudel for dessert, warm from the oven. They had just returned from The Annual Shopping Excursion into town where they bought books at Mari’s, scarves at Patty-Kait, and this-and-that from ToadHall and other unique Yachats shops.

The sunlight streamed in from two story high windows and sparkled on white waves rippling up the beach. A bit of a breeze stirred the beach grass and a little gray cat crept along the sandy paths. There were plans for dinner (lasagna was mentioned) and a late night around the table discussing Red by Terry Tempest-Williams and playing Mexican Train dominos, not for the faint of heart.

Yachats is the perfect place for book lovers and book discussion groups. The week before, the Friends of the Yachats Library held a fantastic book sale which drew bookie folks from near and far. I often see six or seven people seated around a table at the Green Salmon talking books over cups of lattes and tea. In fact, Yachats wants YOU to come here with your book group! Contact: for more information about our Book Lovers promotion.


  1. Wow! Sounds like so much fun! I'd love to find a local (I'm in Lincoln City) book group to join in... Any ideas for that?

  2. Hi Tammy--thanks for reading the Yachats Beach Blog. One good way to find a local book club is to check with bookstores in your area. They often promote and support book clubs and might know what's available. Good luck!

  3. Sounds like a rather perfect weekend to me!