In the flurry of bookstore-related news, here's one we missed: the opening of Books Around the Corner at 40 NW 2nd Street in Gresham. In addition to the main attraction (books!), the store hosts a writer's group, readings by local authors, and several monthly bookclubs (all listed on their website). Oh - and they host a book-themed escape room.
An escape room (in case you have missed out on the recent craze) is a real-life adventure game in which you and your team assemble in a themed room and have one hour to complete your mission and "escape" the room. A successful escape requires you to find hidden clues and solve challenging puzzles throughout the room. Everywhere you look is a potential clue. But hurry! The clock starts ticking as soon as you enter the room.
At Books Around the Corner, the escape room scenario begins like this: "you suddenly wake up, alone, in a darkened bookshop. What happened? To your dismay, the bookshop is closed and you find yourself locked in for the night. Then you remember, this is the bookshop that is haunted by a woman who had died when a bookshelf collapsed on her. The ghost, Rose, is said to be wandering the stacks. Work as a team to escape the bookshop before Rose gets you!"
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