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Wild Iris is Having a Garage Sale - Sat April 26th

We're settled in and coming up to our first year in the new space.  Now that we've got a feel for the new location, it's time to clear out the storage unit and have a garage sale!  We have lots to offer and everything will be by your donation.

Your purchases will help Wild Iris put some much needed funds in the bank and also cut expenses by closing out our storage.  We'll just ask that you give what you can and what you'd like to add to the pot.

In addition, we've got TONS of clearance books, we'll be selling bags for $5 and let you loose to fill your bag to the brim.

Please help spread the word and come by and check out the sale. 

Wild Iris Courtyard Garage Sale

Saturday, April 19th

9am to 5pm

Wild Iris Books / Courtyard

We'll have all kinds of great deals on a variety of stuff!
  • For those of you who do Farmers Markets, Craft Fairs and such - we have lots of tabletop retail displays in wood, plastic and metal
  • Bookshelves and Stand-Up Displays
  • Large Blocks of Slat Wall for Retail Establishments
  • Clearance Books, More Clearance Books and More Clearance Books (buy a bag for $5 and fill it up!)
  • Jewelry, T-shirts & More!



Help us reduce the last of our stuff so that we can say good-bye to our storage unit.  Come on by and make us your best offer! 

Red Tent Event and Film Screening 4/12 - Scholarships Available

We're so honored to be welcoming Dr. Isadora Leidenfrost to screen her documentary, "Things We Don't Talk About" and create a Red Tent space at Wild Iris Books on Saturday, April 12th. Inspired by the novel The Red Tent, she recreates a space celebrating every aspect of womanhood.

Movie Screening: 6:30 pm - Civic Media Center

Red Tent: 8:15 - 9:15 pm - Wild Iris Books

With its ability to address social problems, reflect values, knowledge, and the basic feelings of women, the Red Tent fulfills a constellation of gendered societal needs:

To create a place that honors and celebrates women; enable open conversations about the things that women don’t want to talk about in other venues; promote positive ideals for womanhood; educate women about their bodies; educate women about natural menstrual remedies; create an open dialogue about sex; share birthing information; discuss issues of body image and self-acceptance; provide a place where women’s voices can be heard; to provide a spiritual place for women where they can laugh, cry, sing, dance, give each other back or foot rubs, play with face and body painting, give or receive massage and other types of body work, tell stories, eat soup, drink tea, sleep, meditate, journal, share poetry, create artwork, knit … just to name a few!

*The movie screening is open to all people and ages, and the Red Tent is available to anyone who identifies as a woman.

We always do our best to make events and activities at the Iris affordable but we understand that sometimes even the smallest cost can be prohibitive.

Friends of Wild Iris has graciously agreed to provide 5 scholarships for women to attend both the film screening and the event. 

Here's What You Have to Do:

Submit a small statement about why you want to be a part of this event and what you hope to gain from a Red Tent Space.  We're talking 200-300 words or so, nothing fancy - we're more interested in hearing from your heart. 

Send us your statement to with the subject line 'Red Tent Scholarship' to apply.  All entries must be received by Thursday, April 10th at 5pm.

We'd like to feature your responses on our social media and your entry acknowledges that you allow us to do so.

Winners will be announced Friday, April 11th.  Good luck, we hope to see you there!

As always, we have a sliding scale available and no with need will be turned away.  Please come talk to us at Wild Iris or give us a call for sliding scale options.  On the other side of that - if you are able to donate entry for someone else in our community - please mark "DONATION" in the comment box of your order and we'll use your contirbution to help someone else expierence the Red Tent Event. 

The Red Tent (Paperback)

ISBN-13: 9780312427290
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Picador, 8/2007

World Book Night - Reception for Givers - April 16th

A couple of months ago we put out a call for people to participate in an amazing program called World Book Night and use Wild Iris as the vehicle to get FREE books to hand out in our community.

To celebrate our World Book Night Givers, Wild Iris Books will hold a reception in the Courtyard & Wild Iris Books so that Givers can meet, chat about thier giving plans and most importantly pick up their books!!!

World Book Night Reception

Wednesday, April 16th

6:00 - 8:00pm

Wild Iris Books / Courtyard

If you didn't sign up last year, we will have several extra boxes of books to give away on a first come first serve basis.  So if you've got the perfect place in mind to help cultivate a love of reading, please stop by and grab a box.

We'll provide light appetizers and refreshments and hope you will join us.  Books can be picked up anytime that week during store hours, but we'd love to see your smiling face at the reception

If you missed this round, stay in touch with us and when the next round starts for 2015 we'll get that information out to you and we'll make next year an even bigger success!

Special thanks to the World Book Night Crew who has worked so hard growing and evolving this project - it's moments like this that we remember how magical reading is and how powerful books can be!

Save the Date! Red Tent Event and Film Screening with Dr. Isadora Leidenfrost

Save the Date!!!

Dr. Isadora Leidenfrost will be joining us at Wild Iris Books and the CMC on Saturday, April 12th to host a movie screening of her documentary, " Things We Don't Talk About" along with transforming Wild Iris Books into a Red Tent Space.

We'll be posting more information as the week goes on, get tickets online for you to purchase in advance and show you some of the magical and transformative events Dr. Leidenfrost has hosted around the world.

For now though, mark your calendars and think about the people in your life who will want to be a part of this amazing journey.

Saturday April 12th: Civic Media Center & Wild Iris Books

Film Screening: 6:30pm
Red Tent Event*: 8:15 -9:15pm

*The movie screening is open to all people and ages, and the Red Tent is available to anyone who identifies as a woman.

“Things We Don’t Talk About” is a groundbreaking 72-minute documentary by award-winning filmmaker Dr. Isadora Gabrielle Leidenfrost that shows how the Red Tent, a red fabric space is empowering women.

The film documents the things women hide, the things that bring them pain and joy, and for many it is a place to be honest for the first time in their life. “Things We Don’t Talk About” seeks to humanize the stories in the red tent—to put a face on the space.

The Red Tent (Paperback)

ISBN-13: 9780312427290
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Picador, 8/2007 


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