THE HEATHMAN HOTEL
Evening Library Social!
All guests are invited to attend the Library Social Monday-Thursday evenings from 5-7PM. The Library Curator will be present to give personal tours and to serve complimentary local wine from Boedecker Cellars, an urban winery in Northwest Portland. Join us in the Mezzanine Library for a relaxing reading atmosphere and even check out a book to take back to your room!
Books by your Bedside Package!
Before you head out to the main library in Downtown Portland Oregon, check out the unique hotel library in the Heathman! The Heathman Hotel has one of the only cataloged hotel libraries in the country, with over 2,500 books in our Library. With our Books by your Bedside Package added to your room package, you can cozy up for an evening of relaxation and reading in your luxury room or suite. This imaginative and delightful experience lets you escape to a world of drama, action, comedy or romance while enjoying a book written by an author that has stayed at our hotel!
- For $60 our Books by your Bedside Package includes:
- A Current Hard Cover Edition of a book by one of our most recent guest authors
- Professional Travel Reading Light
- Literary Bookmarks
- Official Powell's Walking Map
- Donation of $15 to SMART (Start Making A Reader Today) or Literary Arts of Oregon
- A personal tour of our unique cataloged library
- Overnight lending privileges
Sonia Sotomayor stayed here at the Heathman Hotel and, during her visit signed a First Vintage Books Edition of My Beloved World ! We are overjoyed to feature this book by such a wonderful and inspiring icon and to add it to our ever-expanding library!
The first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor has become an instant American icon. Now, with a candor and intimacy never undertaken by a sitting Justice, she recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench, a journey that offers an inspiring testament to her own extraordinary determination and the power of believing in oneself.
Here is the story of a precarious childhood, with an alcoholic father (who would die when she was nine) and a devoted but overburdened mother, and of the refuge a little girl took from the turmoil at home with her passionately spirited paternal grandmother. But it was when she was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes that the precocious Sonia recognized she must ultimately depend on herself. She would learn to give herself the insulin shots she needed to survive and soon imagined a path to a different life. With only television characters for her professional role models, and little understanding of what was involved, she determined to become a lawyer, a dream that would sustain her on an unlikely course, from valedictorian of her high school class to the highest honors at Princeton, Yale Law School, the New York County District Attorney's office, private practice, and appointment to the Federal District Court before the age of forty. Along the way we see how she was shaped by her invaluable mentors, a failed marriage, and the modern version of extended family she has created from cherished friends and their children. Through her still-astonished eyes, America's infinite possibilities are envisioned anew in this warm and honest book, destined to become a classic of self-invention and self-discovery.
My Beloved Worl...