Returning for its second season, “A Coastal Christmas,” the unique accordion-fold “paperback” that doubles as a decoration, is once again on shelves throughout the Columbia-Pacific region.

A charming retelling of “The Night Before Christmas,” replete with local flair, Long Beach Peninsula writer Lynette Rae McAdams and Astoria artist Sally Lackaff will read aloud at three upcoming events.

Join them at 5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Crab Pot Christmas Tree Lighting in Ilwaco, Wash., or at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum’s annual Tuba Christmas.

Then, from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, author and illustrator will sign copies at the artisan boutique, Forsythēa (1124 Commercial St.), during Astoria’s Second Saturday Art Walk.

Available only in the Columbia-Pacific region (and only during the holiday season), “A Coastal Christmas” can be found at the following retail establishments: Oysterville Sea Farms, Bay Avenue Gallery (Ocean Park), NIVA (Long Beach), Columbia-Pacific Heritage Museum (Ilwaco), Time Enough Books (Ilwaco), Astoria Co-op, Forsythea (Astoria), Columbia River Maritime Museum (Astoria), Beach Books (Seaside), Cannon Beach Book Company, and Cloud & Leaf (Manzanita).

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