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Powell's City of Books

1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
(800) 878-7323 | Website
Neighborhood: Downtown

 Perhaps you’ve heard of the fabled City of Books, with its entire room of pulp novels and another filled exclusively by rare and first editions. It is no mere legend: Knowledge really was its treasure!

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Charles D’Ambrosio, Loitering

Apocalypse redux.


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Orphans was orphaned from the start—a prescient name, perhaps. The 2005 essay collection from renowned Portland fiction writer Charles D'Ambrosio was known to few and found by far fewer, a limited    More
 
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Charles R. Cross, Here We Are Now

Drawn into your magnet tar-pit trap.


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In the 20 years since Kurt Cobain took his own life…an unbearable number of people (about 2 million, according to Google) have headed think pieces about the addled rock star’s legacy with some   More
 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 PETE COTTELL

Hannah Kent, Burial Rites

A sentence of sorts in Kornsá.


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Burial Rites (Back Bay Books, 311 pages, $15) is a fictional reimagining of the life of Agnes Magnúsdóttir, a farmhand who awaits execution for murdering her employer in 19th-century Iceland   More
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 LAURA HANSON

Brian Doyle, The Plover

At sea.


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Mink River, the 2010 novel by University of Portland professor Brian Doyle, ends with protagonist Declan O’Donnell sailing away into vast sea. Four years later, O’Donnell is back in Doyle’   More
 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 KATHRYN PEIFER

Elizabeth Kolbert, The Sixth Extinction

A hairy biped takes on survival of the fittest.


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“One weedy species” will destroy earth as we know it, writes Elizabeth Kolbert in The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History (Henry Holt and Co., 336 pages, $28). As you might guess, we are that   More
 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 KATHRYN PEIFER
 
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Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015
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Marie Mutsuki Mockett

Seeking solace after the unexpected death of her father, Marie Mutsuki Mockett traveled to her mother's homeland in Japan and to the Buddhist temple owned by her family. The temple, however, sat 25 mi ...
7:30 pm | Free | Age Classification: All ages
Thursday, Jan 29, 2015
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Patton Oswalt

Unlike the standard celebrity addictions, comedian and writer Patton Oswalt found himself addicted to classic films, nearly living at the New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles between '95 and '99. The mov ...
6 pm | Free | Age Classification: All ages
Friday, Jan 30, 2015
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Brian Doyle

Portland author and essayist Brian Doyle (Mink River, The Plover) delves into his Catholic upbringing for his newest work A Book of Uncommon Prayer. Uncommon indeed, for Doyle's c ...
7:30 pm | Free | Age Classification: All ages
Monday, Feb 02, 2015
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John Vaillant

Nonfiction author and journalist John Vaillant (The Golden Spruce, The Tiger) forays into fiction with his debut novel The Jaguar's Children. Exploring the relationship between cu ...
7:30 pm | Free | Age Classification: All ages
Tuesday, Feb 03, 2015
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Alexandra Fuller

Alexandra Fuller's debut book and memoir Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight was highly acclaimed for her candid tale of moving from England to Africa with her troubled parents and being caught ...
7:30 pm | Free | Age Classification: All ages
 
 
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