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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 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

Langdon Cook, The Mushroom Hunters

You can’t spell fungus without fun.


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There’s a bit of a vogue in mushroom pickers. From Burkhard Bilger’s picaresque 2007 piece in The New Yorker to a photo essay published this year on Slate.com that might as well have been fund   More
 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE
 
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Monday, Oct 27, 2014
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Cory Doctorow

In his new book Information Doesn't Want to Be Free, author and Boing Boing editor Cory Doctorow examines the state of copyright and creative success as it evolves in the digital age. WI ...
7:30 pm | Free | Age Classification: All ages
Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014
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William Gibson

Essentially spawning the cyberpunk literary genre, William Gibson (Neuromancer, Zero History) returns with another grim vision of the near future filled with brain implants, mega-corpora ...
7:30 pm | Free | Age Classification: All ages
Sunday, Nov 02, 2014
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Dan Pashman

Podcast and web series host Dan Pashman's book, Eat More Better: How to Make Every Bite More Delicious, endeavors to answer the wonky, slightly goofball questions about food that someho ...

7:30 pm
Monday, Nov 03, 2014
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Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz

A man once described as the "P.T. Barnum of the surgery room" might not be the person you want taking out your appendix. Regardless, Thomas Dent Mütter revolutionized surgery in the 19th century, pio ...
7:30 pm | Free | Age Classification: All ages
 
 
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