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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
 
Also At Powell's City of Books
Tuesday, Mar 10, 2015
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Megan Kruse

Megan Kruse weaves together a three-pronged narrative between Amy, a woman who leaves her Texas home at 19 with a man she barely knows, and her two children, who are caught in the abusive relationship ...
7:30 pm | Free | Age Classification: All ages
Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015
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Jeff Chang

Examining comic strips and contemporary art alongside academic essays, historic speeches, campus protests and even corporate marketing campaigns, Jeff Chang assembles a picture of race relations and r ...
7:30 pm | Free | Age Classification: All ages
Thursday, Mar 12, 2015
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Mark Adams

To most people the lost civilization of Atlantis is just a myth or a second-rate TV show, but Mark Adams (Turn Right at Machu Picchu) discovered a whole community of amateur explorers still act ...
7:30 pm | Free | Age Classification: All ages
Sunday, Mar 15, 2015
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Robert Scheer

If you've ever shopped for a product online then had that same product follow you to every subsequent website, it's hard not to get the feeling that you're being watched. And of course we are, as Robe ...
7:30 pm | Free | Age Classification: All ages
Monday, Mar 16, 2015
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Smallpressapalooza

While they don't have the budget of big publishing houses for fancy graphic design or to send three review copies all to the same office (seriously guys, why would we need three?), small presses can i ...
6 pm | Free | Age Classification: All ages
 
 
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