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Powell's City of Books

1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR, 97209
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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Traveling the Oregon Trail By Mule in 2011


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Rinker Buck is no stranger to flying by the seat of his pants—literally. In the summer of 1966, at age 15, Buck and his older brother Kern, 17, flew their father’s restored Piper Cub from New Jers   More
 
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 MATT BUCKINGHAM

Lidia Yuknavitch, The Small Backs of Children: Book Review

L’art pour l’art.


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The plot of The Small Backs of Children (Harper, 240 pages, $24.99), by Portland indie darling Lidia Yuknavitch, is almost irrelevant. But here it is anyway: A writer gives up on life because of grief   More
 
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 LIZZY ACKER

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
 
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Monday, Aug 03, 2015
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Gwendolyn Knapp

Some people grow up with family dinners and summers at the cape, while others grow up in hoarder houses with bipolar men dating their mother. According to author Gwendolyn Knapp, it just takes some ge ...
7:30 pm | Free | Age Classification: All ages
Wednesday, Aug 05, 2015
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Kevin Palau with Sam Adams

You might still turn off the lights and hide whenever Jehovah's Witnesses come to the door, but Portland's religious organizations have taken some of the most progressive, community-oriented strides i ...
7:30 pm | Free | Age Classification: All ages
Monday, Aug 10, 2015
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Val Brelinski

When young and strongly religious Grace returns pregnant from a missionary trip to Mexico, she believes she is carrying the child of God, with the revelation upending her family's life in 1970's Idaho ...
7:30 pm | Free | Age Classification: All ages
Tuesday, Aug 11, 2015
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Katy Simpson Smith

Following three generations of family through the waning years of the American Revolution, Katy Simpson Smith's sprawling debut novel, The Story of Land and Sea, ties together characters l ...
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