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Powell's City of Books

1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
228-4651 | 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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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

The Best of McSweeney’s

Eggers’ omelette.


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My first encounter with McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern was at Reading Frenzy bookstore in the summer of 1999. The literary journal looked like nothing else. The cover of Issue 3 was filigreed w   More
 
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE
 
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Thursday, Apr 17, 2014
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Krista Bremer

After marrying a Libyan-born Muslim and raising two children with Arabic names in the American South, Krista Bremer witnessed firsthand the incredible prejudice that exists in our country, as we ...
7:30 pm. | Free.
Saturday, Apr 19, 2014
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Chelsea Handler Book Signing

Whether hosting a successful late-night talk show or penning multiple New York Times bestsellers about her drinking and sexual escapades, comedian Chelsea Handler has proved that she’s ...
Noon. | Free.
Monday, Apr 21, 2014
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World Book Night

Spreading the love of reading in 20 cities across the country, Powell’s will serve as one of the distribution points for World Book Night, which hands out specially chosen titles each year. Sh ...
7:30 pm. | Free.
 
 
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