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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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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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Craig Allen Lawver: Transformation and Mutation

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Saturday, Aug 23, 2014
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Craig Allen Lawver: Transformation and Mutation

Using a pointillist technique heavy on small dots and dashes of paint, Craig Allen Lawver creates close-up studies of beetles, butterflies and other insects, as well as enlarged views of deadly viruse ...
Sunday, Aug 24, 2014
Powell's City of Books 1005 W Burnside St. Portland Web | Map

Craig Allen Lawver: Transformation and Mutation

Using a pointillist technique heavy on small dots and dashes of paint, Craig Allen Lawver creates close-up studies of beetles, butterflies and other insects, as well as enlarged views of deadly viruse ...
Monday, Aug 25, 2014
Powell's City of Books 1005 W Burnside St. Portland Web | Map

Craig Allen Lawver: Transformation and Mutation

Using a pointillist technique heavy on small dots and dashes of paint, Craig Allen Lawver creates close-up studies of beetles, butterflies and other insects, as well as enlarged views of deadly viruse ...
Powell's City of Books 1005 W Burnside St. Portland Web | Map

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Relationship rule books have long been a staple of the bookshelf, often spouting contradictory or straight-up ludicrous advice. But is any of it relevant in a society with constantly shifting dy ...
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