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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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Tuesday, Sep 02, 2014
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Kerry Eggers

Political and religious differences aside, few things will make people thirst for blood quite like a college football rivalry. Veteran sports journalist Kerry Eggers explores Oregon's own rivalr ...
7:30 pm | Free
Friday, Sep 05, 2014
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Kate Gray

Inspired by her own years teaching and coaching at an East Coast boarding school, Portland poet Kate Gray's debut novel Carry the Sky examines bullying from the perspective of two lonely teache ...
7:30 pm | Free
Monday, Sep 08, 2014
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John Moe

Writer and radio host John Moe likes to think about silly things, like what Yelp reviews of the Bates Motel might say or what all of Jay-Z's 99 problems really are. Accumulated in his brain since chil ...
7:30 pm | Free
 
 
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