Posts tagged with powell-s-books

Feb 10 2011


My beloved Powell's Books in Portland, Oregon laid off 31 employees (a full 7% of their unionized workforce) on Tuesday. Powell's management released a statement explaining that the layoffs were ...

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Nov 4 2010

Fellow Pacific Northwesteners take note:

Mockingjay author Suzanne Collins will be visiting Powell's Books in Portland, Oregon on Sunday, November 7th from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. Due to a hand injury, Ms. Collins will be stamping books rath...

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Jun 10 2010

Pride and Prejudice and footnotes

Okay, it's not the annotated Pride and Prejudice of my dreams, but DK Publishing's "Illustrated Classics" edition is still pretty great. Each book contains the original, unabridged text, and feat...

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Jun 2 2010

Odd pairing

I'm not sure why a Portland independent bookstore is celebrating Dairy Month, but celebrating it they are... so if you're in the market for a book about milk, cheese, cows, or goats be sure to che...

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Apr 21 2010

Class act

Aw... in a particularly cool move, Powell's Books is celebrating Earth Day by giving away a free reusable Powell's tote bag with the purchase of any three used books.This offer is good through Apr...

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Jan 14 2010

Awesomeness on sale

Powell's Books in Oregon is currently offering several of Penguin's Deluxe Classic Editions at 30% off. I'm not sure if it's just the crappy January weather making all of my old books look sad and...

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May 7 2009

Fellow pop science geeks take note!

Oooooh, paleontologist Peter Ward (author of the awesome non-fiction book Out of Thin Air) is going to be appearing at the Burnside Powell's in Portland, Oregon next Monday. He's talking about hi...

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Jan 15 2009

But will there be snacks?

Award-winning cookbook writer Mark Bittman, author of the bestselling books How to Cook Everything and How to Cook Everything Vegetarian, is going to be visiting Powell's Books in Portland tonight...

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Nov 7 2008

Chris Onstad blogs for Powell's

The recently-featured-on-Wordcandy comic strip author Chris Onstad (or, uh, Ray Smuckles) has produced a blog post for Powell's Books... and, as always, it is totally awesome.Note: Today's Achewoo...

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Oct 22 2008

Powell's Books, new and improved.

The Willamette Week's blog has posted some images of the proposed addition to Powell's Books' Burnside store in downtown Portland, OR. It's tough for me to visualize the finished project based on ...

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Oct 8 2008

Powell's Books - Indiespensable

Powell's Books, Portland, Oregon's independent bookstore to the stars, has started a new subscription book club:For $39.95 per delivery, Indiespensable subscribers will enjoy a delivery of:"[The] ...

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Jul 2 2008

Bella's Ball: Friday, August 1st

Powell's Books in Portland, Oregon has decided to give Breaking Dawn, the conclusion to Stephenie Meyer's Twilight Saga, the full Harry Potter-midnight release party treatment:"On Friday, August 1...

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