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Powell's Bookstore

previous events

  • Let's Talk Books: Our Favorites of the Season

    Every year we handpick our favorite books for inclusion in our Holiday Gift Guide. Join us for a special presentation by our new book buying team where they will discuss some of the hottest and most compelling books of the season.

  • Robbie Rogers

    In Coming Out to Play (Penguin), Robbie Rogers takes readers on his incredible journey from terrified teenager to trailblazing out-and-proud professional soccer player for the L.A. Galaxy.

  • Garth Stein

    Garth Stein, author of The Art of Racing in the Rain, presents A Sudden Light (Simon & Schuster), his spellbinding and atmospheric new novel in which a boy trying to save his parents' marriage uncovers a vast legacy of family secrets.

  • Shelly Oria in Conversation with Pauls Toutonghi

    The sharply observed, beautifully rendered stories in Shelly Oria's New York 1, Tel Aviv 0 (Farrar Straus Giroux) explore the tension between an anonymous, globalized world and an irrepressible lust for connection. Oria will be joined in conversation by Pauls Toutonghi, author of Evel Knievel Days.…

  • Texts from Jane Eyre

    Mallory Ortberg, co-creator of the cult-favorite website The Toast, presents Texts from Jane Eyre (Henry Holt), a whimsical collection of hysterical text conversations from your favorite literary characters — a witty, irreverent mashup based on the popular Web feature.

  • Brian Yaeger & Jon Abernathy

    Brian Yaeger's Oregon Breweries (Stackpole) is a comprehensive guide covering all aspects of beer and brewing in Oregon. Jon Abernathy's Bend Beer (History Press) traces Bend and Central Oregon's hoppy history from early settlement to the present day.

  • Decomposition: A Music Manifesto

    Decomposition (Pantheon) is a bracing, revisionary, and provocative inquiry into music as a personal and cultural experience. Andrew Durkin is singular for his insistence on asking tough questions regarding the complexity of our presumptions about music and listening, especially in the digital age.…