Date Night For A Bibliophile: A Post-Valentine’s Essay


Several months ago, right around Valentine’s Day, I was strolling down Mississippi Avenue in Portland when I came across a used bookstore called Another Read Through. Already excited by the expected scent of yellowing pages and the adorable name, I walked through the…

Powell’s Books: The Happiest Place On Earth?


I don’t remember the first time I walked into Powell’s in downtown Portland, but every time I walk through those doors, I am convinced it is one of the truly magical things we have at our disposal on this planet. From the outside,…

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