Powell’s Events Preview 7.15 – Jimmy Carter, Rebecca Makkai, and more

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With summer well under way, there's no better time to pour yourself a glass of something cold and relax in the warm weather. Get down with your bookworm self by checking out some of these events at Powell's City of Books! July 9:…

Writers on Writers: Mary Pilon on narrative journalism

While writing The Monopolists, the secret history of the beloved board game, Mary Pilon was influenced by a number of non-fiction narrative journalists like Gay Talese and Erik Larson. Additionally, Pilon tells us a few of her favorite authors she reads in her down-time.

BookSmarts: Eunice Kjaer’s epic book log

Cascade Manor resident Eunice Kjaer has kept a log of every book she's ever finished--and she's read a lot of books.  "Books are friends," says Kjaer. "Endearingly."

Epilogue Episode 1 – 5.21.15

Join us for our first episode of Epilogue, a news-in-review show about books, produced by students at the University of Oregon. Host Dana Bredeweg brings us the latest in literary news, from Mark Twain's lost letters to the San Francisco Chronicle to adult…

Review: Yes Please

From the Back Cover:  In a perfect world . . . We'd get to hang out with Amy Poehler, watching dumb movies, listening to music, and swapping tales about our coworkers and difficult childhoods. Because in a perfect world, we'd all be friends…

Booklandia.tv launches new web channel for book lovers

Readers assemble! Created by a team of journalism students at the University of Oregon in partnership with Powell’s Books, the world’s largest independent bookstore, Booklandia.tv provides compelling content for anyone who has ever loved a good story. We celebrate books, authors, readers, and listeners too.…

BookSmarts: Chew on this

Who knew the digestive system could be so funny? Portland reader Laurie Epstein-Terris explains her recent Powell’s purchase: Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by best-selling non-fiction author Mary Roach.

Author Q&A: Susan Sokol Blosser on “orange books”

Susan Sokol Blosser, author of  Letting Go, recants her early love for history and mystery stories. From Nancy Drew to Sherlock Holmes, Blosser has a love for the genre in every capacity.  

BookSmarts: Coffee and colonial theory

University of Oregon student Lidiana Soto talks about her latest read. Wretched of the Earth explores theories regarding race, colonization, and history. Frantz Fanon’s psychological analysis may not be light reading, but you'll feel smarter for it.  

Author Q&A: Letting Go by Susan Sokol Blosser

Susan Sokol Blosser, author of Letting Go, likes to keep a well-stocked bookshelf. She tells us about two books currently in her rotation: The Force of Kindness by Sharon Salzburg and Rememberings by Pauline Wengeroff.  

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