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,…

Author Q&A: Leonard Mlodinow on working with Stephen Hawking

Author and physicist Leonard Mlodinow tells us about working with Stephen Hawking on their book, The Grand Design. Get more Author Q&As!

Powell’s Events Preview 8.15 – Ivan Doig, The Americans, and more


While we're cruising through August, take a minute between pool-side reads and check out some of the exciting things Powell's has in store for the coming dog days of summer. August 10: Chitra Viraraghavan will be at Powell's on Hawthorne at 7:30pm to talk…

Author Q&A: Jackaby by William Ritter

William Ritter tells us about his book Jackaby, in which a young woman becomes the assistant to an eccentric paranormal investigator.

Epilogue Episode 2 – 7.31.15

Host Dana Bredeweg talks about Netflix's "unfortunate" new series, killer coloring books and Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari.  Find the article Dana mentions on Amazon's new payment policies here.

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:…

BookSmarts: What does a non-reader read?

University of Oregon student Tom Hernandez reveals his tumultuous past with assigned reading and the novel that has stuck with him.   

Judge A Book By Its Cover Ep. 1

Is this steamy romance novel more than meets the eye? If the plots our guests come up with aren’t enough for you, The Darkest Kiss is available at Powell’s Books.  

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