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BOOKS AND TALKS

Writer John Irving on Religion, Reading, and Returning to Portland

He appeared at the first Wordstock, and ten years later he’s back for its relaunch. We spoke to the World According to Garp author about his new book, Portland, and what he’d like to say to Shakespeare.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 10/29/2015

THE ESSENTIALS

October's Pop Culture Hot List

A book about swimming and coming of age in Portland, some big-riffed rock songs, and several stately beasts: We've got the books and albums you can’t miss this month.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 10/22/2015

BOOKS AND TALKS

5 Reasons We're Stoked to See Sarah Vowell at Powell's

Author, essayist, This American Life contributor, and all-round funny gal Sarah Vowell hits PDX to discuss her new book. Here are some reminders of why you need to be there.

  • By Emma Mannheimer
  • Published 10/20/2015

THE ESSENTIALS

November's Pop Culture Hot List

The show, the book, the band, and the comic book that you can’t miss this month.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 10/19/2015

PREVIEW

Will the New Wordstock Literary Festival Charm Portland Readers?

Everyone agreed the lit fest desperately needed a rewrite. Is this the sequel we've been waiting for?

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 10/19/2015

BOOKS

KINK FM's Big Voice Sheila Hamilton Opens Up About Suicide and Mental Illness

Portland radio host Sheila Hamilton talks about her husband’s suicide, the problems with how we treat mental illness, and how she wrote her new book, All the Things We Never Knew, both as personal therapy, and as a resource for others.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 10/15/2015

BOOKS

Elizabeth Gilbert is Way More than 'Eat, Pray, Love'

Her self-helpy travelogue dominated bestseller lists and garnered her fans across the globe. But there’s more to Elizabeth Gilbert than pasta in Italy.

  • By Brandon Staley
  • Published 09/29/2015

SHOP LOCAL

Portland's Best Bookstores that Aren't Powell's

Find your personal page paradise with our guide to the city's under-the-radar literary hideaways—plus a few record shops to further your analog bliss.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 09/21/2015

BOOKS

Patrick deWitt vs. Europe: Even Stevens

The author of The Sisters Brothers talks Paris, Portland's politeness, and the joy of terrible clichés. He reads at Broadway Books on Tuesday, July 12.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 09/15/2015

DESIGN

Can “Makers” Really Remake the American Economy?

A new book by the founder of ADX argues that a small-scale manufacturing revolution could change everything.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 09/11/2015

HEALTH INSPIRATION

The Balanced Library: 18 Wellness Books that Could Change Your Life

From throwback classics to new favorites, Portland health and wellness pros share the books that inspired their food and fitness transformations.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 09/08/2015

BOOKS

Franzen and Rushdie and Jong, Oh My! See them in PDX this Month

There's a slew of high profile, heavy hitting writers in town this month for readings. Wondering which to attend, and whether you're a natural fit for team Joy or team Jonathan? We can help.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 09/08/2015

BOOKS & TALKS

The Dream of the 90s? A New Novel Set in Portland in 1992

We spoke to local writer Sara Jaffe about the real and imagined city that forms a backdrop to Dryland.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 08/26/2015

BOOKS AND TALKS

From Buffy to Bookstores: Geek Queen Felicia Day's Fantastical Life

You may know her from her appearances on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but Felicia Day is also the woman behind Geek and Sundry and a reformed gaming addict. We talked to her about writing, web series and World of Warcraft.

  • By Megan Haverman
  • Published 08/20/2015

CHILDREN'S BOOKS

Five Local Kids Books Writers Lighting Up the Literary World

With new titles out quicker than you can say Jackaby, Oregon has become a nest of children's writers catering to all ages. We've picked out five with books out this year for your bedtime story fodder.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 08/14/2015

GEAR UP

How to Survive the End of the World (or The Big One)

A new survival guide teaches you how to live through, say, the Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 08/03/2015

BOOKS

What's it Like to Travel the Oregon Trail in a Covered Wagon in the 21st Century?

When Rinker Buck decided to hit the Oregon Trail in a covered wagon, he didn't realize what he'd signed up for. The author of The Oregon Trail holds forth on near death experiences, pioneer tales, and the truth about America's westward trail.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 07/29/2015

BOOKS & TALKS

After Forty Days: Jessica Walsh on Love, Work, and Life as a Viral Phenomenon

Her relationship experiment—'40 Days of Dating'—was viewed by millions. Two years and one happy ending later, New York designer and internet star Jessica Walsh is en route to Portland.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 07/28/2015

READ 'EM AND EAT

Local Beer Books are Invading Powell's in August

Get the scoop on which sudsy stars will be visiting Powell’s for book readings and tell-all Q&A sessions.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 07/23/2015

BOOKS

Check Out this Awesome Map of American Literary Road Trips, Including 'Wild'

Planning a road trip this summer? You could follow in the footsteps of any number of literary luminaries—including our own Cheryl Strayed—with the help of this marvelous new map from Atlas Obscura.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 07/22/2015
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