BOOKS

Passages Bookshop Opens Its Doors . . . Again!

After basement beginnings and a recent eviction, Portland's beloved purveyor of rare books is back.

01/28/2016 By Fiona McCann

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.

09/21/2015 By Fiona McCann

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.

09/08/2015 By Fiona McCann

PORTLAND ARTS 101

A Beginner's Guide to the Portland Literary World's Major Landmarks

Mapping the gateways to the city's writing and reading scene—from the coffee shop most frequented by writers and poets to the Portland Poetry Slam

03/02/2015 By Kevin Sampsell

BOOKS

Two Portland Bookstores, One Room

Passages Bookshop and Division Leap join forces to create Portland's "highest"—and rarest—of literary havens.

01/23/2015 By Mary Stutzman

SHOPPING LIST

Gift Guide: 5 Intellectual Books for Your Bibliophile Bestie

Mother Foucault’s Bookshop on SE Morrison Street is a heady hub for global literature and philosophy.

12/01/2014 By Kate Goodling

BOOKS & TALKS

June's Killer Literary Events

LitHop and Poetry Press Week, PDX's best new lit happenings, kick off a crazy month that also includes Tom Robbins, Blumesday, and some local debuts.

06/04/2014 By Danielle Klenak

REPORT

The Scoop on Powell's Books' Downtown Remodel

Portland's beloved bookstore overhauls its Burnside flagship with the future in mind.

01/21/2014 By Zach Dundas

CULTURE

How to Save the Bookstore

Author Ann Patchett returned independent bookselling to Nashville—and has some tips for the rest of America's bibliophiles

11/01/2013 By Emily Gravlin

READ EM AND EAT

Foodie Book Events in May

The City of Books is at it again, bringing headlining culinary stars to PDX for another month of book readings and tell-all Q&A sessions.

04/25/2013 By Allison Jones

THE GIFT OF ART

Top Picks for Arty Holiday Shopping

There's no more memorable a gift than a piece of art or handmade craft. We round up the top places to find them this season.

12/04/2012 By Aaron Scott

Slideshow

Slide Show: Treasures from Portland's Boutique Bookstores

The owners of Portland's finest small bookstores share a few of their favorite items for your holiday hunting.

11/16/2012

CULTUREPHILE

Portland's New Boutique Bookstores

With the future of the printed page still to be written, some booksellers think big by going small.

11/16/2012 By Aaron Scott

Corner Shop

Local Chapter

In May, John Brodie and Blair Saxon-Hill opened Monograph Bookwerks, a cozy shop in the Alberta Arts district , stocking an array of books on modern and contemporary art and architecture, out-of-print titles from around the world, and small runs from loca

09/13/2010 By Martha Calhoon