“The ‘weirdness’ of Portland is that it is a city of strange dichotomy,” says Anis Mojgani. “It’s very inclusive, and at the same time, extremely exclusive.”
Award-winning writer and Portland native Mitchell S. Jackson reflects on the sneaky power of protest.
Mitchell S. Jackson
Amid coronavirus, 'How to Heal' helps us understand and release our trauma.
Drop Everything And Read
Tops on Portlander's list of required pandemic reading? Cozy old favorites, how-to and self-help tomes, and wise words from Michelle Obama.
We can't go there now/Instead, write of waterfalls/From a safe distance
Cook the Book
Bonus: they’re all available in digital form.
Eat Beat Team
Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope, and how public policy has failed us
Corona for kids
A kids book about COVID-19 is available for download from the website—and it’s free.
Audiobooks, archives, music, and a mind-blowing film selection are yours, courtesy of an internet connection and library card number.
Chances are, you're about to be home for a while. Here are some Portland-centric picks to add to your queue.
Fiona McCann and Conner Reed
Q & A
The duos new book Mending Life walks newbie sewers through the process of mending their clothing in visible, stylish ways.
Before his February 27 appearance at Powell’s, the writer talks about Dickens, Dickinson, and his favorite Scottish thrillers.
'Murder in Oregon' asks who really killed the state’s former corrections department chief.
Un-Trumping America: A Plan to Make America a Democracy Again sets out a clear blueprint for ridding the country of its current administration.
Q + A
'Tightrope' traces the ripple effects of generational poverty in Yamhill, Oregon, and what can be done to break the cycle.
“The founding fathers were not thinking about me. Not as a woman or as a person of color. But think how much I’ve enriched this country.”
Owner David Abel is still looking for the stolen books, including rare works by Andy Warhol and Samuel Beckett.
Fine Line's second single might be an ode to a Tacoma-born, tall-hat-wearing, Eugene-living beat poet.
One Long River of Song, Doyle’s posthumous essay collection, comes out December 3.
Jessica Murphy Moo
Read-alouds on racism, feminism, money and more that you can't buy on Amazon.