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hi [Oct. 17th, 2007|12:11 pm]
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I was wondering if any of you are attending or would want to go see Barbara Ehrenreich speak at Willamette University in Salem on Thursday Oct. 18th at 8pm??

My husband and I would like to go but our car just broke so we don't have a way to get down there and I have to be at work the next day.

If anyone is going and would like to get paid for having company, please let me know!! (I'll pay for some gas and your ticket)

If you are interested in what I am talking about, here is a recent interview discussing her new book on collective joy. and an older interview from '97 about the origins of the passion for war. She is also known for her work on poor and middle class work as well as white color corporate workers. She's also a radical feminist and an all around great thinker. She's basically my hero.

Barbara Ehrenreich, author most recently of Dancing in the Streets: A History of Collective Joy on MEDIA MATTERS WITH BOB MCCHESNEY.

DR. BARBARA EHRENREICH Political Essayist, Social Critic, Activist and Novelist. Author: "Blood Rites - Origins and History of the Passions of War" Originally aired" 11-10-97 on CONVERSATIONS WITH HAROLD HUDSON CHANNER

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Thought I would share this picture taken that included Powell's bookstore [Aug. 16th, 2007|03:41 pm]
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[mood |dorky]

This picture kind of shows how big the building is. Putting it behind a cut so not mess up your friends pages. Give it a second to come up, using the resizing feature of scrapbook can sometimes take a little while (the original is very large).

Hope you like it.

picture including powell's bookstoreCollapse )
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Free Comic Book Day is May 5 (xposted a lot) [May. 3rd, 2007|10:20 pm]
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Saturday is free comic book day, essentially a free sample day invented by the comic book industry to try and get a few people to actually *enter* a comic book shop for a change.

Concurrent to this, my first true Copybook is gonna hit the streets. A free comic book for free comic book day, ABOUT free comic book day. Self reference much? Hee.

I've taken the liberty of unfolding it and shrinking it to screen resolution for you, as well.

Anyone else doing anything?
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Nick Bantock is doing a reading Jan. 9 [Jan. 2nd, 2007|10:53 pm]
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[Current Location |Portland, OR]
[music |Badly Drawn Boy]

I love this man's books and he will be visiting my store on January 9th to do a reading from his new book, Windflower. I have no idea how many people on here like his books, but if you do, you should come to this:

Nick Bantock
January 9
Powell's Books
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd.
Beaverton, OR
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Free Rein at Powell's = Best Present Ever [Dec. 3rd, 2006|04:45 pm]
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[Current Location |Boyfriend's house]
[mood |sleepysleepy]
[music |music from Nintendo Wii]

lovemotionstory's call to action reminded me of this; it isn't my favorite Powell's purchase, per se (that would take a lot more thought), but it's one of my favorite memories, and I think about it every time I'm at Powells's.

For my twenty-first birthday, my boyfriend (at this point we'd been officially dating for maybe a month and a half) gave me the best birthday present I've ever gotten to this day. He took me to Powell's and said "Get whatever you want." He even held the basket and I walked back and forth (mostly the Blue Room, with a little Gold Room action thrown in) and chose my books. Every two or three books, I would turn to him and say, "Should I stop now?" and he would shake his head and we would keep going.

I ended up taking home probably 12 books, and the secure knowledge that I had found "the one". :-)
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(no subject) [Dec. 2nd, 2006|08:39 pm]
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[Current Location |bed]
[mood |amusedbemused]
[music |Se Me Hizo Facil - Chavela Vargas]

since this list seems to have come alive as of late, i've wanted to ask for sometime: which do you prefer? the downtown powell's? or hawthorne? i find hawthorne exceptionally adequate for a neighborhood bookstore, but sometimes i wonder 'why in god's sweet name is this store NOT big enough to take up the entire block?' i don't think the hawthorne regulars would mind, and all of us who hate crossing that river and trying to find parking would probably sell our souls for something like that. but at the same time, there is a kind of magic that happens when you take that special trip downtown (it's special for me anyway, being a SE Snob) to spend a few hours amongst all that.
when i decide to 'Go To Powell's' this sort of decision is critical.
what are your thoughts?
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woohoo! [Dec. 1st, 2006|11:05 pm]
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[Current Location |portland, oregon]

hey, look! did you notice that powellsbooks has almost one hundred members? despite this, there's not a lost of posting going on, is there? don't get me wrong, i take part of the responsibility there, but it's time for a change. as your mod, i promise to post at least once a week. you, as a member, should post more too.

to help you out, let me throw out a topic. take a few minutes to share your favorite powell's purchase (or maybe just one you recently liked) and post as a separate entry than this one (i might just delete it if you simply comment on this entry rather than making your own).

really tell us about you favorite powell's purchase: who was it written by? what's it about? how much did you pay for it? how long was it? did someone else recommend it to you? was the powell's worker who rang you up for that purchase super cute? remember, the nearly 100 powellsbooks members might read your post!
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go buy these! [Jan. 25th, 2006|07:19 pm]
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the last few things i've read the past couple of weeks...

-count zero by william gibson

-breakfast afternoon by andi watson

-5 is the perfect number by igort

-death in venice by thomas mann

can i say that most the stories in the collection death in venice are kind of same-y? that's how i felt...
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A Night Of Random Literature [Jan. 15th, 2006|02:19 pm]
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Kevin Sampsell of Powell's Books presents
featuring Rob Christopher,
author of 100 Spinning Plates
Also reading: Frayn Masters and Mike Daily
Friday, January 20th 2005, 7:30 PM
@ Urban Grind Coffee
NE 22nd & Oregon Street

ABOUT 100 Spinning Plates:
"Rob Christopher's 100 SPINNING PLATES is a fascinating exercise in specificity and the economy of language - no word unnecessary, no explanation given where none needed. We experience the author's life through random ordered little snapshots, slices of life which stand individually but add up to much more than their sum. A book of memories, chance observations, sexual encounters, and odd little ironic events, all told with amazing objectivity which allows us to enter into the text like a piece of autobiographical detective fiction, putting together a very private life."
- Greg Allen, Artistic Director, The Neo-Futurists and creator of "Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind"

ABOUT Rob Christopher:
Rob Christopher has lived in Chicago since 1993. His selfpublished "exploded novel" of Random Literature, 100 Spinning Plates, is available online at http://www.randomcha.net as well at fine bookstores like Powell's in Portland and Quimby's. In his spare time he watches far too many movies, mixes up retro cocktails (the Mai Tai being his specialty), and writes more stuff.
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Oh I'm happy [Nov. 22nd, 2005|12:27 pm]
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[mood |calmcalm]
[music |Nada Surf]

It's been a year and some since I've played Go last. Go is a Japanese or is it Chinese? board game. Totally fun and a lot more complicated than chess. Anyways there's this club at Powells I found about through the Go Club alson on LJ. Awsomeness, though I think Powells should have done a better job of promoting the Go club that meets there ever tuesday from 5pm till closing. Anyways... so I get to go and look at books and play go and drink coffe and be a total nerd, maybe later I'll hit the Backspace! ^_^ !!
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