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Feel the Force — for Free!

For a limited time, download a FREE ebook of Betrayal, the first volume in the New York Times bestselling series Star Wars: Legacy of the Force!

Have you ever wondered what happened to Han, Luke and Leia after the events of Return of the Jedi?

Now, in Betrayal, the legacy that began with Anakin Skywalker has finally come full circle. Join Han, Luke, Leia, and the other heroes of the New Jedi Order in their epic struggle to maintain peace in the galaxy, as a new threat rises from the most unexpected of places.

Hurry! This offer lasts until May 13th — or Darth Vader mind-strangles us, whichever comes first.

And thinking about Return of the Jedi makes me wistful for those fuzzy little Ewoks. Just like this guy:


National Adoption Month

Through the month of November in our Basil Hallward Gallery, Powell's will celebrate National Adoption Month by featuring a display of compelling portraits of adoptable Oregon children from the Heart Gallery of Oregon. Dozens of professional photographers have donated their time and talent to capture the spirit and personality of foster children who are waiting to find a "forever" home. Come to Powell's City of Books during the month of November to save 10% off any title from their section of books on adoption.


Win a Free Signed Copy of Musicophilia!

Want to win a free signed copy of Oliver Sacks's newest book, Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain? Just sign up for our Technica newsletter (only one edition necessary — if you don't like it, just unsubscribe) and eight winners will be randomly chosen.

HURRY! Deadline for entries is Wednesday, November 14, at 5 p.m. PST.

Winners will be notified by email on November 16, 2007.


Hey, Kids — Get a Free Journal and Signed Garden of Eve!

Shout out to YA Readers:

Jerry Spinelli has thrilled us to the bone by writing the sequel to his beloved book Stargirl. In Love, Stargirl, we hear the story through Stargirl's perspective. To celebrate our jiggly-ness, we give you this special offer!

Buy Love, Stargirl at 30% off the cover price and with your purchase, you'll receive a free bookplate signed by Spinelli!

Or buy a boxed set of both books, also at 30% off, and receive a signed bookplate and free Stargirl journal! While promotion and supplies last.

We also had a fun Q&A session with Spinelli which you can read if you click here.

But wait! There's more!

If you are a fan of K. L. Going, you are fully aware that she rocks! To celebrate the publication of her new book, The Garden of Eve, I am giving away signed copies to the first three folks who post a comment on this blog, citing the correct name of the main character.

Come on! How easy can you get? I will contact the winners by email.

Contest ends Oct 22, at 5:00 ...


Win a Copy of Joe Hill’s 20th Century Ghosts

Last winter I was very eager to read Joe Hill's debut novel, Heart-Shaped Box, even before the author was a guest blogger for Powells.com — and yes, even before I learned he is Stephen King's son. The premise was just so deliciously perfect: an "aging death-metal rock god" buys a ghost on eBay. Mayhem ensues.

It sounded like a fun thrill-ride, the sort of novel that really could be, to quote the publisher's copy, "a masterwork brimming with relentless thrills and acid terror."

I started my advanced copy the instant it arrived, and stopped about halfway through. I confess, I was neither scared nor thrilled by the book. I've read accolades from the likes of Scott Smith and Neil Gaiman, not to mention fawning reviews from the press, and yet... it just didn't work for me. Hey, it happens. I'll spare you the spoiler warning and just note that by the time the plot hit the road, my suspension of disbelief was fully revoked.

Now, however, I find myself reconsidering that earlier position and thinking about rereading Heart-Shaped Box.

No, I'm not giving in to peer pressure or ...


Ballad of the Whiskey Robber CD

For a limited time, buy a new paperback copy of Julian Rubinstein's Ballad of the Whiskey Robber and receive a free audio CD, featuring performances by Eric Bogosian, Tommy Ramone, Samantha Power, Gary Shteyngart, One Ring Zero, Demetri Martin of The Daily Show, Jonathan Ames, and more!


The Author Trading Card to End All Author Trading Cards

Here it is, folks — the last card in our first series of Powell's Author Trading Cards!

James Tate looks at us beside a copy of his latest poetry collection, Return to the City of White Donkeys, and if I'm not mistaken, he looks a tad wistful.

Perhaps he wishes there were more Author Trading Cards.

And perhaps there will be.

For the time being, let's take a moment to reflect on the first series. Hard to believe we've reached the end already. I'll always cherish these moments of revelation... the anticipation... the discovery that J. R. Moehringer was misprinted as J. M. Moehringer... the desire to find something different to say about each and every author... and, of course, above all else, the love. So much love!

And now it's over. But we'll always have the memories. And, of course, the collectible Author Trading Cards.

For a limited time, receive a full set — sixteen cards in all — of Powell's Author Trading Cards with the purchase of any featured title! The debut series includes rookies and veterans alike, packed with stats, bios, and career highlights. Order Continue »


The Penultimate Author Trading Card

Amy Tan is deep in thought.

Look at that picture. She's thinking thoughts that you and I can't even fathom. She will write those thoughts down and we will be astonished.

Amy Tan probably understands what the title of her novel, Saving Fish from Drowning, means. All I can think is, "Fish can actually drown? But, but... how?!"

Amy Tan undoubtedly has a deeper meaning in mind, and I have been staring at her Author Trading Card for two hours, 17 minutes, and 53 seconds... no, 54... wait, 55... anyway, long enough to realize I won't discern the truth of her meaning from this card alone.

But you might.

For a limited time, receive a full set — sixteen cards in all — of Powell's Author Trading Cards with the purchase of any featured title! The debut series includes rookies and veterans alike, packed with stats, bios, and career highlights. Order Saving Fish from Drowning and be the first on your block to own this collectible set!


A Persuasive Author Trading Card

For this Author Trading Card, we'll let George Saunders, author of In Persuasion Nation, speak for himself:

Favorite Food?
Pizza from Traverso's, Orland Park, Illinois.

Special Power?
Gradually wasting all my once special powers and gradually fading away to a shadow of my former self, then going to Traverso's.

Morning person or night person?
I'll take one of each. Feel free to make the night person slightly less attractive, since it will be dark.

For a limited time, receive a full set — sixteen cards in all — of Powell's Author Trading Cards with the purchase of any featured title! The debut series includes rookies and veterans alike, packed with stats, bios, and career highlights. Order In Persuasion Nation and be the first on your block to own this collectible set!


One Spooky Author Trading Card

Mary Roach doesn't look spooky at all. In fact, she looks like the life of the party.

BUT — looking closely at the photo on her Author Trading Card, I see what appears to be a bright, white light at the top of Roach's head.

Is it a lens flare? A lighting trick? An overexposure? The sun?

Or... is it proof of the presence of spirits infiltrating this photograph? Are the restless dead lurking about Mary Roach even when she's posing for an innocent publicity photo?

Purchase Spook and examine this Author Trading Card for yourself... if you dare!

For a limited time, receive a full set — sixteen cards in all — of Powell's Author Trading Cards with the purchase of any featured title! The debut series includes rookies and veterans alike, packed with stats, bios, and career highlights. Order Spook and be the first on your block to own this collectible set — and lie awake at nights wondering about the unsolved mysteries of the afterlife... (Insert X-Files theme here.)


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