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Original Essays | September 17, 2014

Merritt Tierce: IMG Has My Husband Read It?



My first novel, Love Me Back, was published on September 16. Writing the book took seven years, and along the way three chapters were published in... Continue »
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  2. Powell's Books at PDX
    7000 NE Airport Way, Suite 2250
    Portland, OR 97218 (map/directions) United States of America Work 503 228 4651 45.588996160486325, -122.59589910507202 Powell's currently has one location at the Portland International Airport, in the Oregon Market. Powell's Books at PDX offers an eclectic mix of the latest bestsellers, popular fiction and non-fiction, choice used books, games, toys and a wide range of gifts. Travelers usually don't expect to find a used bookstore in an airport, but book loving wanderers have made Powell's Books PDX a primary destination since 1988. We're not a magazine stand that carries a few books: we're a full-service bookstore offering all the amenities and services found at other Powell's locations. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff offers quick, on-the-mark recommendations for long flights, all-day business trips, vacation reading, journeys involving long hours with restless children, or any other combinations of factors involving your travel plans. Even Powell's airport locations buy used books. Sellers can drop off books to sell at any of the three airport locations. Here, these buying transactions require one or two days. After the books are assessed our buyer notifies the seller so that they can return to pick up either the books or their used book payout. PDX is voted the seventh best airport in the world for airport shopping! Read the story at the Huffington Post


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Powell's currently has one location at the Portland International Airport, in the Oregon Market. Powell's Books at PDX offers an eclectic mix of the latest bestsellers, popular fiction and non-fiction, choice used books, games, toys and a wide range of gifts.

Travelers usually don't expect to find a used bookstore in an airport, but book loving wanderers have made Powell's Books PDX a primary destination since 1988. We're not a magazine stand that carries a few books: we're a full-service bookstore offering all the amenities and services found at other Powell's locations.

Our friendly and knowledgeable staff offers quick, on-the-mark recommendations for long flights, all-day business trips, vacation reading, journeys involving long hours with restless children, or any other combinations of factors involving your travel plans.

Even Powell's airport locations buy used books. Sellers can drop off books to sell at any of the three airport locations. Here, these buying transactions require one or two days. After the books are assessed our buyer notifies the seller so that they can return to pick up either the books or their used book payout.

PDX is voted the seventh best airport in the world for airport shopping! Read the story at the Huffington Post

More about Powell's Books at PDX: Directions to Powell's Books at PDX


 

Here are just some of the books we're talking about at Powell's.

  1. "Shouldn't You Be in School?"

    Crime is afoot again in the town of Stain'd-by-the-Sea, and this time it's arson. Is the villain Hangfire? Where are all the schoolchildren? Will our young investigator ask the right questions in time? Find out in the third installment written in Snicket's signature voice with art by Seth.

    Recommended by Jen M. Yesterday, 11:11am


  2. Not That Kind of Girl

    Lena Dunham has no filter, and it's hard not to love her for it. Here we get an entire book of her charming blend of unabashed strangeness and bracing wit. Fans will find out just how much of her past work is autobiographical, and if you're not a fan, Dunham may just win you over with this book.

    Recommended by Renee P. Yesterday, 11:10am


  3. The Book with No Pictures

    A book without pictures? Boring! Except... "Here is how books work. Everything the words say, the person reading the book has to say." With kooky irreverence and crazy words, The Book with No Pictures surprises as it creates a zany — and downright delightful — shared experience.

    Recommended by Gigi Little Yesterday, 11:09am


  4. This Changes Everything

    A landmark achievement by Naomi Klein, This Changes Everything is essential reading on the ways climate change creates opportunities for us to reexamine our entire free market system — and will hopefully provoke us into lasting, significant action.

    Recommended by Josephine September 23, 2014


  5. Excavation

    Involved in a secret five-year relationship with her middle-school teacher, Ortiz focuses on the emotional toll experienced at the hands of "Mr. Ivers." It is pretty satisfying to watch as Ortiz slowly becomes aware of the inequalities of this relationship, yet at the same time, it's entirely heartbreaking to watch this child (because, let's be honest, that is exactly what she is) take step after step toward the abyss — completely unaware of the skittering gravel beneath her feet.

    While the reader may still want the closure of the after-story of Ivers's discovery and prosecution, this is not that story. Here we discover why, at 13, Ortiz walks open-eyed into a sexual relationship with a man more than twice her age. But can a 13-year-old girl, romanced by her teacher, go open-eyed into any relationship? Of course not, but she doesn't know that; she believes she is making a decision about her life. We discover why she doesn't tell, why she keeps the secret, and why she continues the relationship for five years. Isn't that what we always want to know in these situations — the "why?"

    Excavation is... just that: a peeling back of layers to uncover what hides underneath. Wendy Ortiz absolutely flays herself wide open, and this excavation is one that will equally repel and compel you. Beautifully done, Excavation is one of my favorite reads this year.

    Recommended by Dianah September 22, 2014


  6. Rooms

    If ghosts are real, they are probably like these: cantankerous, prone to snits, and deeply curious about the warm bodies living in "their" rooms. Oliver's dysfunctional family reunites in a lost-and-found whirlwind of mystery and secrets, with the housebound spirits as unexpected guests.

    Recommended by Tracey T. September 19, 2014


  7. The Marshmallow Test

    From an expert psychologist comes an insightful, fresh take on self-control based on studies given to children on delaying gratification. In this wonderfully accessible read, we come to not only understand our impulses but learn how to effectively tackle and reappraise them.

    Recommended by Aubrey September 19, 2014


  8. Ghost in the Electric Blue Suit

    An homage to the institute of the fading British holiday centers, Graham Joyce tells an addictive tale here. David, a university student, spends his 1976 summer working at the rundown Skegness resort — a hot, sticky, and ladybug-infested summer — in order to escape home. Something has brought him here, although he's not sure what, and a sense of unease begins to settle on him. Increasingly, odd things start to occur; there's a man in an electric blue suit (but David can't make out his face), a small boy (but what is wrong with his eyes?), and a fortune-telling machine (but the fortune is unreadable); they seemingly appear everywhere. David can't sleep, but when he does, his dreams are haunted by terrifying versions of the man, the boy, and the machine. Unsettled, David also becomes entangled with other staff members at the resort, all of whom seem unsavory; or are they actually dangerous? This slow-boil tale is a creepy, startling read; Graham Joyce is a master of mood, and he is in full control here as he slowly dribbles out tiny bombs of exquisite tension.

    Recommended by Dianah September 18, 2014


  9. Wolf in White Van

    It's hard to know what to expect when a songwriter tackles a full-length novel, but Darnielle has created a complex story that lives and breathes on its own merits, while still retaining the moments of razor-sharp intensity that give his lyrics their acclaim.

    Recommended by The Dot September 15, 2014


  10. Stone Mattress

    Peopled by the bewildered, the belittled, the aging, the tales in Stone Mattress follow characters deposited in modern society but haunted by a palpable, insistent past. Atwood is a legend with fiercely devoted fans, but her works are so witty and absorbing that, even if you've never picked up one of her books, you'll immediately feel at home.

    Recommended by Renee P. September 15, 2014


  11. The Human Age

    In her sweeping survey of the way humans have fundamentally altered the planet, Ackerman once again dazzles with her luminous prose and boundless curiosity. Far from a book weighed down by doom, The Human Age examines both our mistakes and our triumphs to demonstrate that, while we can't reverse course, we can forge a new path to sustainability.

    Recommended by Renee P. September 15, 2014


  12. I'll Give You the Sun

    How did twins Jude and Noah lose the tight bond they once shared? Jude's story unfurls in the present while Noah narrates from the past, weaving a complicated story of art, family, and what it means to give up something you love.

    Recommended by The Dot September 12, 2014


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