Star Wars Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN!

Weekly drawing for $100 credit. Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

More at Powell's


Employee Picks


Used Aisles


spacer

Employee Picks
Used Books

There are 2703 books in this aisle.

Featured Titles in Employee Picks - Used Books
Page 112 of 136 next

Little Princes: One Man's Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal
Little Princes: One Man's Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal
by Conor Grennan
Staff Pick
Grennan's story is a wonderfully written account of hope, persistence, and accomplishment against all odds. If you liked Three Cups of Tea, you'll need to read Little Princes, too — it's a bright spot in our increasing awareness of the mistreatment of... (read more)

List Price $25.99
Your price: $9.95
Used - Hardcover

add to wish list


C
C
by Tom McCarthy
Staff Pick
This novel reads like intercepted radio transmissions from the first two decades of the 20th century: a looping cacophony of coffins, cabaret, cocaine, and cryptology. Serge Carrefax hunts for meaning in minutiae and for secret messages from his dead... (read more)

List Price $26.95
Your price: $7.95
Used - Hardcover

add to wish list


Mayor of Casterbridge
Mayor of Casterbridge
by Thomas Hardy
Staff Pick
This dark novel begins with a man who, in a drunken rage, sells his wife and daughter at a fair. Full of remorse upon realizing what he has done, he vows to redeem his life — and does so. Yet his secret weighs heavily on him. Hardy is his usual... (read more)

Your price: $7.50
Used - Hardcover

add to wish list


Giraffe
Giraffe
by J.M. Ledgard
Staff Pick
Any book that is described as "phantasmagoric" gets my attention. Giraffe, Ledgard's debut novel, is built around the capture and ultimate extermination of an African herd of giraffes in the 1970s. Part fairy tale, part allegory, this novel gracefully... (read more)

List Price $14.00
Your price: $5.50
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


The Sense of an Ending
The Sense of an Ending
by Julian Barnes
Staff Pick
Julian Barnes won the Man Booker Prize for this lyrical little tome, and, in spite of the controversy surrounding the prize and the 2011 shortlist, I believe he deserved the award. It's the kind of book that one races through, stopping every now and then... (read more)

List Price $23.95
Your price: $9.95
Used - Hardcover

add to wish list


I Am the Cheese (Laurel-Leaf Library)
I Am the Cheese (Laurel-Leaf Library)
by Robert Cormier
Staff Pick
Part mystery and part drama, this young adult classic from the righteous '70s (it was published right after Jimmy Carter took office) is weird, thrilling, surprising, provocative, and sophisticated. But the bicycling scenes are my favorite — long... (read more)

List Price $6.99
Your price: $2.95
Used - Mass Market

add to wish list


Raven's Shadow
Raven's Shadow
by Patricia Briggs
Staff Pick
I find that Patricia Briggs writes believable characters that you really care about. Raven's Shadow is peopled with a race called Travelers. Like their name indicates, they are transient, traveling in small clans. Amongst the Travelers, once in a while... (read more)

List Price $7.99
Your price: $3.50
Used - Mass Market

add to wish list


Just Kids
Just Kids
by Patti Smith
Staff Pick
In her memoir Just Kids, Smith chronicles her lifelong friendship with artist Robert Mapplethorpe. A gifted wordsmith, she's vividly observant and sometimes painfully self-aware, with a voice possessed not only of yearning but also of experience.... (read more)

List Price $27.00
Your price: $10.95
Used - Hardcover

add to wish list


Warriors: The New Prophecy #1: Midnight (Warriors: The New Prophecy)
Warriors: The New Prophecy #1: Midnight (Warriors: The New Prophecy)
by Erin Hunter
Staff Pick
This is a really great start to the next series. Discover what the "New Prophecy" is and what Star Clan has in store for its warriors. The two-leggers are up to something, as well. All our friends are back but it's the next generation of cats that have... (read more)

List Price $16.99
Your price: $5.50
Used - Hardcover

add to wish list


Super Sunday in Newport: Notes from My First Year in Town
Super Sunday in Newport: Notes from My First Year in Town
by Matt Love
Staff Pick
Matt Love epitomizes the Oregon writer. After 10 years of serving as the caretaker of the Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge (near Pacific City), Love returned to teaching and has since been publishing with fervor. Super Sunday in Newport: Notes from... (read more)

Your price: $10.50
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


Northanger Abbey
Northanger Abbey
by Jane Austen
Staff Pick
Now this is one Austen novel that is too often forgotten. Our heroine, Catherine Morland, might be naïve, but she is no dummy. Catherine is more complex than scholars give her credit for. I admit, she can create ridiculous fantasies that get her into... (read more)

Your price: $2.50
Used - Mass Market

add to wish list


Light
Light
by M. John Harrison
Staff Pick
If you enjoy authors like China Miéville and Iain M. Banks, you should really check out Light. A serial-killing quantum physicist's actions create ripples that are felt four hundred years in the future. Featuring a multi-layered plot that relies more on... (read more)

List Price $16.00
Your price: $9.95
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


Sag Harbor
Sag Harbor
by Colson Whitehead
Staff Pick
Sag Harbor is the joyful, hilarious, intelligent story of the summer of 1985 in the life of Benji Cooper, a time and character as full of contradictions as life itself. Colson Whitehead is writing at the top of his game, and Sag Harbor is the ultimate... (read more)

List Price $15.95
Your price: $7.95
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


Snowman (78 Edition)
Snowman (78 Edition)
by Raymond Briggs
Staff Pick
The Snowman is a timeless classic. Wonderfully sweet and nostalgic illustrations conjure all kinds of winterland memories and fantasies. It's wordless, so it's a lovely choice for even the littlest reader.... (read more)

List Price $17.00
Your price: $9.00
Used - Hardcover

add to wish list


Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex
Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex
by Mary Roach
Staff Pick
Following her usual template, Mary Roach finds a subject in the scientific community that is equal parts fascinating and scandalous, and writes an extensively researched and thoroughly amusing book about it. Beyond the initial titillation stemming from a... (read more)

List Price $24.95
Your price: $9.95
Used - Hardcover

add to wish list


The Pythons: Autobiography
The Pythons: Autobiography
by Pythons
Staff Pick
So much fun. A comprehensive, first-person history of the wildly inventive, side-splitting troupe that changed comedy forever. From the first BBC series to The Meaning of Life, the whole outrageous affair has been documented in detail — by the silly... (read more)

List Price $19.95
Your price: $6.95
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


Oracle Bones: A Journey Through Time in China (P.S.)
Oracle Bones: A Journey Through Time in China (P.S.)
by Peter Hessler
Staff Pick
From the acclaimed author of River Town comes a rare portrait, both intimate and epic, of twenty-first-century China as it opens its doors to the outside world.... (read more)

List Price $15.99
Your price: $5.50
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


The English Major
The English Major
by Jim Harrison
Staff Pick
You don't have to be young to start over, hip to seize life, or daring to have adventure. You don't need to be moneyed (or utterly destitute) to meet the right people. A simple life is fuel enough for insight and meaning, and change is often good. Jim... (read more)

List Price $14.00
Your price: $6.95
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


Oracle Bones: A Journey Between China's Past and Present
Oracle Bones: A Journey Between China's Past and Present
by Peter Hessler
Staff Pick
From the acclaimed author of River Town comes a rare portrait, both intimate and epic, of twenty-first-century China as it opens its doors to the outside world.... (read more)

List Price $26.95
Your price: $7.50
Used - Hardcover

add to wish list


Tricked
Tricked
by Alex Robinson
Staff Pick
"Happily for members of the Alex Robinson cult their patience has been rewarded. Tricked avoids the sophomore slump by a considerable margin with Robinson taking his formula of intense, character-driven narratives and bold illustration to a new level... (read more)

List Price $19.95
Your price: $6.95
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


«prev 1 ... 110 111 112 113 114 ... 136 next»


There are 2703 books in this aisle.

This way to more aisles in Employee Picks
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.