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Today (August 19, 2014)

  1. Gun Metal Heart New Hardcover $25.99

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In Gun Metal Heart (Minotaur) by Dana Haynes, Daria Gibron, a freelance operative with a long and deadly history, has been slowly recovering from the injuries sustained from her last case. Hiding out in a town in rural Italy, she has been staying as far off the map as she can — until she's tracked down by an old colleague. Diego had been a bodyguard in Florence, protecting an engineer and her invention, when they were attacked by a highly trained paramilitary group. Diego alone escaped and the White Scorpions, a Serbian mercenary group known for their indiscriminate violence, are now after him. Well, after him and Daria, now that he's dragged her into the picture. With several highly trained teams out to get her, a partner withholding critical information, and a missing invention around which everything turns, Daria is in the worst danger of her life. And she couldn't be having more fun.

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  1. Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of... New MP3 CD $24.99

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1005 W Burnside St. Portland, OR 503 228 4651

As a professor at Yale, William Deresiewicz saw something that troubled him deeply. His students, some of the nation's brightest minds, were adrift when it came to the big questions: How do you think critically and creatively? How do you find a sense of purpose? Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life (Free Press) takes a sharp look at the high-pressure conveyor belt that begins with parents and counselors who demand perfect grades and culminates in the skewed applications Deresiewicz saw firsthand as a member of Yale's admissions committee. Deresiewicz explains how college should be a time for self-discovery, when students can establish their own values and measures of success, so they can forge their own path.

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Tomorrow (August 20, 2014)

  1. A New Friend for Marmalade New Hardcover $15.99

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1005 W Burnside St. Portland, OR 503 228 4651

Join us every Wednesday during the summer months for a special midweek kids' storytime. Today we're reading A New Friend for Marmalade by Alison Reynolds.

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  1. The Ultra Thin Man Signed Edition New Hardcover $25.99

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3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. Beaverton, OR 503 228 4651

In the 22nd century, a future in which mortaline wire controls the weather on the settled planets and entire refugee camps drowse in drug-induced slumber, no one — alive or dead, human or alien — is quite what they seem. When terrorists manage to crash Coral, the moon, into its home planet of Ribon, forcing evacuation, it's up to Dave Crowell and Alan Brindos, contract detectives for the Network Intelligence Organization, to solve a case of interplanetary consequences. Crowell and Brindos's investigation plunges them neck-deep into a conspiracy much more dangerous than anything they could have imagined. In Patrick Swenson's The Ultra Thin Man (Tor Books), Crowell and Brindos are forced to fight through the intrigue to discover the depths of an interstellar conspiracy and to answer the all-important question: Who, and what, is the Ultra Thin Man?

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  1. The Organized Mind Signed Edition Sale Hardcover $19.57

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1005 W Burnside St. Portland, OR 503 228 4651

The information age is drowning us with an unprecedented deluge of data. At the same time, we're expected to make more — and faster — decisions about our lives than ever before. No wonder, then, that the average American reports frequently losing car keys or reading glasses, missing appointments, and feeling worn out by the effort required just to keep up. But somehow some people become quite accomplished at managing information flow. In The Organized Mind (Dutton Books), cognitive psychologist and neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin, author of This Is Your Brain on Music, uses the latest brain science to demonstrate how those people excel — and how readers can use their methods to regain a sense of mastery over the way they organize their homes, workplaces, and time.

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    3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. Beaverton, OR 503 228 4651

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    1005 W Burnside St. Portland, OR 503 228 4651


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    1005 W Burnside St. Portland, OR 503 228 4651

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    3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Portland, OR 503 228 4651


September 19, 2014

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    3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. Beaverton, OR 503 228 4651

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    1005 W Burnside St. Portland, OR 503 228 4651


September 20, 2014

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    1005 W Burnside St. Portland, OR 503 228 4651

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    3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. Beaverton, OR 503 228 4651


September 21, 2014

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    3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Portland, OR 503 228 4651

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    1005 W Burnside St. Portland, OR 503 228 4651


September 22, 2014

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    1005 W Burnside St. Portland, OR 503 228 4651

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    3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Portland, OR 503 228 4651


September 23, 2014

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    1005 W Burnside St. Portland, OR 503 228 4651


September 24, 2014

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    3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. Beaverton, OR 503 228 4651

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    1005 W Burnside St. Portland, OR 503 228 4651


September 25, 2014

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    3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. Beaverton, OR 503 228 4651

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    1005 W Burnside St. Portland, OR 503 228 4651

  3. @ 7:30 pm

    3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Portland, OR 503 228 4651


September 26, 2014

  1. @ 7:00 pm

    3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. Beaverton, OR 503 228 4651

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    1005 W Burnside St. Portland, OR 503 228 4651


September 27, 2014

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    1005 W Burnside St. Portland, OR 503 228 4651

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    3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. Beaverton, OR 503 228 4651

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    1005 W Burnside St. Portland, OR 503 228 4651


September 28, 2014

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    3735 SE Hawthorne Blvd Portland, OR (503) 232-1010

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    1005 W Burnside St. Portland, OR 503 228 4651

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    1005 W Burnside St. Portland, OR 503 228 4651


September 29, 2014

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    3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Portland, OR 503 228 4651

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    1005 W Burnside St. Portland, OR 503 228 4651


September 30, 2014

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    1005 W Burnside St. Portland, OR 503 228 4651

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