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Lin Enger: IMG Knowing vs. Knowing



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    The High Divide

    Lin Enger 9781616203757

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Today (October 1, 2014)

@ 7:00 pm

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

The most important book yet from Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine, This Changes Everything (Simon & Schuster) is an explanation of why the climate crisis challenges us to abandon the core "free market" ideology, restructure the global economy, and remake our political systems. This event is sponsored by 350PDX.

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  1. Wolf in White Van
    Sale Hardcover $16.80

@ 7:30 pm

1005 W Burnside St. between 10th and 11th Ave. Portland, OR 503 228 4651

As the creator of a text-based role-playing game, Sean Phillips, isolated by a disfiguring injury since the age of 17, guides players from around the world through his intricately imagined terrain. An audacious and gripping debut novel from John Darnielle — front man for The Mountain Goats — Wolf in White Van (Farrar Straus Giroux) is a marvel of storytelling brio and genuine literary delicacy. Darnielle will be joined in conversation by Eisner Award–winning comic book writer Matt Fraction.

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@ 7:30 pm

3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Portland, OR 503 228 4651

A unique blend of literary experimentation and science popularization, Roberto Trotta's The Edge of the Sky (Basic) tells the story of the most important discoveries and mysteries in modern cosmology with a twist: the book's lexicon is limited to the 1,000 most common words in the English language.

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Tomorrow (October 2, 2014)

  1. The Wrenchies Signed Edition New Trade Paper $19.99

@ 6:30 pm

1005 W Burnside St. between 10th and 11th Ave. Portland, OR 503 228 4651

Comics legend Farel Dalrymple brings his literary and artistic powers to bear in The Wrenchies (First Second), a sprawling science-fiction graphic novel about regret, obsession, and the uncertainty of growing up. Dalrymple's artwork will be featured in our Basil Hallward Gallery throughout October.

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  1. In Case of Emergency Signed Edition New Hardcover $24.00

@ 7:30 pm

3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Portland, OR 503 228 4651

Piper's experiences as a rookie EMT break her down and open her up. Courtney Moreno's vivid and visceral debut novel, In Case of Emergency (McSweeney's), is a rich study in trauma — in its causes and effects, in its methods and disguises, in its power and pull.

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October 3, 2014

  1. @ 7:00 pm

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

  2. @ 7:30 pm

    1005 W Burnside St. between 10th and 11th Ave. Portland, OR 503 228 4651


October 4, 2014

  1. @ 11:00 am

    1005 W Burnside St. between 10th and 11th Ave. Portland, OR 503 228 4651


October 5, 2014

  1. @ 7:30 pm

    1005 W Burnside St. between 10th and 11th Ave. Portland, OR 503 228 4651


October 6, 2014

  1. @ 6:30 pm

    1005 W Burnside St. between 10th and 11th Ave. Portland, OR 503 228 4651

  2. @ 7:00 pm

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

  3. @ 7:30 pm

    1005 W Burnside St. between 10th and 11th Ave. Portland, OR 503 228 4651

  4. @ 7:30 pm

    3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Portland, OR 503 228 4651


October 7, 2014

  1. @ 7:00 pm

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

  2. @ 7:30 pm

    1005 W Burnside St. between 10th and 11th Ave. Portland, OR 503 228 4651


October 8, 2014

  1. @ 7:00 pm

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

  2. @ 7:30 pm

    1005 W Burnside St. between 10th and 11th Ave. Portland, OR 503 228 4651


October 9, 2014

  1. @ 7:00 pm

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

  2. @ 7:00 pm

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

  3. @ 7:30 pm

    1005 W Burnside St. between 10th and 11th Ave. Portland, OR 503 228 4651

  4. @ 7:30 pm

    3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Portland, OR 503 228 4651


October 10, 2014

  1. @ 7:00 pm

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

  2. @ 7:30 pm

    1005 W Burnside St. between 10th and 11th Ave. Portland, OR 503 228 4651


October 11, 2014

  1. @ 11:00 am

    1005 W Burnside St. between 10th and 11th Ave. Portland, OR 503 228 4651

  2. @ 2:00 pm

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

  3. @ 4:00 pm

    1005 W Burnside St. between 10th and 11th Ave. Portland, OR 503 228 4651

  4. @ 4:00 pm

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


October 12, 2014

  1. @ 4:00 pm

    3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Portland, OR 503 228 4651

  2. @ 7:30 pm

    1005 W Burnside St. between 10th and 11th Ave. Portland, OR 503 228 4651


October 13, 2014

  1. @ 7:00 pm

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

  2. @ 7:30 pm

    1005 W Burnside St. between 10th and 11th Ave. Portland, OR 503 228 4651

  3. @ 7:30 pm

    3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Portland, OR 503 228 4651


October 14, 2014

  1. @ 7:00 pm

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

  2. @ 7:00 pm

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

  3. @ 7:30 pm

    1005 W Burnside St. between 10th and 11th Ave. Portland, OR 503 228 4651


October 15, 2014

  1. @ 7:00 pm

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

  2. @ 7:30 pm

    1005 W Burnside St. between 10th and 11th Ave. Portland, OR 503 228 4651


October 16, 2014

  1. @ 7:00 pm

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

  2. @ 7:30 pm

    1005 W Burnside St. between 10th and 11th Ave. Portland, OR 503 228 4651

  3. @ 7:30 pm

    3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Portland, OR 503 228 4651


October 17, 2014

  1. @ 7:00 pm

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

  2. @ 7:30 pm

    1005 W Burnside St. between 10th and 11th Ave. Portland, OR 503 228 4651


October 18, 2014

  1. @ 11:00 am

    1005 W Burnside St. between 10th and 11th Ave. Portland, OR 503 228 4651


October 19, 2014

  1. @ 7:30 pm

    1111 SW Broadway Portland, OR (503) 248-4335

  2. @ 7:30 pm

    1005 W Burnside St. between 10th and 11th Ave. Portland, OR 503 228 4651


October 20, 2014

  1. @ 7:00 pm

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

  2. @ 7:30 pm

    3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Portland, OR 503 228 4651


October 21, 2014

  1. @ 7:00 pm

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

  2. @ 7:30 pm

    1005 W Burnside St. between 10th and 11th Ave. Portland, OR 503 228 4651


October 22, 2014

  1. @ 7:30 pm

    1005 W Burnside St. between 10th and 11th Ave. Portland, OR 503 228 4651


October 23, 2014

  1. @ 7:00 pm

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

  2. @ 7:30 pm

    3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Portland, OR 503 228 4651

  3. @ 7:30 pm

    1005 W Burnside St. between 10th and 11th Ave. Portland, OR 503 228 4651


October 24, 2014

  1. @ 7:00 pm

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

  2. @ 7:30 pm

    1005 W Burnside St. between 10th and 11th Ave. Portland, OR 503 228 4651


October 25, 2014

  1. @ 11:00 am

    1005 W Burnside St. between 10th and 11th Ave. Portland, OR 503 228 4651

  2. @ 12:30 pm

    1005 W Burnside St. between 10th and 11th Ave. Portland, OR 503 228 4651

  3. @ 4:00 pm

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


October 26, 2014

  1. @ 4:00 pm

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

  2. @ 7:30 pm

    1005 W Burnside St. between 10th and 11th Ave. Portland, OR 503 228 4651


October 27, 2014

  1. @ 7:00 pm

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

  2. @ 7:30 pm

    1005 W Burnside St. between 10th and 11th Ave. Portland, OR 503 228 4651

  3. @ 7:30 pm

    3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Portland, OR 503 228 4651


October 28, 2014

  1. @ 7:00 pm

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

  2. @ 7:30 pm

    1111 SW Broadway Portland, OR (503) 248-4335

  3. @ 7:30 pm

    1005 W Burnside St. between 10th and 11th Ave. Portland, OR 503 228 4651


October 29, 2014

  1. @ 7:00 pm

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

  2. @ 7:00 pm

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

  3. @ 7:30 pm

    1005 W Burnside St. between 10th and 11th Ave. Portland, OR 503 228 4651


October 30, 2014

  1. @ 7:00 pm

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

  2. @ 7:30 pm

    1005 W Burnside St. between 10th and 11th Ave. Portland, OR 503 228 4651

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