1. Ever wish you could share your love of books with a light or non-reader?

    Convert them on World Book Night. Each year on April 23, thousands of people give away more than half a million special-edition paperbacks, spreading the joy of reading in their community from person to person.

    Apply before January 23, 2013 to be a World Book Night U.S. giver: http://powells.us/SN3TrC

  2. Epicurious.com released their list of the best cookbooks this year. In the mix? Two Portland authors.

    Vintage Cakes by Julie Richardson.

    Roots by Diane Morgan.

    (You can read an original essay written by Diane on the Powell’s blog here.)