1. Fifty-three Powell’s employees picked their top five books of 2012. That’s… a lot of books.

    (And we’re pinning them all on Pinterest.)

  3. anniewerner:


    Oh, Nora. You’ll be missed.


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    Inspired by our friends over at Word, here are the top 20 best sellers at our stores this past week.

    1.  Portland Events 2013 Wall Calendar by Big Weekend Calendars 

    2. Powell’s Books Souvenirs

    3.  Portlandia by Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein

    4. The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling

    5. Wildwood by Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis

    6. I Could Pee on This by Francesco Marciuliano

    7. Wild by Cheryl Strayed

    8. The Third Wheel by Jeff Kinney

    9. Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver

    10. How Music Works by David Byrne

    11. America Again by Stephen Colbert

    12. Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin

    13. The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb Perelman

    14. Under Wildwood by Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis

    15. The Onion Book of Known Knowledge by The Onion

    16. Underwater Dogs by Seth Casteel

    17. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

    18. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling

    19. Arguably by Christopher Hitchens

    20. Jerusalem by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi

    (Plus a whole bunch of greeting cards.)

  5. nevver:

    Omnishambles beats Eurogeddon, Gif and Mobot as Oxford word of the year

    America gets GIF; England gets OMNISHAMBLES.

    (via bbook)

  6. nationalbook:

    The 2012 National Book Awards are tonight! We’ll be streaming the event live at www.nationalbook.org on Wednesday, November 14, beginning at approximately 7:15pm. 

    (via rachelfershleiser)