1. Get emotionally prepared for Halloween with these terrifying books.


  2. Must-read books on the plant’s perspective of the world:

    The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s-Eye View of the World by Michael Pollan

    What a Plant Knows: A Field Guide to the Senses by Daniel Chamovitz

    The Secret Life of Plants by Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird

    The Metamorphosis of Plants by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    The Vegetative Soul: From Philosophy of Nature to Subjectivity in the Feminine by Elaine P. Miller

    More from our Q&A with author Michael Marder: http://powells.us/13ILkY8

  3. You came, you read, you voted. Who won big in the 2013 Powell’s Puddly Awards?

    Find out if your favorite book of 2012 made the cut: http://powells.us/X9FY4Z

    (Source: powells)


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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.)