OR – One More Thing Signing

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BJ Novak signs at Powell’s Books on Wednesday, February 19th at 7:00 pm!

Press Release:

B. J. Novak, perhaps best known for his acting, writing, and producing credits on The Office, turns his prodigious comedic talents to composing fiction. One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories (Knopf) is an endlessly entertaining, surprisingly sensitive, and startlingly original debut. Across a dazzling range of subjects, themes, tones, and narrative voices, One More Thing has at its heart the most human of phenomena: love, fear, hope, ambition, and the inner stirring for the one elusive element that just might make a person complete.

Powell’s City of Books
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd, Beaverton, OR 97005

OR – March Signing

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Congressman John Lewis appears on Saturday, January 18th at noon at Powell’s City of Books.

Congressman John Lewis is an American icon and one of the key figures of the civil rights movement. His commitment to justice and nonviolence has taken him from an Alabama sharecropper’s farm to the halls of Congress, from a segregated schoolroom to the 1963 March on Washington, and from receiving beatings from state troopers to receiving the Medal of Freedom from the first African American president. Now, to share his remarkable story with new generations, Lewis presents March (Top Shelf), a graphic novel trilogy (in collaboration with cowriter Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell). March is a vivid firsthand account of Lewis’s lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation. Book One spans John Lewis’s youth in rural Alabama, his life-changing meeting with Martin Luther King Jr., the birth of the Nashville Student Movement, and their battle to tear down segregation through nonviolent lunch counter sit-ins, building to a stunning climax on the steps of City Hall.

Powell’s City of Books
1005 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209-3114

Marble Season Signing Tour

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Gilbert Hernandez goes on tour for Marble Season in April & May 2013! Gilbert will present “From Funny Books to Graphic Novels”, a fascinating slide show tribute to the legacy of the comics he read as a kid. He’ll talk about the silver age comics featured in MARBLE SEASON, which helped set the course for Gilbert, as well as his brothers Jaime and Mario, to become the legendary comics creators they are today. Seriously folks, don’t miss your chance to get to know the man behind thirty years of alternative comics history.

Here are his dates written out nice ‘n’ neat! It’s going to be a GOOD spring.

BALTIMORE: Monday April 15th, 5:30 pm
101 Mattin Center, Johns Hopkins University

NEW YORK CITY: Tuesday April 16th, 7 pm
Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, 126 Crosby Ave.

MONTREAL: Wednesday April 17th, 7 pm
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly, 211 Bernard O.

CHICAGO: Thursday April 18th, 7 pm
Quimby’s, 1854 W. North Ave.

PORTLAND, OR: Sunday April 21st, 7:30 pm
Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside

LOS ANGELES: Wednesday April 24th, 7:30 pm
Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Ave.

FORT WORTH, TX: Friday April 26th
Texas Library Association, Forth Worth Convention Center

TORONTO: Saturday May 11th and Sunday May 12th
TCAF, Toronto Reference Library

OR – If You Loved Me Signing

Nick Galifianakis signs on Sunday, January 30th at 4pm at Powell’s City of Books on Burnside.

With searing observations on life, love, relationships, and pet camaraderie, If You Loved Me, You’d Think This Was Cute: Uncomfortably True Cartoons about You (Andrews McMeel) features Nick Galifianakis’s intricate black-and-white illustration style paired with his biting wit and a pointed message: If we can’t laugh at ourselves, he’ll do it for us.

Powell’s City of Books
1005 W Burnside, Portland, OR 97209