OR – Brothers of the Gun Signing

Molly Crabapple appears in conversation with Lidia Yuknavitch, author of The Book of Joan and The Small Backs of Children, at Powell’s Books on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 7:30 PM.

Brothers of the Gun (One World) is a bracingly immediate memoir of the Syrian war from its inception to the present, by Marwan Hisham – a young man coming of age and finding his voice as a journalist – whose friends traveled divergent paths through the carnage. An intimate lens into the century’s bloodiest conflict and a profound meditation on kinship, home, and freedom, Brothers of the Gun is a story of pragmatism and idealism, impossible violence and repression, and, even in the midst of war, profound acts of courage, creativity, and hope. In Brothers of the Gun, Molly Crabapple’s vivid ink illustrations bring to life the beauty and chaos.

Powell’s City of Books
1005 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209-3114
503-228-4651

OR – Adjustment Day Signing

Author Chuck Palahniuk (Fight Club, Choke) appears at Powell’s City of Books on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM. Please note: This event is a book signing only. A purchase of Adjustment Day is required to join the signing line.

People pass the word only to those they trust most: Adjustment Day is coming. They’ve been reading a mysterious book and memorizing its directives. They are ready for the reckoning.

Adjustment Day, the author’s first novel in four years, is an ingeniously comic work in which Chuck Palahniuk does what he does best: skewer the absurdities in our society. Smug, geriatric politicians bring the nation to the brink of a third world war in an effort to control the burgeoning population of young males; working-class men dream of burying the elites; and professors propound theories that offer students only the bleakest future.

Into this dyspeptic time a blue-black book is launched carrying such wisdom as:
Imagine there’s no God. There is no Heaven or Hell. There is only your son and his son and his son and the world you leave for them.

The weak want you to forgo your destiny just as they’ve shirked theirs.
A smile is your best bulletproof vest.

Powell’s City of Books
3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Portland, OR 97214
503-228-4651

OR – First Second Signing

Graham Annable, Mike Lawrence, Robin Robinson, and Charise Mericle Harper appear at Powell’s Books on Saturday, April 28th at 2:00 PM for a panel discussion moderated by Jonathan Liu, Senior Editor at GeekDad.

Four children’s graphic novelists and illustrators join us to present their new books: Graham Annable with Peter and Ernesto: A Tale of Two Sloths (First Second), Mike Lawrence with Star Scouts: The League of Lasers (First Second), Robin Robinson with The City on the Other Side (First Second), and Charise Mericle Harper with Crafty Cat and the Great Butterfly Battle (First Second).

Powell’s City of Books
1005 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209-3114
503-228-4651

OR – Herding Cats Signing

Cartoonist Sarah Andersen (Sarah’s Scribbles) appears at Powell’s City of Books on Tuesday, March 27th at 7:30 PM to sign her latest collection HERDING CATS!

From a young Brooklyn-based cartoonist/illustrator comes a comic strip about finding laughter in an introvert’s world that is quirky, odd, and sometimes embarrassing. Sarah Andersen valiantly struggles with waking up in the morning, being productive, and dealing with social situations. Her new book, Herding Cats: A Sarah’s Scribbles Collection (Andrews McMeel), is the comic strip that follows her life, finding humor in living as an adulting introvert that is at times weird, awkward, and embarrassing.

Powell’s City of Books
1005 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209-3114
503-228-4651

OR – Whiteout Compendium Signing

Writer Greg Rucka (Wonder Woman, The Old Guard) and artist Steve Lieber (The Fix, Superior Foes of Spider-Man) appear in conversation with David Walker (Luke Cage, Power Man/Iron Fist) at Powell’s City of Books on Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 2:00 to 3:00 PM to present and sign the WHITEOUT COMPENDIUM from Oni Press.

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Powell’s City of Books
1005 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209-3114
503-228-4651

OR – Krysten Ritter Signing

Actress Krysten Ritter (Marvel’s Jessica Jones, The Defenders) appears at the Powell’s City of Books on Tuesday, November 14th at 7:00 PM to present and sign copies of her debut thriller, BonfirePlease note: A purchase of Bonfire is required to join the signing line.

From actress, producer, and writer, Krysten Ritter, a psychological suspense novel about a woman forced to confront her past in the wake of small-town corruption

It has been ten years since Abby Williams left home and scrubbed away all visible evidence of her small town roots. Now working as an environmental lawyer in Chicago, she has a thriving career, a modern apartment, and her pick of meaningless one-night stands.

But when a new case takes her back home to Barrens, Indiana, the life Abby painstakingly created begins to crack. Tasked with investigating Optimal Plastics, the town’s most high-profile company and economic heart, Abby begins to find strange connections to Barrens’ biggest scandal from more than a decade ago involving the popular Kaycee Mitchell and her closest friends—just before Kaycee disappeared for good.

Abby knows the key to solving any case lies in the weak spots, the unanswered questions. But as she tries desperately to find out what really happened to Kaycee, troubling memories begin to resurface and she begins to doubt her own observations. And when she unearths an even more disturbing secret—a ritual called “The Game,” it will threaten the reputations, and lives, of the community and risk exposing a darkness that may consume her.

With tantalizing twists, slow-burning suspense, and a remote, rural town of just five claustrophobic miles, Bonfire is a dark exploration of what happens when your past and present collide.

ABOUT KRYSTEN RITTER

Krysten Ritter is well known for her starring roles in the award winning Netflix original series, Marvel’s Jessica Jones and The Defenders, and cult favorite, Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23, as well as her pivotal role on AMC’s Breaking Bad. Krysten’s work on film includes Big Eyes, Listen Up Philip, Life Happens, Confessions of a Shopaholic and She’s Out of My League. She is the founder of Silent Machine, a production company which aims to highlight complex female protagonists. Ritter and her dog Mikey split their time between New York and Los Angeles.

Powell’s City of Books
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. Beaverton, OR 97005
503-228-465

OR – The Grouchy Historian Signing

Ed Asner and Ed Weinberger appear at Powell’s City of Books on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 4:00 PM to discuss their new book, The Grouchy Historian: An Old-Time Lefty Defends Our Constitution Against Right-Wing Hypocrites and Nutjobs.

Ed Asner, a self-proclaimed dauntless Democrat from the old days, figured that if the right-wing wackos are wrong about voter fraud, Obama’s death panels, and climate change, they are probably just as wrong about what the Constitution says. There’s no way that two hundred-plus years later, the right-wing ideologues know how to interpret the Constitution. On their way home from Philadelphia the people who wrote it couldn’t agree on what it meant. What was the president’s job? Who knew? All they knew was that the president was going to be George Washington and as long as he was in charge, that was good enough. When Hamilton wanted to start a national bank, Madison told him that it was unconstitutional. Both men had been in the room when the Constitution was written. And now today there are politicians and judges who claim that they know the original meaning of the Constitution. Are you kidding? In The Grouchy Historian, Ed Asner leads the charge for liberals to reclaim the Constitution from the right-wingers who use it as their justification for doing whatever terrible thing they want to do, which is usually to comfort the comfortable and afflict the afflicted. It’s about time someone gave them hell and explained that progressives can read, too. 

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Powell’s City of Books
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. Beaverton, OR 97005
503-228-465

OR – Sleeping Beauties Presentation

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STEPHEN KING & OWEN KING, Father and Son Co-authors of SLEEPING BEAUTIES: A Novel appear at the Newmark Theatre on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 7:30 PM. Presented by Powell’s Books. Tickets on sale Monday, August 14, 2017, 10 a.m.

Stephen King is the author of more than 50 books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His son, Owen King, is the author of the novel Double Feature and co-editor of Who Can Save Us Now?: Brand-New Superheroes and Their Amazing (Short) Stories. Now, in Sleeping Beauties, they combine their literary powers to tell the highest of high-stakes stories: what might happen if women disappeared from the world of men?

In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep; they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent; and while they sleep they go to another place… The men of our world are abandoned, left to their increasingly primal devices. One woman, however, the mysterious Evie, is immune to the blessing or curse of the sleeping disease. Is Evie a medical anomaly to be studied? Or is she a demon who must be slain? Set in a small Appalachian town whose primary employer is a women’s prison, Sleeping Beauties is a wildly provocative, gloriously absorbing father/son collaboration between Stephen King and Owen King.

Each ticket guarantees entry to the event, as well as one hardcover edition of Sleeping Beauties. As a special bonus, up to 400 of these books will be pre-signed and randomly distributed to lucky attendees at the event’s conclusion. This event will feature Stephen and Owen King in conversation and will be followed by an audience Q&A. There will not be a public signing at this event.

Newmark Theatre
1111 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205
(503) 248-4335

OR – Fetch Signing

Nicole J. Georges appears at Powell’s City of Books on Tuesday, July 25th at 7:30 PM to sign her new memoir Fetch.

From an award-winning artist, a memoir of life with a difficult, beloved dog that will resonate with anybody who has ever had a less than perfectly behaved pet.

When Nicole Georges was sixteen she adopted Beija, a dysfunctional shar-pei/corgi mix—a troublesome combination of tiny and attack, just like teenaged Nicole herself. For the next fifteen years, Beija would be the one constant in her life. Through depression, relationships gone awry, and an unmoored young adulthood played out against the backdrop of the Portland punk scene, Beija was there, wearing her “Don’t Pet Me” bandana.

Georges’s gorgeous graphic novel Fetch chronicles their symbiotic, codependent relationship and probes what it means to care for and be responsible to another living thing—a living thing that occasionally lunges at toddlers. Nicole turns to vets, dog whisperers, and even a pet psychic for help, but it is the moments of accommodation, adaption, and compassion that sustain them. Nicole never successfully taught Beija “sit,” but in the end, Beija taught Nicole how to stay.

Nicole J. Georges is a professor, writer, and illustrator, who has been publishing her own zines and comics for twenty years. She is the author of the Lambda Award–winning graphic memoir Calling Dr. Laura and the diary comic Invincible Summer. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

Powell’s City of Books
1005 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209-3114
503-228-4651

OR – Monstress Vol. 2 Signing

Writer Marjorie Liu (Han Solo, Astonishing X-Men) and artist Sana Takeda  (Ms. Marvel, X-23) appear at Powell’s City of Books on Saturday July 15, 2017 at 2:00 PM to sign the second volume of MONSTRESS from Image Comics!

Powell’s City of Books
1005 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209-3114
503-228-4651

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