OR – Many Love: A Memoir of Polyamory and Finding Love(s) Signing

Sophie Lucido Johnson appears at Powell’s City of Books to sign her first book Many Love: A Memoir of Polyamory and Finding Love(s) on Monday, July 16th at 7:30 PM.

Sophie Lucido Johnson is both a proud polyamorist and student of all kinds of unconventional love, and she’s ready to set the record straight on this often misunderstood practice. In her sharp and witty illustrated memoir, MANY LOVE, writer and artist Sophie Lucido Johnson traces her own transformation: growing up, all she wanted was a boyfriend who was “marriage material”—it wasn’t until college that she realized the love she was looking for might look a little different than her parents’ 40-year marriage. Along the way, she probes what polyamory is, what it’s not, where it comes from, and the misunderstandings that plague the community.

From charts defining key relationship terms to how it feels when your boyfriend falls in love with someone else for the first time (hint: nauseating, terrifying, and exhilarating), Johnson seamlessly fuses a sociological look at modern love with her deeply personal experiences, creating a memorable debut that will empower readers to build better relationships and to cherish all of the love in their lives.

Many Love is a perceptive, wide-ranging, and refreshingly honest book that reexamines much of what we have come to believe about love and relationships.

Sophie Lucido Johnson is a writer, illustrator, comedian, and the editor-in-chief of Neutrons Protons, an online literary magazine. She has been published in The New Yorker, Guernica, The Guardian, VICE, Catapult, DAME, McSweeney’s, Jezebel, The Hairpin, and ROOKIE, among others. She has just completed Master of Fine Arts in Writing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Many Love is her first book.

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

OR – Thrawn: Alliances Signing

Timothy Zahn, bestselling author of several Star Wars titles and comics including Heir to the Empire, Dark Force Rising, The Last Command, Mara Jade: By the Emperor’s Hand, appears at Powell’s City of Books on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 7:00 PM to sign his latest THRAWN: ALLIANCES.

Grand Admiral Thrawn and Darth Vader team up against a threat to the Empire in Thrawn: Alliances (Del Rey), the thrilling new novel from Timothy Zahn. “I have sensed a disturbance in the Force.” Ominous words under any circumstances, but all the more so when uttered by Emperor Palpatine. On Batuu, at the edges of the Unknown Regions, a threat to the Empire is taking root – its existence little more than a glimmer, its consequences as yet unknowable. But it is troubling enough to the Imperial leader to warrant investigation by his most powerful agents: ruthless enforcer Lord Darth Vader and brilliant strategist Grand Admiral Thrawn. Fierce rivals for the emperor’s favor, and outspoken adversaries on Imperial affairs, the formidable pair seem unlikely partners for such a crucial mission.

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

OR – The Skaar Invasion Signing

Author Terry Brooks appears at Powell’s City of Books on Tuesday, July 17th at 7:00 PM to sign his new Shannara novel, THE SKAAR INVASION, Book 2 of The Fall of Shannara!

Terry will conduct a reading, take questions from the audience, and then sign books. He will sign all Brooks books that are brought him. He only asks that people with more than five (5) books to wait at the back of the line as a nicety to other readers.

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

OR – Rock Steady Signing

Join Powell’s City of Books in welcoming cartoonist and mental health advocate Ellen Forney on Tuesday, May 15th at 7:30 PM as she launches her newest book, Rock Steady: Brilliant Advice from My Bipolar Life, a graphic self-help guide for those living with mood disorders. Ellen will educate and entertain as she shares tips, tricks, and tools for achieving and maintaining stability from someone who has been through it all and come through all the stronger for it.

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

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

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