Books in PDX: Gabriel Boehmer's City of Readers, a guidebook focused on reading in Portland

Hi, I am a PDX book-blogger (you can also find me at Books Are My Only Friends) and I will be bringing Portland book-related action to PDXPipeline. It seems fitting by start with Gabriel Boehmer's City of Readers, a guidebook focused on reading in Portland. I was initially dubious about this book, thinking it would just be a list of bookstores and library hours.

Multnomah County Library
* Picture from Multnomah County Library

The slight looking volume is in fact crammed with useful information like local author bios, ways to get involved in the local literary culture, local literary magazines and journals, and in one of my favorite chapters, the best places to read in Portland.

As I expected, a large portion of the book is devoted to bookstores and libraries, but it provides good detail on the bookstores and covers private libraries that are less well known than Multnomah Public. The City of Readers site has photos of a wide range of local book sites. I am happy to see that the Rachelle Markley, the friendly owner of Second Glance Books is in the mix.

Newcomers to Portland are obvious gift candidates, but even long-timers will learn something. Check the City Of Readers website or give it a test drive at the library.

One Response to Books in PDX: Gabriel Boehmer's City of Readers, a guidebook focused on reading in Portland

  1. amywink September 1, 2007 at 10:06 #

    Glad to see you here Tripp!

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