Book Sale
Stock up on used library books! Paperbacks = $1. Hardcovers = $2. CDs, magazines, maps, other weird shit = .25-$2. Whoomp, there it is. Millar Library at PSU, 1875 SW Park, 725-4579, Thurs noon-9 pm, Fri 7:30 am-7 pm, Sat 10 am-7 pm, Sun noon-9 pm, free


Pissed Off: On Women and Anger
Hey fellas—you might want to sit this one out. The cover of this oh-so-subtle tome sports a photograph of an out-of-focus woman flipping a very in-focus butterfinger at the camera/reader. God, this sounds like the funnest event ever! Powell's Books on Hawthorne, 3723 SE Hawthorne, 238-1668, 7:30 pm, free

Calvin Trillin
One of Calvin Trillin's many remarkable literary talents involves spinning the headlines of the day into hilarious, satirical poems. (Trust me, it's funnier than it sounds.) His newest collection is A Heckuva Job, and this reading's going to be full of Bush-hating, couplet-loving pinkos. Full of 'em! Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside, 228-4651, 7:30 pm, free


How to Easily Handle Difficult People Handbook
With a title like that, it seems like the night is just begging for somebody to go test author Murray Oxman's expertise on the issue. That would involve driving to Beaverton, though, so we're out. Powell's in Beaverton, 8725 SW Cascade, 643-3131, 7:30 pm, free


Not to be confused with Jon Ronson's rollicking book about American extremists, Francine du Plessix's Them is about her parents—Russian émigrés who fled Paris for New York in 1940 and lived the most glamorous lives in the world. This book won the National Book Critics Circle Award. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside, 228-4651, 7:30 pm, free