THURSDAY 5/19

Stop the Next War Now
Editors Medea Benjamin and Jodie Evans share this new book featuring anti-war writings from notables like Eve Ensler and Amy Goodman. It professes to provide "the tools to rally the millions around the world who oppose the war in Iraq to action." Powell's Books on Hawthorne , 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd, 238-1668, 7:30 pm

War by Candlelight
Daniel Alarcón presents this new collection of short stories set in Third World urban centers and various divided nations. Powell's City of Books , 1005 W Burnside St., 228-4651, 7:30 pm

FRIDAY 5/20

Peter Pouncey
At the tender age of 67, Pouncey has published his first novel, Rules for Old Men Waiting, a one-time Scottish athlete's reflections on his own mortality and World War I. Powell's City of Books , 1005 W Burnside, 228-4651, 7:30 pm

SATURDAY 5/21

Philip Jenks, Nico Alvarado, Deborah Sposito Poets sound off. Jenks has a new collection: My First Painting Will Be "The Accuser." Pacific Switchboard , 4637 N Albina, 233-2787, 7 pm

MONDAY 5/23

Nicole Krauss
Krauss presents The History of Love, her follow-up to Man Walks into a Room. Powell's Books on Hawthorne , 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd, 238-1668, 7:30 pm

Eric Bogosian
See "My, What A Busy Week!" pg 15.
Powell's City of Books , 1005 W Burnside, 228-4651, 7:30 pm

TUESDAY 5/24

Powell's Square Deal Sale
Once again, Powell's flushes out all its unsold crap under the guise of offering you a sweet deal: 30,000 books all for under $4. Expect a lot of really bad paperbacks, completely dated and useless textbooks, biographies of second rate historical figures like James Garfield, and perhaps a hidden gem or two. Pioneer Square , 701 SW 6th, May 24-26, 9 am - 8 pm

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Robert Littell
The master of the spy thriller (The Company) brings his latest to P-Town: Legends. Powell's City of Books , 1005 W Burnside, 228-4651, 7:30 pm

WEDNESDAY 5/25

Daniel Buck, Marissa Madrigal, Mark Russell, Paul Ash
Paul Ash of Sniffy Linings press shares another one of his signature monologues, and Daniel Buck celebrates the release of his new book The Greatest Show on Earth. Reading Frenzy , 921 SW Oak, 7 pm

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