GUESS WHAT happens when you visit 20 of Portland's independent bookstores? You buy a bunch of books. Even if you're broke! You can't help it! Here are the titles we had no choice but to buy while writing our "City of Books" feature—along with how much they cost and where we got them. For obvious reasons, we aren't going to tell you the titles or locations of the books we couldn't afford but will be going back for. Because those will be ours. Back off.

Getting Even by Woody Allen ($4 at Hawthorne Boulevard Books)

Surfacing by Margaret Atwood ($2.95 at Wallace Books)

The Enormous Egg by Oliver Butterworth ($1 at Wallace Books)

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card ($3.95 at Wallace Books)

Decoded by Jay-Z ($26 at Monograph Bookwerks)

Modern Library 187: The Sound and the Fury and As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner ($10 at Second Glance Books)

The Lathe of Heaven and The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin ($1 each at Interstellar Overdrive)

Twenty Years of the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction edited by Edward L. Ferman and Robert P. Mills ($5 at Hawthorne Boulevard Books)

The John McPhee Reader by John McPhee ($4 at Cameron's Books and Magazines)

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver ($8 at Wallace Books)

The Man of My Dreams by Curtis Sittenfeld ($1 at Wallace Books)

I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith ($14.90 at Annie Bloom's Books)

Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. ($3.50 at St. Johns Booksellers)

Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley ($8.50 at Green Bean Books)

The 1980 Annual World's Best SF edited by Donald A. Wollheim ($1 at Interstellar Overdrive)