“Maybe it’s that first experience at Powell’s that led me to a recurring dream that comes along every few months. I’m in a dense urban area with awful traffic that goes out a peninsula. Where the peninsula ends, there’s a Powells Books with a view of the water. The reason this particular Powell’s is noteworthy is that it stocks books that don’t exist, masterpieces from my favorite authors that never were published. No matter the topic, this Powells has just the right book to satisfy even my most obscure curiosities. The theatre section is excellent, and in dreams, that’s where I go first.
The best part of the dream is that, with the exception of the peninsula and view of the water, Portland’s Powells Book often feels just like that!”
—Portland author Richard Melo blogging about his recent reading at Powell’s for the release of his new novel, Happy Talk, reviewed today in Shelf Awareness for Readers. Buy Happy Talk from Powell’s, where they’re always livin’ the dream!