Posts tagged “powells books”
March 12, 2013
Economist and author of The Approaching Great Transformation: Toward a Livable Post Carbon Economy spoke at at Powell’s Books in Portland to a full house yesterday. We are standing on the brink of a momentous time in history, when the natural resources that the global economy has relied upon for the past century are drying up. There is a necessity for change, but what will that change look like and will it come soon enough? Economist Joel Magnuson explains that the choices we make today as we adapt to mounting scarcity may be the most important historical events of the 21st century.
As Magnuson makes clear, an economy so deeply reliant on fast-disappearing resources has no future. Economists have been cautioning us for decades that the approaching decline in oil will seriously impair food production, along with almost every other major industry.
Magnuson takes an uplifting approach of looking beyond corporate globalization to alternative systems such as localization.
May 31, 2012
Oh hey there Portland!
Political cartoonist Ted Rall will be speaking about and signing copies of his latest book The Book of O(bama) at Powell’s Books on Thursday, May 31, at 7:30pm. Come to the event and hear this insightful, biting voice speak about his take on Obama’s first term.
Powell’s is located at:
3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, Oregon
Click here to learn more!
December 15, 2010Dec. 15, 2010, Time TBA, Barry Gifford will be speaking at Powell's Books about his latest work Sad Stories of the Death of Kings, a collection of short stories about a young boy coming of age without a father figure. This is the first book published by Gifford and Seven Stories that is also available for young adults. Location: 1005 West Burnside Portland, OR 97209. Check back for updates or go to www.powells.com.