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From humble storefront beginnings in 1971 in a small storefront in Portland, Oregon, Powell’s Books has grown into one of the world’s great bookstores, with five locations in the Portland metropolitan area, and one of the book world’s most successful dot-coms (www.powells.com), serving customers worldwide. Covering an entire city block and holding over a million volumes (both used and new books), Powell’s magnificent flagship store is a Portland institution and a popular tourist destination.

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Best-Selling Architecture Books (January)


The Upcycle: Beyond Sustainability Add to My Reading List

William McDonough
Michael Braungart

The Upcycle is the eagerly awaited follow-up to Cradle to Cradle, one of the most consequential ecological manifestos of our time.


Palm Springs Modern Add to My Reading List

Adele Cygelman

Examines the impact that architects and designers have had on the desert oasis, primarily from the 1940s to the 1960s, when they created one of the most important concentrations of modernist architecture in the world.


The Image of the City Add to My Reading List

Kevin Lynch

What does the city's form actually mean to the people who live there? What can the city planner do to make the city's image more vivid and memorable to the city dweller? To answer these questions Kevin Lynch formulates a new criterion.


Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter Add to My Reading List

Lloyd Kahn

In this book are some 150 builders who have taken things into their own hands, creating tiny homes. Homes on land, homes on wheels, homes on the road, homes on water, even homes in the trees.


Theorizing a New Agenda for Architecture: An Anthology of Architectural Theory 1965 - 1995 Add to My Reading List

Kate Nesbitt

Theorizing a New Agenda for Architecture collects in a single volume the most significant essays on architectural theory of the last thirty years. Among the paradigms presented are architectural postmodernism, phenomenology, semiotics, poststructuralism, deconstruction, and feminism.

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