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Powell's Books

Powell's Books is a chain of bookstores in Portland, Oregon, and its surrounding metropolitan area. Powell's headquarters, dubbed Powell's City of Books, claims to be the largest independent new and used bookstore in the world. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
The Powell's Books has 37 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first program was in a 1996, Powell's City of Books. The year with the most videos was 1999 with eight videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2010 with an average of 1,919 views per program. Most appearances with Christopher Farley (3), Chet Orloff (2), Robert Weiss (2). Most common tags: Human Rights, About Books, World History.

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    Banned Books

    Panelists talked about books that have been challenged because of the race, ethnicity, religion, or sexual preference of their…

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    In Order to Live

    Yeonmi Park talked about her book, In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom, about what is was like…

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    Bad Days in History

    Michael Farquhar talked about his book, Bad Days in History: A Gleefully Grim Chronicle of Misfortune, Mayhem, and Misery…

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    How We Got to Now

    Steven Johnson talked about his book, How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World, about the impact of six…

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