Powell's Books, Portland, Ore., is exploring a new market--a farmers market. Beginning April 25 and lasting through October 24, on the last Saturday of each month, the bookstore will operate a 10' x 20' booth in the Portland Farmers Market's PSU location, where it will sell new and used books.
The book selections will change with the seasons, so that the first several themes are "going to seed," which features titles about seed gardening and composting, and "localvores," which highlights books about preparing local food and eating locally, while later in the year, "preserving" has books about "capturing the harvest" and "fun with fungi" focuses on books about hunting and cooking mushrooms.
In a statement, Michael Lamb, customer services manager of Powell's, said, "Our participation in the farmers market is a natural extension of our sustainability efforts and that is part of the reason why we'll offer used books."
Ann Forsthoefel, executive director of the farmers market, said, "Two iconic Portland organizations are coming together to provide our shoppers a wonderful collection of books to help market-goers prepare and store the region's bounty and grow some of their own food."