Oops, sorry, that's Portland-speak. Powells is a very large independent
bookstore with new and used titles shelved together, so you get to see
quite a range on the subject. The main store is such a maze (and several
floors) that they give you a map of the store:
Powell's Technical Books is a smaller store a few blocks from the main store
where the largest concentrations are computer books, engineering, math,
physics, construction, and hard-core academic sciences. Yesterday was
Fup's birthday (the retired store cat, who is reputed to have gained much
knowledge just by sleeping on the shelves).
Then there's the Hawthorne store, concentration on home and gardens:
And a couple of satellite stores in the 'burbs and and at the airport.
Good stuff. Pretty good company. I'd sooner buy books from them than
most of the discounters, even if I am paying a bit more. I think that quite
a few of us use Powell's as a backup library... if it's not on the shelf
at the local library, there's a fair chance you can find it at Powell's
right now. <g>
Oh, and as a lagniappe: a book I spotted on the shelves yesterday, with some
really interesting stuff, including some sanitation:
Had to look that up.. what an interesting word thankyou.
Has anyonme else noticed that when they hear a new word for the first
time, nine times out of ten it turns up again a day or so later?
we sued a composting toilet when we lived in rural, they are the
greatest product out and if fitted to all homes would save lots of
water resources in our drought ridden towns.
the one we used was natur-loo (you will be able to google a link to
their site), even if you can't get it over there it will give you a
look at waht is a very simple versatile system, with very minimal
mechanical application involved (if you have good wind where you are
then there is no need for the electric driven vent fans).
we ran ours as dry system meaning all but incidental urines was kept
out of the system (that is better used fresh onto food trees or
gardens), we were very pleased.
On Fri, 24 Aug 2007 11:41:15 -0700, "Eigenvector"
With peace and brightest of blessings,
len & bev
"Be Content With What You Have And
May You Find Serenity and Tranquillity In
A World That You May Not Understand."
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