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Jon Raymond: To Oregon and Beyond

With his new novel, the writer known best for his Oregon-set movies with director Kelly Reichardt ventures beyond our borders and into the future.

Judith Arcana: This is Jane

Stage and Studio: Dmae Lo Roberts has a timely pro-choice conversation with Portland writer Judith Arcana, a veteran of the pre-Roe v. Wade fight for abortion rights.

Hidden treasure in downtown Portland

The Special Collections Room at Central Library is a place for serious research amid a trove of rarities, from 13th century Bibles to early-edition copies of Beatrix Potter’s children’s tales.

Eastern Oregon light, comfy chairs and shelves of books -- how could any booklover resists this scene at JaxDog Cafe and Books in La Grande? Photo by: Laura Hancock, JaxDog Cafe and Books

Take a tour of Eastern Oregon bookstores

Booklovers itching to hit the road will find plenty to read – and sometimes coffee and friendly shop dogs – at 13 independent stores east of the Cascades.