about bikes (and other stuff).
It’s time to get smart, and we don’t just mean using hand signals and fighting traffic tickets.
Making headway against 50 plus years of car-centric policies, planning, and culture is no easy task. We need to educate ourselves. The more we know the better we’ll be able to make the case for bikes, whether we’re talking about intersection design, the history of sprawl, or when to take the lane.
In the spirit of, “To inform and inspire”, we’ve created the BikePortland Bookstore. This is a new section of the site where you can learn about and purchase a carefully chosen selection of books on a variety of topics.
And the best part? When you buy anything from Powell’s (not just the stuff we’ve selected) using our super-secret partnership link a percentage of the purchase price goes directly to BikePortland.org so we can sustain and improve the stories and features we offer.
You can order books to be shipped to you — or better yet, if you are local, you can pick them up by bike! Just choose the “In-Store Pickup” option at checkout to have the books held for you at any Powell’s location.
Maybe you’re looking for a literate, all-encompassing book that gives you the tools you need to navigate the roadway, the culture, and the politics of bicycling — look no further, The The Art of Cycling is the definitive guide.
Or perhaps you want a bike-related kids’ book like SuperGrandpa for the young cyclist in your life.
Or you have been meaning to pick up a couple copies of Metro’s Bike There! map or the The Zinester’s Guide to Portland to keep handy for houseguests.
BikePortland earns a percentage of the price of any books or merchandise that you buy from Powell’s on a visit that originates from this site.
We’ve also opened up a Book Talk section in the Forums where you join a discussion about bike related books and make suggestions about more books to include.
Stay tuned for new books on our books page, and book reviews here on the Front Page (if you want to review a book for BikePortland, drop me a line at elly[at]bikeportland[dot]org).
Check out our special selection of books and remember to add BikePortland.org/books to your list of bookmarks.
How cool are you guys!
Can we add short reader comments to each book in the store? I really liked _Traffic_ and want to let people know about it.
Thanks for the feedback, you two.
Pat, that’s a good question — we have big plans for the bookstore which would involve each book having its own page, with comments enabled. So yes, your reviews coming soon!
wow, this is amazing… I already own a few of these titles, so it is more clear as to why I read this site daily! Very cool.
We’re making a list of bike books on the forums… got a title? Suggest!
I think this is a fantastic idea, and a long time coming – I will offer up the best titles I can suggest (not just my own). And I want readers of this most excellent blog to know that I fully support you purchasing my books through jonathan’s site and supporting bikeportland and powells. To of my favorite institutions. BTW The latest book, Mud, Sweat and Gears – will be out this spring. PS. One of my hopes is that someday soon we’ll see a book by Jonathan M about the bike culture of our fair city. And that it will be sold through my site, his site… everywhere.
“Traffic” is a must read. As is “Momentum is Your Friend”. Excellent idea.
Gene in Tacoma