Posted by Elly Blue (Columnist) on July 9th, 2009 at 12:55 pm
Need something to occupy, amaze, and inspire you as you lie on the beach, in your backyard, or on your couch in the coolest room in your house at the end of a long day this summer? Check out the BikePortland Bookstore for ideas, or browse through our most recent additions below.
Through our partnership with Portland’s own Powell’s Books, BikePortland.org will receive a portion of all sales on Powells.com made through the links on this page (including any books and DVDs, not just the ones we link to).
— When you buy books from our bookstore page, you help sustain and improve BikePortland.org —
Via the links below, you can order books to be shipped to you — or better yet, 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.
You can now also use our partnership program to help benefit BikePortland when you sell your used books to Powell’s — just use this link.
|Destroy All Cars|
by Blake Nelson
Let out a sigh for the idealism of youth. The latest young adult novel from acclaimed Portlander Blake Nelson relates the struggles of a 17 year old Beaverton boy who is disillusioned with cars, consumer society, and his ex-girlfriend.
|Heft on Wheels|
by Mike Magnuson
We’ve all heard someone talking about how getting on a bike helped them get fit, lose the extra baggage, feel good, and have more fun. Magnuson tells the story of how taking up biking (he participated in road rides) was the catalyst for changing his life for the better.
|The Boneshaker Almanac|
Edited by Evan P. Schneider
The second issue of this periodical style “field guide” for bicycling is an eclectic, pocket-sized collection of interviews, essays, charts, instructions, poems, and more, all focused on everyday riding.
|The Human-Powered Home: Choosing Muscles Over Motors|
by Tamara Dean
You’ve heard of the pedal-powered washing machine; Tamara Dean tells how she and her husband take it to the next level, powering as many appliances and processes as possible without the use of electricity. Includes photos and instructions so you can head straight for the garage to put your old bike parts and ingenuity to good use
|Free-Range Kids: Giving Our Children the Freedom We Had Without Going Nuts with Worry|
by Lenore Skenazy
Kids are a huge factor in American’s transportation choices. Cars, often deemed a necessity for families, are in fact the number one cause of child mortality, and busy streets and unfriendly landscapes prevent kids from roaming free, getting exercise, and making friends. This popular recent book explodes myths about safety that too often go unquestioned.
Got the Tour in your blood? Check out Powell’s special shelf for books on bicycle racing. Or if you’re yearning to take off and explore the region or the world by bike, they also have a whole section on touring.
Any other ideas for titles we should let the world know about? Please send them to elly(at)bikeportland(dot)org.