Living in the Portland area gives me access to the center of the known universe, aka Powell’s Books. This is a vast repository of new and used books, actually in several locations around town and out into the ‘burbs even. The city location is so big you need a map when you go in to find your way around. The place occupies an entire city block (eat your hearts out, booklovers!).
Anyway, I subscribe to their newsletter, and get book reviews sent to my e-mail. I found this yesterday, “Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (And What it Says About Us)” by Tom Vanderbilt, review by Edward L. Glaeser.
Since we’ve been talking about bike commuting, driving, city design and so on, I thought it sounded interesting. I haven’t actually picked it up yet, but I’m definitely adding it to my reading list.