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Powell's City of Books

5,355 Reviews

Powell's City of Books

5,355 Reviews
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Leitchie71 wrote a review Nov 2020
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I get happily lost in this bookstore at least once during every trip to Portland. It’s huge and has books of every genre plus magnets, postcards, stationery, projects for kids, and unique knickknacks! It’s much bigger than the Tattered Cover in Denver.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Fox M wrote a review Nov 2020
Winchester, California92 contributions21 helpful votes
This place is HUGE. And thats with certain parts of it shut down due to covid. Do yourself a favor, and even if you're not looking for a book, go inside. They sell stationary material and souvenirs as well. The staff is knowledgeable and helpful. It's well reviewed for a reason!
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Robert T wrote a review Oct 2020
Nashville, Tennessee35 contributions4 helpful votes
Powell’s was recommended by friends as a must to stop and shop. They are following Covid-19 procedures and minimize capacity. Wait outside till your turn. Social distancing expected as well as face coverings. FYI only a couple sections of the store are open. So there expansive inventory may not be available when you visit. This is a city business in the Pearl District. Meter parking, Lyft or public transport are your options.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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ccjdonovan wrote a review Oct 2020
New York City, New York17 contributions
Literally could spend hours here and we are from NYC where we have the Strand!!! Prices, staff and selection can not be beat! Some rooms were covid closed but they made up for it with the selections in the green room. Awesome place!!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Debbie T wrote a review Oct 2020
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While only a few of the rooms are open for business now, we were really happy to go inside and make a few purchases at one of our favorite Portland stops. They are doing everything they can to make it a safe shopping experience and I certainly wish them the best!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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