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I’m a self professed nerd and when it comes to bookstores I can spend days just poking around. Powell’s is a rarity among bookstores. Not only do they have a mix of new and used together (yay!) but they also have a system that works...More
What a huge bookstore! I'm not a reader and was impressed. Computer system to find books was great and accurate. Tons of different rooms of shelves from floor to ceiling. We bought two book and weren't even planning on it.
It's really not so much all about used books. There are many, many books to choose from. We had a great time perusing the titles in the children's section and brought back a couple of volumes that caught our eye. I can see why people...More
The place is immense, taking a whole city block, with stacks running for what feels like miles in all directions. Patience, a copy of their map, and a sharp eye can reveal gems all over. If you can, take the time to wander the rare...More
Powell's is simply AMAZING. It is a must-do on any visit to Portland. How can you beat a gigantic bookstore that takes up an entire city block? We explored for about an hour (if we didn't have more to do, we could have easily spent...More
This is the biggest bookstore I have ever saying and I am proud that there still remains a bookstore This large when all other bookstores have closed or have greatly diminished their selection. Each section of Powell’s city of books is a different genre. I...More
I have been to Powells many times over the past 40 years, it is still huge, with an incredible selection of new and used books. I have pretty much cured my bibliomania, but decided to stop in and browse anyway. Even though I am not...More
They have a parking lot! I also usually find parking on the street a couple blocks to the west. And, I often combine Powell's with a stop at Whole Foods, so I park at Whole Foods, go to Powell's, come back to WF and buy what... More
They have a parking lot! I also usually find parking on the street a couple blocks to the west. And, I often combine Powell's with a stop at Whole Foods, so I park at Whole Foods, go to Powell's, come back to WF and buy what I need - parking is free if you spend $10 (their 365 brand is affordable!) and you're not there more than two hours, last time I did this, anyway; things change so check ahead. Enjoy!