Powell's City of Books
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over 2 years ago
It really is a great, huge, independent bookstore. My husband and I would go on dates to Powell’s and spend way too much time browsing its multiple levels of used and new books. It’s worth the hype it receives (and is turning 50 this year!).

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over 2 years ago
Portland's famous independent seller of books since 1971. It's a must see for locals and tourists.
over 2 years ago
Portland's famous bookstore - take the day and get lost in here.
  • over 2 years ago
almost 3 years ago
Support a Northwest book store and independent authors. One of our favorite days in the house is when the Powell's subscription box arrives and we get to unbox a new adventure. Every eight weeks, a box arrives with beautifully designed books by independent authors and a surprise gift (we've received a flower press and a kid's magnifying glass as an example). The books are some of our favorite books that we would have never discovered and the goodies that come inside the box offer hours of fun and exploration. Their website does not do this justice. I have to hand it to the curators of Powell's Box for Kids.

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About Powell's City of Books


Everyday: 10am - 6pm


Powell's Books is an independent book store, opened in 1971, offering a large selection of used, new, rare, and out-of-print books. The online store offers a combined selection of all of its warehouses and retail locations to offer more than 4.5 million books in all.