Powell's City of Books is a book lover's paradise, the largest used and new bookstore in the world.
Portland: It claims to be the largest independent bookstore in the world. With over 4 million used and new books, you're sure to find that Slash autobiography you've been looking for! -IFC Staff
"Powell’s City of Books is the largest independent bookstore in the US. Actually, it's not so impressive when you realize there are only 4 bookstores left in the US." - Conan O'Brien
They have an app!
City of books, indeed! Best part - the used are filed right alongside the new.
Read. Think. Discuss. Grow. Now read some more.
This is a must if you are visiting Portland for the first time.
Used books and get lost in the store. Save some time - it's fun to find a way out!
Head to the top floor to check out the Rare Book Room & Art Gallery to the left.
Grab a coffee and a window seat and just try to read your book while the city walks by.
Chef Leather Storrs from Noble Rot in Portland says, "Grab 'All That the Rain Promises,' an indispensible field guide for mushrooming."
Take your out of town guests here, but if your a true geek head two blocks down to Powell's Technical Books.
this is truly my favorite book store in the country
Extensive used book selection
Like Ikea for books, luckily they have color-coded maps throughout the multiple levels in their store!
Buy my books when u are here :)
Check out the rare book room. It is a hike but worth the exercise.
It claims to be the largest independent bookstore in the world. With over 4 million used and new books, you're sure to find that Slash autobiography you've been looking for!
getchyo bookz dawg. s^ portland.
free 2 hours parking now at the old Doc Martens Store lot!
Read a book that you don't have to plug in to charge
A great place to take out of town guests. You can't beat their sci-fi section!
Don't go unless you plan on buying something. The temptation is just too much.
Be sure to bring a disinterested friend that is willing to drag you out of this place before you buy 30 books.
Catch your breath.
Make out with your girlfriend.
I want to live in this building.
It is so relaxing to sit at a coffee shop with a few books to browse and some coffee. Worth taking time out for!
Find business books on the ground fl. Orange Room, Aisles 531-534. We’re impressed with the selection of business writing, green business, and non-profit books. So many books on grant-writing!
Did you know? The Latin inscription on the “Pillar of Books” at the NW 11th and Couch St entrance is translated as “Buy the book, read the book, enjoy the book, sell the book.”
One of the best places to find unique first editions.
closest place to heaven you're ever going to get
I'm sorry, did you mean heaven? Could spend my life here.
Ez to navigate...good prices!
Try the books.
Check out the Rare Books Room upstairs. It's like a museum where you can actually touch some of the exhibits!
Great for books!
Look for autographed copies of A Tiger in the Kitchen: A Memoir of Food and Family in food writing! (Aisle 530)
A must for anyone who doesn't get the same pleasure from the digital format of today's reading!
Miss your girlfriend.
You can buy book here ! It's the best
If you want a souvenir, buy a Powell's reusable bag to carry your books in.
Unrivaled. Legendary bookstore. A tad spendy for used but worth it.
Four whole aisles dedicated to nothing but cooking...holy hell books!