Powell's City of Books is a book lover's paradise, the largest used and new bookstore in the world.
Give Portland's first (and currently only) pedestrian scramble a try at the NW entrance (the one on 11th).
Books on hold is insanely quick for in-stock books. Usually same-day service and you can call the store to request books for hold. Head on up to the top floor when you arrive.
Home to not one, but three Manga sections. You'll find them by the cafe, by the elevator that doesn't serve all floors, and by the stairs to the upper level registers.
Get your reading on! You can get lost in there!
The assortment is outstanding, can believe how big it is!
Best bookstore I've ever been to
Best bookstore. Period.
Rooms and rooms of books. Spend hours reading and browsing.
One of my first stops each visit to pdx. It's like a book maze
Love the used and new books shelved together, and the little note cards with staff suggestions. Found several new authors that way.
One of nicest libraries I've ever been in!
A Portland must! When the system tells you they don't have the book you're looking for, go and snoop around the counters I found one they told me was out of stock!
This place was amazing!!!!! Where do I begin. It has everything a book lover could ask for. Highly recommend. I need one in NYC.
You can literally spend hours in here!
If you plan to sell books, either enter at the Orange Room, or snag an escort when you enter via the Green Room. Staff might get a little cranky otherwise.
Boooooooks. Real books.
Amazing adventure of a bookstore that requires multiple visits to truly appreciate!
Love this place. wish I could visit this store with my kids
One of the best places to visit in lovely PDX. Tons of great books, keep an eye out for new and used ones if you're looking for a steal
The world's biggest bookstore. If you like books then this is the place to come.
Craziest bookstore I've ever been in.
Try not to get lost!
Fantastic! Books for every person. I love exploring the newer section but also going upstairs where it's quieter and less crowded.
Go early Sunday. Grab a coffee and just get lost in the stacks.
If you are looking for a good book go here! You can find an amazing book anywhere in this store.
Best bookstore in America!
They call it city of books for good reason. It's easy to get lost amongst the shelves full of adventure, cooking, travel, history... You name it. It's truly a metropolis.
Amazing, plan to spend the day
Love it! They have a place for you to use your computer, sit and read.
Love this place!! Favorite place to get lost. So many books
Stepping in the doors gives me goosebumps every time.
May be dangerous to note that they will ship. Also, the staff recommendations are usually spot on.
truly inspiring and calming and huge
So many books!!!
So many books. All the books. Best place to find a gift book.
It is ridiculous how big it is, very easy to get lost in.
Be sure to check out the room of rare books.
Giant bookstore with everything you can imagine
Visit the rare book room on the top floor when it is open. So awesome!!
The Mecca of books. This place is so huge, you probably need days to appreciate it. I'm jealous of Portlanders who have continuous access to this place.
Get yourself lost on the multiple floors with thousands of books! Don't forget to pick up a few goodies that they sell too!
So many books and so many people which is uplifting to see in this digital age. Old and new books together sit well and you'll be sure to find something you want. Good coffee too.
Like the Strand but cleaner and more organized.