Powell's Books, Inc.

Powell's City of Books

Bookstore and Art Gallery · Pearl
1005 W Burnside St (at NW 10th Ave.), Portland, OR 97209, United States
Hours:
Open until 11:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 9:00 AM–11:00 PM
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Wi-Fi:
Yes

Powell's City of Books is a book lover's paradise, the largest used and new bookstore in the world.

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    "The world's largest independent book store in the world."(13 Tips)
    Chelsea E.
    "many books in any place"(9 Tips)
    Ian O.
    "One of the best places to get lost in for a book lover!"(8 Tips)
    Ly L.
    "Check out the rare book section!"(12 Tips)
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  • Stephen W.

    Give Portland's first (and currently only) pedestrian scramble a try at the NW entrance (the one on 11th).

    Stephen Weber · 4 days ago
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  • Stephen W.

    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.

    Stephen Weber · 4 days ago
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  • Stephen W.

    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.

    Stephen Weber · 4 days ago
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  • Anna R.

    Get your reading on! You can get lost in there!

    Anna Ross · 4 days ago
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  • Enrique G.

    The assortment is outstanding, can believe how big it is!

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  • Hank C.

    Best bookstore I've ever been to

    Hank Couture · 5 days ago
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  • Björn K.

    Best bookstore. Period.

    Björn Kusa · 6 days ago
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  • Gayla R.

    Rooms and rooms of books. Spend hours reading and browsing.

    Gayla Reese Walsh · 1 week ago
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  • Mary S.

    One of my first stops each visit to pdx. It's like a book maze

    Mary S · 1 week ago
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  • Richard B.

    Love the used and new books shelved together, and the little note cards with staff suggestions. Found several new authors that way.

    Richard Bowers · 2 weeks ago
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  • André Z.

    One of nicest libraries I've ever been in!

    André Zimmermann · 3 weeks ago
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  • Miguel L.

    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!

    Miguel Lozano · 3 weeks ago
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  • Peta S.

    This place was amazing!!!!! Where do I begin. It has everything a book lover could ask for. Highly recommend. I need one in NYC.

    Peta Smile · 3 weeks ago
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  • Roger

    You can literally spend hours in here!

    Roger · January 13
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  • Spencer D.

    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.

    Spencer Dub · January 7
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  • Allison Y.

    Bookworm heaven

    Allison Yu · January 7
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  • Kiki J.

    Boooooooks. Real books.

    Kiki Jones · December 29, 2015
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  • Chris F.

    Amazing adventure of a bookstore that requires multiple visits to truly appreciate!

    Chris F · December 1, 2015
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  • Alex J.

    Love this place. wish I could visit this store with my kids

    Alex Jang · December 1, 2015
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  • Arun S.

    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

    Arun Sudhindra · November 30, 2015
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  • James B.

    The world's biggest bookstore. If you like books then this is the place to come.

    James Bates · November 26, 2015
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  • Matt F.

    Craziest bookstore I've ever been in.

    Matt Folger · November 24, 2015
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  • Alex

    Try not to get lost!

    Alex · November 23, 2015
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  • Emily C.

    Fantastic! Books for every person. I love exploring the newer section but also going upstairs where it's quieter and less crowded.

    Emily Creasy · November 14, 2015
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  • Dørte

    it's huge!

    Dørte · November 10, 2015
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  • Chris H.

    Go early Sunday. Grab a coffee and just get lost in the stacks.

    Chris Hayes · October 25, 2015
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  • Carmen S.

    If you are looking for a good book go here! You can find an amazing book anywhere in this store.

    Carmen Sharpe · October 24, 2015
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  • Peter K.

    Best bookstore in America!

    Peter Korneffel · October 17, 2015
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  • Jenna A.

    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.

    Jenna Anderson · October 11, 2015
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  • Karen P.

    Amazing, plan to spend the day

    Karen Pike Fecteau · October 9, 2015
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  • Javier C.

    Love it! They have a place for you to use your computer, sit and read.

    Javier Carmona · October 7, 2015
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  • Tanzala D.

    Love this place!! Favorite place to get lost. So many books

    Tanzala Dickerson · October 6, 2015
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  • Brandon H.

    Stepping in the doors gives me goosebumps every time.

    Brandon Hoang · October 5, 2015
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  • Liz D.

    May be dangerous to note that they will ship. Also, the staff recommendations are usually spot on.

    Liz D · September 28, 2015
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  • Aptain U.

    truly inspiring and calming and huge

    Aptain Urthei · September 24, 2015
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  • Storm C.

    So many books!!!

    Storm C. · September 22, 2015
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  • Christopher E.

    So many books. All the books. Best place to find a gift book.

    Christopher Embrey · September 22, 2015
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  • Mike W.

    It is ridiculous how big it is, very easy to get lost in.

    Mike Waleke · September 16, 2015
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  • Ty S.

    Be sure to check out the room of rare books.

    Ty Smith · September 16, 2015
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  • tessa c.

    Giant bookstore with everything you can imagine

    tessa c · September 15, 2015
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  • mario a.

    Visit the rare book room on the top floor when it is open. So awesome!!

    mario anima · September 14, 2015
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  • Kaitlin T.

    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.

    Kaitlin T · September 9, 2015
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  • Jay P.

    Get yourself lost on the multiple floors with thousands of books! Don't forget to pick up a few goodies that they sell too!

    Jay Phung · September 5, 2015
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  • Toño R.

    Book Heaven!!!!!

    Toño Requena · August 27, 2015
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  • Caroline J.

    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.

    Caroline Janas · August 27, 2015
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  • andrew r.

    Like the Strand but cleaner and more organized.

    andrew ross · August 15, 2015
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