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.
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.
Buy my books when u are here :)
Extensive used book selection
this is truly my favorite book store in the country
Like Ikea for books, luckily they have color-coded maps throughout the multiple levels in their store!
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!
Check out the rare book room. It is a hike but worth the exercise.
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
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.”
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.
A bibliophile’s mecca, this 68,000-square-foot bookstore is filled with new and used titles and hosts frequent author readings. In the rare-book room, you’ll find two 1814 volumes by Lewis and Clark.
The best place to buy the Happy Hour Guidebook!
Be sure to bring a disinterested friend that is willing to drag you out of this place before you buy 30 books.
I want to live in this building.
Immense downtown bookstore that puts New York City's Strand to shame. Follow the signs or end up lost for hours. Lovely mix of new and used; mass-market and small press. Great coffee shop too.
Catch your breath.
Easily could spend all day and more here; but fantastic place to browse any and all subjects. Don't forget to look up for extra copies of books.
Check out the Rare Books Room upstairs. It's like a museum where you can actually touch some of the exhibits!
It is so relaxing to sit at a coffee shop with a few books to browse and some coffee. Worth taking time out for!
Don't forget to explore the Pearl room there is a lot of hidden treasures there.
Picking up a book for a kid? Skip the Children's section and walk across the street to Powell's Books: Store 2. Grab a fun, age-appropriate science or math book instead of that cutesy fluff book.
One of the best places to find unique first editions.
The pearl room is the best, if you can find it.
closest place to heaven you're ever going to get
Phenomenal shop. Amazing selection of books and perfect for gifts.
I'm sorry, did you mean heaven? Could spend my life here.
Ez to navigate...good prices!
Try the books.
Get a map of the store at the info booth :0)
Amazing. Amazing. Amazing. The map of the store is very useful and definitely check out the art/rare books section.