Synopses & Reviews
Shelf Life takes viewers on a whirlwind trip through Powell's City of Books, the world's largest bookstore. It seeks out customers and staff, book buyers and sellers, writers and readers, to discover what this exceptional place means to them, and why reading is important. Writers Chuck Palahniuk and Ursula K. Le Guin, among others, weigh in on the joy and necessity of reading and how it makes us who we are. A love letter to the book itself, Shelf Life gets readers to "tell all" in the aisles and reveal the books that changed their lives. Powell's is a beloved institution in its hometown of Portland, Oregon. Now, viewers and readers everywhere can go inside, browse the shelves, experience the eccentric, opinionated staff, and think about what book they'd like to get their hands on if they could have anything they wanted.