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    Powell's City of Books
    1005 W Burnside St. between 10th and 11th Ave.
    Portland, OR 97209 United States of America Work 503 228 4651 45.52306687976776, -122.68125772476196 Building 2's books are getting a new home In an effort to bring our full offerings closer to shoppers, beginning on October 14, 2014 at 5:00 p.m., the books in Building 2 will be relocated to the City of Books' main building. Please let us know if we can help you find anything during the transition. Green and Blue are back! On August 1, 2014, after six months of construction on the southeast portion of our store, we unveiled our remodeled Green and Blue Rooms and new front entrance. Get a peek at the changes, and then come explore the new space for yourself! [hr size="10"] About Powell's City of Books: Powell's City of Books is a book lover's paradise, the largest used and new bookstore in the world. Located in downtown Portland, Oregon, and occupying an entire city block, the City stocks more than a million new and used books. Nine color-coded rooms house over 3,500 different sections, offering something for every interest, including an incredible selection of out-of-print and hard-to-find titles. Each month, the Basil Hallward Gallery (located upstairs in the Pearl Room) hosts a new art exhibit, as well as dozens of author events featuring acclaimed writers, artists, and thinkers such as Roddy Doyle, Joyce Carol Oates, Michael Chabon, Annie Leibovitz, and President Jimmy Carter. Visit The Espresso Book Machine® in the Purple Room to publish your own book or print hard-to-find titles, all in the time it takes to make a cup of coffee. The City's Rare Book Room gathers autographed first editions and other collectible volumes for readers in search of a one-of-a-kind treasure. Every day at our buyers' counter in the Orange Room, we purchase thousands of used books from the public. Powell's purchases special collections, libraries, and bookstore inventories as well. A few store facts: • 68,000 square feet packed with books. • We buy 3,000 used books over the counter every day. • Approximately 3,000 people walk in and buy something every day. • Another 3,000 people just browse and drink coffee. • We stock 122 major subject areas and more than 3,500 subsections. • You'll find more than 1,000,000 volumes on our shelves. • Approximately 80,000 book lovers browse the City's shelves every day in Portland and via the Internet. So is our mother ship the world's largest bookstore? Heck, it may be bigger than your whole town. The Washington Post called Powell's "perhaps the best bookstore in the world." You can also browse our store map online in .PDF format. (Please note: All the sections that previously resided in the Blue and Green Rooms have found new homes for the duration of our remodel project. With so many sections on the move, there are changes in virtually every room of the store. To view the temporary store map, click here.) If you've already placed an order for a book via our website and would like to check on its status, please email the internet office at help@powells.com. More about Powell's City of Books: Store Map (PDF)Directions to Powell's City of BooksWorld Cup Coffee & Tea at Powell's City of BooksThe Rare Book Room

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    1. 2014 Holiday Hours

      Daily: 9am–11pm

      Thanksgiving: 10am–6pm

      Christmas Eve: 9am–7pm

      Christmas Day: 10am–6pm

      New Year’s Eve: 9am–7pm

      New Year’s Day: 10am–9pm

    Daily: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

    Sell Us Your Books:
    Daily: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    Rare Book Room:
    Daily: 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.


    Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing
    3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd.
    Beaverton, OR 97005 United States of America Work 503 228 4651 45.49436771181202, -122.81029343605042 Powell's Books has served Beaverton, Oregon, with a west-side location since 1984. In November 2006, Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing opened, confirming the company's commitment to Beaverton customers. The new store location with 32,500 square feet is more than double the space of the previous Cascade Plaza location and rivals the City of Books in downtown Portland. (Okay, we may be pushing it with that statement since the Burnside location is over 68,000 square feet of retail space!) With over half a million used, new, rare, and hard-to-find titles, it's very easy to get lost in the aisles of Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing. "I think we take the best elements of all the Powell's stores and roll them into one," says store manager Paul Smailes. "We have the big store feel of the City of Books, a very large technical book selection to serve our neighbors like Tektronix, Intel, and Nike, along with the largest children's book section of any book store on the West Coast." An expanded author events space and upgraded amenities bring more best-selling authors and children's events to Cedar Hills Crossing. Each month the store hosts authors such as Mirielle Guiliano, Erik Larson, Nick Bantok, and Christopher Kimball. The funky atmosphere of a Powell's Bookstore and a knowledgeable book-loving staff complete this biblio paradise in Portland's western suburbs. The entirety of the Cedar Hills Crossing mall is Wi-Fi enabled, so you can connect your laptop to the wireless network from anywhere in our store.

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    1. 2014 Holiday Hours

      Daily: Mon-Sat: 10am–9pm, Sun: 11am–7pm

      Thanksgiving: Closed

      Christmas Eve: 10am–6pm

      Christmas Day: Closed

      New Year’s Eve: 10am–6pm

      New Year’s Day: 11am–9pm

    Monday - Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    Sunday: 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    Sell Us Your Books:
    Monday - Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Sunday: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


    Powell's Books on Hawthorne
    3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
    Portland, OR 97214 United States of America Work 503 228 4651 45.51214382316533, -122.62604981660843 From appropriately funky beginnings in a slightly funky neighborhood, Powell's on Hawthorne has grown into the largest used and new bookstore on Portland's east side. Located in a vibrant, diverse, and highly desirable neighborhood, Powell's on Hawthorne now covers more than 10,000 square feet of retail space and offers more than 200,000 used and new books. The atmosphere is relaxed, but the store is big enough to warrant a map. Not as extensive as the labyrinth at the City of Books, Powell's on Hawthorne is divided into just three rooms, each named for a neighborhood landmark: Madison, Hawthorne, and Tabor. The latter is named for Mt. Tabor, the world's only extinct volcano residing within city limits. Powell's on Hawthorne hosts lively and interesting author readings several times each week in its Tabor Room. Adjacent to the reading space, readers congregate in The Fresh Pot, an inviting corner of the store serving delicious homemade pastries and other sweet delights, along with some of the best coffee in a town that really knows its coffee. Judy Jewell says, "My favorite thing about working at the Hawthorne store is the lively feeling of community I get from my co-workers and customers. I think next best is the great used books we see here. You just never know what's going to turn up or who's going to turn up to buy it. Like the other day, we got in this copy of Huber the Tuber, a book about tuberculosis. We thought it was goofy and charming so we put it in the front window. That same afternoon, a customer snatched it up, saying it was her first book. Her father had been a lung doctor, and the book had come out when she was a toddler. She was way thrilled and we were all pretty tickled about it." --

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    1. 2014 Holiday Hours

      Daily: Mon-Thurs: 9am–10pm, Fri-Sat: 9am–11pm, Sun: 9am–9pm

      Thanksgiving: Closed

      Christmas Eve: 9am–6pm

      Christmas Day: Closed

      New Year’s Eve: 9am–6pm

      New Year’s Day: 11am–10pm

    Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
    Friday - Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
    Sunday: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

    Sell Us Your Books:
    Daily: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.


    Powell's Books for Home and Garden
    3747 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
    Portland, OR 97214 United States of America Work 503 228 4651 45.51236185397973, -122.62664794921875 Whether it's instructions for home and garden projects, inspiration for decorating and remodeling, or books on cooking and entertaining, Powell's Books for Home and Garden carries the latest to help enhance your nest. In addition to ideas to transform your space, we stock a wide range of books on crafts like knitting, jewelry making, and woodworking, as well as information on the latest approach to landscape design and gardening. Here you'll also find a unique selection of items from around the world: cooking utensils, tablecloths, garden tools and accessories, antique prints, quality dishware, and more. Plus, Powell's Books for Home and Garden is only two doors down from Powell's on Hawthorne, a quintessential general bookstore and hangout. About the Neighborhood The Hawthorne District lies across the Willamette River from downtown and is home to funky shops, restaurants, coffee houses, and pubs. Of Portland's neighborhoods, Hawthorne is "the bohemian." It reflects an urban niche where alternative is considered mainstream, and tie-dyes aren't a thing of the past. Here a hint of patchouli drifts from stores; a flower vendor brightens the sidewalk scenery; "art car" sightings are commonplace (cars decorated hood to trunk with treasures ranging from high-heeled shoes to bowling trophies); and trendsetters shop in hip used-clothing boutiques. On any given evening, live music spills from the open doors of pubs, bibliophiles linger at Powell's, and sidewalk tables host many a brew enthusiast. Brews, that is, as in beer and coffee.

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    1. 2014 Holiday Hours

      Daily: Mon-Sat: 9am–9pm, Sun: 9am–8pm

      Thanksgiving: Closed

      Christmas Eve: 9am–6pm

      Christmas Day: Closed

      New Year’s Eve: 9am–6pm

      New Year’s Day: 11am–9pm

    Monday - Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    Sunday: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    Sell Us Your Books:
    Sell your books just down the street at Powell's on Hawthorne.


    Powell's Books at PDX
    7000 NE Airport Way, Suite 2250
    Portland, OR 97218 United States of America Work 503 228 4651 45.588996160486325, -122.59589910507202 Powell's currently has one location at the Portland International Airport, in the Oregon Market. Powell's Books at PDX offers an eclectic mix of the latest bestsellers, popular fiction and non-fiction, choice used books, games, toys and a wide range of gifts. Travelers usually don't expect to find a used bookstore in an airport, but book loving wanderers have made Powell's Books PDX a primary destination since 1988. We're not a magazine stand that carries a few books: we're a full-service bookstore offering all the amenities and services found at other Powell's locations. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff offers quick, on-the-mark recommendations for long flights, all-day business trips, vacation reading, journeys involving long hours with restless children, or any other combinations of factors involving your travel plans. Even Powell's airport locations buy used books. Sellers can drop off books to sell at any of the three airport locations. Here, these buying transactions require one or two days. After the books are assessed our buyer notifies the seller so that they can return to pick up either the books or their used book payout. PDX is voted the seventh best airport in the world for airport shopping! Read the story at the Huffington Post

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    1. 2014 Holiday Hours

      Daily: 6:00am–10:00pm

      Hours subject to change without notice.

    Oregon Market location:
    Daily: 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

    Hours subject to change without notice.


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Sell Us Your Books

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PayPal Enter the ISBN of each book you wish to sell, click "Sell these books," and wait just a few short moments to receive our offer. If you like our bid, just send the books to us (we'll cover the freight) and receive credit to your Powells.com account or payment via PayPal.

Click here to sell us your books online.

At Our Portland-area Locations

Sell your books over the counter at one of our stores any day of the week. If you have several boxes, make sure to arrive at least an hour before our buying tables close or consider calling to make an appointment. (See sidebar for hours and contact information.)

We require current, state-issued photo ID from all sellers in our stores. If you're coming in to sell us textbooks that are up-to-date and currently in use, be sure to bring your current student ID.

Please keep in mind that each of our locations buys used books, but each location buys only for its own needs.

Please note, as of July 1, 2011, we are no longer buying books at our NW warehouse location. You may sell your books at one of our store locations, the addresses and hours for which can be found in the sidebar (at left).


What we pay for used books

Whether in-store or on-line, we buy books we can resell. Our bids are based on the expected retail value of the books we buy. That retail value is derived from the books' desirability, current and historic market values, in-print prices, conditions, and our current stock levels. We offer 50% more in Powell's credit (to be redeemed in our stores or online) than we do in cash at our stores or through PayPal online.

What we won't buy

With so many books in the world, and our own stock continually changing, it is impossible to say exactly what we'll be interested in at any one time. However, we can say exactly what kinds of books we are not interested in. Those are:

  • Books in poor condition
  • Family bibles
  • Outdated textbooks
  • Old encyclopedia sets
  • Adult series Westerns (Longarm, etc.)
  • Adult series romances (Harlequin, etc.)
  • Many book club editions
  • Magazines
  • Original software users manuals

For more information about selling your used books to Powell's email us at sell@powells.com or call us at 503-228-4651, ext. 5952 (or toll free 800-878-7323, ext. 5952).

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