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Internet World called our Search feature "the best in the book business." Take just a moment or two to acquaint yourself with its options, and we think you'll agree. Enter an author, a title, or both. Search only within one section or search our entire inventory. View as many as 250 titles on one page, or as few as 10. The Powell's Search feature allows you to tailor your query to find exactly the books you want. Here's how:
Book Class. Only interested in new copies? Or maybe you're looking for bargains - then you'll want to choose "Used and Sale" here. "All," of course, will show you every edition available.
Binding Type. Hardcover, paperback, or "All." Search for audio, video or electronic versions here, too.
Sort By & Then Sort By. How would you like your results to appear? According to price (always lowest to highest)? Maybe first by title, then by price? You decide.
Location. People in the Portland area often browse our inventory online before visiting our stores. Here, by making a selection, you can narrow your search results to include only those at your chosen location.
Titles to display per page. High quantities may take a bit longer to load initially, but with 25, 100, 250, or 500 titles per screen, you'll save the time of clicking through multiple pages of results. Your preferred setting will depend on the speed of your Internet connection and how you like to browse.
Show newly arrived used books only. Search only among the books we've acquired in the past two weeks. Catch great deals on your favorite titles as soon as they land on our shelves! Note, however, that checking this box while selecting "New" in the Book Class drop-down menu or "Video" or "Audio" as Binding will yield no results.