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    Powell's Books operates four stores in Portland, Oregon, and one in nearby Beaverton. We also have a number of warehouses and book sources locally, nationally, and internationally.

    In Portland, call us at 503-228-4651. Or, call us toll-free at 800-878-7323.

  2. Powell's City of Books (read more)
    Our flagship location with over one million books!
    1005 W Burnside St. between 10th and 11th Ave.
    Portland, OR 97209 (map/directions) United States of America Work 503 228 4651 45.52306687976776, -122.68125772476196 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, open 365 days a year. 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. If you've already placed an order for a book via our website and would like to check on its status, please email us 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

    Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing (read more)
    3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd.
    Beaverton, OR 97005 (map/directions) 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.

    Powell's Books on Hawthorne (read more)
    3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
    Portland, OR 97214 (map/directions) 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." --

    Powell's Books for Home and Garden (read more)
    3747 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
    Portland, OR 97214 (map/directions) 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.

    Powell's Books at PDX (read more)
    7000 NE Airport Way, Suite 2250
    Portland, OR 97218 (map/directions) 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. Powell’s airport location even buys used books. These transactions require one or two days. Sellers can drop off books at their convenience, and after the books are assessed, our buyer will notify 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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Here are just some of the books we're talking about at Powell's.

  1. Tampa

    This blistering excavation of the mind of a pedophile is absolutely riveting. Celeste Price becomes a teacher and carefully arranges her life in order to continuously have a fresh supply of young boys on hand. Her entire life revolves around her anticipatory, and then eventual, conquests, and her introspection never once goes beyond her insatiable libido.

    Her stunning physical beauty seems to deflect the accusations that are eventually directed her way, and Tampa morphs into a damning commentary on the worth of females based solely on their appearance. She can't possibly be that beautiful and be "bad," can she? Nutting somehow manages to make sure that her readers are both attracted to, and repulsed by, Celeste, and provides one hell of a wild ride. Excellent!

    Recommended by Dianah April 15, 2015


  2. Cadillac Desert

    Almost 30 years since its original publication, this absorbing, no-holds-barred condemnation of water policy in the American West remains an essential book for understanding our current water crisis, with California grappling with the most severe drought in recent history and the threat of global water shortages growing ever more real. Reisner reveals how the West's transformation from a barren landscape to a lush paradise is the result of corruption, greed, and devastating environmental practices that have plagued a vast region of the country for well over a century. Regardless of where you live, this is vital reading on our most precious resource.

    Recommended by Abby April 14, 2015


  3. The Road to Character

    A provocative look at morality for our age, Brooks' insightful profiling of some of the world's great thinkers and leaders offers understanding into their priorities, limitations, and values and by extension gives us an opportunity to rethink our own.

    Recommended by Chandler April 10, 2015


  4. The Dead Lands

    Benjamin Percy spins a post-apocalyptic tale starring Lewis Meriwether and Wilhemina Clark. Once again, the intrepid duo heads West on a mission. Giant bats and various mutants greet them as they traverse the tortured landscape toward the mythic Cascadia.

    Recommended by Mary Jo April 10, 2015


  5. What My Daughter Wore

    I do not have a daughter of my own, but as soon as I saw this, I instantly fell in love. The illustrations come from a Brooklyn mother who drew (and also documents on her blog of the same name) what her tween daughter and her daughter's friends were wearing. The combined results are phenomenal. These girls' fearless, laid-back style and self-expression puts them in a class all their own, brought to life in smooth, colorful sketches, making this one of the most original fashion books on youth that I've ever come across.

    Recommended by Aubrey April 10, 2015


  6. Long Man

    Amy Greene writes a suspenseful eco-terrorism tale here. When the local electric company installs a dam on the Long Man River, they plan to flood the town of Yuneetah in the Tennessee Valley. As the flooding nears, most of the town folk have been begrudgingly bought out of their property, except for Annie Clyde Dodson. She has a historical and familial connection with her land, and her plan is to never leave willingly. Three days before the scheduled flooding, as a disgruntled former resident returns to town, Annie's three-year-old daughter disappears into the Tennessee wilderness during a raging storm. Addressing such issues as poverty, government, personal rights, home, marriage, and parenting, Long Man is an edge-of-your-seat tension-filled read.

    Recommended by Dianah April 8, 2015


  7. Martin Marten

    Martin Marten does for Mt. Hood what Mink River did for the Oregon coast; that is, it somehow shows just how whimsical and quaint a small town can be, and to such a degree that you fall in love with Doyle's version of this place and secretly want to live there. Martin Marten follows the lives of two inhabitants of "the Zag" near Rhododendron on Mt. Hood: an adolescent boy named Dave and a marten named Martin (just go with it!). Told with Doyle's distinctive attention to minute details and things often unseen, Martin Marten is bursting with the adventures of not only Dave and Martin, but all the millions of inhabitants (animal, vegetable, AND mineral) on this small patch of land on the side of a mountain. Doyle's fervent affection for both humans and nonhumans is the foundation of this story of survival, home, family, coming of age, love, and grace.

    Doyle has a sharp eye for breathtaking beauty and a sharp ear for dialogue, and his staggering language will wrap you up in its enormous embrace and take you on a trip so unusual and so entertaining, you will love every minute of it. His style is so remarkable, it doesn't go too far to tap him as one of Oregon's most-beloved wordsmiths.

    Recommended by Dianah April 8, 2015


  8. The Tapper Twins Go to War (With Each Other)

    Twelve-year-old twins Claudia and Reese Tapper each tell their tale of sibling rivalry in this highly entertaining story. The detailed documentation of their epic prank includes photos, chat logs, gaming screenshots, and text messages between their too-busy and clueless parents in this first of a four-book series. A great dual read-aloud!

    Recommended by Kim T. April 8, 2015


  9. So You've Been Publicly Shamed

    Now more than ever, one moment of bad judgment — say, a poorly conceived tweet — can lead to an online feeding frenzy with life-changing ramifications. In this entertaining yet eye-opening book, Ronson details how we've entered a new age of public shaming and the effects on both the condemned and the condemners (us).

    Recommended by Renee P. April 8, 2015


  10. Have You Seen My Monster?

    With whimsical, masterful black-and-white art accented with flashes of color, Steve Light draws a lovely follow-up to Have You Seen My Dragon? Kids will love looking for the lost monster — and while they may not notice, they'll be learning all about shapes along the way.

    Recommended by Gigi Little April 8, 2015


  11. The Distant Marvels

    The Distant Marvels is good old-fashioned storytelling at its finest. Acevedo doesn't rely on any gimmicks or unlikely plot twists, and instead crafts a captivating multigenerational tale that will linger in your memory for a long time to come.

    Recommended by Shawn April 8, 2015


  12. The Dirty Apron Cookbook

    Chef Dave Robertson was born to teach cooking. Dirty Apron, the eponymous cookbook from his Vancouver, BC, deli and cooking school, celebrates recipes both funky and grand. Robertson's thoughtful presentation makes cooking easy for beginners yet also intriguing for the experienced cook. This is the rare cookbook that everyone will love.

    Recommended by Tracey T. April 8, 2015


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