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  2. Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing
    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.


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    503-228-4651

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

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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.

More about Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing: Directions to Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing


 

Here are just some of the books we're talking about at Powell's.

  1. My Teacher Is a Monster! (No, I Am Not.)

    Bobby's teacher is a monster! I mean, just look at her! So, what happens when he finds her in his favorite spot in the park? Keep your eye on Peter Brown's hilarious and subtly morphing illustrations in this lovely book about friendship and the way we see each other.

    Recommended by Gigi Little June 27, 2014


  2. Going Somewhere

    Going Somewhere is an adventure, a love story, and an utterly addictive read. Benson's tale of crossing the country by bike with his girlfriend might make you think twice about making the same journey, but you won't be able to tear yourself away from this sharp-eyed, hilarious memoir.

    Recommended by Josephine June 27, 2014


  3. Conversion

    Suspenseful and enjoyably creepy, Conversion tells the story of a private high school engaged in modern-day Salem witch trials. Colleen's friends are suddenly falling ill, and no one quite understands why.

    Recommended by Mary Jo June 27, 2014


  4. Midnight Library

    This delightful bedtime book is a perfect addition to a young reader's collection. Illustrated in charming linocut prints is the story of a little librarian and her owl assistants, who go on reading adventures to help the animals that inhabit the night library!

    Recommended by Aubrey June 20, 2014


  5. Adventures with Barefoot Critters

    What do the forest creatures do all year? Teagan White weaves an alphabetical tale with rhyming verse and wistful, whimsical old-fashioned illustrations. It's a sweet way for kids to learn not only the alphabet but the months of the year and the turn of the seasons.

    Recommended by Naomi June 20, 2014


  6. The Silkworm

    An alluring mystery written in a classic style, the new Cormoran Strike novel from J. K. Rowling (Galbraith is a pseudonym) is utterly satisfying. Gritty, well-paced, and peopled with compelling characters, The Silkworm is a compulsive, clue-driven read.

    Recommended by Ted June 19, 2014


  7. The Prince of Venice Beach

    Cali is enjoying being hired to find people on the streets of Venice Beach, until he meets a young woman who causes him to question the morality of finding people who don't want to be found. This is an exciting mystery, perfect for your summer reading list.

    Recommended by Jen M. June 17, 2014


  8. Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?

    This book is a series of conversations — dialogue only — between a guy and the various people he has kidnapped and shackled in separate buildings. Slowly you discover who he is and why he's done what he's done. Weird and intriguing, it's one of the most thought-provoking and engaging books I've read in a while.

    Recommended by Lizzy June 17, 2014


  9. The Glass Sentence

    It's 1891 in Boston, but time hasn't quite been the same since the Great Disruption. It varies, depending on where in the world you are. Sophia lives with her uncle, a renowned cartographer who suddenly gets kidnapped. Sophia sets out to find him, and the adventure begins. Exquisite world-building and a cast of memorable characters make this an outstanding novel, and you won't want to miss the pirates!

    Recommended by Mary Jo June 17, 2014


  10. Dreamwood

    Set in an alternate Pacific Northwest home to outlaws, werewolf princesses, a magical tree, a noble native population, and more, Dreamwood follows tenacious Lucy and her new friend Pete as they set out to find Lucy's father, a ghostologist who has recently disappeared while doing research. This is a super fun, smart read with a lot of adventure mixed in.

    Recommended by Abby June 17, 2014


  11. The Rise and Fall of Great Powers

    The Rise and Fall of Great Powers has a wonderful sense of time and place ('88 Bangkok, '99 New York, '11 Wales) and a great cast of characters (Tooly, Venn, Humphrey). On the last page, I felt lucky to have met these newfound friends but sad to say goodbye.

    Recommended by Shawn D. June 17, 2014


  12. The Sound of Things Falling

    Set in the aftermath of Colombia's horrific drug wars, Vásquez's elegant novel provides an intimate look at a generation still coming to terms with the crimes of a not-so-distant past. Written from the perspective of a law professor who unknowingly befriends a drug mule, The Sound of Things Falling offers a wholly original story told with an intensity that reverberates.

    Recommended by Abby June 17, 2014


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