Powell's Books at PDX
Powell's Books at PDX
7000 NE Airport Way, Suite 2250
Portland, OR 97218
Oregon Market location:
Daily: 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Hours subject to change without notice.
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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Here are just some of the books we're talking about at Powell's.
South of the Border, West of the Sun
Following the coming-of-age of Hajime, a lonely only child, into his young adulthood, marriage, and adult life, South of the Border, West of the Sun is a melancholy tale of a life of longing. Exploring love, attraction, sexuality, and happiness, Murakami's brilliant novel visits a marriage on the knife-edge of disaster. The tension, the indecision, and the longing are so palpable, you ache for each and every character. As the marital knots are painfully untangled, you can only wonder at Murakami's genius for capturing the ruin of a life, and laying it down on paper. Wonderful!
Recommended by Dianah January 19, 2015
In this tender and amusing story, Bethany, who is half-fictional, is looking for her fictional father by entering books. Meanwhile, Owen wishes to star in a book series. They form a reluctant friendship and encounter characters from books who are never quite sure who they are.
Recommended by Richard C. January 16, 2015
How to Fly a Horse
Drawing on countless examples of innovators and inventors, Ashton reminds us by example that creativity depends on hard work and perseverance, with a splash or two of genius topping off the mix. You might not reinvent the wheel after reading this, but you will be energized and inspired to exercise your creative muscles.
Recommended by Mary Jo January 16, 2015
Firefight (The Reckoners #2)
You'll lose yourself in this riveting post-apocalyptic series in which the villains all have superpowers and the rebels committed to fight them are a motley crew of humans. If you haven't read Sanderson's Steelheart, DO IT — so you can dive into Firefight.
Recommended by Xander January 16, 2015
The Case of the Missing Moonstone (The Wollstonecraft Detective Agency # 1)
A delightfully clever start of a new mystery series, The Case of the Missing Moonstone brings together a young Ada Lovelace (the world's first computer programmer) and Mary Shelley (Frankenstein author) as they form a detective agency and become unlikely friends. The book combines humor and tenderness with a sprinkling of historical facts, making for a promising series beginning.
Recommended by Richard C. January 16, 2015
Somewhere between the edge of sleep and wakefulness, After Dark resides. Told in one evening, with chapters indicated by time-stamps, Murakami's tale of both somnambulists and insomniacs is still, stark, and seductive. With a bonus delicious, "thriller-ish" story thread, After Dark is a little slice of Murakami heaven.
Recommended by Dianah January 15, 2015
In this follow-up to his compelling memoir The Other Wes Moore, Moore continues his story as a new Rhodes Scholar through the next 10 years of his life. Broken down into chapters of "lessons," The Work is an inspiration, encouraging service to others as a way to find meaning.
Recommended by Genevieve A. January 13, 2015
A Wonderful Year
In his new book, Nick Bruel takes us through all four seasons of one particular (funny, sometimes sweet, sometimes nutso) year. A Wonderful Year is packed full of deadpan wackiness, unexpected turns, and, of course, a purple hippo named Louise.
Recommended by Naomi January 13, 2015
The Terrible Two
From the hilarious minds of longtime friends Mac Barnett and Jory John comes this epic tale of Miles Murphy and Niles Sparks, two schoolmates who live in Yawnee Valley, a town that prides itself on its knowledge of cows. Yes... cows. With great illustrations by Kevin Cornell, this engaging, uproarious prankster vs. prankster battle royale makes The Terrible Two perfect for Diary of a Wimpy Kid fans.
Recommended by Kim T. January 13, 2015
The Sixth Extinction
Kolbert considers the rapacious effects of humanity's unmitigated conquest of our planet and its biota — and the harrowing legacy our actions (and inactions) have ultimately wrought. Forgoing an alarmist approach in favor of a measured, well-reasoned style, Kolbert's shrewd reporting is both vital and engrossing.
Recommended by Jeremy January 13, 2015
A Short Guide to a Long Life
Should you take vitamins? Is caffeine good or bad for you? How often should you exercise? If you're tired of trying to make sense of contradictory studies and new health fads, this quick, refreshingly direct read will give you sound guidance for a longer, healthier life.
Recommended by Abby January 13, 2015
The Last American Vampire
Fans of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter will want to follow the further adventures of vampire Henry Sturges as he navigates his way through the centuries. Tag along as Henry meets almost every pivotal individual in history: Teddy Roosevelt, Adolf Hitler, Bram Stoker, and my personal favorite, Tesla, to name just a handful. Fun and smart — another vampire gem from Grahame-Smith.
Recommended by Corie January 13, 2015