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  2. Powell's Books at PDX
    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. 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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    Daily: 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

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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

More about Powell's Books at PDX: Directions to Powell's Books at PDX


 

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

  1. Ghost in the Electric Blue Suit

    An homage to the institute of the fading British holiday centers, Graham Joyce tells an addictive tale here. David, a university student, spends his 1976 summer working at the rundown Skegness resort — a hot, sticky, and ladybug-infested summer — in order to escape home. Something has brought him here, although he's not sure what, and a sense of unease begins to settle on him. Increasingly, odd things start to occur; there's a man in an electric blue suit (but David can't make out his face), a small boy (but what is wrong with his eyes?), and a fortune-telling machine (but the fortune is unreadable); they seemingly appear everywhere. David can't sleep, but when he does, his dreams are haunted by terrifying versions of the man, the boy, and the machine. Unsettled, David also becomes entangled with other staff members at the resort, all of whom seem unsavory; or are they actually dangerous? This slow-boil tale is a creepy, startling read; Graham Joyce is a master of mood, and he is in full control here as he slowly dribbles out tiny bombs of exquisite tension.

    Recommended by Dianah Yesterday, 5:21pm


  2. Wolf in White Van

    It's hard to know what to expect when a songwriter tackles a full-length novel, but Darnielle has created a complex story that lives and breathes on its own merits, while still retaining the moments of razor-sharp intensity that give his lyrics their acclaim.

    Recommended by The Dot September 15, 2014


  3. Stone Mattress

    Peopled by the bewildered, the belittled, the aging, the tales in Stone Mattress follow characters deposited in modern society but haunted by a palpable, insistent past. Atwood is a legend with fiercely devoted fans, but her works are so witty and absorbing that, even if you've never picked up one of her books, you'll immediately feel at home.

    Recommended by Renee P. September 15, 2014


  4. The Human Age

    In her sweeping survey of the way humans have fundamentally altered the planet, Ackerman once again dazzles with her luminous prose and boundless curiosity. Far from a book weighed down by doom, The Human Age examines both our mistakes and our triumphs to demonstrate that, while we can't reverse course, we can forge a new path to sustainability.

    Recommended by Renee P. September 15, 2014


  5. I'll Give You the Sun

    How did twins Jude and Noah lose the tight bond they once shared? Jude's story unfurls in the present while Noah narrates from the past, weaving a complicated story of art, family, and what it means to give up something you love.

    Recommended by The Dot September 12, 2014


  6. Leviathan Wakes

    Leviathan Wakes is an excellent, fast-paced, well-thought-out version of a near-future, space-faring humanity. Full of actual science, realistic characters, and a believable human future, the novel contains some very intriguing ideas about space combat and possible alien life. I'd recommend this book to hard-core science fiction lovers along with just about anyone.

    Recommended by Hobie September 10, 2014


  7. Liar, Temptress, Solider, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War

    Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy is the true story of four women fighting for their countries during the Civil War. It's a stunning narrative compiled from personal letters, covert correspondence, and arrest records! The Civil War pit brother against brother, but as Karen Abbott eloquently proves through this book, it also pit sister against sister. This book has everything from Pinkerton spies to swords sewn into hoop skirts to messages hidden in elaborate hair styles. I loved this book and so will the history buff in your life.

    Recommended by Desiree September 9, 2014


  8. The Secret Place

    Tana French's talent for gorgeously crafted psychological mysteries shines in The Secret Place, the latest installment of her Dublin Murder Squad series. The narrative centers on the murder of a boy in the gardens of an exclusive girls' school, but its real drama is in the fraught relationships between teenage girls and the awkward partnership of the detectives working the case. French perfectly captures the slang and posturing of girls and cops alike, making every moment of the novel as engrossing as the whodunit.

    Recommended by Rhianna Walton September 9, 2014


  9. The Witch's Boy

    Ned is a boy with a curse and Aine is the child of a bandit king. Together they encounter an enchanted forest, powerful stones, feuding kingdoms, magic, greed, death, war, forgiveness, and peace when they discover friendship conquers all. This is a true joy and a wonder to read.

    Recommended by Richard C. September 5, 2014


  10. Trial by Fire

    Everything is falling apart in Lily's life and she wants to disappear. Suddenly she finds herself in an alternate universe where powerful magic reigns and her evil twin self rules with an iron hand. Lily's weaknesses become her strengths as she fights to save this mirror world.

    Recommended by Richard C. September 5, 2014


  11. Julia's House for Lost Creatures

    From the author of the beloved children's graphic novel series Zita the Spacegirl comes this wonderful picture book. Julia and her walking house move to a town by the sea and find things a little too quiet. Soon she hosts mythical creatures of all sorts, and they all have to learn to behave themselves and live together. See what happens when you bring goblins, mermaids, trolls, and dragons all together to live under one roof! Amazing illustrations and an extremely captivating plot make this a fantastic pick for all ages.

    Recommended by Kim T. September 5, 2014


  12. Jackaby

    A unique mystery set in 1892 New England told with warmth, humor, and suspense. The narrator, Abigail, sees the details in the ordinary, and Jackaby (a combination of Dr. Who and Sherlock Holmes) has the power to see the supernatural. This is a promising start to a new series.

    Recommended by Richard C. September 5, 2014


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