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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 three locations at Portland International Airport, our main store in the Oregon Market with satellite stores in the C and D concourses. Within all three branches, Powell's 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


    Phone
    503-228-4651

    Hours
    Oregon Market location:
    Daily: 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

    Concourse C location:
    Daily: 5:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

    Concourse D location:
    Daily: 5:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    and 8:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
    Hours subject to change without notice.

Powell's currently has three locations at Portland International Airport, our main store in the Oregon Market with satellite stores in the C and D concourses. Within all three branches, Powell's 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. The Intern's Handbook

    Lightning fast with dark humor, this book will grab your attention and keep you up at night. Professional assassin John Lago has written The Intern's Handbook for novice assassins who join highly successful firms as innocuous interns so that they can get close to their targets. "You'll go to interesting places. You'll meet unique and stimulating people from all walks of life. And kill them."

    Recommended by Tom L. April 11, 2014


  2. The Adventures of Beekle

    When, on the island of imaginary friends, Beekle gets tired of waiting to be imagined by a real child, he sets off to do the unimaginable — find her, himself. With sweeping illustrations, Beekle is a sweet tale of adventure and imagination.

    Recommended by Naomi April 11, 2014


  3. Thanks for the Feedback

    Another gem from the authors of Difficult Conversations, this great read is for professionals and anyone looking to improve their relationships through better communication. If you've ever wondered in frustration, Why did they say that?, then this is the book for you.

    Recommended by Aubrey April 10, 2014


  4. Flash Boys

    Lewis yet again pens an investigative and insightful story of money and finance, proving once more his skill at capturing what defines our era.

    Recommended by Ted April 7, 2014


  5. Dreams of Gods and Monsters

    The brutally epic finish to this visceral trilogy shimmers with momentary beauties. Hosts of angels reveal themselves to Earth, as rebel chimaera band together with Misbegotten in a final stand against the war tearing their world apart. All the while, our swoony (but damaged!) protagonists struggle to reconcile their love, lives, and destinies.

    Recommended by The Dot April 4, 2014


  6. The Plover

    From the author of Mink River, a jaunty, modernist take on the seafaring yarn, complete with a grizzled boat captain, resident gull, and prose that sparkles and leaps like the ocean waves it travels.

    Recommended by Rhianna W. April 4, 2014


  7. The Nethergrim

    An original and subtle tale by a debut author, this is the story of Katherine, Tom, and Edmund, three unlikely heroes who stand forth to battle an ancient evil threatening everyone's lives. Entertainingly told with many unique features, The Nethergrim reads like a classic.

    Recommended by Richard C. April 4, 2014


  8. Living with a Wild God

    Ehrenreich's latest is a bit of a departure from her political and sociological work, but her voice is as engaging and passionate as ever. An intensely personal yet rigorously thoughtful examination of mystical experience, Living with a Wild God is a unique and fascinating look at the inexplicable.

    Recommended by Tessa April 4, 2014


  9. The Here and Now

    Prenna James has a secret. She's from the future, part of a group that traveled back in time to escape a deadly plague. When Prenna falls in love with Ethan, her carefully constructed life quickly unravels into a gripping adventure.

    Recommended by Mary Jo April 4, 2014


  10. The Empathy Exams

    Leslie Jamison is a marvel. The essays that make up this collection are wise, uncomfortable, beautiful, humane, and utterly absorbing. They demand an investigation of the reader's own heart. I can't think of another book I've recommended to so many people so fiercely. I'm already happy to declare it the best nonfiction book of 2014.

    Recommended by Jill Owens April 4, 2014


  11. Citizen Canine

    Citizen Canine is a very readable account of our fur-babies, a passionate ode to pets as well as a dispassionate historical view of animals in our human world. It's not just about dogs, but cats and all the other nonhumans we've invited into our homes.

    Recommended by Tracey T. April 4, 2014


  12. Love Dishonor Marry Die Cherish Perish

    A novel told in verse? This type of thing usually makes me want to claw my eyes out. I'm a serious skeptic: Is this a gimmick? Pretentious? A plea for attention? Normally, I'd say yes, but Rakoff is amazingly magical here. The story of several folks who are loosely connected, these short pieces have the feeling of pulling back a curtain in order to sneak a peek into someone else's (sometimes intensely) private moments.

    The verse form itself requires an unyielding, unforgiving adherence to language, structure, and syntax, which Rakoff skates through with remarkable insight (and a sly nod to Jerome Kern here and there!). It is both hilarious and heartbreaking, and unbelievably — to this curmudgeon — this tiny book is perfection.

    Recommended by Dianah April 3, 2014


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