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41 Responses to "Powell's 41st Anniversary Celebration"
March 18, 2013 at 02:52 PM
I have relatives in Portland and when ever I visit, I have always found time to enjoy your downtown store. You have been a gold mine of books and your state has no sales tax. Awesome thanks
November 5, 2012 at 07:09 AM
My first few trips to Powell's were less than pleasant; It was so big and overwhelming, I would completely panic and (literally) run away. After the initial panic, I learned to walk into Powell's with my target in mind. But always have extra time - there is no such things as "I'm just going to run into Powell's real quick...." Hopefully, I'll be able to return to my beloved city and the best bookstore ever soon!
November 3, 2012 at 02:27 AM
My first trip to Powell's was in 1980. For someone who had been thrilled to get a library card in their own name when they were five years old Powell's was a simply amazing. Since then I've been back many times. And like all the other locals, we love taking visitors to Powell's. They get to buy books and we get to experience that 'first time' again, if only vicariously.
November 1, 2012 at 10:14 PM
I have only been to Powell's once, but that was all it took. I made sure to put myself on the mailing list, and one fine day I won $250 in merchandise! I bought mostly books, including spendy text books I needed at the time. I remember just loving standing on the first floor and looking up the stairs, knowing that if I wanted a book, any book, it was most likely there.
October 30, 2012 at 12:55 PM
My first trip to Powell's was a present from my aunt for my 13th birthday. Though I don't get there often, I stay in touch through the Daily Dose and the website. Just knowing a place like Powell's exists makes the world a happier place for me.
October 29, 2012 at 12:16 PM
I discovered Powell's online by accident several years ago. I ordered some books and later lost the site when my computer crashed. Fast forward to last year when someone on Pinterest posted Powell's as a great book source. I pinned it for future reference. Forward again to the end of September. My sister-in-law had a business meeting in Portland coming up and asked me to come along and we'd stay the week. I was torn....I would be leaving my husband behind and spending my birthday without him. When I found out Portland is called The Rose City, I thought that might be a sign I should go. Then someone AGAIN posted Powell's to Pinterest and I saw it...and I knew that was my sign. I needed to go to Portland. It was a great trip filled with amazing sights and scenery, but the absolute best thing was spending my 65th birthday at Powell's and buying a book from the Expresso Book Machine, as well as many from the stacks. I wish Indiana wasn't so far away, but I'm sure I'll be back. Love, love, love Powell's.
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