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Green and Blue Rooms Are Back
On January 13, we began construction on our flagship store in downtown Portland. After months of dust, noise, and heavy lifting, we unveiled our renovated Green and Blue Rooms and new front entrance!
Green Room
Improvements include a more spacious floor plan, a pedestrian-friendly entrance, new lighting, energy-efficient windows, expanded bike parking, fresh exterior paint, and a new roof. The changes preserve the historic character of the building while allowing us to further highlight our love of books.
Remodel In Progress
While the project went smoothly, any large remodel includes a few headaches. We'd like to thank our customers, neighbors, and staff for being patient with a little bit of dust and disorganization.
There may have been a few sleepless nights as our tireless crew prepared the renovated rooms for the August 1 reopening.
New Displays
Emily Powell, president and owner of Powell's Books, and CEO Miriam Sontz celebrate in style in the Green Room.
New Entrance
We couldn't be happier with the new space, and we're excited to show it off! Come explore the remodeled rooms for yourself, and let us know if we can help you find anything.

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