The original Powell's Books was born in a former used car dealership and to this day the store maintains a no-nonsense, industrial feel. One place, though, has been reserved for comfort and elegance. Dark wood shelving, decorative lighting, antique tables, and our most valuable — and beautiful — books, all make the Rare Book Room one of the most pleasant destinations in the store.
Maybe the best thing about the zombie's return to popularity is that, by nature, you can't "spin" them into being sensitive, tortured souls: They're dead, they crave human flesh, end of story. Using the maxim "Don't fix what ain't broken," Max Brooks... (read more)
London: Chapman and Hall, 1849-1857. Nine volumes. 8vo., bound in contemporary half calf, marbled paper over boards. With 116 hand colored plates of flowers. Lacking the volume for 1848 (volume 1). Boards rubbed, lacking spine labels on the volumes for... (read more)
No Place: No Publisher Ink-A! Press 2002. 36 x 29 cm. An artist's book from Inge Bruggeman. A blue velveteen clamshell case portfolio lid stamped in dark red containing 4 prints along with a title leaf and a signed colophon leaf. Sold as new. CGH... (read more)
London: Printed for J.J. Stockdale 1808. 8vo 235x150mm. 301pp + 3pp ads. First edition. 3/4 bound in modern tan calf with tan cloth-covered boards. The spine has 5 raised bands, is decorated in gilt, and has 2 morocco labels stamped in gilt. Portrait... (read more)
Calcutta: Thacker, Spink & Co., 1894 8vo., full green cloth over boards, matte endpapers, all edges stained red. 872pp. Cloth frayed, worn & stained. Loss to head & tail of spine. Joints split. Front hinge broken, rear hinge tender. Red edge stain has... (read more)
New York: Antiquarian Press Ltd. 1961. Quarto 22.5 x 32 cm. xxiii i 494pp. Limited edition one of 750 unnumbered copies a reprint of the 1895 edition. Gray cloth covered boards. with front board stamped in navy. Spine stamped in gilt and navy. Top fore... (read more)
Fashion masterpieces: Defining designers of the 20th and 21st centuries and their most remarkable works From Azzedine Alaïa, Cristóbal Balenciaga, and Coco Chanel, to Alexander McQueen, Yves Saint Laurent, and Vivienne Westwood, a... (read more)
Berlin & Leipzig: H A Koechly 1827. 5th edition. 8vo. four volumes in two. Later marbled paper over boards leather title labels on spines. Text in French. Extremities rubbed. Lacking half-titles. Prelims lightly foxed. Good condition. Madame La Comtesse... (read more)
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