Powell's was founded in 1971 in a humble downtown storefront on West Burnside. That was 41 years ago; things have changed a bit. Today, Powell's is the largest independent bookstore in the world. That seems worth celebrating!
We've organized four months' worth of anniversary festivities through the end of the year, including special promotions, store events, online specials, and much more. Rogue Brewery is even bottling a special beer just for the occasion. And don't miss the giant block party at the main store downtown on Saturday, August 25, which will kick the whole thing off.
We'll be celebrating here on the Powell's Blog, too. Check back often, as some of our favorite authors will be posting their anecdotes and musings about Powell's. You can post your comments or stories, too, on our anniversary page. Thank you so much for your support for over four decades! We couldn't have done it without you.