Powell's City of Books

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by virgoleanne on April 14, 2003

I love bookstores. I love to find books about my interests. Powell's City of Books. has books about any interest you might have. This place is huge and a common tourist attraction.

Here is some of what is on their website:

Powell's City of Books is a book lover's paradise, the largest used and new bookstore in the world. Located in downtown Portland, Oregon and occupying an entire city block, the City stocks more than a million new and used books.

Nine color coded rooms house over 3,500 different sections, offering something for every interest, including an incredible selection of out-of-print and hard-to-find titles.

With 68,000 square feet packed with books, we buy 3,000 used books over the counter every day.

Approximately 3,000 people walk in and buy something every day. Another 3,000 people just browse and drink coffee.

Our parking garage provides space for 40 cars (ok, so there are bigger parking garages).

We stock 122 major subject areas and more than 3,500 subsections, you'll find more than 1,000,000 volumes on our shelves

Approximately 40,000 book lovers browse the City's shelves every day, in Portland and via the Internet.

Powell's City of Books
1005 West Burnside Street
Portland, Oregon, 97209
(503) 228-4651


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