Oregon Is Home To The World’s Largest New And Used Independent Bookstore And It’s Amazing!
This bookstore has over a million books, a coffee shop, and every book you could possibly want! What a great way to spend a day!
By Jessica Tomlinson, February 3, 2020
Imagine a bookstore devoted just to children’s and young-adult books. Now imagine you can walk through a door in the wall and be in a store devoted just to cookbooks and gardening. Through another door is another bookstore devoted to art and drawing books. Wouldn’t that be an amazing place any book-lover would love to spend a day? Portland Oregon is home to just such a place, except instead of a bunch of book stores in one location, it’s one massive book store the size of a city block! Powell’s City Of Books is currently the largest new and used book store on the planet and it’s right here in Oregon for prolific readers to enjoy.
Located in Portland’s Pearl District, Powell’s City of Books has 3,500 different sections in nine color coded rooms, housing over a million books for you to browse through and purchase. With this many books there’s sure to be something for every interest, and because they sell used books as well as new they offer a huge selection of out of print and hard to find books. There’s also a room devoted to highly valuable books (including books that cost up to $40,000)!
Powell’s also has a coffee shop so you can sit and enjoy reading your new favorite books, and even a place to print your own books! If you can’t find the hard to find book you’re looking for at Powell’s, you might be able to print it yourself on the Espresso Book Machine! This machine allows local authors to print their own book, and allows others to print some hard to find titles. You can read more about the machine here.
Powell’s also frequently has authors and book signings to look forward to throughout the year…
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