Sunday, September 28, 2014

Travelog 2

It's raining books!
Yes, it's true. My sister lives in a suburb of Portland, Oregon. She basically moved from that Portland to this Portland. Powell Books has been an institution  since 1971 in this Northwest city. Powell's has about 1.6 acres of retail floor space and was rated by CNN, a while back, as one of the coolest bookstores in the world. Looking for a book? This place has something for everyone really, in its collection of out-of-print, rare, used and 'just off the press' books. This flagship store has quite a few floors and rooms within. I headed up to the third floor's Pearl Room for their music section. I had seen the Lennon book, in paperback, a couple of times in bookstores at home but wanted the hardcover. Eureka! Found it here.
If you are looking for a rare or out-of-print book, it's probably in one of these rooms on one of these floors or they know where to track it down.
Powell's is a city of books.
Visit this city.
Read.
It's the right thing to do! 

21 comments:

  1. Sounds like an excellent place to spend an afternoon.

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  2. I've always wanted to visit Powell's.

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  3. Powell's Books was the only place in the world where I was able to find a reasonably priced catalogue raisonné of Monet. It took a while to get here, but it was great. Say hi to them from a satisfied customer from Tuscany!

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  4. Nice. Although I have to admit to ordering most of my new book online these days.

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  5. Love a good bookstore. Unfortunately they are an endangered species.

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  6. A place that I would be quite happy to be in!

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  7. I'd LOVE to visit Oregon and this bookstore! Sounds like Heaven to me!

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  8. I've visited Powell's once. It is the Grand Canyon of bookstores, impossible to comprehend until you are there.

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  9. Great photo! I love Powell's myself and am sort of thankful that for me in particular it is sometimes too warm in the store. If it weren't I stay there too long and buy even more books, ha, ha. I really don't have a lot of space left for additional books.

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  10. Is it an exaggeration to say that Powell's set the stage for Portland to become today's uber-cool destination?

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  11. A great place to spend a whole day, sounds like.

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  12. Nothing better than finding a good book that you've wanted for a long time.

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  13. This sounds like a fabulous place. I'm sure I wouldn't walk out empty handed.

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  14. Sounds fabulous. I'm sure I wouldn't walk out empty handed.

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  15. Oooooo!!!!! The other Portland is now on my bucket list. And I would visit Folkways Barbara.

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