“Words cannot describe this City of Books. Which is ironic based on the number of books housed here.”

~ Jason

Powell's City of Books - Portland

It’s the largest independent book store in the world, with 1.6 acres (6300m) of retail floor space selling new and used books. Retail and online inventory is over 4 million new, used, rare and out of print books.

~ Tami

The largest used and new bookstore in the world, selling to approximately 3,000 people everyday – and a whopping 80,000 book fans browse the shelves everyday! You’ll soon understand why it’s so loved…
This huge bookstore is located in downtown Portland, and occupies an entire city block – it is a book lover’s paradise stocking more than one million new and used books. The bookstore boasts nine color-coded rooms, housing over 3,500 different sections. It’s so large that it even has its own map for easy navigation! You are guaranteed to leave the bookstore with exactly what you went in for.
An unusual feature, which you are most unlikely to find in any other book store is the Rare Book Room, which stocks autographed first editions and other collectible volumes – perfect for any avid readers searching for a one-of-a-kind book find.
The book store is also perfect for recycling old, read and pre-loved books as the store purchases approximately 3,000 used books everyday. Within the bookstore you’ll also find a cafe and a selection of gifts – perfect for grabbing a refreshment, and a souvenir from the ginormous bookshop!
If you’re in the area, why not visit the store with some used books, and leave with some fresh new reads?

Address: 1005 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209, United States

Hours: Everday 9:00am to 11:00pm (9:am to 8:00pm to sell books)

Tel: 503-228-4651

Website: http://www.powells.com/