Interview with a Bookstore: Powell's Books in Portland | Books | The GuardianPeople's Choice vote will be open through Jan. Portland is among the nation's best cities for book lovers. It's simply understood. A large part of the credit for our literary reputation, naturally, goes to Powell's City of Books. But that's not the only game in town.
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Locals love it for its handpicked selection of titles, local author section, customer service, and its great assortment of greeting cards—as well as the resident cat, Mollie Bloom, of course. A post shared by bill a tangobiker on Apr 15, at am PDT. A post shared by julia. Save to Wishlist. Home to a treasure trove of poets, writers, and literary greats dead and alive , Portland, Oregon, still retains its bookish reputation as a city that loves to read. A literary town in every sense of the word, with among the highest literacy rates in the U.
Travel Portland July 5, updated Sept. Early on, founder Walter Powell made the revolutionary decision to comingle new, used, hardcover and paperback books. This egalitarian approach means you can easily see everything by a favorite author — and often score a great deal by choosing a well-loved edition over a brand-new one.
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The venture proved so successful that he managed to repay the loan within two months. He so enjoyed his experience that upon returning to his hometown of Portland, he opened his own used bookstore in In , third-generation Powell owner, Emily, became president of the company. We have two aisles, about shelves which are arranged chronologically. I have tried to read at least one title in every subsection.