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Simply put, Powell's Books is one of the most amazing book stores of all times. It offers a huge variety of books and reasonable prices, and particularly among the many used books it incorporates into its shelves. Another brilliant facet of this store is the book buying counter, where used books can be sold to Powell's for cash or store credit. More is generally given is the seller chooses to accept store credit. All book lovers out there are encouraged to step inside its lofty doors, for while it may be large, it caters to the little guy by providing such a selection of well priced books.

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Simply put, Powell's Books is one of the most amazing book stores of all times. It offers a huge variety of books and reasonable prices, and particularly among the many used books it incorporates into its shelves. Another brilliant facet of this store is the book buying counter, where used books can be sold to Powell's for cash or store credit. More is generally given is the seller chooses to accept store credit. All book lovers out there are encouraged to step inside its lofty doors, for while it may be large, it caters to the little guy by providing such a selection of well priced books.

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This store is an amazing book store that covers many floors and several blocks! They have books - new and used - on any topic imaginable. You can also order from them online. they have a parking garage as parking can be a real big problem in the downtown area of Portland. You just have to make sure you pay attention to which level and garage you parked in!

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This store is an amazing book store that covers many floors and several blocks! They have books - new and used - on any topic imaginable. You can also order from them online. they have a parking garage as parking can be a real big problem in the downtown area of Portland. You just have to make sure you pay attention to which level and garage you parked in!

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We love stopping here for books. They have lots of gift ideas as well.

We have also consigned and sold books to them as well.

They also offer field trips to their "special" books room where very precious volumes are for sale. The clerk that runs that room gave a wonderful talk and it was amazing to see such history in a place we didn't expect it.

The parking does leave much to be desired though. Downtown where space is limited, they do have a parking structure, but it is cramped and very hard to navigate in a minivan (better in a VW Bug).

The selection is extensive and the prices are comparable to other book stores. We also like the coffee shop right on the premises ...... what could be better than sipping latte with your new book?

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We love stopping here for books. They have lots of gift ideas as well.

We have also consigned and sold books to them as well.

They also offer field trips to their "special" books room where very precious volumes are for sale. The clerk that runs that room gave a wonderful talk and it was amazing to see such history in a place we didn't expect it.

The parking does leave much to be desired though. Downtown where space is limited, they do have a parking structure, but it is cramped and very hard to navigate in a minivan (better in a VW Bug).

The selection is extensive and the prices are comparable to other book stores. We also like the coffee shop right on the premises ...... what could be better than sipping latte with your new book?

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Powell's will always be in my mind, even though I don't live in Portland. I went there in high school for the first time, it has its own unique feel. You get a map that directs you around the store. The shelves of books are up to the ceiling. You can sit and read a whole book or search and buy. Its in a great part of downtown Portland. Must see when you are there!

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Powell's will always be in my mind, even though I don't live in Portland. I went there in high school for the first time, it has its own unique feel. You get a map that directs you around the store. The shelves of books are up to the ceiling. You can sit and read a whole book or search and buy. Its in a great part of downtown Portland. Must see when you are there!

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My husband and I have relatives in Portland, so we always make sure to visit Powells every time we visit. It is the biggest bookstore I've ever been in, and my kids love the children's book section. We can never just go to browse; we always find something to take home with us!

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My husband and I have relatives in Portland, so we always make sure to visit Powells every time we visit. It is the biggest bookstore I've ever been in, and my kids love the children's book section. We can never just go to browse; we always find something to take home with us!

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Powells is an incredible bookstore that covers a city block. If you're looking for a particular book, you can choose between new and used copies shelved next to each other. There are computers through-out the store where you can search for any book to find out how many copies there are, the price, and where they are located. Bring in your used books to see back (they can be picky about what they accept) and get cash or a higher amount of store credit. Employees are helpful and the selection is amazing!

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Powells is an incredible bookstore that covers a city block. If you're looking for a particular book, you can choose between new and used copies shelved next to each other. There are computers through-out the store where you can search for any book to find out how many copies there are, the price, and where they are located. Bring in your used books to see back (they can be picky about what they accept) and get cash or a higher amount of store credit. Employees are helpful and the selection is amazing!

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I love Powells. They have used copies next to the new copies so you can make an easy decision. They buy books at a fair price and with store credit you can get anything. I don't live near Portland anymore but you can bet, every time I come back I will go to Powells.

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I love Powells. They have used copies next to the new copies so you can make an easy decision. They buy books at a fair price and with store credit you can get anything. I don't live near Portland anymore but you can bet, every time I come back I will go to Powells.

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This is such an awesome place to sit around and read so many books! The only thing to hate is the crazy parking structure. The books are very reasonably priced and if you ever need to sell any its a breeze. Where else in Portland can you sit around and read books and drink coffee?

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This is such an awesome place to sit around and read so many books! The only thing to hate is the crazy parking structure. The books are very reasonably priced and if you ever need to sell any its a breeze. Where else in Portland can you sit around and read books and drink coffee?

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This place is AMAZING. I'm sure everyone already knows all about it, but if there's a book you want, go to Powells. Hey, if there isn't a book you want, you'll find several here. There's no way to leave without spending way too much money, so be prepared!

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This place is AMAZING. I'm sure everyone already knows all about it, but if there's a book you want, go to Powells. Hey, if there isn't a book you want, you'll find several here. There's no way to leave without spending way too much money, so be prepared!

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This is one of the best bookstores I've ever stepped foot in! I am an avid reader and this was a slice of heaven on Earth. They have an amazing selection - there is even a rare book room. The customer service is wonderful, the staff is knowledgable and friendly. I had a wonderful experience at Powell's and I highly recommend it to anyone in the Portland area.

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This is one of the best bookstores I've ever stepped foot in! I am an avid reader and this was a slice of heaven on Earth. They have an amazing selection - there is even a rare book room. The customer service is wonderful, the staff is knowledgable and friendly. I had a wonderful experience at Powell's and I highly recommend it to anyone in the Portland area.

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...in fact, my living room & bookshelves are beginning to LOOK like some of the aisles of Powells! I love the friendly knowledgable staff, the way this massive 'store' is 'sectioned', the way I can sit all afternoon.

PROS: Great selection--anything you are looking for! Informative staff.
CONS: I cannot leave w/o taking WAY too many books with me! :)

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...in fact, my living room & bookshelves are beginning to LOOK like some of the aisles of Powells! I love the friendly knowledgable staff, the way this massive 'store' is 'sectioned', the way I can sit all afternoon.

PROS: Great selection--anything you are looking for! Informative staff.
CONS: I cannot leave w/o taking WAY too many books with me! :)

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Powell Books is a great place to find whatever you're looking for in print. I especially like the fact that you can sometimes find luck in getting a used copy of a book when you can't quite afford the new one.

PROS: Very big selection
CONS: They don't have a Vancouver, WA location

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Powell Books is a great place to find whatever you're looking for in print. I especially like the fact that you can sometimes find luck in getting a used copy of a book when you can't quite afford the new one.

PROS: Very big selection
CONS: They don't have a Vancouver, WA location

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