Powell's City of Books
Are you a bookstore lover? Then you're going to love this post! Let me introduce you to one of the greatest bookstores I have been to . . . as of today . . . Powell's City of Books in Portland, Oregon.
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Yes! The bookstore is this whole building, with three floors of books! Everything from new, used, and even a rare book room that is open on select days. Be prepared to spend at least half a day here, if not a whole day, and probably spending a lot of money on books . . . I know I did!
Powell's is located in downtown Portland, Oregon within the Pearl District occupying an entire city block. There are ten rooms of books, all color-coded, spread out over 3,500 different sections housing approximately one million books making Powell's the largest used and new bookstore in the world! Can you say IMPRESSIVE!
For myself, this was a place of amazement, wonder, and serenity. I spent half a day here (didn't really understand when planning the trip the massiveness of the bookstore) but really needed a whole day to just browse all the different sections and enjoy the Guilder Cafe. It is truly an amazing place.
Now let's talk about planning your trip . . . some things you will need to know.
Monday - Saturday: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday: 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
*Free other times.
Brewery Blocks Parking
Entrances are located on NW 13th Avenue and NW 12th Avenue, between NW Couch and Davis.
Monday - Wednesday: $4/hour (all hours of the day) with $18 max
Thursday - Friday: $8/hour (all hours of the day) with $18 max
Weekends: $8 per day
Located at SW 10th Avenue and Yamhill.
Hourly: $1.80/hour up to 4 hours
Daily: $14 max
Weekends: $5 max
Location: 1005 W. Burnside St., Portland OR 97209
Hours of Operation: Daily: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
The Rare Book Room is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday only from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Phone #: (800) 878-7323
Guilder Cafe: Open daily from 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Powell's Social Media Platforms: @powellsbooks