Powell's City of Books

1005 W. Burnside St., Portland, OR 97209

Powell's City of Books is a book lover's paradise, the largest used and new bookstore in the world. Located in downtown Portland, Oregon, and occupying an entire city block, the City stocks more than a million new and used books. Nine color-coded rooms house over 3,500 different sections, offering something for every interest, including an incredible selection of out-of-print and hard-to-find titles.

Each month, the Basil Hallward Gallery (located upstairs in the Pearl Room) hosts a new art exhibit, as well as dozens of author events featuring acclaimed writers, artists, and thinkers such as Roddy Doyle, Joyce Carol Oates, Michael Chabon, Annie Leibovitz, and President Jimmy Carter.




9 a.m. - 11 p.m., 365 days a year






Portland, NW Portland, Pearl District

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Author Kate Kaufmann: Do You Have Kids? (Powell's Books)

Author Kate Kaufmann shows readers how to create a life outside the mainstream of motherhood in Do You Have Kids? Life When the Answer is No. A savvy and...

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Book Launch: Liz Prato's Volcanoes, Palm Trees, and Privilege

Join Overcup Press author Liz Prato at Powell's Books, Inc. (downtown location) to celebrate her new book, Volcanoes, Palm Trees, and Privilege: Essays on...

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Joe Biel Reading: People's Guide to Publishing

The brand new People's Guide to Publishing talks about the funniest and most illuminating publisher successes and mishaps. Want to understand the publishing...

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