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Powell’s Books, Portland, Oregon.

Located on Burnside Ave in the Pearl District of Portland, Powell’s City of Books takes up an entire city block, and then some. The store itself is made up of three floors, with nine rooms that are each assigned a color and category of books. Getting lost inside is easier than you’d think, and happens often—often enough, at least, for them to have an iPhone and Android app that will act as a map.

There are several other locations of smaller Powell’s stores, but the one in the Pearl is the spot you have to see before you die. You can walk for an hour and still find a corner you haven’t been in yet. Not to mention the coffee shop, the art gallery, and the Rare Books room that’s open on weekends.

Literature heaven has a website as well: http://www.powells.com/

  1. wesleepinsideofthismachine reblogged this from rosutomemori and added:
    Ahhhh I just need to road trip already. It’s only 2 hours away.
  2. truculentbantam reblogged this from cosmicastrogazer
  3. rosutomemori reblogged this from cosmicastrogazer and added:
    I’ve only been once, but once was enough to convince me that it’s the best bookstore in the world. :) I think Portland...
  4. cosmicastrogazer reblogged this from rosutomemori and added:
    It is at least as fantastic as you think it is.
  5. theadventuresofange reblogged this from dollyriot and added:
    Hat tip to a great bookstore. Was just there last weekend. :)
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    i’ve only been here once, but i’m amazingly grateful for that, considering it’s on the opposite side of the country from...
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  10. lipstickndynamite reblogged this from cleoselene and added:
    Beth you have to take me here plz.
  11. everyonelikedbubbahotep reblogged this from cleoselene and added:
    One day I will go here. One day!
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    This is my church.
  16. scaremoonturkey reblogged this from iwouldlovetoeatyourtoast and added:
    I have been to this place numerous times (wish it could be more, but I live an hour away), and no joke, guys, it’s...
  17. iwouldlovetoeatyourtoast reblogged this from rinzijade
  18. brightnshinythings reblogged this from cleoselene and added:
    Why has K (my Oregon-ista in RL) never mentioned this place of wonder to me?
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    …can we go?
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