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Portland's Books Haven
Regarded as the largest independent bookstore in the US, Powell’s Books is open all year round and many Portlanders consider this their spiritual home. Many come to browse, get out of the rain, drink coffee in the coffee shop and pontificate. Authors read their works several evenings a week.
Built in 1971, Powell’s Books allows everyone to order online. With 1.5 million books in 3,500 different sections, this shop covers a city block and offers new, used, rare and out-of-print books. Powell’s distinctive synergy today underpins four full-service bookstores (Powell’s City of Books, Powell’s at Cedar Hills Crossing, Powell’s on Hawthorne, and Powell’s at PDX), two specialty stores (Powell’s Technical Books and Powell’s Books for Home and Garden), and Powells.com.