Monday, August 10, 2009

Powell's books

This time I'm not pointing to some other post. I was just out in Portland and went to Powell's for the first time. And second time. And third time. Can I say that this is the best bookstore in the world? The last thing I needed to do on vacation was stuff my suitcase with books, but Powell's made me do it. I would walk along and see a shelf with books by a favorite author, with a card telling me that if I liked this author, I had to go check out this other author... Not to mention the mix of hardcover, paperback, used and new: you buy it in the version you most want to have, at the price you want to pay.

If you're anywhere in the northwest, get yourself to Powell's. And bring a suitcase.

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