Sunday, July 27, 2014

Portland bookstore makes "cool" list

One of my favorite bookstores in this big world was recently recognized by CNN as being one of the world's coolest bookstores.

The list contains bookstores from the United States to China to Europe to South America. Tucked away down the list was Powell's City of Books in Portland, Oregon.

It so rightly belongs on the list. The main bookstore occupies a full city block at 1005 W. Burnside Street. You really need a map to find your way around the building, which is several stories high, crammed with books from floor to ceiling.

CNN says readers need two to three days to take everything in. It described Powell's as the "largest used and new bookstore" in the world. New and used books, including first editions, are comingled on the shelves