Friday, March 20, 2015

Costco for Bookworms

I recently had the most wonderful chance of traveling to Portland, Oregon. Most of you are probably like, who cares? Let me tell you what is in Portland... POWELL'S BOOKSTORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Powell's Bookstore is the literal heaven for everyone who categorizes themselves as bibliomanics and/or bibliophiles. Let me tell you though, you WILL be overwhelmed by the amount of books this store has. It has at least seven rooms filled to the brim with books for all ages as well as genres. 
There are two entrances to the "city of books" but either way, you are bound to get lost in the never ending aisles of books.
When you enter every room, there is a very helpful sign that tells you all the magical books that make their home in that specific room. 

As well as randomly placed baskets incase your book haul rapidly gains enough weight to pull your arms off. 

At one of the entrances, Powell's Bookstore was kind enough to supply book buyers an informational desk. The people who work at the bookstore are just like you, so don't be afraid to ask for help. They will understand you in all the ways normal (non-readers) don't. I get help from them every single time I have gone to Powell's because it was too overwhelming.

Wherever you look, books will fill your vision. Even at the cashier counters, there are books waiting to be taken home. Floors and floors of books; big and small waiting for a loving bibliophile to take them home and place them in their rightful place.

There is one specific room that is worth mentioning. The Rose Room is filled with young adult and middle grade novels. This room is appealing to all ages, adults to teenagers to second graders. The shelves are filled with authors A-Z (duh!) but it's so confusing. There is even a whole section where you can buy manga if you are into that stuff!

If you can't tell, I love this store because Park City does not offer such store. I mean we have a small independent bookstore which is better than nothing but we don't have a Costco for books. I don't want to hate on the bookstore but I would prefer something like Powell's but hey, you can't always get want you want (sadly).

Thank you for reading my never ending rant about Powell's. I hope when you get a chance to go to Portland, stop by Powell's and I guarantee, you will have the time of your life.   

And just for the fun of it, here is a picture of me enjoying my favorite room; the Rose Room (get it? hehe):

Image Courtesy of my Wonderful Mother


  1. Hey! I went here!! It was amazing!!! I love Portland! I actually wrote about going to Powell's in my post about Portland!

  2. Oh my gosh I want to go to Portland so badly!!!! Have you ever seen the TV show Portlandia? Because it is wonderful. Its on Netflix:)

  3. Oh goodness, that looks magnificent! So going there if I'm ever in Portland. What books did you get there?

    1. Yes you HAVE to go! I was lucky to buy seven books: Eragon, The Monstrumologist, The Heir of Fire, City of Lost Souls, Hush Hush, Half Bad, and Red Queen.

  4. I want to go there so badly!

  5. Powell's is AMAZING. If you every find yourself in NYC, go to THE STRAND. Equally amazing.