Thursday, October 4, 2018

Powell's Bookstore - Portland, Oregon

If you have not been to Powell's Bookstore in Portland, Oregon, PUT IT ON YOUR BUCKET LIST!  I've got a bunch of pictures, but they don't do the store justice.  It covers an entire block, bordered by 4 streets!  There are about 10 different bookstores, all connected.  It's unbelievable.  As Joni said, it's The Book Louvre!

On 2 of the pictures, you will see 3 books behind glass.  These are all from the Rare Books Room.  And if you look close, you will see prices of $5,000, $5,000, and $8,000 (unfortunately, I cut off the $8,000 number). In addition, the employee in the room told me that they have a book from Lewis and Clark's expedition that is priced at $350,000!!! Unfortunately, they don't keep that one in the room.

Take a look and enjoy.

the front lobby of the store

25 books you must read - lobby

this speaks for itself - lobby

1 of the individual rooms

another one

and another...

and another

rare book in the Rare Book Room

and 2 more