Part of what I love about the location of my store is it's proximity to Powell's Books.When I opened my store I looked forward to all of the time I would be able to spend perusing the aisles of Powell's. Unfortunately I have been too busy to do anything other than drop by quickly and pick something up. Later today my dream of taking some time and wandering the aisles is going to come true. I close today at 4:00 and then I am going to run some errands and enjoy some time at Powell's.
What makes Powell's so great you may ask? It is gigantic and houses a huge collection of books on every topic imaginable. My favorite areas are the Fashion, Antiques, Interiors, Crafts book area as well as the Art, Architecture and Design section.
I have been shopping at Powell's ever since I was a child when my parents would take me to the Beaverton store location. For every birthday and Christmas my dad gives me a gift certificate to Powell's.
Check out Powell's City of Books located at 1005 West Burnside in Portland, Oregon or browse and shop online
This post was originally published on December 8, 2010.