Used and new books sit together on the shelves of Powell’s bookstores, the beloved Portland original. The four-story flagship store, Powell’s City of Books, is one of the most famous bookstores in the world and carries over one million books. For people who live in Portland, the bookstores are a go-to venue for book releases and signings, readings lead by world-famous authors, family events and writer’s workshops.
The City of Books location hosts authors nearly every day of the year, and many authors also visit Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing and Powell’s Books on Hawthorne.
City of Books also hosts events every Saturday morning and the first Thursday of every month. On First Thursdays at 6:30 p.m., a professional illustrator is invited to speak about their work, life and inspiration. Every Saturday morning at 11 a.m., the store hosts Kids’ Storytime, where bookstore staff and available authors read recently published children’s books aloud to young audiences who live in Portland.
Powell’s City of Books has four locations in Portland and one in Beaverton. Powell’s City of Books is located at 1005 W Burnside St. near your new downtown Portland property. Call them at (800) 878-7323. You can also visit Powell’s online.