From humble storefront beginnings in 1971 on a derelict corner of northwest Portland, Powells Books
has grown into one of the world's great bookstores, with seven locations in the Portland metropolitan area, and one of the book world's most successful dot-coms (www.powells.com
), serving customers worldwide.
distinctive synergy today underpins four full-service bookstores (Powell's City of Books, Powell's at Cascade Plaza, Powell's on Hawthorne, and Powell's at PDX), two specialty stores (Powell's Technical Books and Powell's Books for Cooks & Gardeners), and Powells.com
. [ Source: www.powells.com ]
Buying books direct from Powells
website saves you money. With the Powells bulk-buying power Powells
cuts great deals with publishers, suppliers and re-sellers, and passes on big, big savings to their customers. Powells
customers know they won't find such good book deals and great service at such low prices anywhere else!
When it comes to online bookstores, Powells is cream of the crop, with an unmistakable passion for books and all things book-related. If you've never shopped online at Powells
then you're in for a treat, with a huge selection of new and used books, in numerous categories, at some of the best prices you'll find anywhere.
There's no denying that Powells
has one of the biggest inventories of books available online, just take a look at just a few of the book sections you will find at Powells Bookstore:
- Social Science - Psychology, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology, Anthropology, Folklore & Mythology, Women's Studies
- Language Arts & Disciplines - Foreign Language, Linguistics, Rhetoric, Library & Information Science, Composition & Creative Writing, Grammar
- Computers - Internet, Programming, Operating Systems, Computer Graphics
- Rare & Collectible, Adventure Stories, Picture Books
- House & Home - Antiques & Collectibles, Cooking, Crafts & Hobbies, Gardening, Pets, Do-It-Yourself
- Literature & Fiction - Mystery, Science Fiction
- Family & Relationships - Parenting, Interpersonal Relations, Love & Romance, Marriage, Infants & Toddlers
- Biographies & Memoirs
- Performing Arts - Drama, Music, Film, Theater, Television, Dance
… and many more besides, plus a huge selection of used books and an impressive selection of textbooks too.