Every month we thought it would be cool to feature a bookstore that truly shares in our love for books and the written word. As residents of the Portland metro, we wouldn’t feel right with starting this tradition any other way…

This month’s Bookstore of the Month is none other than the famous Powell’s City of Books! Powell’s has become a huge staple in our lives over the past few years. We honestly couldn’t ask for a better hometown feature than this – it’s full of good books, great people, and amazing memories.

Powell’s Books is an independent bookseller that has been calling Portland, Oregon home since 1971. Their book inventory exceeds over two million volumes. In spite of  their substantial size and reach, they remain grounded by their core values. They have an intimate relationship with Portland — what other city in America can name a bookstore as its top attraction? They host over 500 author events a year, in addition to children’s storytimes, writing workshops, game demonstrations, and book clubs.