Sunday, August 22, 2010

Portland = City of Books

Portland sure is a City of Books. While "City of Books" is the name of the main downtown location for the independent bookstore Powell's, books seem to be a part of the city as a whole. Some pictures I've taken since we've lived in Portland:

Wall of books in downtown

View inside Powell's

Our son Patrick reading in Powell's

Exhibit about John Adams' books at Central Library, downtown

Copy of Darwin's On the Origin of Species in Annie Bloom's Books in Multnomah Village

Portland's library system has a wonderful Summer Reading program

Another view inside Powell's

Statue downtown with The book

Patrick at the Friends of the Beaverton Library bookstore

Vendor at the Saturday Market (arts & crafts), old books made into journals

Lots of books to be found at Science Store in the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, or OMSI

Patrick with a statue at the McMinnville Public Library

Portland purchases used books, reduce-reuse-recycle!

Powell's has other locations besides the City of Books, such as Powell's Technical Books, focusing on science

Cute little bookstore in Sellwood, on the east side of the river

Michael @ Reading in Montana
Currently reading The Darwin Experience by John van Wyhe


  1. Where is the Wall of Books? I will be visiting Portland again this winter and would like to visit all of your blogged places. Thank you for sharing!
    Also "reading in Montana",
    Anni (MSLA)

  2. It is at 5th Ave and Hall. Happy Reading. Enjoy your visit to PDX! - Catherine @ Reading In Montana


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