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The Pancake Chronicles: Powell's Books

The Pancake Chronicles

Friday, February 22, 2008

Powell's Books

perfect afternoon
    We spent a couple of hours here one Portland afternoon. This place would be a perfect cure for a sour day. It was a good day when I came but even if it hadn't been it would be, ya know?
book floor II
    I love how used and new books are messed up together. There are many floor layers like the best kind of cake. I was a hen, neck bobbing, wandering about the coop, pecking out books from books.
Powell's Books
    Two hours was NOT enough time. Sigh. What are next times for if not for this?


Blogger Unknown said...

Book stores are one of my happy places. I can't help but feel better after I've spent time in one.

23 February 2008 at 09:39  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you take any of these gorgeous creatures home with you, then? I love going to book stores. And libraries. If I wasn't a nurse, I'd be a book store lady!

23 February 2008 at 12:41  
Blogger Colleen said...

Oh, I most certainly did! I also found some whimsical notebooks to fill. It is the largest book store I've ever been in. I thought I wouldn't like it so much when I first heard of it because I tend to like small stores more but it was wonderful, wonderful. I was a book store lady for a time and there really is something wonderful about cracking a box of new books and pulling the lovelies out one by one. :) Do you like nursing?

23 February 2008 at 14:08  
Blogger Mindy said...

Would you believe me if I told you that I was in that VERY SAME bookstore this summer?!?!?! I can't almost believe it!

23 February 2008 at 17:34  
Blogger Tarasview said...

I am rather jealous! So I tagged you on my blog today for a book game.

24 February 2008 at 14:04  
Blogger Ace said...

Beautiful! Places like these help my thoughts and creativity flow more freely.

xx Ace.

25 February 2008 at 06:57  
Blogger emilyruth said...

isn't powells dreamy?...i love it so much & am always happy if i get an hour or so to get lost in the shelves...i love how it's like a maze...except when you have to go to the bathroom & you can't find it because you are on the orange level & it's on the blue level & to get to the orange level you have to go through red & black...then i don't like the maze too much...

25 February 2008 at 16:07  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, nursing's my thing :) I used to be a sales assistant so world of shops isn't all that unfamiliar. I never worked in a book store, though. If only there were a way to combine these two... oh! How great would it be if you could get your blood pressure measured and buy new novels at the same time? Now there's an idea :)

26 February 2008 at 12:59  
Blogger Rose said...

I'm so envious!! MB and I were supposed to visit Portland next month but the work ogre reared his ugly head and we had to postpone. Powell's Books was HIGH on our list of must sees. Thanks for sharing.

27 February 2008 at 18:18  

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