City of Books

Exploring Portland's Other Bookstores

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This is awesome, thank you!
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Paper Moon Books on 47th and SE Belmont is a smart, eclectic and affordable used bookstore that's been around for years. Highly recommended.
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Friends of the Multnomah County Library has a great store on the first floor of Central. I love visiting bookstores. There are a few others not mentioned here but I don't know what their names are. I have yet to check out Paper Moon Books.
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Ampersand on Alberta is a big miss on your list. Lovely photobooks, some that they publish and some from other publishers. Plus photography exhibitions.
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I would add Ampersand on Alberta. It used to be 80% art books and 20% assorted gewgaws, but it has recently expanded and is about 95% Fancy Art Books You Can't Afford Especially Since You'll Thumb Through Them Like Two Times If You're Being Honest With Yourself.

This means it's a perfect store to buy books as a gift.
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@rich WOAAAAHHHH
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Don't forget Vintage Books in Vancouver. Sure, it's in a tucked away corner of a strip mall. BUT it's a pillar of our Vantucky community. They were indie before indie was indie (I think). Anyhow, they are big and beautiful and we sure love 'em. AND THEY HAVE 2 CATS!!!
6613 East Mill Plain Boulevard Vancouver, WA 98661 or http://www.vintage-books.com/. Please support them as we want them to stay around for many years to come.
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okay, who wants to go to Vancouver (AGAIN), Vintage Books sounds awesome.
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Thank you! I love Powell's, but I also love supporting other fabulous book vendors.
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Thanks for this!

Also, BOOK STORE CATS ARE THE BEST!
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YAY!! The written word is still in existence + Popular, besides!!!
Carry on!!! O\O
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The only thing needed to make Wallace Books perfect is a store cat.
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No mention of Laughing Horse?
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You missed the always awesome Daedalus Books at 21st and Flanders. Great stuff!
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Expand your book shopping excursion and check out Jan's Paperbacks in Aloha and The Arcade Book Exchange in downtown Hillsboro.
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Here's an updated list of bookstores I've visited since moving to Portland in 2008 http://a-semi-blogged-life.blogspot.com/20…