There’s something about holding a physical copy of a book in your hands as you drift into another land that makes reading just a little bit more pleasurable. The father-son team who founded Powell’s books know that, and continue to sell new and used books throughout the Portland, Oregon region and online. They started in 1971 with just one location, but concentrated on purchasing every used book they came across. The stock quickly grew to include new books, too. Now, each location has a plethora of reading materials that will trigger your imagination. You can also sell your used books by stopping by one of their five Portland locations or sending them through the mail.