Powell's New and Used Bookstore is located in downtown Portland, Oregon and is simply amazing! Now, the website leaves a lot to the imagination, but let me tell you this place is a treasure trove of awesomness!
Powell's was opened in 1971, very humbly, and continued to grow into the great entity it is today and now has more than five locations throughout the city (though the largest and most comprehensive is the downtown location). It's said that Powell's is the largest new and used bookstore in the world. You can find just about anything that you're looking for in this mega-bookstore; from hardback to paperback and new books to used books...all on the same shelf. Not only do they have their regular city locations, but you can also find an annex and two satellite stores at Portland International Airport.
I think one of the most amazing things about this bookstore is the experience. Walking through the stacks is an adventure every single time and you never know what you're going to find just around the corner.
Now that's a map!!
Again, the directional signs really do help you to navigate the labyrinth that is Powell's.
I highly recommend that, if you're ever in the area, Powell's is near the top of your "Must See and Do" list. It's worth venturing into the city and definitely worth all the money you'll spend on books you simply can't live without. Powell's...simply amazing!!!