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August 1, 2018
In my head, Powells was this truly amazing bookstore: huge, and they have everything.  The reality was both less and more; NYC bookstores have apparently spoiled me. The knitting selection was amazing, I wanted to spend an hour there.  The Rare Book room was... simply wonderful, even if the staffer there was less than friendly.  But the Portland postcard selection was... nearly pitiful. I only saw a small number of magazines. There was really no place to sit and take a look at books before buying them. But I saw one of Helene’s books in the wild, in POWELLS!!