We didn't get to hang out at Powell's Books (a.k.a. the biggest used bookstore everrrrr) for as long as we'd like, but we did get to visit! I loved looking at all the little knick-knacky stuff they had for sale. When I was a child, I had an eraser collection. My grandma used to buy me erasers shaped like anything and everything. I remember that I loved how they smelled. They smelled a little like candy... to the point where you almost wanted to taste them (what's up with me always wanting to taste inedible objects??). Powell's had all kinds of fun little erasers and notebooks and stickers and all that kinda stuff... oh, they had a lot of books too....
Honestly, we didn't have much time to look at the books. We only spent about 15 minutes inside. Next time!
(These appealed to the editor in me.)
Powell's is located in an area of Portland called The Pearl. While we were walking around The Pearl, I snapped a few photos of buildings and the city. These are my favorites:
I love old buildings.