I sold several books that I'd already read, and brought some home that I'd been looking for.
Powell's uses the very cool concept of displaying new books right alongside their used counterparts, so you can pick and choose which edition you want.
So with all of these books to look at, a book worm like myself could get lost for hours (and I did.) But what sections really held my interest? Well, I browsed the entire Young Adult and Children's sections, spent some time amongst the books on Animals, went upstairs to the Literature section looking for certain authors, and of course perused the section of Writing books.
After I checked out all of the Newbery award winners (and they have an entire section devoted to these) where I found a few Marguerite Henry books, I asked where the rest of her books were kept. After a bit of snooping (and everything is organized and easily found on computer search monitors) I found an entire section devoted to - wait for it - Children's Books about Animals.
I was in seventh heaven. I promptly parked myself and gazed longingly at all the titles, many which I've already read. From vintage editions of Albert Payson Terhune's dog stories to brand new books like Ginny Rorby's The Outside of a Horse, I fingered the books gingerly and lovingly. Yes, this was my section, and my world - Kids and Animals.
In the end, I came home with three new books:
A book on writing: THE COURAGE TO WRITE, by Ralph Keyes
An adult novel: THE BLESSINGS OF THE ANIMALS, by Katrina Kittle
A 1971 children's book about a boy and dog: THE SUMMER OF RILEY, by Eve Bunting
Have you been to Powell's Books? Do you have a favorite bookstore where you could hang out for hours?