- Jan 16, 2015
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I feel ya, but it's still an incredible place to check out. The 'rare book room' is really cool, and there are still sections in the store where you can hide out and peruse/read/relax. Also, their store on SE Hawthorne is really laid back; it has more of a small local bookstore feel.I feel like Powell's is sorta a bit too much of a tourist destination these days. I mean, I'm glad that they have the business, it's hard being a bookseller in 2019, but Powells feels like a busy restaurant, or cafeteria. Part of the nice thing about bookstores is the ability to just peruse without other people getting into your space.