When people think of Portland, they think of this bookstore:
That's the downtown store, and I'm just not downtown very often. There's a Powell's store close to my house, though, that I do love, and that's where I've had my book signings.
But I also really love Annie Bloom's, a bookstore in this cute little neighborhood called Multnomah Village. It's convenient to my work, so sometimes I go there on my lunch hour and shop. When we have a baby shower at work, we often get some great books for the baby and mom, ones we've bought at Annie Bloom's.
But there's one place I go weekly to get books. The Beaverton City Library:
Isn't it beautiful? I love it!!! I actually have my 14 digit library number memorized, I reserve books on-line so often. I always have at least one book on CD in my car to listen to during my 30 minute commute to and from work. It allows me to get two more books read per month than I'd normally be able to.
Anyway, have you been to Powell's? If you ever come to Portland, let me know and we can meet up for coffee and books!! It's a fun place to take out-of-town guests!
~Lisa, Miss Crafting a Career