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Monday, April 10, 2006

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pam

Hahahahah...this is really cute! I think it sounds like the work of a cartoonist!

Loretta

Let me know how you like your current read. I had mixed emotions about it. I loved Powells for the short time we were "living" in Portland. A very dangerous place indeed!

Barbara W. Klaser

I've heard nothing but good things about Powell's. If I'm every traveling through Portland I'll be sure to look it up.

My husband I used to notice that when we traveled we often found the public library, wherever we were, as soon as we stopped in a particular town. Maybe in this case we would make it an exception and visit an exceptional bookstore.

Marilyn

(bowing down before the Powell's altar)... I recently picked up a used book that had notes in it like that...but I found it a bit distracting, since it was nonfiction. I didn't want to read what "her" answers were...because then they tended to color my own...ha!

Roz

I lived in Portland for seven years, walking distance from Powell's. Yes! Now that I'm in Seattle, I really miss that.

I'm just finishing Ishiguro's _Never Let Me Go_, which is a pretty neat read. I'm going to look into _When We Were Orphans_ . . . .

Arlene

I bet Powell's is wonderful but I'd have a hard time there. Sort of like here, in Denver, we have The Tattered Cover. Huge bookstore. My problem is sensory overload with so many choices. I need to go in with a list!

Stephanie

I love marked up books. And I love to mark up books. My favorite marked up books are ones loaned to me by a professor friend. It's pure gold.

Jason got me Ishiguro's Kafka on the Shore for my birthday and I'm still waiting for the chance to read it.

Tonya

I've always felt that a crisp and new (and unmarked) book was the most appealing to me, but the way you described this experience makes me think I've missed out!

Margaret

Powells is wonderful. I am obsessed with all bookstores--love them! I got some used texts from UW with comments in them; they were fun to read, and very helpful.

leslie

Powells!!! Spent some wonderful time there when my sisters were living in Portland... I love to just wander around all the various rooms and absorb the vibrations. And I definitely plan on making a stop there during my visit to your city next month!

I usually avoid buying used books with notations and underlining, I guess because I don't like to mark up my own books... maybe it's time to try something different.

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