Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Portland's Finest Bookstores

No trip to Portland is complete without a stop at Powell's City of Books, perhaps the greatest used and new bookstore anywhere.

No biblical scholar's trip should be complete without a stop at one of Portland's Windows Booksellers outlets. Better yet, plan in advance: Check the online inventory at their much larger bookstore in Eugene, and ask them to have your order ready to pick up when you arrive. The result is great selection, great prices and $0 shipping. As an added bonus, the copies of Caird's The Language and Imagery of the Bible and Davies' The Setting of the Sermon on the Mount that I ordered in were previously owned and annotated by Robert Kysar and Krister Stendahl respectively.


Charles said...

I still carry fond memories of my one trip to Powell's back when I was an undergraduate.

C. Stirling Bartholomew said...

Yeah, Powell's on Burnside is great. As long as your in town there is also a store out on Stark 9003 SE Stark St Portland, OR 97216. The used to have a collection but I haven't been there since the advent of internet book stores.

Jim said...

We're adding it to our July itinerary. NOW. And we're bringing a trailer.

(Wait - I forgot these cost money....)


d. miller said...

Clay: Pilgrim Discount on Stark was a great store, but it went out of business a few years ago.

C. Stirling Bartholomew said...

re: "it went out of business a few years ago."

I should have assumed that.