During our recent road trip to San Francisco, we stopped by Portland. Of course, we had to visit Powell's. In fact, we visited twice --once on the way to SF and again, on the way back! I love books and I love bookstores, but I particularly love Powell's. It's like a library plus --all the books you want, but all the other fun stuff, too, like book bags, socks, stationery, etc. What I really love is that on many titles, you can actually choose to get either new copies or used ones. Their used copies are practically new, in very good condition, at a fraction of the price of a new book. What's more, no sales tax, yay!
Needless to say, we got way too many books (but I am not complaining)! Below are just some of the books (mostly Josh's) that we lugged back with us. I find it hard to say no when the kids want books. But when they read as much as my kids do, I really want to invest in a Kindle. Just finding it hard to make the leap from reading a book book to reading from a tablet. Call me weird, but I love the feel of a book in my hands and I love the smell of a new book. I love seeing books lined up neatly on the shelves or even haphazardly stacked in odd corners.