From humble storefront beginnings in 1971 on a derelict corner of northwest Portland, Oregon, Powell's Books has grown into one of the world's great bookstores. It is one of the first stores that offered both used and new books on the same shelf. Discover all your favorite categories including children's books, cooking, literature, mystery, poetry, sci-fi and fantasy, textbooks, young adults, and more. You'll also find a wide selection of extras like calendars, notebooks, gifts, software, and more. In their used books collection, you'll also find a great selection of rare books in categories like Africa, book arts, crafts and collectibles, exploration and travel writing, gardening, journalism, metaphysics, military, foreign language, ephemera, and many more. Books, both used and new, make perfect gifts for anyone. Get some of the most popular titles or even a gift card for any occasion. You can also sell your books through Powell's Books. Whether in-store or on-line, they buy books we can resell. Enter the ISBN of each book you wish to sell, click "Sell these books," and wait just a few short moments to receive your offer. If you like you bid, just send the books to them (they'll cover the freight) and receive credit to your Powells.com account or payment via PayPal. Their bids are based on the expected retail value of the books they buy. That retail value is derived from the books' desirability, current and historic market values, in-print prices, conditions, and their current stock levels. Be sure to get great savings and discounts on your next purchase by taking advantage of Powell's Books coupon codes, special offers, and exclusive promotions.