Today my father sent me this photo. He is probably the most active reader of Sitting in the Stacks, as he currently holds the top place in number of comments posted (9). I also know he is an email subscriber to Sitting in the Stacks. Yea for parental support!! Read more
The following is a guest post written by my sister, Katy. On a recent trip to Portland she sent me numerous texts raging about Powell’s Books. Of course, I had to request a guest post on the store. Please enjoy her reflections on Powell’s.
*The following opinions are solely that of the author.
In December of 2011, I ordered some Christmas gifts from Barnes and Noble. I cannot remember why I chose them over Amazon, but I do remember the result. In spite of paying a fee for expedited shipping, the items did not arrive before Christmas, and Barnes and Noble refused to refund my shipping costs. In my fury, I took to Facebook telling people of my anger and everyone told me I was stupid not to use Amazon. Except for a select few friends…
These friends all live in the Portland area and insisted I should have ordered from some store called Powell’s Books. I scoffed at them not knowing how I would have known of some local corner bookshop.