Powell's Books

Powell's Books is a chain of bookstores in Portland, Oregon, and its surrounding metropolitan area. Powell's headquarters, dubbed Powell's City of Books, claims to be the largest independent new... Wikipedia

  • Industry:  Specialty retail
  • Founded:  1971
  • Founder:  Walter Powell
  • Number of locations:  Four (three full-service locations and one specialty bookstore)
  • Area served:  Portland metropolitan area, Condon, Oregon
  • Key people:  Emily Powell, Chase Powell
  • Products:  New, used, and rare books, magazines, cards, and sidelines
  • Revenue:  $45 million (2009)
  • Owner:  Emily and Chase Powell (1971–1982), Michael Powell (1982–2010), Emily Powell (2010–present)
  • Number of employees:  About 500 (2010)
  • Data Source:  DuckDuckGo