Greatest Book Store in the World

I am down in Portland Oregon over the weekend for RailsConf. During lunch today, I decided to drop into my favorite book store – Powell’s Technical Books in downtown Portland.


Besides the standard library of every computer and software book currently in print, Powell’s technical books also has the largest collection of used Math, Engineering, and Science books I have ever seen in one place.

It is simply an amazing place that has been around for a while now. An entire book store devoted to technical books. In fact, it is the only brick and mortar technical book store I know about (are there others?). It surprises me the place stays in business, but perhaps the technical book market is a lot bigger then I thought.