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The inventory for its retail and online sales is over four million new, used, [[Book collecting|rare]], and out-of-print books.<ref>{{cite web | title = Internet Retailer Best of the Web 2006 | publisher = [[Internet Retailer]] | url = http://www.internetretailer.com/article.asp?id=16892#powells | accessdate = 2007-08-28}}</ref> Since 2005, its website has also offered [[DVD|DVDs]] with free shipping, with an inventory of over 40,000. At its retail stores it shelves all new and used books side-by-side. Powell's buys around 3000 used books a day.<ref name="burnside" />
 
The inventory for its retail and online sales is over four million new, used, [[Book collecting|rare]], and out-of-print books.<ref>{{cite web | title = Internet Retailer Best of the Web 2006 | publisher = [[Internet Retailer]] | url = http://www.internetretailer.com/article.asp?id=16892#powells | accessdate = 2007-08-28}}</ref> Since 2005, its website has also offered [[DVD|DVDs]] with free shipping, with an inventory of over 40,000. At its retail stores it shelves all new and used books side-by-side. Powell's buys around 3000 used books a day.<ref name="burnside" />
  
Powell's has an Internet presence which began in 1993 as email and [[File transfer protocol|FTP]]-based access to its technical bookstore; it has since expanded to incorporate fiction and other genres as a traditional [[ecommerce]] site.<ref>[http://www.powells.com/info/details.html History of Powells.com] from its website</ref>  Their website was established in 1994, before [[Amazon.com]], and has contributed substantially to the chain's recent growth.<ref>{{cite web | first = Lisa  | last = Baker | title = Powell’s success story adds a chapter | publisher = [[Portland Tribune]] | date = [[March 19]], [[2004]] | url = http://www.portlandtribune.com/news/story.php?story_id=23515 | accessdate = 2007-08-28}}</ref>
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Powell's has an Internet presence which began in 1993 as email and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ftp FTP]-based access to its technical bookstore; it has since expanded to incorporate fiction and other genres as a traditional [[ecommerce]] site.<ref>[http://www.powells.com/info/details.html History of Powells.com] from its website</ref>  Their website was established in 1994, before [[Amazon.com]], and has contributed substantially to the chain's recent growth.<ref>{{cite web | first = Lisa  | last = Baker | title = Powell’s success story adds a chapter | publisher = [[Portland Tribune]] | date = [[March 19]], [[2004]] | url = http://www.portlandtribune.com/news/story.php?story_id=23515 | accessdate = 2007-08-28}}</ref>
  
 
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Powell's NW 10th & Burnside entrance

Powell's Books is a chain of bookstores in the Portland metropolitan area. Powell's headquarters, dubbed Powell's City of Books, claims to be the largest independent new and used bookstore in the world.[1] Powell's City of Books is located in the Pearl District on the edge of Downtown, and occupies a full city block, between NW 10th and 11th Avenues and between W Burnside and NW Couch Streets. It contains over 68,000 ft² (6,300 m² or about 1.6 acres) of retail floor space.

The inventory for its retail and online sales is over four million new, used, rare, and out-of-print books.[2] Since 2005, its website has also offered DVDs with free shipping, with an inventory of over 40,000. At its retail stores it shelves all new and used books side-by-side. Powell's buys around 3000 used books a day.[1]

Powell's has an Internet presence which began in 1993 as email and FTP-based access to its technical bookstore; it has since expanded to incorporate fiction and other genres as a traditional ecommerce site.[3] Their website was established in 1994, before Amazon.com, and has contributed substantially to the chain's recent growth.[4]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Powell's Books on Burnside". Powell's City of Books. http://www.powells.com/info/places/burnsideinfo.html. Retrieved 2009-03-12. 
  2. "Internet Retailer Best of the Web 2006". Internet Retailer. http://www.internetretailer.com/article.asp?id=16892#powells. Retrieved 2007-08-28. 
  3. History of Powells.com from its website
  4. Baker, Lisa (March 19, 2004). "Powell’s success story adds a chapter". Portland Tribune. http://www.portlandtribune.com/news/story.php?story_id=23515. Retrieved 2007-08-28.