Book Lovers Rejoice! More Of Powell’s To Reopen

PORTLAND, Ore. – More of Powell’s flagship store in Portland is reopening.

The first floor is already open, but starting Friday, guests can also check out the Purple and Red rooms on the 2nd level.

The Pearl Room on the 3rd level and the bathrooms in the Purple Room remain closed.

Here’s more from Powell’s: 

February 25, 2021 (Portland, OR) – Today, Powell’s Books confirmed plans to expand its Burnside store operations starting Friday, February 26. The City of Books, which currently offers shopping on the first level, will reopen the Purple and Red Rooms on the second level to customer browsing, offering history, health, politics, religion, games, business, psychology, languages, travel, and more.

In a statement, Owner and President Emily Powell shares, “Since the holidays, we have continued our focus on expanding store operations. And so, it is with great excitement that we’re taking this next step towards fully reopening our flagship store location. We can’t wait to see customers wandering the aisles once again in our Purple and Red Rooms.”

The Pearl Room on the third level remains closed at this time. Please note that the bathrooms situated in the Purple Room will remain closed to the public.

The stores are following all local and federal guidelines regarding in-person retail shopping and are taking precautions to safeguard the health and safety of customers and staff. Free store pickup will continue to be available at all Powell’s locations.

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