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Powell’s Books Back In Business

PORTLAND, Ore. — Just 10 days ago, the reality was grim for Portland’s iconic Powell’s Books.  Now, the store has new life.

The company closed all five of its Portland-area stores and let go hundreds of employees.  That’s when the community responded.

The online sales and support on social media has allowed Powell’s to re-hire more than 100 full-time employees.  The stores are still closed as the company feels they cannot honor the social distancing guidelines.

CEO Emily Powell posted this message Friday:

Powell’s Book was founded in 1971.

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