Powell’s

So I discovered Powells.com today.

And finally, I found an online bookstore that feels like I’m wandering through Elliot Bay or Duthie’s on Fourth. They’ve managed to imbue their entire site with an atmosphere of book-loving. I’m not sure if it’s their collection of interesting interviews with interesting authors, or the water-color images, but this site has character. And nothing is more important to my book-shopping experience than character. It’s why I’ll shop at the Granville Book Company instead of Chapters. And curiously, while the GBC has maybe 1/100th the stock of Chapters, I’ve almost always found what I was looking for. And often times, things that I wasn’t looking for, but want anyways.

Mmm…now I want to go buy books. Like the new Irvine Welsh. Or that Samual Delany book Caterina was talking about.

8 Replies to “Powell’s”

  1. Yeah, but don’t you wish there was more of this stuff in Canada? I think it’s a pain in the ass to do the mental currency conversion, not to mention the GST & duty that get slapped on willy-nilly as your shipment crosses the border. Bleh.

  2. Yeah, but don’t you wish there was more of this stuff in Canada? I think it’s a pain in the ass to do the mental currency conversion, not to mention the GST & duty that get slapped on willy-nilly as your shipment crosses the border. Bleh.

  3. According to Caterina.net, one of the best things about Powells is that they slapa ‘GST Paid’ sticker on top of your shipments. So no more random duty and GST as the shipment crosses the border, I s’pose…

  4. According to Caterina.net, one of the best things about Powells is that they slapa ‘GST Paid’ sticker on top of your shipments. So no more random duty and GST as the shipment crosses the border, I s’pose…

  5. You’re a loser. I took you to that site a LONG time ago. You don’t really hear what’s coming out of my mouth when your staring at my tits, do you? 😉

  6. You’re a loser. I took you to that site a LONG time ago. You don’t really hear what’s coming out of my mouth when your staring at my tits, do you? 😉

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