Powell’s Books Powell’s Books On everyone’s to see list. The store occupies a whole city block with books in all of it. You can find the new and best sellers here. There are many, many rows of books. Yes, many, many rows of books. Customer service area. It can take you a long to explore all of the store. One the thing that got Powell’s going was the used books. You sell off your college books from one term and pick up used books cheap for the next term. If you bought a book as a gift you can get a card to go with it. The back part of the building is new and four stories of books. In one door and out another (back door).