Portland >Shopping > Autumn Leaves Bookstore
2512 SE 122nd Ave, Portland, OR | Directions 9723645.503847 -122.537657
Neighborhoods: Powellhurst - Gilbert, East Portland Neighborhood Office
Best used bookstore around – If you are into used books, this place is really nice. All hand built stained pine shelves. They are well organized compared to many used book stores ( you die-hards that shop any used book store know the dangers it may bring when it comes to being organized) the husband and wife that run it are very nice and helpful. This place is a paperback exchange as well as just used books of almost every type. They did not have any black magic, new age, or occult books. More family oriented. They have a little bit of everything. Its 10 times bigger than it looks from the outside. No weird smells or pets being kept in the corners of the place. They have $1 grab bags that have 5 books in each bag, the best deal i've seen. Parking was okay but nothing special. Good music being played inside too. Too bad they don't serve coffee.
One drawback was that they were repricing all the books. She told me it would be another 3 or more months before no longer doing so. This meant that I didn't know if I was gonna take it in the wallet when I took my books up to the front to pay. Luckily, the books were lower than the price, but I can see how if they had went up I may have thought "bate & switch") They do have signs everywhere though reminding you that the prices are not as listed etc.
This place had a lot of potential, I look forward to trading my paperbacks I no longer need there as well as seeing what this charming couple do with the place.
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