Monday, June 02, 2008


I am off to a conference in Portland, OR and while I have heard many tales of its beauty, about the only thing I am looking forward to even more than the conference and place is the delicious-looking and famous Powell's Books store, supposed to be the largest in the world. Unfortunately and sadly it seems I will miss Fup the technical store cat who passed away at the ripe old age of 19 last year.

Right now I am licking my lips reading the store description, and later in the evening will be on my way to buy an extra duffel bag that can hold at least a dozen books. Although this does not bode well for moving time after my PhD.; the last time I counted I had three hundred something books stashed in bookshelves, on the carpet and on chairs in my little rented bedroom. Oh, well.



Blogger Sunil said...

Powell's world of books is my absolute favorite bookstore. I've found some fantastic books there (both fiction and non-fiction) that I haven't been able to find elsewhere (Terry Pratchett's books, for example). I used to make it a point to visit powells every time we went down to portland from Seattle.

Have fun.

1:46 PM  
Blogger gauri said...

hi! eager to know what books you got there.:)

7:37 AM  
Blogger Hirak said...

Yeah, after moving six times, I have realised the worth of libraries and learning to let books go back.

But, despite that I no more shelves or space to keep more books.

11:49 AM  
Blogger Ashutosh said...

Sunil: Loved it! Actually I wanted to see if I could meet up with you, but was on a really tight schedule. In fact I could only visit a fee sections in Powell's. Hopefully next time :)

Gauri: I bought about 10 books. Maybe I will have a post on them

Hirak: As much as I have realised the worth of the "library principle" it's hard to convince a crack addict to get off the material...

1:47 PM  

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