Powell’s Books in Portland Struggling Amidst Covid-19 Shutdowns

Largest bookstore in the world is in Oregon Powell's City of Books
Powell's City of Books is the largest new and used bookstore in the world. Image via / Lindsay / Flickr CC2.

Independent bookshops have been closing their doors ever since Amazon.com became the go-to online retailer. The remaining ones, as well as libraries, have carved out a niche for writers and those who still enjoy a physical copy of their reading material. Unfortunately with the COVID-19 crisis looming, many have had to close their doors, even if it’s only temporary. Powell’s Books in Portland, Oregon is an absolute icon (not only in the Pacific Northwest), but like many bookstores is struggling to stay in business.