If you're ever in Portland, you have to visit Powell's Bookstore ( http://www.powells.com ). This is the biggest bookstore I have been to, and is well worth taking the road trip from Seattle. They have such an extensive collection that the technical section, is in another building across town! I am not a big reader, but I can spend the day just browsing through their aisles. For example, in the kids section, they have shelves filled with Nancy Drew books, The Hardy Boys, Little Golden Books. If you have a book that you are looking for, check out Powell's. They might just have it.