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216 NE Knott St, Portland, OR 97212

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10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Mon - Tue

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Wed - Thu

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Fri - Sat

10:00 am - 4:00 pm



A Bargain-Hunting Booklovers' Paradise

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Browse through 20,000 used books, records, CDs, DVDs, videos, magazines and cassettes at bargain prices, starting at $2 for hardback novels and nonfiction. Some items start at $.25 Discover great selections of children's books and large-print items. Check regularly; the inventory changes every day. The Title Wave Used Bookstore sells retired Multnomah County Library materials at discounted prices. The store is run almost entirely by about 65 volunteers who sort, check, price, and shelve materials from the library's 17 locations. Volunteers also provide customer service for shoppers who enjoy a selection of books in various genres, videotapes, CDs, DVDs, audio books and more. History The building, designed in the Spanish Renaissance Revival style, was built in 1912 as the original Albina Branch Library, one of Multnomah County Library's Carnegie libraries. The store opened for business in March 1988. Since then, * 700,000+ Books Have Been Recycled * More than A Million And A Half in Revenue Has Been Generated * Volunteers Have Given 130,000+ Hours of Time How we do it: A faithful, hard-working corps of more than 50 volunteers staffs the store, handling all aspects of the operation. The books, discards from Multnomah County Library's collection, are removed from the library's computer catalog, stamped, sorted, researched, priced and shelved for retail.

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Located near MLK on NE Knott Street

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  • The only place to go; well, the first place to go.

    It's set up just like a library, so it's very easy to find things. The constant turnover of books makes this place a very addictive destination. Besides books, they also carry CDs, DVDs, Video and Audio cassetts. Prices are pennies to the dollar. What a gem. ENJOY.

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