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Powell's Books

Powell's Books is a chain of bookstores in Portland, Oregon, and its surrounding metropolitan area. Powell's headquarters, dubbed Powell's City of Books, claims to be the largest independent new and used bookstore in the world. Wikipedia*

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The Powell's Books has 39 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first program was in a 1996, Powell's City of Books. The year with the most videos was 1999 with eight videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2010 with an average of 1,934 views per program. Most appearances with Christopher Farley (3), Kevin Sampsell (3), Chet Orloff (2). Most common tags: About Books, Human Rights, World History.

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