Recently I made a special trip to Powell's Books in Portland, Oregon. It is said to be the largest bookstore in the world. With several floors and an entire city block full of books - I don't doubt it! (However, I know of bookstores in both Toronto and New York City who also claim this title.)
My friend and fellow writer, Kriston, and I checked out the Newbery Award books that the store keeps in their own special section. They nearly go back all the way to the year 1922! I couldn't resist adding to my book collection-so I settled on a copy of "Whittington" by Alan Armstrong. It was a Newbery Honor book in 2006.
Our main reason for visiting Powell's this particular evening was to attend a reading and slide show of the book, Portland's Goose Hollow, authored by our friend, Dr. Tracy Prince. Check out her historical book - http://www.amazon.com/Portlands-Goose-Hollow-Images-America/dp/0738574724