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No, it’s not as big as the Powell’s in Portland (nor are the two related) but Chicago’s own little used book store is packed to the gills with titles and has ladders at the ready if you see something you can’t reach. Powell’s now has two additional stores, one in Hyde Park, at 1501 E. 57th Street ([tel] 773/955-7780) and one in University Village at 1218 S. Halsted between Roosevelt Road and Maxwell Street ([tel] 312/243-9070).