Powell’s Books has named Patrick Bassett as its new CEO. Bassett is a business consultant and was previously working with Powell’s as an adviser.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Powell’s permanently closed its store location at Portland International Airport. The store in Beaverton OR is the only Powell’s location to have fully reopened since shutting in March 2020. Its main store in downtown Portland OR remains partially open, and the store in the Southeast Hawthorne district of Portland remains closed.
The company hopes to have all three remaining locations reopened in time for the holiday season, according to Powell’s owner, president, and former CEO Emily Powell.
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