Powell's Layoffs

800px-PowellsBookstore.jpgBad news today out of Portland. Powell's Books has cut 31 jobs, citing the need to scale back in the face of slow sales. The Portland Mercury has posted the full text of the press release, along with the following: "DON'T DIE, POWELLS! DON'T DIE! (please)."

Just about two years ago, the store shelved its plans for expansion.

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