Bartlett Street Book Store
|16 South Bartlett St., Medford, Oregon 97501 || (541) 772-8049|
|A tiny gem of a bookstore! Two rooms absolutely crammed with books, and what treasures are to be found! This is a wonderful place to browse; not too big, but lots of books to search through.|
The Blue Dragon Book Shop
|297 E. Main Street, Ashland, Oregon 97520 || (541) 482-2142|
Collection: Specialize in Polar and Metaphysics
We have been visiting this bookstore for 10 years or more, and it's very good. A great collection, always new treasures to find; very helpful staff, and of course you're in Ashland...what more could you ask?
Shakespeare & Co. is right across the street as well.
The Open Book
|155 NE Greenwood, Bend, OR 97701 || (503) 388-3249|
This is a very good bookstore for a small town; they sell paperbacks and CDs
as well as hardbacks, but their collection is definitely worth stopping for. The
store really is bigger than it looks! |
Otter's wonderful truck, Red Sonja is parked in front of the store...
Powell's City of Books
|1005 W. Burnside St., Portland,
OR zip || (800)878-7323|
Powells.com is their web site.
Collection: Be serious here, they have everything!
When they say City of Books, they aren't kidding. Is there anyone who still doesn't know about Powell's? The store covers a complete city block in Portland; there are 8 huge rooms of books, and they hand you a map at the door. Don't think (like I did at first) that you can find your way around without it, just accept it humbly and be grateful...
Powells carries new and used, interfiled, and a whole lot of each. One of the few stores I've seen where all the shelves are well marked as to their content and sections are always easy to find (with a map, of course!)
They didn't seem to have a lot of really old stuff, except in their very pricey Rare Book Room; their main strength seemed to be books that were printed in...oh, maybe the last 30 years, and have gone out of print. I found a lot of those. Very good prices, and a lot of other things than books- gift wrap, cards, magnets, all that stuff.
They also have 6 satellite stores around the Portland area.
There was a good article in the LA Times about Michael Powell and the bookstore; it appeared in the issue dated Friday, August 7, 1998, Part A of the Home edition. They charge $1.50 for viewing full text or downloading; otherwise I would have just linked to it!
Robert's Book Shop
|3412 SE Highway 101, Lincoln City, OR 97367 || (541) 994-4453|
A nice stop while driving along Oregon's beautiful coast...especially if it's
raining, which it often is. The whimsical artwork does not mislead those in search
of excellent used books. Robert's has a lot of wonderful books in many different
subject areas; it's well worth taking a look. Good prices, too!
The second picture is the art work on the side of the building- I really like it!
Shakespeare & Company
|154 East Main St., Ashland, OR 97520 || (541) 488-1474|
An excellent store, hidden away in the alley by the movie theater. It was closed
when I took this picture; next year I'll get a better one!
Several rooms of used books; good prices, helpful staff.
The Blue Dragon is right across the street as well.