About

The Store
Whether you’re looking for something specific, want to wander amid thousands of books, or even just talk with someone about books, we’d love to have you stop by. We specialize in fiction for adults and kids, with smaller sections for mystery, nonfiction, bio/memoir, science fiction and fantasy, true crime, poetry, manga, and young adult books. We have multiple monthly readings from local authors and other cool and fun things for people of all ages (check out the events page for more information). Wander in and find an old favorite you want to revisit, or a new author to get excited about.

The Owner
Elisa loves reading books, being around books, talking about books, recommending books, holding books, standing by books, seeing other people read books, organizing books, staring at books, and dreaming about books. She’s wanted to open a used bookstore since she was a kid, but was waiting to live in a city she wanted to stay in. She finally felt at home in a city when she moved to Portland in 2007. She first moved to North Portland, and still loves this area and neighborhood, and wants to be a part of its growth. This little neighborhood bookshop (and being in it every day) is a dream come true for Elisa.