Book Spots: Tsunami Books


Welcome to Book Spots, your complete personal guide to Eugene’s local booksellers! Tsunami Books is located at 26th and Willamette Street in South Eugene, about a 20 minute bus ride from the heart of the University of Oregon campus. Tsunami is a quaint, cozy…

Book Spots – J. Michaels Books


Welcome to Book Spots, the complete personal guide to Eugene’s local booksellers! J. Michaels Books is a new, used, and rare bookstore located on 160 E. Broadway in downtown Eugene. It's an organized and inviting general bookstore offering a variety of books. The store has…

REVIEW: The New York Nobody Knows


In his book, The New York Nobody Knows: Walking 6,000 Miles in the City, William B. Helmreich details his wanderings of New York City’s neighborhoods, observing sights, sounds, and situations along the way. Helmreich says it was inspired by a game he and his…

Date Night For A Bibliophile: A Post-Valentine’s Essay


Several months ago, right around Valentine’s Day, I was strolling down Mississippi Avenue in Portland when I came across a used bookstore called Another Read Through. Already excited by the expected scent of yellowing pages and the adorable name, I walked through the…

REVIEW: Annihilation (Southern Reach Trilogy #1)


Jeff VanderMeer’s first book in his eco-thriller Southern Reach Trilogy, Annihilation, came to me much-heralded by critics and friends. It won the 2014 Nebula Award for Best Novel, which one of my professors called “the sci-fi Pulitzer.” I was somewhat quizzical about whether…

Book Spots – Smith Family Bookstore, Campus Location


Welcome to Book Spots, the complete personal guide to Eugene’s local booksellers! Smith Family Bookstore is the closest new and used independent bookstore to UO campus. It is located at 768 E. 13th Ave., or a five minute walk from campus at the…

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