Book Spots – J. Michaels Books
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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 been in the Eugene community for 43 years and continues to serve a wide consumer base with more general reading needs. When I visited J. Michaels, I couldn’t believe that I’d lived in Eugene for seven years without coming in!
Everything in the store is arranged neatly, so finding a book is easy and efficient. Sections are clearly labeled and organized, and the employees are knowledgable about where in the story specific books are located. There is a large window in the front of the store that lets in a pleasant amount of natural light, and they play soft, subtle music ideal for perusing and reading. J Michaels is definitely an enjoyable place to duck in from the hustle and bustle of Eugene’s downtown.
The price range at J. Michaels varies from $900 for rare specialty books to $5 for a used paperback. New books are a focus of this store, with a fast turnover of recently released books. The selection is not as wide as what some other independent booksellers in Eugene offer, but what the store lacks in sheer volume it makes up for in organization and quality. Beyond fiction, if you want large collections of art, architecture, photography books, you’ve come to the right place.
J. Michaels is known for its selection of quality rare and antique books, so if you are in the market for those speciality items, this is one of the the best places in Eugene to come! It is also conveniently located 5 minutes from Eugene Station in downtown.
For a stress-free, organized, and reliable independent bookstore experience close to food and shopping in downtown Eugene, this hidden gem is an excellent option!
J. Michaels Books is open Monday-Saturday from 10am-5:30pm and on Sunday from 11am-5pm.