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: 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…

Book Babes: Mark Watney


Book Babes is our homage to those fictional crushes we all know and love, as well as the obscure or underrated but equally swoonable characters from our favorite books. While some of tour picks are certainly sexy (hey, we’re only human), that’s not a pre-requisite;…

The 10 Best & Worst Film Adaptations of Popular Books


Hearing your favorite book is about to become a movie can be one of the best and worst feelings. If it’s a box office hit, great; another way to enjoy a favorite story. But if it tanks . . . ouch. The frustration can…

Book Babes: Jo March


Book Babes is our homage to those fictional crushes we all know and love, as well as the obscure or underrated but equally swoonable characters from our favorite books. While some of tour picks are certainly sexy (hey, we’re only human), that’s not a pre-requisite;…

Quick Quotes: Sherlock Holmes

"To a great mind, nothing is little."

- Sherlock Holmes, from A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

This quote appears in Arthur Conan Doyle's novella, A Study In Scarlet, published in 1886 in the magazine, Beeton's Christmas Annual. The book introduced Sherlock Holmes and John Watson to a lukewarm audience; interest in Sherlock Holmes shot up after Doyle released of several short stories…

Book Babes: Jay Gatsby


Every book nerd has at least one literary crush. Often a book's protagonist or deuteragonist, these characters win you over with their wit, charm, triumphs, struggles, and yes, flaws. Book Babes is our homage to those crushes we all know and love, as well…

Quick Quotes: Charles Dickens

"A loving heart is the truest wisdom."

- Charles Dickens

With the tongue-tying title, The Personal History, Adventures, Experience and Observation of David Copperfield the Younger of Blunderstone Rookery (Which He Never Meant to Publish on Any Account), shortened for sanity to David Copperfield, this semi-autobiographical serial novel by Charles Dickens tells the life…

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