Browsers’ Bookstore is a pair of brick-and-mortar independent bookshops located fairly centrally in Oregon. We have lots of customers who make the trip (pilgrimage?) from Portland, Salem, Eugene, the Oregon Coast, and Eastern Oregon…and a few further afield. We are open six days a week, and hope you can find a way to make Browsers’ a regular stop.

Rose City Virtual Book Fair

Thanks to everyone who made our first virtual book fair a big success. Although the fair has closed, you can still visit Browsers’ virtual booth at the fair!

I’ll keep this booth up on the site for a little while, and will do my best to keep it up to date with marking books as sold. As soon as I have time, I’ll be selling these books by other means, so now’s your chance to pick up some cool books!

Our booth is right here on our website.

Coronovirus measures at Browsers’ Bookstore

New hours & rules

As of now, both stores are “almost normal.” Here are the main things to know:

  • Hours: 10AM-4PM Monday through Saturday.
  • Facial coverings (mask, scarf, etc.) required for shopping.
  • We are still happy to do curbside pickup or to ship to you.
  • No public restroom.
  • Yes, we are buying books! We are still being selective, and at this point are not guaranteeing to buy back books that you bought from us.
  • All newly-acquired secondhand inventory is put into quarantine for a week. Please respect the quarantine areas in the stores.

“Coronavirus Blog”

The coronavirus is probably a world-changing event. The posts about this have to be innumerable, but here is my own, from the perspective of a bookseller and a small business owner:

Coronavirus Archives – Browsers' Bookstore

Please be vigilant about your own health. And also, keep reading!

Scott Givens


The William Stafford Collection

Browsers’ is pleased to announce that we have acquired about a thousand books from the personal library of Oregon’s Poet Laureate for 15 years, William Stafford. This is one of the most significant collections of poetry to come out of the Pacific Northwest, so if you have an interest in poetry, now is the time to participate. Please read this post for more details.

Those hard-to-find books?

Every month, we send out a newsletter with a variety of books–usually one or two rarities, one or two silly things, and a handful of stuff that you might not stumble across if you’re just browsing through the shelves. Also, a few times a year we give advance notice of sales, newsletter-only coupons, or employment opportunities. Be sure to sign up today!











Where else is Browsers’?

A surprising number of local book buyers discover us through some cool book we have in our online listings or social media. A fairly new online marketplace for us is Etsy, so be sure to check out our shop there for books that aren’t easy to find by just looking around our bookstores.

Find this old copy of “The Princess and the Goblin” and more at


(Almost) Daily posts on Instagram

Follow us on Instagram to see some of our most photogenic books and other cool book-related images. We sometimes sell stuff on Instagram before it even makes it to the shelf or our online listings, so it’s a good way to keep in touch with new arrivals.

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Can’t make it to the bookstore?

If you don’t live in Oregon, or if we don’t have what you need in stock, you can order new books, movies, music, or ebooks at discounted prices using the link below. (We make a little commission, so you’re still helping us out.)


Thanks for supporting Browsers’ Bookstore!

If you love Browsers’ (which I’m sure you do), you might also like some of our fellow members of the Cascade Booksellers Association. (This is the organization that puts on the annual book fair in Portland.) Buying local really does make a huge difference in our community.



Here’s the newsletter for October 2019….I don’t always have time to put them on the website, so the only way to be sure to get one is to sign up!

October 2019 Newsletter


The Catcher in the Rye

New to the website are book-related videos.  Stay tuned for more!

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