I recently had the wonderful privilege of handling this Ge'ez Manuscript, an 18th century liturgical book of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. Before selling it, I lent it out to Professor Steve Delamarter and Bishop Ewostateos GebreKrestos of the Ethiopic Manuscript Imaging Project, who made a complete high-resolution scan and this helpful report on the Codex. The entirety of this rich collection is hosted online and available for browsing. Enjoy!
We need your help!! We have more books that space on our shelves and tons in storage, so it’s time for a sale.
February 10-17, all books priced under $10 will be 50% off. Books priced over $10 will be 30% off.
We will also have acres of books priced at $2 HC and $1 PB.
Conviviuum Coffee will be sliding slinging free coffee Saturday morning!!
We will be extending our normal hours on Saturday, open 10-5.
HOLIDAY SALE: 20% OFF & FREE GIFT WRAPPING!!!
Support local business!
Buy a friend a book!
In order to help you do all three this holiday season, we are offering 20% off retail and free gift wrapping for all new book orders.
As awful as 2016 has been in many respects, we may take some consolation in the steady flow of delightful, insightful, challenging, and inspiring books this year gave us. For instance, the shimmering, miraculous Ninety-Nine Stories of God by Joy Williams, published by Portland's own Tin House Press.
Have a look through the NYT's 100 Notable Books, give me a call or email with your order, and I'll have it wrapped in butcher paper & twine when you come pick it up, ready to give it to a friend. Shoot, I'll even wrap it up pretty for you if you're giving the book to yourself!
We all can use the gift of good words.
8900 N. Wall Ave | Portland, OR 97203
(503) 251-5383 | M-F 10-5, SAT 10-1
We had an amazing time last night with our neighbors as Robert Henriques delivering some powerful and animated poetry. It was such a gift! We hope to make this a regular monthly event, so stay tuned!
Convivium was written up in Sprudge! (Whose editor, btw, lives in the neighborhood!) We are so excited to begin this adventure with our good friend Jordan Andlovec.
Our good friend D.L. Mayfield wrote a book and our case finally arrived today!!
D.L. is a spectacular writer, whose work has been featured in McSweeney's, Books & Culture, Image Journal, and elsewhere. Here she writes about her experiences living among refugees, showing with aching honesty and grace how her life was changed by those she thought she was rescuing. This is her first book. It is beautiful, poignant, and truthful. We hope it will not be her last.
We will be hosting a book table at her release party this Thursday. Copies will be on sale for $10! See the event page for details. Don't miss it!
Here is an excerpt from the book:
Jesus, the Bible told us, was a refugee. That he would so easily be able to identify with the life experiences of my friends makes me ache. He experienced many of the same sorrows, running from power-hungry people and experiencing losses of life and culture and home. And he came to deliver people, to heal and restore and bring justice, and to show us that we cannot prove ourselves worthy to God; we are simply his beloved children in the end.
We are socially mediating! I try to keep our pages stocked with interesting bookish news, quotes, and images, occasional updates on events and sales, and the occasionaler cat video.
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Here's a #laterblog from our first week at our new location. Originally posted on our Facebook page, I am posting it here because Jordan demands I supply the blog with some content.
We are up and running at our new location on Wall Ave! Our first week was a sort of "soft open" with lots of unpacking, shelving, and sorting, so we haven't yet applied ourselves to the task of getting the word out. But we have already received a wonderful welcome from many of our new neighbors who have dropped in, with lots of positive and encouraging words about the books on our shelves and our presence on the block. We have lived less than a mile from this new place for years, but already it has amazed me to discover the many wonderful folks who have heretofore been strangers to us. It is incredibly exciting to imagine all of the new people who will soon be entering our lives through this little business. Our hope and prayer is that this space may be one of welcome, belonging, and connection for anyone who steps through our doors.