An All-Around Humanities Bookshop 


We specialize in philosophy, religion, history, literature, art, and classics. On this website you will find some of our finest offerings: unique, beautiful, hard-to-find, and antiquarian books. We are constantly purchasing collections of fine books and this website is their first showcase before uploading to any other venue.

Every book is housed in our brick & mortar shop at the corner of Wall & Houghton in the Portsmouth Neighborhood of North Portland, Oregon. They are shelved alongside many thousands more books that are never listed online. Our shop offers a curated browsing experience well worth the visit to the Peninsula! In addition to the volumes presented here, we maintain a nice general browsing stock. From children's books to cook books, everything in the shop is carefully curated with an eye for compelling content and fine condition.

Us Peninsula folk find particular pride and inspiration in the St. Johns Bridge––our river crossing and Portland's greatest architectural monument. Like the bridge’s gothic arches, we aim in every book we carry and every book we read to be rooted in earth and pointed beyond.