1714 NE Broadway
Portland, OR 97232
I made it to Portland and found this very pleasant bookstore on the indiebound store locater. Then I rented a bike and rode over. It was a great way to see the neighborhood. NE Broadway is a busy street with restaurants, cafes, supermarkets. There’s car traffic and foot traffic. It’s a great place to have a bookstore.
and Broadway Books is a very pleasant bookstore. One of the owners was there –Sally Mcphereson–and she was welcoming and friendly. I also met one of the booksellers, Jennie. They were both so pleasant that once we got to talking I forgot to take notes! Instead, we talked about books and the business of selling and they had a copy of my book and I hand-sold my own book to the first person who walked in. It was all very fun.
Here’s what I did manage to write down: Broadway books has been in business for seventeen years. Their motto is “A great little store with great big service.” It’s easy to see why with these two.
An interesting thing they do here is the book club mixer. They invite representatives of book clubs to go over titles and then they make a party of it . Their customers are their friends — their community.
If you need it, they have it, or can get it. The store is great and a great alternative to #40, if you just want to pick something up quickly.
Definitely worth a bike ride.