Bookstore Spotlight: Tsunami Books (Eugene, OR)

 Tsunami Books in Eugene, Oregon

In an age when the best-known independent bookstores (such as another Oregon spot, Powell’s Books) are often behemoth retail machines of their own, spots like Eugene’s Tsunami Books are a welcome reminder of the Real Thing. With a knowledgable staff and a great selection of books both used and new, Tsunami caters to the community by supporting local authors and hosting the monthly Eugene Poetry Slam (or Tslam, as the Tsunami folks call it), plus a calendar full of concerts, readings, book signings and even astrology forecasts. So next time you’re in Track Town USA, drop by this spot on 25th and Willamette–just look for the trademark Red Truck outside, and be sure and tell them the Tate Street High Society says hello.

About the Author: Elly Bookman

Elly BookmanElly Bookman, Contributor.  Elly Bookman's poems have appeared or are forthcoming in American Poetry Review, The Journal, Passages North, Cimarron Review, and elsewhere. She was the recipient of the first annual Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize from American Poetry Review, and was featured in Rattle's Poet's Respond Series. Originally from downtown Atlanta, Elly teaches middle school in Wilmington, North Carolina.  

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