Services & Policies


  • If you are interested in having your book carried at our store, please refer to our formal consignment policy.

In-Store Services & Policies

  • We gladly offer complimentary gift wrapping year-round for any of the purchases you make at our store. You might find this particularly helpful during the December holidays.

  • We host readings on a regular basis throughout the year; check our events calendar to see what's coming up. Keep in mind that we also sell books at off-site events that are not listed in our calendar. If you would like to propose an event at the store, please send an email to with a description of the proposed event, the book, and the author. It's probably best if you don't link to Amazon in your description.

  • Our hand-written gift certificates make great gifts with a personal touch -- particularly wonderful to give to teachers, service providers, and anyone else who deserves a thoughtful treat.

  • While we do not accept returns, we gladly offer exchanges (assuming the book is in new condition) within 30 days when accompanied by a receipt. We do not do exchanges on special orders or eBooks. All eBook sales are final and nonrefundable.

eBooks & Audiobooks

  • We will be able to provide an eBook option for you sometime in 2024.

  • You can purchase audiobooks on our website through When you search a title in our website, click to the result page, scroll to the bottom to related formats to find the audiobook link.

Ordering & Shipping

  • We are happy to order books for you that we don't currently have in stock, if they are available to us, at no additional charge. We typically place orders every Monday and Thursday mornings and usually receive the items the next day.

    • When ordering print books online to be picked up at the store, it's always a good idea to confirm that your book is ready to be picked up, as we may need to order some or all of your items from our distributors. In some cases, the book you requested might no longer be available, or just not yet published. We will gladly call you when your order is ready for you to pick up. There is no charge for ordering online when picking items up at the store, even for special orders.

  • We will give you a discount if you are ordering multiple copies (10+) of a single book; call us for details.

  • You can also preorder print books not yet published, to be shipped or to be picked up; we will call you when the book is available, or just ship it to you if you selected that option.

  • We can ship books for you if you like. The cost for media mail is $5 for each address and $1 for each book sent to that address. So, for instance, if you send 3 books to a single address and 1 book to a second address, the shipping cost for the first address is $8 for the 3 books and it is $6 for the second. If you order books through our website to be shipped, the shipping charges will be calculated online for you.

    • When ordering print books online to be shipped, the book(s) will usually be shipped in 1-2 days, depending on availability, either from our store or directly from our distributor. Shipping charges will be calculated at the time of your order. Please note that you cannot change your mind and decide to pick up your order in the store once you have placed an order to have a book shipped to you.

  • When you order online you can get free shipping for orders of $75 or more. If you live in the 97212, 97213, or 97232 zip codes and choose "local delivery" as your shipping option on orders of $75 or more, we will bring your books to your house.

  • At this point we do not offer online ordering of our nonbook items, such as calendars, journals, magazines, cards, artwork, games, etc. Feel free to call us to inquire about price and availability of nonbook items (503-284-1726). We also do not catalog our used books for online ordering at this time.


Interpreting the availability status for books:

  • On Our Shelves Now: This book was on our shelves when the data was most recently uploaded; however, it is possible that we sold the book in the store around the time you placed your order and so it is no longer in stock.
  • In Our Warehouse; Ships in 1-5 Days: We do not currently have this book in stock but can likely get it from our distributors within a few days.
  • Subject to Availability: This usually means the book is no longer in print or is otherwise unavailable to us, but it doesn't hurt to check with us.
  • Coming Soon. Available for Pre-order Now: This means the book is not yet published but should be one we will be able to obtain. You can pre-order it and we will ship it to you when it is published or notify you that it is available for pick-up at the store, depending on which option you select.


Please keep in mind that while we are thrilled to offer you a storefront 24/7, technology is not a perfect creature and this is all new to us. We are committed, however, to giving each of our customers a satisfying shopping experience.