8622 N. Lombard St., Portland, OR 97203 * 503-283-0032 * info@stjohnsbooks.com
Open TUES 11-5, WED-FRI 11-8, SAT 10-8, SUN 12-5, MON CLOSED
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Who we are

8622 N. Lombard St., Portland, OR 97203                telephone 503-283-0032 

St. Johns Booksellers is a family-owned neighborhood bookstore located in the historic heart of North Portland's St. Johns neighborhood.  We offer new, used, and remaindered books in a wide range of subject areas.  Our strengths include children's books, progressive politics, mysteries, and Northwestern Americana. 

Store co-owner Nena Rawdah is a bookseller with 14 years of experience in all areas of the book trade.  Partner (and husband) Adam Robins is a construction consultant and history geek.  We opened the store with another partner in June 2005.   We had a shoestring budget consisting of a pinch of cash, a microloan from Mercy Corps, and a whole lot of sweat equity.  On the day we opened, we had fewer than 2000 books on hand.  We now offer an ever-growing inventory of over 13,000 titles that changes daily.  In addition to our stock on hand, we offer

  • In-store and online special orders--use the box above to search our database of over 2,000,000 titles!  Learn more
  • Used book trade-in--get credit for the ones you've read!  Learn more 
  • Out-of-print searches
  • Author and community events
  • Comfy chairs
  • Free giftwrapping

Browse the links in the left sidebar to learn more about us: our favorite books, our staff, our services, and our wonderful neighborhood.