Frequently Asked Questions
Where are you located?
We are at 3412 SE Hwy 101 in Lincoln City, Oregon. Right near the 45th parallel and the Pacific Ocean!
But really, how do I find you?
As you drive through Lincoln City, we are located between Theatre West to the south and The Christmas Cottage across the street (to the northwest). We are on the inland side of the highway at milepost 117.
Where do you get your books?
We buy them from people! We could buy them from you! Bob is on the road a few days a week buying books. We also take in books for trade or cash at the store. If you have a large number of books to bring in please call first. Things get busy at the store and we would like to devote time and attention to your books. We can't do this during busy times of the day--so please be patient! Better yet, take time to wander around the store while you wait for us to look at what you've brought us.
What books does Bob want to buy?
He wants to buy the books you want to keep! The good books that you love are the same good books that other people are looking for. We will look at just about anything. Those pocket paperback books (the mass market size, in the language of the trade) are the best for trade-in. They go quickly here and we are always looking for more.
Yes, but what kinds of books? Are there any genres you don't carry?
We carry everything! No, really. Everything.
- Romance and paranormal romance
- General fiction
- Christian fiction
- Arms and armor
- Arts and crafts (sewing, crochet, knitting, papermaking, origami...)
- Literature and classics
- Childrens books
- Young Adult
- Northwest history
- And anything else you can think of!(Bob loves books on how to do and make things!)
How many books do you have?
In the store, we have over 150,000 volumes. Online, over 11,000 books and counting! The online books are not available in the store. If you are coming to Robert's Bookshop and want to see any of the online inventory, please call ahead. The online volumes are only accessible to Bob--and he is often away buying books!
I have written a book. Will you sell it in your store?
This isn't our speciality as we focus on pre-owned (used and antiquarian) books, but you can contact our other store, Bob's Beach Books (http://www.bobsbeachbooks.net/), and speak to them about your work. They will generally carry at least one copy of new books by local authors.
What is the Northwest Author Fair?
The Northwest Author Fair is a free event featuring best-selling and new authors. The 2012 event was held Saturday, August 25th from 9:30am to 2pm. The event began with an author panel at the Bijou Theatre, followed by 50 authors, along with artist David Delamare, signing in the plaza outside Bob's Beach Books (1747 NW Hwy 101). For more information, including a list of authors who have attended past events, visit www.bobsbeachbooks.net/events.We generally begin planning the author fair in the early part of the year; the date of the next fair is TBD.
How long have you been open?
Robert's Bookshop has been open for twenty-five years and counting! We had our 25th Anniversary event this year over Labor Day Weekend. Customers who came in to the store during the event received 30% off their in-store purchase when they paid with cash or check. (This sale did not apply to our online inventory.)