The store is currently CLOSED for a week. Saying again, we are closed Sunday the 18th through Sunday the 25th of February.
Again, the physical location is NOT open 2/18/18 through 2/25/18. The website will remain active and we will still be processing online orders.
While we are closed--for just a week!--we are not buying or selling in the store. If you come knocking at the door we probably won't hear you over the sound of power tools; if you call you will get our answering machine which will have a lovely outgoing message telling you this same information. Our other store, Bob's Beach Books, has moved to the new location at 1735 NW Hwy 101 (one building south of the previous location) and is open for business so you will still be able to buy books! If you haven't visited the new store we highly recommend checking it out.
We are working on
A remodel of the front counter/entryway
Cleaning up some remnants of various leaks in the building
Working on a general organization and deep cleaning
After thirty years, working to begin an electronic inventory
We will post any adjustments to these dates as soon as we know them. If we finish early, we will reopen early.
Welcome to the home of Robert's Bookshop, a large shop on the beautiful Oregon Coast.
There are plenty of books (over 150,000) for everybody--we hope you find something you're looking for!
A special Thank You for all the folks who came in for our Anniversary. If you were wondering about the answer to "How many feet of shelving in our shop?", the answer is:
1.64 miles of bookshelves! (8,709 lineal feet of shelf space)
Our winners: C. Bennett ($100), R. Greco ($75), A. Pitts ($50), S. Ishikawa ($50), R. Brocklehurst ($25),
S. Walz ($25), Shayne ($25)
New in the store: We are finally listing one of the world's most extensive collections of Erle Stanley Gardner's works. See the E.S.G. page for info. We are also in the process of listing a large collection of Godey's Lady's Books.
It's been a while now since we acquired the cockpit from a 1967 Boeing 727-100 aircraft. This aircraft section has been placed in the parking lot next to the building on the north side. The plane cannot be accessed by customers from the inside of the shop; we were able bring it in but we aren't able to bring it up to code enough to open it to visitors. This cockpit does make a unique (and a bit drafty) office. It was quite the process getting it in! Here is a brief video showing the tail end of the process with the forklift. It's not the most exciting watching--but it is interesting!
General website information:
From this site you can search or browse our online inventory of hard to find, out of print, used, and rare books. The books listed in this inventory are only available through this website; our in-store inventory is not included here. If you would like to visit the shop and see an item that we have listed in this online catalog, you must call ahead (541-994-4453) to schedule a time to view the item(s) as they are stored in a separate location.
If you can't find the book you are looking for in our online inventory, please fill out our off-line search form and we will search our off-line store inventory, other bookstores and book search services for you. Our in-store inventory is not listed in our online catalog.
We are open 7 days a week, 1000 to 1730 (That is 10 am to 5:30 pm for you civilians)