Welcome to the home of Robert's Bookshop, a large used and antiquarian bookshop on the beautiful Oregon Coast!

*NEW UPDATE 8/29/20*

 

Some good news! We are still planning to hold our Anniversary Sale. We have decided to change it up a bit: The sale will be 25% off books, audiobooks, and movies in the store if paid for by cash or check and will now span four days (woot!) covering Friday September 4th through Monday September 7th. As with previous years, NO discount for credit cards, debit cards, trade credit, etc., and the sale does not apply to inventory on the website, items on hold, or things that are not books, audiobooks, or movies (for example, comics are not included in the sale but graphic novels are).

 

Our capacity is still limited. We are encouraging visitors to make an appointment. Our current guidelines limit us to ten people (including us) in the store at one time and we are strictly adhering to this. If you show up and want to shop the sale and we are at capacity you may have up to an hour wait--longer if all appointment slots are full.

cat with text cranky cat only approves of visitors with face coverings

 

We have been very happy to see book lovers in the shop again! We are still open by appointment (and for pickup and shipping) but we need to update our hours of operation and our visitor policies to adapt to changing requirements.

 

  1. Big change the first: Following the mandate for Lincoln County, visitors are required to wear face coverings when entering the shop and when interacting with us.
  2. Big change the second: we are updating our hours on Sunday and Monday—we will close at 4pm on these two days each week.

We can still accomodate curbside pick-up. We are actively posting multiple updates each day to our Facebook page, including some discounted items, featured books, and interesting things we come across as we sort through the full shelves.

 

Based on the size of our store and the space available to social distance, we decided that appointment browsing is still the optimal way to let people in the shop, with some restrictions:

  • Appointments are for one hour blocks of time for a family group. Due to the ability to social distance in the store we may have more than one appointment in each time slot; this will depend on group size and where people want to browse in the shop.
  • The bathroom is closed.
  • We are not taking trades or buying right now, but we can take donations of books in good condition. Tracking quarantined books for trade credit is a logistical nightmare we don't want to try again.
  • If you are sick STAY HOME.
  • Slots seem to fill up about two days in advance but sometimes we do have space available. We are keeping a daily waiting list in case of last minute cancellations
  • We are keeping a visitor log for contact tracing.

 

Books are still being shipped out every day from orders on this website and through phone and Facebook requests. People are sending us lists of books to check our shelves and we are happy to keep doing this! Our employees are keeping busy and we would like to keep them working as long as possible.

Looking for a good book? with image of a cat surrounded by bookshelves

Curbside non-contact pickup 

How this works:

  • Call us at 541-994-4453 with a list of specific book or movie titles, an author, a fiction genre, or nonfiction topic of interest
  • We can let you know what is available over the phone or by sending photos via Facebook messenger
  • If you would like to purchase anything we can take credit card information over the phone or send you an invoice (likely via PayPal)
  • After payment is complete, make your way to the shop during our usual open hours and call us when you are outside in your vehicle. We will put a bag with your purchases outside the front door for you to pick up
  • You have books--hooray!

The inventory listed on this website is still available. Our other store, Bob’s Beach Books, is currently taking orders through social media.

 

Keep calm and read on displayed over large stacks of books

Our open hours have traditionally been 10 to 5:30 every day. Per the above section, we are not abiding by these hours. There are plenty of books (over 200,000) for everybody. We also carry comic books, trading cards, and media (including audiobooks, movies and TV series on DVD, and music on vinyl and on CD). We hope you find something you're looking for!

 

Building Maintenance in Spring 2020

Thank you all for your patience as we replaced the carpet in the entry room. We had to move everything out of the room and are in the process of reorganizing the books and sections. We wanted to get the doors open but things are still in flux, particularly in the main room. What else did we work on outside the main room? Well, we:

  • Combined and reorganized our biography sections
  • Moved the politics section to a different room (it now faces the True Crime section...)
  • Moved the Entertainment section next to music
  • Reorganized the art section
  • Worked on the military history oversize books to make it easier to find books on specific topics relating to the Civil War, World War II, and Arms & Armor; moved Napoleon and Napoleonic Wars; began imposing order on WWI and general military history and thought

We are still finishing up the projects; our closure really should have lasted another week but we kept getting disappointed people knocking on the front door! This means those coming in need to be aware that everything is still in process. Some sections may be temporarily unavailable or difficult to locate or access. Please call if there is a particular section you are interested in so we can let you know if that section can be accessed fully.

 

BYOB (Bring Your Own Bags)!

As of January 1, 2020 we are required by the Oregon Sustainable Shopping Initiative to charge $.05 for each single use bag given when you check out (even recycled bags--we checked). To avoid the fee, please bring your own reusable tote or other bag. We have reusable bags available for purchase as well.

 

Super-Fancy Books

Want to read a book AND feel super-fancy while you do it? You don't need a cup of tea or a crackling fire in the fireplace--try an Easton Press, Folio Society, or Heritage Press book. We recently bought a ton (yes, an actual literal ton) of super-fancy editions of classic works you have heard of and other classics you probably haven't. These volumes are slowly being brought into the store as we make space and get time to process through them. This lot spans all wants: Some are single volumes, some are sets, some are leather, some are slip-cased, most are illustrated, some are relatively modern, some are antiquarian, some are good literature, and some might be terrible (you never know!). They aren't necessarily expensive but they will all make you feel (you guessed it) absolutely super-fancy when you pick them up. That said, some are quite expensive and are shelved behind glass, up high, or will be listed online; please ask if there's something in particular you are looking for.

 

Vintage Paperbacks!

At last, Bob is shelving more and more vintage paperbacks.  Dell Mapbacks, early Avon, Pocketbook, Dell, etc.  We have thousands more in storage, so if there is something you are looking for, ask.  We are also starting to organize our extensive collection of digest size books and magazines.  From Galaxy Novels to obscure mystery novels and magazines.  Next on the list is our selection of early Pulp magazines.  Mostly science fiction and westerns, but a nice batch of The Shadow, and some detective and Doc Savage pulps, etc..  Again, ask if you are interested.  We don't plan on listing these online.

 

Comics AND trading cards!?!

Yes, we now carry a number of different series of trading cards, mostly from the 1980s/90s. There are some sports cards, many super hero series cards (Marvel, DC, Valiant, Image, etc.), and lots of art cards (Vallejo, Wrightson, Bell, Kaluta, Canty, etc.). The new stock includes sealed boxes, card packs, card sets, signed cards, chase cards, uncut sheets, and other loose cards. We also have a new flip rack full of posters, prints, Colossal Cards, and other illustrations.

 

Because we just didn't have enough stuff, we decided to bring comics back into the shop. We currently have more than 25 short boxes full of single issue comics and some comic bundles for people to look through (organized, even!) and are always adding. We just put out a number of Preacher, Batman, Archie, Scrooge, Wolverine...etc., etc., ad infinitum. We have a small box of comics-for-kids in the children's room, including Looney Tunes, My Little Pony, Adventure Time, and Classics Illustrated. Star Wars and Doctor Who fans will find some comics with our sci fi series books. There are also a number of long boxes full of adult comics (we are talking very, very adult, for ages 18+ only) available to look through on advance request; these are not out on the floor because we are aware that kiddos get into everything they can reach. We just acquired a HUGE comic collection and will be processing through those over time. If you are looking to sell comics, give us a call; our comic buyer is available in the shop Thursday-Saturday or by other appointment.

 

Toy Tractors Galore!

We have recently acquired a large collection of antique toy tractors. They are already truckin' on out the door (ha!) but there's more to look at.

 

Magic: The Gathering Cards? Sure! Why Not?

Until this collection is gone, we have MTG cards for sale in the shop. You can dig through the more common cards ($.10 each or 6 for $.50) or pick up something a bit more collectible for $.50 each and up. Please ask if you'd like to take a look at the more expensive cards as they are in one of our locked cases so the cards don't disappear...like magic. *poof*

 

Also new in the store

  • Two large collections of aviation and military history books are being filtered into the shop as space becomes available. We also have a binder available that includes pictures of the signed aviation prints we recently acquired; ask to see the actual prints (stored elsewhere in the shop).
  • We have recently received a large number of Easton Press books; many aren't out on the shelf as we don't have room yet so if you are looking for something in particular please ask as Bob may be able to locate it for you.
  • We have collectible comics and more recent releases.
  • If you are looking for pop culture items we now have a shelf of goodies that may include Funko, Marvel, DC, Pusheen, Hello Kitty, and other items.

 

The Days We Buy Books

*This section does not currently apply*Two years ago we slightly altered our buying policy. We need time to process and shelve what we have incoming so: We do NOT buy for cash on Monday or Tuesday. You can bring in one small bag or box of books to trade only on Monday or Tuesday. We do buy Wednesday through Sunday for cash or trade credit. Please also be aware that if we have been inundated with trading or buying we may suspend buying on that day until we work through what we have. If you are coming from a great distance or have a large number of books please call us at 541-994-4453 to be sure we can accommodate you when you come.

 

 How many miles of shelving in the store?!?

A special Thank You for all the folks who came in for our 30th anniversary.  If you were wondering about the answer to "How many feet of shelving in our shop?", the answer was:

                 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) 

 
The Airplane

It's been a while now since we acquired the cockpit from a 1967 Boeing 727-100 aircraft. This aircraft section is 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! Linked below 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!


727 Lands at Robert's Bookshop (YouTube link)

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 Tuesday through Saturday (That is 10 am to 5:30 pm for you civilians) and 1015 to 1800 Sunday and Monday (10:15 am to 4 pm).

  

 

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