Come rain or shine, cozying up with a good book can be a relaxing way to spend some time on the Oregon coast. Reading a book and looking at a great view is the perfect way to spend a weekend or unwind after work. The north coast has a number of locally owned bookshops where you can pick up the newest bestsellers, or whatever else you are searching for.

Clatsop County Bookstores Lucys Books
Lucy’s Books has a great selection of popular books and gifts. Photo courtesy: Lucy’s Books

Lucy’s Books

Lucy’s Books is a comfortable shop located in Downtown Astoria in the Liberty Theater Building. Lucy’s has been supplying books to readers of all ages since 1998. If you don’t find what you are looking for, Lisa will get it ordered for you. This is also a good spot to pick up gifts. Don’t forget to check-out the upstairs.

Lucy’s Books
348 12th Street, Astoria
Monday-Saturday: 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Godfather’s Books and Espresso

Clatsop County Bookstores Godfathers Books and Espresso
Enjoy a cup of coffee or espresso as you browse the wide variety of books at Godfather’s Books and Espresso. Photo courtesy: Godfather’s Books and Espresso

If you want a lot of variety to choose from or want something unique, head to Godfather’s Book and Espresso in Downtown Astoria. Owner Charlie Holboke began selling books in Seaside in 1978, and opened his Astoria shop in 1993. The store is worth a visit just to browse the new and old books, tarot cards, incense and other gifts. A bonus is that you can order and enjoy house brewed coffee or espresso while you shop.

Godfather’s Books and Espresso
1108 Commercial Street, Astoria
Daily: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Book Warehouse

Books Warehouse is a store that has locations across the country, including one in Seaside. Their mission to be the leader among discount book sellers, so you can expect to find a good deal! They have hardbacks, paperbacks and audiobooks available in a variety of genres.

Book Warehouse
111 N Roosevelt Drive, Suite 352, Seaside
Daily: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Beach Books

Clatsop County Bookstores Beach Books
Beach Books is a must-visit store in Downtown Seaside. Grab a book on your way to the beach. Photo courtesy: Beach Books

Beach Books has proudly been in Downtown Seaside for over seven years. The store offers book clubs, Battle of the Books (a reading incentive program for students), events and a wide variety of books that include indie bestsellers. This is a great place to stop on your way to the beach!

Beach Books
616 Broadway, Seaside
Monday-Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Cannon Beach Book Company

Since 1980, The Cannon Beach Book Company store has been known as, “the perfect browser’s bookstore.” This store has good literature for all ages, from classics to contemporary. If you know what you are looking for, or if you want to look around for yourself or for the perfect gift, head to Cannon Beach Book Company!

Cannon Beach Book Company
130 N.Hemlock #2, Cannon Beach
Daily: 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.


Clatsop County Bookstores Jupiter's Books
Here is a photo of Watt, the owner of Jupiter’s Books in Cannon Beach. He’ll take the time to help you find the perfect book! Photo courtesy: Jupiter’s Books

Don’t go into Jupiter’s with a specific title in mind, rather go into this bookshop to be surprised at what is there for you. Browsers can find books on every topic and will definitely learn something new while they are there. Owner Watt will be there to engage you in a conversation and help you find the perfect book to take with you while you enjoy your time in Cannon Beach.

244 N Spruce Street, Cannon Beach
Thursday-Monday: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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