Annie Bloom’s of Portland, OR

This post first appeared on Found Between the Covers on September 27, 2013.

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One of my favorite little bookstores in the Portland area is Annie Bloom’s Books. It doesn’t hurt that Annie Bloom’s is nearby a favorite haunt, Multnomah Village, an eclectic mix of shops, eateries, art and antiques, and coffee.

Annie Bloom's BooksWhen Annie Bloom’s opened in 1978, I wonder if they knew the shop would still be going strong 30 plus years later. Of course, there are good reasons for that:

  • An inventory that includes a broad range of new (not used) books in many genre
  • Along with a strong fiction section, there are books for children/young adults, travel, cooking, current events
  • Don’t forget the magazines, CDs and greeting cards
  • A personal favorite of mine is the variety of gifts for book lovers and writers

BUT one reason stands out above all the rest at making Annie Bloom’s popular and long-lasting, and it is the shop’s customer service. Annie Bloom’s excels in providing that extra touch that keeps its patrons happy whether it’s finding a book needed sooner than later, helping with gifts for that special occasion, and gladly taking orders over the phone or online.

For my part, Annie Bloom’s Books is a top-notch independent bookseller. I’m hoping that we’ll both still be around in another 30 plus years.

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If you live in the Portland area, you can find directions to Annie Bloom’s Books by clicking this link for a map and directions or if you are too far from Portland, then visit Annie Bloom’s via the website at this link.

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