About Us

jeremy-sm“The best bookstore imaginable” — Willamette Valley Observer

“One of the ten best independent bookstores in the West” — Washington Post

J. Michaels Books has been selling books in downtown Eugene since the summer of 1975. Although we are presently located in Eugene’s historic Quackenbush building, our most stalwart customers may remember shopping at one of our two previous downtown locations – in the early days on the corner of 7th and Olive, and later on the 300 block of East 11th.  Our neighbors have changed, and our interests and expertise have refined and broadened over the last forty years, but our mission has remained the same:   To offer our customers a hand-picked and compelling general selection of new, used and antiquarian books that is not available elsewhere. In addition, we offer an ever-changing and unique array of desirable sale books in all fields culled from a variety of sources that appeals to the most discriminating buyer.

We strive to provide outstanding individualized service tailored to each customer’s interests and tastes. When you can’t find what you’re looking for in stock, we gladly special order books of all kinds.   From the newest bestseller to the rarest of antiquarian collectibles – we supply most special-order books within just a few days of request.

We greatly appreciate our loyal customers and friends who have contributed to our longevity and success!  And, to those who haven’t yet become friends of the store – please come in and see what you think.  We believe you will not be disappointed, and hope you will become a member of our bookstore community, too.