The Green Hand Bookshop — Photo courtesy of The Green Hand Bookshop
At a time when book stores seem to be fading from institutional memory, the Green Hand Bookshop continues to thrive in the independent-shopping friendly city of Portland. Consider, for instance, Green Hand’s recent expansion into collectible pulp novels and comic books. This merchandising move has proven to be highly popular with the shop’s patrons, as well as those who find a certain quaint nostalgia for these specialty print items. No wonder that Green Hand bills itself as a refuge for book lovers!
The Green Hand’s tight interior is delightfully stocked with every manner of books covering genres ranging from mysteries to science fiction and action novels. Current best sellers are, of course, available for purchase. However, long out of print first editions and other rarities can be found by those who delve among the shelves. Beyond its focus on book selling, the Green Hand also promotes writing and art through well-attended small group meetings. Patrons often post their artistic endeavors on the store’s website and Facebook pages with running commentary shared by visitors and fans alike. Another highlight of Green Hand’s operations are occasional music performances by local talent that always proves to be a big draw among local residents and tourists alike. For those who crave the romance and serenity of a neighborhood book store, Green Hand has what you have been seeking.