Portland Audubon Used Book Sale: Early bird gets the bookworm!
Saturday, August 21 and Sunday, August 22, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Portland Audubon, 5151 NW Cornell Rd, Portland OR 97210
Join us this August for the Portland Audubon Used Book Sale, an outside event with hundreds of exciting nature books to choose from.
Our volunteers have unearthed a whole clutch of fine books that are ready to leave the nest. From vintage bird encyclopedias to heart-warming stories about animals, adventure-ready travel books to in-depth environmental histories, you’ll find a wide selection of good reads. Birders, educators, historians, crafters, and nature enthusiasts of all kinds are sure to pick something up they just won’t be able to put back down.
Serious birders, ornithologists, conservation historians, and rare book collectors: Here’s a sample of the unusual books that will be offered:
Birds of California by William L. Dawson 1921/1923, with William Finley listed as a contributor–4 impressive sets in different editions!
Nature Lovers Library: Birds of America and Mammals of Other Lands, Volumes I-VI, 1917/1923, Edited by T. Gilbert Pearson and John Burroughs, University Society Press
The Heron by Frank A. Lowe, 1954, Collins Press, London.
Birds of Oregon by Gabrielson and Jewett (both longtime Portland Audubon supporters), 1940, Oregon State College
Issues of Bird Lore magazine from the 1920s
Teachers and parents: Be sure to check out the wonderful vintage bird magazines and inexpensive art books for crafts and projects. You can also pick up field guides to encourage independent exploration of the natural world.
Botanists and wildflower enthusiasts: Yes, we have a few choice books for you as well.
To respect all budgets, pricing will be in three categories: “choose your books, choose your donation”, $5 books, and “hot ticket” rare volumes. The majority of books will fall under the “choose your books, choose your donation” category where we encourage you to pay what you can as a donation to Portland Audubon. All proceeds will support the dynamic and fulfilling programs, classes, trips, and public services Portland Audubon offers adults and children year-round.
We have plenty of great titles that need new homes, so make like a goose, and come take a gander!