Customer service is always Number One at Tsunami Books. Our grassroots ethos and sense of community stand at the center of everything we do. Tsunami is a relaxed, friendly, and engaging environment where the local and global converge. An interesting side note is that the great majority of our beautiful bookshelves and fixtures come from recycled sources, including reclaimed bleacher boards from over 20 school gymnasiums throughout the Great Northwest.
We offer a diverse selection of new, used, rare, and out-of-print titles at affordable prices. Most new titles in stock are 10% off the normal retail price. Standard special orders are 15% off. Please ask about extra discounts on school, book club and bulk orders. Gift Certificates from Tsunami are often the perfect gift!
"In terms of book selection, Tsunami Books is one of the finest bookstores on the west coast. Yet books are only a sliver of the story...Tsunami has come to reflect the values, diverse interests, and moral compasses of an entire region. "
~ Michael McGriff (Poet)
Scott Landfield has been a worker/owner of Tsunami Books for 22 years. His parents each owned bookstores in the Midwest at times in their lives between newspaper work. Scott came to Oregon in 1978 to plant trees. Over a 20 year career he planted over 2 million trees, while taking the summers off to be with his daughter. At present he works too many hours at the bookstore to finish any of the books he has spent his adult life writing.
Jamie Broady is a veteran, mother, and writer. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing (Nonfiction) from Pacific University and an undergraduate degree in English from the University of Oregon. She also works as an adjunct writing instructor at Pacific University (Eugene campus) and facilitates writing workshops for veterans in Lane county (co-sponsored by OCF) in collaboration with Portland-based Returning Veterans Project. She is working on a memoir about coming to know her father, a Cuban exile, and about returning to Cuba with him.
Emily Poole is a freelance illustrator and science fiction and fantasy enthusiast. She has been working in bookstores since high school in Jackson, Wyoming and graduated from Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Illustration. She specializes in animal and natural history art, and is currently working on pictures for a book about North American birds.
Jamie Peng (known around Tsunami as JJ) reads slow, drinks a lot of coffee, and is best friends with a little tortoiseshell cat named Tiny. She finished a degree in history, got tired of living at the foot of the Rockies, and drove her '89 Camry to Eugene last year. She is a barista when she's not up to shenanigans at the bookstore.
Brendan O’Meara is an award-winning magazine writer and the author of Six Weeks in Saratoga: How Three-Year-Old Filly Rachel Alexandra Beat the Boys (SUNY Press, 2011). He hosts The Creative Nonfiction Podcast where he interviews the world’s best artists about creating works of narrative nonfiction. He loves selling books. And drinking cold-brew coffee. And eating an inappropriate amount of donuts. He loves selling books, drinking cold-brew coffee, and eating donuts.