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2585 Willamette St
Eugene, OR, 97405
United States


The official online home of Tsunami Books in Eugene, Oregon.


About Us


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

Scott Landfield

Emily Poole

Emily Poole


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.


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 recently illustrated a book about North American birds called "BirdNote."


Bob Craven is an angler, banjoist, and reader of books. He is studying American poetry and folksong at the University of Oregon, while teaching writing. Originally from rural Pennsylvania, he previously worked as a community organizer in Pittsburgh, where he earned an M.A. in English. He now resides in South Eugene.