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Portland, OR /

Green Bean Books is a wild and whimsical community-based, independent children's bookstore in the Alberta Arts District of Portland, Oregon. Our little red house is home to new books, used books, red books, blue books, books for babies through the most grownup grownup! As children’s book lovers for life, we have a ball handpicking an ever-growing selection of board books, picture books, beginning readers, beginning chapter books, middle-readers (tween books), young adult, and even adult titles! We stock hot-off-the-press books, but we also adore the classics! Besides books we have a load of loopy and lovely extras like kaleidoscope kits, birthday cards, Japanese erasers, miniature meal playsets and a whole menagerie of cuddly creatures!

Green Bean Books is deeply committed to coziness and color! Your family is cordially invited to spend some story time together on our little green couch, discover our shadow-box dioramas, explore theme sections like Earth Science, Bedtime, Poetry or Fairy/Princess, and to pick out an extra goodie or two from our troop of vintage coin-operated vending machines. A muskrat finger puppet perhaps? Some fake facial hair for a special occasion? A tiny journal in which to write the world’s most miniscule masterpiece?

Green Bean Books also has a big, sunny, flower-filled garden and a deck on which to while-away an afternoon. We are especially fond of our magical umbrella tree, big enough for a whole family to crawl under and explore!

We’ve got regular story times in multiple languages, comics classes, craft stations, summer camps, author visits, poetry slams, and are always planning for more fun! Stay tuned via our Facebook page, blog, and newsletter! Customers may also sell or trade books at the store by appointment during regular business hours.

Happy reading, we hope to see you soon!

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