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About Longfellows Books, Portland, Oregon


Jon Hagen opened Longfellows Books and Magazines in 1981 with little knowledge of the book business but an unabiding passion for books and reading.  Thirty years years later we continue to enjoy providing our customers with used and rare fine antiquarian and interesting books to the residents of Portland and the rest of the world.  You can see pictures of our current location on the homepage, which is the building we've owned since 1991. We are located at 1401 SE Division St. in the heart of inner South East Portland, Division being the street which the Hagen family has lived on for the last 30 years.  Jon's son Nile Hagen is now a regular fixture in the store who spends most of his working with the online side of the business. We have always been a family owned and run business, and the only people who you will have contact with are the two of us.


Having begun this site in late 2006, we strive to provide our customers with quality books, ephemera and periodicals.  We strive to maintain quality stock and specialize in Literary First editions, rare and antiquarian materials and a variety of miscellaneous stock ranging from Pacific Northwest and world history to books dealing with the classics, academia, literature, music and the social sciences.


Jon Hagen is a lapsed flutist and a piano hacker and has for thirty years collected and studied sheet music of the last 150 years.  We stock a wide variety of magazines from the 1890s to the 1980s, with the highest concentrations being of Life, Playboy, Sports Illustrated and National Geographic rarities.   We also have back issues of Architectural Forum/Digest, Etude, Esquire, Fortune, Vogue, Rolling Stone and many others. These issues are generally in very good condition and priced accordingly.  We have magazines for birthdays from every week between 1950 and 1990 plus at least one magazine from every month for the years between 1930 and 1950 and a large collection of magazines from 1900 and later.


Thank you for visiting our site, and we encourage you to contact us if you have any questions. We are able to provide photos of any of our books or magazines and will do so happily. We hope that you understand that we are truly an old style bookstore- one of a sharply dwindling number- and that if you like the old and the curious that we will have something that interests you.

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