Discovering Rogue Books

One of the reasons I love Ashland is that it’s so delightfully bookish: We’ve got Bloomsbury Books, a fabulous public library, Southern Oregon University’s Hannon Library, and several other independently owned bookstores — not to mention all the other gift and antique shops that have fabulous book finds.

I stumbled across this little gem in one afternoon while walking through the Railroad District — it’s a little hidden away in what used to be a gas station/garage. As you can see, the building hasn’t changed; it still reads “Haskins Garage” and the old gas pump still stands right outside.

Inside is a wonderful, eclectic selection of used books, signs, license plates — it’s like a museum, not only for its selection but for the building itself; it’s still got the wide-open space and the high ceilings.

Perhaps best of all is that when you visit Rogue Books, you’ll find that you’re right across the street from Noble Coffee, another neighborhood treasure.

Happy reading/shopping!