Only seven more days to see this lovely book—Intuit and Reason—which refers to itself, a book by Doug Shafer, in the current exhibition "Unique: One-of-a-Kind Items from the Special Collections" which ends on July 30th…

Artist Candace Hicks is represented in the current exhibition, “Unique: One-of-a-Kind Items from the Special Collections,” her 2009 book an embroidered, soft book with hand-sewn texts, on top of sewn lines in a book that appears as if it was an old composition notebook…

An image from Geek Love the phenomenally popular 1989 novel written by Portlander Katherine Dunn, this from the special edition, ours one of 32 special copies each with unique original gouache paintings by Mare Blocker from this National Book Award, on exhibit now in the special collections…

It’s almost here! Portland’s Grand Floral Parade of the Rose Festival is happening on Saturday, June 7th, much like it did here on another June day in 1928, from the special collections…

Joaquin Miller, the Bard of the Sierras, a poet born with the name of Cincinnatus Heine Miller, here pictured at the Forestry Building in Portland, at the Lewis & Clark Centennial Exposition in 1905, from our special collections…

Happy Birthday, Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997), author of this extraordinary postcard in our special collections that he wrote to William Burroughs on August 28, 1965, a few days after he saw The Beatles at Memorial Coliseum in Portland…

Dadaist Man Ray (1890-1976) created this “lautgedicht,” a sound poem, that is also a shaped poem, one of Andrew Hoyem's Arion Press broadsides currently on exhibit for only two more days in our special collections, today and tomorrow…

This beautiful original painting was just (re)discovered while processing the Henry E. Dosch papers. Likely an early 20th-century oil on paper, a stunning work (33 x 13 cm.) by an artist not yet firmly identified …

We’re celebrating World Turtle Day here in the special collections, and what better way than to feature this wonderful 1955 little book, finely printed by John Fass at his Hammer Creek Press in NYC, A Collection of Turtles

Newly acquired, not yet cataloged, new Matthew Dickman broadside, printed at Pacific Lutheran University’s Elliott Press by Corey Gilles, with the assistance of great printer Jessica Spring