Mother Foucault’s

523 SE MORRISON ST. 503-236-2665

Photo credit: pw

Free of the crowds and sheer magnitude of Powell’s, a visit to Mother Foucault’s is like falling in love with reading all over again—that is, if classic literature, avant-garde poetry and philosophy in a cozy, multilevel library à la 1910s Paris is your cup of tea. Mother F’s does deal in used books, but don’t even think about trying to sell ’em your tattered copy of Old Yeller…unless, that is, it’s in Italian.

> Lauren Yoshiko