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About Us

WinterRiver Books is an independent bookstore located in the heart of Old Town Bandon, situated on the Coquille River and the Southern Oregon Coast.   In 1983, Center Books was formed by Jane and Ray Comerford featuring children's books and a wide selection of books on philosophy and religions of the world. 

In 1990, Debby Johnson and Grover Hatcher purchased the operation and formed WinterRiver Books.   Thanks to the support of the community, WinterRiver Books has expanded into a full service bookstore occupying 3,000 sq.ft.  Our staff continues to take pride in providing friendly service and in creating a relaxing atmosphere for our customers to browse the unique selection of books, cards, jewelry, music, games and more.

On April 1, 2018 Veronica and Brian Foley purchased the bookstore from Debby and Grover.  Their goal is to continue operating the bookstore in very much the same way as Debby and Grover have with new exciting products and continued focus on helpful customer service!