At Dudley’s you’ll find a highly curated selection of books hand-picked by Tom, our owner. Since we started, we’ve featured a huge selection of Adult Literary Fiction that makes up the core of our titles. The Modern Library Top 100 books, awards winners and nominees for The National Book Award, The Pulitzer Prize, The Man Booker Prize, they’re all here. Not to be stuck in the past though, our shelves hold all of the best modern literary authors you’ve come to trust. We also have a wide-ranging selection of great new authors just waiting to be discovered.
Not everyone is looking for a novel though and we’ve got you covered there too. If you’re in Central Oregon to hit the trails, we have the best selection of Trail and Field Guides around. No matter where you’re headed or what you want to identify, we’ve got just the book for you. If armchair adventure is more your speed, our newest section curates the best Adventure and Exploration tales, everything from the Golden Age of Exploration right up to the modern heroes pushing the limits of what we thought was possible. We’re not boasting when we say this is one of the greatest collections of these titles you’ll find anywhere in Oregon.
Other areas we feature new titles for include a collection of the best classic and new Science-Fiction and Fantasy, a great selection of Western History, and a soon-to-arrive Poetry section. We bring in the best new Hardcovers across many genres and we’re happy to offer a 20% discount on all of them, every day.
No matter what your interest, there’s a good chance you’ll find the perfect book on our shelves. If your tastes run towards the eclectic or we’re sold out of a new bestseller, we’re happy to place a special order at any time. Special order titles usually arrive in 2-5 days.
Much like some of the best Indie Bookstores around the country, we shelve some of our used books right next to the new ones. You’ll see a new/used mix in our Literary Fiction, Adventure & Exploration, and Western History sections. You can find the rest of our used books shelved in our great upstairs rooms, one of the best places in Downtown to hang out, sip some coffee, read, study, have a meeting, whatever you need. We stock used titles in just about every subject you can think of.
People often ask where we get our used books and the simplest answer is, “wherever we can.” One of the best sources though is from customers like you. We’re always looking to acquire used books for the store and we’re one of the few bookshops paying cash for used books.
If you’re interested in selling us some of your books, please click here for a list of the subjects we’re currently buying and those we’re not. If you have any questions or would like to set up an appointment to view a larger in-home collection, please don’t hesitate to contact us.