Passages Bookshop & Gallery, located in Portland, Oregon, specializes in unusual, fine, and rare books and graphic art, focusing on poetry, modern art and literature, fine printing and artist’s books, and related fields.

We frequently host readings, book launches, and receptions in connection with our regularly changing exhibitions.

This site features a small selection from our inventory, as well as catalogues, exhibitions, and other news. Books listed here can be purchased easily through the site’s secure card processing, and you can see more of our inventory at the Passages Bookshop page on ABE.

On view in the gallery, May 12 – June 24:

Photographs by Kisara Okada & Padraic O’Meara

Opening reception and book launch:
Saturday, May 19, 6:00–9:00 pm

Passages Bookshop is pleased to present recent work by two young photographers, Kisara Okada and Padraic O’Meara.

Kisara Okada lives in Tokyo. Her exhibition at Passages, entitled ©PORTKYO—My Today Is Your Tomorrow, includes images from Tokyo and Portland. The Portland images were shot last year, when she was in town for her first US exhibition at Pro Photo Supply, where she has work again on display, concurrent with this exhibition.

Padraic O’Meara, from Cape Town, South Africa, currently resides in Portland. The work in Padraic’s exhibition is taken from his new book Shore Town, which will be released at the opening reception by Portland publisher Volumes Volumes.

Please join us on May 19, as we launch Padraic’s Shore Town, along with several new issues of the photographic journal Littlefields, published by local luminary Jim Clinefelter and coedited by Kisara.

For more information, additional images, artists’ bios, and statements, please visit our Current Exhibition page.


Kisara Okada                                                                                           from ©PORTKYO

Padraic O’Meara                                                                                        from Shore Town

Padraic O’Meara                                                                                        from Shore Town



Passages Bookshop

1223 NE ML King, Jr. Blvd.
Portland OR 97232
(503) 388-7665

Tuesday through Saturday, 12:00 to 6:00 pm
Other times by appointment or chance

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