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 materials.
We host readings, book launches, music, and receptions for artists in connection with our program of regularly changing exhibitions.
This site features a small selection from our inventory, upcoming events at the shop, 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.
NIEDECKER PANELS by KATHERINE KUEHN
Katherine Kuehn’s gorgeous wall hangings present short poems by the incomparable Lorine Niedecker, sewn onto vintage textiles hand-dyed in indigo. The Niedecker panels are accompanied by two other sewn projects featuring texts by David Abel (Threnos) and Henry David Thoreau (Winter Lines).
Printer, printmaker, and book artist Katherine Kuehn has been sewing texts for many years, making innovative objects that transform the act of reading.
“After twenty-five years of setting type by hand,” she once remarked, “I wanted something slower.”
Check back for more information about the exhibition and associated events!
WORKS ON PAPER #2: MATT HANNAFIN
“PAPER, TABLE, CYMBAL, & VOICE”
Saturday, June 29, 7:00 pm • $5–15 suggested donation
Percussionist Matt Hannafin will present four solo works that
explore materials intrinsic to the experience of books and reading:
paper, a table, the written and spoken word, and the ambience of the room.
Stephanie L. Trotter, Score (and instrument!) for Disruption & Paper (2013)
Philip Glass, 1 + 1 (1968)
John Cage, Mureau (1970)
Antoine Beuger, Some Sounds (2017)
1223 NE ML King, Jr. Blvd.
Portland OR 97232
Please note: We will be closed this week, but will reopen Thursday, June 27, with our normal hours:
Thursday through Saturday, 12:00 to 6:00 pm
Other times by appointment or chance