Preservation bookstore opens

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 16, 2008
Contact: Tim Cannan (503) 223-4939

Portland, Oregon –, the leading online resource for historic and cultural resource preservation based in Portland, Oregon, is pleased to announce the launch of the comprehensive “Preservation Bookstore.” With over 275 books currently available, the bookstore will collect and present primary titles of critical importance to restoration professionals, historic homeowners and the general public interested in historic preservation.

The bookstore features a broad array of titles in the fields of historic preservation, including: building restoration; architectural history and design; downtown, Main Street, and urban revitalization; historic preservation funding sources, laws and policy; historic real estate; architectural tours and heritage tourism; identifying architectural styles; researching house history; endangered history; museum management; and roadside attractions.

There is no fee to have books listed on Those interested in having publications considered for inclusion should send a copy or sample to, 7017 N. Alma Ave, Portland, OR 97203. All books are reviewed for relevance and quality before being added to the website.

The Preservation Bookstore works in partnership with Powell’s City of Books – the largest independent bookstore in the United States, also located in Portland, Oregon. Advantages of partnering with Powell’s are many, including that they have a massive new and used catalog (many of the books offered are used, and thus are available at a great discount), they are an independent bookstore, and they are an integral part of what makes the city of Portland unique and vibrant.

To view the Preservation Bookstore, visit and click on “Preservation Bookstore” or simply go to:

About is a primary online resource for historic preservation, building restoration and cultural resource management in the United States & Canada. Our goal is to foster the preservation of historic buildings, historic downtowns and neighborhoods, cultural resources and to promote heritage tourism by facilitating communication among historic preservation professionals and the general public. Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Portland, Oregon, has continually expanded and evolved to cover a comprehensive array of topics and resources of most interest to the historic and cultural resource community.

Tim Cannan, President
7017 N. Alma Ave
Portland, OR 97203

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