Godfather's Books and Espresso

Godfather's Books and Espresso

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So long, and thanks for all the fish! You guys always get my books!
Are well-behaved dogs welcome in the shop?
Aloha Charlie and Brenda!
So very nice to see you again!
How nice you thought of us to stop in and say Hi again!
You said you had a favor to ask.....hopefully you did!
Thanks for the gifts!
We look forward to visiting your shop some time.
Stay happy!
Ed & Cynthia
The Bookstore - Talk Story
Kauai
We drove up from the Mook on a Sunday & thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!

Astoria, Oregon

Locally owned and operated for 20 years! Used/New Books and Espresso/Coffee Served Daily. https://linktr.ee/godfathersbooks https://linktr.ee/godfathersbooks

Owner Charlie Holboke has been selling books since 1978!

He originally operated in Seaside under the name Turnaround Books from 1978-1999, but Godfather's has been in Astoria since 1993, having recently celebrated it's 20th birthday in 2013! Fun fact: Charlie was one of the first to serve espresso in Seaside in 1986! Visit us today in Astoria, Oregon and browse our eclectic selection of new and old books, tarot cards, incense, unique gifts and trinkets!

Operating as usual

Photos from Godfather's Books and Espresso's post 10/19/2021

😲 TOMORROW: MEET THE AUTHOR πŸ“šπŸ’•
Craig Randall will be visiting Astoria for a meet and greet + book signing this WEDNESDAY 20th and THURSDAY 21st! 🀩 Come say hello and pick up a copy of THE DOOM THAT CAME TO ASTORIA between 12-2pm or 3:30-6pm πŸ™πŸŒŠ

[08/27/21]   Hey folks, we won't be open until the afternoon today, Friday, August 27th. πŸ™πŸ“š We apologize for any inconvenience, but thanks for understanding!!

[08/24/21]   **NEW JOB** We are looking for someone with a flexible schedule who can provide assistance over the weekends and on heavy inventory days. --- Minimum of 15 hours per week, but this position has great potential for more hours as we need. Barista experience is highly prefered, as is a passion for books (meaning a regular reader!) --- Apply here through Facebook and if you can, drop off or email us your full resume.

[08/24/21]   Please DO NOT bring any used books to us WITHOUT prior approval from the owner or manager!! We are currently swamped, and really not accepting a whole lot these days. This includes random donations and trades. Our daily staff are NOT qualified to make these decisions, so please do not expect them to make exceptions for you. They will either have you fill out a handwritten used book inquiry form, or give you our business email ([email protected]) Please also note that responses to your inquiries either on paper or through email take us a while -- after doing this for 40+ years, the owner Charles moves at a slower pace. We understand that can be frustrating, but we just ask for your patience. Thank you. πŸ“š It has been an incredibly busy/exciting summer, following a very stressful year and a half of the COVID pandemic (which is NOT over!!)

05/14/2021

We're not out of the woods just yet ✌😷 But things are looking up, so thanks for your cooperation y'all! πŸ“šπŸ“–

We're not out of the woods just yet ✌😷 But things are looking up, so thanks for your cooperation y'all! πŸ“šπŸ“–

03/10/2021

THIS JUST IN: In Search of Mycotopia!! πŸ„πŸ„πŸ„
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We boast one of the most comprehensive mycology sections in any bookstore in Oregon - covering not only identification and cultivation guides, but also titles that delve into the culture and history of mushroom hunting. We also have a section dedicated to psilocybe and some titles surrounding the emerging science of using them to treat depression and ptsd. πŸ’š
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As with all of our sections, we place big orders to fill them up and then let them trickle out before restocking so if we are ever missing a title you're looking for ask one of our staff about placing a special order. πŸ‘
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#mycology #mushroomhunting #mushroombooks #fungi #indiebookstore #smallbookshop #astoriaoregon #oregoncoast #mycotopia #wildfood #citizenscience #fungifanatic #fantasticfungi #mushrooms

THIS JUST IN: In Search of Mycotopia!! πŸ„πŸ„πŸ„
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We boast one of the most comprehensive mycology sections in any bookstore in Oregon - covering not only identification and cultivation guides, but also titles that delve into the culture and history of mushroom hunting. We also have a section dedicated to psilocybe and some titles surrounding the emerging science of using them to treat depression and ptsd. πŸ’š
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As with all of our sections, we place big orders to fill them up and then let them trickle out before restocking so if we are ever missing a title you're looking for ask one of our staff about placing a special order. πŸ‘
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#mycology #mushroomhunting #mushroombooks #fungi #indiebookstore #smallbookshop #astoriaoregon #oregoncoast #mycotopia #wildfood #citizenscience #fungifanatic #fantasticfungi #mushrooms

[02/13/21]   We will be late opening again today, sorry for the inconvenience!
Stay safe out there ❄

Godfather's Books and Espresso updated their info in the about section. 02/12/2021

Godfather's Books and Espresso updated their info in the about section.

Godfather's Books and Espresso updated their info in the about section.

[02/12/21]   Wow look at that snow!!
We will be open a little later today folks. πŸ˜‰β„

co.clatsop.or.us 12/15/2020

County moves to Extreme Risk level; new COVID restrictions coming | Clatsop County Oregon

Due to the increased risk-level of Covid in Clatsop County, starting December 18th our coffee services will be TO-GO ONLY again. This will remain in effect for two-weeks until the county is re-evaluated and the new risk level is assigned for Jan 1st.

πŸ’— Stay healthy everyone! πŸ’–

For more information on the new Covid restrictions please see: https://www.co.clatsop.or.us/publichealth/page/county-moves-extreme-risk-level-new-covid-restrictions-coming

co.clatsop.or.us Clatsop County will move into the state’s Extreme Risk category of COVID-19 business and social restrictions beginning Friday, Dec. 18.

12/08/2020

ANNOUNCEMENT: WE HAVE MADE SOME REVISIONS TO OUR RETURNS POLICY.... Please observe our new policies. πŸ“š Thank you for your business and your feedback β˜”οΈπŸ“–πŸ’•

11/28/2020

Our Espresso machine CHRISTINE has been repaired - yaaay!! Come on down for a hot latte TO-GO any day of the week from 9am to 6pm.

11/27/2020

THIS WEEKEND ONLY... ALL of our 2021 Wall Calendars will be 40% off so snag your favorite design soon! We have tons of options from animals, artists, landscapes, and lots of other fun themes.

11/26/2020

We are closed today so our staff can have a safe holiday. πŸ₯° Take care and see you all again on Friday!

11/22/2020

More storefront art!! πŸ˜²πŸ’— This time by the incredibly talented Kelly Chan (@kchanstudio on Instagram). She also illustrated some other Astoria icons, go check it out and give her a much deserved follow!! 😍😍😍 Thank you for sharing Kelly!

11/19/2020

Godfather's Books and Espresso's cover photo

11/19/2020

For DrawYourBookshop day on Twitter, our staff member Brenda illustrated the Godfather's storefront!

11/17/2020

This highly anticipated memoir is finally out and YES, WE HAVE IT IN STOCK TODAY!!
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"The book acts as a record of the former president's rise to the nation's top elected office β€” and his first two years on the job. But it also gives a window into his thinking along the way, about policy, his political life and his personal life." - MEGHAN COLLINS SULLIVAN, NPR
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Read the full article here:
https://www.npr.org/2020/11/16/935140858/excerpts-from-a-promised-land-listen-to-former-president-obama-tell-his-story

09/12/2020

Yep it's true, our worst nightmare!! 😱😱😱 Currently Christine our lovely La Pavoni Espresso machine is under maintenance but we still have hot tea, drip coffee and iced tea/coffee - as well as Italian sodas!

09/01/2020

HELLO WE ARE FINALLY OPEN!
Thank you for wearing a mask while you are in the store πŸ₯°

Unfortunately our espresso machine is not functioning at this time but we do have hot or iced coffee still as well as iced tea (or hot tea!)

dailyastorian.com 06/27/2020

Masks required in county starting July 1 to control virus

We are still closed at this time - observing and taking note of the ever-changing situation.

Assuming it will be safe to do so, we have plans to perhaps re-open in AUGUST. Hopefully the number of cases have dropped by then.. Thank you for your patience, feel free to send us a message if you have questions. πŸ“šπŸ’–

dailyastorian.com People are required to wear masks in Clatsop County starting Wednesday while in stores and other indoor public spaces to help stem the spread of the coronavirus.

[03/22/20]   Starting Monday,
we will be temporarily closed until further notice

Stay safe everyone!

03/16/2020

EDIT #1: DUE TO NEW RESTRICTIONS put in place by Governor Brown this afternoon -- ALL beverage services will be TO-GO ONLY starting Tuesday March 17th.

We are currently discussing whether or not we can remain open at all. Although restrictions were not placed on businesses of the "retail" category -- in consideration of the spacious browsing capacity of our store and the recommendation to avoid groups of 10+ a full closure is very much on the table.

Stay tuned for updates and THANK YOU for your patience while we figure this out. πŸ“šπŸ’–

At this time, Godfather's is remaining open with normal hours 9am-6pm. However we have made a few changes to protect our community during these uncertain times.

Firstly, our self-serve stations are CLOSED but staff-members are happy to pour you a cup of coffee and add cream or sugar if you like.

We are temporarily serving all beverages in disposable cups, and to limit the surfaces we come in contact with.

All food/candy/snacks are being kept behind the counter - we have a list for you to choose from and staff will be happy to serve you.

Staff are also currently on a more vigilant sanitation schedule, including our point of sale system which is being cleaned between transactions.

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PLEASE, if you are sick, have recently been sick, or are in direct exposure to those that are sick, please consider staying home!

Also YOU CAN ALWAYS CALL to check our inventory, staff members are happy to scan the shelves for that specific book you're looking for! 503-325-8143

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Depending on the ever-changing situation if we do decide (or are required) to close, we will update you here.

Stay safe everyone and WASH YOUR HANDS.

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EDIT #1: DUE TO NEW RESTRICTIONS put in place by Governor Brown this afternoon - ALL beverage services to be TO-GO ONLY starting Tuesday March 17th.

Ee are currently discussing whether or not we can remain open at all. Although restrictions were not placed on businesses of the "retail" category -- in consideration of the spacious browsing capacity of our store and the recommendation to avoid groups of 10+ a full closure is very much on the table.

Stay tuned for updates and THANK YOU for your patience while we figure this out. πŸ“šπŸ’–

03/16/2020

At this time, Godfather's is remaining open with normal hours 9am-6pm. However we have made a few changes to protect our community during these uncertain times.

Firstly, our self-serve stations are CLOSED but staff-members are happy to pour you a cup of coffee and add cream or sugar if you like.

We are temporarily serving all beverages in disposable cups, and to limit the surfaces we come in contact with.

All food/candy/snacks are being kept behind the counter - we have a list for you to choose from and staff will be happy to serve you.

Staff are also currently on a more vigilant sanitation schedule, including our point of sale system which is being cleaned between transactions.

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PLEASE, if you are sick, have recently been sick, or are in direct exposure to those that are sick, please consider staying home!

Also YOU CAN ALWAYS CALL to check our inventory, staff members are happy to scan the shelves for that specific book you're looking for! 503-325-8143

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Depending on the ever-changing situation if we do decide (or are required) to close, we will update you here.

Stay safe everyone and WASH YOUR HANDS.

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EDIT #1: DUE TO NEW RESTRICTIONS put in place by Governor Brown this afternoon - ALL beverage services to be TO-GO ONLY starting Tuesday March 17th.

Ee are currently discussing whether or not we can remain open at all. Although restrictions were not placed on businesses of the "retail" category -- in consideration of the spacious browsing capacity of our store and the recommendation to avoid groups of 10+ a full closure is very much on the table.

Stay tuned for updates and THANK YOU for your patience while we figure this out. πŸ“šπŸ’–

[03/07/20]   Hey who turned out the lights??

We managed to make a pot of Sumatra Velvet Roast before the power went out! β˜•

discoverourcoast.com 01/27/2020

Checking in on Bob

discoverourcoast.com Robert Michael Pyle isn’t exactly a hidden treasure. It’s just that he lives alone in a farmhouse high on a fern-covered hill above the Gray’s River covered bridge in Wahkiakum

[01/21/20]   Thank you to all the applicants who have reached out for our open position! Interviews will be scheduled this weekend from our top picks, and hopefully a new hire will be selected before Feb 1st. Thank you for your patience during this process. πŸ’–πŸ“š

docs.google.com 01/02/2020

Used Book Inquiry

Starting the year fresh by cleaning your home?
We accept used books on an appointment-only basis.
Please fill out this google form to start your inquiry!
We offer cash for specific books, and store credit for others.

https://forms.gle/aKMGudjMLxZV9Pig7

docs.google.com Please be as specific as you can with the questions regarding titles, genres, condition, etc.. Also: double-check the contact information to ensure it is correct. We receive a high-volume of these inquiries, but we are only looking for very specific books! To save you some time we are **NOT INTEREST...

12/28/2019

Jan 1, 2020, plastic bags will no longer be available, and paper bags will have a $0.05 fee (unless you bring your own!) We're working on getting some custom-printed cotton bags that you can purchase and use all year. :)

Changes are coming! The Oregon Bag Ban starts on January 1st...

[12/25/18]   We will be CLOSED December 25th -- Happy Holidays !

[11/22/18]   WE WILL BE CLOSED November 22nd 2018!
Have a happy Thanksgiving!

10/10/2018

We are excited to announce the return of Leuchtturm 1917 journals! These journals are high quality with dotted pages which are PERFECT for bullet journaling.

08/03/2018

We are excited to announce we have made some eco-friendly changes recently: hand-stamped paper marchandise bags and fun paper or 100% compostable beverage straws are now available! πŸŒŽπŸ’•

07/31/2018

We just finished wrapping a bunch more "Blind-Date" books! Come on down and read some of the tags, maybe you'll find a book you didn't know you needed. πŸ˜‰πŸ‘πŸ“šπŸ’•

07/06/2018

FRIDAY, SATURDAY, AND SUNDAY *** (July 6th through the 8th) *** "Blind-date" books $10 ea (you can't judge these books by their covers!) ---- AND 20% off ALL COOKBOOKS / GARDENING / SPORTS & FITNESS!

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1108 Commercial St
Astoria, OR
97103

Opening Hours

Monday 9:30am - 6pm
Tuesday 9:30am - 6pm
Wednesday 9:30am - 6pm
Thursday 9:30am - 6pm
Friday 9:30am - 6pm
Saturday 9:30am - 6pm
Sunday 9:30am - 6pm
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