Division Leap

Specialty: Book and Paper Goods

With an old record player and makeshift, beat-up bookcases, Division Leap feels more like the bohemian Portland of the ’90s than the clean, style-obsessed Portland of today. Scattered across tables and shelves of limited-edition books of poetry and art sit print relics that offer glimpses of forgotten histories, like an original handbill for John Cage’s most famous work of silence, 4’33”, and a mimeographed book of protest chants cased in a sharp aluminum cover by German students during a 1988 uprising. “It was the first book ever designed as a weapon,” says co-owner, Adam Davis, who has a similarly impassioned story for every item in the store.
Updated 12/12/2012


211 SW 9th Ave.
Portland, OR 97205
Wed–Sat 11–7; Sun noon–5

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