40 Top Book Publishers in Oregon (Part-4)
34. Green Bean Books
Green Bean Books is a wild and whimsical community-based, independent children's bookstore in the Alberta Arts District of Portland, Oregon. Our little red house is home to new books, used books, red books, blue books, books for babies through the most grownup! As children’s book lovers for life, we have a ball handpicking an ever-growing selection of board books, picture books, beginning readers, beginning chapter books, middle-readers (tween books), young adult, and even adult titles! We stock hot-off-the-press books, but we also adore the classics! Besides books we have a load of loopy and lovely extras like kaleidoscope kits, birthday cards, Japanese erasers, miniature meal playsets, and a whole menagerie of cuddly creatures!
Green Bean Books is deeply committed to coziness and color! Your family is cordially invited to spend some storytime together on our little green couch, discover our shadow-box dioramas, explore theme sections like Earth Science, Bedtime, Poetry or Fairy/Princess, and to pick out an extra goodie or two from our troop of vintage coin-operated vending machines. A muskrat finger puppet perhaps? Some fake facial hair for a special occasion? A tiny journal in which to write the world’s most minuscule masterpiece?
Eberhardt Press is named in honor of Isabelle Eberhardt, the great anarchist writer and adventurer who was swept away by a flash flood in Algeria at age 27, more than a hundred years ago. But her writings have lived on long after her passing. She lived freely and fully, writing of her experiences in the Muslim world in a voice of clarity, depth and beauty. Her life and her stories are an inspiration for those who desire to embrace life to the fullest, and who refuse to be mired in repressive constraints.
Eberhardt Press, established in 2005, publishes original titles and reprints of classic texts. Everything published by Eberhardt Press is designed and printed at our shop in Portland, Oregon, harkening back to the days when publishers, composers and printers co-existed as part of the same operation. We strive to apply craft traditions to our printwork, exploring paper and ink as vehicles for communication, with the idea that social transformation is not a grungy, messy thing, but a thing of beauty, like a blooming flower with deep roots.
36. Hiveworks Comics
Hiveworks Comics is a creator-owned comics and graphic novel publisher focused on free to read webcomics.
Launched at the end of 2011, Hiveworks began as a cooperation between longtime webcomic creators Erin Burt, Chloé C, Isabelle Melançon, Megan Lavey-Heaton, Yamino, and Chris Hazelton, and run by internet enthusiast Joseph Stillwell.
In 2013, Hiveworks Comics launched Blindsprings by Kadi Fedoruk, its first completely produced and page-rate paid graphic novel, followed by Mary Cagle’s Sleepless Domain in 2015.
An internet company as well as a publisher, Hiveworks works to develop tools and resources for the webcomic industry. Hive operates its own internal advertising network, optimized to share readership across many comics and use the existing lineup of comics’ millions of readers to support creators. Additionally, Hive helps fund and develop Erin Burt’s proprietary ComicControl CMS - a once-exclusive and soon to be open and free publishing system for webcomic creators.
For nearly 100 years OCP (Oregon Catholic Press) has been committed to providing the very best resources, music and service to Catholic parishes and worshipers all over the world.
Our dedication and commitment to publish the finest music and worship resources is matched only by our devotion to those we serve. As the Church has grown and evolved, we have sought to grow and change with it so that we can continue to fulfill our mission of publishing products, resources and music that bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all.
The mission of the Independent Publishing Resource Center (IPRC) is to provide affordable access to space, tools, and resources for creating independently published media and artwork, and to build community and identity through the creation of written and visual art.
Countless individuals have discovered their voices by making art at the IPRC and in our programs, and have reached and inspired others in the community by publishing and sharing their work. Each member is an integral part of making the IPRC the welcoming and collaborative community it is.
The Independent Publishing Resource Center began, now 21 years ago, on the second floor of Reading Frenzy bookstore, sparked within the literary and do-it-yourself (DIY) community of Portland. The IPRC was a partnership between writer/publisher/bookseller/activist (and now City Commissioner) Chloe Eudaly and printmaker Rebecca Gilbert (Stumptown Print), and a wide community of writers, printmakers, comics artists, and zinesters.
Over the years, the center has been dedicated to encouraging the growth of a visual and literary publishing community by offering a space to gather and exchange information and ideas, as well as to produce work.
By gathering such a diverse group of people under one roof, the IPRC nourishes an expansive and productive community and is an incubator for the independent creative spirit that makes Portland unique.
Dark Horse Comics was founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson as an offshoot of his Oregon comic-book retail chain, Things From Another World. Richardson pursued the idea of establishing an ideal atmosphere for creative professionals, and thirty years later the company has grown to become the third-largest comics publisher in the United States.
In 1980, Mike Richardson used a credit card with a two-thousand-dollar credit limit to open a comic-book store, Pegasus Books, in the small resort town of Bend, Oregon. His intention was to write and illustrate a children’s book himself while working in the store, but the business expanded, and his project was put on hold. He still plans to finish that book. As business grew, Richardson opened new retail locations in Oregon and Washington State. He soon became frustrated, however, by the lack of quality in the products he was selling, and so, using funds from his retail operation, he began his own publishing company. From the very start Dark Horse Comics was a different kind of publishing house. Writers and artists were treated as partners, an unheard-of generosity in the comic-publishing field at that time. Soon the industry’s top creators were flocking to Dark Horse, where they became involved in the publishing and marketing of their creations.
Since 1958, our award-winning products have helped students of all abilities achieve better academic results with highly effective lessons that sharpen the mind as they teach standards-based reading, writing, mathematics, science, and history. Our products are fun, easy to use, and guaranteed to produce better grades and higher test scores.
We design critical thinking into our reading, writing, math, science, and history lessons so students carefully analyze what they are learning. Deeper analysis produces deeper understanding, which results in better grades and higher test scores. Over time, students who practice critical thinking learn to apply it throughout their education and lives.
We do not teach through drill and memorization or teach to the tests—we empower the mind! Our goals are higher grades, top test scores, and problem solving skills to meet all of life’s challenges. The Critical Thinking Co.™ is recommended by Learning® Magazine, The Well-Trained Mind, College Prep Genius, Creative Child Magazine, Dr. Toy, and used by Sylvan Learning® Centers, Club Z In-Home Tutoring, leading U.S. public schools, and gifted and talented programs in 57 countries throughout the world. We guarantee better grades and higher test scores—or your money back.