There is simply nothing better than browsing a bookstore. More than merely a place to purchase printed publications; a brick-and-mortar bookstore is a total sensory experience. The colorful shelves, feel of the pages, hum of whispered conversations, and, oh—that fresh book smell (just ask any bibliophile: books have a smell, and it’s divine). Visiting a bookstore is one of life’s greatest simple pleasures . . . and visiting a historic bookstore? That’s positively perfect. And Oregon has a bookstore dating all the way back to 1870. The oldest bookstore in Oregon, Klindt’s is a delightful experience for book lovers.

Klindt’s truly is one of our state’s greatest hidden treasures. Bookmark this article and plan a visit to oldest bookstore in Oregon. For more information on this historic bookstore, be sure to visit Klindt’s website or Facebook page.

And while you’re in The Dalles, definitely plan to take this historic mural walking tour, where you’ll learn even more about this area’s rich history!

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