Port Hole Publishing

Port Hole Publishing Founded in 2000, by bestselling author Ellen Gunderson Traylor, Port Hole Publishing is proud of the many fine authors we have brought to print.

Thank you so much, Amber Peoples, for your support! We were honored to work with you! (Ned Hickson,  Karen Diane Nichols...
11/04/2019

Thank you so much, Amber Peoples, for your support! We were honored to work with you! (Ned Hickson, Karen Diane Nichols, Bob Keefer)

We want to thank our experience providers for all of your planning, community building, and incredible spirit before and during Live Culture Coast. With over 50 planned experiences, we have a lot of thank yous to pass out!

Today, we’d like to thank our first official experience hosts of the event, Ellen Traylor of Port Hole Books, the Port Hole Center in Gardiner, and the writers (Ned Hickson, Karen D. Nichols, and Bob Keefer) that taught during the all-day Writer’s Retreat - Words on the Coast. Thank you all so very much for providing this wonderful opportunity for creative writers here on the coast. We’d also like to thank Bedrock’s for catering a delicious and healthy lunch for attendees! It was an amazing day and we are so thrilled that you were able to put this together as part of the Live Culture Coast adventure!

Visit one of the great Oregon Coast bookstores this winter - Port Hole Books. It is well-stocked with a great selection of books, handpicked by the owner and best-selling author, Ellen Gunderson Traylor. Ellen has been in the book business as a bookseller and store owner for 26 years, with multiple locations in Oregon and Montana. A few years ago the Florence and Gardiner, Oregon stores were merged in Gardiner, on the grounds of the Port Hole Center - a conference and event venue. Port Hole Books is a fine establishment, in the tradition of the old-timey bookseller. It is worth the stop on the Coast Highway, with easy parking and access. Stop in and say hello!

(Photos by Ellen Gunderson Traylor)

Awesome! WOTC touted in the Coos Bay World!
10/21/2019
'Words on the Coast' inspires writers

Awesome! WOTC touted in the Coos Bay World!

GARDINER — “Inspiring,” “excellent,” “worth the trip,” “helpful,” “positive,” “would recommend,” are just some of the comments attendees made about this year’s Words on the Coast writers conference held at

Hope to see you at tables 14-18 at this year's Florence Festival of Books, Florence Events Center, Florence, Oregon, 9/2...
09/22/2019

Hope to see you at tables 14-18 at this year's Florence Festival of Books, Florence Events Center, Florence, Oregon, 9/28, 10-4. Panel and keynote, Bob Welch, 9/27. Sign up for Words on the Coast at table 18. See you there!

Our International Book Award Finalist, David Fenwick, now has his book Jesus: His Story, in a SPANISH EDITION! For all t...
09/19/2019
Jesucristo: Su Historia: La Vida Integrada de Cristo... Los Cuatro Evangelios Como una Historia (Spanish Edition)

Our International Book Award Finalist, David Fenwick, now has his book Jesus: His Story, in a SPANISH EDITION! For all those of you who speak Spanish or have Spanish speaking friends, this will be a great holiday gift! Available through Port Hole Books, and through Amazon and other online retailers.https://portholebooks.com/products/jesucristo-su-historia-la-vida-integrada-de-cristo-los-cuatro-evangelios-como-una-historia-spanish-edition

SPANISH EDITION: International Book Award Finalist...THE FOUR GOSPELS AS ONE STORY... Many Bible readers and students have wished the four gospels might be enjoyed as one integrated story. The result of a lifetime of scholarship, JESUS: HIS STORY will prove to be an invaluable tool for all lovers of...

Looking forward to this great writers' event at Port Hole Center!
08/01/2019

Looking forward to this great writers' event at Port Hole Center!

3 Things We Love: Writing, Building, and Gardening

1. Writing - Writing is an integral part of our lives. Whether we write to express our feelings and emotions or we write for work or we write as a creative outlet, writing is in our daily lives. We’re thrilled that the Port Hole Books Conference Center will be hosting a writing workshop during a full-day retreat where writers can hone their craft with the support of local professionals as part of Live Culture Coast in October. See our website for the full class description, tickets, and early bird special!

2. Building - At SustainableU, the team takes building back to nature’s simpler materials. They create housing and shelters using cob and earthen plaster as a more sustainable resource for many years to come. You can learn with SustainableU and volunteer to help build shelters with them. Check them out here on Facebook and check our website for an inspired workshop with SustainableU during Live Culture Coast!

3. Gardening - Gardening is said to reduce stress, increase vitality, and even offers an ample amount of exercise. If you love plants, you may have also fallen in love with succulents - we have! At Bandon - It's a Shore Thing and Succulents 2, they have the 411 on all things succulent. Stop by their adorable shop when you’re in Bandon and check out their super fun workshop during Live Culture Coast on our website.

Experience writing, building and gardening at Live Culture Coast, October 18-27th!

#liveculturecoast

Aspiring Florence, OR author, Marcia Phillips, has created a lovely book which deserves publication. She has made a GoFu...
07/23/2019

Aspiring Florence, OR author, Marcia Phillips, has created a lovely book which deserves publication. She has made a GoFundMe acct, to raise funds for its production. If you feel inclined to help bring this to market, please support the cause. Thanks!

A nice visit at Port Hole Center is leading to some wonderful things!
07/04/2019

A nice visit at Port Hole Center is leading to some wonderful things!

"This is a lovely place," said Amber Peoples, coordinator for Live Culture Coast, upon visiting Port Hole Center, Gardiner, OR, today. In conjunction with Travel Oregon and Oregon Coast Visitors Assoc., Amber has given her blessing to Port Hole's hosting of a headliner event for LCC, a 10-day cultural expo on the southern Oregon coast. Watch for announcements about this event, coming in October! Thanks for your support, Amber!

Watch our posts for upcoming events this fall at Port Hole Center, Gardiner, OR.
07/01/2019

Watch our posts for upcoming events this fall at Port Hole Center, Gardiner, OR.

We are getting ready for some awesome events this fall at Port Hole Center! Watch our posts for upcoming announcements.
Here are some shots of our main event venue.

Port Hole Publishing's second year in a row to place two books and their authors as INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS FINALISTS!...
06/25/2019

Port Hole Publishing's second year in a row to place two books and their authors as INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS FINALISTS!! Pastor Mike MacIntosh (For the Love of Mike) and Chefs Robert and Sharity Saia (The Center of the Plate) are 2019 finalists in their categories. Congratulations to these great Port Hole authors!

We're busy planning this year's Florence Festival of Books! These friends have worked together for nine years, producing...
06/19/2019

We're busy planning this year's Florence Festival of Books! These friends have worked together for nine years, producing a marvelous gathering for all things "book." This year's festival takes place Sept 27-28, Florence, Oregon Events Center. (Left to right: Bonnie MacDuffee​, Karen Diane Nichols​, Maire Testa​, Julie Jarvis, Vicky Sharbowski, Judy Fleagle​, Ellen Traylor, Kevin Mittge, Aleia Bailey. Meg Spencer is taking photo.)

Happy birthday, to Ned Hickson's book, HUMOR AT THE SPEED OF LIFE! Hard to believe FIVE YEARS have passed since this boo...
05/31/2019
Humor At The Speed Of Life

Happy birthday, to Ned Hickson's book, HUMOR AT THE SPEED OF LIFE! Hard to believe FIVE YEARS have passed since this book careened into life. Once again, this is a great Father's Day gift. Contact us at
https://portholebooks.com/products/humor-at-the-speed-of-life

NED HICKSON is an award winning, nationally syndicated humor columnist, headquartered at the Siuslaw News in Florence, Oregon. This, his first book, shows why his popularity is growing across the country. From the dangers of family forays in the kitchen (Flaming Pop Tarts), and the careful maneuveri...

From a fan of our publisher's own writings, in S. Africa!
05/30/2019
Ellen Gunderson Traylor Author

From a fan of our publisher's own writings, in S. Africa!

This from a reader in S. Africa, re: my book JOHN - SON OF THUNDER! So happy to see my books reaching that great country. Thanks, Albie Heigers!
________________________________
Hi Ellen

I read this book many years ago and decided to read it again – but the font was too small. The 30th Ed came with a great font, and I enjoyed it even more than the first read.

Thank you for an unforgettable novel, and for leaving such a fine legacy.

May you continue writing, inspiring and firing people up for Jesus for many years.

Kind regards
Albie Heigers
South Africa

https://port-hole-books.myshopify.com/products/john-son-of-thunder

Port Hole Books
05/24/2019

Port Hole Books

Port Hole features a great selection of Oregonia, local travel guides, flora/fauna, regional history and local authors. Check it out!

05/23/2019
Port Hole Books

Port Hole Books has a great reputation for finding any book you want! Here is some unsolicited praise, this time from a customer in San Francisco. Our business spent several hours getting a book guaranteed overnighted to our customer. Made about $3 profit, but this endorsement is worth the effort! Thanks, Laura!

"Hi Ellen: Thank you very much for sending me the tracking number in the late evening. I must say that you are the first book seller who is so responsible and professional in responding to customers. This shows how much you love what you do and how much you care about your customers. From now on, you will be my first choice for all the books I want. I wish I knew about your bookstore earlier. Thanks."

Please like our new business page! https://www.facebook.com/Port-Hole-Books-1699716663614431/

Port Hole Books is located at Port Hole Center, the CENTER of the beautiful Oregon Coast, in Gardiner, Oregon. Our cozy shop has thousands of books of most every genre and topic, and if we don't have what you want we can get it for you.

05/03/2019
Port Hole Books

How do I love thee, dear bookstore! Let me count the ways!

Please LIKE our new page!

How do I love thee, dear bookstore! Let me count the ways!

Thanks for the kind words, Ned!
05/03/2019

Thanks for the kind words, Ned!

04/27/2019
Port Hole Books

It has been a wonderful Independent Bookstore Day at Port Hole Books, Gardiner, OR!

PLEASE LIKE OUR NEW PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/Port-Hole-Books-1699716663614431/?__tn__=%2Cd%2CP-R&eid=ARCDfR9JpZUKo8f5AcZsV2KPMStoPrbObLfpxvLF7D5HWDy5OanzXFYUd7jgdR6wllLvHHP4ZOD-AkI5

Port Hole Books is located at Port Hole Center, the CENTER of the beautiful Oregon Coast, in Gardiner, Oregon. Our cozy shop has thousands of books of most every genre and topic, and if we don't have what you want we can get it for you.

Independent Bookstore Day...PORT HOLE BOOKS...20% OFF STOREWIDE INVENTORY!! THIS SATURDAY, April 27!! 11-5:30.Coffee, tr...
04/25/2019

Independent Bookstore Day...PORT HOLE BOOKS...

20% OFF STOREWIDE INVENTORY!!
THIS SATURDAY, April 27!! 11-5:30.
Coffee, treats!

Last year Port Hole Books, Gardiner, Oregon, was one of five indies featured by Ingram Distribution (world's largest book wholesaler) for Independent Bookstore Day!

Drop by this Saturday, for IBD 2019, and 20% OFF STOREWIDE! 77567 Hwy 101, Gardiner, Oregon.

All major credit cards accepted. Special orders, book appraisals, book searches. SEE YOU THERE!!

Just came across this review on Amazon. What an honor, Sue Weaver from Michigan, to see such an endorsement! Thank you!"...
04/23/2019

Just came across this review on Amazon. What an honor, Sue Weaver from Michigan, to see such an endorsement! Thank you!

"I admit it. I have said this in a dozen ways. Ellen Gunderson Traylor just keeps on creating these so real-to-life stories; weaving them from Biblical characters that make you just know....THIS is how it must have really happened!

"She has a way of making you love the protagonist, hope the antagonist will change his evil ways, and want to do what I'm sure her books are intended to do-...make you go deeper into the scriptures to find all the precious nuggets of truth.

"As one reads the scriptures, after reading one of Ms. Traylor's books, it makes one wonder about the stories that would have come with each character, if we had been privy to their private lives.

"In short, the characters of the Bible come to life in her creative story-telling. I only wish I could write like that!

"I realize the books I've been reading by Ellen Gunderson Traylor have been on the market for quite sometime, but once I discovered her books, she quickly became one of my new favorites! If you haven't read any her books yet- I highly recommend them. You won't be disappointed!"

Thanks to all who voted for Port Hole Publishing, making us "Best of Florence" under Publishers/Publishing for the secon...
03/24/2019

Thanks to all who voted for Port Hole Publishing, making us "Best of Florence" under Publishers/Publishing for the second year in a row! We hope to continue to serve our authors, our readers and our community with quality products for years to come! Our bookstore in Gardiner is also a destination for book lovers. Drop by! www.PortHolePublishing.org

Visitor to a friend of mine who was in the hospital over the weekend reported that the woman, who had suffered a heart a...
03/20/2019
Song of Abraham

Visitor to a friend of mine who was in the hospital over the weekend reported that the woman, who had suffered a heart attack, had one of my books in her hospital room. To think that my first effort, Song of Abraham, which I wrote nearly 50 years ago, was a comfort to her is...well, I have no words!
https://portholebooks.com/products/song-of-abraham

This novel unfolds the tumultuous saga of one man who became a nation. Abraham, prince of Ur, left behind the greatest civilization of his day to follow words of promise with deeds of faith. This richly colorful novel portrays a man of strength, will, and purpose who remains unparalleled in history,...

Please consider voting for Port Hole Publishing under the Publisher/Publishing category on the Best of Florence, Oregon ...
03/11/2019

Please consider voting for Port Hole Publishing under the Publisher/Publishing category on the Best of Florence, Oregon ballot! Our publishing house publishes fine local authors, including international award finalists, and we publish local history. Our walk-in store, just down the road in Gardiner, carries a great variety of books: regional, local, used, new and rare. We are a moving force behind the Florence Festival of Books, Florence Regional Arts Alliance, and Words on the Coast Writers' Symposium. We host many book events in our Florence and Gardiner stores and promote many literary events locally. We are your LOCAL book provider and publisher! Thanks for your support! NOTE: You don’t have to live in Florence to vote for us!
(Click on this link to cast your vote!)
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PQ5ZT96

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Florence, OR
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Thanks Ellen, we really enjoyed our stay at your guest house. Lovely site.