Located in Fuller Hall, the bookstore (which started life in a closet in the 1960’s) has grown to a vibrant, welcoming respite for all congregants and visitors to First Unitarian Portland. It supports the spiritual mission and principles of our church with offerings to stimulate and broaden our thinking as we move along our spiritual path, and help us better understand Unitarian Universalism.

In addition to religion and spiritual topics you’ll find books on current politics, sustainable living, social justice issues, books of contemporary poetry and literature, and a wide selection of titles for children. Books recommended for Adult Program classes can be purchased through the bookstore, and most any book can be special ordered. We support congregant authors and artists by carrying their books, notecards, and CDs.

First Unitarian Portland receives 30% of our book sales. Thank you for your support!

Beacon Bookstore Blog

i carry your heart with me

The Chamber Choir sang a beautiful rendition of the song titled “i carry your heart with me” on Sunday, March 26. The title comes from a poem written by ee cummings, first published in 1952, and is now adapted in a beautiful children’s book by the same name. “I Carry Your Heart With Me is … Continued


“Why We March”

A great new book has just been published: Why We March: Signs of Protest and Hope — Voices from the Women’s March. “On January 21, 2017, millions of people gathered worldwide for the Women’s March, one of the largest demonstrations in political history. Together they raised their voices in hope, protest, and solidarity. This inspiring collection … Continued


Easter is April 16 !

Your bookstore has lots of fun books for children that focus on the secular symbols of Easter – bunny rabbits, eggs, lambs and chicks – and Peter Rabbit!  Choose a book for that little one in your life and support First Unitarian at the same time.


Calling All Card-Making Artists

Our congregants enjoy purchasing hand-made cards from our congregant-artists.  Would you consider donating some of your cards to the bookstore to support our church?  You can bring them by the bookstore any Sunday – we will welcome any quantity you wish to give. Your cards will join two other card lines we carry produced by … Continued


“Evicted” Now Available!

Just published paperback copies of “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City” are now available in your church bookstore – $17. This book has been selected as the Multnomah County “Everybody Reads 2017” book; and the author, Matthew Desmond, will speak in Portland on March 9 at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall as part … Continued