A Nice Piece of Astoria

Dear Friend of Nestucca Spit Press:

For 15 years the mighty river knocked: Matt, when are you coming to Astoria? There’s something uniquely old and new in combination here. In 2013, I finally answered and moved.

A year later, I completed a book about the city. It’s called A Nice Piece of Astoria: A Narrative Guide. In this guide, I will tour you through beer, bars, taverns, The Goonies, Lewis and Clark, sea lions, rain, salmon, coffee, Vikings, asses, paperboys, professional wrestling, strippers, the Column, the Clatsop County Fair, a river, gentrification, hipsters, parks, The Ship Report and my first year in town.

The special signed edition of A Nice Piece of Astoria costs $50 and includes a bonus essay, a laminated bookmark constructed from a circa 1930s Astoria High School yearbook, and a music CD by local band Toothy Gazelle that will blow your mind with its songs about Astoria. Only 50 copies of the special edition exist. The signed regular edition costs $20 with $4 shipping and handling.

Special Edition $50 (Free shipping)

If you prefer paying by check rather than paypal, send an email for confirmation and a check to 388 Altadena Avenue, Astoria, Oregon 97103

Thanks for the direct purchase of the regular or special edition of A Nice Piece of Astoria. By doing so, you help Nestucca Spit Press support its editorial mission of producing sustainable Oregon literature. Sustainable literature calls for books conceived, written, designed and printed in the state and distributed exclusively through the web site, independent bookstores and at live events.

Matt Love


A Nice Piece of Astoria

A Nice Piece of Astoria

A Narrative Guide

Regular Edition $20
($4 Shipping & handling)



A couple of years ago I asked the question: what if iconic Oregon Governor Tom McCall had become president of the United States instead of Ronald Reagan.

I don’t have to wonder any longer, and you don’t either. That’s because my friend, Lincoln County Commissioner Bill Hall, has written the greatest political novel in Oregon history. In the pages of McCallandia, Nestucca Spit Press’ first published work of fiction, you’ll visit a world where Tom McCall is Nixon’s successor. President McCall brings his unique style, candor and environmental ethic to Washington, and the world changes. For the better.

Matt Love

McCallandia is also available as eBook, the first eBook from Nestucca Spit Press. If you buy the eBook, you will receive a confirmation email with the book in the two most common eBook formats attached. You should be familiar with the procedure for sending a document to your e-reader or tablet before purchasing the eBook; otherwise, the print edition is probably the best choice for you. If you do not receive the confirming email, please contact author Bill Hall directly at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The regular print edition is $20. There’s also a special signed edition for $50, limited to fifty copies.

By purchasing the special edition, you will receive a free download of the eBook; a commemorative book mark; a reproduction of a McCall campaign bumper sticker, AND entry in a drawing to win a copy of Tom McCall’s autobiography, Maverick, SIGNED by Tom McCall himself! Two copies are available, so you will have a 1 in 25 chance to win. If you prefer to pay by check, send it to Bill Hall at PO Box 465, Newport, OR 97365.

Special Edition $50 ($4 Shipping)


Regular Edition $20 ($4 Shipping)

Purchase eBook Edition $14.99

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