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