About Us

To the native peoples of the Columbia Gorge, the word Waucoma means "place of the cottonwood tree", and refers to the confluence of the Hood and Columbia Rivers. Prior to the damming of the Columbia, this spot served as an important gathering and trading place for the area's native inhabitants.

Today, Waucoma Bookstore serves the Columbia Gorge community as a central gathering place for interesting people and engaging thought. Located in downtown Hood River you'll find national bestsellers and unheralded treasures for your reading pleasure.

Personal service is our strength. Staff Recommendations, whether oral or via the special wall of employee favorites, are frequent, informed, and unique. Books not in our inventory are easily special-ordered.

As we are in the heart of the Pacific Northwest, we specialize in Pacific Northwest books and related materials such as maps and greeting cards.

Waucoma also has a wonderful selection of toys, cards, journals, calendars, and windchimes - something for everyone.

Looking for tickets or information for events around the Gorge?  Waucoma Bookstore is the ticket vendor for many events in Hood River and the surrounding area.  Check out the "Community Events" on our website for current ticket sales.

Any comments, ideas, favorite book titles and your reviews can be sent to our email address. We send out newsletters via email.  To receive a copy of our newsletter, sign up using the form on the right.

Through meeting us on the Internet, we hope that you will stop and see us when you come to windsurf on the mighty Columbia, climb Mt. Hood, or bike through the Hood River Valley.

Waucoma Bookstore.  Serving the Columbia Gorge since 1976.