One of my favorite things about Eugene is the local used and independent book stores. Smith Family Book Store is my favorite. While the staff can be a little surly, and the aisles a little sloppy, you can’t beat the place on price or quantity.
Even the Web presence is surly. They put up a site that looks like it was built in 1999, that links to Amazon and Barnes and Noble! You don’t like our site? Get the fuck out.
I picked up Richard Wright’s Haiku collection. It starts a little weak, but gets better further in the book. Oddly enough, it was edited by a couple people from my Alma Mater, Kent State University and was published about the time I was rattling around old KSU’s English Dept. Also bought a couple of books of Poetry by David Lee, pig farmer poet. Highly recommended. Copper Canyon Press is amazing.