Tag Archives: Black Sun Books

A Passion for Books

Peter Ogura didn’t want to be an ambulance chaser. One day, he drove by a florist having a going out of business sale, not knowing that it would change his life for the next 19 years. On a whim, he … Continue reading

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What to do, what to do

I have been struggling trying to find someone to interview for my profile piece, which is interesting because I have an entire neighborhood full of people I could potentially interview. The Amazon neighborhood has a good mixture of residents and … Continue reading

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Writing my profile

On Friday, I interviewed Peter Ogura, who has owned Black Sun Books on Hilyard Street for almost 19 years. I previously interviewed Peter’s wife, Michele Miller, for a group J361 assignment about residents’ opinions of the Amazon neighborhood. Miller told … Continue reading

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No place like the Amazon

Driving into the Amazon neighborhood of Eugene, you see houses, trees, people jogging, parents picking up their kids from the local elementary school-seems like the typical neighborhood scene. But what about the area attracts people to live there? The only … Continue reading

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Getting to know the active Amazon

People who live and work in the Amazon area are a happy bunch. The Amazon is a neighborhood with plentiful bike trails and parks, and recreation was a common interest among the residents we chatted with. Rita Kingsbury, a 28-year … Continue reading

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Amazon Neighborhood Businesses are Recession-Proof

Throughout the last year of nation-wide economic stagnation, various locally owned and run businesses in Eugene’s Amazon Neighborhood are managing to stay afloat. Several stores off of Hilyard St, including Evolution Gaming, Sundance Wine Cellars, and Black Sun Books, have … Continue reading

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Amazon local businesses are still strong

With Lane County’s unemployment rate being at 12.6 percent, locally owned businesses in the Amazon Neighborhood are still on their feet. Local businesses in the Amazon Neighborhood such as Evolution Gaming, Sundance Wine Cellars, and Black Sun Books have been … Continue reading

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