The Rewild Library
The Rewild Library is a collection of over 500 titles and rare books that relate to all aspects of rewilding; from history to handcrafts. The library is meant to be what we call a “social library.” We hold regular “Read ins” and research days for people to come together and collectively research topics of rewilding. In the interest of “unlocking” information often stuck behind paywalls (such as purchasing the books), and also creating a community of collective learners, anyone can come and read books at the library. For our monthly financial supporters, books can be checked out. To become a monthly supporter, please see our donation page. You can look through the catalog of our books online using Libib App here: https://rewildportland.libib.com
The mascot of our library is the Lotor Librarian, who reminds everyone to wear a mask and wash their hands. Lotor is Latin for “Hand Washer.” It’s also the Latin species name for our mascot the Raccoon (Procyon lotor). With pandemics on the rise globally, washing our hands is as important as ever. In order to ensure everyone’s safety, we provide hand sanitizer for people to “wash” their hands before touching any of the books. Masks are required at the library as well.
How to find us?
To visit the library, you must make an appointment by sending us an email. The Rewild Library is located at Green Anchors, an Eco-Industrial Park in the St. Johns neighborhood of Portland, Oregon. Green Anchors is next to Cathedral Park, just on the other side of the fence from the boat ramp. You’ll need to park in the neighborhood on and walk to Green Anchors by crossing the rail road tracks and walking up the tracks about 100 yards past the entrance to Cathedral Park.
Library Hours (Starting in November 2020)
Wednesdays & Thursdays, 9am-5pm
Rewild Shoppe Pick Up
Items purchased from our online Rewild Shoppe may be picked up locally from the Rewild Library, but must be prearranged.
Read-ins are days in which we invite folks to come together to explore the library, and share interesting research projects or information they have gleaned or are looking for. The late 90’s hit television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the headquarters and central training ground was the unique library curated by Giles. The library was filled with relevant ancient texts that could always help them learn how to defeat the monster of the week. The vision of the Rewild Library is similar: a unique curated library to help us defeat the harmful aspects of domestication.