ABOUT US

In October of 2017, we bought Black Oak Books, formerly of Berkeley, California, and moved it all on three huge freight trucks to Corvallis, Oregon.  We currently sell online from an office on the edge of downtown Corvallis, and are open by appointment. 

Jon Munster started working as a clerk at The Book Bin, Inc. ABAA in February of 2001, and soon became one of their used book buyers.  While working full time at the store, he returned to school in 2003 to pursue a Bachelor's degree at Oregon State University in Philosophy with an emphasis on Religious Studies, and graduated summa cum laude in 2007.  His main focus was on Buddhism and Christianity, and studied Classical Tibetan for over two years.  In 2011 he became the store manager for The Book Bin, and remained in that position until leaving to start Munster & Company with his wife Jessie in October of 2017.

Jessie Munster brings with her an eclectic background in Botany, Geochemistry, and Textile Arts & Science.  She lived in Phoenix from 2001 to 2012, graduating from Arizona State University in 2006 with her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fibers.  In addition to that, she volunteered during the summers of 2005 through 2010 as a field assistant collecting data and samples from hot springs in Yellowstone National Park, worked in the plant shop at the Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix for two years starting in 2007, began coursework in Museum Studies in 2010, and volunteered with the registrar at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art from 2010 to 2012.  In 2012 Jessie moved to Corvallis, Oregon to be closer to family, and then began coursework towards a Masters in Textile Science at Oregon State University.

Charlotte Munster enjoys drawing and watching Peppa Pig on the computer when she gets to go to the office.  She is looking forward to putting together her first catalogue of rare and collectible board books.

Oliver Munster is a baby.  His accomplishments are few, but damn cute all the same.  He has six teeth and likes to bite things.  He can say Mama, Dada, kitty, and ciliated pseudostratified columnar epithelium.

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