About Us

Division Leap started in 2004 as a secret bookshop  in a two bedroom apartment in Northern Manhattan, from which our first catalogs were issued. This was the first of 12 physical locations, from Portland, Oregon to Reykjavik and points between. Our last public space in Chinatown, NYC closed its doors in early 2020. Division Leap is now based in a barn in World Famous Langlois, Oregon, and is open by appointment only. 

We're generalists, but in a specific way - we're most fascinated with the material cultures of the struggle for freedom in a variety of different subjects and disciplines, including art, literature, the occult, place-base literature, natural history, social movements, sexuality, counterculture, the struggle for women's rights, graffiti, tattooing, the Situationist International and it's aftermath, the history of alternative spaces and nightclubs, cities, urbanism, and the history of independent publishing. 

Our clients include a community of libraries, museums, private collectors, readers, auto-didacts and outsiders passionate about print culture. We specialize in helping to build collections for clients, and finding rare and out of print books. To enquire about any of these services, or to be added to our email or catalog lists, please contact us. 

Division Leap in the Press


Article on the 2013 Sinking Bear Exhibition at MOMA PS1

Terms: all items offered subject to prior sale. All items are guaranteed to be as described and may be returned within a week of receipt for any reason. If returning an item, please contact us in advance for return instructions. 

Books and ephemera are graded according to antiquarian bookseller conventions, with any significant faults noted. Minor faults commensurate with normal reading wear may not be noted, especially for lower priced items.

Audio records are graded based on Goldmine standards, with NM being our highest grade - i. e. we don't use mint (m) as a grade.

As with even the strictest grading systems, there is always a certain degree of interpretation, and we welcome your questions regarding condition or any other aspect of anything offered.