Ashland Artisan Emporium

Featured Vendor: Ambrosia Books, #211

One of our longest standing vendors is Ashley Offill of Ambrosia Books, #211. With six large booths of space, he has packed in over 7,000 used books, as well as thousands of CD’s, LP’s, and some home décor. We are proud of this little “world-class bookstore within a store”. This hidden gem is a well-known secret in Ashland, a trusted and affordable source for your book needs. ALL STOCK IS NOW 50% OFF!

Four of the booths are well stocked with thousands of high quality, low priced, used and antiquarian books. These booths are located in the back left corner of the store. Book categories include: literature, drama, mystery, children, eastern and western philosophy, psychology, music, art, fine arts, history, natural history, cooking, gardening, history, travel and science.

Another booth, (in the middle of the last aisle on the left side of the store), features about 7,000 CD’s and about 1,500 LP’s. Categories include lots of jazz, (many scarce titles), classical, light classical, movies and Broadway, world, pop, folk, blues, gospel, country, opera, New Age, and Cajun music. Across the aisle, another booth features small collectibles, masks, Asian and African art, metal and wooden art, small figurines, plus many books on food and flowers and more.

Framed art reproductions in unusual frames are at the ends of the booths. Books, music, and collectibles are arriving each week, so please check back often!!





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Ashland Artisan Emporium

The Ashland Artisan Emporium is owned by Michelle Christian, wife and mother of 3 daughters. Her husband, Travis, is the business manager for Adroit Construction in Ashland, Oregon. The Emporium was the vision of Michael Rydbom, Michelle's father. In April of 2010, Michael asked his daughter if she would be willing to help transform the old DJ's Video space into a crafter's marketplace. Michelle had always admired her dad's entrepreneurial spirit and was eager to make him proud, so even though she already had two kids, a real estate career and one more daughter on the way, she said yes. On November 1, 2010, the store opened it's doors to a welcome reception from the community. They were voted Best New Business of 2010 only months later by the Ashland Sneak Preview. Within weeks of opening, the store was at capacity and had quickly become the "go-to" store for all things unique and affordable.

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