Openings now available for

OLC Kids Chess Club (Online)!


The OLC Kids Chess Club is a club for school age kids (ages 6-13) who love to play and learn about chess. 

Meetings are held online every Sunday, from 11:00am to 12:30pm (PDT) and every Friday, from 4:00 to 5:30pm (PDT).

Our instructors are Dr. Julian Geske (International Master) and Akeem Brown (Candidate Master). 

Get your FREE evaluation lesson today! 

Have more questions? Ready to sign up? Click below to contact us.

Now offering Online OLC Advanced Chess For Adults!

Chess for adult players who have refined their skills (with a rating of 1300 & above) and want to keep improving their games and ratings. Lessons are taught weekly via Zoom by a certified chess master.

Get your FREE evaluation lesson today! 

Have more questions? Ready to sign up? Click below to contact us.

Order books and games at our online store.

Currently curbside & in-store pickup only.


Join us for our Online OLC Casual Chess event on Meetup!

Much more than a bookstore...

A community for the curious.

Let's learn together.

We Offer


We specialize in technical books to feed the mind. We also carry a selection of fiction to feed the imagination. 

Games & Puzzles

We carry challenging classic and new age games. Also, physical contraptions, such as Rubik's Cubes, Tavern and Hanayama puzzles. Play them here with friends or take them home.

Group Lessons

We offer guided group lessons and other activities on a variety of topics.

Come with questions. We're here to help. As our community grows, we're looking for knowledgable folks to lead discussions and answer questions. Contact us if interested!

Learning, like physical exercise, is best done with friends. We started the Orenco Learning Club to create the ideal learning environment for incurably inquisitive minds like ours.

~ Audrey & Dan Birt, Founders and Owners



  • Calculus
  • Number Theory
  • Group Theory
  • Geometry
  • Contest Problems


  • Classical
  • Quantum
  • Relativity
  • Computational
  • Astronomy


  • Basics
  • Organic 
  • Material Science


  • Cell
  • Neuroscience

Computer Science

  • Algorithms
  • Programming Languages
  • Quantum Computing
  • Computer Architecture
  • Machine Learning & AI


  • Semiconductors
  • Amateur Radio
  • Arduino Projects
  • Digital and analog


  • Investing
  • Energy Policy

Contact us today and let us know your interests.


What Our Customers Are Saying About Us

"During the pandemic my in person chess club was cancelled. Luckily I found Casual Chess, a virtual chess club through Meetup. You get to meet, chat and joke with people from around America and beyond and play chess. I love hearing the range of accents! I also like that I learn chess tips from Master Candidate Akeem Brown. I have improved my games, too."

- Stefanie F. (on Meetup)

"We decided to sign my son up for chess lessons to try to stretch his brain and give him another fun activity to do during the pandemic. He enjoys the lessons very much and is often excited to show us new moves and sequences that he is learning. I've noticed that his chess skills and strategies have improved quite a bit!"

- Adriane D. (on Google)

"Very interesting book selection"

- Tony L. (on Nextdoor)

Visit Us!

6281 NE Cherry Drive, Hillsboro, OR 97124


Store Hours (Now Open For Walk-Ins & Pick Ups!)

Sunday ... Closed

Monday ... Closed

Tuesday ... 10:00AM–2:30PM

Wednesday ... 10:00AM–2:30PM

Thursday ... 10:00AM–2:30PM

Friday ... 10:00AM–2:30PM

Saturday ... 10:00AM–2:30PM