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Indie Bookstores in California

The best list of independent California bookstores

 

  • City Title Alameda
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  • Address 1 1344 Park St.
  • Phone (510) 522-2226
  • Type New books

Books Inc., The West's Oldest Independent Bookseller, is a locally owned and operated independent bookseller with 10 locations in California. Books Inc.’s origin dates back to the Gold Rush Days of 1851 when Anton Roman struck it rich in Shasta City, California and set himself up in business selling books.

The High Desert's premier book boutique! Quality used books, complimentary cafe, free wi-fi, gifts and cards.

  • City Title Arcata
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  • Address 1 957 H St.
  • Phone (707) 822-2834
  • Type New books
  • Specialty Alternative/Political, Children's, Literary, Regional
  • Sidelines Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers
  • Events Author Signings, Readings

Independently owned and operated for over 48 years. Readers serving readers

  • Address 1 1000 H Street
  • Phone (707) 822-1307
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • City Title Auburn
  • Address 1 933 Lincoln Way
  • Phone (530) 823-5940
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • City Title Benicia
  • Address 1 636 First St.
  • Phone (707) 747-5155
  • Type New books

Afikomen Judaica, Contemporary Judaica for Inspired Living, is the premier, full service Judaica shop serving the entire Pacific Northwest. We specialize in quality merchandise, excellent customer service and an open, welcoming environment. 

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  • Address 1 1491 Shattuck Ave.
  • Phone (510) 527-7777
  • Type New books

Books Inc., The West's Oldest Independent Bookseller, is a locally owned and operated independent bookseller with 10 locations in California. Books Inc.’s origin dates back to the Gold Rush Days of 1851 when Anton Roman struck it rich in Shasta City, California and set himself up in business selling books.

Builders Booksource is not just for builders or architects. We see “builders” in everyone, from kids to grandparents!

  • Address 1 3086 Claremont Ave.
  • Phone (510) 654-7323
  • Type New books
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  • Address 1 2066 University Ave
  • Phone (510) 548-2350
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest, Art, Children's, Educational
  • Sidelines Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards
  • Events Author Signings, Readings

We are a bookstore that specializes in Asian, Asian American titles, language learning, children's books, martial arts and traditional Chinese medicine. We also carry Chinese calligraphy brushes, ink, watercolors and paper for your art projects. Book events and promotions for local authors, special book orders and institutional sales is also on our list of services.

  • Address 1 3124 Shattuck Ave.
  • Phone (510) 540-0751
  • Type New books
  • Address 1 2476 Telegraph Ave.
  • Phone (510) 849-2087
  • Type Used books

The literary annex to Mr. Mopps' toy shop--specializing in great books for babies, kids, and teens.

  • Address 1 1855 Solano Ave.
  • Phone (510) 525-6888
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Address 1 2349 Shattuck Ave.
  • Phone (510) 649-1320
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
Revolution Books is a bookstore at the center of a movement for an actual revolution.
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  • Address 1 2430 Bancroft Way
  • Phone (510) 548-0585
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty Alternative/Political, Art, Educational, Feminist
  • Sidelines Artwork, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers
  • Events Author Signings, Readings

We aim to be an ideal place in Berkeley to see, sample, discuss, and buy books published by the great English-language university presses, an intellectual and literary realm of infinite richness, ever renewing. Join us for bookish talk and dinners. Be one of our 10,000 minds on fire. Looking for books that are not currently on our shelves? We invite you to our new sister site, universitypressbooks.indiebound.com, where you can browse and order a wide range of books.

An eclectic mix of used, rare, new and collectible books. Also gifts, tea, coffee, and ice cream! Specializing in regional history, fiction, natural history.

  • Address 1 124 S. Main St
  • Phone (760) 873-4511
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Regional
  • Sidelines Artwork, Café/Food, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers
  • Events Author Signings, Readings

For over 40 years, Spellbinder Books has served the Eastern Sierra book-loving community. With a wide range of general and local interest titles, a special order service, gifts and cards, and a café behind the store, our friendly staff are happy to help you find your next read. Being East-Side aficionados as well as passionate readers, we're a great source of information about the area, too. Check out the store web site for information about our hours, location, and upcoming events - or email us to be added to our e-newsletter list - or like us on Facebook!

Known for our fascinating selection of titles, author events, enthusiastically diverse staff, and urban California aesthetic, DIESEL is the cutting-edge, high octane, community-radiating, independent neighborhood bookstore we all dream of hanging out in, getting imaginally turned on in, and literarily inspired by.

  • City Title Burlingame
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  • Address 1 1375 Burlingame Ave
  • Phone (650) 685-4911
  • Type New books

Books Inc., The West's Oldest Independent Bookseller, is a locally owned and operated independent bookseller with 10 locations in California. Books Inc.’s origin dates back to the Gold Rush Days of 1851 when Anton Roman struck it rich in Shasta City, California and set himself up in business selling books. The Burlingame Books Inc. is a complete general interest bookstore offering a great children's department, best sellers and experienced staff.

  • City Title Calistoga
  • Address 1 1330 Lincoln Ave
  • Phone (707) 942-1616
  • Type New books
  • City Title Camarillo
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  • Address 1 93 E. Daily Dr.
  • Phone (805) 482-1384
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's
  • Sidelines Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games
  • Events Author Signings, Readings

Mrs. Figs' Bookworm has been serving Camarillo, CA since 1973. We are proud to be a part of such a wonderful community, and we are genuinely grateful for the community's support!

We are Silicon Valley's premiere independent used bookstore. We buy, sell, trade, and have over 100,000 titles in stock at both locations.

Next Chapter Books has the best selection of used books in San Fernando Valley!
  • City Title Carlsbad
  • Address 1 325 Carlsbad Village Drive Suite B-1
  • Phone (760) 720-3373
  • Type Used books
  • City Title Carmel
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  • Address 1 Dolores St. between 5th & 6th
  • Phone (800) 549-9922 or (831) 624-4955
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Literary, Metaphysical/New Age, Regional
  • Sidelines Curiosities, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games
  • Events Author Signings

For over forty years, Pilgrim's Way has been a gem cherished by locals and tourists alike. Like the world around it, this little bookstore has evolved and expanded, while remaining steadfast and becoming the only remaining bookstore of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Itss original specialty of metaphysics has sustained, but a wide variety of new books and merchandise have found a place on these shelves. Titles ranging the gambit from new release bestsellers to children's books and from nutrition to local interest; the store's selection has proven as eclectic as the town's residents. It's a "Don't Miss" stop on a Carmel-by-the-Sea adventure.

  • Address 1 208 Crossroads Blvd.
  • Phone (831) 626-2665
  • Type New books

A Mountain Marketplace featuring new books, gifts, clothing, local art, UPS Shipping, Copy Center, an online store for books, movies & DVDs, and much more.

We're open 7 days a week. Stop by for our selection children's books, cookbooks, history, gardening, religion, art, and classic literature, and more. Hundreds of titles are added to our stock weekly.

A small local used bookstore with a huge selection!  Come check out the largest used bookstore in the San Joaquin Valley area. We specialize in local history, children's, California, and have 100,000's of used and collectible books!

  • City Title Concord
  • Address 1 3480 Clayton Rd.
  • Phone (925) 685-9999
  • Type Used books

Bay Books a local independent bookstore that carries a broad selection of books, from the latest published books to the established timeless classics.

  • City Title Corte Madera
  • Address 1 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
  • Phone (415) 927-0960
  • Type New books
  • City Title Culver City
  • Address 1 8675 Washington Blvd.
  • Phone (310) 458-1499
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty Art

Purveyors of the finest photography, art, fashion, cinema, design, and architecture books and catalogues since 1984.

The only exclusively romance bookstore in the United States.

  • City Title Danville
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  • Address 1 3 Railroad Ave.
  • Phone (925) 837-7337
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Literary, Regional
  • Events Author Signings, Readings

Located in the beautiful San Ramon Valley, at the base of Mt. Diablo, Rakestraw Books "The Bookstore in Danville" strives to be a place where books and writers and readers matter. Founded in 1973, Rakestraw Books is a small, independent bookshop that remains dedicated to the principles espoused by its founders: to sell a variety of books of merit; to help readers discover those books; to sponsor events that bring a diverse range of writers and artists to our community; and to accomplish these tasks in a manner that is both professional and friendly.

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  • Address 1 3630 Blackhawk Plaza Circle
  • Phone (925) 736-9090
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Educational, Literary, Mystery
  • Sidelines Curiosities, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games
  • Events Author Signings, Readings

Read Booksellers is located in the beautiful, outdoor Blackhawk Plaza complete with a variety of great restaurants and stores. Besides a large variety of books for both adults and children we are known for our collection of fine pens. GR Doodlebug Toy Store is connected to the book store.

  • City Title Davis
  • Address 1 617 Second St.
  • Phone (530) 758-4040
  • Type New books
  • Address 1 605 Second St.
  • Phone (530) 759-1599
  • Type New books

A science fiction and fantasy bookstore, serving the San Francisco Bay Area since 1977 and the Internet since 1994.

  • City Title El Dorado Hills
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  • Address 1 4359 Town Center Blvd., #113
  • Phone (916) 941-9401
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's
  • Sidelines Coffee/Tea, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games
  • Events Author Signings

We exist for one simple reason: For the love of books. Face in a Book is a different kind of bookstore hub for reading enthusiasts and novices alike seeking books on every subject. Located in the heart of Town Center in El Dorado Hills, California, Face in a Book aims to delight readers of all ages. In addition to over 3000 titles to choose from, Face in a Book is your neighborhood destination for fun, affordable gifts, greeting cards, stationery, and jewelry for any occasion.

  • City Title Elk Grove
  • Address 1 8694 Elk Grove Blvd
  • Phone (916) 684-7272
  • Type Used books
  • City Title Eureka
  • Address 1 402 2nd St.
  • Phone (707) 445-1344
  • Type Used books

A store for book lovers. Over 50,000 used books in all genres, a friendly dog, and plenty of quirkiness. Come visit!

Eureka Books, est. 1987, offers new books, used books, and rare books in all subjects. Open every day. We swap and buy books, too.

  • City Title Fair Oaks
  • Address 1 8544 Madison Ave
  • Phone (916) 961-0542
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest

Bookworm and Bookbag have 3 locations throughout the Sacramento area. Locations that include Fair Oaks, Rancho Cordova, and Carmichael.

New and Used Books. Rad vinyl. $1 Coffee. Local Artwork.

  • City Title Fountain Valley
  • Address 1 18838 Brookhurst
  • Phone (714) 963-3122
  • Type Used books
  • City Title Fresno
  • Address 1 6735 North 1st St., Ste. 109
  • Phone (559) 438-6502
  • Type Used books
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  • Address 1 6027 N. Palm Ave. @ Opus I Shopping Ctr.
  • Phone (559) 438-1561
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Literary, Mystery, Regional
  • Sidelines Artwork, Curiosities, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games

Fine books for toddlers, young adults, older young adults and adults. The only independent, locally owned book store in the entire San Joaquin Valley.

We are dedicated to bring the best in reading and entertainment to Southern Humboldt. We are constantly adding new stock and items each week.

A vibrant center of our community, webring people together through books. Check out our other social media pages to stay up to date with's happening in the store.

Thousands of the most popular book titles at bargain prices, plus over 9,000 rare records!

Nan's Pre-Owned Books has been in business since 1987, and offers used books and used audio books. We can order new books upon request.
  • City Title Gualala
  • Address 1 39138 Ocean Dr.
  • Phone (707) 884-1333
  • Type New books

We are an independent new & used bookstore in Half Moon Bay, CA on the corner Purissima and Kelly. We have toys, games, and a fun play area.

  • City Title Hayward
  • Address 1 1007 B St
  • Phone (510) 538-3943
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Address 1 306 Center St
  • Phone (707) 433-1118
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • City Title Huntington Beach
  • Address 1 8907 Warner Ave. #135
  • Phone (714) 960-4000
  • Type New books
  • Address 1 210-B Student Center
  • Phone (949) 824-4455
  • Type New books

With over 650,000 used and rare books, Hein & Co is one of the largest used book stores in California. We now feature used DVDs, CDs, console videogames and systems, as well as antiques and an entire 99-cent discount entertainment store.

Well Read Books is a bookstore that sells new and used books as well as book accessories such as Book Seats, booklights, and magnifiers. We also provide tutoring services to all ages and most subjects.

  • City Title La Canada Flintridge
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  • Address 1 1010 Foothill Blvd.
  • Phone (818) 790-0717
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's
  • Sidelines Café/Food, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers, Toys/Games
  • Events Author Signings, Readings

Greeting cards, gifts, toys, games. Over 30,000 titles, children's, YA and adult. Author signings, Saturday morning story time and a full-service coffeehouse. Open 7 days per week and 360 days/year. Picked as the finest bookstore by the Crescenta Valley Weekly.

We believe learning begins at birth, therefore we specialize in toys that encourage play and interaction form infancy through 12 years of age. Our children’s literature selection includes classics, award-winning Newbery and Caldecott titles, as well as new releases by well-respected chldren’s authors. La Cañada Books & Toys also stocks the required core literature titles for grades K-12 in the La Cañada unified School District.

  • City Title La Jolla
  • Address 1 7461 Girard Ave.
  • Phone (858) 456-1800
  • Type New books

Originally founded in 1896 in Minnesota, Warwick's is a fourth generation-owned independent bookstore based in La Jolla, CA. After all, independent minds need independent bookstores!

Bel and Bunna's Book: a literary wonderland for children and young adults, based in Lafayette, California.

  • City Title Laguna Beach
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  • Address 1 @ Old Pottery Place - 1200 South Coast Hwy., Ste. 105
  • Phone (949) 494-4779
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Art, Children's, Literary, Mystery
  • Sidelines Curiosities, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers, Toys/Games
  • Events Author Signings, Readings

We are a general interest bookstore located in the Old Pottery Place, in Laguna's historic HIP District. Our goal is to provide you with the most interesting community bookstore with superb selection and knowledgeable staff. We are open seven days a week and offer free parking and free gift wrap with any purchase.

  • City Title Lakeport
  • Address 1 305 N. Main St.
  • Phone (707) 263-5787
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • City Title Larkspur
  • Address 1 2419 Larkspur Landing Circle 
  • Phone (415) 785-8177
  • City Title Long Beach
  • Address 1 5535 E. Spring St.
  • Phone (562) 208-5862
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • City Title Los Altos
  • Address 1 265 State St.
  • Phone (650) 949-3390
  • Type New books
  • Specialty Children's
  • City Title Los Angeles
  • Address 1 667 N Heliotrope Dr
  • Phone (323) 668-2305
  • Type Used books
  • Address 1 1650 Sawtelle Blvd.
  • Phone (310) 473-4442
  • Type Used books

Art Catalogues specializes in new and out-of-print books and exhibition catalogues on art from the twentieth and twenty-first century.

  • Address 1 5503 N. Figueroa
  • Phone (213) 438-9551
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
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  • Address 1 126 N Larchmont Blvd
  • Phone (323) 465-1334
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Literary
  • Events Author Signings

Chevalier's Books is a locally-owned independent book store that has been serving the Larchmont Village neighborhood of Los Angeles since 1940.

  • Address 1 10580 1/2 W. Pico Blvd
  • Phone (310) 559-2665
  • Specialty Children's

We sell books, mags and videos, of adult and general interest.

  • Address 1 4327 Degnan Blvd.
  • Phone (323) 290-1048
  • Type New books

Best selection of books on the visual arts. 

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  • Address 1 453 S. Spring St., Ground Floor
  • Phone (213) 488-0599
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest, Art, Literary, Regional
  • Sidelines Magazines/Newspapers
  • Events Author Signings, Readings
We're one of Southern California's largest bookstores. We carry 1000s of new and used booksalong with records, DVDs, and CDson our first floor; and over 100,000 $1 books in the Labyrinth, our second floor.
  • Address 1 4972 Eagle Rock Blvd.
  • Phone (323) 259-9068
  • Type Used books
Way-Out RARE vintage BOOKS, ART & Curiosities! Classic Lit, Beatnik, Noir, Surf, Crime, Bigfoot, Esoterica, UFO, Drugs, Nudist, Sci-Fi, Cinema, Sleaze, Hippie, Underground, Horror, Comix and much much more!
  • Address 1 1818 N Vermont Ave
  • Phone (323) 660-1175
  • Type New books
  • Address 1 1716 Sunset Blvd.
  • Phone (213) 413-3733
  • Type New books
  • City Title Los Gatos
  • Address 1 21 W. Main St.
  • Phone (408) 354-7100
  • Type New books
  • City Title Mammoth Lakes
  • Address 1 437 Old Mammoth Rd., Minaret Village Shopping Ctr.
  • Phone (760) 934-5023
  • Type New books
  • City Title Menlo Park
  • Address 1 1170 El Camino Real
  • Phone (650) 326-5300
  • Type Used books

We have committed ourselves to delivering a broad selection of books to the community, while hosting hundreds of author events. We look forward to seeing you soon and assisting you in finding that perfect read.

  • City Title Modesto
  • Address 1 3457 McHenry Ave
  • Phone (209) 521-9623
  • Type Used books

A unique book and gift shop specializing in personal development products to enhance all areas of your life.

  • City Title Montrose
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  • Address 1 2207 Honolulu Ave.
  • Phone (818) 248-9668
  • Type New books
  • Specialty Children's
  • Sidelines Curiosities, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games
  • Events Author Signings, Readings

The oldest children's bookstore in the country (established in 1966), this neighborhood touchstone engages the reading community with the best selected titles, hand-picked greeting cards, exquisite gift items for all ages and a warm and knowledgeable staff. Author events, storytimes, book fairs, library partnerships and many book and writing clubs for all ages.

  • City Title Morgan Hill
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  • Address 1 80 E. 2nd St.
  • Phone (408) 778-6467
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Café/Food, Coffee/Tea, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers, Toys/Games
  • Events Author Signings

BookSmart is dedicated to helping people have fun, learn and think by providing a nurturing atmosphere filled with the joy of discovery! We love the touch, feel and smell of books. We understand and are delighted by the need to learn through play. We treat customers as honored guests!

  • City Title Mountain View
  • Address 1 317 Castro St.
  • Phone (650) 968-7323
  • Type Used books
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  • Address 1 301 Castro
  • Phone (650) 428-1234
  • Type New books

Books Inc., The West's Oldest Independent Bookseller, is a locally owned and operated independent bookseller with 10 locations in California. Books Inc.’s origin dates back to the Gold Rush Days of 1851 when Anton Roman struck it rich in Shasta City, California and set himself up in business selling books. Occupying a prominent corner in the revitalized downtown of Mountain View, enjoy a great selection of books, magazines, plus wi-fi and a great cup of coffee at the Cafe upstairs.

  • Address 1 324 Castro St.
  • Phone (800) 909-6161 or (650) 988-9800
  • Type New books
  • Specialty Metaphysical/New Age
  • City Title Murphys
  • Address 1 416 Main St.
  • Phone (209) 728-2200
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • City Title Napa
  • Address 1 3740 Bel Aire Plaza
  • Phone (707) 252-8002
  • Type New books
  • Address 1 964 Pearl St.
  • Phone (707) 733-3199
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest

Come visit our cozy, comfortable, and organized bookstore with 20,000 titles. We sell used and new books, and we are always adding events to our calendar!

  • Address 1 610 First St,
  • Phone (707) 726-6575
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards

Island Tales Book Shop is a unique children’s book shop located on Balboa Island in Newport Beach, California. Our quaint little shop is filled with quality children’s literature both new titles and the classics. We also carry unique and wonderful gifts for those special times in a child’s life. Additionally, Island Tales offers children’s crafting in our fun arts and crafts room, story time, and event hosting for birthday parties and other special events.

A Great Good Place for Books is a small independent bookstore in the Montclair district of Oakland. We are a general bookstore, but we specialize in literary fiction and children's books. We also do 2-3 author readings per week.

  • Address 1 6121 La Salle Ave.
  • Phone (510) 339-0513
  • Type New books
  • Address 1 5433 College Ave
  • Phone (510) 653-9965
  • Type New books
  • Address 1 20 Glen Ave.
  • Phone (510) 652-5700
  • Type New books
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  • Address 1 1423 Broadway
  • Phone (510) 452-9232
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Mystery
  • Sidelines Greeting Cards/Postcards
  • Events Author Signings, Readings

Laurel Book Store has a little bit of everything and the ability to get the rest. We have a great selection of children's books, cookbooks, mysteries, LGBT, and many more. E-books are available on our website, and shopping for books online is easy whether you want to pick up at the store or have it shipped to you. We are your neighborhood bookstore in Oakland.

  • Address 1 5560 College Ave.
  • Phone (510) 652-6259
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • City Title Ojai
  • Address 1 302 W. Matlija St.
  • Phone (805) 646-3755
  • Type Used books
  • City Title Orange
  • Address 1 840 N. Tustin St.
  • Phone (800) 538-0166
  • Type Used books
  • City Title Orinda
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  • Address 1 276 Village Sq.
  • Phone (925) 254-7606
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Literary, Mystery, Regional
  • Sidelines Artwork, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games
  • Events Author Signings, Readings

Orinda Books is Contra Costa County's largest independent trade bookstore, where comfortable chairs and ample free parking enhance your shopping experience. An extensive children's department caters to the younger audiences and a knowledgeable staff ensures speedy fulfillment of special orders. Free gift wrap makes your shopping a pleasure. Author readings and book signings attract an area-wide audience. Open seven days.

  • City Title Pacifica
  • Address 1 2120 Palmetto Ave.
  • Phone (650) 355-8811
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • City Title Palmdale
  • Address 1 842 West Palmdale Boulevard
  • Phone (661) 274-1431
  • Type Used books
  • City Title Palo Alto
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  • Address 1 536 Emerson St.
  • Phone (650) 323-7822
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty Art, Children's, Literary

In the heart of Silicon Valley, family-owned Bell's Books has been providing an eclectic mix of rare, used, and new books to the Stanford community for almost eighty years. In an historic storefront, the bookshelves rise twenty-two feet high, brimming with fine books on over five hundred topics.

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  • Address 1 855 El Camino Real #74
  • Phone (650) 321-0600
  • Type New books

Books Inc., The West's Oldest Independent Bookseller, is a locally owned and operated independent bookseller with 10 locations in California. Books Inc.’s origin dates back to the Gold Rush Days of 1851 when Anton Roman struck it rich in Shasta City, California and set himself up in business selling books.

  • City Title Pasadena
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  • Address 1 170 S. Lake Ave
  • Phone (626) 792-7885
  • Type New books
  • Specialty Metaphysical/New Age
  • Sidelines Artwork, Curiosities, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers
  • Events Author Signings, Readings

Alexandria II is named after the ancient library of Alexandria in Egypt, which served as a learning center for over 600 years. We hope to honor its tradition by creating a place for people of all beliefs to learn and exchange ideas. Alexandria II first opened its doors in Pasadena on October 19th 1985. The original store was located on Colorado Blvd. near Rosemead Blvd. In August of 1988 the store was relocated to South Lake Avenue, near California Blvd. and remained in that location for 21 years. In July 2009 the store moved a few blocks north to its current location at 170 S Lake Avenue.

Book Alley, founded in 1992, is not only Pasadena's finest used bookstore, but also one of Southern California's fastest growing (a rare feat these days). We are a general used bookstore, thus offering a large selection of books on all subjects, including children's titles. Although we do not specialize in any one subject, we can claim to have the largest selection of art, architecture, and photography books in the area.

  • Address 1 1039 E. Green St.
  • Phone (626) 796-1703
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • City Title Petaluma
  • Address 1 140 Kentucky St.
  • Phone (707) 782-0228
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • City Title Placerville
  • Address 1 326 Main St.
  • Phone (530) 626-6454
  • Type New books
  • City Title Pleasanton
  • Address 1 555 Main St.
  • Phone (925) 846-8826
  • Type New books
  • City Title Point Reyes Station
  • Address 1 11315 State Route 1
  • Phone (415) 663-1542
  • Type New books
  • City Title Pomona
  • Address 1 3801 W. Temple Ave., Bldg.66 (Cal Poly) -
  • Phone (909) 869-3274
  • Type New books
  • City Title Quincy
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  • Address 1 373 W Main St.
  • Phone (530) 283-2665
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Artwork, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers

Epilog Books is an independent general bookstore located in Quincy, CA in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains. We offer new and used books, children's books and activity kits, cards, postcards, magazines, comics, candles, incense, and Camille Beckman bath and body items. We have many wonderful gift items including items by local artists, crafters and musicians. We also offer premade and custom framing.

  • City Title Ramona
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  • Address 1 845 Main St.
  • Phone (760) 788-3700
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest, Alternative/Political, Children's, Metaphysical/New Age, Regional
  • Sidelines Artwork, Curiosities, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards

We offer New and Used Books, new releases, children's favorites, classics and vintage. We also have beautiful gifts, jewelry, candles and local items as well as a large metaphysical section. Open 7 days: M-F 10-6 S/S 10-5

  • City Title Redding
  • Address 1 1301 Court St.
  • Phone (530) 605-4848
  • Type Used books
  • Address 1 4030 Railroad Ave
  • Phone (530) 241-8689
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • City Title Redlands
  • Address 1 9 North Sixth St.
  • Phone (909) 793-0740
  • Type New books
  • Specialty Children's
  • City Title Ridgecrest
  • Address 1 206 W. Ridgecrest Blvd
  • Phone (760) 375-3454
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • City Title Riverside
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  • Address 1 5225 Canyon Crest Dr., Ste. 30A/B
  • Phone (951) 787-7807
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Literary, Mystery, Science Fiction/Fantasy

Welcome to Cellar Door Books, an independent, locally owned bookstore for all ages in the Canyon Crest Town Center in Riverside, California. We are conveniently located right across from Jammin' Bread Cafe. You will find story times, book clubs, author, open mic nights, and a welcoming staff who really know books. Finally, a place you can share your love of reading with your fellow Riversiders.

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  • Address 1 3772 Elizabeth St.
  • Phone (951) 369-8843
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty Alternative/Political, Educational, Literary, Mystery, Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • Sidelines Greeting Cards/Postcards
  • Events Author Signings

We specialize in books on history, philosophy, science and economics. We offer a big selection of science fiction and fantasy books and DVDs. Our international selection includes books in German and French, and books about Europe, Asia & the Middle East in English. In our shop we sell Jazz Music CDs, DVDs, art postcards and more

The Avid Reader at Tower has been a leading bookstore in Sacramento for 26 years and specializes in fiction, hardbacks, history, mysteries and has an extensive children's section. We are the bookstore for Cap Radio's new bookclub.

  • Address 1 915 S St.
  • Phone (916) 442-9475
  • Type Used books
  • Address 1 5301 Freeport Blvd, Suite 200
  • Phone (916) 731-8001
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest

J Crawford's Books is primarily a used and out of print book store. We also carry a few new books and every once in a while a few very scarce books will come our way. We have sold, traded, and purchased books in Sacramento since 1983.

  • City Title San Carlos
  • Address 1 785 Laurel St.
  • Phone (650) 591-0100
  • Type New books
  • Specialty Children's
  • Address 1 3817 Fifth Ave.
  • Phone (619) 296-1424
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards

We sell books - new, used & rare, new & vintage magazines, postcards, greeting cards, ephemera, buttons, stickers, bookmarks, and magnets. Orders welcome!

  • Address 1 1331 Garnet Ave.
  • Phone (858) 270 - 1640
  • Type Used books

Located in Seaport Village, on beautiful San Diego Bay, Upstart Crow Bookstore and Coffeehouse has been in business for over twenty years. Our shop is filled with hundreds of interesting and unusual gifts, wonderful books, and of course, the fine aroma of freshly-brewed coffee. We hope to see you soon.

  • City Title San Francisco
  • Address 1 227 Church St.
  • Phone (415) 552-6733
  • Type Used books

Authentic, funky bookstore in the Mission District, with a gallery in the back. Home to a vibrant arts community, with local bands occasionally playing shows in-store. Stop in, say hello, and buy a book!

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  • Address 1 3036 24th St.
  • Phone (415) 824-1761
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Artwork, Curiosities, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers
  • Events Readings

Alley Cat is a general interest second-hand bookshop with many interests including small presses, fiction in-translation, queer & feminist politics, philosophy, poetry, science fiction & art. We also carry a curated selection of new books to complement our second-hand selection. Our Gallery hosts a gamut of events at the intersection of Art, Literature, Film & Performance.

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  • Address 1 653 Chenery St.
  • Phone (415) 586-3733
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest, Alternative/Political, Art, Literary, Regional
  • Sidelines Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers
  • Events Author Signings, Readings

Named for revolutionary saxophonist Charlie Parker and writer Samuel Beckett, Bird & Beckett Bookshop and its non-profit Cultural Legacy Project celebrate the progressive and transgressive note, both in the air and on the page, publishing its own annual literary magazine, AMERARCANA: A Bird & Beckett Review, as well as presenting two weekly concert series, a monthly poetry series with open mic and numerous other one-off events, and of course offering for sale new and used books and jazz lps.

  • Address 1 2141 Mission St., Ste 300
  • Phone (800) 326-6353 or (415) 863-6353
  • Type Used books
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  • Address 1 San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
  • Phone (650) 821-9299
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's
  • Sidelines Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers, Toys/Games
Books Inc., The West's Oldest Independent Bookseller, is a locally owned and operated independent bookseller with 10 locations in California. Books Inc.’s origin dates back to the Gold Rush Days of 1851 when Anton Roman struck it rich in Shasta City, California and set himself up in business selling books.
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  • Address 1 2275 Market St.
  • Phone (415) 864-6777
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers, Toys/Games
  • Events Author Signings, Readings

Books Inc. at 16th and Market Streets in San Francisco is the place for your literary needs. From Mainstream to Masochism, Achebe to Zzyzzyva, we're The Castro's only full service general interest bookstore.

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  • Address 1 3515 California St.
  • Phone (415) 221-3666
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers
  • Events Author Signings

A hidden jewel of a book shop in the Pacific Heights area of San Francisco, Books Inc. at Laurel Village offers a great selection, specialized service and parking!

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  • Address 1 601 Van Ness
  • Phone (415) 776-1111
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers, Toys/Games
  • Events Author Signings, Readings

Books Inc. in Opera Plaza is just steps aways from San Francisco City Hall, War Memorial Opera House, Herbst Theater, and Nourse Theater. Terrific events and close to all public transit!

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  • Address 1 2251 Chestnut St.
  • Phone (415) 931-3633
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's
  • Sidelines Curiosities, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers, Toys/Games
  • Events Author Signings, Readings
Books Inc., The West's Oldest Independent Bookseller, is a locally owned and operated independent bookseller with 10 locations in California. Books Inc.’s origin dates back to the Gold Rush Days of 1851 when Anton Roman struck it rich in Shasta City, California and set himself up in business selling books.
  • Address 1 1644 Haight St
  • Phone (415) 863-8688 or (800) 493-7323
  • Type New books

Browser Books has been a leading literary bookseller in San Francisco since1976, devoted to offering carefully selected titles in a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. We carry books in nearly all subject areas but we are most noted for our comprehensive selection of fiction and literature, classic and contemporary.

Charlie’s Corner is an independent neighborhood bookstore catering exclusively to children. Our imaginative, cozy space is filled with children’s literature that includes both a dynamic selection of exciting new titles, as well as a rich selection of children’s classics that have spanned generations.

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  • Address 1 261 Columbus Ave.
  • Phone (415) 362-8193
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Alternative/Political, Art, Literary
  • Sidelines Magazines/Newspapers
  • Events Author Signings, Readings

A literary meeting place since 1953, City Lights is a landmark general bookstore, internationally known for its expert selection of books and for its commitment to free intellectual inquiry.

Since 1992, Dog Eared Books has been supplying a book-hungry Mission District with new, used, and remaindered books as well as magazines, calendars, and notebooks.

  • Address 1 1748 Buchanan St
  • Phone (415) 563-8302
  • Type Used books

We specialize in classic literature leatherbound in sets, illustrated books of famous illustrators, and pop-up books first editions. Many of our sets have never been opened.

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  • Address 1 506 Clement St.
  • Phone (415) 387-2272
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Literary
  • Sidelines Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers, Toys/Games
  • Events Author Signings, Readings

Green Apple Books has been selling new and used books in all subject areas since 1967. We're a carefully curated generalist store with emphases in children's, cooking, literature, and art/photography. We also carry new and used CDs, LPs, and DVDs, plus magazines, gifts, journals, cards, and more. Friendly staff, great community.

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  • Address 1 1231 9th Ave.
  • Phone (415) 742-5833
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Literary
  • Sidelines Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers, Toys/Games
  • Events Author Signings, Readings

Green Apple Books has been selling new and used books in all subject areas since 1967. We're a carefully curated generalist store with emphases in children's, cooking, literature, and art/photography. We also carry new and used CDs, LPs, and DVDs, plus magazines, gifts, journals, cards, and more. Friendly staff, great community.

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  • Address 1 1680 Market St. @ Gough
  • Phone (415) 431-6800
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty Alternative/Political, Regional
  • Sidelines Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards

Since 2008. Specializing in books on the environment, politics, sustainability, food and farming, select art and literature, urban planning, nature, and select children's books.

Welcome to Omnivore Books on Food featuring new, antiquarian, and collectible books on food and drink. Omnivore connects the past to the present by offering centuries of knowledge on growing, raising, and cooking food. We offer everything from 19th Century agricultural guides to how to start a kitchen garden in a 21st Century apartment.

Russian Hill Bookstore, established in 1993, is one of the last family-owned used and new bookstores in San Francisco.

  • City Title San Jose
  • Address 1 1378 Lincoln Ave.
  • Phone (408) 292-8880
  • Type New books
  • Specialty Children's
  • City Title San Rafael
  • Address 1 850 4th St.
  • Phone (415) 524-2800
  • Type New books
  • Address 1 923 C St.
  • Phone (415) 457-4191
  • Type New books
  • Specialty Metaphysical/New Age
  • Address 1 1611 4th St
  • Phone (415) 482-0550
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest

We have been located in, and serving the Marin and Bay Area community for ten years. We have mainly used, with some new books. Our specialties are the Classics, Art, Theatre, History and Sci-Fi. Call or email us to see if we have the book you want in stock. We are happy to special order a book for you. We will also deliver to your home or business! Rebound Bookstore has been voted Best Used Bookstore in Marin County for 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2009, 2005 by the readers of the North Bay Bohemian!

  • City Title San Ramon
  • Address 1 2415 San Ramon Valley Blvd.
  • Phone (925) 855-1524
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • City Title Santa Barbara
  • Address 1 15 E. Anapamu St.
  • Phone (805) 962-2231
  • Type Used books
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  • Address 1 3321 State St.
  • Phone (805) 682-6787
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Art, Children's, Literary, Mystery
  • Sidelines Curiosities, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers, Toys/Games
  • Events Author Signings, Readings

A general bookstore with over 100,000 titles - something for everyone. An extensive children's section, audiobooks, gifts, greeting cards, and assorted wonders. If you love books and bookstores, you will love Chaucer's - a browser's paradise.

  • Address 1 17 E. Anapamu St.
  • Phone (805) 564-3573
  • Type New books
  • Specialty Metaphysical/New Age
  • City Title Santa Clara
  • Address 1 2712 Augustine Dr
  • Phone (408) 727-1500
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest

Books Inc. is the Bay Area's oldest Independent Bookstore with a brand-new location in Santa Clara!

  • City Title Santa Cruz
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  • Address 1 1520 Pacific Ave
  • Phone (831) 423-0900
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest, Alternative/Political, Children's, Literary, Regional
  • Sidelines Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers, Toys/Games
  • Events Author Signings, Readings

Bookshop Santa Cruz is a large, general independent bookstore located in the heart of downtown Santa Cruz since 1966. We take immense pride in being an independent bookstore, with the ability and desire to reflect the interests of local readers. We fill over 20,000 square feet with a wide selection of new, used, and sale books along with extensive magazine, card, games, toy, and gift sections. Bookshop is known for its comprehensive children’s and new release sections as well as strong sections in travel, politics, cooking, science and fiction. We hope you have a chance to visit us soon!

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  • Address 1 1117 Pacific Ave.
  • Phone (831) 427-5100
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest

Since 1969 Logos has been the premier buyer and seller of used, collectible and rare books and music on the Central Coast of California. We have grown from a small, one-room store to a two-floor, 11,000 square foot building housing over a quarter million used books, records, CDs and DVDs. Our experienced staff culls through thousands of books and music items looking for the best, the unusual, the rare, the quirky, the outstanding, the necessary. In addition, we specialize in selling the greatest sale-priced and remaindered books and bargain music we can find. How special are we? Other booksellers and music retailers throughout the world come to us to take advantage of the same deals we offer you.

  • City Title Santa Maria
  • Address 1 230 E Betteravia Rd, Ste K
  • Phone (805) 922-4282
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Address 1 2309 Main St.
  • Phone (310) 452-1301
  • Type New books
  • Specialty Children's
  • Sidelines Gifts, Toys/Games

Books and Cookies is a unique children's bookstore, enrichment center and events space in Santa Monica.

  • City Title Santa Rosa
  • Address 1 775 Village Court
  • Phone (707) 578-8938
  • Type New books
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  • Address 1 625 4th St.
  • Phone (707) 525-1782
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Greeting Cards/Postcards

Treehorn is a general used bookstore that also sells select new books, plus antiquarian & collector's titles. In business for more than 30 years we specialize in out-of-print & unusual books in a multitude of subjects.

Proprietors and purveyors of pre-loved books.

  • City Title Solvang
  • Address 1 1680 Mission Dr.
  • Phone (805) 688-6010
  • Type New books
  • City Title Sonoma
  • Address 1 130 E. Napa St
  • Phone (707) 939-1779*
  • Type New books
  • City Title Sonora
  • Address 1 13769-I Mono Way
  • Phone (209) 532-6117
  • Type New books

We buy, sell and trade used books and music (CDs and LPs). It's a cozy spot.

  • City Title Sunnyvale
  • Address 1 125 S Murphy Ave
  • Phone (408) 736-2665
  • Type New books
  • Specialty Children's
  • Sidelines Toys/Games
  • City Title Susanville
  • Address 1 722 Main St.
  • Phone (530) 257-2392
  • Type New books
  • City Title Sylmar
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  • Address 1 13197-A Gladstone Ave.
  • Phone (818) 939-3433
  • Type Primarily new with some used books

Tia Chucha's Bookstore is a social venture of Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural; a non-profit cultural arts center. Tia Chucha's is the only independent bookstore/cultural center for hundreds of thousands of people in the Northeast San Fernando Valley. We recognize that books and knowledge must be accessible to communities that have long been worthy of a local bookstore–one that also reflects their culture, histories, stories, and values. Our inventory selection is guided by our firm belief in the transformative healing power of art and literature.

  • City Title Truckee
  • Address 1 11429 Donner Pass Rd, Ste 2
  • Phone (530) 582-0515
  • Type New books

We have a great selection of new books, hardcover, paperback, as well as an extensive children's section! We also carry greeting cards, stationery, magazines, puzzles, and calendars (seasonally). Also, check out our comprehensive regional book section; if you're looking for a book about the area, we most likely have it! Please come in and support your local bookseller! We now also have used books.

  • City Title Tustin
  • Address 1 17300 E. 17th St, #C
  • Phone (714) 669-4377
  • Type New books
  • Specialty Children's
  • City Title Ukiah
  • Address 1 102 S. School St.
  • Phone (707) 468-5940
  • Type New books
  • City Title Venice
  • Address 1 1624 Abbot Kinney Blvd
  • Phone (310) 399-7070
  • Type New books
  • Specialty Metaphysical/New Age
  • Sidelines Curiosities, Gifts
  • City Title Ventura
  • Address 1 748 E. Main St.
  • Phone (805) 643-3154
  • Type Used books
  • Address 1 2950 Johnson Dr, Ste 113
  • Phone (805) 650-8272
  • Type New books
  • Specialty Metaphysical/New Age
  • Sidelines Curiosities, Gifts

At Journey Home, you'll find a wealth of wonderful items from all over the world including crystals, jewelry, gift items, books, music and all of the metaphysical tools you'll need to assist you in your search for knowledge and enlightenment. 

  • City Title West Hollywood
  • Address 1 8818 Sunset Blvd
  • Phone (310) 659-3110
  • Type New books
  • City Title Willits
  • Address 1 182 S. Main St.
  • Phone (707) 459-4075
  • Type Used books

A reader's paradise! We specialize in reader's copies of all types of literature and nonfiction. 80,000 books packed into a well-organized maze maintained by a crew of friendly wierdos. Journey to other lands, READ!

  • City Title Windsor
  • Address 1 920 McClelland Dr
  • Phone (707) 837-8665
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest

We are a small family owned bookstore carrying a large variety of genres. If you can't find what your looking for within the store, we will be more than happy to order a book for you free of charge. We also carry a large variety of beautiful and funny cards for every occasion as well as journals, CDs, planners, reading glasses, reading lights, coffee cups, and magnets. Please stop by the beautiful town green and check out our store; nothing makes us more happy than sharing the love of reading.

  • City Title Yreka
  • Address 1 328 W Miner St
  • Phone (530) 598-2584
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Café/Food

We are an independent bookstore/coffeeshop in downtown Yreka, CA. We serve locally roasted coffee from Northbound Coffee Roasters, from drip to espresso drinks, and have organic homemade treats freshly baked each day. There are tons of books to browse, and we have a buy/sell/trade system!

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