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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.
  • 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 Balboa Island
  • Address 1 308 1/2 Marine Ave.
  • Phone (949) 673-7185
  • Type New books
  • City Title Benicia
  • Address 1 636 First St.
  • Phone (707) 747-5155
  • Type New books
  • City Title Berkeley
  • Address 1 3042 Claremont Ave.
  • Phone (510) 655-1977
  • Type New books
  • Address 1 1816 Euclid Ave.
  • Phone (510) 704-0900
  • Type New books
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  • Address 1 1760 Fourth St.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Address 1 1855 Solano Ave.
  • Phone (510) 525-6888
  • Type Used books
  • Address 1 2349 Shattuck Ave.
  • Phone (510) 649-1320
  • Type Used books
  • Address 1 2425 Channing Way
  • Phone (510) 848-1196
  • Type New books
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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.
  • 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!
  • City Title Brentwood
  • Address 1 629 1st St.
  • Phone (925) 513-5610
  • Type New books
  • 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!
  • City Title Canoga Park
  • Address 1 21616 Sherman Way
  • Phone (818) 704-5864
  • Type Used books
  • 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
  • City Title Chester
  • Address 1 140 Main St.
  • Phone (530) 258-2150
  • Type New books
  • City Title Chico
  • Address 1 135 Main St.
  • Phone (530) 891-3338
  • Type New books
  • City Title Clovis
  • Address 1 640 Clovis Ave
  • Phone (559) 297-9052
  • Type Used books
  • City Title Concord
  • Address 1 3480 Clayton Rd.
  • Phone (925) 685-9999
  • Type Used books
  • City Title Coronado
  • Address 1 1029 Orange Ave.
  • Phone (619) 435-0070
  • Type New books
  • 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
  • City Title Danville
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  • Address 1 550 Hartz 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
  • City Title El Cerrito
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  • Address 1 1600 Kearney St. Ste. A
  • Phone (510) 848-0413
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • Sidelines Magazines/Newspapers
  • Events Author Signings, Readings
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 Encino
  • Address 1 16740 Ventura Blvd.
  • Phone (818) 990-7600
  • Specialty Children's
  • City Title Eureka
  • Address 1 402 2nd St.
  • Phone (707) 445-1344
  • Type Used books
  • 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.
  • City Title Garberville
  • Address 1 901 Redwood Dr.
  • Phone (707) 499-5471
  • Type Used books
  • City Title Grass Valley
  • Address 1 107 Bank St.
  • Phone (530) 272-4655
  • Type Used books
  • Address 1 107 Mill St.
  • Phone (530) 272-2131
  • Type New books
  • City Title Gualala
  • Address 1 39138 Ocean Dr.
  • Phone (707) 884-1333
  • Type New books
  • City Title Guerneville
  • Address 1 14045 Armstrong Woods Rd
  • Phone (707) 869-1479
  • Type Used books
  • City Title Half Moon Bay
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  • Address 1 80 N Cabrillo Hwy, Ste F
  • Phone (650) 726-3488
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Art, Children's, Mystery, Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • Sidelines Curiosities, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards
  • Events Author Signings
Bay Book Company is an award-winning, locally-owned independent general bookstore with a 35-year history and well over 100 years of cumulative bookselling experience on our staff. We stock more than 35,000 titles in all genres, from history to mystery, science fiction & fantasy to cooking, children's to philosophy & New Age. We are service-oriented, and delight in matching the right book to the right customer at the right time for a truly memorable shopping experience. We also have a climate-controlled walk-in humidor with the best selection of imported cigars in the 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 Hesperia
  • Address 1 12046-A Jacaranda Ave.
  • Phone (760) 948-8200
  • Type Used books
  • City Title Hollywood
  • Address 1 Space 15 Twenty, 1520 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Ste. 8
  • Phone (323) 466-1256
  • Type New 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) 824-2665
  • Type New books
  • 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.
  • City Title La Jolla
  • Address 1 7461 Girard Ave.
  • Phone (858) 456-1800
  • Type New books
  • City Title Lafayette
  • Address 1 3506-E Mt Diablo Blvd
  • Phone (925) 284-3480
  • Specialty Children's
  • 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 Lake Forest
  • Address 1 22621 Lake Forest Dr., ste. D1
  • Phone (949) 699-2667
  • Type New books
  • City Title Lakeport
  • Address 1 305 N. Main St.
  • Phone (707) 263-5787
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • City Title Lakewood
  • Address 1 Lakewood Mall, 4949 Graywood Ave.
  • Phone (562) 633-2665
  • Type Used books
  • City Title Larkspur
  • Address 1 2419 Larkspur Landing Circle 
  • Phone (415) 785-8177
  • City Title Long Beach
  • Address 1 5229 E. 2nd Street
  • Phone (562) 438-7950
  • Type New books
  • 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 1650 Sawtelle Blvd.
  • Phone (310) 473-4442
  • Type Used books
  • 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
  • Address 1 4327 Degnan Blvd.
  • Phone (323) 290-1048
  • Type New books
  • Address 1 4972 Eagle Rock Blvd.
  • Phone (323) 259-9068
  • Type New books
  • 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
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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 books - along with records, DVDs, and CDs - on our first floor; and over 100,000 $1 books in the Labyrinth, our second floor.
  • Address 1 8375 W, Third St.
  • Phone (323) 655-0575
  • Type New books
  • City Title Los Gatos
  • Address 1 21 W. Main St.
  • Phone (408) 354-7100
  • Type New books
  • City Title Los Gatos
  • Address 1 326 Village Lane
  • Phone (408) 354-6600
  • Type New books
  • City Title Malibu
  • Image Image
  • Address 1 29169 Heathercliff Rd. Ste. 409
  • Phone (310) 457-5699
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Literary, Metaphysical/New Age, Mystery
  • Sidelines Artwork, Coffee/Tea, Greeting Cards/Postcards
Come visit Southern California's most unique independent bookstore! We carry new, used, and collectable books, as well as a rare-books "Book Museum", featuring First Editions and one-of-a-kind treasures! While you're happily browsing, you can sip coffee from our in-store neighbor "Cafecito Organico"!
  • 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 Mission Viejo
  • Address 1 23016 Lake Forest Dr., Ste D
  • Phone (949) 855-8054
  • Type Used books
  • City Title Modesto
  • Address 1 3457 McHenry Ave
  • Phone (209) 521-9623
  • Type Used books
  • City Title Monterey
  • Address 1 600 Lighthouse Ave.
  • Phone (831) 375-4208
  • Type Used books
  • City Title Montrose
  • Image Image
  • 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
  • Image Image
  • 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 Mount Shasta
  • Address 1 320 N. Mount Shasta Blvd.
  • Phone (530) 926-1678 or (800) 344-0436
  • Type New books
  • City Title Mountain View
  • Address 1 317 Castro St.
  • Phone (650) 968-7323
  • Type Used books
  • Image Image
  • 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 14 Glen Ave.
  • Phone (510) 654-2665
  • Type Used 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 used with some new books
  • Address 1 6121 La Salle Ave.
  • Phone (510) 339-0513
  • Type New 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 (714) 538-0166
  • Type Used books
  • City Title Orinda
  • Image Image
  • 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 Pacific Grove
  • Address 1 667 Lighthouse Ave.
  • Phone (831) 372-2242
  • Type New books
  • City Title Palmdale
  • Address 1 842 West Palmdale Boulevard
  • Phone (661) 274-1431
  • Type Used books
  • City Title Palo Alto
  • Image Image
  • 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.
  • Image Image
  • 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
  • Address 1 170 S. Lake Ave
  • Phone (626) 792-7885
  • Type New books
  • Address 1 1252 E. Colorado Blvd.
  • Phone (626) 683-8083
  • Type New books
  • 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
  • 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
  • Image Image
  • 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
  • Image Image
  • Address 1 738 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
  • City Title Redlands
  • Address 1 9 North Sixth St.
  • Phone (909) 793-0740
  • Type New books
  • Specialty Children's
  • 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
  • City Title Roseville
  • Address 1 309 Lincoln St.
  • Phone (530) 902-7917
  • Type Used books
  • City Title Sacramento
  • Address 1 1600 Broadway
  • Phone (916) 441-4400
  • Type New books
  • Address 1 915 S St.
  • Phone (916) 442-9475
  • Type Used books
  • City Title San Diego
  • Address 1 3817 Fifth Ave.
  • Phone (619) 296-1424
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Address 1 1331 Garnet Ave.
  • Phone (858) 270 - 1640
  • Type Used books
  • Address 1 2750 Historic Decator Rd.
  • Phone (619) 955-5188
  • Specialty Children's
  • City Title San Francisco
  • Address 1 227 Church St.
  • Phone (415) 552-6733
  • Type Used books
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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.
  • Address 1 1010 Mission St. @Bayanihan Community Ctr.
  • Phone (415) 553-8185
  • Type New books
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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.
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  • Address 1 866 Valencia St.
  • Phone (415) 824-8203 or (888) 893-4008
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty Mystery
  • Sidelines Coffee/Tea, Greeting Cards/Postcards
Borderlands is San Francisco's home for science fiction, fantasy, horror & mystery books. The store is open 7 days a week, from noon until 8 pm, with extended hours during the holiday season. Borderlands carries both new and used titles within our specialties, as well as eclectic periodicals, British imports, small press titles, and many other items of interest to the fan or collector of genre literature. We will happily do special orders. Our personable and perspicacious staff will cheerfully assist you in finding that perfect book, from the cheapest paperback to the rarest first edition, whether you know what you're looking for or not.
  • Address 1 2195 Filmore St.
  • Phone (415) 242-6194
  • Type New books
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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.
  • Address 1 1748 Buchanan St
  • Phone (415) 563-8302
  • Type Used books
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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.
  • Address 1 1644 Haight St
  • Phone (415) 863-8688 or (800) 493-7323
  • Type New books
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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.
  • 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
  • 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
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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 1224 State St.
  • Phone (805) 845-1818
  • Type New books
  • Address 1 15 E. Anapamu St.
  • Phone (805) 962-2231
  • Type Used books
  • 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 Santa Maria Town Ctr., 142 Town Ctr. E.
  • Phone (805) 352-0044
  • Type Used books
  • Address 1 2309 Main St.
  • Phone (310) 699-3132
  • 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.
  • City Title Sebastopol
  • Address 1 138 N. Main St.
  • Phone (707) 823-2618
  • Type New 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
  • 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 Tracy
  • Address 1 33 W. 10th St.
  • Type New books
  • City Title Ukiah
  • Address 1 102 S. School St.
  • Phone (707) 468-5940
  • Type New books
  • City Title Venice
  • Address 1 1407 Ocean Front Walk
  • Phone (310) 399-2360
  • Type New books
  • City Title Ventura
  • Address 1 748 E. Main St.
  • Phone (805) 643-3154
  • Type Used books
  • City Title Watsonville
  • Address 1 1935 Main St.
  • Phone (831) 728-4139
  • Type New books
  • City Title West Hollywood
  • Address 1 8818 Sunset Blvd
  • Phone (310) 659-3110
  • Type New books
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