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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
  • Specialty General Interest

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

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
Open since 1972. 
  • City Title Auburn
  • Address 1 933 Lincoln Way
  • Phone (530) 823-5940
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest

We offer quality books at about half price. Over 2600 square feet, two floors, with an estimated 40,000 books of all genres. Used, Rare, Collectible. Buy, Sell, Trade, Donate.

  • City Title Benicia
  • Address 1 636 First St.
  • Phone (707) 747-5155
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Gifts, Magazines/Newspapers, Toys/Games

A locally owned independent bookstore since 1993. We carry lots of books, both new and used, as well as cards, quality games and toys, magazines, jigsaw puzzles, and other great gifts. We even have fair trade organic chocolate! We special order books at no extra cost and have a customer rewards program.

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) 525-7777
  • 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
  • Specialty Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • Sidelines Gifts, Toys/Games

Berkeley's first store for science fiction, fantasy, art, geek toys, writers' reference & surrealiana. Free comics every day at our sister store Escapist.

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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

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 2476 Telegraph Ave.
  • Phone (510) 849-2087
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest

A literary landmark on Berkeley's famed Telegraph Avenue with four floors of new, used, and sale books, plus a full schedule of readings and signings. Come in or shop online at our website.

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

Literary & Garden Arts

  • Address 1 1855 Solano Ave.
  • Phone (510) 525-6888
  • Type Primarily new with some used books

Revolution Books is the intellectual, political and cultural center for a movement for an actual revolution. Visit our website for information on upcoming events.

  • Address 1 39 Moraga Way
  • Phone (925) 258-9076
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's

Come browse our new and gently used books in many genres, including contemporary and classic literature, mysteries and thrillers, history, memoir, biography, children's and young adult.

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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

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

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 Buena Park
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  • Address 1 8308 On The Mall
  • Phone (714) 821-8000
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Mystery, Science Fiction/Fantasy

Dollar Book Fair - Buena Park, located in the Buena Park Downtown Mall (one block from Knott's Berry Farm), carries thousands of gently used books in all genres, 99% of which are priced at $1-$3. Mass market paperback fiction are $1 each, or buy three, get one free. Giant selection of kids' books. New arrivals all day, every day. Hours are Mon-Fri 10am-9pm, Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 11am-7pm. Romance, westerns, classics, history, cooking, memoirs, travel, self-help, religion, sports, art, coffee table books, and more! We also carry DVDs, $2 each or three for $5, and CDs at $1 each. Your trade-ins or donations are welcome. Come and explore!

  • City Title Calistoga
  • Address 1 1330 Lincoln Ave
  • Phone (707) 942-1616
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • 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

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 Campbell
  • Address 1 875 S Bascom Ave Ste 600
  • Phone (408) 378-2726
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest

Books Inc. is the West's oldest independent bookseller—around since 1851. In addition to bookselling, we host book clubs, author events, and storytimes.

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 Canyon Country
  • Address 1 19188 Soledad Canyon Rd.
  • Phone (661) 255-1400
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest

Formerly located on Town Center Drive in Valencia, The Open Book is open once again in our new location on Soledad and Whites in Canyon Country with double the space and double the books! We carry a range of genres to suit every reader, young and old, as well as vintage books, CDs, and vinyl records. Come browse and pick up a book or two at our always-discounted prices, and be sure to ask about our events!

  • 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

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
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's
  • Sidelines Gifts, Magazines/Newspapers

A family-owned independent bookseller where every book is hand picked by the proprietor. Find new works in the humanities and sciences, select bestselling fiction and nonfiction, travel guides, children's classics, reference materials, foreign and domestic magazines, as well as collection-worthy architecture, art, cooking, equestrian, fashion, gardening, interior design, photography and wine books.

Bookworm and Bookbag have two locations throughout the Sacramento area: Fair Oaks and Carmichael.

  • City Title Chester
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  • Address 1 278 Main St.
  • Phone (530) 258-2150
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Artwork, Gifts

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

  • City Title Chico
  • Address 1 118 Main St.
  • Phone (530) 345-7441
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest

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.

  • City Title Clovis
  • Address 1 640 Clovis Ave
  • Phone (559) 297-9052
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Regional

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

We are a full-service used bookshop in Concord, California.

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
  • Specialty General Interest
  • City Title Culver City
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  • Address 1 8675 Washington Blvd.
  • Phone (310) 458-1499
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty Art

Purveyors of the finest photography, art, fashion, cinema, design, and architecture books and catalogues since 1984. Visit our website for news on upcoming events.

The only exclusively romance bookstore in the United States. Visit us for author events.

  • 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

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.

  • City Title Davis
  • Address 1 617 Second St.
  • Phone (530) 758-4040
  • 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

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

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 Fresno
  • Address 1 6735 North 1st St., Ste. 109
  • Phone (559) 438-6502
  • Type Used books

Half-priced used books on the southwest corner of First & Herndon.

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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 Fullerton
  • Address 1 141 W Wilshire Ave
  • Phone (714) 770-0600
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest

We pay cash for books, blu-rays, DVDs, manga, comics, CDs, records, textbooks, collectible texts and media, and anything else printed or recorded, and always sell them at half off the publisher's price or less! We also host open-mic poetry readings every other week, and Fire Sales every quarter.

  • City Title Garberville
  • Address 1 901 Redwood Dr.
  • Phone (707) 499-5471
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest

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

  • City Title Gilroy
  • Address 1 7541 Monterey Rd.
  • Phone (408) 767-2929
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Artwork, Toys/Games

One of the largest used bookstores in the SF Bay Area. We sell books, music, movies, calendars, games, software, art prints, and more!

  • City Title Grass Valley
  • Address 1 107 Mill St.
  • Phone (530) 272-2131
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest

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!

Where you can buy or trade paperback books. Specializing in popular fiction.

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
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  • Address 1 39138 Ocean Dr.
  • Phone (707) 884-1333
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games

Four-Eyed Frog Books is an independent community-owned bookstore serving northern Sonoma and southern Mendocino Counties. We carry a variety of books for all readers, including best sellers and books on the local area and by local authors. We also have a great selection of calendars, greeting cards, puzzles, journals, and games, and host author events.

  • City Title Guerneville
  • Address 1 14045 Armstrong Woods Rd
  • Phone (707) 869-1479
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Address 1 500 Purissima St
  • Phone (650) 726-6571
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Toys/Games

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
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  • Address 1 1014 B St.
  • Phone (510) 538-3943
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest

Books on B is Downtown Hayward's new bookstore. As we celebrate new, used, and rare reads, we also host events. Join Renée Rettig as she works to preserve a long legacy of booksellers in this community. 

  • Address 1 306 Center St
  • Phone (707) 433-1118
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest

A family-owned and operated independent bookstore in Healdsburg featuring an outstanding selection of fiction and nonfiction titles, as well as music CDs.

  • City Title Huntington Beach
  • Address 1 8907 Warner Ave. #135
  • Phone (714) 743-6127
  • Type New books
  • Specialty Mystery

An independent mystery bookstore, specializing in author appearances and signed first editions.

The best source for children's literature and author appearances.

  • 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.

  • Address 1 12070 Industry Blvd
  • Phone (209) 304-0077
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Sidelines Gifts

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 Joshua Tree
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  • Address 1 61871 29 Palms Hwy
  • Phone (949) 705-8087
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • Sidelines Artwork, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards

Space Cowboy Books is a used and new bookshop in Joshua Tree, California, specializing in science fiction. In addition to selling books and gifts, we host monthly poetry readings, book release parties, film screenings, writing workshops, and more. We also have a free books for kids program and are the producers of Simultaneous Times podcast.

  • 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

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
  • Address 1 7812 Girard Ave.
  • Phone (858) 454-0347
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest

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!

Maxwell's House of Books opened in 2003 in La Mesa, California's downtown village. At Maxwell's, we stock over 30,000 titles, with special emphasis on: philosophy, literary criticism, history, science, art, literature, political science, psychology and sociology, and economics.

  • City Title Lafayette
  • Address 1 3581-c Mt Diablo Blvd
  • Phone (925) 298-5512
  • Type New books
  • Specialty Children's
  • Sidelines Toys/Games

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

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 Lompoc
  • Address 1 1137 N. "H" St. Ste. Q
  • Phone (805) 735-9729
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest

We sell new and used books. New hardback releases always 20% off!

  • City Title Long Beach
  • Address 1 5535 E. Spring St.
  • Phone (562) 208-5862
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • City Title Los Angeles
  • Address 1 667 N Heliotrope Dr
  • Phone (323) 668-2305
  • Type Used books
  • Address 1 5905 Wilshire Blvd
  • Phone (323) 857-6587
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty Art

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
  • Type Primarily new with some used books

Books. Zines. Curios.

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  • Address 1 126 N Larchmont Blvd
  • Phone (323) 465-1334
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Literary

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

Children's Book World has been open since 1986 and is a children's bookshop in West Los Angeles, stocking over 80,000 titles for children, parents, and teachers. Our superior staff does an excellent job of helping customers choose just the right book for each child and assisting teachers with their classroom needs.

  • 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
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.

A cookbook & culinary shop in Chinatown, LA. Join us for events.

  • Address 1 912A Cypress Ave.
  • Type New books
  • Specialty Art

OOF Books is a bookstore in Los Angeles dedicated to art books, the art of the book, and programming.

Books, comics, and zines from Seite and Kaya Press with records in the back from Sonida del Valle. Hosting author readings, film screenings, and more.

  • Address 1 4972 Eagle Rock Blvd.
  • Phone (323) 259-9068
  • Type Used books
  • Address 1 419 N Rowan Ave.
  • Phone (323) 526-1369
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest
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!

Fiercely independent bookstore in the Los Feliz area of Los Angeles. Hosting signings, readings, and other events.

  • Address 1 1716 Sunset Blvd.
  • Phone (213) 413-3733
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Café/Food, Coffee/Tea

Stories Books and Cafe is Echo Park’s stalwart supplier of written works and organic/fair trade coffee and espresso. We carry both new and used books all chosen for their unique worth in genres of fiction, history, LA Arcana, art, photography, philosophy, and more.

  • City Title Los Banos
  • Address 1 936 6th St
  • Phone (209) 826-3797
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest, Regional

Phoenix Books/Joanne's Used Books is a small traditional open shop located in Central California. We carry both NEW & USED. We specialize in Central California history, equine titles, magic titles and have a large collection of regional and other cookbooks.

  • 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.

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

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 Mountain View
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  • Address 1 317 Castro St.
  • Phone (650) 428-1234
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest

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.

  • 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
  • City Title Nevada City
  • Address 1 231 Broad St.
  • Phone (530) 265-9564
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • City Title Newport Beach
  • Address 1 308 1/2 Marine Ave.
  • Phone (949) 873-5184
  • Type New books
  • Specialty Children's

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.

  • Address 1 3424 Via Oporto #102
  • Phone (949) 673-2549
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's
  • Sidelines Magazines/Newspapers

Independent bookstore located in the Lido Marina Village. Our friendly service, expertise, and great selection of books are well known to locals and to visitors. Visit us for regular events. We special order and ship anywhere.

The Iliad Bookshop is one of the largest and oldest used bookstores in Southern California. We have over 125,000 books in stock, a knowledgeable staff, free parking, air conditioning, and comfy couches for your reading and browsing pleasure.

  • City Title Novato
  • Address 1 999 Grant Ave.
  • Phone (415) 763-3052
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's

6000 square feet of the latest best sellers, classics, fiction, and nonfiction for kids and adults.

  • City Title Oakland
  • Address 1 4236 Piedmont Ave.
  • Phone (510) 428-2881
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest

Black Swan offers books, art, and collectibles from around the world, the kind of which you won't see in an average book shop.

  • Address 1 6121 La Salle Ave.
  • Phone (510) 339-0513
  • Type New books

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 20 Glen Ave.
  • Phone (510) 652-5700
  • Type New books
  • Address 1 3900 Martin Luther King Jr Way
  • Phone (510) 652-2344
  • Type New books
  • Specialty African American

The oldest independent black bookstore in the country. Books by and about black people everywhere.

  • Address 1 3941 Piedmont Ave.
  • Phone (510) 788-5821
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Magazines/Newspapers

We are an independent bookstore located on Piedmont Avenue in Oakland, California, specializing in everything out of the ordinary. We carry thousands of used books, pamphlets, magazines, and journals.

  • Address 1 5560 College Ave.
  • Phone (510) 652-6259
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Address 1 4163 Piedmont Ave.
  • Phone (510) 653-7300
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards

Independent bookstore established in 1994! Curated new and used books, movies, cards, and other rad stuff. We trade daily from 11-5.

  • City Title Ojai
  • Address 1 302 W. Matlija St.
  • Phone (805) 646-3755
  • Type Used books

Bart’s Books, at the corner of Matilija and Canada streets in Ojai, CA, is the home to the largest independently owned and operated outdoor bookstore in the U.S.A.

  • City Title Ontario
  • Address 1 215 N. Euclid Ave.
  • Phone (909) 984-0714
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest
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  • Address 1 Village at Orange Mall - 1500 E. Village Way
  • Phone (714) 602-6112
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Mystery, Science Fiction/Fantasy

Bargain Book World carries thousands of gently used books, of which 99% are priced at $1-$3. More books arrive all day, every day. Find mass market paperback fiction titles at $1 each, buy three, get one free. Enormous selection of kids' books! Romance, mystery, sci-fi/fantasy, fiction, classics, gardening, cooking, memoirs, self-help, religion, history, sports, and much much more. We also carry DVDs for $2 each or three for $5, and a great collection of CDs at $1 each. Your trade-ins are welcome. Hours Mon-Fri 10am-9pm, Sat. 10am-8pm, Sun. 11am-7pm.

  • Address 1 348 S. Tustin St.
  • Phone (714) 538-3210
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty Mystery

We specialize in mysteries and suspense. Check out our website for frequent author events!

  • 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

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 Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Regional
  • Sidelines Coffee/Tea, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards

The Bookworks is Pacific Grove’s beloved destination for a cup of coffee or tea, a wholesome snack, and a great book (or two, or even three)!

  • 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.

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 Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty Metaphysical/New Age
  • Sidelines Artwork, Curiosities, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers

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.

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

  • Address 1 1252 E. Colorado Blvd.
  • Phone (626) 683-8083
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's

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.

  • City Title Petaluma
  • Address 1 140 Kentucky St.
  • Phone (707) 782-0228
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's
  • Sidelines Magazines/Newspapers

Our 10,000 square feet store carries titles in every category in a beautifully restored brick building in Petaluma's wetside.

  • City Title Placerville
  • Address 1 326 Main St.
  • Phone (530) 626-6454
  • Type New books

Towne Center Books is a locally owned general bookstore, conveniently located on Main Street in Downtown Pleasanton.

  • City Title Point Reyes Station
  • Address 1 11315 State Route 1
  • Phone (415) 663-1542
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest

We are a generalist new and used bookstore, as well as a cozy community gathering place committed to fostering the literary passions of West Marin and the Bay Area

A community space to nurture cultural expression in all its forms: visual, musical, graphic, performing, and literary arts.

  • City Title Quincy
  • Address 1 373 Main St.
  • Phone (530) 283-2665
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's
  • Sidelines Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards

Small independent general bookstore in Quincy, CA.

  • City Title Ramona
  • Address 1 780 Main St, Ste A
  • Phone (760) 654-3388
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's
  • Sidelines Gifts, Toys/Games

A Classic Tale Bookshop features new bestsellers, classics, children's favorites, and a large selection of toys and gifts.

  • City Title Redlands
  • Address 1 9 North Sixth St.
  • Phone (909) 793-0740
  • Type New books
  • Specialty Children's
  • City Title Redondo Beach
  • Address 1 2123 Artesia Boulevard
  • Phone (310) 793-1300
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • City Title Ridgecrest
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  • Address 1 206 W. Ridgecrest Blvd
  • Phone (760) 375-3454
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest

Red Rock Books is Ridgecrest's only new and used book store. We have a huge selection of new and used books and can special order just about anything. We regularly host author events and have all sorts of other unique items as well: purses, games, book lights, bookmarks and much more.

  • 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

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, Ste 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.

Sunlight of the Spirit is committed to: encouraging dialogue and understanding of the unity of the spirit within all major faith traditions; providing items, services, classes, and circles that help elevate, educate, and inspire individuals and communities to seek and follow their higher paths with love and compassion; supporting and encouraging those seeking to free themselves from addiction and those with a loved one(s) in recovery; and increasing awareness of the connection between recovery and spiritual development.

  • City Title San Anselmo
  • Address 1 615 San Anselmo Ave.
  • Phone (415) 459-7323
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest

Whytes Booksmith is a locally owned and run bookstore with a great vibe. Books are our passion and we try to give it back to the local community.

  • City Title San Clemente
  • Address 1 99 Avenida Serra
  • Phone (949) 492-1114
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's
  • Sidelines Coffee/Tea

Beach Town Books is a friendly, clean and organized, new and used bookstore in San Clemente, California. Grab a coffee and wander the 2,000 sq ft of books to find what you like!

  • 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 1026 Rosecrans St
  • Phone (619) 226-2601
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest

La Playa Books is a used and new bookstore located in the heart of Point Loma.

  • Address 1 330 Park Blvd.
  • Phone (619) 236-5802
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Gifts

We are a nonprofit book and gift store located in the new San Diego Central Library! 

Independent bookstore in SoCal with an emphasis on books of martians, murder, magic, and mayhem.

Family-owned indie bookstore and café. Will work for books, coffee, and tea. Pastries make the world a sweeter place. In San Diego, CA, Ocean Beach.

  • City Title San Francisco
  • Address 1 20 Hawthorne St.
  • Phone (415) 543-5155
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty Art
  • Sidelines Artwork
  • Address 1 227 Church St.
  • Phone (415) 552-6733
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest

Maybe the best used bookstore in S.F, maybe not. Open seven days a week since 1978.

  • Address 1 3130 24th St.
  • Phone (415) 864-3936
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest

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

With three floors stocked with over 50,000 new books to browse and shop, Alexander Book Company is a full-service independent bookstore, conveniently located in Downtown SOMA district of San Francisco.

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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

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.

Argonaut Book Shop, founded in 1941. An antiquarian bookshop in San Francisco, specializing in California and Western American history.

  • Address 1 1010 Mission St. @Bayanihan Community Ctr.
  • Phone (415) 795-3382
  • Type New books

Aside from books, ARKIPELAGO offers services that include author readings, book distributions, book searches, book signings, community bulletin boards, and special orders.

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  • Address 1 1727 Haight St
  • Phone (415) 863-8688
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Gifts

We are a space for events and books at 1727 Haight. Home to The Arcana Project. A place for the curious. Brought to you by The Booksmith.

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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

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.

A community bookstore for the Outer Sunset.

  • Address 1 2141 Mission St., Ste 300
  • Phone (800) 326-6353 or (415) 863-6353
  • Type Used books

Fighting Commodity Fetishism With Commodity Fetishism Since 1981

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

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

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
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
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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 1369 Haight St.
  • Phone (415) 431-8355
  • Type New books
  • Specialty Alternative/Political

A volunteer-run anarchist collective bookstore and meeting place. Normally open 7 days a week from 11:30 am to 7:30 pm (call to verify). Organizes the annual Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair every spring, and also serves as the mailing address of the Prisoners' Literature Project.

Antiquarian Booksellers Since 1915. By appointment or chance. Calling ahead is always advisable.

  • Address 1 2195 Filmore St.
  • Phone (415) 242-6194
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest

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

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 1 489 Castro St.
  • Phone (415) 658-7920
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, LGBT
  • Sidelines Gifts, Magazines/Newspapers

Dog Eared Books is a general interest bookstore selling new, used, and remaindered books. We have an emphasis on LGBT-oriented titles, but plenty of everything else, including sections just for kids, magazines, blank notebooks, science, social science, social justice, art, graphic novels, cookbooks, and a gigantic wall of fiction.

  • 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

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

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.

  • Address 1 2234 Polk St
  • Phone (415) 929-0997
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest, Regional

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

An independent children’s bookstore in downtown Willow Glen since 1979.

Since 1975, we have been providing quality toys and books for children of all ages. We offer a full line of educational toys and games, an in-depth selection of children's books including both new releases and timeless classics, and host author events. We have earned an excellent reputation for our selection and service.

  • City Title San Mateo
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  • Address 1 144 W. 25th Ave.
  • Phone (650) 759-3784
  • Type New books
  • Specialty Children's, Educational
  • Sidelines Toys/Games

Transforming the world through teachable moments. Join us for readings, book clubs, and other events.

  • 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 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

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.

Peace, love, good vibes, and you. We are a sanctuary where all are invited to explore a diversity of teachings and traditions. We offer an eclectic collection of books, music and gifts selected to bring you peace, love, and good vibes, and host author events, workshops, and more. Come visit us!

  • 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

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, and regularly host events. 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!

  • City Title Santa Maria
  • Address 1 230 E Betteravia Rd, Ste K
  • Phone (805) 922-4282
  • Type Primarily used with some new books

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

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 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 Sausalito
  • Address 1 100 Bay St.
  • Phone (415) 339-1300
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest

Book Passage By-the-Bay is our newest store, located on the water in scenic downtown Sausalito! Books for all ages, gift items, snacks, and author events in a scenic setting.

  • City Title Simi Valley
  • Address 1 2880-A Cochran St.
  • Phone (805) 584-8979
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest

Books, CDs, DVDs, and more—you'll never know what you'll find at the $5 Or Less Bookstore! Open seven days a week for even the most hardcore bibliophile!

  • 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 Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest

A gathering place for booklovers of all ages. We carry a mix of new and used books, and we host a variety of events.

  • City Title Stinson Beach
  • Address 1 3455 Shoreline Hwy
  • Phone (415) 868-0700
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest

An independent new and used bookstore, with a large selection of fiction and non-fiction books. We also carry a selection of cards and gift items, as well as kids books, toys, puzzles and games in our kid's store Bookasaurus, right next door to us.

  • City Title Susanville
  • Address 1 722 Main St.
  • Phone (530) 257-2392
  • Type New books
  • City Title Sylmar
  • Image Image
  • 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 Thousand Oaks
  • Address 1 512 W Hillcrest Dr.
  • Phone (805) 494-5056
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest

Welcome to The Open Book at the Oaks! We have new, like new, and vintage books, all at discount prices. Follow us for events and store info.

  • City Title Torrance
  • Address 1 4665 Torrance Blvd
  • Phone (310) 371-2002
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • City Title Tracy
  • Address 1 51 W. 10th St
  • Phone (209) 834-5550
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest

Tracy's hometown new and used bookstore.

  • City Title Truckee
  • Address 1 10118 Donner Pass Rd, Ste #2
  • Phone (530) 536-5099
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest

Thousand of used and rare books, located on the highway in the Indian Cove area of 29 Palms, three miles east of Copper Mt.College. This is an amazing bookstore.

  • City Title Ukiah
  • Address 1 102 S. School St.
  • Phone (707) 468-5940
  • Type New books
  • Address 1 344 N. State St.
  • Phone (707) 468-5355
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest

We have used books of all kinds, including literary fiction, mysteries, westerns, science fiction, adventure/espionage, romance, kids books, young adult literature, poetry, drama, Christian fiction, religious studies, history, science, sports and, well, you name it. We like books and book lovers, and we're all about creating a fun, friendly atmosphere to browse, schmooze and relax.

  • City Title Vallejo
  • Address 1 157 Albatrosse Way
  • Phone (844) 543-7732
  • Type New books
  • Specialty Children's, African American

We are the number one black children's bookstore specializing in African American and multi-cultural books K-12.

Locally owned and operated bookstore in beautiful downtown Vallejo. New and used books. Special orders.

  • City Title Venice
  • Address 1 1624 Abbot Kinney Blvd
  • Phone (310) 399-7070
  • Type New books
  • Specialty Metaphysical/New Age
  • Sidelines Curiosities, Gifts

Mystic Journey Bookstore is the largest spiritual hub for books, gifts, high quality crystals, events and psychic readings in Los Angeles.

  • City Title Ventura
  • Address 1 748 E. Main St.
  • Phone (805) 643-3154
  • Type Primarily used with some new books

Bank of Books is in Ventura, California carries over 5,000 square feet of 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. 

Swan’s Fine Books offers quality used, collectible, and rare books in a wide variety of general interest subjects.

  • City Title Watsonville
  • Address 1 1838 Main St.
  • Phone (831) 728-4139
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Artwork, Greeting Cards/Postcards

Crossroads Books has become Kelly's Books at 1838 Main St. in the Watsonville Square near Nob Hill.

  • City Title West Hollywood
  • Address 1 8818 Sunset Blvd
  • Phone (310) 659-3110
  • Type New books

Book Soup, bookseller to the great & infamous, is located on the world famous Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, California!

  • 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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