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NewPages Guide to
Indie Bookstores in California

The best list of independent California bookstores


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

  • City Title Watsonville
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  • 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
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  • 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!

We carry rare first editions.

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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