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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.

 

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  • Address 1 3941 Piedmont Ave.
  • Phone (510) 907-3010
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Magazines/Newspapers

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  • Address 1 5560 College Ave.
  • Phone (510) 652-6259
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
June 24, 2014

Oakland - Book Tree

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

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June 24, 2014

Ojai - Bart's 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.

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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.

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  • 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

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)!

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  • 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

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

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  • 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

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

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.

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  • 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

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.

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

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Vroman’s is a Pasadena institution, a literary landmark, a community center, and a wonderful tradition. We hope you visit us soon!

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

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  • City Title Petaluma
  • Address 1 140 Kentucky St.
  • Phone (707) 762-0563
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's
  • Sidelines Magazines/Newspapers

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

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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

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

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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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  • 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

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

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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

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.

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Sacramento's favorite local used bookshop, home of Raffles, the world's best bookstore cat! Hopefully we'll see you dropping by to browse through our wide selection of both used and new books and movies. And if you're looking for a steal of deal, visit us during one of our regulalrly scheduled sale times.

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

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  • City Title San Diego
  • Address 1 3817 Fifth Ave.
  • Phone (619) 296-1424
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards

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

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  • Address 1 3555 Rosecrans St. #107
  • Phone (619) 539-7137
  • Type New books
  • Specialty Mystery, Science Fiction/Fantasy

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

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  • Address 1 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

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

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.

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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

Fighting Commodity Fetishism With Commodity Fetishism Since 1981

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BookShop West Portal is a locally-owned, independent bookstore located in the heart of the West Portal neighborhood.

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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.

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  • Address 1 866 Valencia St.
  • Phone (415) 824-8203
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty Mystery
  • Sidelines Greeting Cards/Postcards

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.

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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.

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  • Address 1 2195 Filmore St.
  • Phone (415) 567-8027
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest

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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.

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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

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.

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Folio Books is an independent neighborhood bookstore in San Francisco that welcomes visitors from near and far.

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The largest display of uncommonly desirable “collectible” books in the Bay Area.

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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 1 506 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

We're an off-center general interest bookstore serving San Francisco and the Haight for 40 years.

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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.

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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

For over 30 years, purveyors of the finest architecture, art, and design books.

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

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  • City Title San Jose
  • Address 1 1378 Lincoln Ave.
  • Phone (408) 292-8880
  • Type New books
  • Specialty Children's

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.

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  • City Title San Marino
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  • Address 1 2476 Huntington Dr.
  • Phone (626) 309-0222
  • Type New books
  • Specialty Children's
  • Sidelines Gifts, Toys/Games

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  • City Title San Rafael
  • Address 1 850 4th St.
  • Phone (415) 524-2800
  • Type New books

Delights for the Body, Mind, and Soul, and the expression of the Divine can be found inside Open Secret Bookstore.

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