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