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NewPages Guide to
Indie Bookstores in California

The best list of independent California bookstores


  • 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 Vacaville
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  • Address 1 877 Merchant St.
  • Phone (707) 451-4770
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Mystery, Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • Sidelines Curiosities, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards

Bounty Books is a new and used bookstore offering a wide selection of books. Used books are half their cover price. We give trade credit for books that are traded in and that credit can then be applied to the used books in our store.

  • City Title Vallejo
  • Address 1 624 Marin St.
  • Phone (707) 563-5179
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's
  • Sidelines Gifts

A used and new bookstore in downtown Vallejo, CA.

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

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

Small World Books is an unusual purveyor of literature dedicated to the principle that the book you want is the book you should have.

  • 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.

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  • Address 1 495 E. Main St.
  • Phone (805) 643-7849
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest, Art, Literary, Metaphysical/New Age, Regional

The Calico Cat Bookshop is a small, independent bookshop in the heart of Ventura, California. Established in 1975, we have a long tradition of quality used and rare books. Everything from paperbacks to read at the beach to collectible, signed, first editions. We have thousands of books to browse through, and believe you'll find something special every time you come for a visit.

  • 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. 

  • Address 1 1924 E. Main St.
  • Phone (805) 628-3370
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest

We're Timbre Books—an independent neighborhood bookshop in Ventura, CA.

  • City Title Walnut Creek
  • Address 1 1537 N. Main St.
  • Phone (925) 278-1797
  • Type New books
  • Specialty Children's
  • Sidelines Toys/Games

A children's bookstore, dedicated to keeping a love of reading alive from tot to teen.

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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