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Independent Bookstores in California

NewPages.com guide to the best California indie bookstores.

Our guide features the best bricks and mortar bookstores selling new books, used books, and out-of-print titles. Independent bookstores in California are sorted by City as you scroll through. If your favorite indie bookstore is missing, please contact us.

If you are the owner of an indie bookstore, you can submit a free enhanced listing for your bookstore in our Guide here.

Books Inc. in Alameda
  • Books Inc. in Alameda
  • 1344 Park St.
  • City: Alameda
  • Phone: (510) 522-2226
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Children's, LGBTQ+, Science Fiction/Fantasy, YA
  • Sidelines: Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines, Puzzles, Toys/Games
  • Events: Author Signings, Book Clubs, Readings, Storytime
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Books Inc., The West’s Oldest Independent Bookseller, is a locally owned and operated independent bookseller with 11 locations in California since 1851.

Tavistock Books, a sole proprietorship established in 1989, specializes in first editions, fine rare books and other related bibliographic material, with a special focus on Charles Dickens.

Northtown Books
  • Northtown Books
  • 957 H St.
  • City: Arcata
  • Phone: (707) 822-2834
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: Alternative/Political, Children's, Literary, Regional
  • Sidelines: Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines
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Independently owned and operated for over 48 years. Readers serving readers

Locally owned since 1972. We carry a broad selection of books, including fiction, genre fiction, local, environmental, and textbooks, and offer journals, bookish pins, bookplates, and more.

Monarch Books
  • Monarch Books
  • 201 E. Branch St
  • City: Arroyo Grande
  • Phone: (805) 668-6300
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Children's
  • Sidelines: Artwork, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Puzzles, Stationery
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A welcoming space with a well-curated, thoughtfully selected collection of new books for all ages.

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.

Russo's Books

Russo’s Books is Bakersfield’s bookstore! Shop online. Shop local.

  • Bookshop Benicia
  • 636 First St.
  • City: Benicia
  • Phone: (707) 747-5155
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: General Interest
  • Sidelines: Gifts, Magazines, Newspapers
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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. 

Books Inc. in Berkeley

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

Builders Booksource is not just for builders or architects. We see “builders” in everyone, from kids to grandparents!

  • Dark Carnival
  • 3086 Claremont Ave
  • City: Berkeley
  • Phone: (510) 654-7323
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • Sidelines: Gifts, Newspapers
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Berkeley’s first store for science fiction, fantasy, art, geek toys, writers’ reference & surrealiana. Free comics every day at our sister store Escapist.

The Friends of the Library raise money by selling used books to support the Berkeley Public Library.

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.

Founded in 2004 when two old friends decided to pool their passions, talents, and resources. Our name was inspired by the first line of Virginia Woolf’s 1925 novel: “Mrs. Dalloway said she would buy the flowers herself.”

Revolution 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.

  • Sleepy Cat Books
  • 2509 Telegraph Ave.
  • City: Berkeley
  • Phone: (925) 258-9076
  • Type: Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Children's
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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.

Spellbinder Books & Coffee

  • Spellbinder Books & Coffee
  • 124 S. Main St
  • City: Bishop
  • 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
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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!

Dark Delicacies is America’s Home of Horror. Check out our website for a list of upcoming signings.

The Bookworm

  • The Bookworm
  • 93 E. Daily Dr.
  • City: Camarillo
  • Phone: (805) 482-1384
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Children's
  • Sidelines: Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Newspapers
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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!

  • The Book House
  • 3000 Green Valley Rd Ste 13
  • City: Cameron Park
  • Suburb of: Sacramento
  • Phone: (530) 350-8903
  • Type: New books, Used books
  • Specialty: General Interest
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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!

The Open Book

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!

Pilgrim's Way Community Bookstore & Secret Garden

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.

  • River House Books
  • 208 Crossroads Blvd.
  • City: Carmel
  • Phone: (831) 626-2665
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Children's
  • Sidelines: Gifts, Magazines
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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.

  • Olivia & Daisy
  • 13766 Center St.
  • City: Carmel Valley
  • Phone: (831) 620-9290
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Children's
  • Sidelines: Gifts
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Olivia & Daisy is a book boutique with a beautiful selection of hand picked gifts and book for all ages.

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

  • Forever Books & Gifts
  • 278 Main St.
  • City: Chester
  • Phone: (530) 258-2100
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: General Interest
  • Sidelines: Gifts
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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.

  • A Book Barn
  • 640 Clovis Ave
  • City: Clovis
  • Phone: (559) 297-9052
  • Type: Used books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Children's, Regional
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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!

Bay Books in Coronado, CA is a local independent bookstore that carries a broad selection of books, from the latest published books to the established timeless classics.

Book Passage

The Bay Area’s liveliest bookstore!

Established in 1981, w are located in downtown Covina, about twenty miles east of Los Angeles. Our shop is open six days a week and houses an inventory of some 30,000 titles, ranging from the general second-hand to the truly antiquarian.

  • Print & Page Booksellers
  • 23621 Manzanita Dr.
  • City: Crestline
  • Phone: (951) 444-1040
  • Type: Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty: General Interest
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Independent new and used book store based in Corona, CA. We accept trade-ins. See you soon!

Arcana: Books on the Arts

  • Arcana: Books on the Arts
  • 8675 Washington Blvd.
  • City: Culver City
  • Suburb of: Los Angeles
  • Phone: (310) 458-1499
  • Type: Primarily new with some used books, Rare books, Out-of-print books
  • Specialty: Art
  • Sidelines: Artwork
  • Events: Author Signings
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Purveyors of the finest photography, art, fashion, cinema, design, and architecture books and catalogues since 1984. Visit our website for news on upcoming events. Suburb of Los Angeles.

  • Malik Books
  • 6000 Sepulveda Blvd. Ste. #2470
  • City: Culver City
  • Phone: (858) 800-1162
  • Type: New books,
  • Specialty: General Interest, African American
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The Ripped Bodice

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

  • Village Well
  • 9900 Culver Blvd.
  • City: Culver City
  • Phone: (424) 298-8951
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: General Interest
  • Sidelines: Café/Food, Coffee/Tea
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Independent bookstore café in the heart of Culver City! Our doors are open for books & coffee from 8am-3pm Mon-Thurs, 8am-5pm Fri-Sun. You can also order from us online at our website.

Rakestraw Books

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.

Avid Reader is an independent bookstore in downtown Davis, CA. Two storefronts on one block: Avid Reader Original and Avid Reader Active.

The Avid Reader Active is the sister store of The Avid Reader bookstore in Davis, CA. We feature a variety of toys, games, cookbooks, crafts, and more.

Poet's Corner Book Shop

Face in a Book

  • Face in a Book
  • 4359 Town Center Blvd., #113
  • City: El Dorado Hills
  • Phone: (916) 941-9401
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Children's
  • Sidelines: Coffee/Tea, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Newspapers
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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.

Bookstore and café with play area, events, and more where we celebrate each other’s cultures, races, spirituality, gender & sexual identities, sizes, neurodiversity, and (dis)abilities. Safe, inclusive community hub in Elk Grove.

Artifact Books

  • Artifact Books
  • 603 S. Coast Hwy. 101
  • City: Encinitas
  • Phone: (760) 436-7892
  • Type: Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Literary, Crime/Mystery, Science Fiction/Fantasy
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Formerly Book Tales bookstore and now under new ownership, Artifact Books buys, sells, and trades new, used, and rare books in all genres. From paperback bestsellers to signed 1st editions, Artifact Books’ curated selection has something for every reader and book lover.

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.

  • Bookworm
  • 8544 Madison Ave
  • City: Fair Oaks
  • Phone: (916) 961-0542
  • Type: Used books
  • Specialty: General Interest
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Bookworm and Bookbag have 3 locations throughout the Sacramento area. Locations that include Fair Oaks, Rancho Cordova, and Carmichael.

Wayfinder Bookshop is the second location of Point Reyes Books and is located in Fairfax, California. We believe books are tools for navigation, for connecting across time and space. Reading is an act of wayfinding, as is browsing in a bookshop.

Offering a well-curated collection of new, used, and rare books, Butterfat Books is a locally owned bookstore located in Ferndale, California.

  • Ruby's Books
  • 724 Sutter St.
  • City: Folsom
  • Phone: (916) 790-8760
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: General Interest
  • Sidelines: Gifts
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Ruby’s Books in Folsom, CA is an inviting, community focused bookstore. We carry a highly curated selection of new books from many genres. We strive to create a space that will make readers of all ages want to come back again and again to fuel their love of books!

New and Used Books. Rad vinyl. $1 Coffee. Local Artwork.

Banter Bookshop is a new independent bookstore in downtown Fremont, California. Banter Bookshop carries a curated selection of books for readers of all ages. We strive to foster community for all those who love to read and chat about books.

  • Book Nook
  • 7721 N. First St.
  • City: Fresno
  • Phone: (559) 438-6502
  • Type: Used books
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Half-priced used books on the southwest corner of First & Herndon.

  • The Brass Unicorn
  • 1007 N. Van Ness Ave.
  • City: Fresno
  • Phone: (559) 441-7107
  • Type: Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty: Metaphysical/New Age
  • Sidelines: Curiosities, Gifts
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Petunias Place

  • Petunias Place
  • 6027 N. Palm Ave. @ Opus I Shopping Ctr.
  • City: Fresno
  • Phone: (559) 438-1561
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Children's, Crime/Mystery, Literary, Regional
  • Sidelines: Artwork, Curiosities, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Newspapers
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Fine books for toddlers, young adults, older young adults and adults. The only independent, locally owned book store in the entire San Joaquin Valley.

Half Off Books

  • Half Off Books
  • 141 W. Wilshire Ave. Ste. A
  • City: Fullerton
  • Phone: (714) 770-0600
  • Type: Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Children's
  • Sidelines: Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards
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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.

  • BookBuyers
  • 7541 Monterey Rd.
  • City: Gilroy
  • Phone: (408) 767-2929
  • Type: Used books
  • Specialty: General Interest
  • Sidelines: Artwork, Newspapers
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One of the largest used bookstores in the SF Bay Area. We sell books, music, movies, calendars, games, software, art prints, and more!

  • Abril Books
  • 1022 E Chevy Chase Dr. Ste. C
  • City: Glendale
  • Phone: (818) 243-4112
  • Type: New books
  • Sidelines: Gifts
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We specialize in Armenian books, music, videos, cards, posters, and gifts. We also offer publishing and printing services. Please contact us for more information.

A vibrant center of our community, we bring people together through books. Check out our other social media pages to stay up to date what’s happening in the store.

Thousands of the most popular book titles at bargain prices, plus over 9,000 rare records!

Nan’s Books & Crystals, formerly 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.

The Four-Eyed Frog

  • The Four-Eyed Frog
  • 39138 Ocean Dr.
  • City: Gualala
  • Phone: (707) 884-1333
  • Type: Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty: General Interest
  • Sidelines: Greeting Cards/Postcards, Newspapers
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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.

Serving Half Moon Bay since 1972, Coastside Books Inc carries a wide variety of cards , gifts, and books. Your one-stop shop of goodies.

  • Ink Spell Books
  • 621 Main St.
  • City: Half Moon Bay
  • Phone: (650) 726-6571
  • Type: Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty: General Interest
  • Sidelines: Newspapers
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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.

Books on B

  • Books on B
  • 1014 B St.
  • City: Hayward
  • Phone: (510) 538-3943
  • Type: Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty: General Interest
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Books on B is Downtown Hayward’s independent 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.

  • Levin & Company
  • 306 Center St
  • City: Healdsburg
  • Phone: (707) 433-1118
  • Type: Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty: General Interest
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A family-owned and operated independent bookstore in Healdsburg featuring an outstanding selection of fiction and nonfiction titles, as well as music CDs.

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

The Salt Eaters Bookshop is a bookstore prioritizing books, comics, and zines written by and about Black women, girls, femmes, and non-binary people in Inglewood, CA.

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.

Space Cowboy Books

  • Space Cowboy Books
  • 61871 29 Palms Hwy
  • City: Joshua Tree
  • Phone: (760) 905-6939
  • Type: Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty: Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • Sidelines: Artwork, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards
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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.

Flintridge Bookstore & Coffee House

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.

  • Lost Books
  • 2233 Honolulu Ave
  • City: La Crescenta-Montrose
  • Suburb of: Los Angeles
  • Phone: (213) 488-0599
  • Type: Used books
  • Specialty: General Interest
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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.

Bel and Bunna’s Book: a literary wonderland for children and young adults, based in Lafayette, California.

We are a local, independent bookseller with the goal of nurturing literacy and critical thought.

Laguna Beach Books

  • Laguna Beach Books
  • @ Old Pottery Place - 1200 South Coast Hwy., Ste. 105
  • City: Laguna Beach
  • Phone: (949) 494-4779
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Art, Children's, Crime/Mystery, Literary
  • Sidelines: Curiosities, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines, Newspapers
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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.

  • Bargain Book World
  • 17600 Collier Ave Suite D130
  • City: Lake Elsinore
  • Phone: (714) 784-6441
  • Type: Used books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Children's, Crime/Mystery, Science Fiction/Fantasy
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Bargain Book World carries thousands of gently used books, of which 99% are priced at $1-$4. More books arrive all day, every day.

  • Watershed Books
  • 305 N. Main St.
  • City: Lakeport
  • Phone: (707) 263-5787
  • Type: Primarily used with some new books
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  • MiJa Books
  • 39 Lakewood Center Mall
  • City: Lakewood
  • Phone: (888) 801-6452
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: Children's, YA
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  • Li'l Bookbug
  • 742 W. Lancaster Blvd.
  • City: Lancaster
  • Phone: (661) 274-1431
  • Type: Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Children's
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Li’l Book Bug is a new & used bookstore specializing in used genre fiction, particularly romance and mystery. Located Lancaster, California. Most used books are 50% off the publisher price, minimum $2.00, unless otherwise marked. We have thousands of bargain books priced at .50 and discount books ranging from $1.50-$1.99. Bring in your unwanted books and we’ll see what we can use. The trade credit you receive from your used books helps you reduce the price you pay by even more.

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

Bel Canto Books offers a curated selection of fiction, nonfiction and children’s books, organized around a theme of the month, in particular celebrating books by women and people of color.

Bel Canto Books offers a curated selection of fiction, nonfiction and children’s books, organized around a theme of the month, in particular celebrating books by women and people of color.

  • Kitchen Lingo Books
  • 2116 4th St.
  • City: Long Beach
  • Type: New books, Used books, Rare books, Out-of-print books
  • Sidelines: Magazines
  • Events: Author Signings, Book Clubs, Readings
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Gastronomical bookstore dedicated to collectable, vintage, new, and “seasoned” cookbooks and food writing.

Long Beach, CA bookstore offering “Fightin’ words for mass defiance, empowerment, and self-reliance!”

Shades of Afrika

The Shades Of Afrika: The Mind, Body, & Spirit store is a one stop shop to meet your needs holistically! We offer quality affordable body and hair care products in addition to a variety of food for thought nonfiction books. We carry world-class art, statues, figurines, handmade jewelry, and so much more.

Children, their parents, and teachers all love to visit Linden Tree to browse, shop, and enjoy our musician and author events. Our staff is here to assist you in finding the perfect book, CD, game, or gift certificate. In addition to fantastic children’s literature, we carry a great selection of young adult and adult fiction, nonfiction, cookbooks, and more! We also provide free weekly story times!

  • Aldine Books
  • 667 N Heliotrope Dr
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Phone: (323) 668-2305
  • Type: Used books
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Artbook @ H&W is an arts and culture bookstore located inside the Hauser & Wirth gallery in Los Angeles’ Arts District.

Chevalier's Books

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.

Counterpoint Records & Books is a genuine mom and pop store in Franklin Village. We buy and sell used and rare records, books, CDs, DVDs, and more.

  • des pair books
  • 1543 Echo Park Ave.
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Phone: (213) 604-3953
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: General Interest
  • Sidelines: Artwork
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A Good Used Book
  • A Good Used Book
  • 307 Glendale Blvd
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Type: Used books
  • Specialty: Alternative/Political, Art, BIPOC, Literary, Metaphysical/New Age, Regional
  • Sidelines: Curiosities
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After 7 years as a pop-up in and around Los Angeles, we finally locked down our own shop in Historic Filipinotown near Echo Park! We specialize in used, new, vintage, and rare books – especially vintage paperbacks we set out in wine crates for vinyl-record-style browsing.

Best selection of books on the visual arts. 

  • LA Libreria
  • 4572 1/2 W Adams Blvd
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Phone: (310) 295-1501
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: Children's, Educational
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We are a Los Angeles based book company founded in 2012 with the goal of promoting quality children’s literature in Spanish in all its forms. We specialize in helping libraries, schools and school districts around the U.S. to develop or strengthen their book collections to meet the needs of their readers and educational programs.

Movie Posters, photos, and books about cinema and the performing arts.

The Last Bookstore
  • The Last Bookstore
  • 453 S. Spring St.
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Phone: (213) 488-0599
  • Type: New books, Used books, Primarily used with some new books, Rare books, Out-of-print books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Art, Children's, Comics/Graphic Novels, Literary
  • Sidelines: Artwork, Gifts, Vinyl
  • Events: Author Signings, Readings
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We are the “World’s Most Instagrammed Bookstore”!  Also the biggest used & new bookstore in California, with two floors of over half a million books, records, graphic novels, DVDs/Blu-Rays, and more!  Something for everyone!

Malik Books

  • Malik Books
  • 3650 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Ste #245
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Phone: (323) 389-8040
  • Type: New books,
  • Specialty: Children's, African American
  • Sidelines: Gifts
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Malik Books specializes in African American books, calendars, and gifts full of cultural diversity, positive self-reflection, and self-awareness.

North Figueroa Bookshop

North Figueroa Bookshop directly serves the neighborhoods of Highland Park, Glassell Park, and Eagle Rock, and is a beautiful, custom-design literary space that seeks to connect the independent publishing community with readers, booksellers, authors, and book lovers. The store’s shelves hold a rotating selection of titles from our publishing partners, as well as a curated general interest selection with a focus on California history and literature, literature in translation, books in Spanish, and independent press publications.

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

OOF Books

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

Other Books
  • Other Books
  • 2006 E Cesar E Chavez Ave
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Phone: (323) 742-5409
  • Type: New books, Used books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Art, Literary
  • Sidelines: Stationery
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We are a community and retail space in Boyle Heights that has hosted a variety of projects from Kaya Press to Sonido Del Valle and houses a collection of books, zines, and other printed matter that focuses on works in translation, Spanish language editions, imported works from artists and publishers abroad and POC writers and artists.

  • The Pop-Hop
  • 5002 York Blvd.
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Phone: (323) 259-2490
  • Type: Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Art, Children's
  • Sidelines: Artwork
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Pop-Hop Books & Print is a bookshop & print studio in the Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles.

  • PostalWorks
  • 2658 Griffith Park Blvd
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Phone: (323) 664-0043
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: General Interest
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re/arte centro literario is dedicated to bringing literature, cultural gatherings, and contemporary art to our Black & Brown communities that reflects our values and celebrates our collective imaginations.

Reparations Club is a retail + community space curated by Blackness™, POC, and a few good allies.

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.

Stories Books & Cafe

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.

  • Phoenix Books
  • 936 6th St
  • City: Los Banos
  • Phone: (209) 826-3797
  • Type: Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Regional
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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.

Volumes of Pleasure is an eclectic store front in Los Osos, located on the central coast of California. We carry a wide variety of books, gifts, jewelry, and holistic supplies.

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  • Blake's Books
  • 2005 Central Ave.
  • City: McKinleyville
  • Phone: (707) 839-8800
  • Type: Used books
  • Specialty: General Interest
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McKinleyville’s independent bookstore serving Humboldt County since 1993.

Gallery Bookshop & Bookwinkle's Children's Books

Founded in 1962, one of the best and oldest independent bookstores in the nation, Gallery Bookshop provides extraordinary customer service with our dedicated, book-loving staff of twelve, all with a great passion for books and the people who read them.

Kepler's Books and Magazines

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.

Bookish is a new and used independent bookstore, coffee spot and gathering space in central Modesto, California.

Luminata Books & Gifts

A unique book and gift shop specializing in personal development products to enhance all areas of your life.

Located in historic Downtown Old Monterey, Old Capitol Books is Your Local Fine Used and Out Of Print Book Store. We stock a very wide selection of vintage books: 45,000+ titles. We have a special emphasis on California history and an extensive military section, along with children’s illustratred and art books.

Once Upon a Time

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, library partnerships, and many book and writing clubs for all ages.

  • Dollar Book Fair
  • 22500 Town Circle
  • City: Moreno Valley
  • Phone: (951) 653-0405
  • Type: Used books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Children's, Crime/Mystery, Science Fiction/Fantasy
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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!

BookSmart

  • BookSmart
  • 421 Vineyard Town Center
  • City: Morgan Hill
  • Phone: (408) 778-6467
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: General Interest
  • Sidelines: Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Newspapers
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BookSmart is dedicated to helping people have fun, learn and think by providing a nurturing atmosphere filled with the joy of discovery! We love the touch, feel, and smell of books. We understand and are delighted by the need to learn through play. We treat customers as honored guests!

Coalesce Bookstore & Garden Chapel. A bookstore as unique as Morro Bay. Your locally owned independent bookstore since 1973.

Books Inc. in Mountain View

Books Inc., The West’s Oldest Independent Bookseller, is a locally owned and operated independent bookseller with 11 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.

A resource for expansive ideas, a retreat from ordinary life, and a gathering place in support of community ideals and spiritual growth.

  • Books on Main
  • 416 Main St.
  • City: Murphys
  • Phone: (209) 728-2200
  • Type: Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty: General Interest
  • Sidelines: Gifts
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Books on Main is a general interest bookstore in Murphys, CA. We primarily carry new books with some used, as well as other retail items related to books, bookclubs, and literacy

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!

  • Harmony Books
  • 130 Main St.
  • City: Nevada City
  • Phone: (530) 265-9564
  • Type: Used books
  • Specialty: General Interest
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We are an independent bookstore located in the Lido Marina Village, “where the page and ocean meet”. 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.

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

New and used books, records, posters, on Black, Asian, Raza/ Indigenous histories, stories poetry and art

  • Black Swan Books
  • 4236 Piedmont Ave.
  • City: Oakland
  • Phone: (510) 428-2881
  • Type: Used books
  • Specialty: General Interest
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Black Swan offers books, art, and collectibles from around the world, the kind of which you won’t see in an average book shop.

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.

  • Marcus Books
  • 3900 Martin Luther King Jr Way
  • City: Oakland
  • Phone: (510) 652-2344
  • Type: New books,
  • Specialty: African American
  • Sidelines: Calendars, Greeting Cards/Postcards
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The oldest independent black bookstore in the country. Books by and about black people everywhere.

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.

 

  • Pegasus Books
  • 5560 College Ave.
  • City: Oakland
  • Phone: (510) 652-6259
  • Type: Primarily new with some used books
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  • Spectator Books
  • 4163 Piedmont Ave.
  • City: Oakland
  • Phone: (510) 653-7300
  • Type: Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty: General Interest
  • Sidelines: Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards
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Independent bookstore established in 1994! Curated new and used books, movies, cards, and other rad stuff. We trade daily from 11-5.

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.

  • Newsboy Books
  • 215 N. Euclid Ave.
  • City: Ontario
  • Phone: (909) 984-0714
  • Type: Used books
  • Specialty: General Interest
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Book Carnival

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

  • Bookman
  • 320 E. Katella Ste. M
  • City: Orange
  • Phone: (800) 538-0166
  • Type: Used books
  • Specialty: General Interest
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Orinda Books

  • Orinda Books
  • 276 Village Sq.
  • City: Orinda
  • Phone: (925) 254-7606
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Children's, Crime/Mystery, Literary, Regional
  • Sidelines: Artwork, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Newspapers
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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.

  • Bookworks
  • 667 Lighthouse Ave.
  • City: Pacific Grove
  • Phone: (831) 372-2242
  • Type: Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Children's, Regional
  • Sidelines: Coffee/Tea, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards
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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)!

  • Florey's Book Co.
  • 2120 Palmetto Ave.
  • City: Pacifica
  • Phone: (650) 355-8811
  • Type: Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Children's
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Florey’s Book Co. is a family-owned independent bookstore located in Pacifica, CA. In business since 1977, we stock a wide variety of books for all ages and interests, and special orders are welcome. We also have a section of used books.

Bell's Books

  • Bell's Books
  • 536 Emerson St.
  • City: Palo Alto
  • Phone: (650) 323-7822
  • Type: Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty: Art, Children's, Literary
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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. in Palo Alto

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.

Alexandria II

  • Alexandria II
  • 170 S. Lake Ave
  • City: Pasadena
  • Phone: (626) 792-7885
  • Type: Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty: Metaphysical/New Age
  • Sidelines: Artwork, Curiosities, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards
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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.

  • Book Alley
  • 1252 E. Colorado Blvd.
  • City: Pasadena
  • Phone: (626) 683-8083
  • Type: Used books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Children's
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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.

Octavia’s Bookshelf in Pasadena, California is a space where readers of all walks of life can enjoy these books, a space to find your new BFF inside a book, a space to find community, enjoy a cup of coffee, read, relax, find unique and specially curated products from artisans from around the world and in our neighborhood.

Vroman's Bookstore

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

  • Copperfield's Books Petaluma
  • 140 Kentucky St.
  • City: Petaluma
  • Phone: (707) 762-0563
  • Type: Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Children's
  • Sidelines: Magazines
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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.

  • Adventure Ink
  • 16225 Askin Dr.
  • City: Pine Mountain Club
  • Phone: (805) 526-8731
  • Type: New books
  • Sidelines: Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards
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We specialize in adventure and outdoor related books, maps, and guides. We also carry a wide variety of books in popular genres including best sellers, science fiction, mysteries, poetry, children’s books, and more.

  • The Bookery
  • 326 Main St.
  • City: Placerville
  • Phone: (530) 626-6454
  • Type: New books

Come check out our amazingly varied selection of used books in Placerville, CA!

Towne Center Books

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

Point Reyes Books

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.

Frugal Frigate, A Children’s Book Store, is a store dedicated to teaching children of all ages the value of literature and inspire a love for reading. We have a selection that inspires children from “cradle to college.” Our staff is well versed in all areas of the store and are more than willing to help your child pick a book that will start their adventure into this vast world of great literature. With our author events, birthday parties, and unique atmosphere, your child will be indulged in an environment where they’re free to explore and see what book best fits them.

Multicultural children’s books for kids of all ages. Adults and teenager books too!

Red Rock Books

  • Red Rock Books
  • 206 W. Ridgecrest Blvd
  • City: Ridgecrest
  • Phone: (760) 375-3454
  • Type: Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty: General Interest
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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.

Cellar Door Books

  • Cellar Door Books
  • 473 E. Alessandro Blvd, Suite B
  • City: Riverside
  • Phone: (951) 787-7807
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Children's, Crime/Mystery, Literary, Science Fiction/Fantasy
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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.

Renaissance Book Shop

  • Renaissance Book Shop
  • 3772 Elizabeth St.
  • City: Riverside
  • Phone: (951) 369-8843
  • Type: Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty: Alternative/Political, Educational, Literary, Crime/Mystery, Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • Sidelines: Greeting Cards/Postcards
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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

Amatoria Fine Art Books is a woman-artist-owned brick & mortar in the heart of midtown Sacramento, California.

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.

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.

Capital Books

  • Capital Books
  • 1011 K St.
  • City: Sacramento
  • Phone: (916) 492-6657
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Alternative/Political, Literary, Regional, Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • Sidelines: Gifts, Puzzles, Toys/Games
  • Events: Author Signings, Book Clubs, Readings
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Capital Books is the most eclectic bookstore in Sacramento. With a curated selection of fiction and nonfiction books for everyone, it also has an extensive Sci-Fi basement with Manga, Magic the Gathering, toys, and board games. Regular book events each month including author signings, book clubs, talks, and more. Capital Books is in the heart of downtown Sacramento, one block from the state capitol, and near the convention center and the Golden 1 arena.

J Crawford's Books

  • J Crawford's Books
  • 5301 Freeport Blvd. Ste. 200
  • City: Sacramento
  • Phone: (916) 731-8001
  • Type: Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Alternative/Political, Art, Children's, Literary, Metaphysical/New Age, Crime/Mystery, Regional, Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • Sidelines: Artwork, Greeting Cards/Postcards
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Since 1983, J Crawford’s Books has been a wonderland for children, adults, and everyone in between to find their perfect story. Dive into a world of mystery, lose yourself in a whirlwind romance, or sit back and absorb a classic western tale. Whichever genre is your favorite to read, our selection has plenty of options. We’re passionate about helping our community find the perfect book, whether it’s through browsing our shelves or joining one of our clubs, so come on in and explore to your heart’s content.

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.

Time Tested Books

We are one of Midtown’s oldest institutions, having served book-loving Northern Californians for over thirty-five years.

  • Underground Books
  • 2814 35th Street
  • City: Sacramento
  • Phone: (916) 737-3333
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: African American
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Wild Sisters Book Co. features fantastic new and used books, literary themed gifts, vintage, and vinyl.

We feature a large selection of new & gently used books, CDs, DVDs, cassettes, VHS, and vinyl at great prices! We welcome you to visit us in Downtown Salinas 7 days a week for a comfortable book browsing experience. Plus we have a great selection of cool vinyl—see you here!

Small independent woman-owned bookstore in downtown San Anselmo, California offering new and used books.

The Reading Bug

  • The Reading Bug
  • 785 Laurel St.
  • City: San Carlos
  • Phone: (650) 591-0100
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: Children's
  • Sidelines: Gifts, Puzzles, Stationery, Toys/Games
  • Events: Author Signings, Readings, Storytime
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The Reading Bug is a family owned and operated bookstore since 2008. Author events, storytimes, community gatherings and of course books and gifts for children and adults.
Our free worldwide story and music podcast, Reading Bug Adventures can be found where ever podcasts are heard. Our subscription box (readingbugbox.com) ships to all 50 states right from our bookstore!

Beach Town Books

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

  • Bluestocking Books
  • 3817 Fifth Ave.
  • City: San Diego
  • Phone: (619) 296-1424
  • Type: Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty: General Interest
  • Sidelines: Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards
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We sell books – new, used & rare, new & vintage magazines, postcards, greeting cards, ephemera, buttons, stickers, bookmarks, and magnets. Orders welcome!

The Book Catapult is San Diego’s newest independent bookstore. Let us put a real book in your hand, friend.

Controversial Bookstore offers a wide selection of metaphysical books, gifts, classes, and psychic readings. Serving San Diego for nearly 50 years, Controversial boasts the most complete selection of metaphysical books in San Diego County.

La Playa Books

  • La Playa Books
  • 1026 Rosecrans St
  • City: San Diego
  • Phone: (619) 226-2601
  • Type: Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty: General Interest
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La Playa Books is a used and new bookstore located in the heart of Point Loma.

We are a small independent bookstore started by two queer latinx folx in the heart of Barrio Logan, a predominantly BIPOC Arts District in San Diego. The shop features both new and used books to ensure accessibility for all.

The Library Shop is a well-curated nonprofit book & gift shop catering to librarians, library lovers, literary obsessives and book nerds inside the Downtown Central Library. Proceeds support the entire San Diego Public Library System.

Mysterious Galaxy

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

Providing a wide selection of titles, Pennywise Books buys, sells, and trades previously owned books.

Run for Cover Bookstore & Café

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.

Verbatim Books

  • Verbatim Books
  • 3793 30th St.
  • City: San Diego
  • Phone: (619) 501-7466
  • Type: Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Regional
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We are a used and rare bookstore with an eclectic range of gently-loved and antiquarian books. Also available are new titles from over 200 local authors.

  • 871 Fine Arts
  • 20 Hawthorne St
  • City: San Francisco
  • Phone: (415) 543-5155
  • Type: New books, Rare books
  • Specialty: Art
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871 Fine Arts is an art gallery and bookstore in San Francisco. Specializing in books on contemporary art, 871 stocks both new and out-of-print books.

  • Adobe Books
  • 3130 24th St.
  • City: San Francisco
  • Phone: (415) 864-3936
  • Type: Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty: General Interest
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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!

Alley Cat Books

  • Alley Cat Books
  • 3036 24th St.
  • City: San Francisco
  • Phone: (415) 824-1761
  • Type: Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty: General Interest
  • Sidelines: Artwork, Curiosities, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines
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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.

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

Bird & Beckett Books & Records

  • Bird & Beckett Books & Records
  • 653 Chenery St.
  • City: San Francisco
  • 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
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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.

Fighting Commodity Fetishism With Commodity Fetishism Since 1981

  • Books & Bookshelves
  • 99 Sanchez St.
  • City: San Francisco
  • Phone: (415) 621-3761
  • Type: New books, Used books
  • Specialty: Literary
  • Sidelines: Artwork, Greeting Cards/Postcards
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Books Inc. in Laurel Village

  • Books Inc. in Laurel Village
  • 3515 California St.
  • City: San Francisco
  • Phone: (415) 221-3666
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: General Interest
  • Sidelines: Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines
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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!

Books Inc in Opera Plaza

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!

Books Inc. in the Marina

  • Books Inc. in the Marina
  • 2251 Chestnut St.
  • City: San Francisco
  • Phone: (415) 931-3633
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Children's
  • Sidelines: Curiosities, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines, Newspapers
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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.

BookShop West Portal

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

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

Borderlands Books

  • Borderlands Books
  • 1740 Haight Street
  • City: San Francisco
  • Phone: (415) 824-8203
  • Type: Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty: Crime/Mystery, Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • Sidelines: Greeting Cards/Postcards
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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 11:00 am until 6 pm, with extended hours during the holiday season. Borderlands carries both new and used titles within our specialties, as well as eclectic periodicals, small press titles, and many other items of interest to the fan or collector of genre literature.

  • Bound Together Books
  • 1369 Haight St.
  • City: San Francisco
  • Phone: (415) 431-8355
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: Alternative/Political
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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). Serves as the mailing address of the Prisoners’ Literature Project.

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

Potrero Hill’s neighborhood bookstore since 1991

City Lights Bookstore

  • City Lights Bookstore
  • 261 Columbus Ave.
  • City: San Francisco
  • Phone: (415) 362-8193
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Alternative/Political, Art, Literary
  • Sidelines: Magazines
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A literary meeting place since 1953, City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco CA 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.

  • Fabulosa Books
  • 489 Castro St.
  • City: San Francisco
  • Phone: (415) 658-7015
  • Type: Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Children's, LGBTQ+
  • Sidelines: Gifts, Magazines
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The shelves at Fabulosa Books are stocked with both best-sellers and all manner of wondrous, rare and delightful titles you never knew you’d love. Given the Castro district’s pivotal role in queer history we specialize in LGBTQ+ books, but science & nature writing, ethnic studies, witchcraft, poetry, progressive politics, history, cookbooks, sci-fi, and all types of literature are also well represented.

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

Friends of the San Francisco Public Library bookstore

New and Used books in English, Russian, Belarusian and Ukrainian languages since 1971.

Green Apple Books

  • Green Apple Books
  • 506 Clement St.
  • City: San Francisco
  • Phone: (415) 387-2272
  • Type: Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty: Art, Children's, Literary, YA
  • Sidelines: Calendars, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Puzzles, Toys/Games
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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.

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.

Green Apple Books

  • Green Apple Books
  • 1231 9th Ave.
  • City: San Francisco
  • Phone: (415) 742-5833
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Children's, Literary
  • Sidelines: Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines, Newspapers
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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.

Manny's

  • Manny's
  • 3092 16th St.
  • City: San Francisco
  • Phone: (415) 913-7985
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: Alternative/Political
  • Sidelines: Café/Food, Coffee/Tea
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Manny’s is a new civic social gathering space that combines a cafe, bar, and restaurant, with a political bookshop and large civic event space at the corner of 16th and Valencia in the heart of San Francisco.

Medicine for Nightmares
  • Medicine for Nightmares
  • 3036 24th Street
  • City: San Francisco
  • Phone: (415) 824-1761
  • Type: New books, Used books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Academic, Alternative/Political, Art, BIPOC, Children's
  • Sidelines: Artwork, Vinyl
  • Events: Readings
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Bookstore y Galeria located in the heart of La Mission. “In a time of privatization of public forums and closures of community spaces, this bookstore is an act of communal magic. Part info shop, part literary botanica, part auntie and tio’s house — I genuinely cannot believe such a lotus was able to blossom from the mud of late capitalism and the pandemic.”
—tatiana luboviski-acosta

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.

Russian Hill Bookstore

Russian Hill Bookstore, established in 1993, is one of the last family-owned used and new bookstores in San Francisco.

We have curated suggestions for books about traveling, cooking and learning Italian…plus your next great read, contemporary fiction, and more!

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

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

We are Silicon Valley’s premiere independent used bookstore. We buy, sell, trade, and have over 100,000 titles in stock at both our California locations.

Reach and Teach

  • Reach and Teach
  • 1179 San Carlos Ave
  • City: San Mateo
  • Phone: (650) 759-3784
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: Children's, Educational
  • Sidelines: Newspapers
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Transforming the world through teachable moments. Join us for readings, book clubs, and other events.

Sunken City Books is proud to be the first bookstore to return to the community of San Pedro since our town’s famous booksellers shut their doors in the 2010s. The main store at 6th and Mesa carries adult and children’s books, new and used, and every week we bring special selections to our second location at Crafted at the Port of LA.

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

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!

Established in 1902, The Book Den is California’s oldest used book store. The Book Den is a cozy, well-organized shop stocking some twenty thousand titles of new and used books. The store is staffed by people who really know and love books.

Chaucer's Books

  • Chaucer's Books
  • 3321 State St.
  • City: Santa Barbara
  • Phone: (805) 682-6787
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Art, Children's, Crime/Mystery, Literary
  • Sidelines: Curiosities, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines, Newspapers
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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 Books in Santa Barbara CA – a browser’s paradise.

Paradise Found

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!

Woman Owned & A Top 10 Silicon Valley LGBTQ Business

  • Bad Animal
  • 1011 Cedar St.
  • City: Santa Cruz
  • Phone: (831) 900-5031
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: General Interest
  • Sidelines: Café/Food
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Bookshop Santa Cruz

  • Bookshop Santa Cruz
  • 1520 Pacific Ave
  • City: Santa Cruz
  • 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
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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!

  • Two Birds Books
  • 881 41st Ave.
  • City: Santa Cruz
  • Phone: (831) 900-5588
  • Type: Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty: General Interest
  • Sidelines: Gifts
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Eastside Santa Cruz’s newest independent bookstore. We have new and used books, fun gifts, and some pretty cute store dogs.

  • Gavin's Books
  • 230 Betteravia Rd. Ste. K
  • City: Santa Maria
  • Phone: (805) 922-4282
  • Type: Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty: General Interest
  • Sidelines: Curiosities, Gifts
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At Gavin’s Books in Santa Maria CA, we carry new and used books of all categories: fiction, nonfiction, biography, history, classic, poetry, romance, mystery, thriller, science fiction, fantasy, children’s, art, photography, architecture, music, science, metaphysical, business, animals, health, cooking, gardening, self-help, travel, reference, and many collectibles from old printings to signed first editions. We also carry journals, sketchbooks, new and used DVD’s and a few handmade oddities.

  • BookMonster
  • 212 Santa Monica Blvd.
  • City: Santa Monica
  • Phone: (424) 238-8576
  • Type: Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty: General Interest
  • Sidelines: Gifts
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We are the Westside’s largest used and new bookstore, just steps from the Third Street Promenade, and a short walk to the beach. Our broad selection of books, CDs and DVDs changes everyday. The store inventory is updated in real-time and can be searched through our website or in-store at one of our helpful search desks. Not sure what you’re looking for? We invite you to come in and take a look around. Sometimes, the best book finds you.

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.

Mystic Journey Bookstore

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

Zibby's Bookshop

Zibby’s Bookshop is a highly curated, warm, and inviting indie bookstore dedicated to connecting books and authors to readers and each other.

Treehorn Books

  • Treehorn Books
  • 625 4th St.
  • City: Santa Rosa
  • Phone: (707) 525-1782
  • Type: Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty: General Interest
  • Sidelines: Greeting Cards/Postcards
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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.

A community supported bookstore carrying both new and used books, and gifts. Join us for author events, literary salons, and book clubs.

The Many Rivers mission is to provide customers with tools to support genuine spiritual practice. Owned and operated by Tayu Order, a nonprofit church corporation, Many Rivers is an embodiment of the Tayu philosophy that genuine self-inquiry—however it arises—is the heart of religious and spiritual endeavor. Located in Sebastopol CA.

Welcome to Second Chances Used Books, a cozy, selective secondhand bookstore located in downtown Sebastopol in the California wine country. I buy books by appointment only, but I’m open 7 days a week for those who want to browse and shop. Come visit me!

Book Lovers’ Choice for Over 45 Years. New books on the ground floor, used books and our Hans Christian Andersen Museum upstairs.

  • Readers' Books
  • 130 E. Napa St
  • City: Sonoma
  • Phone: (707) 939-1779
  • Type: Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty: General Interest
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Readers’ Books in Sonoma CA is a gathering place for booklovers of all ages. We carry a mix of new and used books, and we host a variety of events.

The book abode of the Motherlode since 1977.

  • Cuppa Tahoe
  • 2054 Lake Tahoe Blvd.
  • City: South Lake Tahoe
  • Phone: (530) 600-0433
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: General Interest
  • Sidelines: Café/Food, Coffee/Tea
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South Lake Tahoe’s first bookstore with a casual co-working space, private conference room, coffee and tea bar with healthy locally made snacks and desserts.

  • Stanford Bookstore
  • 519 Lasuen Mall
  • City: Stanford
  • Phone: (650) 329-1217
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: General Interest
  • Sidelines: Gifts
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Your one-stop bookstore for success. Textbooks, general titles, and more.

This YA-focused bookstore aims to spark imagination, inspire human connection, and bring joy to people of all ages.

  • Bookassaurus
  • 125 S. Murphy Ave
  • City: Sunnyvale
  • Phone: (408) 733-1305
  • Type: New books, Used books
  • Specialty: Children's
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Margie's Book Nook

  • Margie's Book Nook
  • 722 Main St.
  • City: Susanville
  • Phone: (530) 257-2392
  • Type: Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty: General Interest
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Margie’s Book Nook is a well-stocked, friendly bookstore which sells new and used books.

Tia Chucha
  • Tia Chucha
  • 12677 Glenoaks Blvd
  • City: Sylmar
  • Phone: (818) 939-3433
  • Type: New books, Used books, Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Academic, Alternative/Political, BIPOC, Children's
  • Sidelines: Artwork, Café/Food, Curiosities, Gifts, Puzzles
  • Events: Author Signings, Book Clubs, Readings, Storytime
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Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore founded in 2001 strives to transform community in the Northeast San Fernando Valley and beyond through ancestral knowledge, the arts, literacy and creative engagement. The space offers a variety of special events, book clubs, author readings, programs such as, “From Trauma to Transformation(T2T)” and our “Lil’ Readers” Program, a bilingual storytelling for children. We also offer workshops such as healing circles, classes in the arts, and much more!

  • Sandpiper Books
  • 4665 Torrance Blvd
  • City: Torrance
  • Phone: (310) 371-2002
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: General Interest
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Caspian Books
  • Caspian Books
  • 51 W. 10th St.
  • City: Tracy
  • Phone: (209) 221-0021
  • Type: New books, Used books, Primarily used with some new books, Rare books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Children's
  • Events: Author Signings
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Independent bookstore located in downtown Tracy, CA. We carry a large variety of new & used books in a cozy and organized setting.

  • Lightly Used Books
  • 141 N. Center St.
  • City: Turlock
  • Phone: (209) 427-2188
  • Type: Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Children's, Crime/Mystery, Science Fiction/Fantasy, YA
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  • Arvida Book Co.
  • 115 Main St.
  • City: Tustin
  • Phone: (714) 253-7556
  • Type: Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty: General Interest
  • Sidelines: Gifts
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Arvida Book Company is a locally owned and operated independent bookshop that provides Orange County with a community hub and an intimate and eclectic collection of used and new books, gifts, and locally made arts and crafts.

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.

Independent bookstore in Northern California founded in 1978.

  • Village Books
  • 344 N. State St.
  • City: Ukiah
  • Phone: (707) 468-5355
  • Type: Used books
  • Specialty: General Interest
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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.

Bounty Books

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

  • Alibi Bookshop
  • 624 Marin St.
  • City: Vallejo
  • Phone: (707) 563-5179
  • Type: Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Children's
  • Sidelines: Gifts
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Alibi Bookshop is a used and new bookstore in downtown Vallejo, CA.

Ashay by the Bay

  • Ashay by the Bay
  • 157 Albatrosse Way
  • City: Vallejo
  • Phone: (844) 543-7732
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: General Interest, African American, Children's, Educational, YA
  • Sidelines: Gifts, Puzzles
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Independent Minority Owned Company with Deborah Day as owner and CEO. She opened the business in 2000 and started selling books online in 2002, establishing Ashay by the Bay as a book reseller specializing in African American and Multi-Cultural Children’s Books, Baby-3 and K-12 for Schools and Organizations. We also sell Gift Cards and are the publishers of the Mindful Messages Curriculum. We sell books throughout the US and Canada. Our tagline is “The #1 Black Children’s Bookstore”!

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

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

The Calico Cat Bookshop

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.

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

Swan's Fine Books

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

Book Soup

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!

Located in Woodland, California. Come in and browse our selection of books, games, and stationery.

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!