Book Stores

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Books Inc. Burlingame.jpg
1375 Burlingame Ave, Burlingame, CA, USA

General purpose book store, great kids section, magazines, gifts and games!

Books Inc. Mountain View.jpg
317 Castro Street, Mountain View, CA, USA

With locations dotted throughout California, Books Inc. brands itself as the oldest independent bookseller in the West. The location in downtown Mountain View is a perfect spot for those looking to spend some time browsing through the many different books available for purchase. The store also stocks an assortment of great magazines, and Wi-Fi is available to those using mobile devices. Several book clubs also meet at the store, making it the perfect spot for bookworms and casual readers alike to enjoy.

Books Inc. Palo Alto.jpg
Town & Country Village 855 El Camino Real #74 Palo Alto CA, USA

Welcome to Books Inc. Palo Alto at the Town & Country Village!

Borderlands Books.jpg
866 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

Borderlands Books is a San Francisco independent bookstore specializing exclusively in science fiction, fantasy and horror.

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1369 Solano Avenue, Albany, CA, USA

Britt-Marie’s Wine Bar & Restaurant took its namesake (1981) from Chef Britt-Marie Pazdirek. Originally “The Bacchanal” (1972-1982) the wine bar was established as a place “by and for women.” When Britt-Marie took over the space, she created a menu that featured her native Scandinavian dishes as well as Eastern European cuisine. In 1990 Chef Arthur Morfidis added Mediterranean dishes to the Britt-Marie’s menu with family recipes from his motherland of Greece.

California Historical Society.jpg
678 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

The California Historical Society is a non-profit gallery, bookstore, public research library and archive. Our mission is to inspire and empower people to make California’s richly diverse past a meaningful part of their contemporary lives.

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340 Stephens Hall Berkeley CA, USA

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) promotes the interdisciplinary study of the Arab World, Turkey, Israel, and Iran at the University of California, Berkeley, privileging no single country, topic, or political position. A federally funded Title VI National Resource Center, the CMES organizes a rich interdisciplinary lecture and film series each semester, supports advanced research on the Middle East by faculty, students, and visiting scholars, and conducts Middle East-related outreach to K-14 institutions and community partners throughout the Bay Area. Explore our website, join our mailing list, check out answers to frequently asked questions, and plan your next visit to UC Berkeley.

Christopher’s Books.jpg
1400 18th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

Potrero Hill’s neighborhood bookstore since 1991

Special orders welcome, by phone, email, or the old-fashioned way–just drop by!

City Lights Books.jpg
261 Columbus Avenue at Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133

City Lights Books is a landmark independent bookstore and publisher that specializes in world literature, the arts, and progressive politics.

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140 Kentucky St, Petaluma, CA, USA

Imagine more than 10,000 square feet with titles in every category in a beautifully restored brick building in the heart of Petaluma’s westside. There’s a huge selection of fiction. One room is dedicated to magazines and another to children’s books. Cooks, travelers, writers, graphic novel readers, historians—in fact, nearly everyone—will find a section that appeals.

Copperfield’s Books – San Rafael.jpg

Beautiful, expansive, and situated in the heart of San Rafael on 4th Street, the store offers a huge array of titles, magazines, and gifts plus a variety of in-store events featuring fiction to romance to sci-fi authors. The store boasts a vibrant children’s program and is also home to an outpost of local cafe Taste Kitchen + Table, for those who like to read and sip a latte.

Diesel, a Bookstore – Larkspur.jpg
2419 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur, CA, USA

Known for our fascinating selection of titles, stunning 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.

Diesel, a Bookstore – Oakland.jpg
5433 College Ave, Oakland, CA, USA

Known for our fascinating selection of titles, stunning 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.

Dog Eared Books – Castro.jpg
489 Castro St. ​​San Francisco, CA 94114

If you’re looking for a pleasant place to peruse a lot of books, seek no further! Since 1992, Dog Eared Books has been supplying a book-hungry San Francisco with new, used, and remaindered books as well as magazines, calendars, and notebooks. We’re a general interest store, so we have a little of everything, but we do specialize in Beat, off-beat, small press, and local literature. Our staff of is happy to help you locate specific titles or you can roam around discovering wondrous obscurities you never knew you couldn’t live without.

Dog Eared Books – Valencia.jpg
900 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

If you’re looking for a pleasant place to peruse a lot of books, seek no further! Since 1992, Dog Eared Books has been supplying a book-hungry San Francisco with new, used, and remaindered books as well as magazines, calendars, and notebooks. We’re a general interest store, so we have a little of everything, but we do specialize in Beat, off-beat, small press, and local literature. Our staff of is happy to help you locate specific titles or you can roam around discovering wondrous obscurities you never knew you couldn’t live without.

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4359 Town Center Blvd, El Dorado Hills, CA, USA

Face in a Book is a neighborhood gathering place for readers of all ages seeking books on every subject. Located in the heart of Town Center in El Dorado Hills, California, Face in a Book aims to connect people with books and with their community. In addition to the thousands of titles to choose from, Face in a Book is your destination for fun and affordable gifts, greeting cards, and stationery.

Folio Books.jpg
3957 24th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

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

Freight & Salvage.jpg
2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, USA

The Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse is a nonprofit community arts organization dedicated to promoting public awareness and understanding of traditional music.

Gallery Bookshop.jpg
319 Kasten Street, Mendocino, CA, USA

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

Green Apple Books.jpg
506 Clement St, San Francisco, CA, USA

For 50 years, Green Apple has served as a bookstore to get lost in. With two different locations, three buildings, and innumberable nooks and crannies to get lost in, Green Apple cultivates the feeling of getting lost in a good book.

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