Palo Alto Online Database last updated: Monday, May 6, 2013.|
:Bookstores and readings
Barnes & Noble Bookstore
1091 El Camino Real, Redwood City. Books, magazines, author events, children's music, “visits” from book characters. Call 650-299-0117.
536 Emerson St., Palo Alto. Open since 1935, family-owned and independent Bell's offers more than 300,000 new, used, rare and out-of-print titles on two floors in a historic building in downtown Palo Alto. Call 650-323-7822.
317 Castro St., Mtn. View. Large collection of used books, CDs, records, videos, audio books, software, printed collectibles, ephemera. Will buy, sell and trade. Store has more than 300,000 titles. Call 650-968-7323; call about trading hours.
#74 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto. A California bookstore chain since 1851. New books, calendars, sale tables. Call 650-321-0600.
301 Castro St., Mtn. View. Books, magazines and newspapers. Call 650-428-1234.
East West Bookshop
324 Castro St., Mtn. View. New Age and metaphysical bookstore. Includes CDs, DVDs, yoga and meditation supplies, crystals, jewelry and apparel. Author events, workshops and psychic readers. Call 650-988-9800.
1170 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Used, out-of-print and rare books. Customers have access to a courtyard in the back of the store. Call 650-326-5300.
1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. The Peninsula's landmark independent bookstore, Kepler's Books (est. 1955) offers contemporary adult and children's literature. The nonprofit Kepler's Arts & Lectures hosts author readings with literary luminaries and celebrities year-round. Call 650-324-4321.
1020 N. Rengstorff Ave., Ste. F, Mtn. View. Comics from the 1930s to the present, with collectors' issues, gaming items, Japanese animation videos and T-shirts. Call 650-965-1800.
Linden Tree Books, Los Altos
265 State St., Los Altos. Books, music, gifts and more for children, adults and teachers. Free story times, author and musician visits. The store hosts book fairs and other community events and holds summer reading camps. Call 650-949-3390.
519 Lasuen Mall (White Plaza), Stanford. In addition to all materials for university courses, this four-story bookstore contains general books, Stanford clothing and gifts, supplies, computers (software and peripherals) and a cafe. Call 650-329-1217.