East Bay Bookstores

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Name Address City Type Specialty
A Great Good Place For Books 6120 La Salle Ave.
510-339-8210
Oakland New General: Fiction, Children’s, Author Events, Sidelines and Cards
Afikomen Jewish Books 3042 Claremont Ave.
510-655-1977
Berkeley New Specialty: Judaica
Your local Jewish lifestyle store
Alameda Sports, Cards & Comix 1515 Webster St.
510-769-0644
Alameda New
B & B Books 230 El Pueblo Place
925-672-7004
Clayton New General: Children’s, Cookbooks
Bay Books San Ramon 2415 San Ramon Valley Blvd.
925-855-1524
San Ramon Both Specialty: New, Out of Print, Rare
Friendly, knowledgeable booksellers
BCA Bookstore/Buddhist Bookstore 2140 Durant Ave.
510-809-1435
Berkeley New
Berkeley Art Museum Store 2625 Durant Ave. #2250
510-642-1475
Berkeley New Specialty: Art, Museum, Film
Berkshire Books 3480 Clayton Rd.
925-685-9999
Concord Used General: Fiction, Western American, and Military
Your neighborhood bookshop
The Book Shop 1007 B St.
510-538-3943
Hayward Both General: Fiction and Non-Fiction
Bookish Bookstore 1816 Euclid Ave.
510-704-0900
Berkeley New General: Religion, Poetry, Narrative non-fiction
Books Inc. in Alameda 1344 Park St.
510-522-2226
Alameda New Book clubs, author events and more
Books Inc. in Berkeley 1760 4th St.
510-525-7777
Berkeley New Book clubs, author events and more
Bookshop Benicia 856 Southampton Rd.
707-747-5155
Benicia Both General: fiction, mystery and large children’s selection
Solano Country’s premiere bookstore since 1993.
Book Tree 6121 La Salle Ave.
510-339-0513
Oakland Both Specialty: Fiction, Travel, Children
Builders Booksource 1817 Fourth St.
510-845-6874
Berkeley New Specialty: Architecture, Design, Construction
Books for the DIYer to the design/construction pro
The Cathedral Shop 2121 Harrison St.
510-496-7215
Oakland New
Chabot College Bookstore 25555 Hesperian Blvd.
510-783-9800
Hayward Both Speciality: College Bookstore
Dark Carnival 3086 Claremont Ave.
510-654-7323
Berkeley Both Specialty: Mystery, Science Fiction
The World’s largest store for Imaginative Fiction
Diesel, A Bookstore 5433 College Ave.
510-653-9965
Oakland New General: Contemporary Fiction, Children’s, Art & Design
Simply the best
Do 4 Self Enterprise African Bookstore & Internet Lounge 5272 Foothill Blvd.
510-842-8300
Oakland Both Specialty: African-American
Eastwind Books of Berkeley 2066 University Ave.
510-548-2350
Berkeley New Specialty: Asian-American Studies
Asia, Asian America, TCM, Martial Arts, Asian Languages, Art & Culture, Philosophy & Children’s Books
Ecology Center Bookstore 2530 San Pablo Ave.
510-548-3402
Berkeley New Specialty: Environment, Politics, Gardening
Books and products for sustainable living
European Books & Media 6600 Shattuck
510-922-9157
Oakland Both Specialty: Foreign Language
Friends of the Berkeley Public Library Bookstores 2433 Channing Way (in the Telegraph/Channing Shops)
510-841-5604
Berkeley Used General: Fiction, children’s, art books, cookbooks, etc.
Friends of the Berkeley Public Library Bookstores 2090 Kittredge St.
(at Shattuck)
510-981-6211
Berkeley Used General: Fiction, children’s, art books, cookbooks, etc.
Lafayette Book Store 3569 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Ste. E
925-284-1233
Lafayette Both General
A community-based, independent bookstore specializing in literary fiction and nonfiction
Laurel Bookstore 4100 Macarthur Blvd.
510-531-2073
Oakland New General: Fiction, Cookbooks, Children’s
A little bit of everything and the ability to get the rest
Marcus (Black) Bookstores 3900 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way
510-652-2344
Oakland Both
Mr. Mopps’ Children’s Bookshop 1405 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
510-525-9633
Berkeley New Specialty: Children’s Books
The stories you loved as a child and continue to love now
Moe’s Books 2476 Telegraph Ave.
510-849-2087
Berkeley Both General: Art, photography, antiquarian
Mrs. Dalloway’s 2904 College Ave.
510-704-8222
Berkeley New General: Gardening, Literature, Politics, Children’s, Events
Literary and garden arts
Oakland Museum of California Store 1000 Oak St.
510-318-8510
Oakland New Specialty: Museum
Orinda Books 276 Village Square
925-254-7606
Orinda New General: Fiction, Travel, Children’s, Music
Your complete community bookstore—Friendly, knowledgeable staff
The Other Change of Hobbit 3264 Adeline St.
510-848-0143
Berkeley Both Specialty: Science Fiction and Fantasy
Pegasus Books Downtown 2349 Shattuck Ave.
510-649-1320
Berkeley Both General: New and Used, Fiction, Art, Children’s, Magazines, Cards
Independent booksellers since 1969, selling excellent new and used books in all categories
Pegasus Books Rockridge 5560 College Ave.
510-652-6259
Oakland Both General: New and Used, Fiction, Art, Children’s, Magazines, Cards
Independent booksellers since 1969, selling excellent new and used books in all categories
Pegasus Books Solano 1855 Solano Ave.
510-525-6888
Berkeley Both General: New and Used, Fiction, Art, Children’s, Magazines, Cards
Independent booksellers since 1969, selling excellent new and used books in all categories
Rakestraw Books 522 Hartz Ave.
925-837-7337
Danville New General: Fiction, Children’s, Cookbooks
Serving the readers of the San Ramon Valley since 1973
Read Booksellers 3630 Blackhawk Plaza Circle
925-736-9090
Danville New General: Fiction, Children’s, Art, Fine Pens and Gift Items. A bookstore... a meeting place... an adventure.
Revolution Books 2425 Channing Way
510-848-1196
Berkeley Both Culture, Environment, Politics.
Sagrada 4926 Telegraph Ave.
510-653-7196
Oakland New Specialty: Religion, Spirituality
Serving people of all faiths since 1994
Sheila Grilli, Bookseller 610 Ferry St.
925-228-6422
Martinez Both General: Local History, Modern Fiction, Classics
Unique and quaint in historic downtown Martinez
Spectator Books 4163 Piedmont Ave.
510-653-7300
Oakland Both General: Art, Mystery, Metaphysics
Greeting Cards, Magazines, Used Videos and DVDs
The Storyteller 30 Lafayette Circle
925-284-3480
Lafayette New Specialty: Children’s
Specializing in children’s books since 1985
Sunrise Bookshop 3054 Telegraph Ave.
510-841-6372
Berkeley Both Specialty: Metaphysics
Quality Books, Eastern and Western Spiritual Traditions, New and Used
Tilden Nature Area Vistor Center North Central Park Dr.
510-525-2233
Berkeley New Books, gifts, and gadgets inspired by nature
Towne Center Books 555 Main St.
925-846-8826
Pleasanton New General: Fiction, Children’s, Personal Growth
A full service bookstore located in the heart of downtown Pleasanton
Turtle Island 3032 Claremont Ave.
510-655-3413
Berkeley Both
UC Botanical Garden 200 Centennial Dr., #5045
510-642-3033
Berkeley New
University Press Books 2430 Bancroft Way
510-548-0585
Berkeley Both Specialty: University Presses, Scholarly Publishers
Hot scholarship from over 100 university presses and other publishers—“from classical antiquity to contemporary theory”
Walden Pond Bookstore 3316 Grand Ave.
510-832-4438
Oakland Both General: Fiction, Used, Remainders, Radical Lit, Labor Studies
A Berkeley bookstore in Oakland
Waypoint 621 4th St.
510-769-1547
Oakland New Specialty: Books about boats & boating for both recreational & professional mariners