Independent Booksellers throughout California are ready to make your holiday shopping easier.
Real people, not algorithms, are available online, by phone, or in-store to provide book recommendations for all of your gift-giving needs. Pick up a catalog full of ideas for everyone on your list at a participating store, or download it here.
Wishing you and your loved ones a safe, healthy, and happy Holiday Season!
Find a store near you and call, shop online, or drop by.
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How big of a book lover are you?
Every week from June 4 through August 12 during our California Summer Reads, we'll be giving away books and bookish prizes. What do you have to do? Just keep supporting your independent bookstore and enter your email here!
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When you shop at your Local Independent Bookstore you:
Embrace what makes us unique. You wouldn’t want your house to look like everyone else’s. Why would you want your community to look that way?
Create more choice. We know our community. We curate our stock based on what you’ll be anticipating as well as what we imagine you’ll find joy in discovering.
Help the environment. Buying from a local business conserves energy and resources in the form of less fuel for transportation, less packaging, and products we know are safe and well made.
Nurture our community. Studies have shown that local businesses donate to community causes at more than twice the rates of chains and online retailers. We are stronger together.
Conserve your tax dollars. Shopping locally means less infrastructure, less maintenance, and more money available to support our community.
Take advantage of our expertise. You are our friends and neighbors, and we are invested in knowing how to serve you. We are passionate about what we do. Why not take advantage of it?