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Purchase any book in print online through Bookshop. Orders placed online are shipped directly to you by Bookshop and are for shipment to your home only, not for store pickup. All online sales benefit Walden Pond Books just as if you were shopping in our brick-and-mortar store.

ORDER YOUR BOOKS BY PHONE:
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Walden Pond Books is once again open to the public, so come in and browse. You can still call ahead at 510-832-4438 between 10:00 am and 7:00 pm to order your books for a pickup at the front door. Even if we don't have your titles in stock, we'll have almost any book in print ready for pickup within 24 to 72 hours. We do require our customers to use face masks and to practice social distancing. Free face masks are provided for those without.

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Just One Thing: Microhistory Books
The Joy of Sweat Why We Swim Shroom
Understanding & Uprooting Racism
What White People Can Do Next Minor Feelings How to Argue with a Racist
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WE BUY & TRADE
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We have resumed buying and trading books again. Be sure to check our buying schedule and guidelines to pick the days and times that will work best for you.

FICTION FINALLY IN PAPERBACK!
YOUR WAIT IS OVER!

PIRANESI
PIRANESI
Susanna
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DETRANSITION BABY
DETRANSITION
BABY

Torrey Peters

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THE ARREST
THE ARREST
Jonathan
Lethem

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HARROW THE NINTH
HARROW
THE NINTH

Tasmyn Muir

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Rare Books The Walden Pond Books Rare Book Room is now open to the public from 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays. You can also purchase our rare and collectable books on eBay.

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THE BEST OF OUR NEW BOOKS:
NEW FICTION: Fall, 2021 | Summer, 2021 | Spring, 2021 | Winter, 2021
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NEW NONFICTION: Fall, 2021 | Summer, 2021 | Spring, 2021 | Winter, 2021
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NEW YORK TIMES PICKS THE 10 BEST BOOKS OF 2020
THE 10 BEST BOOKS OF 2020
selected by the editors of the New York Times Book Review

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THE BEST FICTION:
A CHILDRENS BIBLE
A CHILDREN'S BIBLE
by Lydia Millet
DEACON KING KONG
DEACON KING KONG
by James McBride
HAMNET
HAMNET
by Maggie O'Farrell
HOMELAND ELEGIES
HOMELAND ELEGIES
by Ayad Akhtar
THE VANISHING HALF
THE VANISHING HALF
by Brit Bennett
THE BEST NONFICTION:
HIDDEN VALLEY ROAD
HIDDEN VALLEY ROAD
by Robert Kolker
A PROMISED LAND
A PROMISED LAND
by Barack Obama
SHAKESPEARE IN A DIVIDED AMERICA
SHAKESPEARE IN A
DIVIDED AMERICA
by James Shapiro
UNCANNY VALLEY
UNCANNY VALLEY
by Anna Wiener
WAR: HOW CONFLICT SHAPED US
WAR: HOW CONFLICT
SHAPED US
by Margaret MacMillan

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