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Are your books taking up more space in your home than they deserve? Moving? Need some cash for your books? Want to trade books you've read for books you haven't read? Bring us your books! We might not take all of them, but we'll pay cash or give you store credit for the ones we do want.

Friday, February 1, 2019 through Thursday, February 21, 2019: We have resumed buying and trading books in February. We buy and trade books from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm during the first three weeks (first 21 days) of each month.

Friday, February 22, 2019 through Thursday, February 28, 2019: We will STOP buying and trading books in February and resume on Friday, March 1.

We buy and sell records as well as books! Call ahead (510-832-4438) and ask when our record buyers (Kyle and Kris) will be in the store. We buy records every day of the year.

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ANNOUNCED NOVEMBER 14:
The winners of the 2018 National Book Awards for the best Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young People's Literature have been announced.
NOW IN STOCK!
MILKMAN by Anna Burns wins the 2018 Man Booker Prize for the best novel of the year.
ANNOUNCED AUGUST 19:
N. K. Jemisin wins the 2018 Hugo Award for the best science fiction novel of the year - The Stone Sky.
ANNOUNCED JULY 24:
The 2018 Man Booker Prize nominees for the best novel of the year written in the English language.
All winners and nominees are in stock.

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