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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.

Thursday, November 22 through Wednesday, January 2, 2019: We have STOPPED buying and trading books for the rest of the year. We will resume buying and trading books on Thursday, January 3, 2019.

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'll continue to buy records through December.

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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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