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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, March 22, 2019 through Tuesday, April 30, 2019: We have STOPPED buying and trading books for the rest of March and all of April.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 through Tuesday, May 21, 2019: We will resume buying and trading books in May. We buy and trade books from 10:00 am through 3:00 pm during the first three weeks (21 days) of each month except April and December. We do NOT buy and trade books in April and December.

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 APRIL 15, 2019:
The winners of the 2019 Pulitzer Prizes for the best books of Fiction, Nonfiction, History, and Poetry, have been announced.
ANNOUNCED APRIL 2, 2019:
The nominees for the 2019 Hugo Award for the best science fiction novel of the year.
ANNOUNCED MARCH 4, 2019:
The nominees for the 2019 Women's Prize for Fiction.
ANNOUNCED NOVEMBER 14, 2018:
The winners of the 2018 National Book Awards for the best books of Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young People's Literature have been announced.
ANNOUNCED OCTOBER 16, 2018
MILKMAN by Anna Burns wins the 2018 Man Booker Prize for the best novel of the year.
All winners and nominees are in stock.

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May 4, 2018 newsletter

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