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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.

Monday, July 1, 2019 through Sunday, July 21, 2019: We have resumed buying and trading books in July. 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.

Monday, July 22, 2019 through Wednesday, July 31, 2019: We will STOP buying and trading books for the rest of July. We will resume buying and trading books on Thursday, August 1, 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 buy records every day of the year.

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ANNOUNCED JUNE 5, 2019:
AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE by Tayari Jones wins the 2019 Women's Prize for Fiction - the world's most prestigious annual book award celebrating and honoring women authors.
ANNOUNCED MAY 21, 2019:
CELESTIAL BODIES by Jokha Alharthi - translated by Marilyn Booth from the original Arabic - wins the 2019 International Booker Prize for the best novel of the year translated into English.
ANNOUNCED MAY 18, 2019:
THE CALCULATING STARS by Mary Robinette Kowal wins the 2019 Nebula Award for the best science-fiction/fantasy novel of the year.
ANNOUNCED APRIL 26, 2019:
DOWN THE RIVER UNTO THE SEA by Walter Mosley wins the 2019 Edgar Award for the best mystery/suspense novel of the year.
ANNOUNCED APRIL 15, 2019:
The winners of the 2019 Pulitzer Prizes for Fiction, Nonfiction, History, Biography, 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.
All award winners and nominees are in stock.

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