We're open! Free shipping when you order through website to pick-up in store!


* Shop in-store  every day, 10am - 5pm.
* Pick up at all three locations: Daily 10am - 5pm.
* Order books on our website to be shipped to the store, or to your door. Free shipping to your door for purchases over $99.
* Call us: Daily 10am – 5pm, for recommendations or to check in-store stock.
* Have it delivered: We deliver within the Berkeley/Oakland area. Delivery fee is $3, no fee on orders over $50.

* Purchase an online gift code. We’ll email the user a code that may be used on website orders.


All 2021 Calendars $3.99!

Our Prodigal art calendars have finally arrived, and are on our tables now! Please note: while we have a lot of titles --art, Buddhism, cooking, nature, animals, countries-- we don’t have a lot of each, so they will sell out quickly.


Anti-Racist Reading List

We recommend any and all of these books to our customers working to understand and dismantle racism in America. See detailed reading list here

*Graphic designed by Jane Mount is available as a print from Ideal Bookshelf

Indie Bestseller Lists for

For the week ending  based on sales in hundreds of independent bookstores nationwide.

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