An independently owned bookstore specializing in African-American literature.
The chain store carries a slew of titles and hosts occasional readings and regular children's reading groups.
In addition to selling a wide selection of titles, the store's Alameda locale hosts weekly book clubs and readings by authors.
The bookstore has a politics section that could take an entire afternoon to browse, as well as ample labor studies and art sections. Walden also hosts a monthly mystery book club.
Located in the historic Green Shutter Hotel in downtown Hayward, the locally owned and operated bookstore sells news and used books and more.
Carries a wide selection of magazines, from Hi-Fructose to Atlantic Monthly, in addition to books and a cool selection of old punk and rock 'n' roll pins, tapes, and T-shirts.
Where all the books are free (for real)!
Carries a large selection of books and hosts regular author readings and events.
Carries a variety of metaphysical and holistic health books, as well as crystals, candles, incense, jewelry, and more, and also hosts occasional tarot and other readings.
Sells an eclectic, eccentric, and egalitarian treasure trove of secondhand books, and hosts occasional in-store shows and author events.
The world-famous store sells secondhand books in every imaginable category, and hosts a lively calendar of readings by visiting authors and poets.
Dubbed the "Best Bookstore for Really Smart People" by the Express in 2009, the store specializes in stocking works published by university presses and hosts weekly lectures by notable authors and academics.
Offers new and used books and hosts a handful of author readings each month.
A long-lived and well-loved sci-fi and fantasy specialty shop.
A bookstore specializing in Asian and Asian-American literature and books on Chinese medicine, martial arts, ethnic studies, and more.