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Yes, I completely agree! They have a great selection of used books for those on a budget or out to make a great discovery without having to pay full price [while reaching out and taking a chance]...
When I know that I want to buy a new book, I order it through them to support my local independent bookseller. Please do the same; we need to support local gems like this one!
Hank, the owner is a really good guy. Sometimes I hit him up with words or expressions with which I have struggled in my reading. He responds with something humble like, "You know, I'm not all that smart..." then proceeds to help me out with an explanation that totally clicks. Maybe I'm not all that smart either. Then again, The Book Shop may owned by a man who is as humble as he is wise.
Rene works for Hank. She's great! I have yet to see her fail to smile for anyone who walks in the door. She [like Hank} is very knowledgeable on books [both new and classic] and always willing to help in person and over the phone. They've held books for me so long that I've felt guilty. Yet, they've still had that book on hold for me every time. It feels great to get that kind of helpful service without having to spend tons of money.
Overall, I give The Book Shop in Hayward an A plus!
David of Hayward
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