current hours:
11-8 DAILY!


We are open for browsing, stocked full of wonderful books and various other delights -- come see for yourself!

please note:
Our available trade appointments are now booked for all of 2021 (...!)

We will begin booking for 2022 at the beginning of january, and we will announce that here on the website.

for more details please see our trade-ins page here.

Thank you all so much for your patience and understanding while we navigate uncharted territory and work to quickly adapt -- we really appreciate your support, and feel very lucky to be the recipient of your offerings!


 

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We are an Independent Bookstore located at 4163 Piedmont Avenue in

OAKLAND CALIFORNIA, est. 1994.

We carry new and used books, movies, cards, and other rad stuff!

BLACK LIVES MATTER!

About Us

Spectator Books has been in business since 1994! We are committed to our community, and aim to be a zone of connection, education and comfort for all who enter. We believe in equality & diversity, that knowledge is power, and that a good book can very often be, or lead to, the cure for what ails us. We hope you will be able to visit soon!

Currently: using book witch magic to sustain community through disaster capitalism. Thank you for your support -- it is a vote for a better world! 

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