current hours:
12-8 Tues - Sun (closed Monday)


We are open again for browsing :) 

welcome back!!!

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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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