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

We are open again for browsing :) 

welcome back!!!

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WELCOME TO SPECTATOR BOOKS!

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!

UPDATE 4/18/21:

We will begin accepting trade-ins *by appointment only* beginning Saturday May 1st; appointments can be made by phone, email, or in person. 

(email or request form preferred, we almost always respond same-day):

 

spectatorbooks@gmail.com

~Request Form~

510-653-7300

~ available for curbside pickups or shipping ~

BLACK LIVES MATTER!

~MATTER IS THE MINIMUM~

2021 calendars and planners on sale now!

 get 'em while they last

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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