How to use this site
AN IMPORTANT NOTE ON USING THIS WEBSITE:
This website is primarily intended as a tool for browsing our new, and selected used, stock. Our hope is that you'll find it fun and interesting to peruse what we have to offer this way! While it can't replace the feeling of walking through the shop and looking at the various titles and subjects, we endeavored to make a site that could capture a little of the serendipity and surprise of a series of eclectic bookcases - possibly even the thrill of discovering something you never knew existed.
We were also loath to give up one of our favorite parts of working in books: talking with people, whether in person, by phone, or by mail, about their interests and passions, newfound as well as long-held. With this in mind, our website is not the easiest way to learn if Spectator Books has a specific title or item: if you're after something particular and you don't want browse for it, please call or email us! If we don't happen to have it on hand, we will be happy to see if we can order it for you. We look forward to hearing from you!
HOW TO USE CTRL F / COMMAND F FUNCTION TO SEARCH:
To search for a book or other item by title or author when you're on a page browsing, we recommend using the Find in Page feature on your browser (CTRL-F or Command-F) to search for specific text. This will bring up a "Find in Page" search bar in your browser window. Once this search bar comes up, simply type a keyword for the item you are looking for, such as a title or surname, and your browser will locate any instances of that word on the page.
"Find in Page" works only if the entire page has loaded already; please scroll all the way to the bottom before using it to ensure you're searching everything on the page!
Our site works best on a desktop or laptop screen.
If you are accessing our mobile site, you can locate the "Find in Page" option in a menu beneath an ellipsis symbol near the URL bar in the case of the Chrome and Firefox web browsers. Other mobile web browsers, such as Safari and Brave, may not yet support the option to "Find in Page".
USING THE WEBSITE ON A MOBILE DEVICE:
When using our website on a mobile device, please note that the menu containing the various sections of the site, which on a desktop or laptop screen are in a line across the top of each page, may be found behind the three parallel lines in the top right of your screen.
CONSIGNMENT and LOCAL AUTHORS:
Please reach out to us via email if you would like us to consider carrying your book in our store! We have limited space and generally only carry Oakland or Bay Area authors on consignment.