COVID updates and how to order :))

Hey everyone! We just wanted to reach out and let you all know that our storefront is still closed for browsing at least through the end of May, but we are here taking orders every day from 12-5 by phone (510-653-7300) and email (

We are able to do curbside pickups from 12-5 daily, or we can also ship!

We are able to special order, we can help you virtually browse or curate a selection for you, recommend titles, help select gifts, or whatever else you might need! We have new and used books, movies, puzzles, stuff for kids, store t-shirts, cards, crossword & sudoku, GIFT CERTIFICATES and more :)

We have been posting a lot of wares on our Instagram (@spectatorbooks, #spectatorbooksforsale) and Facebook ( and we are happy to take orders through DM as well :)

We are now a member of ( and we have put up many curated lists of books there for your browsing pleasure! You can order directly through that site and it will benefit us, something for which we are SO grateful; however, if you are able to browse there but still order directly through us for the time being, we will net a little bit more $.

If you like audiobooks, you can support us at as well :)

We are not able to take in any trade-ins or donated books at this time, but we would be so thrilled if you would save your books for us, as we are definitely going to be needing them as soon as we re-open!

We can't thank our community enough for everything you've done for us these past 50+ days!!! We are so proud to be part of Oakland and Piedmont Ave especially. We are working hard to keep our shop viable and do what we know how to do, for anyone who needs our services :)) Sending love to you all, well wishes, and many, MANY thanks for helping us stay afloat in these wild times! <3

Stacie, Tibby, Idit, Galia, Hannah, Christine and Gabi