Business Type: Bookstore
1007 B Street
Hayward, California 94541-4107
Phone: (510) 538-3943
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The Book Shop is a 50+ y/o cultural institution in Historic Downtown Hayward. As is the case with most indies, it is run by a tremendous crew of knowledgable, smart, witty, and kind people. They have a huge range of pre-owned books and you can find some lovely older titles.
For example, last time I was in, I picked up a 1904 illustrated collection of works by Poe with introductory remarks by Edwin Markham, and a 1940 Modern Library edition of
Sorry to say that it remains as the only indie bookshop between Oakland and San José. Even those that are still listed on this website are gone. So please, if you live in the Bay Area, get over to this place so that it doesn't vanish into oblivion like the others.
Great place to find out of print and used books. Great handmade/vintage greeting cards and fun local books.