Selling fine used, new, and rare books since 1935.
Monday through Thursday 11:00 – 5:00
Friday 11:00 – 8:00
Saturday and Sunday 11:00 – 5:00
PLEASE NOTE: We will be CLOSED Monday, May 29th, in observance of Memorial Day.
New shipments arriving daily!
- We are happy to provide personalized gift shopping via phone or in person.
- Free gift wrapping!
- 350,000 titles from which to choose!
Give us a call at (650) 323-7822 with any questions.
We highly recommend that you be fully masked before coming in to browse, and we provide hand sanitizer at the door. Thanks for keeping everyone safe!
Please call 650-323-7822 if you have any questions. We are happy to fill specific requests, or to suggest good reading that can be picked up at our doors, depending on your comfort level. Also, please see our Health Safety Policies
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Many exciting collections have recently come our way, including thousands of philosophy titles from the estate of the renowned Richard Rorty. We also have:
- Signed editions by T.S. Eliot, Joseph Conrad, Robert Frost, Bertrand Russell, Raymond Carver, among others.
- A limited signed first edition of Winnie the Pooh, also signed by the illustrator.
- A number of fine Arion Press editions of various titles, including a very attractive edition of Don Quixote.
Located in downtown Palo Alto, Bell’s has served the Stanford University and Silicon Valley communities, providing new, used, and rare books since 1935. We are the oldest and only bookstore located in the downtown area.
Our century-old storefront houses 300,000 volumes on two floors. Spilling over with hardcover and quality paperback books in 500 subject categories, there is, quite literally, something for everyone at Bell’s:
Bell’s purchases fine books and private collections.