Open to the public 11 to 5, and also by appointment
seven days a week, through Christmas Eve.
Check out the fabulous holiday windows on our
Instagram account: @windowsofbells
Also, see our COVID Safety Policies
This month has brought us a cornucopia of rare book collections; scarce 18th century volumes of Shakespeare, signed editions by T.S. Eliot, H.G. Wells, Annie Dillard, Harper Lee, Ursula Le Guin, and Robert Frost; first editions of Richard Brautigan, John Steinbeck, Rudyard Kipling, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Virginia Woolf, and J.R.R. Tolkien. We’ve added to the displays with the latest new releases, including Barack Obama’s A Promised Land.
Located in downtown Palo Alto, Bell’s has served the Stanford University and Silicon Valley communities, providing new, used, and rare books since 1935.
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.