Excitement! We have recently received an extensive collection of collectible Caldecott Medal winners.
Established in 1938, the Caldecott Medal honors each year “the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.” We have a large number of these titles, many scarce in first editions, signed by the artists and/or authors.
Here are a few highlights:
A signed copy of Robert McCloskey’s Make Way for Ducklings
Leo and Diane Dillon’s Ashanti to Zulu, signed by both illustrators!
A signed First Edition of The Biggest Bear by Lyn Ward
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick, signed First Edition
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Our entire staff is fully vaccinated (i.e., they are all more than two weeks past their second Covid-19 vaccine doses). Nevertheless, we will all be wearing masks in the store for your safety and will ask you to do the same.
On Monday, May 3rd, our store was CLOSED to the public from 12:30 to 3:30 to honor our esteemed colleague Tärna. We are celebrating the anniversary of her 15th year here at Bell’s Books.Please congratulate her on this milestone the next time you stop by Bell’s. Here’s to her next 15 years (or more) here!
She is irrepressible, irreplaceable, and a complete delight!
Good news! We are open from 11-5 daily for in-store shopping, but with a limited capacity at the moment. As usual, we require customers to wear masks for entry and at all times in the store, as well as a … Continue reading →
Due to the current Covid numbers, we have decided to adopt the model of curbside pick-up and/or service at the door. While we are not allowing extended browsing in the store at this time, you can still get your books here at Bell’s! Here are the two best ways:
Curbside pick-up: Give us a call at (650) 323-7822 between 11 am and 5 pm. We are happy to take a look through our shelves to find the one you’re looking for, or make suggestions for alternates. From there, we can process a card over the phone and have the book ready for pick up between the above hours of the same day! Or, we can offer a couple of options for you to peruse when you come by.
Service at the door: If you find yourself in the neighborhood between 11 am and 5 pm, you can come up to the door and ask us for a book. We are happy to look for anything you might have in mind, and we will have plenty of exciting titles in the windows for browsing.
And as always, check out our Instagram for inspiration! We will be posting lots of books and shelves on our Stories, and we have books for every interest.
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We are assembling a presidential window display, to celebrate a new era: Check our Instagram account soon for pictures. We have a number of books signed by previous presidents, including Jimmy Carter, the subject of the recent PBS documentary.
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