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As per the Health Officer of Santa Clara County’s recommendation, face coverings will still be required to enter our store (“… the Health Officer strongly recommends that all persons continue to wear face coverings when indoors.” SANTA CLARA COUNTY ORDINANCE … Continue reading
Larry McMurtry on Bell’s
Larry McMurtry lived in the Bay Area in the 1960s, and he recounts in his memoir, entitled Books, his visit to Bell’s Books: “The famously grouchy Mr. Bell in Palo Alto ordered me off his second fl0or, although I had … Continue reading
Our Hours in the New Year
We will be OPEN 11 to 5 every day of the week, starting Sunday, January 2nd, 2022, with extended hours on Fridays until 8. Happy New Year Year!!
Our Hours through the New Year
We will be OPEN 11 to 6 through Thursday, December 23rd. On Christmas Eve, Friday, December 24th, our hours are 11 to 4. We will be CLOSED Christmas Day. We will be OPEN 11 to 6 from Sunday, December 26th … Continue reading
A Rare Acquisition
Bell’s Books is pleased to offer a rare set of three first editions from the early Winnie-the-Pooh series, with each copy signed by both the author, A.A. Milne, and illustrator, E. H. Shepard. These are first editions that were released … Continue reading
Palo Alto Historical Association Presents…
Here’s a link to the talk Faith and other long-term business owners in Palo Alto gave regarding their businesses’ histories on October 3, 2021. Included in this talk are Georgie Gleim of Gleim Jewelers, Leslie Mills and Sue Diggle Mills … Continue reading
Expanded Hours for the Holidays!
We will be CLOSED Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 25th. On Friday, November 26th, we will be open from 11 to 8. Starting Saturday, November 27th, our expanded holiday hours will be: Every day 11 to 6, Fridays 11 to 8. … Continue reading
A Distinguished Visitor
Yesterday morning Judge LaDoris Hazzard Cordell visited Bell’s to sign her new memoir entitled Her Honor. Judge Cordell is the first African-American woman to sit on the Superior Court of Northern California, has been a member of the Palo Alto … Continue reading
Our Alley Has Come Alive!
Come see re-imagined public spaces this coming weekend in Palo Alto. The City of Palo Alto is hosting an event designed to “…reframe the City as a laboratory for urban interventions and creative placemaking..,” and we at Bell’s are one … Continue reading
Mark Your Calendars!
Sunday, October 3rd, from 2 to 3 PM the Palo Alto Historical Association will be hosting a webinar entitled “Against the Odds: Palo Alto Businesses over 50 Years Old,” and our own Faith Bell will be participating to share some … Continue reading