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Address: 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025
Phone Number: 650-324-4321
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Among America's Best Independent Bookstores

A Menlo Park and peninsula institution since 1955, Kepler's books keeps in business when other bookstores have been torpedoed by Amazon due to its loyal customer base, willingness... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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Menlo Park, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

A Menlo Park and peninsula institution since 1955, Kepler's books keeps in business when other bookstores have been torpedoed by Amazon due to its loyal customer base, willingness to innovate, and strong schedule of author appearances. Even if you prefer to read book electronically (as I do) you can support Keplers by buying their versionf of e-books by Kobo.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

For some Kepler's is a bit like a religion. All gifts are Kepler's related and all time and money goes towards this lovely little independent bookstore. It's a nice place to wander in and peruse and it's also a place to go if you are looking for something special or specific. The staff is knowledgeable, kind and courteous and if... More 

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Moorpark, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I found not only great books and gifts, but also a great wrapping service. Great place to find all sorts of book, guides, magazines, etc. nice!

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Menlo Park, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Kepler's is extremely helpful with ordering a book that is not available. Kepler's also host book readings which are quite enjoyable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I went to this book shop while visiting my brother. It is a favorite place of his children... And he and his wife. Selection was great and I love the way they tag recommendations. I certainly wish there were more shops like this.

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Kepler's Books and Magazines is an independent bookstore which was founded by Roy Kepler in May 14,1955. It is a good book store. It is also known for its literary events and author speaker series. One can contact the bookstore or look on line at their web site if interested in what events are planned. They also offer book for... More 

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Menlo Park, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Browsing Keplers and having a cup of coffee at Cafe Borrone next door is one of my favorite ways to spend an hour or two on the San Francisco Peninsula. Book lovers will feel right at home: a wonderful selection of books, knowledgable and friendly staff. I always find at least one book (and usually more like five) I'd love... More 

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Menlo Park, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The main indie bookstore for the Menlo Park/Palo Alto area. Great selection of books actively curated by a knowledgeable staff rather than just stocked from a best seller list. Need a good cookbook? Kepler's has a great selection. Lots of evening events with book signings and famous authors. Next door is Cafe Baronne for a nice lunch/coffee/dinner. Park in the... More 

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Menlo Park, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Keplers is the perfect bookstore, located next to a great cafe with indoor/outdoor seating. Speakers, knowledgeable staff, great kids section.

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SF, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

if you need a book, or want to speak to highly knowledgable folks who "know books" drop in and spend a few hours among the shelves.

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Address: 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025
Phone Number: 650-324-4321
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Menlo Park
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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