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Kepler's Books

1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025
650-324-4321
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Menlo Park
Type: Specialty Shops
Activities: Shopping
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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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Atherton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

Shopping for books in bookstores may be a dying activity, but if you get the chance to check out Kepler's, you have to do it. I especially enjoy the back wall fiction section, which highlights staff favorites, making it easier to find hidden gems you might enjoy. It's also always fun to check out the Summer Reading section; the high... More

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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

I remember when this store was across the street in the 60's. It is now in a very open, entertaining location. Ask the help desk for help, or just talk to them about what you are thinking... I'm always confused in bookstores. This help desk will aid you to help target what you are interested in for that particular visit.

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Menlo Park, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2012

Although you won't find a massive selection like a Barnes store, you will find fantastic author-signed gems (like the Game of Thrones book I just bought) and local author books as well. They host lots of signings as well as lectures and offer very personal, small store service. Great location with a bit of tricky parking on occasion. We should... More

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Sausalito, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

When you buy books online you may save a few dollars, but eventually the book stores will go out of business. I like going to a bookstore and picking up a book and seeing what is in it and reading a little of it to see if I like it- asking the clerks their opinion, seeing what other books are... More

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Redwood City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

When I want to find some books that are out of the ordinary this is the place to go. Very good service and an assortment of reading material. Definitely worth driving out of your way to visit.

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