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One of a kind

Great bookstore with helpful people, good used selection, and neat atmosphere. Theis sister store... read more

Reviewed January 27, 2012
SweetPeaVentura_CA
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Ventura, CA
Kind mellow and funky atomsphere

My daughter and I went into the store searching for a out of print book. We saw the book on... read more

Reviewed July 17, 2008
pkc4real
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Ventura
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Aug 6, 2018
“Great used bookstore!”
Apr 19, 2017
“Go here instead of ordering Amazon.”
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

We live in the Ventura County area and really enjoy having this bookstore in our area. We found an old yearbook from one of the years my father in law attended school. Great place to spend some time :-)

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed April 19, 2017

This place has every used book I've ever looked for that's been in print for awhile. And...the staff here are super helpful and friendly. I always get into a time warp reading books and wondering who originally bought this book and how many owners it's...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed July 5, 2014

I have been shopping here for many years and I love the look and feel of this store. Regardless of other negative reviews, this store is nothing like a "run down store in Skid Row." They have many books and they are organized by sections...More

Date of experience: July 2014
1  Thank VenturaCAgrl34
Reviewed April 11, 2013

If you are a serious book collector avoid this place like the plague, especially if you are low on cash reserves. The place looks and smells like a discount book shop you might find on Skid Row, but while the books are that quality, the...More

Date of experience: June 2012
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Reviewed January 27, 2012

Great bookstore with helpful people, good used selection, and neat atmosphere. Theis sister store, appendigo accepts used books for store credit!

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Reviewed July 17, 2008

My daughter and I went into the store searching for a out of print book. We saw the book on Amazon.com but thought we could find it locally. The local library told us the book was on the shelves but was taken sometime ago and...More

2  Thank pkc4real
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