Bank of Books

Bank of Books, Ventura: Address, Phone Number, Bank of Books Reviews: 4/5

Bank of Books
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Speciality & Gift Shops • Antique Shops

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jslavender
Carlsbad, CA29 contributions
Expensive Used Books
Jul 2020
I don' understand why you would shop here for used books. They have a good selection, however the paperbacks are very old and very expensive. If you are not looking for anything in particular, but something to read stay clear of this. Forty dollars for old paper backused books (4) is expensive. Better to give the money to one of the charity thrift stores instead. I considered it a lesson and a rip-off!
Written July 14, 2020
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kariedi
Henderson, NV171 contributions
I always try to buy at least one book here when we visit
Jun 2020
I really like visiting Bank of Books. This trip I was looking for a specific book and lo and behold they had the hard back at a very reasonable price and it was in great shape. Thank you!
Written June 28, 2020
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hismile64
CA18 contributions
Great used bookstore!
Jul 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 :-)
Written August 6, 2018
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martinatunafish
ventura, ca33 contributions
Go here instead of ordering Amazon.
Mar 2017 • Solo
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 traveled with. I found a book of Walt Whitman's writings, Leaves of Grass and this gem has its permanent home beside my bed. Massive treasure chest of books!
Written April 19, 2017
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VenturaCAgrl34
Ventura, CA1 contribution
A great place for used books
Jul 2014 • Family
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 and fiction areas are by author. I like that it does have an antique feel to it and it is a comfortable setting to sit and read in. They can order books if they do not have it in stock and if you want to put a book on hold, you can do that as well. Please come and visit this wonderful place before judging it based on something negative said here.
Written July 5, 2014
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MaxieD_13
Oxnard, CA18 contributions
Don't bother
Jun 2012 • Solo
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 prices are more like Rodeo Drive. If you really want a quality book for a few dollars and not one that will break the bank, go across the street to the library's book store.

This place not only sells junk, it also does not support local authors as far as I can see.

I want to meet some locals who are following in the path of Erle Stanley Gardner, but all we get here are L.A. wannabes looking to sell a script. If you want to complain to the owner, you have to whisper.
Written April 11, 2013
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SweetPeaVentura_CA
Ventura, CA131 contributions
One of a kind
Great bookstore with helpful people, good used selection, and neat atmosphere. Theis sister store, appendigo accepts used books for store credit!
Written January 28, 2012
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pkc4real
Ventura1 contribution
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 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 none were available. Tim looked for the book in the shop and didn't have it. He said that sometimes private sellers on amazon didn't always follow through and it would be safer to order through him. I felt confident in his knowledge and we ordered the book here. Low key, mellow place, rather cool actually!
Written July 17, 2008
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