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“Keplers is a great bookstore”
Review of Kepler's Books

Kepler's Books
Ranked #2 of 11 things to do in Menlo Park
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Menlo Park, California
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Keplers is a great bookstore”
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.

Visited November 2013
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SF, California
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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“quality old school book store. a dying breed.”
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.

Visited November 2013
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Atherton, California
Level 4 Contributor
49 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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“A local institution”
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 school summer reading choices usually include many of the classics. Best of all, it's right next door to Borrone, so you can grab a great meal before or after browsing the shelves (which can keep you in the store for hours).

Visited May 2012
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Palo Alto, California
Level 6 Contributor
231 reviews
72 attraction reviews
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“Support a Genuine Community Bookstore”
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.

Visited March 2012
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Menlo Park, CA
Level 6 Contributor
128 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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“Great Local Bookstore with Hidden Gems”
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 work hard to support this local gem.

Visited January 2012
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