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Kepler's Books

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Excellent local independent bookstore off the Stanford campus

Have been visiting this large independent bookstore when in the San Francisco area for as long as... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Columbus, Indiana
Met Terry Brooks!

We were visiting my Dad in Redwood City and decided to visit Kepler's books. Terry Brooks was... read more

Reviewed July 1, 2018
Pocatello, Idaho
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1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025-4349
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been visiting this large independent bookstore when in the San Francisco area for as long as we can remember - certainly for 20 years or more (it's been around since 1955 although the invasion of the big bookstore chains like Borders did it in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank interceptpubs
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Staff were happy to help There was an average amount to choose from overal great experience Very clean and well attained

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rebecc45
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Wide variety and selection of books for both adult and children. Informative helpful and friendly staff. Book reviews by staff are on shelves around the shop. Lively and interesting author talks each week. Well run and managed. Bright well light airy clean. Magazines, cards and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank C M
Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

Kepler's books is your modern bookstore. What sets it apart is the recommendations stuck to the shelves. While many find them useful, I found them rather distracting and not very useful. But that's just my opinion. The collection of fiction books was good but not...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Chin711
Reviewed July 1, 2018

We were visiting my Dad in Redwood City and decided to visit Kepler's books. Terry Brooks was scheduled to appear and sign books on the date that we randomly went to the bookstore. He is my son's favorite author. He signed his latest book and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ThomasL6255
Reviewed January 21, 2018

They have a strong selection of current books -- and are always willing to order books for you either online, over the phone or at the store. They typically come in within a couple or so days -- andit's easy to pop in and pick...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed January 21, 2018

Needed a particular book; couldn't find it on the shelf; checked with the cashier; she checked the computer to make sure it was on the shelf, then pointed me directly to it.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank FoodandWineTonight
Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

Love, love this store! They even gift wrap. Please support local bookshops. We need these to help maintain neighborhoods in Menlo Park and Palo Alto.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank JoAnne D
Reviewed December 21, 2017

The store is wonderful to wander through. There is a variety of fun, literary-themed (and not) fun items in addition to the books. The staff are always helpful. If they don't have something in particular you're looking for, they'll order it for you. I am...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Bridget G
Reviewed May 18, 2017 via mobile

This evening Julie Foudy was promoting her new book with a panel of incredible women. I am pretty impressed that Kepler's was able to host such a great event. Need to work on building the book signing line though. I will definitely come back to...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Luv2hikejulie
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