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Indie outdoor bookshop

Very cool book shop with lots of unique titles. Nice outdoor seating area as well. Even if you're... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jonnylops
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Boston, Massachusetts
Get lost in the stacks

What an experience. Books. Books. Books. Great prices. Books on the outside (just put the 50 cents... read more

Reviewed August 5, 2018
TravelbeeSantaFe_NM
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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302 W Matilija St, Ojai, CA 93023-2549
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very cool book shop with lots of unique titles. Nice outdoor seating area as well. Even if you're not interested in buying anything, it's worth the visit to walk around the store.

Thank Jonnylops
Reviewed August 5, 2018

What an experience. Books. Books. Books. Great prices. Books on the outside (just put the 50 cents through the door), books on the inside, which is mostly outdoors. Very laid back with spots to sit and read and have a cool drink. Helpful staff when...More

Thank TravelbeeSantaFe_NM
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

Maybe we caught the staff on a bad day but they were more interested in stroking their cat than engaging with customers.

Thank sparkythistle
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

First time at the bookstore and it was amazing. It’s almost indescribable with books everywhere. All out doors (kinda). You could spend hours there. Very laid back in fact so laid back that one of the guys was barefoot l. Loved it. I bought two...More

Thank nannyambt
Reviewed July 16, 2018

This is such an interesting and unusual bookstore! There are new and used books, and many of the books are outside. It's a lovely place to spend a few hours, browsing and reading. Absolutely unique.

Thank NatAtHome
Reviewed July 14, 2018

Bart's is such a wonderful part of the Ojai experience. Like a library, you can lose yourself in the stacks, and you never know what you'll find.

Thank MollyP605
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Whether you're an avid or seldom reader, you'll find something to spark your interest in this eclectic, indoor/outdoor shop of used books. Wander around to find your next great read, find a nook and settle in to read a chapter, or grab your book and...More

Thank JaneyK55
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Bart’s books is always a fun place to take new comers. You can do a walk through or spend a few hours browsing the selection of books.

Thank Makaria88
Reviewed April 29, 2018

Barts Books is an inside and outside store at the same time. Its design is legendary. There used to be a giant tree growing through the middle of the store. It isn't there now, but the store is still a fascinating visit. Not just for...More

Thank Pam R
Reviewed March 18, 2018

Some what off the beaten path, but worth a look. An easy place to spend time looking for used books. The selection runs the gamut from newer to really old. Spend time felazing in a very friendly atmosphere. The staff is especially knowledgeable and helpful.

Thank Shprice311
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