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Bookshop Santa Cruz

Open Now: 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open today: 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Amazing bookstore! Love!

I walked into this lovely bookstore! There are new and used books. There are tons of... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2018
Dallas, TX
A Constant and Gratifying Presence on the Santa Cruz Scene

When I was a college student half a century ago, Bookshop Santa Cruz was an eye opening exposure of... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2018
Los Gatos, California
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Bookshop Santa Cruz is a large, general independent bookstore located in the heart of downtown Santa Cruz, California since 1966. Owned by the Coonerty family since 1973, Bookshop Santa Cruz is a multi-generational family business currently under...more
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1520 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3903
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Reviewed 14 August 2018

I walked into this lovely bookstore! There are new and used books. There are tons of recommendations for all genres. And there was a little event going on with an author. I wish I could have stayed there and enjoy it more.

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Reviewed 10 April 2018

When I was a college student half a century ago, Bookshop Santa Cruz was an eye opening exposure of what I've come to think that a book store should be: comfortable, informal, nurturing of inquiring minds as reflected in its collection, and full of customers...More

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Reviewed 22 September 2017

We went to Bookshop Santa Cruz which is in the downtown area. They have inteesting books, Staff is nice and also helpful.

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Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

This is a classic - better than Barnes and Noble. My husband and I spent an hour enjoying the great selection. For those who love to read. . . This place is tops. . .

Thank Teresa B
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Bookshop Santa Cruz definitely ranks among my favorite places. They have a wide, eclectic selection of books and gifts. I can happily spend hours shopping for books I didn't know I wanted. Their staff suggestions and reviews are generally helpful, and I have found several...More

Thank felisdeco
Reviewed 5 September 2016

An eclectic mix of books, magazines, gifts...and you can eyeball the Santa Cruz cloud; they're even more eclectic than the goods. They have new and used books, a great kids section, and an easy ambiance so you can take all the time you want.

Thank Steve1066
Reviewed 23 August 2016

A good bookstore has what you're looking for, but it also has what you didn't know you wanted. Bookshop Santa Cruz has both. We came by to look through the collection of Tom Killion prints behind the registers, but then stayed to enjoy the whole...More

Thank Leslie I
Reviewed 11 August 2016

The Santa Cruz Bookshop is 'hip' in all the 'right' places. And of course I love and fully support Indy Bookshops. But to be honest, and I don't know why this is, for me personally, I just don't feel 'at home' in this bookshop. Is...More

Thank Libi K
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Bookshop Santa Cruz is the best bookstore in the area! The layout, the staff, and the selection are all wonderful. I recommend visiting this store.

Thank Cameron B
Reviewed 22 July 2016

What a sublime experience! My girlfriend and I stopped in on the way to Monterey and were astounded by how fantastic the service and selection were! We asked a couple of questions about recommendations and we were really impressed by the level of detail several...More

Thank Lisa H
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