Hi there! We're Timbre Books –– an independent neighborhood bookshop in Ventura, CA.
We believe in the magic of words and stories.
We aspire to create a hospitable space where good stories can be read, shared, and written.
We hope to amplify the importance of the written word in making sense of the world.
We think James Baldwin said it best:
"For, while the tale of how we suffer, and how we are delighted, and how we may triumph is never new, it always must be heard. There isn't any other tale to tell, it's the only light we've got in all this darkness."
– James Baldwin, Sonny's Blues
We get stoked about participating in the ongoing legacy of stories – each one resonating with a timbre of its own – to create connection across time and people. Call us nerds. It's a wild kind of magic, and we are here for it.