Since 1973, Walden Pond Books has served the San Francisco Bay Area reading public from its store at 3316 Grand Avenue in Oakland, California's Grand Lake district. A family-owned independent bookstore selling new, used, and rare books, Walden Pond Books and its staff are dedicated to getting the right book to the right person at the right time.
Choose from our carefully curated lists and staff favorites or use the search fields at the top and bottom of this Bookshop page to find the book you're looking for. Our online store does not reflect our in-store inventory, and orders are filled by Bookshop from multiple vendors, so you now have access to virtually any book in print. All online sales benefit Walden Pond Books just as if you were shopping in our brick-and-mortar store.
- Our rare, collectible, and "interesting" books are available on eBay.
- Check our website regularly for news and updates.