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 and regularly updated lists of outstanding books or use the search fields at the top and bottom of Bookshop pages to find the book you're looking for. Orders are filled by Bookshop from multiple vendors, so even if we don't have that title in our Oakland store inventory 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.
Please note that Bookshop orders are for shipment to home only. If you'd like to place an order for a safe pickup at the store, please call us at 510-832-4438 between 10:00 am and 7:00 pm any day of the week to check if we have a title in stock.
UPDATE: We have re-opened our doors! Face masks and social distancing are required. Come in and browse!
- Our rare, collectible, and "interesting" books are available on eBay.
- Check our website regularly for news and updates.