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Kepler's Books, Menlo Park

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Kepler's Books is one of the nation’s premier independent bookstores, famous for its outstanding author events, knowledgeable staff, and its broad selection of books, magazines and gifts.

Kepler's was founded in May 1955 by peace activist Roy Kepler.

Kepler's story is told in the documentary, "Paperback Dreams," which aired on PBS.

In 2012 Michael Doyle wrote a book about Roy Kepler, his mission and his store. The title is Radical Chapters and is available at store or on our website. Our Menlo Park trip planning tool makes visiting Menlo Park and other {2} attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Went to this store to see what the fuss was about. This is a small store, but jam packed with lots of good books! Parking is convenient with a garage beneath and an elevator right to the door - and...  more »
  • Great bookstore with well read staff who can assist you in finding just the right book. Interesting authors and guest lecturers  more »
  • This bookstore is phenominal, absolutely adore the books that they have there... How the sections are organized! The authors they host! The helpful staff! Dog friendly to boot.
  • Their horror section is kind of pathetic, but they can order any book you need so it isn't really an issue. Knowledgeable staff and lots of author events so this place is always fun to stop by. Can be pricey, but I don't mind spending a little extra on local business every now and then.

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