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Kepler's Books

1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA
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  • Kepler's BooksPro 2014
    Tammy Intrepid A.
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    5 Aug 05, 2013

    Support your local bookstore! *there aren't that many left* Granted I do buy online, but I'll also willingly pay more to buy here...Jeff Bezos doesn't need any more money. Check their schedule of author appearances. A Peninsula institution, let's keep it that way.

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    Jaak Treiman
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    4 Nov 04, 2012

    Local, independent bookstores are to be encouraged but they in turn have to reciprocate. Kepler's is a local legend that is loosing some of its luster. It still has an enviable selection of books (perhaps too great a selection and not enough depth) and a knowledgable and helpful staff. Yet, in recent years, it seems to have lacked that certain spark that automatically draws me in whenever I'm in town. Perhaps after its most recent closure and revamp, the spark will reappear.

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  • Kepler's BooksPro 2014
    Eric Brink
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    5 Jul 04, 2012

    This IS a really great bookstore. Nice selection, knowledgable staff and a nice selection of magazines. Parking is relatively easy once you figure out one particular street turn. They don't make boodstores like Kepler's and Book Passage anymore that are so nicely rooted in their community. I also belong to Kepler's Literary Circle Membership as this independent bookstore merits its community's continual support.

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    Ingrid Katz
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    5 Dec 05, 2013

    Great bookstore with lots of personal touch. The staff is very knowlegeable and helpful.

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    Travis Katz
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    4 Dec 05, 2013

    A great, locally owned bookstore with a fantastic selection of books.

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    4 Jun 16, 2011
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Description

Kepler's Books in Menlo Park, California, is a local, independently owned and operated bookstore. Founded by Roy Kepler in 1955, the store immediately attracted faculty and students from nearby Stanford University and was soon known as a cultural epicenter where like-minded people gathered to talk about serious books and serious ideas. Roy Kepler's son Clark took over store management duties from his father in 1980. In 1990, Publisher's Clearing House honored Kepler's Books as "Bookseller of the Year." Kepler's Books closed in 2005, but after community protests and demonstrations, the store reopened thanks to the help of donations and community investments.

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4.5 out of 5
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