A Great Good Place for Books: 6120 La Salle Ave, Oakland, CA 94611: Small independent bookseller with author events.
Book Tree: 6121 La Salle Ave, Oakland, CA 94611: New books and special orders.
East Bay Booksellers (used to be Diesel): 5433 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618: Another great bookshop on College Ave – new books and magazines, nice collection of fiction and art books, and holds author events.
Pegasus Books: 5560 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618: New and used local bookshop. Great calendar sales at the beginning of the year.
Walden Pond Books: 3316 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610: A family run bookstore that sells new and used, and rare books; new and used L.P.s, CDs, and DVDs, new and used comics and graphic novels; greeting cards for every occasion, journals, notebooks, and postcards.