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Kepler's Books, Menlo Park

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Kepler's Books and Magazines is an independent bookstore in Menlo Park, California. It was founded on May 14, 1955 by Roy Kepler. He previously had worked as a staff member of radio station KPFA, listener-supported and based in Berkeley. The bookstore "soon blossomed into a cultural epicenter and attracted loyal customers from the students and faculty of Stanford University and from other members of the surrounding communities who were interested in serious books and ideas."
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  • Kepler has turned from a good to average book store in Menlo Park. There are now better book stores. We did some shopping, but when we could not find what we wanted, we move on.  more »
  • 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.
  • Nice personnel one person, I saw driving into the parking garage build as Windsor Bank, with back's, I ain't lying. Book on explicit showcase about Capital Hill...I have a Jill on the probably in the books, while the better achievement's and professional advancement of a life about Anneals in postures. Books on interesting persona, she must have, I guess she's the works there, I best interest in a Nottingham kind of guy, acting character. Thanks, for the luck...
  • A local book purveyor with a helpful staff. They appear to support authors by hosting talks. I was able to locate a print on demand book (published back in 1971) at a reasonable cost. A welcoming place to be around literature. I noticed multiple book clubs using their services for acquiring readings. Quite nice.
  • A decent-sized bookstore with a lot of character. Books, cards, wrapping paper, gifts—there is a good variety. I happened to be in store during an author event, which was cool. My favorite section of books was the limited edition.

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