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Purchase any book in print online through Bookshop! Choose from our carefully curated lists or use the search fields at the top and bottom of our Bookshop page to find the book you're looking for. Orders placed online are shipped directly to you by Bookshop and are for shipment to your home only, not for store pickup. All online sales benefit Walden Pond Books just as if you were shopping in our brick-and-mortar store.

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Walden Pond Books is once again open to the public, so come in and browse. But you can still call ahead at 510-832-4438 between the hours of 10:00 am and 7:00 pm to order your books. A staff member will fill your order and arrange a safe and sanitized pickup at our front door. Even if we don't have your titles in stock, we'll have almost any book in print ready for pickup within 24 to 72 hours. As long as current public health emergency regulations are in effect, we're limiting store capacity and following social distancing and face mask protocol to keep our staff and our customers safe and healthy.

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FEATURED BOOK OF THE WEEK:
SHUGGIE BAIN by Douglas Stuart
2020 BOOKER PRIZE WINNER
Young Shuggie Bain navigates ruthless poverty, sexuality, and addiction on the mean streets of Glasgow. A stunning and unforgettable debut novel by a masterful writer about a boy trying to find a place in a world that seems to push him away.

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THE WATER DANCER
Ta-Nehisi Coates


GUN ISLAND
Amitav Ghosh


INTERIOR CHINATOWN
Charles Yu


OLIVE AGAIN
Elizabeth Strout


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Rare Books The Walden Pond Books Rare Book Room is now open to the public from 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays. You can also purchase our rare and collectable books on eBay.

PLEASE NOTE: We will begin buying and trading books for cash and store credit again on Monday, January 4, 2021 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

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THE BEST OF OUR NEW AND FORTHCOMING BOOKS:
NEW FICTION (December 1, 2020):
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THE 10 BEST BOOKS OF 2020
selected by the editors of the New York Times Book Review

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FICTION:
A CHILDRENS BIBLE
A CHILDREN'S BIBLE
by Lydia Millet
DEACON KING KONG
DEACON KING KONG
by James McBride
HAMNET
HAMNET
by Maggie O'Farrell
HOMELAND ELEGIES
HOMELAND ELEGIES
by Ayad Akhtar
THE VANISHING HALF
THE VANISHING HALF
by Brit Bennett
NONFICTION:
HIDDEN VALLEY ROAD
HIDDEN VALLEY ROAD
by Robert Kolker
A PROMISED LAND
A PROMISED LAND
by Barack Obama
SHAKESPEARE IN A DIVIDED AMERICA
SHAKESPEARE IN A
DIVIDED AMERICA
by James Shapiro
UNCANNY VALLEY
UNCANNY VALLEY
by Anna Wiener
WAR: HOW CONFLICT SHAPED US
WAR: HOW CONFLICT
SHAPED US
by Margaret MacMillan

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