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BOOKS, BOOKS, BOOKS!

For over 30 years we have welcomed book lovers to our home at the same downtown Encinitas, CA. We have one of the largest selections of vintage paperbacks in the region. Our many sections include fiction, classics, poetry, non-fiction and children's books.

PRICED FOR THE BARGAIN HUNTER

Book Tales prices competitively. Bargain hunters can select from hundreds of popular hardcover novels -- most of them in like-new condition -- offered for only $3 and arrayed on tables and in carts in front of the store.

NEVER THE SAME OLD, SAME OLD

Returning customers frequently delight in discovering new treasures in our huge, well-organized selection of gently-used books. We have classics, poetry, and children's books. Numerous other shelves display collectible and rare hardcover editions.

CAN'T MAKE IT INTO THE STORE?

No worries. Peruse our intriguing selection in our online store or through our partner website Amazon.com. Our Booktales guarantee of accurate book descriptions, careful packaging, and immediate shipping assures your satisfaction.

A Curious Selection

Book Tales gives book lovers a quick escape from everyday life. Located in downtown Encinitas, we are easy to find and get lost in.

What People Say

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  • My book arrived a few days ago and was in perfect shape; exactly as described!
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DON'T SIT DOWN WITHOUT ONE!

Book Tales offers a wealth of fine non-fiction and collectible books at higher prices. Our customers include many bargain hunters, so we set prices competitively for more expensive books as well as less expensive ones.

Large Selection of Vintage Paperbacks

Book Tales features thousands of paperback novels. Each popular-fiction genre -- romance, mystery/detective, science-fiction/fantasy, and general fiction -- is given its own large area.

Popular Hardcover Novels For Only $3

Bargain hunters can select from hundreds of popular hardcover novels -- most of them in like-new condition -- offered for only $3 and arrayed on tables and in carts in front of the store.

Discover New Treasures With Every Visit

People walking in for the first time are amazed by the huge, well-organized selection of gently-used books. To ensure a fresh, intriguing selection, we are constantly on the look-out for the books our customers prefer.

So Many Places To Find Your Favorite Book

In addition to our bookstore located in beautiful downtown Encinitas, CA. You can peruse our selection online. Our accurate book descriptions, careful packaging, and immediate shipping makes buying your book online a breeze.

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