Our Store

Orinda Books is celebrating 35 years in Village Square, and proud to be Contra Costa County’s largest independent bookstore.  Visiting is easy – we are open seven days a week and have ample free parking right outside our doors.

Come in and relax – there’s plenty of comfortable seating inside.  Browse our 14,000+ titles and don’t hesitate to ask our well-read staff to help with recommendations for all ages and tastes.  If we don’t have a book on our shelves, we can order it and usually have it ready for pick up at the store within a couple of days.  And for your convenience, we offer free gift wrapping.

Our author readings and book signings attract people from all over the Bay Area, and we are particularly proud to offer shelf space and reading events to local authors.  Our twice annual ceramics and painting exhibitions featuring work by Orinda and Moraga artists Gerry Wallace and Paul Kratter have become sell-out hits.  We also display paintings for sale by local artists.

However if it is just a friendly cat you want to stroke, Ginger is here, and will always greet you with her welcoming meow.

We look forward to seeing you soon.    

Artist of the Month

Our June Artist of the month is Bill Anderson. Stop by our bookstore to see his handsomely framed paintings on our walls this month!

Weekly Story Hour at Orinda Books

All 2-4 Year-olds and their grown-ups are invited to a story hour! Join us every Thursday morning from 10-11 AM. The Story Lady Cathy G. hosts a lively and delightful hour.