Our Summer Reading Challenge for Kids has officially launched. Everyone from beginning readers to young adults can take part. Simply read a total of 5 books – 3 from our pre-selected list and 2 of your own choosing – before September 10th to receive a special prize and to be entered into a raffle for a $50 Orinda Books gift certificate. 


You can click on each title to purchase your selection from our online store.


Download and print your Scorecard to record the books you read.


Welcome to Orinda Books

We are an independently-owned bookstore based in the beautiful town of Orinda, just 30 minutes (give or take a rush hour or two) from San Francisco. Visiting is easy! We are open seven days a week and have ample free parking right outside our doors.

We strive to provide a diverse and eclectic range of books and have a large inventory covering travel, fiction, history and biography, current affairs, art and poetry, nature lit and science. Our children's department is wonderful and inviting and a great place to flop down and read.

We love to keep it local too! Check out our locally-made chocolate, olive oil, ceramics and artwork. We support local authors and artists and can provide a great space for local groups to meet.

Last but not least, we love to read and love to recommend our favorites - so don't hesitate to ask!

Come and see us soon.

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