An independent seller of used books, greeting cards and jewelry in Los Altos, Ca.

Special Events

Sunday, July 20, 8pm to 10pm - Poetry at Know Knew Books featuring Clifford Hunt

Once again, we are convening at Know Knew Books for an evening of poetry. Please consider joining us, with work of your own, or a favorite poet's to read at open mic, and a snack or beverage to share, if you can, for this celebration of language. Followed by open mic.

Every Thursday, 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Chef Koochooloo will be joining us for a fun and interactive cooking experience where your kids can discover the world, learn geography, math and science, through cooking! See what you can cook with today's shopping. https://www.youtube.com/user/chefkoochooloo CANCELED! Chef Koochooloo will no longer be doing events on Thursday evenings.

July 26-27 11am to 3pm - Companions In Waiting

Companions in Waiting will be at our store with some of their furry friends (Cats and Dogs) for you to meet and hang out with for the afternoon. Stop on by if you just want to greet their furry friends and share some love, are looking to find a new friend or just want to learn more about Companions in Waiting.

July 31, 6:30pm to 8pm - Chichilla Education Night.

Our friends from Chinchilla Rescue will be in the store with some of their furry friends so you can meet and learn about chinchillas.

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New Location!

Know Knew Books has a brand new location. Our new location has a very different look and feel, but our continued efforts to bring you high quality intersting and enjoyable items to read remains the same.

About Us

Since 1988, Know Knew Books has been an independent used bookstore. Individual reviews can be found at the Know Knew Books page on Yelp and the Know Knew Books page on Insider Pages. We have been featured in The Paly Voice from Palo Alto High School.

At our new location we have streamlined our inventory getting back to a primary focus of providing our patrons with used high quality books covering a wide variety of topics. We have also added an eclectic selection of jewelry and greeting cards.

New Store Hours!

We are now open Sunday thru Thursday 10am - 8pm; Friday and Saturday 10am to 9pm.
Trading hours Monday and Friday 3pm to 7pm.

Features and Events

Know Knew Books is more than just books. To go along with our new look we will be bringing in new events for you to enjoy. Every week we will bring in new events and continue to expand the scope and variety for your entertainment. Information about events, exhibits, and readings will be given below. Join our email list and receive weekly updates

If you have a idea for something that you think would be intresting to see in the book store please send an email to Emily Stains, our event coordinator. In past we've had everything from live recitals, break dancing and tarot readings.

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