We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Share
Review Highlights
One of a kind

Great bookstore with helpful people, good used selection, and neat atmosphere. Theis sister store... read more

Reviewed 28 January 2012
SweetPeaVentura_CA
,
Ventura, CA
Kind mellow and funky atomsphere

My daughter and I went into the store searching for a out of print book. We saw the book on... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2008
pkc4real
,
Ventura
Read all 6 reviews
2
All photos (2)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible16%
6 Aug 2018
“Great used bookstore!”
19 Apr 2017
“Go here instead of ordering Amazon.”
About
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
21°
12°
Sep
19°
10°
Oct
17°
Nov
Contact
748 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93001-2906
+1 805-643-3154
Call
Reviews (6)
Filter reviews
6 results
Traveller rating
3
2
0
0
1
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
3
2
0
0
1
See what travellers are saying:
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed 7 August 2018

We live in the Ventura County area and really enjoy having this bookstore in our area. We found an old yearbook from one of the years my father in law attended school. Great place to spend some time :-)

Thank hismile64
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This place has every used book I've ever looked for that's been in print for awhile. And...the staff here are super helpful and friendly. I always get into a time warp reading books and wondering who originally bought this book and how many owners it's...More

1  Thank martinatunafish
Reviewed 6 July 2014

I have been shopping here for many years and I love the look and feel of this store. Regardless of other negative reviews, this store is nothing like a "run down store in Skid Row." They have many books and they are organized by sections...More

1  Thank VenturaCAgrl34
Reviewed 12 April 2013

If you are a serious book collector avoid this place like the plague, especially if you are low on cash reserves. The place looks and smells like a discount book shop you might find on Skid Row, but while the books are that quality, the...More

Thank MaxieD_13
Reviewed 28 January 2012

Great bookstore with helpful people, good used selection, and neat atmosphere. Theis sister store, appendigo accepts used books for store credit!

1  Thank SweetPeaVentura_CA
Reviewed 18 July 2008

My daughter and I went into the store searching for a out of print book. We saw the book on Amazon.com but thought we could find it locally. The local library told us the book was on the shelves but was taken sometime ago and...More

2  Thank pkc4real
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 23 hotels in Ventura
Best Western Plus Inn Of Ventura
1,012 reviews
.30 km away
Vagabond Inn Ventura
415 reviews
.32 km away
Travelers Beach Inn
78 reviews
.33 km away
Amanzi Hotel
693 reviews
.34 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 457 restaurants in Ventura
Spencer Makenzie's Fish
415 reviews
.27 km away
Taj Cafe Indian Cuisine
372 reviews
.25 km away
Dargans Irish Pub & Restaurant
197 reviews
.23 km away
Vagabond Coffee Shop
124 reviews
.26 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 116 attractions in Ventura
Serra Cross Park
143 reviews
.60 km away
Ventura Pier and Promenade
646 reviews
.53 km away
Ventura City Hall
84 reviews
.33 km away
Ventura Visitor's Center
53 reviews
.38 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Bank of Books staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines