Kepler’s Books & Magazines
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025
About an hour south of San Francisco near Palo Alto and Stanford University is the upscale town of Menlo Park.
Menlo Park is home to the much beloved Kepler’s Books. How beloved? Well, the owners once tried to close Kepler’s Books, only to find that local residents weren’t happy with that decision and worked together to get it to reopen.
So it did. And at 10,000 square feet, Kepler’s is a very large book store. They have 320 book clubs and coordinate a lot of author events throughout the year. The store has been in existence for 54 years, and at least on the evening when I was there seemed to have a steady clip of customers. Their location in a shopping center next to a couple of popular restaurants almost ensures that people will browse.
A great resource if you’re in Palo Alto or Menlo Park.