Black Oak Books

★★★☆☆

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If you like paying rare-book prices for commonly available used books, this is the place to go. If not, not. I make a point of patronizing independent book stores, but really, the prices here are insulting. Many times I've gone to the Amazon used-book seller network or another independent retailer in the Bay Area and found the same exact book that I saw at Black Oak, in better condition, for one-fifth the price.

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★☆☆☆☆

If you like paying rare-book prices for commonly available used books, this is the place to go. If not, not. I make a point of patronizing independent book stores, but really, the prices here are insulting. Many times I've gone to the Amazon used-book seller network or another independent retailer in the Bay Area and found the same exact book that I saw at Black Oak, in better condition, for one-fifth the price.

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I love reading books and I love searching for good deals on new or used books. This place offers books from every genre you can imagine. Parking is pretty hard though so I normally take public transportation and spend a good portion of my afternoons just hanging out and looking for hidden treasures. It's a great place to come to just browse as well. I think they have another location but this is the location I always

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★★★★★

I love reading books and I love searching for good deals on new or used books. This place offers books from every genre you can imagine. Parking is pretty hard though so I normally take public transportation and spend a good portion of my afternoons just hanging out and looking for hidden treasures. It's a great place to come to just browse as well. I think they have another location but this is the location I always

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Black Oak Books is a strange anomaly. Its a pretty standard bookstore that I am sure would seem pretty good if it was in another city, or even another part of town. But it is literally like two blocks from City Lights Book Store, one of the best bookstores there is. Black Oak is fine, its selection is very limited, but it simply cant compete with the competition

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Black Oak Books is a strange anomaly. Its a pretty standard bookstore that I am sure would seem pretty good if it was in another city, or even another part of town. But it is literally like two blocks from City Lights Book Store, one of the best bookstores there is. Black Oak is fine, its selection is very limited, but it simply cant compete with the competition

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Another place where you can sell your old books for money and buy books if you need. Nice people working there good service and very helpful if you need to find something.

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Another place where you can sell your old books for money and buy books if you need. Nice people working there good service and very helpful if you need to find something.

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The used book selection they offer are at times overpriced and just not worth it. If you don't mind the prices, they do have a great literature selection. History and religion section upstairs are good and cover all subjects. Children's section is very weak. The store is big but not as nice as others in the area.

PROS: Excellent literature and fiction sections
CONS: Pricey

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★★★☆☆

The used book selection they offer are at times overpriced and just not worth it. If you don't mind the prices, they do have a great literature selection. History and religion section upstairs are good and cover all subjects. Children's section is very weak. The store is big but not as nice as others in the area.

PROS: Excellent literature and fiction sections
CONS: Pricey

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