Almost Perfect Book Store

★★★★☆

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I really like this place. There is a huge selection, so much that books are piled on the floor. I usually have a book in mind when I go into this store so I almost always have to ask for help finding it. I do get confused as to the

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★★★★★

I really like this place. There is a huge selection, so much that books are piled on the floor. I usually have a book in mind when I go into this store so I almost always have to ask for help finding it. I do get confused as to the

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We have been customers for about 15 years, and we have found the staff to be pleasant and helpful...had it been otherwise, we would not have continued to trade there. Our only complaint is that there is no place to sit, nor is there a public restroom. Other than that, we have always come away with an armload of books and a good feeling.

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We have been customers for about 15 years, and we have found the staff to be pleasant and helpful...had it been otherwise, we would not have continued to trade there. Our only complaint is that there is no place to sit, nor is there a public restroom. Other than that, we have always come away with an armload of books and a good feeling.

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Great store BUT the staff is very RUDE! I can't understand why the are so cranky! They may have great books and a nice selection but I dont shop at places with rude staff, sorry. They should take a class on costumer service if they intend to stay in business.

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★★☆☆☆

Great store BUT the staff is very RUDE! I can't understand why the are so cranky! They may have great books and a nice selection but I dont shop at places with rude staff, sorry. They should take a class on costumer service if they intend to stay in business.

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I love going here and browsing for books, they have SO many, and the other day when I needed a book the owner was so helpful in helping me find it.

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★★★★☆

I love going here and browsing for books, they have SO many, and the other day when I needed a book the owner was so helpful in helping me find it.

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This book store really has any book you will need, I called 6 book stores looking for 1 particular book and they either didn't know what book I was talking about, didn't have it available or offered to get it shipped for me, but when I called this book store they new exactly what book I was talking about and they had several copies available for sale. I was very pleased.

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★★★★★

This book store really has any book you will need, I called 6 book stores looking for 1 particular book and they either didn't know what book I was talking about, didn't have it available or offered to get it shipped for me, but when I called this book store they new exactly what book I was talking about and they had several copies available for sale. I was very pleased.

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The almost perfect book store has been my favorite bookstore for years. I have told so many people how helpful the staff is and bragged about their knowledge of books and how the staff could find any given title in the store.

Much to my surprise, the last time I was in the store an employee refused to help me find a book. In fact she barel;y pointed me in the right direction. When I told her I couldn't find anything due to the mess of books stacked on the floor, she told me it was because the customers make such a mess!

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The almost perfect book store has been my favorite bookstore for years. I have told so many people how helpful the staff is and bragged about their knowledge of books and how the staff could find any given title in the store.

Much to my surprise, the last time I was in the store an employee refused to help me find a book. In fact she barel;y pointed me in the right direction. When I told her I couldn't find anything due to the mess of books stacked on the floor, she told me it was because the customers make such a mess!

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I've been going to this store for years and generally had no complaints. But the other day kind of set me back.. The staff isn't very professional. I have heard the owner, LOUDLY, complain and/or mock customers after they leave, which is something I don't appreciate. But when she decided to get on her soapbox and tell the whole store (again very loudly) what her views on abortion were, well, it was hard not to be offended (not everyone agrees with your politics lady). I don't care what anyone's opinions are, I just don't think I should have to be subjected to them in a forceful manner when I'm shopping for books. Why is it so hard for these people to behave like they're at work and not in their living room?

You won't find a bookstore with a better selection around, but you will have to put up some obnoxious behavior from time to time.

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★★★☆☆

I've been going to this store for years and generally had no complaints. But the other day kind of set me back.. The staff isn't very professional. I have heard the owner, LOUDLY, complain and/or mock customers after they leave, which is something I don't appreciate. But when she decided to get on her soapbox and tell the whole store (again very loudly) what her views on abortion were, well, it was hard not to be offended (not everyone agrees with your politics lady). I don't care what anyone's opinions are, I just don't think I should have to be subjected to them in a forceful manner when I'm shopping for books. Why is it so hard for these people to behave like they're at work and not in their living room?

You won't find a bookstore with a better selection around, but you will have to put up some obnoxious behavior from time to time.

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Have a huge selection but hard to get there organization process. I have had pretty good customer service in the exception of the owner. She is very rude and doesn't like to help you look for anything. Well she eventually will but makes sure you know she's not happy about it. The other staff has been great for me.....wish it was easier to find the books but with half on the floor..... make sure you have alot of time to search through them

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★★★☆☆

Have a huge selection but hard to get there organization process. I have had pretty good customer service in the exception of the owner. She is very rude and doesn't like to help you look for anything. Well she eventually will but makes sure you know she's not happy about it. The other staff has been great for me.....wish it was easier to find the books but with half on the floor..... make sure you have alot of time to search through them

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I have increasing become disappointed with the Almost Perfect Bookstore. There used to be some sort of rhyme or reason to their "organizational process" but its turned into a complete DUMP lately! You cannot fit a stroller through the childrens section becauven gse there are piles and piles of books all over the floor. Forget trying to find a specific childrens book because its impossible to look through all the piles and you can't even get to some of the shelves! This is one of the last businesses I know of that does not accept credit cards or ATM (so inconvenient). Don't even get me started on the rude employees and owner! Bottom line, don't waste your time or money on this place until they straighten themselves out and learn how to run a proper business.

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I have increasing become disappointed with the Almost Perfect Bookstore. There used to be some sort of rhyme or reason to their "organizational process" but its turned into a complete DUMP lately! You cannot fit a stroller through the childrens section becauven gse there are piles and piles of books all over the floor. Forget trying to find a specific childrens book because its impossible to look through all the piles and you can't even get to some of the shelves! This is one of the last businesses I know of that does not accept credit cards or ATM (so inconvenient). Don't even get me started on the rude employees and owner! Bottom line, don't waste your time or money on this place until they straighten themselves out and learn how to run a proper business.

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I really love this store, and have so much fun looking for books. I must admit I was a bit overwhelmed when I first walked in. Once I was able to find the authors and books I wanted I was hooked. As for the stacks of books on the floor I just figure it gives me more to look at. The prices are wonderful and when you have credit it's even better. Most of the staff is very helpful and friendly. Although I do have to agree that the man who works at the front counter can be a bit rude. I do have to give him credit because he knows books like the back of his hand. All and all I great bookstore that I would gladly recommend to anyone.

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★★★★★

I really love this store, and have so much fun looking for books. I must admit I was a bit overwhelmed when I first walked in. Once I was able to find the authors and books I wanted I was hooked. As for the stacks of books on the floor I just figure it gives me more to look at. The prices are wonderful and when you have credit it's even better. Most of the staff is very helpful and friendly. Although I do have to agree that the man who works at the front counter can be a bit rude. I do have to give him credit because he knows books like the back of his hand. All and all I great bookstore that I would gladly recommend to anyone.

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I've been a customer for years. The owner keeps an eye out for books I like and there's such a good selection, it's hard to leave without finding something you like.

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★★★★★

I've been a customer for years. The owner keeps an eye out for books I like and there's such a good selection, it's hard to leave without finding something you like.

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Was there yesterday and yet again overheard the owner making fun of a customer who had just left the store. Of course I'm left to think wonder what she'll say about me when I leave. This store is getting more and more cluttered and dirty - there are so many books stacked all around the floor that I can no longer even get to the actual bookshelves.

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★☆☆☆☆

Was there yesterday and yet again overheard the owner making fun of a customer who had just left the store. Of course I'm left to think wonder what she'll say about me when I leave. This store is getting more and more cluttered and dirty - there are so many books stacked all around the floor that I can no longer even get to the actual bookshelves.

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this place is awsome, it's not almost it's too perfect and the books are in great condition iif your a book lover and you don't feel like paying to mutch this place is for you

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this place is awsome, it's not almost it's too perfect and the books are in great condition iif your a book lover and you don't feel like paying to mutch this place is for you

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Best selection of used books in the greater Sacramento area, bar none. The romance section is especially good, with books separated by subgenre, then shelved by author.

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Best selection of used books in the greater Sacramento area, bar none. The romance section is especially good, with books separated by subgenre, then shelved by author.

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The owner of this store is a horrible woman. I don't know why anyone would buy, sell or trade there! After she intentionally made fun of me in front of a line full of customers for being 20 minutes early to pick up my money from selling books, so told me that she had already donated my other books since I wasn't back within 24 hours of when I dropped the books off. If she hadn't been so rude when I dropped the books off the first time by rushing me along and making me feel incapable of following their "book drop off procedure," maybe I would have seen the TINY sign that says the "24 hour" policy. I highly recommend avoiding her store and telling her why!!!

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The owner of this store is a horrible woman. I don't know why anyone would buy, sell or trade there! After she intentionally made fun of me in front of a line full of customers for being 20 minutes early to pick up my money from selling books, so told me that she had already donated my other books since I wasn't back within 24 hours of when I dropped the books off. If she hadn't been so rude when I dropped the books off the first time by rushing me along and making me feel incapable of following their "book drop off procedure," maybe I would have seen the TINY sign that says the "24 hour" policy. I highly recommend avoiding her store and telling her why!!!

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I started shopping at this bookstore in high school and would drop by now and then during college when visiting home on vacation. Now I stop there a few times a year (because bookstores are dangerous for me and I rarely shop with cash/checks). However, not only do the employees remember me- they remember my mom, my brother, my sister-in-law, their kids. They don't always have my name at the tip of their tongue, but they remember our shopping preferences and habits.

In addition, I've never asked about a book or author that the employees haven't heard about or know whether they have it in stock and exactly where it is- from on the shelf to the piles of books stacked in front of their shelves.

I swear they all have hard drives in their head to manage all the information. And, although they can be hard to nail down (they're always busy!!), they're extremely helpful. Contrary to some other posts, I've found Scott to be very friendly, in his way. He's not a greeter-but he's fascinating to converse with.

The name of the bookstore is perfect though... a few things would make it PERFECT:
1) more shelves and workers to get the books off the floor!
2) a bathroom (I've never, not ONCE, gone in without having to go- probably because I'm mental and my brain knows I can't)
3) credit cards (for the cash-challenged, like me)

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★★★★☆

I started shopping at this bookstore in high school and would drop by now and then during college when visiting home on vacation. Now I stop there a few times a year (because bookstores are dangerous for me and I rarely shop with cash/checks). However, not only do the employees remember me- they remember my mom, my brother, my sister-in-law, their kids. They don't always have my name at the tip of their tongue, but they remember our shopping preferences and habits.

In addition, I've never asked about a book or author that the employees haven't heard about or know whether they have it in stock and exactly where it is- from on the shelf to the piles of books stacked in front of their shelves.

I swear they all have hard drives in their head to manage all the information. And, although they can be hard to nail down (they're always busy!!), they're extremely helpful. Contrary to some other posts, I've found Scott to be very friendly, in his way. He's not a greeter-but he's fascinating to converse with.

The name of the bookstore is perfect though... a few things would make it PERFECT:
1) more shelves and workers to get the books off the floor!
2) a bathroom (I've never, not ONCE, gone in without having to go- probably because I'm mental and my brain knows I can't)
3) credit cards (for the cash-challenged, like me)

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I have been going to this store off and on for the past 11 years. First for school required reading, now for an occasional book, or audio CD. I understand that the gentlemen behind the counter to be a little gruff. I like him, he reminds of a Liberian. Plus, they are always busy. Please cut him a little slack. Not everyone is happy all the time. I love that they remember who, both I am and my husband. I would recommend that you drop by with some extra time just to take in the massive size of their collection.Always pleased!!

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★★★★★

I have been going to this store off and on for the past 11 years. First for school required reading, now for an occasional book, or audio CD. I understand that the gentlemen behind the counter to be a little gruff. I like him, he reminds of a Liberian. Plus, they are always busy. Please cut him a little slack. Not everyone is happy all the time. I love that they remember who, both I am and my husband. I would recommend that you drop by with some extra time just to take in the massive size of their collection.Always pleased!!

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I have been going to this book store for about twelve years. The owners are great and have watched my four children grow up. The employees are always helpful. Whenever I need a new author, Kelly is always able to come up with someone great to read. I've read the other reviews and I am assuming the other individuals are talking about Scott. You need to give this guy a chance! He is really a neat guy and he really knows books. There are books everywhere, but there is a method to the madness and once you figure out the system you'll know just where to find you favorite authors.

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★★★★★

I have been going to this book store for about twelve years. The owners are great and have watched my four children grow up. The employees are always helpful. Whenever I need a new author, Kelly is always able to come up with someone great to read. I've read the other reviews and I am assuming the other individuals are talking about Scott. You need to give this guy a chance! He is really a neat guy and he really knows books. There are books everywhere, but there is a method to the madness and once you figure out the system you'll know just where to find you favorite authors.

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The owner will help you if you specifically ask for help; however, you can stand at the counter all day and he wont say, "Can i help you?". I'm happy to have found this site because i thought it was only me that he is rude and dismissive to. I do love the store, however. It's huge. It's kind of a fabulous mess. It's like a treasure hunt really. I rarely come away without finding a treasure!

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★★★☆☆

The owner will help you if you specifically ask for help; however, you can stand at the counter all day and he wont say, "Can i help you?". I'm happy to have found this site because i thought it was only me that he is rude and dismissive to. I do love the store, however. It's huge. It's kind of a fabulous mess. It's like a treasure hunt really. I rarely come away without finding a treasure!

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This store never ceases to amaze me. They have a fantastic selection of books. I call in and ask if they have a title and they almost always know the answer without looking - and the answer is usually YES. I've been shopping there for 8 years now and have always been happy with their customer service. I buy books 2 places: Almost Perfect or Amazon. The big chain stores lost me a long time ago.

Drop by, pick up some books, then go across the street to Panera and settle in for an espresso and some reading time!

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★★★★★

This store never ceases to amaze me. They have a fantastic selection of books. I call in and ask if they have a title and they almost always know the answer without looking - and the answer is usually YES. I've been shopping there for 8 years now and have always been happy with their customer service. I buy books 2 places: Almost Perfect or Amazon. The big chain stores lost me a long time ago.

Drop by, pick up some books, then go across the street to Panera and settle in for an espresso and some reading time!

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I went there with an extremely long, eclectic list of books to purchase and they had every single one! Whatever you are looking for they will more than likely have it. It's amazing! The store is well lit, and the staff knows where everything is, right down to the stacks on the floor!

As far as the man at the front counter, I had no problem with him. He was very polite and wished me a "great day".( Remember, we are human and have "moments" when we probably aren't as polite as we should be or as nice as we should be. We are quick to complain instead of complimenting)

A GREAT STORE - Don't miss it!

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★★★★★

I went there with an extremely long, eclectic list of books to purchase and they had every single one! Whatever you are looking for they will more than likely have it. It's amazing! The store is well lit, and the staff knows where everything is, right down to the stacks on the floor!

As far as the man at the front counter, I had no problem with him. He was very polite and wished me a "great day".( Remember, we are human and have "moments" when we probably aren't as polite as we should be or as nice as we should be. We are quick to complain instead of complimenting)

A GREAT STORE - Don't miss it!

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The store has almost every book you can think of and I think it is a wonderfull store, however the male employee is extremely rude. Someone needs to tell him to be nice to his customers. Customers are what makes a business. I dont like to go when he is there becasue he is so unfriendly.

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★★★★☆

The store has almost every book you can think of and I think it is a wonderfull store, however the male employee is extremely rude. Someone needs to tell him to be nice to his customers. Customers are what makes a business. I dont like to go when he is there becasue he is so unfriendly.

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The store does have a lot to chose from and the employees that work the floor are very helpful, but the man behind the counter could use a lesson in customer service and courtesy. Just a basic Hello when you walk in and a Thank You as you complete your transaction would be nice.

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The store does have a lot to chose from and the employees that work the floor are very helpful, but the man behind the counter could use a lesson in customer service and courtesy. Just a basic Hello when you walk in and a Thank You as you complete your transaction would be nice.

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My family has been going to this bookstore for as long as I can remember. My boys are grown and have moved away, but the owners still ask about them. Whenever my boys come back for a visit, the bookstore is right at the top of their list. There are many well-developed sections, and there's a great selection for teachers. I'd highly recommend this store.

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★★★★★

My family has been going to this bookstore for as long as I can remember. My boys are grown and have moved away, but the owners still ask about them. Whenever my boys come back for a visit, the bookstore is right at the top of their list. There are many well-developed sections, and there's a great selection for teachers. I'd highly recommend this store.

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I recently went on a road trip to the L.A. area and wanted to buy a book on tape to bring along. Lucky for me I happened upon this bookstore and I couldn't have been happier. You can rent a book on tape or cd for .99 cents a day, for the first five days, and then after five days it's a flat rate of five dollars. I was thrilled! I rented five books and have been driving around listening to the books for the past few weeks. I went in to ask how long I could keep the books for, and the guy was very flexible with the return date. Looks like I've got a new book store!

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I recently went on a road trip to the L.A. area and wanted to buy a book on tape to bring along. Lucky for me I happened upon this bookstore and I couldn't have been happier. You can rent a book on tape or cd for .99 cents a day, for the first five days, and then after five days it's a flat rate of five dollars. I was thrilled! I rented five books and have been driving around listening to the books for the past few weeks. I went in to ask how long I could keep the books for, and the guy was very flexible with the return date. Looks like I've got a new book store!

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The store is now much, much larger, and more organized. It moved into the space formerly occupied by Naturwood Furniture, the freestanding building right on the corner of Douglas and Sierra Gardens.

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The store is now much, much larger, and more organized. It moved into the space formerly occupied by Naturwood Furniture, the freestanding building right on the corner of Douglas and Sierra Gardens.

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The store is no longer there. I used to shop there quite often. I would have to disagree with the first review of it being neat and organized. There were books everywhere even blocking the walkways and doors - I almost wonder if it was closed due to a fire hazzard. Even in its state of disarray the employees did always know where to locate the book you were looking for if they had it though. If anyone knows what happened I'd be curious.

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The store is no longer there. I used to shop there quite often. I would have to disagree with the first review of it being neat and organized. There were books everywhere even blocking the walkways and doors - I almost wonder if it was closed due to a fire hazzard. Even in its state of disarray the employees did always know where to locate the book you were looking for if they had it though. If anyone knows what happened I'd be curious.

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I love this little bookstore. They have a wide variety of different books. Many times they have the latest books in stock. The books are used but many look new. You can sell, trade and buy books at this store. They are open everyday. The employee is very helpful in finding a book that you are looking for. There is plenty of parking. The store is clean, neat and organized.

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I love this little bookstore. They have a wide variety of different books. Many times they have the latest books in stock. The books are used but many look new. You can sell, trade and buy books at this store. They are open everyday. The employee is very helpful in finding a book that you are looking for. There is plenty of parking. The store is clean, neat and organized.

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