Did you know? Caliban is open seven days a week!

It’s a holiday weekend–Happy Thanksgiving! Please enjoy 20% storewide on Saturday & Sunday! We’re open normal hours after Thursday, and we’ve been asking our Craig Street neighbors what their hours are this week. Check out our findings here: Craig Street Holidaze

We’ve noticed more traffic in our aisles since the weather got cooler. The shop is groaning with new arrivals and we’re ready to help you find your next cozy read or round out your holiday gift list. Stop by!

A reminder for “destination shoppers” that there is a parking lot on Zebina Way — off Filmore Street and parallel to Craig Street (behind the Irish Design Center) — that is free to our customers on weekends, and street parking is always free on Sundays.

In the interest of keeping covid transmission rates to a minimum, we encourage masks for browsers inside the shop. We have masks on hand if you wish to wear one.

We’re still fielding books requests, taking remote payments, scheduling private browsing appointments, and doing curbside pickups by request. Click here to learn more about the steps we’re still taking to mitigate COVID-19 spread, including shop policies and customer safety precautions.

Thanks to a partnership with, Caliban Books offers customers a way to have new copies of the books you want to read or gift (that we might not have in stock) delivered to your door. We have Staff Picks and curated Book Lists to help readers discover something new and are happy to facilitate requests for specific titles. Ask us about custom lists–for reading, research, gift-giving, book clubs, or course requirements.

A portion of every sale made through our page at goes to Caliban, and we thank you for your support during these unusual times. More information about exploring Caliban on can be found here.

For anyone seeking to fill background shelves for a film, play, or photo shoot, you should know about our new Book Rental Program! Click here for more info.

We are still looking at your books in-store and making house calls—both by appointment. Please call or email us to make arrangements.

You can learn more about our buying and selling policies on the About Us page.

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Caliban Books buys and sells used and rare books for readers and collectors. We choose our books with care and avoid bestsellers, romance novels, and the like. Our prices tend to be 25% lower than online sellers, and we have a basement full of paperback fiction, mysteries, science-fiction, all priced way below retail. Learn more about our buying and selling policies on the About Us page.

Our shop also has a corner devoted to record albums and CDs; specializing in Indie Rock, Sixties Pop, Punk, Americana, Folk, Blues, and Jazz. We’ll be adding Spoken Word and some Classical to the mix, too.

Although Caliban Books no longer lists books for sale online, you can check out what’s new around the shop on our New Arrivals page.