Come by and see us!

  • Posted on: 25 July 2020
  • By: readersbooks

Our current hours are 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday; on Sunday we open at 10:00 a.m. and close at 6:00 p.m. If you are finding it difficult to park with all of the little parklets on the Plaza, come early on a weekday as there are usually empty spots right outside our door. 

All of our staff has been vaccinated, but Sonoma County recommends wearing a mask indoors so for your safety, and especially the kids who are not yet eligible for the vaccine, we will continue to wear masks and hope you will too.

If you prefer, you may phone us at (707) 939-1779 and we will have your order bagged and ready on the table in the backyard. We can also ship within the U.S.--and we will always gift wrap for you.

Our website is always open, as is our account at

Looking forward to seeing (or hearing!) from you soon.

How Time Flies

  • Posted on: 21 September 2021
  • By: readersbooks

It doesn't feel like all that long ago that we were celebrating our quarter-century, but Readers' Books is coming up on our 30th anniversary! Yes, back in 1991, Andy and Lilla first brought their love of books to Sonoma, opening their doors to book lovers of all ages just after Thanksgiving. And what is a monumental milestone without a party? Keep an eye on our social media for teasers and announcements as we get closer to the big day. Save the date: November 27th, the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

Sunday, October 24th, 2pm; Yvonne Michie Horn and Karen Misuraca share their guides to Sonoma County.

  • Posted on: 25 August 2021
  • By: readersbooks

Sonoma County guidebook authors Karen Misuraca (Secret Sonoma: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure) and Yvonne Michie Horn (100 Things to do in Sonoma County Before You Die) will be at Readers' Books on Sunday, October 24th at 2pm, with a 1:30 pm reception to proceed the reading. Due to the weather, this event will be held indoors. Please wear your mask and be mindful of social distancing.

Aimed at both locals and visitors, these books showcase the unusual, oft-overlooked aspects of Sonoma County. From the only cedar bath in North America, to playing "top gun" in a real fighter jet, our county is filled with hidden gems even locals might be unaware of. When planning staycations or mapping out adventures for visiting guests, these books will provide amazing resources. 

Both authors are life-long Sonoma County denizens. Karen Misuraca founded In addition to her work as a travel journalist and guidebook author, writes about the curiosities and quirks of California for magazines, newspapers, and online media. She is also a specialist in international golf travel. Yvonne Michie Horn has written for Bon Appetite, Quarterly Review of Wines, and various newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times and the San Francisco Chronicle. She maintains two websites, and

100 Things to Do in Sonoma County Before You Die (100 Things to Do Before You Die) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781681063133
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Reedy Press - April 1st, 2021

Secret Sonoma: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure Cover Image
ISBN: 9781681063386
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Reedy Press - October 1st, 2021

Celebrate "Reason to Kill"

  • Posted on: 5 September 2020
  • By: readersbooks

We're so excited about our own Andy's new book, Reason to Kill and we've come up with some good, healthy, and safe ways to celebrate it.

Reason to Kill is the second Amos Parisman murder mystery; this time, the intrepid semi-retired gum-shoe finds himself embroiled in the world of LA's klezmer scene. Check out the recording of the webinar talk and watch Andy read from the book, explain his writing process, and answer questions from the (virtual) audience. Then come by (or give us a call) to get the book...and, if you need to catch up, pick up your copy of An Old Man's Game in order to get ready for Reason to KillI

Reason to Kill: An Amos Parisman Mystery Cover Image
ISBN: 9781945551864
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Prospect Park Books - September 22nd, 2020

An Old Man's Game: An Amos Parisman Mystery Cover Image
ISBN: 9781945551642
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Prospect Park Books - December 3rd, 2019