Walden Pond Books

Bookstore, Used Bookstore
3316 Grand Ave (btwn Lake Park & Mandana)
Oakland, CA 94610
(510) 832-4438
10:00am - 9:00pm
10:00am - 9:00pm
10:00am - 9:00pm
10:00am - 9:00pm
10:00am - 10:00pm
10:00am - 10:00pm
10:00am - 9:00pm


  • Pet the nice dogs!!!
  • Great selection of new and used books. Best I've found in Oakland.
  • Support your local bookstore! Love the selection of magazines, cards/notebooks, and, of course, books. Fun place to browse.
  • Pet a book dog. Buy a book to support your local independent bookshop.
  • Great selection of used kids books + a play area!
  • Ask about the rare collectibles upstairs!
  • Good selection of unconventional titles. In particular, look at the politics and current events section.
  • This is a carefully curated book store. I enjoy many sections and the diverse offerings have me buying books I wouldn't normally open.
  • A super liberal bookstore with an adorable kids' area and lots and lots of books
  • Great children's section and play area
  • Cheap LPs from cartons of estate sales and other sources, though the vintage albums have moved to the lower shelves and diminished in number and quality. Still fun to spelunk among the dusty vinyl.
  • Great staff picks, well laid out. Strong neighborhood book store feel

Nearby places

3200 Grand Ave (at Lake Park Ave)
3354 Grand Ave
3250 Lakeshore Ave (at Lake Park Ave)