Welcome to your newest independent bookstore, Books on B!

Founded by Renee Rettig on September 30, 2017, Books on B is inspired by the principles of Hayward's well-loved The Book Shop (April 1960—February 2017), and was brought to life by the support of its local readers.

Books On B storefront

Offering new, used and out-of-print selections, Books on B looks forward to a full calendar of events in the year to come — you're welcome to email your ideas and suggestions!

This bookstore was made by you, and for you, and intends to reflect the diversity and character of this community. Please come and say hello as we continue to build and develop our shop.

We're currently open for you six days a week for earlybird hours:
10am to 2pm Monday through Friday
9am to 1pm Saturday
Through November 22nd.
(Why, yes, we'll be closed Thursday, November 23rd, for Thanksgiving!)
We'll be launching our 10am to 6pm weekdays Black Friday, November 24th, and Saturdays theretofore will be 9am to 5pm. Compensation for your used books, in the form of cash or credit, will commence in 2018. In the meantime, I'm taking appointments for your kind donations.
Your grateful neighborhood bookseller,

Contact Us

Until the website is ready for primetime, you can get the latest on our Facebook page. You may also contact Renee Rettig for any questions.

We are located at:
1014 B Street, Hayward California
Phone: (510) 538-3943

Thank you all for your continuing support!

Books On B logo

Dear Readers,
I'll be gratefully accepting donations by appointment at this time, and will be taking your books for cash and credit in the near future. Thank you for your understanding, and stay tuned for updates!