The Avid Reader

Nominated for: BEST Bookstore

The Avid Reader 1600 Broadway Sacramento CA (916) 441-4400

We are happy to have the opportunity to introduce you to our stores in Davis and Sacramento. The Avid Reader in Davis has been in business over twenty years and holds awards for best bookstore, best customer service, and best independent retailer. The Avid Reader in Sacramento is located in the old Tower bookstore location and is the largest independent in the Central Valley. The store will celebrate its one year anniversary this April. The stores have local owners who are on-site daily. Alzada Knickerbocker is the owner in Davis. Stan Forbes and Alzada Knickerbocker are the owners in Sacramento. Services in both stores include overnight special ordering (with free shipping), direct to home shipping, and online ordering. Teachers receive a 20% discount for classroom orders. The Davis store also offers fast searches for used, difficult to obtain, and out of print books. Both store host their own Bookclubs. The Davis bookclub meets on the fourth Monday of every month, the Sacramento bookclub on the fourth Wednesday of every month. Each is always open to new members. The book choice for that month is offered at 20% off for anyone interested in the title. Both stores have significant children's book areas, the Children's Book Loft in Davis and a central space in the Sacramento store. Each is a popular destination for young readers. Both stores are recognized for staffs that are fast, friendly and knowledgeable, extensive book selections including the best in print for the readers of Davis and Sacramento, in-store events, strong support of local authors, contributions to local organizations, and sponsorships of community programs. The two stores welcome opportunities to provide books for offsite events such as children's bookfairs, author programs, lectures, and conferences.

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Awards

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lioness1 on May 4, 2014

Selection is great but the service and enthusiasm of the staff leave much room for improvement. I would go there more often if they were friendlier.

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Casey J. on April 27, 2014

I always find something i want to read. they do a great job of selecting their stock

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Rex M. on May 3, 2013

You guys are the best! If you wouldn't mind being the bestEST, I would really appreciate a returned favor vote to Artistic Edge for Best Custom Framing! We'd love ya forever. Thanks a lot and keep up the great work! :)

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Tim O. on April 25, 2013

Good

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Stephanie L. on April 11, 2013

Great selection!! Prices are low for new books.

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Michael B. on April 3, 2013

great browsing place. find everything there.

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Mary J. on March 25, 2013

Nice atmosphere and large selection. :P

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Elizabeth L. on April 18, 2012

You want it NOW....or at least a couple of days later....this is the place. Very nice people!

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Nichol S. on April 10, 2012

Quiet place, helpful staff

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Jen G on April 6, 2012

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