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The store is cozy and well kept and, although not large, people walking in for the first time are amazed to find the huge, well-organized assortment of gently-used books.

Book Tales of course offers a wealth of fine non-fiction and collectible books at higher prices. Our customers include many bargain hunters, so we set prices competitively for more expensive books as well as less expensive ones. During the past few years, Book Tales has become an active internet bookseller. We attribute our high customer-satisfaction ratings to the Book Tales' guarantee of accurate book descriptions, careful packaging, and immediate shipping.


William "Bill" Palmer

William “Bill” Palmer specializes in computer data entry, internet sales and book valuations.

Call (760) 439-0884 to schedule to your appointment today.

San Diego Book Binding

San Diego Custom Bookbindery  custom binds your favorite books that are falling apart. Using genuine cow hide leather or Library Buckram we can put a new cover on your Bible, Cook-book, Children’s Book or your favorite Comic-Book.

Call us today for more information: (619) 992-7187


Focusing on libraries and their needs, Brodart Books & Library Services strives to be an extension of your staff. Our services range from Collection Development assistance to Cataloging and Processing Services.

Penguin Random House

Founded in 2013 when book publishers Random House and Penguin Group merged.  Penguin Random House is the world’s largest English language trade publisher.

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Book Tales has welcomed book lovers to its home at the same downtown Encinitas, CA, location for over 30 years.