Welcome to B Street Books, the best bookstore in San Mateo!

We buy and sell used, rare, collectible, and vintage books and are conveniently located in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area peninsula.  We serve Redwood City, Burlingame, San Carlos, Millbrae, Hillsborough, Daly City, South San Francisco, Half Moon Bay, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and Belmont, California.

B Street Books is your one-stop shop for used books of all types and subjects.  Our friendly staff will assist you in finding what you're looking for, with over 20,000 titles in our huge inventory.

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We buy and sell used, rare and collectible, antiquarian books from estate sales and other sources. In addition to our books here in the store, please visit us on our Amazon Storefront for additional books.

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Contact Us


301 South B. Street

San Mateo, CA 94401

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11 a.m. to 7 p.m.


11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.


11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Book Buying Hours

Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday:

12 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.