Swing by this place if you're looking for rare, vintage collectors paperbacks or novelty books.
We stock a large supply of rare and out of print books, many of which are true first editions published as paperback originals. Also available are classic literary titles in vintage paperback editions. With much of the store stock priced at $1 to $5, our gingerly-used books, provide an affordable alternative to high-priced new books. Reading a 1940s or 1950s crime novel in an originally published paperback edition lends an atmospheric touch unavailable in a new volume.
The KAYO stock of collectible vintage paperbacks is unsurpassed in Northern California. It may be the only retail store of its kind in the country. Rare books by major authors are accompanied by collectible editions with unusual cover art. From Ed Wood to John Steinbeck, and from Philip K. Dick to Dashiell Hammett, KAYO books is a collector’s bonanza. The distinctive appearance of the books also attracts many artists and design professionals looking for inspiration.