Spellbinder Books

Owens Valley's Widest Selection of Books since 1970

Upcoming Store Events

Kids' Book Week, Sunday, November 6 through Saturday, November 12, in the store. Daily storytime and crafts at 4pm, a story writing contest, and savings all week long. The theme: The Colors of Your World. More details coming; check our facebook page.

Spellbinder Book Group, Wednesday, November 16, 6:30pm, in the store. Discussing Bonnie Henderson's The Next Tsunami: Living on a Restless Coast, all readers welcome!

Teen Reads Book Group, Tuesday, November 29, 7pm, in the store. We'll tackle the first book this month, the second in December, of Sherwood Smith'sCrown Duel. All readers welcome; call to learn more!

Wild Roots Book Club, Thursday, December 1, 7pm, in the store. This meeting: chapters 7 through 9 of Angela Hanscom's Balanced and Barefoot.

Vicarious Travellers Book Club, Friday, Dec. 9, 6:30pm. The final meeting on Vietnam will take place at Genevieve's House. Please RSVP at the store to get the address (we need to know how many folks are coming). This is a Vietnamese Potluck! Try to learn to cook something Vietnamese and then talk to us about where you would go if you actually could travel to Vietnam! At this meeting we will be picking our next destination to vicariously travel to.


Welcome to Spellbinder Books’ online home!

We are an independent, locally-owned bookstore located in Bishop, California – at the foot of the majestic Eastern Sierra Nevada.

Our shelves are stocked with thousands of titles, from local favorites to national bestsellers. We carry both used and new books, too! Although we’re too small to have every book always in stock, we do our best to carry a wide range of books for all ages and interests. Anything we don’t have on hand, we are happy to order for you – you can call us, stop by, or use the handy special order form right here on our site. You’ll also find calendars, cards, Frances Cholewa pottery and other gifts here at Spellbinder.

Things are abuzz in the back of our building, too; the Pupfish Café has made their debut! They’re now open Tuesday through Saturday, 7am to 3pm, Sunday 8am to 2pm. Janette and her crew work to provide tasty breakfasts and lunches, and their espresso drinks and goodies are without parallel. The menu is as organic/locally-sourced as possible. You can learn more and get on the Pupfish mailing list at www.pupfishcafe.com.

At Spellbinder Books, we love books and reading – and we love where we live! We’re proud of our store and our community; we hope you can visit us soon.

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