About Us

We're close to reopening! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates!!

Masks worn over the nose are required for all visitors over the age of 2.

To check in-store stock availability or ask a question, email us at haywardbooksonb@gmail.com or call (510)538-3943.

We are currently open Tuesday-Saturday, from 10am-2pm for in-store shopping! We're excited to see your smiling eyes once again! Masks over the nose are required for all visitors over the age of 2. We are also offering after-hours private shopping appointments! Private appointments are  30 minutes long and available  at 9am, 2:30pm, and 3pm,  Tuesday - Friday   Click here to schedule. Our appointments for trading/selling used books are currently CLOSED.  Stay tuned for when we reopen appointments next year!

About the Store


Books on B, created by its community, and for its community, opened its doors September 30th, 2017.

Its owner, Renee Rettig, hails from Hayward’s beloved The Book Shop (1960-2017) and is proud to be part of the preservation and proliferation of independent bookstores.

Celebrating new, used, and rare reads, and delighting in special orders, placed daily, Books on B invites all readers to gather at its warm, welcoming hearth— bring your curiosity and compassion!