About Us

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.

Click here to make and appointment for assisted shopping!or a more personalized  experience, your local booksellers will pick out a selection of titles we think would suit you best.  Please include your reading interests in the appointment notes. Click here to make an after-hours private shopping appointment! Private appointments are  30 minutes long and available  from 2:30 - 3:00pm,  Tuesday - Friday  These can be scheduled over  email by clicking here.

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!