About Us

Books on B is currently closed to the public for all in-store shopping and pickups for the entirety of January. Shipped orders will proceed normally, but any orders for pickup placed during this time will be available at Snappy's Cafe (more specific directions included in order follow-ups). 

We'll see you again on February 1st!!

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.

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!