Encore Books on the Square

Browse the shelves of one of the largest used bookstores on the Peninsula.

Encore Books display table various history books

Each month there is a special themed display.

Special Sale

In celebration of its reopening, Encore Books on the Square, the used bookstore under the  History Museum on Courthouse Square, will have a special sale on Friday, July 2, 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. Described as a “Hidden Gem,” Encore Books has over 30,000 titles and is perhaps the largest used bookstore on the Peninsula.

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the bookstore located underneath the History Museum.

4 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Courthouse Square in front of the History Museum.

This event is co-sponsored by the City of Redwood City.

Encore Books

Encore Books on the Square sells gently used books. Find books by your favorite fiction authors or non-fiction subject.

Looking for a recent bestseller? Many paperbacks are available for $1!

Specialty Books

Used childrens books at Encore Books at the San Mateo County History of Museum

Encore Books offers a variety of books including cookbooks, children’s books, history books, travel books and more!

Volunteer at Encore Books!

An older female volunteer in front of a book display at Encore Books at the San Mateo County History Museum

Encore Books is entirely run by volunteers. Help is needed sorting, pricing, and selling books.