Monday—Thursday 10 AM - 9 PM Friday & Saturday 10 AM - 10 PM Sundays 11 AM - 6 PM
555 Main Street Pleasanton, California 94566
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Towne Center Books FAQ
Q: What kind of bookstore is Towne Center Books?
Towne Center Books is a locally owned general bookstore on Main Street, near the arch in the center of downtown Pleasanton. We believe that a bookstore is the center of the community – the place where ideas are formed and exchanged. You're welcome to come in for a friendly chat about books you’ve enjoyed, our book clubs, or special events.
Q: What events happen at Towne Center Books?
Each month we have a full calendar of book related events, including a guest author at our Read It and Eat luncheon series. Check our Events page for upcoming activities, or sign up for our online newsletter by sending us an e-mail.
Q: When is Towne Center Books open?
We are open 7 days and 6 nights a week. You can find our regular store hours at the top of this page. We are closed on Christmas Day and may close early on certain holidays. Call the store at (925) 846-8826 if you're ever unsure about our hours.
Q: What services does Towne Center Books offer?
If you cannot find the perfect book in our store, we can usually have the book for you by the next day if you place your order before noon. Your special orders are filled quickly – we place orders every weekday and receive most titles the following day.
We offer complimentary gift wrapping services so you can have the perfect gift ready for its lucky recipient.
We can also mail or deliver your purchases for you.
In addition, we’ll work with you to arrange speakers for your schools and business meetings, and can help with corporate gifts and school purchase orders. We also sponsor class field trips to Towne Center Books.
Q: Are you a used bookstore?
We are an entirely new bookstore. We have a 70% off sale rack out front every day, and 60% off sales tables out front on Saturdays and Sundays. Other sales will be marked as they occur.
Q: Are you a Christian bookstore?
We carry a small selection of religious books pertaining to a variety of beliefs. If you are looking for a particular book and do not find it on the shelf, we can usually have a book within a day or two of ordering it. Go to our Orders page to find out more.
Q: I need a book for my book club, where can I find recommendations? Can I get a discount?
Book club members can get ideas from our well read staffor the book club display of local book club picks. Let us know what your book club is reading and receive 15% discount on your monthly selection. See our Book Clubs page for current listings.
Q: What is your Loyalty Program? How do I join?
Our free Loyalty Program rewards you for shopping at Towne Center Books. When you first shop with us, we enter your name into our system and keep track of how many purchases you have made with us. Loyalty members receive a $10.00 discount after every 10th purchase.
The Story of Towne Center Books
The store was founded by Kevin and Yvonne Greenlee in 1993 and purchased by Judy Wheeler in 1998. In 1920 the building was a French Laundry, in the 1940’s the American Laundry. We thank you, our loyal customers, for the opportunity to have such an exciting and interesting business.
Owner Judy Wheeler has been a Pleasanton resident since 1980. She is active in the Pleasanton Downtown Marketing and Downtown Vitality Committees and a member of the Civic Arts Commission as well as local and national bookseller trade organizations. Towne Center Books is part of your community.
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