formerly Shakespeare and Company Books, now VIcarious Experience

Shakespeare & Co, located on Telegraph Ave, is an independent used and antiquarian bookstore with ties to the community since 1964.  We are proud to be  part of the rich literary and political history that makes Berkeley so unique. As an owner operated bookstore we have the ability to remain flexible & open to the needs of our customers both walk-in and on-line.  Our books range from the rare and antiquarian to the everyday, including vintage sci-fi and mystery paperback, metaphysics, novels and a wide-range of other subjects. Shakespeare & Co also has a wonderful children’s nook stocked with affordable children’s collectibles, non-fiction, early-readers, chapter books to young adults.

Our handpicked staff is dedicated to assisting you find the right book
whether you are searching for just one book, interested in building a collection or simply looking for the perfect read.

Interested in selling books?
Buying policy- Our buying hours are from 1-7 seven days a week, we also take appointments and are happy to do outside buys within the San Francisco Bay Area.