Okay, maybe not 'reluctant'. More like 'unassuming' ... Wow! It's been a 7 weeks since we sent out a newsletter, but I have to tell you I was inundat

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Okay, maybe not 'reluctant'. More like 'unassuming' ...

Wow! It's been a 7 weeks since we sent out a newsletter, but I have to tell you I was inundated by retailer emails throughout the holidays. Some stores sent 3, 4, and 5 emails a week. Not wanting to be a burden (and not wanting you to unsubscribe out of disgust), we laid low, only sending our one December newsletter and holding back until now for our January update.


That said, we hope you enjoyed your holidays, received many great books for Christmas, and are moving forward into 2017 with a smile and a song. We appreciate your wonderful support in 2016 -- our strongest year in the past decade! - Mike


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New This Week ...

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Power Game by Christine Feehan


Fatal by John Lescroart


The You I've Never Known by Ellen Hopkins


Death's Mistress by Terry Goodkind


Clownfish Blues by Tim Dorsey

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This is How Always Is by Laurie Frankel


Reality Is Not What It Seems by Carlo Rovelli


"Local Advantage" Savings Offer ...


EVERY Book Discounted. Everyday.

Unlike the online stores and giant chains, we specialize in hometown service and everyday low pricing on almost any in-print book you can name.

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We can obtain over 2 million titles, frequently in 24 hours. Pay in-store or online. Likewise, save on shipping by picking up at our new location.

Let us know how we may be of service.

661-665-4686, online, or email.


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Discounted 3rd-8th grade books.

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Exciting new releases for January.

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Staff Blogs

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We buy used college textbooks for cash


Top Kern authors!

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Rent college textbooks

now in paper

January 2017 featured paperbacks

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Rare books.


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Yes, we sell eBooks ...


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Search for over 4 million eBooks directly from our eBook Information Center.

Available for ANY device (excluding Kindle).


Free meeting space ...

Russo's meeting space is available at no charge to local reading groups, author presentations, poetry readings, and others promoting literacy in our community. Non-literary groups are also welcome for a nominal fee. Our office can accommodate 5 to 20 people comfortably.

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EVERYONE saves at Russo's. Teachers save more!

Let the teachers in your life know they can reap big savings on books used in their classroom while still shopping local.

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Meet our staff ...

Over 110 years of bookselling experience ready to serve YOU.


Michele has 23 years bookselling experience with Russo's and Readmore. She is our Receiving Manager and oversees School and Business Sales.

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Kathy and Tony Russo have 54 years of bookselling experience between them and 97 years in retail (yeah, we're Lifers). We'd love to sell you your next book!

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Jason has 12 years bookselling experience with Russo's and previously with Borders. A nationally recognized book blogger, he manages our social media and online sales.


Michael Russo has 27 years bookselling experience and 34 total years in retail, a subject he also teaches for KHSD and BC.

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JANUARY 2017 Date Night: This week's Bakersfield Literary, Cultural, & Events Calendar

Click Here for Russo's Community Social Calendar. We've got Date Night covered!


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