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New 1B1B1K for $1.99

The 2017 One Book One Bakersfield One Kern is $2.00 a Day. Read the title over the summer with community-wide programming ramping up in September and October, culminating with an author visit at CSUB on November 1st. The paperback is in-stock at Russo's at our everyday 15% discount.

For those who enjoy ebooks, Kobo currently is offering the title at $1.99 BUY HERE. This is an amazing deal and we're not sure how long it will last.

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Martha Jarrett to sign her new memoir

This is an amazing story no one should have to live through. After being rushed to the emergency room in late 2014, Martha was diagnosed with HIV. It had been left untreated for so long that it had become full-blown AIDS.

Martha was further shocked to discover that her husband's cause of death was AIDS-related pneumonia. The doctors hadn’t thought to test a seventy-seven-year-old man for the disease.

Now restored to good health, Martha has written her memoir. She will be holding a book launch party on Thursday, May 18 at the Bakersfield Art Center Gallery. Book and event details.

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Aliza is back!

Local poet and internationally-acclaimed artist Aliza McCracken is back with a new release.

Peaceful Moments: Creative Affirmations for Your Heart and Soul is a life-affirming book portraying the beauty of the human spirit.

In this unique creation, Aliza McCracken shares her vibrant collection of art and verse to enrich our beloved community. As a bonus, it includes journal space to write your thoughts, dreams and reflections. So give yourself and one another the gift of investing in your creative self!


New This Week ...

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Same Beach, Next Year by Dorothea Benton Frank

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No Middle Name by Lee Child


Testimony by Scott Turow


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The Untold Sound of Bakersfield

Much has been written about Bakersfield's deep country music roots, but to our knowledge the rich story of Bakersfield's "other" music scene hasn't been told until now.

Randy' Fendrick's new book "The Other Music of Bakersfield" unearths the city's musical history from the 1880s to early 2000s. From the orchestras that played in the city's silent movie theaters and lively vaudeville houses to the growth of local jazz. Turn-of-the-century brass bands, the birth of our symphony, live music theater, civic light opera. and more. It is all here in a wonderfully produced hardbound edition.

Drop by Russo's Books today and pick up your copy. $34.95 minus our everyday 15% discount!


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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. Almost all in-stock and special ordered books receive a 15% discount. We also offer bulk, business and educator discounts.

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

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May 2017 featured paperbacks

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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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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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MAY 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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