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This week only ... all in-stock books 30% off

If you haven't dropped by our showroom lately, this week would be the perfect time to visit. All in-stock books are 30% off from Tuesday, December 26 through Friday, December 29. We are open from 8am to 2pm on Friday, Dec 29 (note that we will be closed Sat/Sun/Mon for New Years holiday).

We have hundreds of books to chose from, including bestsellers, new releases, children and youth titles, and local books. If we don't have what you are looking for, we'd be happy to special order them in at 15% off. Most books ordered by 9am arrive the next day.


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Click above image to view this week's NATIONAL BESTSELLERS.


Click above image to view FEATURED NEW RELEASES you may have missed.


New This Week ...

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The Wanted by Robert Crais


Death at Nuremberg by Griffin and Butterworth


Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics by Dan Harris, et al

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Storytime with Miss Lynn is now at Color Me Mine at the Marketplace every Wednesday.


Russo's Quick Links ...


Community 'Books and Social Calendar'

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Discounted 3rd-8th grade books.

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Check out this week's national bestsellers...


Exciting new releases for January.

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Kobo eBooks

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We buy used college textbooks for cash


Top Kern authors!

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January 2018 featured paperbacks

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Rare books.


More from our showroom...

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

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.

Let us know how we may be of service.

661-665-4686, online, or email.


Yes, we sell eBooks ...


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Create your free Kobo account and you are ready to go!


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 3 to 18 people comfortably.

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Know a teacher?


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 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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