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Thought we'd check in with you ...

We hope you've been enjoying our monthly updates on national book releases sent to your inbox, but it has been several months since we've sent out a local eUpdate.

Business keeps humming away for us, in large part due to our loyal customers who drop in daily to our New Stine Road showroom, as well as strong support from schools, businesses, and agencies who value our fast turn-around, friendly service, and discounted prices.

Our new "lean and mean" business model allows us to compete head-on with national and online booksellers while our 28-years of serving our hometown gives us a distinct advantage over them.

In recent weeks we've been at school events, BC and CSUB author presentations, sponsored the Writers of Kern annual conference, attended One Book One Bakersfield One Kern planning meetings, and hosted TeenReader book activities at our store.

As our motto states, "We're Bakersfield's Bookstore". Thanks for your ongoing patronage!


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


New This Week ...

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Faith by Jimmy Carter

my days

My Days by Marion Ross


Giada's Italy by Giada de Laurentiis

failing up

Failing Up by Leslie Odom


I Was Anastasia by Ariel Lawhon


The Disappeared by C. J. Box


Red Alert by Patterson and Karp

season in the sun

A Season in the Sun by Roberts and Smith


Resilent by Rick Hanson

this is me

This Is Me by Chrissy Metz

who we are

Who We Are and How We Got Here by David Reich

flash point

Flash Points by David Hagberg


Tangerine by Christine Mangan

whispering room

The Whispering Room by Dean Koontz


Twice Bitten by Lynsay Sands

hells princess

Hell's Princess by Harold Schechter


To Die But Once by Jacqueline Winspear

how to babysit

How to Babysit a Grandma by Reagan and Wildish

am i there

Am I There Yet? by Mari Andrew


Easter Week Hours

Our showroom will be OPEN 10am to 2pm on Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter Monday. Closed Easter Sunday.


Russo's Quick Links ...

We've relaunched our Yelp page

Check us out on Yelp. Write a review, interact with others, and learn more about us. CLICK HERE to view our Yelp page.


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 April.

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Kobo eBooks

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We buy used college textbooks for cash


Top Kern authors!

now in paper

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

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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 showroom can accommodate 5 to 15 people comfortably.

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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 120 years of bookselling experience ready to serve YOU.


Michele has 24 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 56 years of bookselling experience between them and 99 years in retail (yeah, we're Lifers). We'd love to sell you your next book!

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Jason has 13 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 28 years bookselling experience and 35 total years in retail, a subject he also teaches for KHSD and BC.


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