About Us

Book Alley, founded in 1992, is not only Pasadena's finest used bookstore, but also one of Southern California's fastest growing (a rare feat these days). We are a general used bookstore, thus offering a large selection of books on all subjects, including children's titles. Although we do not specialize in any one subject, we can claim to have the largest selection of art, architecture, and photography books in the area.

For those unimpressed by our façade, we are bigger than we look! We boast over 50,000 titles in-stock, from genre fiction priced at $2.50 to highly collectible titles. Nearly all our books are cataloged online. Because we are always buying, our inventory grows everyday. Browse us online, or in person, and discover the finest and most eclectic selection of new, used, and rare books around. We are open 7 days a week!