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Kepler's Books, Menlo Park

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Kepler's Books and Magazines is an independent bookstore in Menlo Park, California. It was founded on May 14, 1955 by Roy Kepler. He previously had worked as a staff member of radio station KPFA, listener-supported and based in Berkeley. The bookstore "soon blossomed into a cultural epicenter and attracted loyal customers from the students and faculty of Stanford University and from other members of the surrounding communities who were interested in serious books and ideas."
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  • Kepler has turned from a good to average book store in Menlo Park. There are now better book stores. We did some shopping, but when we could not find what we wanted, we move on. 
    Kepler has turned from a good to average book store in Menlo Park. There are now better book stores. We did some shopping, but when we could not find what we wanted, we move on.  more »
  • Went to this store to see what the fuss was about. This is a small store, but jam packed with lots of good books! Parking is convenient with a garage beneath and an elevator right to the door - and... 
    Went to this store to see what the fuss was about. This is a small store, but jam packed with lots of good books! Parking is convenient with a garage beneath and an elevator right to the door - and...  more »
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  • Sadly, this is the last place any independent or radical thinker would hang out these days. Very intellectually “safe” vibes and the mask police in full force. Went out of my way to check it out as I know it’s reputation and history but was very disappointed. Jerry would not be down with its current state.
  • The atmosphere gives one the impression that this is a place of deeper thinking. With wonderfully organized sections of reading, you'll spend your afternoon wondering why anyone would want to be anywhere but here. I shall return. Oh, I shall.

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