Welcome to Logos Books, a not-for-profit used books store in downtown Davis

January 14, 2010

2013 was a banner year for Logos Books: a total of $40,000 in total combined donations was made to Save the Children and Doctors without Borders.  

As we begin our fifth year as a not-for-profit second hand books store here in Davis, we would like to thank our many dedicated volunteers and, you, our valued customers, for your patronage and support.

Susan and Peter Linz


Our Location:  513 Second Street, Davis 95616

Contact Us at: logosusedbooks@gmail.com

Phone: (530) 400-1083

Quinton Duval Poetry Series Begins!

September 26, 2014

IMG_1251Last night Benicia poets Frances Jackson and Lois Requist visited Davis for a reading to kick off the fifth year of the Quinton Duval Poetry Series at Logos Books.

 A small gathering of poetry aficionados could attend to two different voices and points of view durIMG_1254ing the evening

 Sarah Phelan began the event by reading a poem, “Ola and Casey”,  from  Quinton Duval’s poetry collection “Dinner Music”.  Light refreshment and good conversation were enjoyed by all at the reading’s end.IMG_1257

Join us on Tuesday, November 11th at 7:30 when our next poet in the series, Paul Zarzyski comes to Logos Books.

 

La Table Française: mercredi, 8 octobre

September 22, 2014

 

ConversationLa Table Française: mercredi, 8 octobre

Advanced non-native speakers of French gather every second Wednesday of the month from 7:30 to 8:30 pm at Logos Books, 513 Second Street for lively discussions on various topics in French.

Tourisme en France à l’heure actuelle?  Qu’est-ce que vous en pensez?  Lisez ces articles et puis venez prêts à discuter de vos propres expériences et impressions à notre prochaine réunion mercredi, 8 octobre à 7H30 du soir.

http://www.ndf.fr/article-2/12-07-2013/paris-ville-dangereuse-pour-les-touristes#.VCCYhEswhuZ

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/21/world/europe/chinese-tourists-are-disillusioned-after-visiting-paris.html?module=Search&mabReward=relbias%3Ar%2C%7B%221%22%3A%22RI%3A7%22%7D&_r=0

Una Chiacchierata con Marinka Swift a Logos Books, il 2 ottobre

September 22, 2014

Una Chiacchierata con Marinka Swift a Logos Books, il 2 ottobre

Italian speakers are invited to join Marinka Swift for the ongoing “Una Chiacchierata”, an hour of Italian conversation, meeting the first Thursday of every month, 7:30-8:30 pm at Logos Books, 513 Second Street.

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Next meeting is Thursday, October 2nd – Ciao!!!

September Second Friday Art About with “The Local Boys”

September 16, 2014

September Friday Art About found a new talent in “The Local Boys”, a group featuring David Campos and friends.  Music features Cajun, Tex-Mex and ballads, so you’ll want to catch them the next time they appear. . . . wherever!!!  Here are some pics from that evening – Enjoy!

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Bargain Books at Logos every Third Monday of the Month!

September 11, 2014

50_off_rt_purpleBook Lovers get ready for your favorite day of the month!  Beginning Monday, September 15th,  we will open once a month to sell all of our books at half price!  Yes, all books, inside and outside the store will cost you only half as much, and you can look forward to this bargain every third Monday of the month from now until . . . ???

Well,  . . . we will see how long we can do it!  We have great books at great prices every day of the week.  But, for those of you who love a bargain, plan on making a special visit to see us every third Monday at Logos Books.

Please note:  books sold cannot be placed on hold, or, have been put on hold, prior to the sale date.  Come and check us out on Monday, September 15th – you’ll be glad you did!

New Book Donations Policy at Logos Books

September 9, 2014

New Book Donations Policy at Logos Books

Logos Books would like to thank all of the generous donors who have given books to increase our donations to “Doctors without Borders” and “Save the Children”.

Due to an overabundance of donations, however, we are making some changes in our policy. Please read over the following and feel free to ask for clarification or more information if you need it.

What kinds of donations are we looking for?

         We are happy to accept donations of books that are clean, in good condition with no marginalia, underlining or highlighting. We do not take sets of encyclopedias, undergraduate textbooks for intro classes, journals, periodicals or government documents.

When can I bring in the donation?

         We will take donations any day that we are open (Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am to 8 pm; Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm). Please make sure that you give the staff member your contact info (email or address) should you wish a letter verifying your donation

What about size of donation?

Due to space limitations we ask that any donation larger than 3 bags or 2 boxes be made by contacting the store first at 530-400-1083. Please leave a message about the donation in question and we will get back to you as soon as possible to discuss how to deal with it.

Thanks so much for all you do to make Logos Books a success!

Susan and Peter Linz

Owners of Logos Books

5th Year of Quinton Duval Poetry Series Begins Thursday, September 25th

September 3, 2014

redwingLogos Books is proud to present the fifth year of the Quinton Duval Poetry Series, and invites you to attend an amazing line-up of paired poetry readings  beginning Thursday, September 25th.  Poetry readings begin promptly at 7:30, followed by the opportunity to mingle with the poets, purchase chap books and enjoy light refreshment.  For more on the featured poets for September, keep reading!  

Lois Requist, poet laureate of Benicia from 2012-2014, has found the path to her life through writing. Maybe it’s cheap therapy, but writing out whatever disturbs her peace of mind brings her…serenity! She was trained in the creative writing program at San Francisco State University in the ‘80s and has numerous publications, including two books: Where Lilacs Bloom and RVing Solo Across America . . .without a cat, dog, man, or gun. She finds pleasure in reading, walking, everyday life, travel, her children and grandchildren, and her friends. She enjoys being with kind, thoughtful, smart, and fun people. Her website: www.rvingsolo.com.

 Frances Jackson’s first effort began and ended at age seven, when a skeptical teacher said she was too young to have written that poem (a childish rhymey trifle about Christopher Columbus). Embarrassed, many decades passed in other pursuits before she heard of The Benicia First Tuesday Poets. With three not yet dry poems in hand – the first since that long ago – she landed with a sigh on safe poetic ground in the company of Robert Shelby, Poet Laureate, and his kind fellows. Her poetry is more than occasionally dark, and sans technical or academic acumen.

She has written and published a small historical western novel for young women, “Patience – Bold Rider”, with its sequel presently at fifty-five pages. She has been commissioned to write ekphrastic poetry for several painters and galleries in the Bay Area and is in Benicia’s various published anthologies.

 

 

 

El Próximo Círculo Español: lunes, el 15 de septiembre

September 3, 2014

El Próximo Círculo Español: lunes, el 15 de septiembre

Spanish conversation

Advanced non-native speakers of Spanish are welcome every third Monday of the month from 7:30 to 8:30 pm at Logos Books, 513 Second Street for lively discussions on various topics in Spanish.

Nuestra próxima discusión: ¡ La lectura¡ De verdad, ¿qué están  leyendo en este moment? ¿De qué se trata?  Y, aquí un sitio en la red a consultar:

http://elcomercio.pe/eldominical/libros/fiebre-leer-y-subir-videorresenas-youtube-llego-peru-noticia-1750445

La Table Française: mercredi, 10 septembre

September 3, 2014

 

ConversationLa Table Française: mercredi, 10 septembre

Advanced non-native speakers of French gather every second Wednesday of the month from 7:30 to 8:30 pm at Logos Books, 513 Second Street for lively discussions on various topics in French.

On est à la recherche de vocabulaire nouveau – alors, faites vos recherches et venez, nombreux, avec des mots et des expressions qui sont à la page maintenant dans le monde francophone.

Pour vous encourager dans vos recherches, voici un article sur l’évolution de vocabulaire “branché” en anglais, avec une traduction en français!

http://www.itele.fr/insolite/video/le-mot-selfie-pourra-desormais-etre-utilise-au-scrabble-90139

Una Chiacchierata con Marinka Swift a Logos Books, il 4 settembre

August 24, 2014

Italian speakers are invited to join Marinka Swift for the ongoing “Una Chiacchierata”, an hour of Italian conversation, meeting the first Thursday of every month, 7:30-8:30 pm at Logos Books, 513 Second Street.Italian_Bicycle

Next meeting is Thursday, September 4th- Ciao!


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