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

Hats! HAts!! HATs!!! HATS!!!!

April 12, 2014

IMG_0897 IMG_0908 IMG_0910 IMG_0903 IMG_0902 IMG_0898Jeff Granett did himself proud helping kids make hats for Picnic Day this am. Here are some photos of the hatmakers and parade watchers. The Cal Aggie Band-uh performed right outside our doors this Picnic Day. Volunteer Georgia Abgodjan was there to help bookies with their purchases, and friends and families gathered to start off the 100th Picnic Day with a joyful sound!

Hats! HAts!! HATs!!! HATS!!!!

April 8, 2014

il_340x270.543257086_pqxwOK, Picnic Day Participants!

Jeff Granett will be at Logos Books early (8 am!)  on Saturday, April 12 to get your kiddo all set with their own personally folded and decorated Picnic Day paper hat!

 Come while-away the time that drags before the parade finally arrives at Logos Books, 513 Second Street.

 We will also have lemonade to quench your thirst, and to raise a toast in honor of UCD’s 100th Picnic Day.  Hooray!lemonade

Jeff Granett’s new art show at Logos this spring!

March 27, 2014

Granett-Logos Exhibit Info

La Table Française: le 9 avril à 19H30

March 21, 2014

ConversationAdvanced 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 va parler “fêtes” à notre prochaine réunion. Alors, choisissez une fête francophone dont vous pouvez nous raconter les détails: traditions, vêtements, origine, nourriture, etc. Remarquez bien que c’est plus intéressant de chercher une fête moins connue pour nous faire apprendre quelque chose!

Venez, alors, prêt à nous parler de vos recherches. Les visuels sont à souhaiter pour mieux apprécier votre discours.

Last night’s poetry evening at Logos Books

March 14, 2014

IMG_0864If you missed last night’s splendid readings by poets Edythe Schwartz and Bob Stanley, you can at least comfort yourself with some of the photos of an evening that was simply delightful for all in attendance. Sarah Phelan started us off with one of Quinton Duval’s poems from the collection “Dinner Music”.


IMG_0872Edythe then read from a variety of her poems, many of which were associated with pieces of art and in the voice of viewer, subject or writer. The pièce de résistance, though, was the reading of her poem “July 1943″, immediately reprised by poet Bob Stanley when he took the floor and read it with banjo accompaniment.IMG_0878


Bob’s whimsical verse was next up, and enjoyed by one and all. Light refreshments and good conversation wrapped up the evening.



Here are some photos and we do hope that you can join us next time!

Thursday, March 13th the Quinton Duval Poetry Series at Logos Books resumes with the readings of Edythe Schwartz and Bob Stanley

March 11, 2014

redwingThe fourth year of the Quinton Duval Poetry Series continues at Logos Books with the readings of poets Edythe Schwartz and Bob Stanley on Thursday, March 13th.  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 March,  keep reading!

Edythe Haendel Schwartz is the author of two poetry collections, A Palette of Leaves, Mayapple Press, 2012, a finalist for the Eric Hoffer daVinci Eye award, and a chapbook, Exposure, Finishing Line Press, 2007.  In 2012, Edythe won first prize in the Friends of Acadia poetry competition for her poem “A Natural Phenomenon.” Edythe’s poems have appeared widely in journals including Cave Wall, Spillway, PMS, Natural Bridge, Poet Lore, Potomac Review, and Water-Stone, among others. A visual artist as well as a writer, Edythe’s paintings and mixed-media works are currently on view at Logos books.

Poet Laureate of Sacramento from 2009 to 2012, Bob Stanley has published two chapbooks: Eleven Blue Strings (little m press) and Walt Whitman Orders a Cheeseburger (Rattlesnake Press).  He and his son John Stanley recorded and released a CD of original compositions entitled Songs from Random Lane. Bob serves as President of the Sacramento Poetry Center, and teaches English at Sac State and Sac City College. His new poetry collection, Miracle Shine, was published by CW Books in May 2013.


La Próxima Reunion del Círculo Español: el 17 del marzo

March 4, 2014

Advanced non-native speakers of Spanish gather 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.

Vamos a discutir el primer capítulo del libro de José Saramago:  “Ensayo Sobre la Ceguera”. 


Después, cada uno va a seleccionar y leer una poema favorita al grupo.  Si podría hacer unas copias de su poema para compartir con los otros, seria muy amable de su parte.

¡Entonces, la literatura y la poesía en la próxima reunión en Logos Books!Spanish conversation

La Table Française: le 12 mars à 19H30

February 21, 2014

ConversationVoulez-vous rire un peu? Après avoir regardé ce clip vidéo plusieurs fois, vous remarquerez quelques problèmes avec les traduction faites, on l’imagine, avec l’aide d’un traducteur automatique sur l’internet.  Pouvez-vous trouver les barbarismes dans ces pubs?  Et, vous-servez vous de ces traducteurs sur l’internet?  Sont-ils plutôt utiles ou à éviter à tout prix?   Si vous dénichez des exemples de “faux amis ” à nous présenter le soir de notre rencontre, tant mieux!  


Logos Books Celebrates 4 Years in Davis with Xylocopa

February 16, 2014

IMG_0847IMG_0852A wonderful day of cake, good wishes and the heady beat of Xylocopa helped everyone celebrate the convergence of Valentine’s Day, Second Friday Art About and Logos Books 4th

Anniversary in Davis.   Here are some photos of the fun!IMG_0848IMG_0849IMG_0846IMG_0856IMG_0843


Logos Books featured on Davis Community TV’s “In the Studio”

February 11, 2014

logoFind out more about how Logos Books started, how it works and where it is going inn this half hour segment, an interview with Logos Books Co-Owner Susan Linz and DCTV moderator Lin Weaver. A sneak preview of the Logos Books spot on Davis Community TV can be seen on the following web link. It will aired on February 11th, on Comcast Channel 15.



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