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

Cowboy Poet Paul Zarzyski at Logos Books November 11th

October 24, 2014

redwingPoetry lovers won’t want to miss the upcoming reading by Paul Zarzyski, on Tuesday, November 11th at Logos Books, 513 Second Street. Poet, songwriter, and performing artist, “cowboy-poet” Zarzyski will visit Davis as part of the ongoing Quinton Duval Poetry Series, now in its 5th year at Logos Books. Reading begins at 7:30pm and runs till 9pm. Light refreshments served, and all are welcome!

La Table Française: mercredi, 12 novembre

October 22, 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.

Comment trouvez-vous l’art contemporain, et l’intégration de tel art dans une métropole?  Le nouveau musée d’art contemporain conçu  par l’architecte Americain-Canadien Frank Gehry, et réalisé par la Fondation Louis Vuitton, est un bel exemple d’un projet civile qui n’est peut-être pas au goût de tout le monde.  Comme le Centre Pompidou des années 70, il aura ses admirateurs et détracteurs.

 Voici quelques clips qui vous présenteront le musée.  




Qu’en pensez-vous?  Est-ce que la dépense d’une telle somme d’argent puisse se justifier quand il a tant de misère dans le monde.  Et l’esthétique?  Devrait-on demander une vote des citoyens avant d’installer un si grand bâtiment dans une espace publique?  A vous de venir avec beaucoup de points de vue pour que l’on puisse en discuter, mercredi le 12 novembre à 19H30!

Bargain Books at Logos: this coming Monday, October 20th, 10 am-6 pm

October 20, 2014

Book Lovers get ready for your favorite day of the month! Monday, October 20th  we will be open to sell all of our books at half price!  Yes, all books, inside and 50_off_rt_purpleoutside the store will cost you only half as much, and you can look forward to this bargain every third Monday of the month. 

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, October 20th – you’ll be glad you did!

Doggie Mascots at Logos Books

October 19, 2014

Hey dog lovers!  If you enjoy being given a friendly, furry, hello and miss your own pooch – come on by Logos Books on Wednesday afternoons (2-4) and Friday mornings (10-2).  On Wednesdays, if Barb Levin is volunteering,will be accompanied by the adorable Leoni, IMG_1633who enjoys meeting and greeting, as well as reminding people that we give all our profits to “Save the Children” and “Doctors without Borders”.

Of course, if it’s Friday, chances are you’ll run into Beth and her side-kick, Talia.  IMG_1403Miss. T enjoys her walks to and from Logos, and camping out behind the big desk where she can keep an eye on all that goes on at Logos!


Then again, it could be a Monday when we are working in the store.  Then, you might see Sammy – our son’s dog -who loves attention and licking little children’s toes.  Here he is with his best girl Ariana – ride ‘em cowgirl!!!


El Próximo Círculo Español: lunes, el 20 de octubre

October 12, 2014

El Próximo Círculo Español: lunes, el 20 de octubre

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.

La poesía sera nuestro tema – entonces, que vengan todos con un poema favorito en español, o, si demasiado largo, su parte favorita de un poema en español.  Si quiere, puede escribir un poema para recitar al grupo.  De todas maneras, la poesía en todas sus formas será el sujeto de la discusión el mes de octubre a Logos Books.


Homecoming Parade Celebrates Logos Artists Last Night!

October 11, 2014

If you saw the big parade going down Second Street last night, you should know that part of the hoopla was to greet our two new Logos artists for the months of October – December, Don Harting and Larry Woelfel. If you missed the reception last night, do make a point of coming in to see their artwork – the juxtaposition of styles and themes is striking and makes for an interesting show. At the next Second Friday in November we will be featuring the music of Xylocopa, so if you enjoy a crowd and festive atmosphere, come in then as well. Here are some photos of last night’s fun – and hope to welcome you soon at Logos Books!IMG_1380 2IMG_1381

Two artists celebrate Logos Books Second Friday Arts About from October though December

October 9, 2014

IMG_0063Painters Don Harting and Larry Woelfel will exhibit some of their works at Logos from October -December. A reception in their honor will be held at the October Second Friday Art About, on October 10th from 6:30-9:00 pm.  Light refreshments will be served, and all are welcome!

Don Harting has been painting mixed media oil landscapes since his retirement 20 years ago. His love o texture has led to paintings that have objects, such as sand, pebbles and tree bark, in the gesso set up for his works.  Don works from personal photos or data collected from magazines, travel, or “anything” that looks like a potential for a painting. He regularly shows his new works at the Davis Senior Center, where he paints every Monday morning at their Oil & Acrylic Open Studio. His studio is his garage . . . and is open to visitors whenever public broadcasting music is heard.

 Twenty years of retirement has given Larry Woelfel a chance to work longer at his art. He is not just a Sunday painter anymore! He likes doing sculpture, oils and drawings. Some favorite subjects are Greek mythology, Wagner operas and portraits.


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.



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.


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


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