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

January 14, 2010

2014 was a fantastic year for Logos Books: a total of $47,000 in total combined donations was made to Save the Children and Doctors without Borders. This brings our combined donations since we began to a grand total of $200,000!  

As we begin our sixth 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

Poets Gary Thompson and Albert Garcia at Logos December 10th

November 17, 2015

redwingPoetry Fans rejoice:  Thursday, December 10th will reunite poets Gary Thompson and Albert Garcia in an evening of readings from their current works at Logos Books from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm.  This is the second poetry evening in the Quinton Duval Poetry Series for this year, and we hope that you will make time in your busy schedules to sit back and enjoy an evening that promises to be delightful

For more information on the poets, read the following.  Hope to see you there!

Albert Garcia is the author of three published books of poems, A Meal Like That (Brick Road Poetry Press),  Rainshadow (Copper Beech Press) and Skunk Talk (Bear Star Press).  He has also published Digging In:  Literature for Developing Writers (Prentice Hall).  Hi individual poems have been published in North American Review, Mid-American Review, Poetry East, Willow Springs, Southern Poetry Review, Yankee, and many other journals while also being featured in Ted Kooser’s American Life in Poetry and Garrison Keillor’s A Writer’s Almanac.  Albert taught community college English for eighteen years, and for the last ten years has served as a dean at Sacramento City College.  He lives with his wife and family in Wilton =, California, a rural area outside of Sacramento, where he grows most varieties of fruit trees that thrive in the region and several that don’t .

Gary Thompson’s latest book of poems, One Thing After Another, published by Turning Point, is a collection of six widely different lyrical sequences. It joins four previous collections: To the Archaeologist Who Finds Us, On John Muir’s Trail, As for Living, and Hold Fast. For more than twenty-five years, he taught in the Creative Writing Program at CSU, Chico, all the while playing second-base for The Pests, Chico’s storied softball team. In 2010, he edited Quinton Duval’s posthumous collection of poems, Like Hay, for Bear Star Press. He and his wife, Linda, have lived in the Northwest for sixteen years; eight years ago they moved to San Juan Island, bringing their old trawler, Keats, home to the waters they love.

For more information, go to www.garythompsonpoetry.com

Katie Henry and David Kyle wow all comers at November Second Friday Art About

November 17, 2015

IMG_2718Katie Henry and David Kyle really got it going at the November Second Friday Art About at Logos Books.  The dynamic duo performed classic jazz tunes that were wonderful to listen to, and dance to as well!IMG_2723

Hope to catch you at our next Second Friday Art About on December 11th.   Be there or be square!

Bargain Books at Logos: this coming Monday, November 16th from 10 am-6 pm

November 17, 2015

50_off_rt_purpleThis Monday, November 16th, we will be open 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.
We know that many of you await our sale day with anticipation, so this is a reminder to one and all that it is just around the corner.
Please note: books sold cannot be placed on hold, or, have been put on hold, prior to the sale date.

El Círculo Español: lunes, el 16 de noviembre a las 19:30 en Logos Books

November 5, 2015

Cada comunidad tiene sus problemas, y la ciudad de Davis no es una excepción a la regla. Hace poco hemos visto muchos artículos en el Spanish conversationperiódico local (The Davis Enterprise) sobre la situación de los desamparados en Davis, los problemas en los bares o las tabernas, y las dificultades de estacionamiento por el centro.

Pero, también hay mucho de positivo en nuestra comunidad que podemos celebrar. Venga para discutir de los puntos positivos y negativos, y tal vez de unas ideas para mejorar la vida de todos los ciudadanos aquí en la ciudad de “todas cosas derechas y relevantes” en nuestro próximo encuentro lunes el 16 noviembre a las 19:30 de la tarde en Logos Books.

Table Française: mercredi, 11 novembre à Logos Books

November 2, 2015

ConversationEn novembre notre sujet sera: La cuisine des fêtes –  quels sont vos plats préférés?  Au début du novembre on commence à réfléchir aux grandes fêtes familiales d’automne et d’hiver.  Avez-vous des plats traditionnels ou de famille qui vous font réchauffer le coeur et rêver des bons vieux temps?  Vous pouvez-venir tout simplement en parler, ou, si vous préférez, nous présenter une recette détaillée pour que nous puissions l’essayer nous-même à la maison.  A vous le choix à notre prochaine rendez-vous le deuxième mercredi du mois, le 11 novembre, de 19H30-21H à Logos Books.

Halloween 2015 at Logos Books!

November 1, 2015

Dynamic duo Tapua Gwarada and Lisette Walker were our Halloween hostesses, doling out candy to over 1000 Trick-or-Treaters today at Logos Books. Here are some pics of some of our more winsome sprites!

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Una Chiacchierata con Franco: giovedi, 5 de novembre a Logos Books

October 31, 2015

Una Chiacchierata con Franco: giovedi, 5 de novembre a Logos Books


Italian_BicycleThere is good news to be had when one looks for it, and the recent Nobel Peace Prize recipients will be the focus of our discussion at the next Chiacchierata at Logos Books in November.  Here is a web site from the Repubblica to check out in preparation for our meeting:


We look forward to hearing your thoughts when Una Chiacchierata meets once again November 5th at Logos Books, from 7:30 -9:00 pm.






Quinton Duval Poetry Series 2015-2016

October 24, 2015

IMG_2595 IMG_2585Bay Area poets Lynne Knight and Dorothy Gilbert were the featured at the first of the 2015-16 Quinton Duval Poetry Series which began Thursday night.  Lynne read from “Je Sais” (I Know) her recent translation of the poetry of French writer Ito Naga, as well as from some of her own collected works.  Dorothy Gilbert, who appeared the evening before on “Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour” for Radio KDVS, read from her collected works, as well as an excerpt from one of her translations of medieval poetry by Marie de France.  Her book Marie de France: Poetry has just been published and is available to the public.

Next up:  on Thursday, December 10th, local poets Albert Garcia and Gary Thompson will appear at Logos Books for our next evening in the Quinton Duval poetry series.  The readings begin at 7:30 sharp, with refreshments served at 8:30 for the chance to mingle with the poets.  We hope you will be there!

El Círculo Español: lunes, el 19 de octubre a las 19:30 en Logos Books

October 14, 2015

Spanish conversationEl Círculo Español: lunes, el 19 de octubre a las 19:30 en Logos Books

La visita reciente del papa es el punto de partida de nuestra próxima discusión. ¿Cuales eran las reacciones de los católicos de Cuba y de los Estados Unidos? ¿De qué habló, y de qué no habló el papa?

Aquí, un sitio en la red para ayudarle con el tema:


Su comentario será el bienvenido en la conversación que empezará a las 19H30 el 19 de octubre en Logos Books – ¡Que vengan todos!

Poetry Lovers : This coming Thursday, October 22nd, begins the 6th year of the Quinton Duval Poetry Series at Logos Books

October 14, 2015

redwingOctober is upon us and this coming Thursday, October 22nd we will begin another wonderful year of original poetry, read by the poets themselves, from 7:30-9:00 pm at Logos Books, 513 Second Street.  Here are the poets who will be joining us that evening.  The readings will be followed by light refreshment and the opportunity to visit with the poets, as well as purchase their signed works.  Hope to see you there!

Lynne Knight is the author of four poetry chapbooks and four full-length poetry collections, the most recent of which, Again, appeared from Sixteen Rivers Press. Her work has appeared in a number of journals, including Kenyon Review, Poetry and Southern Review. Her awards and honors include publication in Best American Poetry, the Prix de l’Alliance Française 2006, a PSA Lucille Medwick Memorial Award, the 2009 RATTLE Poetry Prize, and an NEA grant. I Know (Je sais), her translation with the author Ito Naga of his Je sais, appeared in 2013. (www.lynneknight.com)

Dorothy Gilbert’s original poetry has appeared in The New Yorker, The Nation, The Iowa Review, PEN Southern Lights Anthology, The California Quarterly, the online journals Persimmon Tree and Tattoo Highway, and numerous other journals. A medievalist, she has translated Old and Middle English poetry into modern verse and has published a version of the first known Arthurian romance, the twelfth century Old French Erec and Enide by Chretien de Troyes. Her new book, Marie de France: Poetry is out this month [God willing! It will be published in October.] Dorothy Gilbert has long been secretary of the West Coast branch of PEN, the writers’ international advocacy organization. She has taught literature and writing at The University of California at Davis, Mills College, and The California State University East Bay; currently, semi-retired, she teaches in the Fall Program for Freshmen at the University of California, Berkeley.


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