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 Martha Ann Blackman and Sandra Thompson at Logos

March 27, 2015

IMG_1964 IMG_1967 IMG_1984 IMG_1989 IMG_1987Last night was a night of warm weather, spring trees in flower (think Dogwood!) and another reading in the Quinton Duval poetry series at Logos Books. Here are some photos if you missed the evening, and don’t forget that Poet Laureate Andy Jones will be with us on Thursday, May 14th from 7:30-9:00 pm.  We look forward to the pleasure of your company!

Xylocopa at Logos Books this past Friday the 13th!

March 16, 2015

If you managed to get downtown this past Friday the 13th, music by Xylocopa at Logos Books was keeping it lively! The Irish tunes were particularly fitting, given St. Paddy’s Day is tomorrow.  Here are some photos of the evening to share with you:IMG_1928 IMG_1929

Quinton Duval Poetry Series continues with Sandy Thomas and Martha-Ann Blackman, Thursday, March 26th

March 16, 2015

redwingPoets Sandra Thomas and Martha-Ann Blackman will read Thursday, March 26th at Logos Books, 513 Second Street 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!

 For more on our two poets, keep reading!


Sandy Thomas is a literary and visual artist. She is the author of three chapbooks including The Gypsy Caravan in the Black Forest, (Vammon Press, 2013), a dual language edition in English/German. Her works have appeared in on-line and print journals including Ophidian-One, Poetry Now, and Late Peaches: Poems by Sacramento Poets.

Her photography is held in several collections and has been exhibited at Elliott Fouts Gallery, Sacramento Fine Arts Center and Vox Sacramento. Recent exhibits include the 2014 Sable & Quill, 2012 Sacramento Writer’s Brush and the Vox’s “What It Means to Be Human” invitationals.

She received her M.S., emphasis in self-defense, from California State University, Sacramento where she studied under Sensei Midge Marino. She teaches Women’s Self-Defense workshops throughout the Sacramento region.  Visit http://www.pw.org/content/sandy_Thomas

Martha Ann Blackman has co-edited a number of poetry collections, including Hard Pressed, and Watching From The Sky, the latter co-edited and published with Ann Menebroker to benefitGrandmother’s for Peace.  Her poetry chapbook, The Caring Tree, was published by Rattlesnake Press.

Martha Ann’s poetry has been featured in Rattlesnake Review, Poetry Now, The Sacramento Anthology, 100 Poems, West Conscious Review, James Mechem’s Out of Sight 40, Tule Review, Because People Matter, 24th Street Irregular Press/Poems-For-All, on the blog, Medusa’s Kitchen, and in numerous other publications.

She participated in the “Poets in the Schools” program through the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission and has performed poetry and song in Earth Day and Friends of the River events.  She has performed on KVMR Radio in Nevada City and KVIE-6 and KXTV-10 in Sacramento.  She was also a member of the band, Space Debris.

 Martha Ann has been a featured poet at The Book Collector, The Sacramento Poetry Center, Luna’s Café, numerous Whole Earth Festivals, Giavonni’s, and The Nevada County Poetry Series, and theCenter for Contemporary Art.

 She is currently collaborating with artist, Laura Jane Coats, on The Memory Within, a poem/book that will be published in a hand-set, letter-press format.

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

March 16, 2015

50_off_rt_purpleBook Lovers, it’s back again! This Monday, March 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.

Logos Volunteer, Bev Sykes, and Son are Shorn for Children’s Cancer Research

March 13, 2015

IMG_1904IMG_1908IMG_1916IMG_1923 St Baldrick’s Day in Davis, March 12, 2015: Logos Volunteer, Bev Sykes, kept company by her son, Ned, underwent the shears to earn $3200 for Children’s Cancer Research . Here are some photos – Go Bev!!!

Vamos à visitar unos paises del mundo en el Círculo Español, el lunes,16 marzo

March 7, 2015

Spanish conversation¡Vamos à visitar unos paises del mundo:  Argentina y Uruguay!  Si puede investigar algo que le parece interesante de uno de estes dos países, pues venga para presentarlo al grupo, sera una verdadera visita virtuel para los otros participantes.

 Vengan todos para escuchar, hablar y aprender en nuestra próxima reunion del Círculo Español , lunes el 16 de marzo de las 19:30 a las 20 de la tarde en Logos Books.

A La Table Francaise, mercredi, 11 mars: Liberté, Egalité et Fraternité – on en discute!

March 6, 2015

ConversationAu Canada, l’expression paix, ordre et bon gouvernement (en anglais peace, order and good government) est souvent utilisée pour décrire les principes sur lesquels se fonde la confédération de ce pays. En France, on reconnait l’expression liberté, égalité et fraternité; et aux Etats-Unis, l’expression “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” guide notre démocratie.

Y a-t-il des différences entre ces trois principes? Si oui, que’est-ce qu’ils nous montrent quant aux idées de bases sur lesquelles chacune de ces nations ont été fondées ?

La conversation peut introduire plusieurs différences de point de vue dans nos pays respectifs, y inclus le laïcisme qui est si répandu en France, ainsi que le « rugged individualism » si cher aux américains. Venez tous y participer à la prochaine réunion de la Table Française à Logos Books, mercredi 11 mars de 19H30-21H.

Una Chiacchierata con Franco: 5 marzo a Logos

March 4, 2015

Italian_BicycleItalian foodies, here is a topic that will get your digestive and linguistic juices flowing!  Check out the following web sites, and come prepared to talk about food at the  next meet-up of  “Una Chiacchierata”: the first Thursday of the month, March 5 from 7:30-9:00 pm at Logos Books, 513 Second Street.

 Please make a copy of the article for yourself and bring it with you to refer to during the conversation:






Logos Books Celebrates 5 Years in Davis

February 21, 2015

IMG_1860 IMG_1861 IMG_1863 IMG_1865 IMG_1866 IMG_1869 IMG_1867Many thanks to all who came by this evening to wish us well, as we celebrated 5 years of selling used books in Davis, and making money for “Doctors without Borders” and “Save the Children”. We enjoyed chatting with all who dropped by, and were particularly pleased to see many of our steadfast volunteers who give so generously of their time and energy to us. Among those what have supported us over the years are David Campos and his coterie of musicians who often play at our evening events. Here are photos of his latest group “David Campos and Friends”, as well as a pot pourri of photos of the evening. Enjoy!

Joaquin Feliciano and Michael Musial Jam at Logos

February 14, 2015

IMG_1842 IMG_1846 IMG_1843Great music flowed tonight at Logos Books, with the voice and guitar of Joaquin Feliciano and the acoustic instrumental guitar of Michael Musial. A serendipitous moment when passerby Brenden jammed with them!
Lots of fun on Valentine’s Day Eve at Logos Books!


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