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

Picnic Day at Logos Books

April 17, 2015

lemonadeHappy Picnic Day Aggies!!!  If you need to wet your whistle while waiting for the Parade to roll on by, come on down to Logos Books, 513 Second Street.  We will be open from morning to afternoon and have ice cold lemonade “on tap” to help you kick off the day.

Have a wonderful day with your friends and family!  

Susan and Peter Linz at Logos Books



El Círculo Español: lunes, 20 abril

April 17, 2015

Spanish conversation¿Una Multa por Niños Gordos?

Los legisladores puertorriqueños están debatiendo un proyecto de ley que contempla multar con un máximo de 800 dólares a los padres de niños obesos si no pierden peso.

Consulten estos sitios en la red para informarse de este asunto . . .




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

Jeff Granett back at Logos Books: April – June 2015

April 3, 2015
2014 Window Reflection Chicago Institute of Art

2014 Window Reflection Chicago Institute of Art

Artist Jeffrey Granett returns to Logos Books this spring with a new exhibit entitled “Reflections”, featuring abstract-like drypoint and linoleum prints rendered from reflections in windows and from nature.

 His work will can be seen anytime we are open from April through June. A special reception in his honor will be held at the April Second Friday Art About, April 10th, from 6 to 9 pm at Logos Books.  Light refreshments will be served and all are welcome!


Mercredi, 8 avril: L’esprit français !

April 2, 2015

ConversationL’esprit est un attribut personnel beaucoup apprécié des français. Le film  français de Patrice Leconte, “Ridicule,”(de 1996)  présente combien ceci a toujours été le cas en France.

Voici un autre bel exemple de “bons mots”qui montre beaucoup d’esprit,  tiré d’un recueil humoristique de définitions  des mots au Petit Larousse :

Aide au Tiers Monde:  Aide payée par les pauvres des pays riches pour aider les riches des pays pauvres.

D’autres définitions de ce recueil vous seront envoyées dans un format pps (power point slide program) par courriel, si vous êtes sur notre liste de participants de la Table Française à Logos Books. 

Consultez, aussi, cet article récent à propos en anglais du New York Times:


Après avoir feuilleté les pages, venez prêt à en discuter mercredi, 8 avril à 19H30- et n’oubliez pas votre bel esprit!






Una Chiacchierata con Franco: 2 aprile a Logos

April 2, 2015

Una Chiacchierata con Franco: 2 aprile a Logos Books

March 4, 2015 

Italian_BicycleSo, let’s stretch those vocabulary muscles:  let’s talk drones !  Check out the following web sites, and the accompanying questions for the next  Chiacchierata, every first Thursday of the month, 7:30-9:00 pm at Logos Books, 513 Second Street.



1) Pensi che i droni saranno un bene o un male per il pubblico in generale?
2) Quale pensi sia il miglior o il piu’ ingegnoso uso dei droni?
3) Se tu ne avessi uno, per cosa lo utilizzeresti?

Poets Martha Ann Blackman and Sandy Thomas 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!!!


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