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

January 14, 2010

2015 was a fantastic year for Logos Books: a total of $50,000 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 $250,000!  

As we begin our seventh 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

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

April 20, 2016

Una Chiacchierata con Franco: giovedi, 5 di maggio a Logos Books

Italian_BicycleFranco è tornato! And having been in Italy, has chosen the topic “Conosciamo l’Italia”, some pages of which he has scanned for you and which will be added here for use at the May session.
Come ready to discuss the topic in these pages at the next chiacchierata at Logos Books!


Quinton Duval Poetry Series Concludes for 2016 – but wait, there’s more!

April 20, 2016


Poet Laureate, Jeff Knorr, and Sacramento poet, Susan Kelly-DeWitt, were featured last night at a well-attended evening of poetry that wrapped up the Quinton Duval Poetry Series at Logos Books for this year.  As always, Sarah Phelan put us in the mood by beginning the readings  with “Time’s Arrow” by Quinton Duval.  

We had thought that the next time we’d welcome you all to Logos Books for a poetry evening would be in the Fall.  However, we are pleased to announce one more poetry event for this spring:

Please join us on Thursday, May 26, 7:30 pm at Logos Books, 513 2nd Street, Davis for “An Evening of Poetry:  Pat Hickerson and Friends”, celebrating the life and poems of this local poet.  Her much-anticipated posthumous poetry collection, Outcry, has been released from R.L. Crow press and is now available on Amazon.    Several of her fellow poets will read from this and other of her works, and light refreshments will be served at evening’s end.  All are welcome!

Picnic Day at Logos Books

April 10, 2016

Picnic Day at Logos Books

Happy Picnic Day Aggies!!! Waiting for the parade can get a tad long. So, after you’ve reserved the perfect spot along the parade route, do drop by to say hello and enjoy a quick browse of books while you wait. By the way – we are happy to store any of your purchases made till you wend your way homeward from campus at day’s end.

Logos Books is located on the parade route, at 513 Second Street We are open all day and will have ice cold lemonade “on tap” to help you kick off the day.lemonade

Enjoy yourselves for a day when town and gown meet to celebrate together-
Susan and Peter Linz,  Logos Books

El Círculo Español: lunes, el 18 de abril a las 7:30 de la tarde

April 5, 2016

Spanish conversationVamos à discutir de expresiones idiomáticas en español – entonces, venga con unas favoritas suyas. ¿Le faltan ideas? Consulte este sitio en la red para aprender más. Nuestra próxima cita sera el tercer lunes de abril, es decir el 18 de abril, a las siete y media de la tarde en Logos Books.


La Table Française: mercredi, 13 avril à 19H30

March 23, 2016

ConversationMoyens de Transport Public

Les transports en commun : c’est un sujet qui touche à chacun de nous qui se trouve dans une de ces embouteillages impossible sur l’autoroute ! Voici un développement intéressant qui se fait à Paris à l’heure actuelle: Le Grand Paris Express va desservir le plateau de Saclay (entre autres régions), l’équivalent du Silicon Valley à la française.

Deux articles à consulter – un en français, l’autre en anglais.  Puis, réfléchissez à ce projet énorme et cherchez à voir si nous en avons un projet équivalent. Nous en parlerons à notre prochaine réunion le 13 avril.



Photographer James Williams to exhibit at Logos Books

March 22, 2016

The photographs of James Williams will be on exhibit at Logos Books from April through June of 2016 at Logos Books,  513 Seconds Street, with a reception for the artist on Friday, April 8th from 6:30-8:30 pm as part of the monthly Davis Second Friday Art About.  Light refreshments will be served and all are welcome!unnamed-1 unnamed fiddlehead_card

A resident of Davis for over 10-years, James Williams is very active in our city’s flourishing arts and music scenes. He brings to the mix his photographer’s eye, developed over a 25-year career in Sacramento and Los Angeles. Over the years he has gained acclaim as a theatrical portraitist, as well as for his work in other fine art subjects.

James also invokes his love of live performance through the production of events, mostly from his home base at International House. At many Davis events his unique song stylizations can be appreciated; in addition he often vocalizes with local bands, as well as his own band, JW & Friends.

Quinton Duval Poetry Series Presents Two Stellar Local Poets

March 22, 2016

redwingThe Quinton Duval Poetry Series will present readings by Susan Kelly-DeWitt and Sacramento Poet Laureate Jeff Knorr on Thursday, April 14th from 7:30-9:00 pm.  Please join us for the readings at 7:30, and for light refreshment and a chance to chat with the poets afterwards.  All are welcome!

For more on the poets’ backgrounds, keep reading:

Susan Kelly-DeWitt has worked as a freelance writer and poetry columnist for the Sacramento Bee and Sacramento Union, as the editor of the on-line journal Perihelion and the print journal Quercus; she has been a California Poet-in-the-Schools, the program director of an arts program for homeless women, an educator, and an artist in the prisons. She lives in Sacramento, California, where she is a contributing editor for Poetry Flash, a reviewer for Library Journal, and an exhibiting visual artist and an instructor for the University of California, Davis Extension. She is the author of The Fortunate Islands (Marick Press, 2008), eight small press collections, and the electronic chapbook The Limbo Suite (Mudlark No. 38). Recent work has appeared in Poetry, The International Literary Quarterly, Switched-On Gutenberg, and in The Autumn House Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry.

Jeff Knorr is the current Poet Laureate of Sacramento. He is the author of four books of poetry, the forthcoming The Color of a New Country (Mammoth Books), The Third Body (Cherry Grove Collections), Keeper (Mammoth Books), and Standing Up to the Day (Pecan Grove Press). His other works include Mooring Against the Tide: Writing Poetry and Fiction (Prentice Hall); the anthology, A Writer’s Country (Prentice Hall); and The River Sings: An Introduction to Poetry (Prentice Hall). His poetry and essays have appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies including Chelsea, Connecticut Review, The Journal, North American Review, Red Rock Review, Barrow Street, and Like Thunder: Poets Respond to Violence in America (University of Iowa).

Jeff Knorr lives in Sacramento, California and is Professor of literature and creative writing at Sacramento City College.

Bargain Books at Logos: this coming Monday, March 21st from 10 am-6 pm

March 19, 2016

50_off_rt_purple This Monday, March 21st, 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.

Spoke Magazine available at Logos

March 15, 2016

10927529_1534036220213050_366528078_oIf you haven’t gotten a copy yet, come on by and pick up the 2016 edition of the DSHS literary magazine, Spoke. Short stories, poetry, art – a lot of great stuff, and all done by people who you may one day hear about and be able to say: “I knew them when!” Magazines are free but going fast. Come get yours anytime we’re open, Tuesday – Sunday 10-8.  And, here’s a photo of some of the contributors from our reception last Thursday.IMG_2900

El Círculo Español el 21 de marzo a las 7:30 de la tarde

March 1, 2016

Spanish conversationHay muchas palabras y expresiones que cambian entre países hispanohablantes. Vamos a explorarlas en nuestro próximo encuentro, lunes el 21 de marzo a las 7:30 de la tarde en Logos Books. Aquí un sitio en la red para considerar algunos antes de llegar:


Otro tema por el círculo, la llegada del virus zika y como luchar contra su rápido avance por muchos países pobres del mundo.


Hay de qué hablar, entonces, ¡vengan todos para discutir en español al Círculo Español de marzo!


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