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

Bargain Books at Logos: this coming Monday, September 19th, 10 am-6pm

September 18, 2016

50_off_rt_purple  Books at Logos: this coming Monday, September 19th 10 am-6 pm

This Monday,September 19th, 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 Books to close in January 2017

September 9, 2016

wendyweitzelwThe owners of the not-for-profit bookstore Logos Books, 513 Second St., are retiring, and plan to close their store when their lease expires at the end of January. Though the store is one of the properties recently acquired by Browman Development Company, the bookstore owners insist it has nothing to do with the change in landlords.

Susan Linz owns Logos Books with her husband, Peter, who recently celebrated his 80th birthday.

“We’re getting older. It’s harder to pick up books and haul them about,” she said.

The bookstore opened in 2010, specializing in used and out-of-print books. It’s staffed by volunteers, with all profits going to charities. Through 2015, it has raised more than $250,000 for its two beneficiaries, Save the Children and Doctors Without Borders.

“We feel really good about what we’ve done,” Linz said. “We want to convey how much we have appreciated the support of the community, our wonderful volunteers, and we really would hope that if anyone was interest in having a second-hand bookstore, they would contact us.”

She noted that Santa Cruz supports two used bookstores, and it’d be a shame if Davis no longer had one.

Linz met Wednesday with Jim Stephens, director of leasing and development for Browman, and “it sounded like they were interested in keeping us. He seemed very sincere, and interested in the vibrancy of downtown Davis.”

She said the company is still in the process of assessing the terms of Logos’ next lease, which would begin in February. Under the current lease, negotiated under former owner John Brinley, they pay a little over $2 per square foot. That would definitely go up, but “not catastrophically,” she said.

The owners notified their store volunteers on Wednesday. They were hesitant to make a public announcement, however, worried that it would hurt sales.

“It’s business as usual until (the end of January). We don’t want people to think we’ve already closed,” Linz said.

Una Chiacchierata con Franco: giovedi, 15 de settembre a Logos Books, 19:30-21:00

August 27, 2016

Italian_BicycleUna Chiacchierata con Franco: giovedi, 15 de settembre a Logos Books, 19:30-21:00 .

We are continuing our conversation on all things Italian with readings that you can obtain by signing up on the list serve. To do so, please contact me at logosusedbooks@gmail.com
This month’s readings will treat Alghero, Sardinia and Cinque Terre – so come with thoughts about places you love in Italy, as well as where you spent your summer time away these past few months. Another point of discussion is the recent earthquake in Amatrice. So, come prepared to chatter in Italian about any and all of the above!

Una Chiaccherata is held every third Thursday from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm at Logos Books, 513 Second Street. All Italian speakers welcome!

El Círculo Español en Logos Books: lunes, el 19 de septiembre

August 26, 2016

Spanish conversation¿Cuál es el aspecto del Americano (o, si prefiere, del Estadounidense) al extranjero? Recientemente ,hemos visto algunas repercusiones al comportamiento de algunos atletas en los Juegos Olímpicos en Brasil. Aquí, unos artículos para dar un poco de fondo antes de reunirse por discutirlo. Nuestra próxima reunión es lunes el 19 de septiembre, a las 19:30 de la tarde.  

http://www.eltiempo.com/opinion/columnistas/resucita-el-americano-feo-sergio-munoz-bata-columna-el-tiempo/16089617

http://www.eltiempo.com/archivo/documento/CMS-12904202

La Table Française – mercredi, 14 septembre

August 18, 2016

ConversationNous allons jouer avec les “faux amis” (en anglais des “false cognates”) à notre prochaine réunion. Voici deux sites internet qui traitent du sujet:

https://fr.wiktionary.org/wiki/Annexe:Faux-amis_anglais-fran%C3%A7ais

http://www.intellego.fr/soutien-scolaire-5eme/aide-scolaire-anglais-lv1/liste-des-faux-amis-anglais/1275

Venez, donc, prêts à manipuler ces expressions – ce sera amusant et pratique à la fois – à la prochaine Table Française à Logos Books de 19:30 – 21H le 14 septembre

Bargain Books at Logos: this coming Monday, August 15th, 10 am-6 pm

August 14, 2016

50_off_rt_purpleBargain Books at Logos: this coming Monday, August 15th, 10 am-6 pm

This Monday, August 15th, 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.

Una Chiacchierata con Franco: giovedi, 18 de agosto a Logos Books

August 14, 2016

Italian_BicycleUna Chiacchierata con Franco: giovedi, 18 de agosto a Logos Books, 19:30-21:00 .

We are continuing our conversation on all things Italian with readings that you can obtain by signing up on the list serve. To do so, please contact me at logosusedbooks@gmail.com
This month’s readings have to do with the city of Siena as well as Agro-tourism.  Come ready to speak about these topics and share any insights or personal experiences you have had.

Una Chiacchierata is held every third Thursday from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm at Logos Books, 513 Second Street.  All Italian speakers welcome!

 

El Círculo Español: lunes, el 15 de agosto en Logos Books

August 8, 2016

Spanish conversationLos Juegos Olimpicos seran el tema de nuestra próxima discusión en Logos Books lunes el quince de agosto de 7:30 de la tarde hasta las 9:00. ¿Quienes son sus atléticos favoritos? ¿los deportes que tu gustan mirar más? Y aquí, dos artículos de unos periódicos españoles para inspirarlos más:

http://mundohispanico.com/noticias/deportes/olimpiadas-llego-la-hora-rio-inaugura-los-juegos

http://www.panamericanworld.com/es/articulo/top-10-atletas-latinos-seguir-juegos-olimpicos-de-rio-2016

La Table Française: mercredi, 10 août

July 14, 2016

ConversationA Logos Books on adore le livre, et cette fois-ci vous aurez l’occasion de parler de vos lectures récentes favorites! Que vous choisissiez une seule ou plusieurs, venez avec l’intention de discuter des livres à notre prochaine rencontre mercredi, 10 août de 19H30 – 21H.

El Círculo Español: lunes, el 18 de julio en Logos Books

July 6, 2016

Spanish conversationEl papel de la mujer en la sociedad moderna sera el tema de la próxima reunión de Logos Books, lunes el 18 de julio de las 19:30 a las 20:30.  Aquí algunos fuentes de información para aprender más antes de juntarse a la conversación:

http://www.sabiduriaaplicada.com/articulo_emprendedores-mujeres.html

http://www.serpadres.es/familia/derechos/articulo/cuanto-deberia-ganar-una-madre-que-se-queda-en-casa-811429193764

http://www.semana.com/opinion/articulo/el-papel-mujer-politica/336397-3