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

El Círculo Español: lunes, el 20 de julio a las 7:30 en Logos Books

July 2, 2015

Spanish conversationAll those interested in practicing their Spanish conversation skills are welcome to join us at Logos Books every third Monday of the month, from 7:30-8:30.  The following gives a theme for this month’s conversation, and a web site that can be consulted to reference vocabulary that will be useful for participating in the conversation.  All are welcome!

Vamos a discutir del efecto de la transición de hombre a mujer de Bruce Jenner, y su impacto en la conversación nacional sobre cuestiones transgénero en America.

Aquí un artículo que trata de esto:



July 10th Second Friday Art About with pastel and watercolor artist Teresa Steinbach-Garcia

June 23, 2015

IMG_0284Logos Books is delighted to present Teresa Steinbach-Garcia, a native Californian and Design Graduate of The University of California at Davis, whose art work will be on display during the months of July-September. Exploring the element of light reflecting and illuminating landscape, still life and individuals has been a life long theme in her pastel and watercolor works of art.

A special reception in her honor will be held at the next Second Friday Art About on July 10th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Light refreshments will be served and all are welcome!

La Table Française à Logos Books: mercredi, 8 juillet

June 22, 2015

ConversationFaire face à nos réactions vis à vis une personne qui est différente,  que ce soit des différences physiques ou mentales –   notre comportement, doit-il rester pareil?  doit-il être différent?  Voici un article qui peut vous lancer dans le sujet, tiré d’une exposition mise sur Facebook par une jeune femme française, mère d’une petite fille qui n’est pas comme tous les autres . . . ou, si, qui l’est:


 A vous de lire, et à nous d’en parler après, mercredi, 8 juillet de 19H30- 21H à Logos Books

Una Chiacchierata con Franco: giovedi, 2 luglio a Logos Books

June 15, 2015

Italian_BicycleItalian speakers will be reaching for the stars at the next gathering of Una Chiacchierata, on Thursday, July 2nd.  Personal memories of milestones in space exploration is our theme for July, and here’s an article to whet your verbal appetite:


So come and tell us where you were when the first moon walk took place, where you think space exploration is headed – even your thoughts on recent space sci-fi films!  Franco will be at Logos Books to moderate the conversation, as he is every first Thursday of the month, from 7:30 – 9:00 pm.  We look forward to seeing you there!

El Círculo Español: lunes, el 15 de junio

May 19, 2015

Spanish conversation¡Hablemos de nuestros libros y autores favoritos! Junio es el mes del libro en Logos Books con El Círculo Español. 

Estamos esperando el placer de revernos el tercer lunes del mes en Logos Books.¡Hasta muy pronto!

La Table Française à Logos Books: mercredi, 10 juin

May 18, 2015

Mercredi, 10 juin:  Parlons cinéma!

ConversationQuels sont les films qui vous ont impressionnés d’avantage en 2014/15 ? Quels films avez-vous l’intention de voir cette année ? Pour vous, qu’est-ce qui vous motive d’aller voir un tel film : s’agit-il d’un thème particulier, des acteurs, du metteur en scène, ou d’une langue/culture y représentaient ? Quels sont vos films préférés ?  

 Les sites suivants puissent vous servir dans notre conversation en juin :

Festival de Cannes – 2015


Festival de Film Français à Sacramento


Una Chiacchierata con Franco: giovedi, 4 giugno a Logos Books

May 18, 2015

Italian_Bicycle“Vacanze in Italia” is our theme for the month of June – so come and tell us about your exploits past and coming up in “la bella Italia”.  And, while we are at it, what do those crazy Italians do on their vacations?  Let’s talk about it with Franco and friends the first Thursday of the month, June 4th from 7:30 – 9:00 pm at Logos Books.  

Davis Poet Emeritus Dr. Andy Jones Concludes 2014-2015 Quinton Duval Poetry Series

May 15, 2015

IMG_2129Poetry lovers enjoyed an evening of poignancy, laughter, horror, tenderness, wonder and whimsy with Dr. Andy Jones, our featured poet for this  last poetry evening in the 2014-15 Quinton Duval Poetry Series at Logos Books.  It was a tribute to all he has contributed to our community that Dr. Andy drew a very good crowd of admirers, who could then sit back and enjoy the beauty he brings to his craft.  Those interested in purchasing a signed copy of his latest book “Where’s Jukie?”(including essays by his wife, Kate Duren) can find it in the front window of Logos Books.  Additional copies can be had by contacting Dr. Andy Jones directly at andyojones.com 

Sarah Phelan, a friend and colleague of the late Quinton Duval,IMG_2127 began the evening with a reading of his poem “Back Street Story” from the his poetry book Like Hay.  We look forward to seeing you in late September, when the sixth year of the Quinton Duval Poetry Series begins its 2015-16 program at Logos Books .

Mercurial Mind has its debut at Logos Books

May 11, 2015

musical noteLogos Books was fortunate enough to host the newly formed quintet, “Mercurial Mind” at this last Friday’s Art About in downtown Davis. Members of the quartet are: David Kyle on keyboard, Katie Henry on flute and vocal, Chris Benner on sax, Naoki Saito on sax, guitar and percussion and Bart Wise on guitar. The group featured popular jazz favorites and drew a great crowd. You will want to look for”Mercurial Mind”at future local gigs.
Here are some pics from that evening:


Thursday, May 21st: Medieval Poetry and the History of English, a Workshop

May 5, 2015

Medieval IllustrationThursday, May 21st, 6-8 pm: Medieval Poetry and the History of English, a Workshop at Logos Books

Ac yete amiddes hem ful right
The quen was oway y-twight,
With fairi forth y-nome.
Men wist never wher sche was bicome.*

Medieval English poetry often seems to be written in a different, incomprehensible language. And yet, the poetry of the fourteenth century fundamentally shaped not only the entirety of English literary tradition but also the way that we speak English today. Join the award-winning faculty of the UC Davis English department to discuss medieval poetry and the history of the English language. Using evocative, intriguing Middle English texts, this workshop will explore the history of the language and even teach you to read and recite a medieval poem in its authentic style of pronunciation.  No prior experience or knowledge necessary; just bring your curiosity about history and poetry.

“But right away, from the midst of all of them, the queen was snatched, seized away by an enchantment. Men never knew where she had gone” (Sir Orfeo, early fourteenth century, lines 191-94)


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