Time Tested Books

Time Tested Books has provided the Sacramento area with quality literature since 1981.
  • March 2020 Update

    We'll be taking orders by phone (916-447-5696) and/or email (info@timetestedbooks.net), and we’ll be offering FREE shipping where possible. (We can also arrange delivery and/or pickup options: just ask!) Really, folks: stay home, read books, and take care of each other.💞



    Since 1981, Time Tested Books has offered Northern California a great selection of quality books, a stock so strong as to garner a reputation as one of the West Coast's premier book stores. In our classic turn-of-the-century building, we offer both quality books (new & used) and vinyl records, as well as excellent customer service by our knowledgeable staff.

    As a locally-owned small business, we strive to make Sacramento a great place to live by creating a great book experience with events such as author signings, readings, lectures and music performances. We hope you enjoy what we've created!

    In order to offer you the best literary experience around we offer the following:

    • Order new books (most titles arrive within 2-3 days)

    • The search for out-of-print and rare books

    • Author signings, readings and lectures

    • Online sales of rare and obscure titles (browse our online listings via AbeBooks)

    • Buying & trading books and records, including 50% trade back from books bought at Time Tested Books

    • Knowledgeable, friendly staff: let us know if we can help you find something!