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Celebrating 27 Years of sharing friends

1987 to 2014

Our goal is to be the best used bookstore in the County. We do this by providing a comfortable place for customers to spend some time and friendly and knowledgeable staff to provide recommendations and customer service.

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Welcome – a bit of information about us….

Hello!
" Nan’s Pre-Owned books is a general used book store. I have over 55,000 books, mostly paperback, covering all types of fiction and nonfiction. As its owner I try had to handle many “Hard To Find” paperbacks. Special interests would include “true war”, classics, philosophy, and self-help. I have a large selection of metaphysical, Christian fiction and nonfiction, as well as women’s studies. I also have cookbooks, craft books, and gardening books. Of course, I handle series romance, historical romance and all contemporary fiction. My inventory changes daily. Please e-mail your request or questions and I will get right back to you. Thank you for visiting my site. "
-Nan

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Our goal is to be the best used bookstore in the County. We do this by providing a comfortable place for customers to spend some time and friendly and knowledgeable staff to provide recommendations and customer service

Nan

For years I dreamed of one day opening a bookstore, but I went to school, became a nurse and spent over 20 years working in a doctors office. In 1987, I opened my store with fewer than 8,000 books on the shelves. Today, Nan's Pre-Owned Books has over 55,000 books covering a wide range from casual fiction to great philosophers. At Nan's, we pride ourselves in finding the perfect book for every customer.

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Kristi

Hi I'm Kristi, Nan's daughter. I have been working at the store for 13 years now, and my job is to do whatever my mother tells me to do. I mostly enjoy reading mysteries, but enjoy other books as well. I look forward to helping you!

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Kassi

Kassi is the third generation to be working at Nan's. She is currently attending Santa Barbara City College and fills in when she is home. She has a passion for art and is planning to own her own business like her grandma. She likes to read memoirs and biographies about her favorite artists.

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Sue

Sue has worked at Nan's Pre-Owned Books for 2 years. She is a retired accountant who has always been an avid book reader. She likes biographies and memoirs, historical novels, light romance and mysteries

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Alyssa

Alyssa started working at Nan's in June of 2013. She is a freshman in college and plans on majoring in European history. Books have always been an important part of her life, and she particularly enjoys classics and fantasy.

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Susie

Susie is our newest employee. She loves books, people, and Kallie the Cat! Anything that goes wrong she gets blamed for, since she is the lowest on the totem pole. We are happy she joined our team!

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kallie the cat

I'm Kallie and I'm the resident cat at Nan's Pre-Owned Bookstore. It's my job to follow customers around until they pet me. One of my goals in life is to see how much I can irritate the store employees by sleeping on the records box. It's good to remind them who is in charge. I may be a rescue kitty, but now I am well loved by most everyone I meet. Although some people think I might be overweight, they are mistaken. I'm just fluffy in all the right places.

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  • 1328 West Grand Avenue
    Grover Beach,
    California 93433

  • +1 805-489-7510

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*If you are inquiring about a book, please be sure to provide the title, and author of the book. We will get back with you as quickly as we can!