Santa Barbara Had A Respectable Batch of Wonderful Bookstores As Revealed in This Old Flyer in our Archives
I went over the list to try to determine who was left, who had moved, who was gone. Here’s what I found:
Again Books: The Phone is disconnected, I assume they are gone.
Andromeda Boookshop: Closed in the early 1990s.
Avalon Books: Now Avalon Comics and Games. Moved to 10 West Calle Laureles, S.B. 93105
The Book Den: Still at the same location.
The Book Loft: Moved to 1680 Mission Dr., Solvang, CA 93463.
Robert Gavora Bookseller: Moved to P.O. Box 448, Talent, Oregon 97540.
Richard Gilbo Books. I believe Mr. Gilbo passed away some years ago. He was a very good bookman.
Hammer Books: Gone around 2013. His collection, or parts of it are at UCSB.
Joseph The Provider Books: Moved to 10 West Micheltorena, Santa Barbara 93101, 805-962-2141.
Kisch Book Shop: Gone, could not find.
Lost Horizon Bookstore: Moved to 539 San Ysidro Rd., Ste 4. Santa Barbara 93108.
Maurice F. Neville Rare Books: Great stock of books, Mr. Neville passed around 1987.
Paperback Alley Used Books: Still at the same location.
Randall House: Still at the same location.
Ted’s Used Books & Collectibles: Gone around 2007.
I could not find any information on the following: ABI Books, The Book Barn, Drew’s Book Shop, Merlin’s Bookshop, and Northwoods Books. Does anyone have any information on any of these? Let me know and I will update this list.
Paul Hunt. unclepaulie@Rocketmail.com