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Bay Area Indie Bookstores

The following are independent bookstores in the Bay Area that either focus on, or have a good selection of, mysteries.


Corte Madera:

  • Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Boulevard, Corte Madera, CA 94925 | 415-927-0960



San Francisco

US/CAN/UK Signed, First Editions

Swap Sites

In these challenging economic times, it is nice to know there are sites where one can “swap” their books, and other things, with others.

BooksFreeSwap No credit card required, pay only to receive books and the recipient pays the postage.

PaperbackSwap – List books you'd like to swap with other club members. Once a book is requested, mail it to the club member. In return, choose from over 5 million available books! PaperbackSwap now has several levels of membership fees.


Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine

Original mystery short stories varying from short-shorts to novellas, author interviews, writing contests, and a "Mystery Classic" an outstanding tale from the genre's past.

Crime Time Magazine

UK publication

Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

Short stories, articles, book give-aways, book-review column The Jury Box, and The Mystery Crossword.

Mystery Readers Journal

Each issue focuses on a specific mystery-related theme (London-two issues; Animals; Shrinks) Full disclosure – LJ Roberts contributes reviews to MRJ)

Mystery Scene Magazine

Entertaining articles, informative reviews, and fascinating interviews with both famous writers and emerging talents.

The Strand Magazine

Sort mystery stories, interviews, and book reviews.

Suspense Magazine

US-based Suspense Magazine, includes reviews, author interviews, short story competitions, and yearly round-ups.

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