Bart's Books


Ojai Store 302 W Matillija Street, Ojai, CA 93023, USA


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  • World's largest outdoor bookshop
  • Open 24/7 via an honor system
  • More than 130,000 used & new books

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The world’s largest outdoor bookshop, set in the scenic Ojai Valley. Inspired by the Parisian book carts on the River Seine, Bart’s Books started with a few bookcases of books outside Richard Bartinsdale's home. Today Bart’s Books has a collection of over 130,000 titles housed in a series of open-air bookcases. Books range from the thirty-five cent specials that are for sale on the honor system, to the rare, out of print first editions that cost thousands of dollars.

"Everything, under the sun."