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New books daily; buying books always.
Don't know what to read yet? That's why we're here.
Art, photography, and much more within our four walls.
A bookstore owned by people who read (and love that you read too).
Happenstance owners Gustav Moore and Karla Fleck started Happenstance in 1978, in their garage. From there... it's a story.
They've spent decades parlaying their love of the written word into their own small paradise, making reading not only their passion, but yours.
"Gustav can find anything -- and I mean, anything. Sure, I could order my books online, and even save a dollar or two. But how does that compare to the pleasures of browsing, holding, and discussing books in a shop like this one?"
– Hollis Arnold, customer since 1978