To be clear, by open I mean that the door is open and you may come in and browse, even buy.

My only consistent visitors are those in books. Here's one with two who have quite a lot to say.

Despite having seemingly very little demand I put my open sign on every day, even on Wednesdays.

Grex + Similar Fashion

Jul 26, 2019 – Jul 26, 2019

Grex is a biological term that refers to the aggregation of a multitude of tiny, amoeba-like creatures combining to create a superorganism.

GREX: Karl A.D. Evangelsta-guitar, vox and M. Rei Scampavia Evangelista-keys, vox

Similar Fashion is an avant-rollercoaster jazz-n-roll band from Los Ange...

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Conversation/Signing with Odie Hawkins and Tony Gleeson

Jul 21, 2019 – Jul 21, 2019

Odie Hawkins, prolific author and "The Father of the Pan-African Occult Genre," discusses his newest book, "Ancestral Meridians." Artist-author Tony Gleeson talks about his "Personal Crimes" mystery series, including the latest collection, "It's Her Fault/ The Other Frank."


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Permanent Silhouette

Jul 20, 2019 – Jul 20, 2019

David Aguila - Trumpet
Clint Dodson - Drums
Berk Schneider - Trombone
Jake Sucher - Guitar
Nikolas Vudu - Modular Synth
Ted Taforo - Saxophone

"A group of Los Angeles and San Diego musicians, coming back together for an evening of electro-acoustic improvisation."

$5 is like nothing


2 days ago
Classic used bookstore with a little of everything. Helpful staff and a wide variety
- Krystal R
a month ago
Odd, messy yet strangely fabulous! Tons of books all over the place in a tiny space but great stuff and very reasonable prices. I'll be back
- Susanna L
6 months ago
My girlfriend and I stopped in today, and found five books between us. They ranged from crafts and photography, to science and skepticism. We were happy with the prices and the selection. The owner was helpful accomodating. This is a great place to spend some time during pandemic. Battery Books is a great part of our Pasadena neighborhood. And there is always great music playing!
- Matt C

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26 S. Los Robles Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101
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