The Battery Books & Music

Used Book Store in Pasadena
26 S. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena, CAOpening at 2:00 PMOpen today until 9:00 PMOpening at 2:00 PM tomorrowOpen today until 8:00 PMSorry, we're closed
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Off Cell / Lauren Baba

Mar 31, 2019 – Mar 31, 2019

Lauren Baba is a violinist, violist, composer, and improviser living in Los Angeles, California, performing a wide variety of music from original improvisatory music to jazz, classical, folk, avant garde, chamber, pop, and experimental styles.

Off Cell is grounded in jazz but not afraid to exp...

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Hal Onserud
Dan Clucas
Richard Wood
with Chuck Manning
and featuring Tina Raymond
celebrating the music of Bobby Bradford

Alicyn Yaffee Quartet

Mar 13, 2019 – Mar 13, 2019

"Alicyn is a rare bird among young guitar players. She has a soulful style, emphasizing tone and feel over flashy technique, while at the same time possessing considerable harmonic knowledge and a good deal of prowess on the fretboard."

Opening will be
Victor San Pe...

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A Praxis of Improvisation

Jan 26, 2019 – Jan 26, 2019

An evening of improvised music for electronics, strings and winds, as well as the American debut of Up-Tight I (1989) by Ulrich Krieger. The concert will feature electronics/violinist duo Ilana Waniuk and Nicole Shao, Saxophone and Trumpet duo Ted Taforo & David Aguila, improv trio Crawldweebs fe...

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The Present Quartet is Ellen Burr (flutes), Anne LeBaron (harp), Jeff Schwartz (bass), and Charles Sharp (reeds), professional improvisers.


3 months ago
Sometimes we might be in need to pick up a good book and read to relax and let our minds wonder of to another place. The selection here at battery books is small but very unique but the amazing customer service adds to its very awesome format and location. From the numerous book stores I have been to this is one the most humble book stores that I have been in to see. I highly recommend it.
- Moses p
5 months ago
I always come here and I always love it! I find some really classic books at awesome prices and the staff is always super friendly. Very organized and just great!
- Jade I
4 months ago
really cool bookstore. usually these stores with rare book really jack up the used book prices, but i found some great (and uncommon) titles at very reasonable prices
- Nicola X

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26 S. Los Robles Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101
United States

Business Hours

Mon:2:00 – 8:00 PM
Tue:2:00 – 8:00 PM
Wed:2:00 – 9:00 PM
Thu:2:00 – 9:00 PM
Fri:2:00 – 8:00 PM
Sat:2:00 – 9:00 PM
Sun:2:00 – 8:00 PM