Open 7 Days a Week

We are here for you from 11am-9pm every day!

Huge Selection of Used and New Books

Gently used books, and carefully curated selection of new titles.

Vinyl and CDs

We have the best of new and used vinyl, CDs, and tapes!

Book Clubs

Share the stories and discussion with friends!

Special Orders

If we don't have it, we'll get it - quick!

We Love You!

We pride ourselves on offering the best customer service possible. We want all of our guests to feel welcome and appreciated - and we stand behind our mission of community service.

Listening Loft

We believe in music and the power music has to create positive change. Music is a universal language that brings people from all cultures together in peace.


The team at Downtown Book & Sound stand behind our books, music, and movies. You'll be happy with your purchase or we'll make it right for you.

Giving Back

We believe in 'paying it forward'. That's why we pioneered a program to train local people in need of work in how to provide exceptional customer service and best practices in retail.

Books . Music . Film

We are big on old school - like real books, vinyl, & VHS. We also believe in being green - reduce, reuse, and recycle - so 'upcycling' books, music and film is really important! Help us to keep things moving in the right direction - don't throw it out, share with others by donating or selling your gently used items!


to Downtown Book & Sound!

We are expanding!

Steinbeck Book Release!

A new edition of “Journey Into Steinbeck’s California” is being released this May and we are celebrating with a book signing and talk by Steinbeck scholar, Susan Shillinglaw on Friday,...

Book Signing!

Local authors Gary Karnes, Karen Araujo, and Juan Martinez are celebrating their book, “Voices of Change”, an oral history of social justice featuring 60 interviews with unionists and activists on...

Grand Opening!

Please join us in May 15th for our official ribbon cutting! The event begins at 5pm with live music, light refreshments, and tons of fun. The Hilltown Buegrass Band gets...

Rare & Collectable Books!

You’ll want to check out our selection of rare and collectable books – 1st editions, advance reading copies, and uncorrected proofs – some even signed by the authors! Stephen King,...

Banned Book Week!

Banned Book Week! Downtown Book & Sound celebrates the freedom to read and to write in America during National Banned Book Week!  We understand the importance of our freedoms and...

Hello Salinas!

Welcome to Downtown Book & Sound!  Our new site is coming along nicely and we are excited to share it with you – hoping it will be ready withing a...

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