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Book Garden


About Us

The Book Garden is an independent, full-service bookstore specializing in area histories. As the home of authors Sally and Chris Brewer, and publisher Bear State Books, we carry a full-line of historical books, atlases, photo books, and much more. We also special order books so you are guaranteed to find your favorite authors and subjects at The Book Garden.

Popular items

Kern County Histories

Area Histories

Book Garden Books carrys the publications of Bear State Books


Melissa and Doug

We carry a large selection of the favorite educational toys and puzzles by Melissa and Doug.


Local Authors

Interested in titles by writers from the Tulare County, San Joaquin Valley? We’ve got ’em.

Located in the heart of Downtown Exeter, The Book Garden is one of the last independent bookstores in the area.


Monday-Friday: 8:30 am to 5 pm

Saturday-Sunday: Closed

189 East Pine Street, Exeter, CA 93221 • (559) 592-2538