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    »Books Inc.

    Books Inc is the quintessential book shop. Situated near Stanford University, it caters to students, parents and children. They'll help you find the book you're looking for, or the one you did not expect to read. It's a perfect place to find the classics, along with all types of other reading, from local to foreign, from bestsellers to cook books, from romance novels to horror stories.

    855 El Camino Real
    Palo Alto, CA 94301


    Gitane offers colorful, quirky and unique women's clothing and accessories that you won't find at chain stores, all at affordable prices. The designs, the patterns and styling everything about their clothes is nothing short of spectacular. Whether you are hunting for a jeans that fits perfectly or a special cocktail dress or a long-flowing summer ensemble be sure to find it here. The store itself is decorated beautifully giving a testimony that they take designing very seriously. They also offer hand-selected jewelry and accessories. The staff is extremely warm and knowledgeable, feel free to trust them like you would trust your good friend while shopping. 

    855 El Camino Real
    Palo Alto, CA 94301

    »Stanford Bookstore

    Part of the prestigious Stanford University, the Stanford Bookstore offers textbooks, novels, magazines, and a plethora of Stanford-branded sweatshirts, t-shirts, mugs and school supplies. It also sells Apple computers and accessories. It is always bustling with students and is a great place to soak in the unique Stanford culture, besides shopping for academic and non-academic books. A coffee bar upstairs serves up espresso drinks and pastries. It's a must-visit if you're looking for a Stanford souvenir or can spare an afternoon to lounge around the campus.

    519 Lasuen Mall
    Stanford, CA 94305

    »Campus Bike Shop

    Bikes are a good alternative to cars for local transportation around Palo Alto and the Stanford grounds. Located right on campus, this bike shop has served Stanford students and staff for decades. Here you'll find a great selection of bike and accessories to rent or to buy. Just outside the shop, there's a do-it-yourself repair station.

    459 Lagunita Drive
    Stanford, CA 94305

    »Bell's Book

    Bell's Books is a family-owned bookstore in Palo Alto that's been passed down from generation to generation. Lot of people will tell you that this bookstore is a treasure. If you love reading or you are a book collector, this is definitely a place to go and stay for hours. Do not expect to find People Magazine or the latest New York Times best-seller; this store only sells used books. They offer an important selection of antique books and historic documents.

    536 Emerson Street
    Palo Alto, CA 94301

    »Tea Time

    Palo Altonians flock to Tea Time to purchase tea leaves, to eat Sunday brunch, or to enjoy a relaxing yet elegant full tea service. A variety of scones, pastries, elaborate tea sandwiches, and salads are available, along with a wide selection of teas, of course. Teas run the gamut from basic earl grey, black and green teas, to the more exotic pomegranate white tea, apricot brandy, and Japanese cherry. Iced teas and chai lattes are also available. It's the perfect place to grab a drink to go, or step inside and spend a couple of tranquil hours in conversation with friends amidst the bustle of downtown Palo Alto.

    542 Ramona Street
    Palo Alto, CA 94301

    »Monique's Chocolates

    Monique's Chocolates offers their own homemade blends of chocolates in a variety of cocoa percentages and beans from around the world that will appeal to any chocolate lover. They offer several types of single-origin truffles that allow you to taste the different flavor notes in the cocoa beans from different regions of the world. Also try their fleur de sel caramels, hot chocolate, homemade marshmallows, or their famous French s'more. Coffee is also available for those who aren't a fan of chocolate.

    539 Bryant Street
    Palo Alto, CA 94301

    »Stellar Somerset Gallery

    This gallery offers paintings, sculptures, and photography from regional and internationally recognized artists which not only embody great aesthetic and meaning, but have lasting value.

    539 Bryant Street
    Palo Alto, California 94301

    »American Apparel

    American Apparel is 'THE' place to shop for the coolest and trendiest wardrobe basics like cotton tees, simple dresses, colorful jeans and tops and a bevy of accessories ranging from hosiery to jewelry to nail polish. The staff is always dressed to look like they were yanked straight from the AA catalog and are usually young, college coeds. For the most part, the store is reasonably priced compared to higher-end labels but the materials used are all American-made and mostly cotton-based.

    170 University Avenue
    Palo Alto, CA 94301

    »Sports Gallery

    This store carries high quality sports memorabilia for baseball, basketball, football, golf, hockey, soccer, boxing, cycling, and more. They also offer custom framing services and a unique fundraising event services program.

    318 University Avenue
    Palo Alto, California 94301

    »Gleim the Jeweler

    One of the premier family-owned, independent jewelers in the United States, this jewelry store provides beautiful diamonds, estate jewelry, designer jewelry, time pieces, and colored gems. Appraisal services are available and another store is located at 111 Stanford Shopping Center.

    322 University Avenue
    Palo Alto, California 94301

    »Golden Loom, The

    The best rug designs from Persia can be found at this store that specializes in Persian rugs which are an eclectic mix of sizes, styles, origins, and colors. They carry extravagant antiques and traditional designs, as well as more modern styles.

    370 University Avenue
    Palo Alto, California 94301
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