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Recycle Bookstore is the biggest, and one of the best, used book stores in San Jose. It has wide aisles, which makes it perfect for browsing. There are many rooms where you can sift through extensive selections of fiction, history, mystery, horror, true crime, religion, westerns, occult, used videos and regional materials. No matter what your genre, Recycle Bookstore is great for buying or selling books.
This store is a lot of fun for children as well as adults wishing to relive their childhood, at least for some moments. It's located in downtown Willow Glen, a charming area of San Jose, across the street from an elementary school, so it's common to see children and teachers lounging about. It is mainly a bookstore, carrying hundreds of classic and contemporary titles for ages that range from newborn to preteen years. However, it also sells educational gifts, toys, games and teaching supplies. Independent and dedicated, this shops stocks goods that are well selected and the atmosphere is also very welcoming.
Browse a huge collection of new and used CDs, records and videos in a comfortably funky atmosphere. Almost every kind of music is available at Streetlight Records, making it the perfect place to dawdle away the day discovering new artists. The employees are usually quite musically literate; they will help you out with whatever questions you may have, as well as turning you on to great musicians that you may never have heard of. This is a great resource, especially for fans of vinyl.