Welcome to your new favorite Indie Book Shop.
Branches Books & Gifts, in Oakhurst, California, is a locally-owned, independent bookstore featuring regional titles, bestsellers, local authors, guidebooks, cards, journals, toys, games and more. We are staffed by well-read, friendly booksellers and we look forward to helping you find just the right book for you, whether you're shopping online with us or in person.
Photography provided by Branches Books & Gifts and A Moment in Time Photography
Branches Books is a member of Indiebound, the American Booksellers Association, the Oakhurst Chamber of Commerce, Northern California Booksellers Association and Shelf Awareness. You can sign up for our Shelf Awareness Newsletters here.
Why shop Indie?
When you shop at an independently owned business, your entire community benefits:
- The Economy - Spend $100 at a local and $68 of that stays in your community. Spend the same $100 at a national chain, and your community only sees $43. Local businesses create higher-paying jobs for our neighbors. More of your taxes are reinvested in your community--where they belong.
- The Environment - Buying local means less packaging, less transportation, and a smaller carbon footprint. Shopping in a local business district means less infrastructure, less maintenance, and more money to beautify your community.
- The Community - Local retailers are your friends and neighbors—support them and they’ll support you. Local businesses donate to charities at more than twice the rate of national chains. More independents means more choice, more diversity, and a truly unique community. Now is the time to stand up and join your fellow individuals in the IndieBound mission supporting local businesses and celebrating independents.
As our tagline suggests, we are more than just books here at Branches. We have books, gifts and awesomeness for everyone. What is awesomeness you might ask? Well, it's basically anything we find entertaining, silly, cool or just plain fabulous. For those of you who want to share the awesomeness, we also have loadable Branches gift cards available in denomination.
Gift Cards Available!
Looking for probably the BEST gift ever? A Branches Gift Card doesn't disappoint and can be loaded in any amount! Shipping available!
Branches Books gift cards make the perfect gift!
With a wide selection of Best Selling titles, including NPR Reads and IndieNext, there is something for everyone.
Branches also offers unique gifts for all ages from puzzles and Klutz Press Activity Books, to cook books, candles and even Coobie Bras!
We make it easy to give and provide complimentary gift card wrap ~ natural craft envelope with raffia & gift tag.