About Us

About Branches

At Branches Books & Gifts, our mission is to ignite imagination, spread joy, and foster a deep sense of community through our curated collection of books and gifts. We strive to provide a sanctuary where every item has a story and every visit creates a memory. It is our goal to offer a diverse, whimsical, and thoughtful selection that celebrates the richness of human creativity and expression, connecting people with stories and items that resonate with their hearts and minds.


Our Humble Beginnings

Founded in the quaint Vons Shopping Center, at the crossroads of Highways 41 and 49, Branches began as a small independent bookstore. It was born from a love for literature, a passion for unique gifts, and a desire to bring a different kind of shopping experience to Oakhurst. Over the years, we have grown, evolved, and transformed into a beloved community hub, but our core values and our love for books and quirky gifts have remained unchanged.

More Than Just a Bookstore

Branches is not just a place to buy books and gifts; it's a place to experience them. Our store is a tapestry of stories - from best-sellers that have captivated millions to obscure titles waiting to be discovered. We pride ourselves on offering a range that caters to all tastes, from the classics to contemporary works, and from the mainstream to the offbeat.

A Wonderland of Gifts

Our gift selection mirrors our eclectic book collection. We believe that a gift should be as unique as the person receiving it. From cuddly plush toys that bring comfort, to greeting cards that convey heartfelt messages, and quirky gadgets that spark joy, our gifts are handpicked to ensure there is something special for everyone.

A Community Cornerstone

Over the years, Branches has become more than a store; it has become a community cornerstone. We host book signings, reading events, and community gatherings, providing a space where people can connect, share stories, and create memories. Our doors are always open to anyone looking for a quiet corner to read, a friendly chat, or a place to find the perfect gift.

Our Commitment to You

At Branches Books & Gifts, we are committed to providing a warm, welcoming environment where imagination and creativity are celebrated. We strive to be a place where you can find not just what you are looking for, but also discover something unexpected that brings a smile to your face.

As you walk through our doors, we welcome you not just as a customer, but as a part of our ever-growing Branches family. We invite you to explore, to stay awhile, and to be a part of our story.

Welcome to Branches, where every visit is an adventure, and every find is a treasure.

Our collections at Branches Books


Fiction, Non-Fiction, Best Sellers, Large Print, Reference Materials

Gift Items

Gift items, MP3, Language courses on CD and USB drive.


Large Collection of Newspapers & Magazines

Children’s Library

Story Hour, Toddler Time, Book Clubs for ages 6-11.