Kepler's Books is an independently-owned bookstore that has been featured on National Public Radio. Founded by peace activist Roy Kepler in 1955, it has become a landmark and a mainstay of Menlo Park. The selection is large, yet well-organized and easy to navigate. The staff is quite friendly and knowledgeable and meet-the-author events are also hosted quite frequently here. Check their website to find out when these events are happening.