Cezanne: The Rock and Quarry Paintings Cover Image
Warhol Cover Image
El Greco: Ambition and Defiance Cover Image
Marcel Duchamp and the Art of Life Cover Image
When Home Won’t Let You Stay: Migration through Contemporary Art Cover Image

Close Reading

The Anthropocene and the Humanities: From Climate Change to a New Age of Sustainability Cover Image
Under the Red White and Blue: Patriotism, Disenchantment and the Stubborn Myth of the Great Gatsby Cover Image
The Life of William Faulkner: The Past Is Never Dead, 1897-1934 Cover Image
Reading and Not Reading the Faerie Queene: Spenser and the Making of Literary Criticism Cover Image
Essays One Cover Image

High Concept

The Art of War: A New Translation by Michael Nylan Cover Image
The Mind Is Flat: The Remarkable Shallowness of the Improvising Brain Cover Image
Self and Soul: A Defense of Ideals Cover Image
Group Theory: Birdtracks, Lie's, and Exceptional Groups Cover Image
Novacene: The Coming Age of Hyperintelligence Cover Image


The Ohlone Way: Indian Life in the San Francisco-Monterey Bay Area Cover Image
Lakota America: A New History of Indigenous Power (The Lamar Series in Western History) Cover Image
Pandora's Box: A History of the First World War Cover Image
Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow Cover Image
Working Cover Image

Relating to Each Other— or Not

Capital and Ideology Cover Image
The Force of Nonviolence: The Ethical in the Political Cover Image
Co-Illusion: Dispatches from the End of Communication Cover Image
The Deportation Machine: America's Long History of Expelling Immigrants (Politics and Society in Modern America) Cover Image
Obstacle Course: The Everyday Struggle to Get an Abortion in America Cover Image


UPB provides ship-to-home service.

Until our on-line fulfillment team returns, everything you purchase from us comes from a warehouse.

Much of what we carry on the store shelves is available, but not everything:

  • Only orders that subtotal under $75.00 will ship.
  • Thus, we may remove items from a multi-book order and ask you to resubmit them on a separate order.
  • Sometimes we may have to split an order because books are stocked at different warehouses. Sorry, it's impossible to tell in advance when this may happen.
  • Credit card orders only
  • Billing addresses must match shipping addresses.
  • Many high demand titles ship fairly quickly. Most other titles travel from back east, adding 2 to 3 days to delivery
  • Althoug we love you in Canada, Latin America, and else where, U.S. orders only.
  • Certain publishers set low margins on certain titles. Sorry, we've had to raise prices on these, some we don't offer at all.
  • Mid-summer, these policies will loosen up, once we resume shipping stock ourselves.

You can also purchase eBooks and audio books through us. Distributed by Hummingbird, they include publications from the major trade publishers. Just access the menu link or the sidebar image above.

We greatly appreciate your support of the store with your book orders. Need a book without our current shopping restrictions? We recommend Bookshop. View our affiliate page, then search for whatever book you'd like.

No reading groups nor author events will meet until it seems reasonably safe to do so, even after the store front opens.

We’re riding eventualities as they unfold and cannot predict when the store front will open and gatherings resume. The Cafe Ohlone has also closed. Check their website for word of their plans as circumstances enable them to form them.

Should you have questions, email us via our contact form. Since none of will be keeping regular hours, it may take a day or two to get back with you.

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Since our founding, we've added quality fiction and creative non-fiction to our selection, without drfiting from our mission to showcase top new texts introduced by university presses.

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