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Bookshop & Gallery

A Bookstore with a Mission


Since moving to the Packing House in 2007, The Claremont Forum Bookshop & Gallery is an eclectic Claremont bookstore that is fun, well-stocked, and lovingly maintained. Whether you’re a student, a collector searching for a unique vintage find or a rabid bibliophile, you’ll find something great to read at a low price! Books start at just $1! Thousands of titles for just $3 and $5.




The Prison Library Project’s mission is to provide free reading materials to inmates nationwide. We prioritize educational and self-help literature and recognize the value of literacy development through active engagement with books in general.

We have quarterly $1 book sales storewide. Watch for our next sale on our Events page.



Monday – Thursday: 12 PM to 7 PM
Friday – Saturday: 12 PM to 9 PM
Sunday: 12 PM to 7 PM


We accept book donations every day during store hours. Please let us know if you need help unloading boxes from your vehicle. We are unable to accept book donations at the Sunday Farmers & Artisans Market Bookstall. 


Our store is fortunate to be located in a city that loves books! We continue to get quality fiction, nonfiction, children’s books, classics, mysteries and more each week from the community. Our books are all in excellent or new condition (they have to be to make it to our bookshelves!).

Donations come in on a daily basis and we are continually restocking so be sure to visit us often to see what’s new. Our staff and volunteers have a passion for books and can assist you in tracking down a title that you are sure to love. Brick-and-mortar bookstores bring an experience that online sellers cannot match. Browse our shelves and find the books that you weren’t necessarily looking for but are perfect for you! Our frequent shoppers also know that they often run into books that are still on the bestseller list available for a fraction of the price.

Donate Used Books

Our project depends on donated books to survive. We always need quality used books and as a 501(c)(3) your donation is tax deductible. We will gladly accept donations of new or used books from individuals, publishers, and booksellers.

What We Need:


Thesaurus, Spanish/English Dictionaries, Language learning books, DIY, Business (particularly how to start your own business), Nutrition, Medical, Composition books, Self-help, Spirituality, Puzzle books, Philosophy, Science, African American history, Arcana, Spanish, Architecture, Photography

We Do Not Accept:

  • General encyclopedias
  • Magazines (except for National Geographic)
  • Books on cassette
  • VHS tapes
  • Heavily worn books
  • Books with excessive writing or highlighting
  • Books that are damp or moldy
  • Out-of-date travel and computer books (should be no more than five years.
  • Loose books: please make sure any donation you bring in is in a cardboard box or bag.

Drop off used books in good condition anytime we’re open.

We Need Your Help
Donate books, donate time, support us on

Gallery Rental

If you are interested in reserving our gallery for your own art exhibit or event, please call our manager at (909) 626-3066.

Art shows must remain in our gallery for one month. We encourage opening events to coincide with the Claremont Art Walk which is the first Saturday of each month from 6 – 9 PM.


Claremont Forum Gallery Space