May 25, 1955: Kepler’s Books opens in Menlo Park, California

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1955Kepler’s Books is founded by Roy Kepler.

1960’s/1970’s – The store quickly becomes a counterculture meeting point in the 60’s and 70’s, frequented by beat writers, intellectuals, and rock/folk musicians. The Grateful Dead, whose members are customers and met in Kepler’s Books, plays some live gigs in the store from time to time.

1980 - Roy Kepler’s son, Clark, takes over management.

1990Kepler’s Books is named “Bookseller of the Year” by Publishers Weekly.

2005 – Kepler’s closes its doors in August 2005… only to reopen on October with the support of the local community and donations.

2008 – The Children’s department wins a Pannell Award.

2012 – The Kepler 2020 initiative is launched, aiming to transform the bookstore into an innovative, next-generation cultural center.

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