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"Simply the Best... featuring a constantly changing inventory - from the classics to the unexpected..."

Pebble Beach The Magazine


"The entire shop, in an old building close to the Robert Louis Stevenson house, is a bibliophile's delight..."

VIA (Travel Magazine of CA Automobile Association.)

Located in a charming 1930's Carmel-stone building in historic downtown Monterey, since 1995 Carpe Diem Fine Books has offered a discriminating selection of out-of-print, and out of the ordinary books in all fields - with a special emphasis on the history and literature of California and the West. More than a bookshop, we also feature art and collectibles of the Monterey area.

We are open 12:00 to 6:00 pm Tuesday through Saturday and can generally arrange to be here at other times if more convenient for you, so be sure to visit the next time you are in the area.

Member Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America, ILAB, IOBA &
Texas Booksellers Association