We can't wait to open our doors to you!

This is the kind of independent bookshop we aspire to be: 


A bookshop filled with well-curated, and thoughtfully selected new books.

We're talking the best of the best books out there! From classics to current bestsellers, to sci-fi thrillers and the newest kids' books, to books about our local lands written by local writers –– we hope to offer a carefully considered collection of books our community loves.  

A destination where Ventura locals and visitors feel welcome.

We hope everyone who walks through the door to Timbre Books feels invited to browse the shelves, or to stay a while and read a new book, work on their own writing, or collaborate with others in a pleasant setting.

A community hub.

Hosting literary events like readings, workshops, and book groups as well as being a partner to our fellow local Ventura businesses is of utmost importance to us. If you have an idea for an event or collaboration opportunity we'd love to hear it.

A place kids can discover the wonder of books.

We hope Timbre will be a place for kids to discover their own love of books through a diverse children's section and frequent kids' events.

We commit to welcoming all people, advocating for the power of the written word, and preserving the magic of books.