About Us

Established in 2012, Owl & Company Bookshop is an independent & primarily secondhand bookshop with sizable selections of Literature, Food & Cooking, Travel, Metaphysics & Spirituality, Children's Books & Spanish-language material, as well as select new titles.

This website lists numerous other Spanish-language books located at the warehouse, as well as Russian, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Arabic, Farsi, History, Art, Travel, and many rare, uncommon, scholarly and collectible titles in English. Some 12,000 books are listed here, with new arrivals weekly. Please note that the books at our walk-in shop are not listed on this website.

Owner Michael Calvello's work with secondhand and rare books began at Maelstrom Books in San Francisco in 1987.  Over the years he spent time at Adobe Bookshop, Diluvian Books, Bolerium Books and Libros Latinos. Calvello co-founded BookHound and Bibliopolis.com in 1998. He holds a Master's of Information Science in Bibliography & the History of the Book from the University of Texas at Austin.