Our Story

Strong Roots, New Growth: Today’s Linden Tree

Nestled on a tree-lined street in downtown Los Altos, Linden Tree Books is dedicated to providing unique books, gifts and music for all age groups. Our extremely broad book inventory is complemented by an innovative selection of timely yet timeless treasures: puppets and book-related dolls, science and math games, art materials, puzzles and more.

Combining the “Lin” and “Den” of their first names, Linda and Dennis Ronberg formed Linden Tree in 1981, specializing in children’s recordings. Since then, Linden Tree Books has branched out to provide a remarkably diverse product line – not to mention a physical store – all rooted in a single and simple goal: helping imaginations grow, from newborns to nonagenarians.

Today, Linden Tree Books is a destination for both head and heart, providing engaging materials for readers and knowledge-seekers, while cultivating a vibrant yet relaxing store environment.

As the upcoming months unfold, so will Linden Tree Books – as owners Dianne Edmonds and Jill Curcio (local moms and enthusiastic customers) turn a fresh page in the store’s storied history. Stay tuned as new chapters emerge, featuring an expanded inventory, engaging speakers, Web site upgrades and much more.

Stop in and experience our friendly atmosphere and knowledgeable staff, whose “life branches” are as far-reaching as our inventory. This warm and very informed group includes students, teachers, librarians, storytellers and children’s literature experts and enthusiasts. Take a minute to meet them: They’re right here!

Meantime, amid all the changes, Dianne, Jill and the entire Linden Tree Books family want the community to know you can always count on personalized service, attention to total customer satisfaction and an unending mission to ignite imaginations.