In 1984, when my first child was a toddler, a little store with music for children opened on First Street in Los Altos. I went in looking for records and cassette tapes… and have been going in ever since. When the store added books to their offerings and became Linden Tree Books and Records, the relationship deepened. I have shopped through the years for my own children as well as those of family, friends and neighbors. We have honored birthdays, bar and bat mitzvahs, new babies, even high school and college graduations with wonderful gifts from this store. For the last ten years I have had the pleasure of shopping at Linden Tree as the librarian for Santa Rita School in Los Altos. To buy books from a place that loves and understands children’s books as much as I do—what could be better?
Tania Granoff, Santa Rita School Librarian
Linden Tree is one of my favorite stops in Los Altos. It’s a perfect little gem of a bookstore offering everything you need when buying books. I especially appreciate the knowledgeable staff that is always happy to explain the plot lines of books. I can’t even begin to count how many times they’ve helped me find just the right title for one of my kids.
Michelle Blaine, Los Altos Parent
I’ve been shopping at Linden Tree for years—and will continue for years to come—and the staff has always been helpful, knowledgeable and accommodating. Now, as a children’s book author, I’ve had the good fortune to be part of a successful story-time event. The owners and staff consistently go out of their way to make sure I succeed—whether it’s in choosing the right book for my children, or hosting a wonderful, memorable event in the store.
Sue Fliess, Mom, Customer, Childen’s Book Author
It’s no secret that time spent with books, whether on a cozy lap or as a solitary venture, is time well-spent, a vital endeavor in the quest to explore the many possibilities of life and bring meaning to our experiences. It’s also no secret that Linden Tree is the ideal place to go to browse for the next ‘just right’ book or to order a title you’re interested in—this friendly and helpful resource is a community treasure, and like a good book, worth holding onto!
Kelly Hicks, Programs Director, First Congo Nursery School