Where books are only one Dollar
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WHo We Are...

Piccolo Lewis is the innovative leader behind the success of the One Dollar Bookstore. After being in the book business for many years, he decided to merge his love of books with his passion of supporting communities and promoting literacy. 

He started the concept and opened his first store in Long Beach in 2006, selling quality, pre-owned books, videos/DVDs and even LP records. And, since then, has been often imitated, but never duplicated in style or price. His principle is simple: to get the books to the public for only one dollar each; so reasonable that even a child can buy a book, any book, with just the change that they have saved in their piggy banks. 

After opening his second store, word spread and popularity increased. And, so the story goes...customers from far and wide wished that they had a One Dollar Bookstore in their own community! 

Currently we operate 1 - One Dollar Bookstore and 1 - 
Piccolo's Bookstores in Southern California with more store openings in the near future. 

Piccolo Lewis is so dedicated to promoting literacy, and to getting the books to the public, that he has donated over 100,000 books, in just 2012 alone, to the schools and the children who need them. Over the next two years we donated over one million books to children all over the world

We even started a fundraising and charitable division,
The Gift of Knowledge, where schools and organizations can host Book Sales to earn extra funds necessary to help alleviate the extreme budget cuts that they have been experiencing. 




As your childs' first teacher, you play a big part in how well your son or daughter does in school.

​​From Pre-Kindergarden to College Prep & Textbooks are available at all locations for only a buck.




We invite you to work with us to help students get all they can out of their growing years.

The One Dollar


Recognized and honored by Congress Member Karen Bass, Councilman Bill Rosendahl, Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa and the LAPD Southeast Division for tireless contributions to the community. The Gift of Knowledge's founder, Piccolo Lewis is an officer of one of the largest nonprofit institutes in Los Angeles called Nabahood Community Development and is dedicated to making a positive change in the world.

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One Dollar Bookstore website.

For more information on hosting your own Gift of Knowledge Book Sale, Please E-mail us at piccolosbooks@yahoo.com