About Us

Established in 1987, Calvello Books offers a very broad selection of books and printed matter in many languages.

Michael Calvello has worked in several secondhand, antiquarian and specialty bookshops in San Francisco, including Bolerium Books, Libros Latinos, Maelstrom Books, and Diluvian Books. With Alan Green, he founded Bibliopolis and helped design and implement the popular BookHound cataloging software. He holds an MLS in the History of the Book and Bibliography from the University of Texas at Austin. Michael owned Owl & Company Bookshop in Oakland for several years. His passions include fatherhood, music, sailing, reading, writing & research.