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Legendary Coffee and Books is a locally-owned and operated coffee shop and bookstore in Stockton, CA. Located downtown inside of Stockton’s historic Waterfront Warehouse provides a sense of history not only to our community but to our out of town guests as well. 

Legendary Coffee and Books (LCB) is the ultimate coffee and book lovers’ dream. Customers come to LCB to relax, read, and study while enjoying various hot & cold coffee, teas, pastries, and excellent customer service. The esthetic inside LCB is very clean and modern. The brick walls bring the east coast flair while the relaxed vibes are truly west coast. 

LCB is proud to partner with Temple Coffee out of Sacramento, CA. Their passion and innovative approach to coffee and its farmers are genuinely inspiring. Their roasting method is different for each coffee, making our customers drinking experience one to enjoy and remember. 

Their Farm to Cup coffee sourcing model incorporates three sustainability pillars: social, economical, and environmental. They maintain strong, trusting relationships with the producers and farms where we source our coffee, paying above Fair Trade prices to suppliers to provide financial stability to them and their workers.

MEET THE OWNER, gWEN OVERTON

My love for coffee and books began early in life. I knew that one day, I wanted to figure out a way to combine my two pleasures in life, coffee and books. In 2011, I had a dream about owning a coffee shop and becoming a barista. Once the thought came, I wanted to get started right away but little did I know, this journey would be a 10-year process. When my dream of owning a coffee shop and bookstore became a reality, I knew this was God’s timing, and his timing is always perfect.

My passion for coffee, books, people, and God is Legendary Coffee and Books Foundation. My desire to serve my community, create jobs, and promote entrepreneurship for my family and employees is my top priority.

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