UC Press is holding its annual sidewalk sale today until 5:30pm in front of its offices at 2120 Berkeley Way.

Hardbacks are $10.00 and paperbacks are $5.00. My favorite find? “California Gold Camps,”  by Erwin G. Gudde, who made a career writing books that revealed the origins of the state’s towns. (This books sells for as much as $150 online.)

There are many more current books available, too.  The press is selling books at discount online as well until October 31.

Frances Dinkelspiel, Berkeleyside and CItyside co-founder, is a journalist and author. Her first book, Towers of Gold: How One Jewish Immigrant Named Isaias Hellman...