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Berkeley’s independent bookstores survive, thrive

Moe’s Books: serving Berkeley since 1959. Photo: Nacio Jan Brown This article is brought to you by the Bay Area Book Festival. Fill in the blank: B–k. Maybe you read “Book.” Or possibly your mind extrapolated a bit and thought “Berkeley.” Berkeley means books. There have been terrible losses: Cody’s (can it actually be eight years?), Shakespeare […]

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Revolution Books: Berkeley’s radical bookstore relocating

Larry Everest (left) and Reiko Redmonde, have volunteered at Revolution Books for decades. Photo: Emily Dugdale Storied progressive Berkeley bookstore Revolution Books hopes to relocate this summer and has launched a crowdsourcing campaign to cover the moving costs. The 27-year-old bookstore has been described as a “Berkeley institution” by celebrated local poet Robert Hass. With its all-volunteer staff, and calendar of panel discussions […]

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Books are back

I had an unusual experience for present day America. I went to two new bookstores in Berkeley. First, I stopped in at Books Inc on Fourth Street. I’ve lamented before the loss of Cody’s, which had robbed me of my main reason for going to Fourth Street. Books Inc, which opened in October, doesn’t rise […]