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 […]
Authors of new book on ADHD come to Berkeley to debunk myths, provide advice
Stephen Hinshaw, professor of psychology at the University of California at Berkeley and UCSF, and a global expert on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and Katherine Ellison, a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist and author who was diagnosed with ADHD at 48, have teamed up to write ADHD: What Everyone Needs to Know. The book is an authoritative and […]
Liz Cunningham to speak about her book, ‘Ocean Country’
Liz Cunningham Liz Cunningham was almost killed by a rogue wave while kayaking. Just moments earlier she had been enjoying her ride on the open ocean, digging her paddle into the water to navigate the breakers off a California beach. But the rogue wave pushed her down under the water. She was unconscious for a […]
Poet laureate Coolbrith: Did Berkeley shortchange her?
Ina Coolbrith circa 1871 2015 marks the centennial of the naming of California’s first poet laureate. In 1915, during the height of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, the state named Ina Coolbrith, then 74, to become an ambassador of words. Aleta George, a journalist and a part-time house manager for Berkeley Rep, has written a new […]
What are Berkeley’s values? What does the future hold?
It proved so popular that many people had to stand at the Books Inc.”Why Berkeley?” event on Monday July 20, 2015. Photo: Alan Snitow It proved so popular that many people had to stand at the Books Inc.”Why Berkeley?” event on Monday July 20, 2015. Photo: Alan Snitow On Monday July 20, the newly relocated […]
A panel explores the question, ‘Why Berkeley?’
Why Berkeley? On Monday July 20 at 7 p.m. at the new Books Inc. on Shattuck Avenue a group of people who should know will answer just that question. Photo: Daniel Parks The Berkeley that Malcolm Margolin settled in in 1970 is different than the Berkeley that exists today. That was a time when people […]
Books Inc. opens in North Berkeley after move
Books Inc. opened its new store in North Berkeley today after moving from Fourth Street. Photo: Melati Citrawireja By Francesca Paris Workers were still putting the final touches to the store’s exterior Monday morning as both local residents and out-of-town visitors explored the new Books Inc. which opened its doors today in North Berkeley. Books Inc. shut […]
Saul’s applies to build a parklet in front of deli
The Jewish deli has applied for a permit to build a parklet, which would be the third approved under a Berkeley pilot program launched last year.
Bookstore moving into old Black Oak Books in N. Berkeley
Books Inc. is moving its Fourth Street store to Berkeley’s Gourmet Ghetto. Photo: Books Inc. Books Inc. is moving its Fourth Street store to Berkeley’s Gourmet Ghetto. Photo: Books Inc. After five years of sitting empty marked with a “For Lease” sign, the former Black Oak Books on Shattuck Avenue in North Berkeley will soon open its […]
The It List: Five things to do in Berkeley this weekend
DESIGNED OBSOLESCENCE They’ve performed in nudist colonies and on Prairie Home Companion. They issued a series of 10-inch 78rpm recordings long after the format had vanished. And they count R. Crumb as a co-founder. The Cheap Suit Serenaders bring their “unapologetically outmoded tastes” to the Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse on Friday, Jan. 10 at 8 […]
Berkeley sex surrogate: ‘My work is like cooking school’
Cheryl Cohen Greene: “You’re always worried about how someone is going to portray your work. I think [Helen Hunt in The Sessions] did a fabulous job”] did a fabulous job” Just in time for Oscar season, Cheryl Cohen Greene — the Berkeley-based certified sex surrogate whose relationship with the polio-stricken writer Mark O’Brien forms the […]
Were you a winner in our Caltopia raffle?
Baskets filled to the brim with gift certificates and pizza for a year from La Val’s Baskets filled to the brim with gift certificates and pizza for a year from La Val’s The two days of Caltopia were quite a whirl for students, faculty and staff, as well as for exhibitors like Berkeleyside. From the […]