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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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The It List: Five things to do in Berkeley this weekend

The UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley kicks off its 125th anniversary celebration on Sunday June 28. Photo: Vicky Brock UC BOTANICAL GARDEN’S 125TH BIRTHDAY During its 125 years of existence, the University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley has served as a haven for endangered plants rescued from smugglers, a lab for studying climate change, biomagnetism and […]