When I first came to Berkeley in 1974 I lived on Dwight Way, and frequently strolled up to Telegraph Avenue to visit Cody’s Books at Telegraph and Haste.
I went to buy a gift for Carol two days ago.. and Cody’s didn’t have it in stock. They asked me if I wanted to check one of the other local bookstores, I said sure, and the clerk called Mrs. Dalloways on College Avenue in Elmwood Berkeley.. her next call would have been to Diesel Bookstore down College Avenue in Rockridge.
Mrs. Dalloways had the book, I reserved it, and picked it up within the hour.
from Jana’s Journal & Sketch Blog
And we’ll follow them there too!
Shop locally! To paraphrase what they say in Las Vegas… “The sales tax you pay in Berkeley stays in Berkeley” Or, at least a part of it does!
If you lived in Elmwood, Claremont, North Berkeley, Central Berkeley or Rockridge you could walk to all these bookstores and more! Here’s a Live update of East Bay Berkeley, Albany, Kensington, Rockridge…homes by neighborhood!