Upcoming book talks and other events!
Most of these events are free -- and a few feature refreshments!
May 11, 2009. Berkeley City Club. 7 p.m. Dave will talk to the City Club’s membership and
to the general public, and show slides. 2315 Durant Ave., Berkeley. The City Club occupies,
maintains, and lovingly restores this Julia Morgan masterpiece and offers a range of
programs, tours of the buildings, and accommodations in this historic building.
More to come so -- stay tuned!
It Came from Berkeley
How Berkeley Changed the World
These fine shops carry "It Came from Berkeley"
These are the stores I know about, but chances are your favorite corner bookstore or museum
shop has "It Came" too. If not, tell them about it -- and let me know. Bookstore owners -- if you
carry the book and are not listed here -- send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Analog Books, 1816 Euclid Ave., a few yards from the campus
Berkeley Art Museum, on Bancroft across from campus.
Berkeley Historical Society, Veteran's Building, Civic Center
Black Oak Books, 1491 Shattuck, in the Gourmet Ghetto
Builder's Booksource, 1817 Fourth Street, a chic spot.
Ecology Center Bookstore, 2530 San Pablo Avenue
Games of Berkeley, 2151 Shattuck, in bustling downtown Berkeley
Moe's, 2476 Telegraph. Legendary store not to be missed.
Mrs. Dalloway's, 2904 College Ave., a local favorite in the family-friendly Elmwood district.
Pendragon Books, 5560 College Avenue.
Pegasus Books, 1855 Solano Avenue, near the historic tunnel
University Press Books, 2430 Bancroft Way, across from campus.
Book Tree. 6123 La Salle Ave., Montclair neighborhood of Oakland
Diesel, 5433 College Avenue, a wonderful shopping strip.
Great Good Place for Books, 6120 La Salle Avenue, in Montclair.
Alexander Book Co., 50 Second Street, in the heart of downtown.
Book Passage, in he beautiful Ferry Building.
Books Inc., with locations all over: 3515 California St., 2251 Chestnut, 2275 Market, 601 Van
Book Shop West Portal, in everyone's favorite neighborhood, 80 West Portal Avenue
Booksmith, 1644 Haight Street in Haight-Ashbury
Cover to Cover, 1307 Castro, in beautiful Noe Valley
Green Apple, 506 Clement Street. A classic shop.
Stacey's Book Store, one of the city's great stores, 581 Market Street, also downtown.
William Stout Architectural Books, 804 Montgomery Street. A jaw-dropping selection!
Book Passage, Corte Madera. Besides great books, check out the cafe. 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Susan's Store Room, San Anselmo. 239 San Anselmo Avenue.
Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. A superb store.
Greater East Bay:
Rakestraw Books, in bucolic downtown Danville
Readers Books, Sonoma
Along the California Coast:
Bookshop Santa Cruz
Bookworks, AptosGallery Bookshop, in our favorite town, Mendocino
Phoenix Bookshop, in scenic Big Bur
Moon News, Half Moon Bay
Works, in windswept Pacific Grove
Eureka Art Center, Eureka
Bookshelf at Hooligan Rocks, in rugged Truckee
UC Davis Bookstore
San Marino Toy and Book Shoppe, San Marino
Soap Plant, Los Angeles
Distant Lands, Pasadena
Traveler's Bookcase, Los Angeles
Vroman's Bookstore, in beautiful Pasadena
UCLA Book Zone
Brigham Young University Bookstore, Provo, Utah
University of Arizona Bookstore
University of Kansas, Lawrence
Watermark Book Co., Anacorte, WA
Watermark Books, Wichita, Kansas
Book Court, Brooklyn, New York
Elm Street Books, New Canaan, Conn.
River Lights, Dubuque, Iowa, a wonderfully picturesque state
The book is also for sale at Border's and Barnes & Noble stores across the country, and through
Amazon and other online retailers.Thanks for carrying my book and for keeping bookstores alive!
Does your store carry "It Came from Berkeley?" Care to be added to this list? E-mail
By 1939, Berkeley had a thriving African-American neighborhood -- although the city
was still run by white Republicans. Courtesy of the Berkeley Historical Society, photo
number 415-193-2234. The story of how Berkeley integrated its schools, work places,
and government, is a dramatic one -- and is recounted in several chapters of "It
Came from Berkeley."
Hear them live -- or archived by clicking below!
November 26, 2008, Wednesday. 7:30 a.m., Pacific Time. Dave discussed the
book on WRKF, the National Public radio affiliate in beautiful Baton Rouge,
Louisiana, on the Jim Engster show!
January 5, 2009, Monday, 3 p.m. Pacific Time. KPFA's longtime literary
commentator Denny Smithson interviewed Dave on Cover to Cover. This Berkeley
station invented listener-sponsored radio!
Dave meets his public at a talk at the El Cerrito Public Library. Photo by