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Friday, February 22, 2008

Cody's Books In Berkeley... Telegraph to 4th Street to Shattuck Avenue

The Cody's Books Bulletin Board

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.

10 years ago, Cody's opened up in Berkeley's 4th Street Shopping Neighborhood... and I was there for the ribbon cutting!

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.

Another lovely watercolor of Mrs. Dalloways
from Jana's Journal & Sketch Blog

Mrs. Dalloways

Before leaving Cody's I bought several BookSense gift cards to thank our wonderful clients for their referrals of more wonderful clients.

On Thursday, Carol told me that Cody's was moving from 4th Street to Shattuck Avenue in downtown Berkeley.

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!

And the book? Vermeer's Hat by Timothy Brook. It looks like it could nicely complement James Burke's Connections.

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!

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At 4:16 PM, Anonymous Kathy Drewien said...

I love the way you make me want to move to Berkeley - the bookstores, the local coffee shops, the liberal minded...

Thought you might want to know that some of your photos don't display in IE7.


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