October 1, 2007

Bookshop etceteras

The UC Berkeley Botanical Garden sale reminded me of the UCBBG bookstore, a bookseller I did not include in a post about specialty bookshops. The botanical garden sells books through its Garden Shops; subjects include tulips, toads, and cacti. Another specialty bookshop, one that sells science fiction and fantasy books, is The Other Change of Hobbit at 2116 Shattuck Avenue (above). University Press Books on Bancroft might be considered a specialty bookshop as it primarily sells books published by university presses. The Berkeley Art Museum Store sells art-related books, though the store is not a bookshop per se. For children's books, visit Mr. Mopps Children's Books on MLK, Jr. Way. The Jazz School for Music Study and Performance, located on Addison Street in the Arts District, sells jazz-related books "for the jazz student" in The Bassment. In the original post about specialty book sellers I also did not include Afikomen which is located on the same block as Dark Carnival. Afikomen, like the Berkeley Art Museum, is not a bookshop per se, but it does offer Judaica-related books. Easy Going Travel Shop and Bookstore is listed as a Northern California Independent Bookseller, but the corporate website only lists one book title, The Travel Book by Lonely Planet. Furthermore, a reviewer of the bookstore notes, "Even though it's nominally a book store, the selection of books isn't all that large."

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