The hills' hub for weekly author readings.
A worker-run collective that publishes and distributes radical books and other media in topics ranging from anarchism to graffiti. Also holds author events.
The chain store carries a slew of titles and hosts occasional readings and regular children's reading groups.
The chain store carries a multitude of books and magazines and also hosts events.
Where all the books are free (for real)!
Includes sections on art history, theory, and technique, film, architecture and design, and anything you'd ever want to know about Botero, Boltanski, and the Fauves.
Since moving from its former location on Shattuck Avenue, Black Oak Books is now housed in the former Rountree's R & B Club, and carries many used titles.
Located in the historic Green Shutter Hotel in downtown Hayward, the locally owned and operated bookstore sells news and used books and more.
Sells an eclectic, eccentric, and egalitarian treasure trove of secondhand books, and hosts occasional in-store shows and author events.
A nonprofit run by Friends of the Oakland Public Library, the bookstore sells a variety of low-cost books, from best-sellers to out-of-print editions.
In addition to selling a wide selection of titles, the store's Alameda locale hosts weekly book clubs and readings by authors.
The shop sells books for readers of all genres and hosts regular book clubs and author readings.
Features volumes on architecture, urban and graphic design, engineering and green building, and more.
A convenient spot to stock up on a semester's worth of school supplies, and maybe a few extra books just for pleasure. Usually housed in the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union Building on the UC Berkeley campus, the store has been moved to Bancroft Way temporarily due to construction, and is expected to return to its home in fall 2015.
Specializes in fantasy, sci-fi, and mystery books.