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.
The tiny shop where model-makers, RC helicopter enthusiasts, and Domo-kun lovers rub elbows.
Whether you're a serious skateboarder or a curb squirrel, Bows & Arrows is your one-stop shop for Nike, Vans, Converse, and the like for men and women. Also carries accessories like sunglasses, hats, and backpacks.
Sells marijuana buds from the super-pure high level down to $100 ounces of the brown Mexican you smoked in high school, plus free food, coffee, classes, and on-site events.
While Broadway Terrace specializes in orchids and flower arrangements customized by its staff, it also sells succulents, Bromeliads, houseplants, annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, and vegetables. It also carries soils, soil amendments, and pots, but the selection is somewhat limited.
There's nothing broken at the Broken Rack, which offers twenty tables, a host of high-octane cocktails, and a comfy lounge complete with that vanishing species, the smoking section. There’s also foosball, pinball, and free wi-fi. It may seem a little odd to find a pool hall right next to a food court and the high-rise condos of Emeryville, but the atmosphere is relaxed and adult. Just the game, no scene, no cruising. Tie one on and sink a few.
Located on the Oakland estuary, Brotzeit Lokal is a view restaurant without the usual trappings of a view restaurant. Modeled after Germany's biergartens, it features casual food (most notably sausages) and about sixteen different beers on tap, split between German beers and local American brews, with a couple of Belgians mixed in for good measure.