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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.

A bookstore specializing in Asian and Asian-American literature and books on Chinese medicine, martial arts, ethnic studies, and more.

A vast, football-field-ish emporium of secondhand and remaindered books at discount prices, plus a selection of CDs, records, and DVDs.

The world-famous store sells secondhand books in every imaginable category, and hosts a lively calendar of readings by visiting authors and poets.

In addition to books, the shop features a full schedule of readings, demonstrations, workshops, and other events.

Sells both new and used versions of textbooks for current UC Berkeley courses.

A long-lived and well-loved sci-fi and fantasy specialty shop.

Offers new and used books and hosts a handful of author readings each month.

Where fiery chat about the Revolutionary Communist Party and its fellow travelers is always on tap, and books on political theory, geopolitics, and philosophy are always on the shelves.

Buys, sells, and trades used and rare books.

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.

Dubbed the "Best Bookstore for Really Smart People" by the Express in 2009, the store specializes in stocking works published by university presses and hosts weekly lectures by notable authors and academics.

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