The family-owned and -operated Berkeley institution has everything you need to fix a radio, stereo, or death ray.
A store specializing in outdoor, skiing, and snowboarding equipment.
A bead emporium with everything from Swarovski crystal to vintage Lucite, plus classes in all levels of beading, wirework, and even metalsmithing.
The shop specializes in custom dog collars and leashes made from sustainable leather.
The store sells new and vintage acoustic and electric guitars and amps, plus a hefty selection of supplies, including electronics.
With a little digging, one can score big-label clothing for a fraction of the original price.
This bike station also offers free valet parking, rentals, repairs & sales, classes, and events. Can store up to 268 bikes.
Dr. Wong will give you a thorough eye exam and afterward help you pick the ideal frames for your look and your pocketbook. Styles start at $42 and stop at, well, Moschino.
A bookstore specializing in Asian and Asian-American literature and books on Chinese medicine, martial arts, ethnic studies, and more.
This is the liveliest game shop in the East Bay, with geeky guys and gals packed wall-to-wall late into the night.
Like The Escapist, Fantastic Comics rose out of the ashes of the defunct Comic Relief, and carries a wide range of comics.
This place has its role players and Magic shufflers downstairs, plus all the Frisbee golf supplies you’ll need to shoot 9 out by I-80.
A vast, football-field-ish emporium of secondhand and remaindered books at discount prices, plus a selection of CDs, records, and DVDs.
A cooperatively run business and a hub of the local biker community, the shop sponsors local cycling teams, offers free in-store classes, and provides support to local participants in national Bike to Work Day.
The shop stocks a cool mixture of furniture, housewares, and accessories, with styles ranging from Mid-Century to Art Deco.