Native Here Nursery is a project of the California Native Plant Society. It's a public facility operated for the East Bay Regional Park District. The goal of Native Here is to propagate stands of native plants throughout the East Bay. Its selection of plants and seeds vary according to what volunteers have brought in. So, if you're looking for a specific plant, it might be a good idea to call before you visit.
A full-service auction house that appraises and sells antiques and fine art. Michaan's also has a large theater that's available for rental.
Sells new and rebuilt bikes, accessories, apparel, and other items, and does repairs and custom orders.
The bookstore has a politics section that could take an entire afternoon to browse, as well as ample labor studies and art sections. Walden also hosts a monthly mystery book club.
Offers a combination of salvaged goods and crafting supplies, from old photographs and fabrics to furniture and film canisters.
Housed in a gorgeous old building next to the Alameda Museum, the sleek specialty sneaker boutique carries Vans, Nikes, Keds, Converse, and more, along with a curated selection of clothing.
A nonprofit economic development project of the African People’s Education and Defense Fund, Uhuru is the best place to furnish your apartment for cheap.
The massive warehouse and lot hold all manner of salvaged goods, but specialize in housing fixtures like stoves, doors, windows, and toilets.
Located in the historic Green Shutter Hotel in downtown Hayward, the locally owned and operated bookstore sells news and used books and more.
Both a record label and a brick-and-mortar, the record store carries everything from punk and hardcore to country and soul stuff, hosts shows regularly, and has what's probably the only publicly operating vintage photo booth in the East Bay.
The local pet shop carries items for dogs, cats, and small animals, and offers customers a frequent-buyer discount card.
Has pioneered the comfort shoe revolution since 1978, with labels such as Josef Seibel, Stonefly, Wolky, and Pikolinos.
Carries a wide selection of magazines, from Hi-Fructose to Atlantic Monthly, in addition to books and a cool selection of old punk and rock 'n' roll pins, tapes, and T-shirts.
Ploughshares is a retail and wholesale nursery specializing in locally grown California native, drought-tolerant, and edible plants. It carries organic mulch, soil, soil containers, seeds, and herbs. Its trees come in standard and dwarf sizes, including hard-to-find varieties. Ploughshares is a nonprofit business venture of the Alameda Point Collaborative and the supportive housing community. It occasionally hosts educational workshops, too.
Where all the books are free (for real)!