With a sunny annex dedicated to nearly a hundred different publications, Cody's is a one-stop shop for people with a passion for periodicals. But it isn't just the size of the collection that makes the Berkeley institution's magazine selection stupendous; it's the eclectic mix of titles organized in categories as varied as Politics and World Cultures to Water Sports to Tattoos to -- and someone at the store is a jokester -- Celebrity Culture/Humor. From self-published zines to indie magazines to popular consumer glossies, Cody's provides a veritable tour of subcultures and lifestyles through its unparalleled magazine offerings. And best of all, getting lost for hours in say, the latest issue of UFO
(find it in the Alternate Viewpoints section) or Weed
(in Medicinal/Recreation) won't earn you any stern glares from the store's friendly staff.