Shakespeare & Co Books

★★★★★
  • 2499 Telegraph Ave

    Berkeley, CA 94704

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  • 510-841-8916

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Mon - Fri 9am - 6pm Sat - Sun 10am - 6pm

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You will be surprised when you walk into this place at how many books they are able to cram in there. It's bigger than you expect, and the store is stuffed to the gills with books. You can find some pretty weird stuff in there, though as mentioned by another reviewer, don't go in there expecting to pick up a particular thing because you probably won't find it. This place has subdued lights and a musty smell, and overall it has a very quiet, nerdy feel to it that's very pleasant if you're into that kind of thing.

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You will be surprised when you walk into this place at how many books they are able to cram in there. It's bigger than you expect, and the store is stuffed to the gills with books. You can find some pretty weird stuff in there, though as mentioned by another reviewer, don't go in there expecting to pick up a particular thing because you probably won't find it. This place has subdued lights and a musty smell, and overall it has a very quiet, nerdy feel to it that's very pleasant if you're into that kind of thing.

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Just across the street from Moes and Codys, a book browsing trek to Telegraph Avenue isnt complete without browsing the shelves at Shakespeare & Co. This little corner shop offers a cool haven from the bustle that is Telegraph,

Walking in from the bustle that is Telegraph Avenue, you are greeted by the cashier and a table of more recent selections. Childrens books in a back alcove, games & sports about midway back, English & sociology against a side wall, and many fiction titles near the cashier, the bookshelves are shelved by subject area and set on floor to overhead shelves, Ive spent many an hour just flipping through the various books available.

Mostly used books, with a some discount new, the prices at Shakespeare & Co offer a definite bargain. The owners constantly buy and sell books, so you never know what you might find on the shelf. Of course, that also means that if youve a specific book in mind, you might not find it on the shelf at Shakespeare & Co (well, maybe not on THIS visit); try again in a couple of weeks.

PROS: A variety of used fiction & non-fiction; surprising finds on the shelf
CONS: might not find a specific title

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★★★★☆

Just across the street from Moes and Codys, a book browsing trek to Telegraph Avenue isnt complete without browsing the shelves at Shakespeare & Co. This little corner shop offers a cool haven from the bustle that is Telegraph,

Walking in from the bustle that is Telegraph Avenue, you are greeted by the cashier and a table of more recent selections. Childrens books in a back alcove, games & sports about midway back, English & sociology against a side wall, and many fiction titles near the cashier, the bookshelves are shelved by subject area and set on floor to overhead shelves, Ive spent many an hour just flipping through the various books available.

Mostly used books, with a some discount new, the prices at Shakespeare & Co offer a definite bargain. The owners constantly buy and sell books, so you never know what you might find on the shelf. Of course, that also means that if youve a specific book in mind, you might not find it on the shelf at Shakespeare & Co (well, maybe not on THIS visit); try again in a couple of weeks.

PROS: A variety of used fiction & non-fiction; surprising finds on the shelf
CONS: might not find a specific title

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