Britt-Marie’s Wine Bar & Restaurant took its namesake (1981) from Chef Britt-Marie Pazdirek. Originally “The Bacchanal” (1972-1982) the wine bar was established as a place “by and for women.” When Britt-Marie took over the space, she created a menu that featured her native Scandinavian dishes as well as Eastern European cuisine. In 1990 Chef Arthur Morfidis added Mediterranean dishes to the Britt-Marie’s menu with family recipes from his motherland of Greece.
San Francisco Zen Center is a Soto Zen community where the offerings of zazen, study and work practice are available to a diverse population of students, visitors, lay people, priests, and monks. All are welcome.
The Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) promotes the interdisciplinary study of the Arab World, Turkey, Israel, and Iran at the University of California, Berkeley, privileging no single country, topic, or political position. A federally funded Title VI National Resource Center, the CMES organizes a rich interdisciplinary lecture and film series each semester, supports advanced research on the Middle East by faculty, students, and visiting scholars, and conducts Middle East-related outreach to K-14 institutions and community partners throughout the Bay Area. Explore our website, join our mailing list, check out answers to frequently asked questions, and plan your next visit to UC Berkeley.
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) is a Fortune 500 company, the nation’s largest retail bookseller, and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products. The Company operates 640 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web’s premier e-commerce sites.
Imagine more than 10,000 square feet with titles in every category in a beautifully restored brick building in the heart of Petaluma’s westside. There’s a huge selection of fiction. One room is dedicated to magazines and another to children’s books. Cooks, travelers, writers, graphic novel readers, historians—in fact, nearly everyone—will find a section that appeals.
Our beautifully finished theater features natural bamboo walls, plush raised theatrical seating, and carpet made from 100% non-toxic, recycled post-consumer material. The Goldman Theater is ideal for screenings, lectures, author appearances, forums, and awards ceremonies. Key features include a motorized retractable screen, hi-definition digital video, custom designed sound reinforcement by Meyer Sound, and wall-mounted touch-screen audio/video and lighting controls.
UNITE HERE! Local 2 is the union of 12,000 hospitality workers throughout San Francisco and San Mateo Counties. Our members work in hotels, restaurants, clubs, and other food service facilities, providing service to millions of guests every year. Together, we fight to ensure that service workers are treated decently and receive a fair share of the wealth our industry produces.
Aqus Cafe is the center of the Petaluma Downtown Warehouse District universe. The owner, John Crowley, is a true community builder and hosts weekly gatherings of all sorts at his comfortable but artsy and airy spot located at the edge of Foundry Wharf. The food is delicious and they know how to make an excellent cappuccino as well as properly poor a Guinness. Indoor and outdoor seating is available and the regular crowd is warm and welcoming.
With locations dotted throughout California, Books Inc. brands itself as the oldest independent bookseller in the West. The location in downtown Mountain View is a perfect spot for those looking to spend some time browsing through the many different books available for purchase. The store also stocks an assortment of great magazines, and Wi-Fi is available to those using mobile devices. Several book clubs also meet at the store, making it the perfect spot for bookworms and casual readers alike to enjoy.
Saint Ignatius Parish is a welcoming and inclusive Catholic community. A Jesuit parish, we are called to be companions of Jesus. We come together through Word and Sacrament to grow in our relationship with God and to find the inspiration, desire and strength to be men and women for others. We seek to find God in all things by deepening our faith, listening with discerning and joyful hearts, and actively serving the poor and suffering, all for the greater glory of God.
City Lights Books is a landmark independent bookstore and publisher that specializes in world literature, the arts, and progressive politics.
Charlie’s Corner is an independent neighborhood bookstore carrying a wide assortment of children’s and young adult literature. We cater to every child’s needs by providing a rich and dynamic selection of exciting new titles as well as children’s classics that span generations. Through our interactive story times featuring music, food, Spanish, and French storytellers, we hope to help children explore and develop a love for stories in a creative and cozy environment.
The South Berkeley Senior Center offers a variety of services, social and recreation programs to meet the needs of adults 55 and older in the Berkeley community. The Center is the perfect place to socialize and participate in recreational activities. Staff assist in the area of legal matters, income tax issues, social security benefits, housing, health insurance, health screening, counseling, and transportation. The Senior Centers in Berkeley empower seniors in the Berkeley community by helping them to remain active, healthy, and independent! The center is wheelchair accessible and is also accessible by public transportation. AC Transit buses to ride to the Center are the 12 and 49 lines. The Center also provides free van transportation to and from the Center.
Hours: Mon.-Thur, 9am to 10pm; Fri-Sat, 9am to 10:45pm; Sun 10am to 10pm
Pegasus Books Downtown is a spacious, light store at the corner of Shattuck and Durant in Downtown Berkeley. Our Downtown store offers an ever-changing mix of new and used books, overstock books, art cards and thoughtfully chosen magazines.
Book Passage has served the Bay Area for more than 40 years, providing the community with an array of author events, writing and language classes, and highly-respected annual conferences.
A world renowned community bookstore, we offer a wide variety of books ranging from children’s literature to travel guides, from top-selling fiction to mystery novels, and we continue to work diligently with community and nonprofit organizations.
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 9am to 10pm; Sun 10am to 10pm
A neighborhood fixture in the Rockridge district since 1969, our Pegasus store in Oakland carries a tremendous selection of new, used and sale books in all categories. Pegasus Oakland also carries the most beautiful selection of cards and blank books in the East Bay, and packs hundreds of titles into a carefully chosen magazine section.
Perhaps the most stylish bookstore in the city, Black Bird Bookstore is nestled in the Outer Sunset. The bright and modern shop features custom, built-in shelving displaying carefully curated titles covering several genres and topics, and their focus is on quality of books over sheer quantity. They also offer a charming play area for kids and an outdoor garden and shed.
Hours: Mon.-Thur, 9am to 10pm; Fri-Sat, 9am to 10:45pm; Sun 10am to 10pm
Pegasus on Solano is a beautiful, large, sunny store on the top block of Solano. Pegasus offers a huge selection of new, used and sale books, restocked daily, and a distinctive selection of magazines and greeting cards.