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- Moe's BooksMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Nov 06, 2013
I have been, and always will be, a book lover. Modern day electronic reading devices can never replace the touch and feel of the real printed words. Do you understand the joy of having a good book in hand? Do you understand the sadness when your favorite story ends?
There were times when I spent long hours in the book store. Every single weekends. Browsing through each and every aisle. Flipping through each new book. It was a trip back in time when I stepped into Moe's. I felt like the child I once was. A child who could not yet comprehend the cruelty of the reality and found her freedom in the safety of the fantasy world.
Moe's is not your Barnes and Nobles. The books here have souls and personalities. It is not hard to see that they were cherished and hand picked by those who really love books. If you are a book lover, you won't be disappointed.Recommended for:
- Moe's BooksDec 10, 2012
Moe's is probably the most epic bookstore you'll ever go into. It's definitely worth losing a few browsing hours in and there's probably one of the largest most amazing selection of books you've ever seen. While there's loads of bookstores around the area, the cool thing about Moe's is that it's far less claustrophobic and it has a really great atmosphere to chill in.
- Moe's BooksMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Jul 04, 2012
I stopped in at Moe's a few days ago and it's been too long since I've last enjoyed exploring all 4 Floors of their wide variety of books. I'm also pleased that they seem to still be going strong, especially considering the still empty hulk of the old Cody's just a few doors down. What I've also enjoyed about Moe's are the intellectual demands of the clientele and a store staff who are often their equals. My recent visit was no exception, as I listened some fascinating book requests and various literary conversations.
Founded in 1959 by Moe Moskowitz and his wife Barbara, the original site of the store was a small shop on Shattuck just north of University Avenue. He moved the store up to Telegraph Avenue in the 1960's, right in the middle of the Free Speech Movement and the famous anti-war demonstrations that put Berkeley on the political map. Moe has now passed on, but his politics, love of books, and early Internet presence has left a lasting impression on me and many others.. That includes an active reading series and an always interesting group of individuals that are continually stopping by.