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Moe's Books

2476 Telegraph Ave.
Berkeley CA 94704

Open 10 to 10 daily
Phone: (510) 849-2087

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Art and Antiquarian Shop

Open 12 noon to 6 daily
Phone: (510) 849-2133


  • World Famous Destination for book lovers since 1959
  • Hundreds of thousands of titles in our ever changing stock
  • Buy, Sell & Trade books all day, every day
  • Always pay fair prices for quality books
  • We offer a unique selection of new books in our topnotch store

Store Events

Moe's literary events began as a weekly poetry reading called Monday@Moe's. Over the years Moe's Books has become one of the premier Bay Area venues to hear novelists, poets, activists, and scholars read from their works. We archive our events in audio and video files that can be accessed from our webpage. Sign up for the Moe's Books events calendar alerts here.

All events, unless noted, start at 7:30pm

The Summer's second RC racing on Telegraph! Sunday, August 24th, noon to 4

We're having another round of Remote Control car racing in front of the store, again sponsored by Boss Robot Hobby on College. Contact their shop for more information on this event! (841-1680)


Gina Arnold , Wednesday, September 3rd

Gina Arnold is the author of Route 666: On the Road to Nirvana and Kiss This: Punk in the Present Tense. She has written for Spin, Rolling Stone, and the Village Voice. Currently, she is finishing up her PhD at Stanford University.


Nancy Morejon, Wednesday, September 17th


Nancy Morejón (Havana, 1944). With a poetic production that spans more than half a century and has achieved enormous popularity, Morejón was awarded the Cuban National Literature Prize in 2001. She is a jurist for the Carbet Caribbean Award (since 1990) and is a full member of the Cuban Academy of Language (since 1999). The most recent awards Morejón has earned are the Gold Crown of Macedonia (2006), the Rafael Alberti Award (2007), plus the Gallega Universal Writer (2008) and the prestigious Latin American Studies Association Award (2012). In 2009, the University of Cergy- Pontoise, Paris, France, awarded Morejón an honorary doctorate. In 2013 she was awarded the Order of Arts and Letters of the French Republic. In 2008, Morejon was elected president of the Association of Writers of the Unión Nacional de Escritores y Artistas Cubanos (UNEAC), a position she held for many years. Currently, she directs the Caribbean Studies Center at Casa de las Américas, Havana, epicenter of Cuban and Latin American intelligentsia. She serves as the Director of the Cuban Academy of Language.

The University of Salamanca collected most of her extant verse into the anthology titled El huerto magnífico de odos, edited by Alfredo Pérez Alencart. The most complete collection of her poetry, released in 2003, is Looking Within / Mirar adentro (Selected poems 1954-2000) (Bilingual edition), edited and with an introduction by Juanamaría Cordones-Cook. Her most recent poetry collections are Peñalver 51 (2009) published by the Mockingbird Foundation of Zamora, Spain, and the Anthology Exposed Havana (2012), Vigia de Matanzas Edition, compiled by Juana Maria Cordones-Cook. Prize-winning translators have rendered her poetry into more than ten languages.


Omnidawn Night, Friday, September 26th

  Local publisher Omnidawn checks in with their fall list of new titles. Moe's has been hosting Omnidawn readings for many years and they are truly Events. Come early, have a snack, and meet the authors!
Sara Deniz Akant received a BA from Wesleyan and an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her work has appeared in jubilatLana Turner, and The Claudius App. She received the John Logan Prize and awards from the Academy of American Poets, the James Merrill House, and Yaddo. She was born and raised in New York.
Ewa Chrusciel has two books in Polish: Furkot and Sopilki and one in English, Strata, which won the 2009 international book contest and was published by Emergency Press. Her poems have appeared in many journals in Poland, England, Italy, and the U.S., including Jubilat, Boston Review, Colorado Review, Lana Turner. She translated Jack London, Joseph Conrad, I.B. Singer, and several contemporary American poets into Polish. She is associate professor of humanities at Colby-Sawyer College.
Joshua Corey is the author of three other books of poetry, Severance Songs (Tupelo Press), Fourier Series (Spineless Books), and Selah (Barrow Street Press), as well as a novel, Beautiful Soul: An American Elegy (Spuyten Duyvil Press). He and G.C. Waldrep edited The Arcadia Project: North American Postmodern Pastoral (Ahsahta Press), an anthology of innovative contemporary nature poems. He lives in Evanston, Illinois and is an associate professor of English at Lake Forest College, and co-director of Lake Forest College Press / &NOW Books.
Bin Ramke grew up in Texas and Louisiana and spent his youth in the bayous and marshes among Cajun and German-immigrant relatives. Author of over 10 books of poetry, his first book won the Yale Younger Poets Prize. He teaches at the University of Denver where he holds the Phipps Chair in English and is an Evans Professor, and where he edited the Denver Quarterly for 17 years. He teaches on occasion at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He edited over 80 books of poems for the University of Georgia Press.

Cole Swensen has published 13 books of poetry and 15 translations from French. Founding editor of the translation press La Presse, she teaches at Brown and divides her time between the east coast and Paris.


Joanne Diaz, Wednesday, October 8th

Joanne Diaz is the recipient of fellowships from the Illinois Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. She is the author of My Favorite Tyrants (winner of the Brittingham Prize, University of Wisconsin Press in 2014) and The Lessons (winner of the Gerald Cable First Book Award, Silverfish Review Press, 2011)She is also the co-editor, with Ian Morris, of The Little Magazine in Contemporary America (forthcoming from the University of Chicago Press, 2015). She teaches in the English Department at Illinois Wesleyan University.