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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.

If you are an author who'd like to be considered for a reading, please contact Nick Baranowsky.

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

Join us on Sundays from noon to 5, July 19 until August 30, on Telegraph Avenue for a people zone full of musicians, dancers, artists, craftsmen, vendors, and poets. People from all walks of life – locals, visitors, and students alike come out to enjoy the pleasant weather and festivities. Here is your chance to experience the breadth of culture Telegraph Avenue and Berkeley have to offer. For details of musical acts, click here.
Premier of New Mo' Cut, Thursday, August 27th

New Mo’ Cut: David Peoples lost film of Moe’s Books is a short documentary chronicling the surprising discovery at the Berkeley dump of a 16mm film of Moe Moskowitz at the opening night party for his legendary Telegraph Avenue bookstore in 1965.

Kevin Laird, a recycler for Urban Ore, found the film canister and managed to deliver it into the hands of Moe’s daughter Doris who didn’t know of its existence or origin. Soon after the film is digitized and put online, Doris discovers the filmmaker is Oscar nominated screenwriter David Peoples. The two minute and forty six second workprint is a peek into his early documentary film explorations before he gained notoriety as a screenwriter rewriting Blade Runner, earning an Oscar nomination for Unforgiven and co-writing 12 Monkeys with his wife, screenwriter Janet Peoples.

New Mo Cut: David Peoples lost film of Moe’s Books recalls one of Telegraph’s larger than life characters, while musing on books, filmmaking and the phenomenon of reclaiming history from the waste stream.

The Berkeley premier will be at the Elmwood Theater at 2966 College Avenue on August 27th. There will be a 7 p.m. showing for Kickstarter funders, and a 8p.m. showing for general admission.

poetry Poetry Flash presents Rose Black and Shelley Savren, Thursday, September 17th
Rose Black Rose Black’s newest book of poems is Green Field. David St. John says, “Rose Black’s superb collection of poems, Green Field, is a sobering volume of recollections, reflections and meditations upon a life’s ravaged hopes, the echoes of a personal past, and the raw realities of our present.” Her first two collections, Clearing and Winter Light, are included in Yale University’s Beinecke Library Collection of American Literature. She has been editor of the Marin Poetry Center Anthology, and teaches poetry at Salinas Valley State Prison, which has inspired some of the poems she’ll be reading.
shelley savren Shelley Savren’s new book of poems is The Wild Shine of Oranges. Dorianne Laux says, “These frank, tightly-crafted narratives recount the sounds of protest and are testament to lives lost and shared, where, in moments of mercy, ‘there are no shadows.’” Her first book of poems is The Common Fire. She has taught workshops for homeless, abused, neglected and emotionally disturbed youths, developmentally disturbed adults, at juvenile halls, at a maximum security men’s prison, and for every grade through California Poets in the Schools.