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Black History Month

Black History Month: Literary & Bookish African American Firsts Lucy Terry is the first known African American poet. Her poem “Bars fight,” was written in 1746 to commemorate the Deerfield Massacre in Massachusetts. It was unpublished in her lifetime, and … Continue reading

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Holiday Author Book Signing

Sunday, December 11, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Christmas is coming, and you know what? Books make grrreat gifts. And if there’s a history buff on your list, well, we have just the thing! We’ll have the authors of three popular … Continue reading

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One thousand, six hundred sixty seven words a day!

Berkshire Books will be hosting NaNoWriMo write-ins every Sunday in November, noon-3:00. Continue reading

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New Book about Mount Diablo

Mount Diablo: The Extraordinary Life and Landscapes of a California Treasure is a beautiful new addition to the history and literature of Contra Costa’s most prominent and beloved landmark. Local photographer Stephen Joseph has been photographing its natural beauty and … Continue reading

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Pulp Fiction

  Boy meets body…! The car was hot, and so was the blonde who drove it. A smart shamus like Rusty Forbes should have known better than to hole up with her in a tourist cabin. By the time that … Continue reading

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November is NaNoWriMo!

November is National Novel Writing Month! The time of year when thousands of enthusiastic writers pick up their pencils, their laptops, their typewriters or some other weird writing implement of their choice and pound out a novel in 30 days. … Continue reading

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Department of Pretty Books

Or, they don’t make them like this anymore! (For sale. Enquire within. #659. Pope, Alexander. The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope with Life. London: Gall & Inglis, [No date]. No Edition Stated. Gilt decorated cloth. Very Good/Sans DJ as issued. … Continue reading

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Happy Labor Day!

We will be CLOSED on Labor Day.

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New Store Hours

Attention, Shoppers! We’ve changed our store hours. The new hours are: Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday: CLOSED Since you’re here, feast your squinties on this gem: Rusty felt the sweat that had come to live on … Continue reading

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Crossover Time!

The latest Sherlock Holmes movie has got people talking about the Great Detective and his faithful Watson. But personally I think the movie was lacking a little something. Action? No, no, it had enough of that. Evil villain? Check. Mysterious … Continue reading

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