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Happy New Year!

Everybody sings “Auld Lang Syne” on New Year’s Eve, right? Or rather, everybody sings the first verse and the chorus. Well, if you plan to sing the song, here’s the whole entire words to the poem written (or copied down, … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo is Baaaack! November Weekly Write-Ins

NationalNovelWritingMonth is a month-long challenge to write a wild, messy, eye-gougingly crummy but salvageable first draft of a novel. Participants begin writing November 1 and by midnight, November 30 they have a 175-page, or 50,000-word novel. No, really. One thousand, … Continue reading

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Reminder – Book Signing for Concord Naval Weapon Station History

Just a reminder that John Keibel will be at Berkshire Books this Saturday, July 25 to sign copies of the book and talk about his research on the history of the Naval Weapons Station.. The talk begins at 2:00 p.m. … Continue reading

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Summer books!

Two new local history books and a local guide for kid’s activities! First, a new book on Concord in Arcadia Publishing’s “Images of America” series: Concord By Joel A.Harris $21.99 The book traces Concord’s history from the Spanish land-grant days … Continue reading

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Strange Bedfellows, or at least Shelfbuddies

I went by Half Price Books today and went immediately to the hardcover Science Fiction section, as I usually do. They’d moved it! They didn’t move it far, but they switched it with hardcover Romance. Then they moved the Horror … Continue reading

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Kitsch or Classic?

I’ve been scanning some of the sleazy, I mean vintage paperbacks we have in the shop. The idea being, pictures of these goofball, I mean colorful covers and ridiculous, I mean unusual titles would make people laugh, I mean, reach … Continue reading

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November NaNoWriMo Write-Ins

What is NaNoWriMo? NationalNovelWritingMonth is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. Participants begin writing November 1. The goal is to start with a blank page and a plot (or in a pinch, just a blank page) and write a … Continue reading

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I’m trying to get into the habit of posting here more regularly. But since I don’t have anything actually written, I thought I’d scare you all with this: (Click for a larger view, if you dare!) If you’re Of A … Continue reading

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Book Signing – Nilda Rego & Robert Tatam – December 1

Local History Book Signing Saturday, December 1 1:00 – 3:00 Nilda Rego Robert Tatam Author of Days Gone By Author of Old Times in Contra Costa Berkshire Books is hosting a book signing and discussion with two popular local history … Continue reading

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Book Signing!

Local History Book Signing with Dean McLeod, author of Port Chicago Saturday, October 27 1:00 to 3:00 Dean McLeod has a new book out in Arcadia’s “Images of America” series, Port Chicago. He will be in the shop to sign … Continue reading

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