Closed for business... forever

No, no, don’t worry, you can’t get rid of us that easily. The Library Bookstore, however, is far more mortal than The Daily Clog. Wait — what? Another bookstore is closing? We sarcastically find this news impossible to believe.

Sadly, it appears that the Library Bookstore will soon become the latest victim in an alarmingly long list of bookstore closings in the Bay Area. Because of school budget cuts that have forced a library-wide hiring freeze and the retirement of Frank Carothers, the bookstore manager for almost 30 years, the business will forever close its doors on Thursday, June 30.

Needless to say, we at the Clog are troubled by the loss of a bookstore that has provided us with $1 sales on read more »


Since you are a Berkeley college student, we’re hoping the answer is a resounding yes. In fact, we’re hoping the answer is a yes so enthusiastic that it breaks all existing library silence rules. (But seriously, if you’re in the library, SHH.  Have a little respect.) And since you’re so excited, we’re excited to tell you that there will be two homecoming book sales at the Library Bookstore (132 Doe) and Bookstore Annex (303 Doe) this Saturday, Oct. 9 from 10:30 a.m.-2:45.

According to the event calendar, the Library Bookstore sale (132 Doe) with be full of “its usual stock of mostly interesting and sometimes very odd books.” OK, we like odd, and we’ll take our chances on the interesting bit. What else ya got?

Well not to be outdone, the Bookstore Annex will have “thousands of books for $1 each lining the walls, the tables, and maybe even the chairs.”

Boy do those librarians know how to tease.

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Book sales Oct. 9 [UC Berkeley Library]