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My favorite bookstores:

Walden Pond Books
3316 Grand Avenue
Oakland, California 94610
(510) 832-4438

DIESEL, A Bookstore
5433 College Avenue
Oakland, California 94618-1502
(510) 653-9965

Mrs. Dalloway's Literary & Garden Arts
2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, California 94705
(510) 704-8222

"Read March 2010. Likes: Rich description and humor. Dislikes: Tends to seek comfortable middle ground on everything instead of a more risky position. Overall: While a little dated feeling now, good to read and think with."
Published by: Delta
Edition: Paperback (ISBN #9780385312660)

"Read March 2010. Likes: Amazing writing on issues of profound importance. Not an emotionally easy or comfortable book. Dislikes: Frank talk of abuse may trigger some readers. Overall: Everyone should read this."
Published by: Chelsea Green Publishing Company
Edition: Paperback (ISBN #9781931498555)

"Read March 2010. Likes: Vital information from a valuable perspective. Dislikes: Occasional archaic word choice and Vanity Capitalization. Overall: An important book that is just as relevant today as when it was written."
Published by: Three Rivers Press (CA)
Edition: Paperback (ISBN #9780517880586)

"Read Fall 2009. Likes: Enjoyable, accessible, extremely engaging writing; important experience and perspective. Dislikes: Very difficult to follow in JF's footsteps today. Overall: A great book to take on a long trip or give as a gift."
Published by: National Geographic Society
Edition: Paperback (ISBN #9781426204050)

"Read Summer 2009. Likes: Fun, accessible, wide variety of recipes interspersed with enjoyable stories and interesting history. Dislikes: That I haven't gotten to try every recipe yet. Overall: A great start to preserving food."
Published by: Chelsea Green Publishing Company
Edition: Paperback (ISBN #9781931498234)

"Read: January 2010. Likes: An accessible beginner's guide to producing most of your own food on a town or suburban lot. Dislikes: You need a lot more detail to do well. Overall: Use this as an introduction, but pursue more information where needed. "
Published by: Storey Publishing
Edition: Paperback (ISBN #9781603421386)

"Read April 2010. Likes: Concise reference for essential low-energy living skills. Dislikes: Drawings need more detail to function as schematics; not quite enough how-to info. Overall: Quick reference to good solutions without being overwhelming."
Published by: Lyons Press
Edition: Paperback (ISBN #9781592281275)

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