Moe's Books, the Beloved Berkeley Bookstore, Arrives at its Golden Anniversary.

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Moe's books announced today that in celebration of 50 years in Berkeley all guests to the store will receive a celebratory poster by designer Gregoire Vion.

Moe's Books, founded by Moe and Barb Moskowitz in 1959, has arrived at its 50th anniversary. Since Moe's Books' inception in the beatnik era, the store has remained a staple cultural epicenter. During the turbulent 60s, Moe's was a meeting place for young people...A haven of sanity in the insane world of fear and conflict. And it still is.

Moe's Books is a mirror of Berkeley and the world. As Berkeley found its way towards more expression and more reason, so Moe's has found her way to even more variety and inclusiveness.

Besides providing entertainment and comfort to young people of every generation, Moe's Books has quality books in every subject, in and out of print, obscure and mainstream.

"Yes, we have a $5,000 copy of Gone With The Wind, and we also have one for $2.50. Our customers value their freedom of choice," says Moe's daughter Doris Moskowitz.

Always at the center of our changing world, Moe's Books has survived and even enjoyed these exciting decades. The protests of the 60's, the music and the social movements of the 70's and 80's, and Gourmet Ghetto of the 90's, have been a vivid backdrop to the bookstore's green consciousness.

After 50 years, Moe's is still home for many great writers and artists -- Jonathan Lethem, Susan Sontag, Michael McClure, Greil Marcus, Michael Chabon, .... to name a few of the stores regulars throughout the years. Even Dustin Hoffman and Mike Nichols were here for the filming of "The Graduate" in 1967.

This 50th anniversary poster, available free in the store, captures the spirit of founder Moe Moskowitz as he toasts the bounty of books to be found at Moe's.

For more information, including book searches and interviews, visit or call 1 510 849 2087

Moe's Books
2476 Telegraph Ave
Berkeley, Ca 94704


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