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It's Easier Than Ever to Give Children in Your Life the Gift of Books! 

Start a library for the young reader in your life with Mrs. Dalloway's Little Library subscription service! 

We've made it easier than ever to sign up and tell us about your young reader's interests, allowing our expert staff to choose books that will engage and delight. If you look on the left-hand column of this page, you'll see a Little Library link — simply click on the image (or the one below) to be taken to our Subscription page.

The response to the program thus far has been most gratifying, and we appreciate getting notes like this from a mother with a 9-year-old boy who loves fantasy: "Thank you for all of your effort on this. It has been a wonderful experience for him."


The Northern California Independent Booksellers Association has produced a catalog of Summer reading suggestions for customers of independent bookstores throughout the state. The full-color piece is divided into several categories, including Fiction, Non-Fiction, The Great Outdoors, and several age-appropriate Childrens Books pages. We have print copies in the store, but you can also browse and order from the catalog by clicking on the image below.


In an effort to make books more visible and easier to find, we've made some changes on our tables and shelves. First, we now have three distinct sections in our Nature area (below Architecture books on the left wall as you enter the store) — Nature Lit, Natural World, and Environment. We've also expanded our Field Guide selection and beefed up stock in our Birds section, where the bestselling book, Birds of Berkeley, resides.

There are also a slew of new books dealing with cleaning, organizing, and simplifying one's life, so we've devoted a shelf to them as well in the same area of the store. Look for the Cleaning/Organizing sign and new titles like The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning, New Minimalism, and Clean My Space

Our Poetry display table also now includes recently received books from our Literary Criticsm and Short Stories sections, giving added exposure to some of our favorite new arrivals. We've also relocated some other categories, including Crafts, Do-It-Yourself, and Humor — please ask any of our booksellers for "directions." 


  (Click on any image for more information or to order) 



WEEKLY STORY TIME - Thursdays at 10:30am

We read a mix of classics and new favorites for ages 2-5, but everyone is welcome.

Powered by our audiobook partner, Mrs. Dalloway's now offers audiobooks. Sign up, and your first is free!


Next Event

presents Vigilance is No Orchard, an experimental poem sequence inspired by a famous garden now in ruin.

To reserve your seat in advance, purchase a copy of Vigilance Is No Orchard by speaking to a bookseller or ordering from our website.

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 7:30pm
Vigilance Is No Orchard Cover Image
ISBN: 9781937658823
Availability: Most titles are on our shelves or avaialble within 1-5 days.
Published: Nightboat Books - March 1st, 2018

An experimental poem sequence inspired by a famous garden now in ruin. In Vigilance is No Orchard, Hazel White records her haunting romance with the Valentine Garden, created by landscape architect Isabelle Greene in the foothills of Santa Barbara, California.

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