$1 Book Sale — Homecoming, October 13

$1 BOOK SALE
Homecoming at UC Berkeley
Saturday, October 13
9am – 3pm
303 Doe Library

The 4,500+ books on the shelves of 303 Doe will be offered for $1 each.  Most books are fresh – that is, they have not been offered for sale before.  You will find some surprisingly attractive books in the room.  I hope that many move from the Library’s shelves to yours.

The Doe Library building will open at 9am on the day of the sale.  The best place to wait, if you plan to arrive in advance, is at the main (North) entrance to Doe.  Right at 9am I’ll walk up to room 303 with those who have been waiting in line.  I’ll ask that everyone maintains his or her place in the line.

Scanners are permitted for those who require an electronic second opinion.  Hoarding books for subsequent leisurely review, however, is not.

Thank you for your interest, and we hope to see you there,
Dirk Kennedy


Event: Showing of Elephant’s Dream followed by a discussion with the Director/Producer

flier for event Elephant’s Dream
A film by Kristof Bilsen
Doe Library, Room 180
UC Berkeley
Monday, April 16, 2018
6-8pm

Followed by discussion with the Director / Producer

Set in war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Elephant’s Dream is a breath-taking documentary that captures the daily lives of Congolese street-level civil servants in Kinshasa and Bas-Congo. Kristof Bilsen’s documentary is a long overdue testimony to the courage of the men and women who, against all odds, continue to build society and resilience.

This event is free, open to the public, and all are invited to participate. Sponsored by the University Library’s Free Speech Movement (FSM) Educational Programs Committee, the UC Berkeley Department of Geography, and the UC Berkeley Center for African Studies.


Sign up for the Edible Books Festival!

Edible Books Festival

Sign up now to participate in the Library’s Edible Book Festival! (After signing up, you’ll have until April 6th to come up with your entry idea.) 

Ever wondered what a great literary pun you could make with Catcher in the Rye if you just had some rye bread? Or how cute Velveteen Rabbit themed cupcakes could be? This might just be your chance to explore the more culinary side of your literary interests.

Submission to last year's edible books festival
UC Berkeley’s first Edible Book Festival is held in Moffitt Library on April 10, 2017. (Photo courtesy of the Library)

The UC Berkeley Library is hosting an Edible Books Festival on Monday, April 9th. What is an Edible Books Festival, you ask? Just what it sounds like! Edible books might physically resemble books, or they might refer to an aspect of a story, or they might incorporate text. Judges select winners for an array of light-hearted prize categories, such as “Best Literary Pun” or “Most Delicious Looking.” The Festivals are a great way to celebrate both book-making culture and the culinary arts. Edible Book Festivals began with the Books2Eat website in 2000 and is now celebrated internationally during the month of April.

Participants view the work on display in last year's Festival.
Participants view the work on display in last year’s Festival. (Photo courtesy of the Library.)

Learn more on the Edible Book Festival website and get inspired by last year’s projectsSign up now to participate — you don’t have to have your project details figured out yet: you just need enthusiasm.


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