DIRECTIONS & ORDERING INFORMATION
2476 Telegraph Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704
There are four floors in Moe's building that house more than 150,000 books. On the fourth floor is More Moe's, the art and antiquarian store, housing rare and collectible books and curiosities.
The store is open daily, 10 AM–10 PM.
More Moe's Art and Antiquarian shop is open Wednesday to Saturday, 12–6 PM, and by appointment the rest of the week.
Since its inception during the heyday of the Beatnik era, Moe's Books has become more than just a great bookstore—it's a beloved landmark, as well. Situated just four blocks from the University of California campus, Moe's has mirrored the often turbulent and triumphant times that have come to epitomize all that is exciting and unique about Berkeley.
Founded in 1959 by Moe Moskowitz and his wife, Barbara, the original site of the store was a small shop on Shattuck just north of University Avenue. He moved the store up to Telegraph Avenue in the 1960s, right in the middle of the Free Speech Movement and the famous anti-war demonstrations that put Berkeley on the political map.
Moe Moskowitz began a revolution of his own, one that altered the landscape of the used book business. He set policies assuring customers of the highest prices paid for used books, and the staff was trained to keep the stock fresh, interesting, and of the highest quality possible. Moe's was also one of the earliest online bookstores, establishing a prominent presence on the Internet back in the early '90s.