Consortium On Reading Excellence 2560 9th St, Berkeley, CA94710 The Consortium on Reading Excellence offers literacy and math programs for kindergarten through 12th-grade students. It…More has literary topic workshops, research based reading instruction and special intervention plans. It also has several educational books available for purchase, including the CORE Sourcebook Package and the Vocabulary Handbook. Members of CORE automatically receive an annual subscription to its newsletter, access to the blog and a 10% discount for CORE national events.
UC Berkeley - Morrison Library 101 Doe Library, Berkeley, CA94720 This elegant reading room off the north entrance to Doe Library is unique among West Coast schools and a jewel of the…More Berkeley campus. It replicates the library of a 19th century private club or wealthy family, complete with coffered ceilings, overstuffed chairs, Oriental rugs, busts, brass reading lamps and fine art. Art materials are available for checkout to Cal affiliates through Morrison's Graphic Arts Loan Program. Hundreds of fine art prints, including Hiroshiges, Delaunays and more, can be < href=" http://www.berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/2008/08/28_libraryart.shtml">checked out for a semester for free</a>, just like any book. Use of cell phones and laptops is forbidden in the library to preserve the old-school vibe, though guests are welcome to stretch out and snooze on one of the comfy couches. Distinguished poet and professor Robert Hass runs the Lunch Poems reading series, which features noted poets and is open to the public, as is a similar series that highlights prose authors.
Zoom Eyeworks 2501 9th St, Berkeley, CA94710 Zoom Eyeworks is a wholesale distributor of reading and sunglasses that has been in business since 1960. It provides…More original glasses to dozens of retail outlets, including chains and boutiques. Soon it will also sell glasses online directly to consumers.