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Consortium On Reading Excellence
2560 9th St, Berkeley, CA 94710
The Consortium on Reading Excellence offers literacy and math programs for kindergarten through 12th-grade students. ItMore 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.
Lighting Studio
1808 4th St, Berkeley, CA 94710
Lighting Studio provides special lighting, such as contemporary, artistic, traditional and more. Some of the productsMore the company offers are exterior lights, bathroom lighting, reading lights and more. 
UC Berkeley - Morrison Library
101 Doe Library, Berkeley, CA 94720
This elegant reading room off the north entrance to Doe Library is unique among West Coast schools and a jewel of theMore 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. 
Lhasa Hair Salon
2035 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
Lhasa Hair Salon offers modern haircuts at reasonable prices. The stylists can also add highlights, change your hair'sMore color, or add beautiful waves. The waiting area in the salon has plenty of fashion magazines to read, and beauty products to help maintain the quality of hair are on sale. 
Berkeley Espresso
1900 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
This local coffee shop offers a slew of pastries, varieties of tea and coffee drinks to nurse you through your work.More Many tables and chairs are set up inside and outside the cafe, so that you can set up your laptop or just sit and read. The clerks here are very polite and soft-spoken. 
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