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  • Books Inc.
    For Books Inc., it's been a long road, and if you trace the lines back to its origins, it's California's oldest bookstore. After striking gold?literally?back in 1851, Anton Roman set up shop as a bookseller. Although the shop moved, was sold, burned down, changed hands again, and was rebuilt, the spirit remained intact, and today, multiple locations of the indie bookstore have sprouted up across The Golden State. Staff members keep the shelves lined with classic and contemporary tomes in all genres, and a myriad of book clubs help keep the love of literature alive. They also run a vibrant event program featuring author events and readings where patrons can enjoy an experience they can't download.
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    1344 Park Street
    Alameda, CA US
  • Color Me Mine-Alameda
    Named one of Parents magazine's Top 10 Birthday Chains in 2010, Color Me Mine's international franchise of DIY ceramics studios cater to an older crowd as well. Hundreds of unadorned ceramic pieces?including vases, flatware, and busts of Elvis?await the attentions of muses of kids and their keepers alike, as do glazes in earthy tones and bright crimsons to frighten bulls away from china cabinets. Guests follow simple step-by-step instructions that leave plenty of room for creative expression. When painters are satisfied with their work, the professional kiln-workers help glaze and fire it for them before customers retrieve the finished piece a few days later.
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    2205 S Shore Center
    Alameda, CA US
  • The Magic Paintbrush
    The Magic Paintbrush’s fully stocked studio adds a thick brushstroke of creativity to everyday life, giving nascent Monets and Rembrandts of all ages the chance to craft artworks and celebrate occasions such as birthdays and bridal showers. Nontoxic paints in dozens of hues give corporeal form to the figures that dance through patrons’ imaginations as they size up their blank templates. The Magic Paintbrush also holds classes that teach students ages 7 and up useful techniques for crafting pottery, tiling mosaics, fusing glass, and sculpting papier-mâché statuettes from unpaid credit-card bills.
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    943 Marina Village Parkway
    Alameda, CA US
  • My Book Heaven
    We are a collectible bookstore with all types of books, including Fiction, Non-Fiction, Vintage Paperbacks, Childrens and Illustrated books. We have been in business for 25 years. We are on the 2nd floor in the Historical IOOF Building in Downtown Alameda. We are open Monday thru Friday 11-5 and some Saturdays.
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    2329 Santa Clara Ave
    Alameda, CA US
  • Alameda Point Vintage Fashion Faire
    Twice a year, the rules of time cede their control over San Francisco. During the indoor Alameda Point Vintage Fashion Faire, every decade from the Victorian period to the modern day collides, acting as a history lesson told through fine linens and textiles. Each of the faire's approximately 50 booths is like a wardrobe snatched from a different decade, perhaps showcasing jewelry from the '40s, dresses from the 60's, or men's suits from the '70s. Other vendors break from historical accuracy and show off modern steampunk garb. The celebration of glitz and glam also incorporates costume contests, which should further confuse any time travelers in attendance.
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    2301 Monarch St.
    Alameda, CA US
  • Alameda Natural Grocery
    Alameda Natural Grocery specializes in providing affordable natural and organic foods in a neighborhood-market environment. The store features a produce department that's 99% organic 100% of the time and 25% sentient 1% of the time, fresh dairy products, bountiful bulk buys, and a helpful staff that radiates healthy, edible vibes to nibble on while shopping. Pick a peck of non-pickled pleasantries such as stone fruits from Blossom Bluff Farms for $2.99 or an open pint of strawberries from Yerena Farms for $2.29. All-natural Brown Cow yogurts ($0.99 per cup) are on hand for later spoon feeding narrated by airplane sound effects, while Renew Life fish oils ($15.99–$23.99) are available in the supplements and personal-care departments for diving into the fast track toward improved health.
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    1650 Park St
    Alameda, CA US

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