Alameda Magazine aims to capture and celebrate the uniqueness and lifestyle of its region. Centered in the San Francisco East Bay, Alameda Magazine is the premiere culture and lifestyle magazine for the region. The magazine explores the region's homes, outdoor recreation, cuisine, personalities, attractions and scenic beaut
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.
Every bead, stone, scarf, and shawl at Best Bead Shop is handpicked by owner Chitwan to ensure quality and beauty. The shop carries an extensive inventory of materials from vendors in Turkey and India. Meanwhile, classes teach participants how to make and repair professional-quality jewelry made from clay and various metals.
With more than 3,000 titles in the store, Issues contains enough information to finally put the smug Dewey Decimal System to shame. Brush up on foreign policy with the latest issue of the Monocle ($10), ruminate on the cultural impact of food (especially the beautifully photographed variety) in Gastronomica ($13), or challenge your love of corporations with some anti-corporate critical thinkery with Adbusters ($8.95). While browsing, don't hesitate to tap the friendly staff's deep knowledge of the store's catalog, which can be accessed either by asking them or by rubbing their magical bellies.
When he was a ceramics student, Bryan Goldenberg was struck by the softness of hot glass and the clean lines that resulted from shaping it. He switched his artistic focus in 1995 and has been creating glass art ever since, settling down in 2006 in the 2,300-square-foot Slow Burn Glass studio he designed and built. The themes of color and lines are a steady thread throughout his work, whether he's exhibiting hand-blown glass bowls in galleries throughout the country or demonstrating how to mold a multihued light fixture out of glass and firefly essence during hands-on classes.