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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
  • Donsuemor
    Almost 40 years ago, Donsuemor began with a dream and commitment to baking the perfect French Madeleine. Today, the artisanal bakers at Donsuemor create a full line of Madeleines and other extraordinary and elegant European baked goods such as French Almond Cakes, Biscotti and now Nonnettes and Petits Gateaux. We will continue to craft products inspired by our founder’s love of classic French and creative European recipes that are always baked with attention to quality and detail. At Donsuemor, we believe it’s the little things in life that matter. Make Life a Little Sweeter with Donsuemor. www.donsuemor.com
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    2080 N Loop Rd
    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
  • Bead Inspirations
    When Vicki Lapp first started her business in 2003, she taught beading classes out of her home, selling accessories, tools, and beads. Strongly rooted in the philosophy that every person can tap into their creativity, she eventually transformed her small business into a legitimate brick and mortar store: Bead Inspirations. There, in addition to jewelry classes, visitors will find pre-assembled kits to craft necklaces, bracelets, and earrings, or a variety of beads, clasps, and other materials for creating beautiful, hand-made wearables. Fun classes foster a positive, welcoming vibe for crafters to express themselves.
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    1544 Park Street
    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

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