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Rasputin is a good used music & video store (generally cheaper than Amoeba, but sometimes more expensive than Amazon.com)

2476 Telegraph
4+ incredible floors of new and used books. This may be one of the overwhelming ones. But wow.

Pegasus Books
2349 Shattuck Ave.
A fun collection of new and used books.

Elephant Pharmacy
1607 Shattuck Ave
Oh, so Berkeley. Free yoga classes. Neat-o holistic health stuff and regular pharmaceutical stuff. Excellent photo developing. $1/day movie rentals.

Avant Card
2580 Bancroft Way
Stationary/note card store.

Cal Performances
Join the Cal Performances Mailing list and get the opportunity to get two tickets for the price of one (at Berkeley Student Discount- so it is 1/4th the price!) for shows that they advertise in their emails.

Berkeley Public Library
(Locations throughout Berkeley)
Check out books that don't have anything to do with your dissertation, and you can also check out tools (South Berkeley Branch) for those times when you need a hammer or a weed-whacker

Whale watching and Sea Kayaking are both great things to do in Monterey