Quirky Berkeley Book Release Party

Monday Aug 01 2016   7:00 PM
Berkeley Public Library - North Branch  1170 The Alameda , Berkeley, CA  map

Come join us for a special celebration not just of Quirky Berkeley, an ode to eccentricity based on author Tom Dalzell’s blog of the same name, but of all the fantastic art, culture, and personality that makes Berkeley so unique! This special after-hours reception will feature refreshments, comments by many of the artists featured in the book, a gallery of photos from the book on display, and fresh copies of the book for sale. Free and open to the public. More info at: https://www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org/events/quirky-berkeley-book-release-party-north

Tom Dalzell has lived in Berkeley since 1984. He has worked as a lawyer for the labor movement for his entire adult life. He has written extensively about slang. He has been methodically walking the streets of Berkeley since late 2012 in search of quirky stuff, blogging about it since 2013. The New York Times described him as looking “too strait-laced to be the arbiter of the eccentric.” He accepts this verdict.