Oakland Shops & Galleries

Oakland Shops & Galleries

Oakland Shops & Galleries have dwindled since the Great Recession. Be sure to patronize these precious few remainders as more shops & galleries are rebuilt.

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Marcus Books
DESCRIPTION: Co-owned and managed by Blanche Richardson this independent bookstore featuring more than 12,000 titles, includes the largest Afrocentric book collection in the Bay Area. The best thing about this haven for book lovers, is its frequent book signings. Practically every black author of note comes here.
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Sat 10a-6p, Sun 12p-4p, open longer during book signings
ADDRESS: 3900 Martin Luther King Way, Oakland, CA MAP
RAPID TRANSIT: MacArthur BART Station
PARKING: on street
PHONE: 510-652-2344
WEBSITE: http://www.marcusbookstores.com

Thelma Harris Art Gallery
DESCRIPTION: Open since 1990, specializes in contemporary emerging, mid-career and established painters, sculptors and mixed media artists. It featured artists have included Jonathan Green, Ed Dwight, William Tolliver, Gene Pearson and Claude Clark.
DAYS & HOURS: Tue-Fri 11a-6p, Sat 12p-5p
ADDRESS: 5940 College Avenue, Oakland, CA MAP
RAPID TRANSIT: Rockridge BART Station
PARKING: on street
PHONE: 510-654-0443
WEBSITE: http://www.thelmaharrisartgallery.com

Samuel’s Gallery
DESCRIPTION: Samuel Fredericks established his gallery in 1983 and acquired the largest collection of fine African American artwork, limited prints and posters in Northern California
DAYS & HOURS: CLOSED
ADDRESS: 918 West 18th Street, Oakland, CA
PARKING: on street
PHONE: none
WEBSITE: none

Absolutely Beautiful
DESCRIPTION: Abeba hosts culturally-inspired wearable art for sisters in this home-away-from home where sisters are queens. Her comfy parlor also features nail care; come in, relax and replenish your spirit.
DAYS & HOURS: by appt
ADDRESS: 163 Pelton Center Way, San Leandro, CA MAP
RAPID TRANSIT: San Leandro BART Station
PARKING: on street
PHONE: 510-381-8217
WEBSITE: none

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