Wright and New York: The Making of America's Architect Cover Image
Cezanne: The Rock and Quarry Paintings Cover Image
The Woman in White: Joanna Hiffernan and James McNeill Whistler Cover Image
Going There: Black Visual Satire (Richard D. Cohen Lectures on African & African American Art) Cover Image
Art of Captivity / Arte del Cautiverio Cover Image

Close Reading

Red Comet: The Short Life and Blazing Art of Sylvia Plath Cover Image
Calling Bullshit: The Art of Skepticism in a Data-Driven World Cover Image
How the Classics Made Shakespeare Cover Image
Dreyer's English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style Cover Image
The Anthropocene and the Humanities: From Climate Change to a New Age of Sustainability Cover Image

High Concept

The Art of War: A New Translation by Michael Nylan Cover Image
On Being and Becoming: An Existentialist Approach to Life Cover Image
Celestial Tapestry: The Warp and Weft of Art and Mathematics Cover Image
Serendipity: An Ecologist's Quest to Understand Nature (Organisms and Environments #14) Cover Image
Self and Soul: A Defense of Ideals Cover Image


A Promised Land Cover Image
The Ohlone Way: Indian Life in the San Francisco-Monterey Bay Area Cover Image
Isolationism: A History of America's Efforts to Shield Itself from the World Cover Image
Dreamers and Schemers: How an Improbable Bid for the 1932 Olympics Transformed Los Angeles from Dusty Outpost to Global Metropolis Cover Image
Beyond Belief, Beyond Conscience: The Radical Significance of the Free Exercise of Religion (Inalienable Rights) Cover Image

Relating to Each Other— or Not

Say Goodbye to Plastic: A Survival Guide for Plastic-Free Living Cover Image
Humankind: A Hopeful History Cover Image
The Third Walpurgis Night: The Complete Text (The Margellos World Republic of Letters) Cover Image
Republican Jesus: How the Right Has Rewritten the Gospels Cover Image
No Rules Rules: Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention Cover Image


Nevertheless, UPB provides ship-to-home service.

Unless and until we move our on-line fulfillment team to different premises, everything you purchase from us ships from warehouses outside of Berkeley.

Much of what we used to carry on store shelves is available, except for very expensive books, used books, and titles fallen between printings.

Certain limitations apply:

  • Sometimes we may have to split an order because books are stocked at different warehouses.
  • Thus, we may remove items from a multi-book order and ask you to resubmit them on a separate order.
  • Many high demand titles ship fairly quickly. Most other titles travel from back east, adding 2 to 5 days to delivery
  • Although we love you in Canada, Latin America, and else where, U.S. orders only.
  • Certain publishers give us low merchant discounts on certain titles, sometimes no discount at all. To be honest, we've had to raise prices on these, ranging from 5% to 30% above list.

You can also purchase eBooks and audio books through us. Distributed by Hummingbird, they include publications from the major trade publishers. Just access the menu link or the sidebar image above.

We greatly appreciate your support of the store with your book orders. Need a book without our current shopping limitations? We recommend Bookshop. View our recommendations on Bookshop, then search for whatever book you'd like.

Should you have questions, email us via our contact form. Since none of are keeping regular hours, it may take a day to get back with you.

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