2430 Arts Alliance

UPB storefront with tree, before dorm was built.

The 2430 Arts Alliance is a nonprofit that sponsors many events at University Press Books and Musical Offering Café and Music Shop; a variety of community projects; and Café Ohlone. The Arts Alliance is supported through the sale of donated collections of books and from contributions from customers and friends of UPB and Musical Offering.

Our recent projects include:

  • A building-wide celebration where 200 guests enjoyed meeting a stellar and diverse group of authors
  • Café Ohlone, a pop-up café, on the back patio
  • A monthly film series
  • A wide variety of book groups and author events
  • Weekly live jazz and live chamber music (not at the same time!) in the Café


Please support the community at 2430 Bancroft!
Simply click the Donate button to contribute via PayPal or mail a check made out to "The 2430 Arts Alliance" to The 2430 Arts Alliance, 2430 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704. To make other arrangements or for more information, please send us an email via our contact form or call us at (510) 548-0585 or (800) 676-8722.

All donations to the 2430 Arts Alliance are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

UPB will be closed for three weeks, starting on Tuesday, March 17th, observing instructions from county officials and the city of Berkeley to shelter in place.

No reading groups nor author events will meet through April. Check our calendar for details and updates.

These measures should slow the spread of the virus to avoid overloading public and private health services all at once.

Unfortunately, our on-line fulfillment team is also sheltering in place, which means despite previous announcements, we are NOT shipping orders until after we're again operational.

But you can still purchase eBooks and audio books through us. Distributed by Hummingbird, they include publications from the major publishing houses. Jut access the "EBOOKS/AUDIOBOOKS" menu link.

We’re riding eventualities as they unfold and cannot predict when the store will open and gatherings will resume. The Cafe Ohlone has cancelled dates through March 27th at least. Check their website for tentative dates and any further cancelations.

Should you have questions, email us via our contact form.

Front facade of University Press Books

From 1974, University Press Books has stoked the blaze of well over ten thousand minds on fire, carrying new scholarship published by the great university presses in the English-speaking world.

Since our founding, we've added quality fiction and creative non-fiction to our selection, without drfiting from our mission to showcase top new texts introduced by university presses.

Order from us. Visit us. Let well-wrought words churn and burn within.