Builder's Booksource

1817 Fourth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710

(510) 845-6874



Monday to Saturday 8:30-7
Sunday 10-6

The original builders BOOKSOURCE opened in 1982 It is a magnificent place to find books, reference materials and software (they have in-store software demos) for home builders, architects, contractors, do-it-yourselfers, and consumers. One used to be forced to make myriad trips to bookstores and government publishing offices to find necessary information. Now all can be found under one roof– going beyond selling books, though. Not long ago a contractor came in with a question about design for which they had no book. Another customer at the counter, an architect, was able to answer the question– their conversation lasted about twenty minutes. It was not a chance meeting: they want to bring both sides of building together. Facilitate connections. They are hoping that this next phase of the store’s development will build upon past successes. It seems right– hypertext and the WWW. Will it work as well as conversations at the counter?