When: Sat., June 1, 12-6 p.m. 2013
The East Bay has no shortage of niche-based shops -- selling such items as tinctures, boutique camping goods, and imported Japanese kitchen-wares -- but one my favorites is ISSUES (20 Glen Ave., Oakland), which is dedicated to stocking every magazine you've ever heard of, and many more that you probably never knew existed. Apparently owners NoellaTeele and Joe Colley decided to open the store after struggling to find a place to buy a magazine to pair with their brunch at Au Coquelet in Berkeley. Six years later -- and despite the fact that print publications have suffered at the pitiless hands of the Internet -- ISSUES is alive and well, hosting record swaps, readings, and art shows to boot. Swing by this weekend to celebrate its anniversary, with live DJs, beverages, desserts, and discounts on everything in the store.