Celebrate the publication of the Third Edition of Berkeley Walks with a guided walk and afterparty at North! Janet Byron and Robert Johnson, the authors of Berkeley Walks will lead a guided walk from North Branch at 2:00 pm then return for a book launch celebration with cake at 3:00 pm. Copies of the book will be available for purchase from the authors Those joining the walk should come prepared for a 1.5 mile walk that takes in the beautiful architecture, gardens and views of North Berkeley.
About Berkeley Walks:
"This expanded and updated edition of a local bestseller offers more revealing rambles through one of America’s most fascinating cities. Visitors and locals will be surprised and charmed by the treasures that dot the paths of these 21 walks showcasing Berkeley’s neighborhoods, shopping districts, and academic areas.
Berkeley Walks celebrates the things that make Berkeley such a wonderful walking city: diverse architecture, panoramic views, tree-lined neighborhoods, unusual gardens, secret pathways, hidden parks, and vibrant street life.
With more than 100 photographs and detailed maps with hundreds of points of interest on these easy-to-follow, self-guided walking tours, Berkeley Walks is an indispensable guide to the wonderments and personalities associated with the city."
About the authors:
Janet L. Byron moved to California from New York in 1989 to attend the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. The first walking guide she purchased was Heyday founder Malcolm Margolin’s East Bay Out, and it introduced her to the joys of exploring nature (and cities) by foot. She has subsequently led walks for numerous local groups and served on the boards of Greenbelt Alliance and Berkeley Path Wanderers Association.
Robert (Bob) E. Johnson has lived in Berkeley for close to forty years. Bob has led group walking tours around the Bay Area for groups such as the Greenbelt Alliance, Berkeley Path Wanderers Association, the Berkeley Historical Society, and Bay Nature magazine, and he served on the board of Greenbelt Alliance for almost 30 years.