A Fully Updated Edition of Berkeley Walks Inspires Adventure in Our Own Backyard 

The definitive guide for East Bay wanderers to be re-released through Heyday, enticing tourists and locals alike to explore all the magical musings Berkeley has to offer.

ON-SALE: JULY 11, 2023

BERKELEY, CALIF. — In 2018, Berkeley Walks became an instant classic among locals, celebrating the diverse characteristics that make Berkeley such a wonderful walking city. On July 11, 2023, an updated version of this local bestseller will be released through Heyday, offering charming insights into one of America’s most fascinating cities. 

“I’ve been walking the streets of Berkeley for close to fifty years, and now for the first time with open eyes,” writes Heyday founder and author Malcolm Margolin, “This book overflows with information and anecdotes; what a generous gift to residents and visitors alike.”

Featuring 21 walks showcasing Berkeley’s best, authors Robert E. Johnson and Janet L. Byron passionately guide readers through diverse architecture, panoramic views, tree-lined neighborhoods, unusual gardens, secret pathways, hidden parks, and vibrant street life. Historical surprises and architectural delights include the building from which Patty Hearst was kidnapped; Ted Kaczynski’s home before he became the Unabomber; and the residences of Nobel laureates and literary Berkeleyans such as Thornton Wilder, Anne Rice, and Philip K. Dick.

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.

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Janet L. Byron, originally from New York, has now lived in Berkeley, California for more than half her life. Heyday founder Malcolm Margolin’s East Bay Out was the first walking guide she purchased, and it introduced her to the joys of exploring nature on foot. She has subsequently led walks for numerous local groups and has served on the boards of several local organizations. She attended the Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley and works as a science writer and editor. Janet lives in West Berkeley with her daughter.

Robert (Bob) E. Johnson has lived in Berkeley for more than thirty 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.