By Cameron Crane
The Cathedral Shop
2121 Harrison Street
Oakland, CA 94612
From its birth, Little Pickle Press has been striving to create content that appeals to broad and diverse audiences. It is part of our mission to publish children’s books and media that surpass boundaries to get down to a core message that is universal, and that can be appreciated and understood no matter who or where you are. As a result, we have been fortunate to discover that our books have found their way in to some pretty wonderful and unique stores, from beloved indie bookstores, to colossal museums and planetariums, and even in to one-of-a-kind specialty stores like our customer of the month: The Cathedral Shop.
The Cathedral Shop is located on the Plaza level of the Cathedral of Christ the Light Center in Oakland, CA. The Cathedral has attracted visitors from all over, and serves as a spiritual home to many members of the Oakland community. Take one look at the architecture of the building and its “transcendent beauty”, and it’s easy to see why. The building was designed by Craig W. Hartman, the same man who designed portions of the San Francisco International Airport. Using steel shapes filled with glass, the style of the Cathedral is reminiscent of architects like Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and is built to stand for centuries. Its beauty is something to be admired and explored, and if you are in the area, we highly recommend taking a tour of the building.
If you do not have time for the tour, you can still admire the charm of the Cathedral by strolling through the plaza and garden, having lunch at the City Lights Café, or our personal favorite, browsing through the wonderful selection at The Cathedral Shop. With a wide array of books, art, rosaries, greeting cards, gifts and Fair Trade items, The Cathedral Shop is a wonderful place to end your visit. Be sure to take advantage of the Summer Sunshine Sale while it lasts, with 75% off the original prices on selected items.
Thank you, The Cathedral Shop, for your continued support of Little Pickle Press!