- A small Russian Orthodox bookshop has opened up beneath my apartment
complex. For those interested in obtaining Orthodox Icons, the store has a
catalog and can order icons of various saints. I'm ordering one of Saints
Cyrill and Methodius, who developed the Cyrillic alphabet for the Slavs.
Small sized icons cost about $5 and even some of the larger ones (8"x12")
are only $20, with some really fancy icons of the Virgin Mary with a metal
front plate going up to over $140.
If you're within communting distance of Berkeley, they also offer classes
in painting Russian Orthodox icons, and on various other cool subjects.
The back of the shop is a faux-cathedral hand painted with numerous lovely
icons. The address is:
1708 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94703
The lady who runs the shop (Sofia?) is a very nice, very helpful person,
but please don't tell her that I can't remember her name!