Daliel's Bookstore

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The front of daliel's Bookstore in Berkeley, CA, in 1946

daliel's (spelt with a lowercase 'd') was a bookstore in the San Francisco Bay Area in the U.S. state of California in the 1940s and '50s. George Leite opened daliel's on the 2400 block of Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley, California, as a combination bookstore and art gallery in 1945, naming it after his newly born son, Daliel. The store was also the home of Circle Magazine[1] and Circle Editions, the publishing ventures Leite established at the same time. Artists featured in the gallery included painter Bezalel Schatz, musician Danius Milhaud, sculptor Jean Varda, and jeweller Peter Macchiarini. One show in 1950 was by a group of nuns from Oregon who had been taught in a summer class at their college by Varda.[2] The store closed in 1952 several years after the magazine ceased publication.[3]


  1. ^ Davidson, Michael (1991). The San Francisco Renaissance: Poetics and Community at Mid-Century. Cambridge University Press. p. 39. ISBN 978-0-521-42304-5. 
  2. ^ "Berkeley Daily Gazette". May 4, 1950. p. 8. 
  3. ^ Brady, Mildred (April 1947). "The New Cult of Sex and Anarchy". Harper's Magazine.