Cody Award

Cody Award

Honoring
Outstanding Work

The Cody Award is presented by the Berkeley Public Library Foundation to honor outstanding work to shape, broaden, and illuminate Berkeley’s literary landscape and enrich public libraries. The award is named for Fred and Pat Cody, founders of Cody’s Books. The Cody Award is presented at the Foundation’s Annual Authors Dinner.

2020 Cody Award
Recipient

PEGASUS BOOKS – Berkeley & Oakland

Pegasus Books is a much-loved institution, and their dedication to both bookselling and the health of Berkeley’s business districts makes a great impact on our city and region.

Past Recipients

2020

Pegasus Books

Beloved community-oriented bookstore celebrating over 50 years in business

2019

John and Helen Meyer

Sound system pioneers, steadfast champions of Berkeley’s library, arts, and culture

2018

Steve Silberstein

Library innovator and philanthropist, developer of automated systems used in library systems around the world

2017

Linda Schacht Gage

Library advocate, Authors Dinner founder and longtime chair, and renowned broadcast journalist

2014

Donna Corbeil & the BPL Staff

Director of Library Services and staff, who oversaw the renovation on rebuilding of the neighborhood branch libraries

2012

Berkeley Reads

Berkeley’s acclaimed adult and family literacy program, based in the Berkeley Public Library

2011

Marion Abbott & Ann Leyhe

Founders of Mrs. Dalloway’s Bookstore, Berkeley

2010

Malcolm Margolin

Author, publisher, and founder of Heyday, an independent publisher focused on California cultures, landscapes, and ideas

2009

Anna Rabkin

Author and the first president of the Berkeley Public Library Foundation

2008

Alice Waters

Food activist, author, chef, and founder of Chez Panisse Restaurant and the Edible Schoolyard Project

2007

Small Press Distribution

Nonprofit book distributor, supporting independent publishers and writers

2006

Friends of the Berkeley Public Library

Member-supported nonprofit operating two used bookstores to help fund Berkeley’s public library programs and collections

2005

Nolo Press

Publisher of how-to books on law and business

2004

Pat Cody

Co-founder of Cody’s Books, Berkeley

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