Berkeley Public Library Foundation

Berkeley Public Library Foundation

Doris Jo Moskowitz

Doris Jo Moskowitz was born in 1966, the youngest daughter of Moe and Barb Moskowitz. After graduating from Mills College 1990 with degrees in English and Music, she began working with her dad, Moe, at the legendary Berkeley store he founded in 1959 on Telegraph Avenue. Now it is Doris who owns and operates Moe’s Books, keeping her father’s legacy alive. With deep roots in Berkeley, Moskowitz and husband, Johnny Williams, opened Boss Robot Hobby on College Avenue in 2003. She grew up in the Elmwood on Lewiston, which she claims is the most beautiful street in the city, and is still a proud resident of Berkeley, graduate of Griffin Preschool, Walden School and Berkeley High, and a member of an elite class of those who attended the Berkeley Co-op’s popular “Kiddie Corral.” Her book, Radical Bookselling – A Life of Moe Moskowitz, was released in 2016.