1805 4th St
(between Hearst Ave & Virginia St)
Berkeley, CA 94710

For those who dare to dream, we’ve got just the place!  Castle in the Air is a shop that caters to the imagination with glittering wonders gathered from around the world that include: stationary, European fine-art supplies, new and vintage craft supplies like gold leaf and glass glitter, puppets, masks, rare toys, art books and prints, and greeting cards.  This whimsical destination will inspire the creative process, and we love the store’s motto to “believe in the fantasy”.  Pop in with the little one, get the creative juices flowing, and let them pick out an art project or two!  (Or if your kids are still too young for the delicate crafts featured here, just pick one out for yourself.) This one-of-a-kind shop also offers specialized services such as letterpress printing, embossing, engraving, silkscreen printing, and calligraphy.  Spend some quality time with your little dreamer at one of Castle in the Air’s crafting and calligraphy classes held in the upstairs loft.  TIP: If you want to take one, sign up quickly; space is limited and the classes tend to fill up fast.  Munchkins will also enjoy the selection of elaborately illustrated fairy tales, children’s books, and other classics to choose from.  Step into this storybook-like shop, stay a while, and be sure that no pixies or gnomes try to escape when you leave!