Philip K. Dick's World

The Lucky Dog Pet Shop in Berkeley

When I see these stories of mine, written over three decades, I think of the Lucky Dog Pet Store. There's a good reason for that. It has to do with an aspect of not just my life, but the lives of many freelance writers. It's called poverty[........]So anyhow, there I am at the Lucky Dog Pet Store on San Pablo Avenue, In Berkley, California, in the Fifties, buying a pound of ground horsemeat.

Philip K. Dick in the introduction to the Golden Man, 1980

His house on Francisco st in Berkeley (then and now)

House were he lived in the late 50'. Photographs are taken 50 years appart (1956 and 2006).

His house in San Rafael

House (left and right images) in San Raphael, CA where PKD lived from 1968 to 1972 where the events that inspired in "A Scanner Darkly" took place. Mission of San Raphael Archangel in San Raphael (middle).

The Record store where he worked in Berkeley

Rasputin Music, formerly University Music, record store on Telegraph Ave in Berkeley where PKD worked as a clerc.

Scenery from the novel Confessions of a Crap Artist

Discover the places described in the mainstream novel "Confessions of a Crap Artist" including the house where PKD lived in Point Reyes Station, CA