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July 2018

SF Art Book Fair Day 1

July 21 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
E.M. Wolfman General Interest Small Bookstore, 410 13th Street
Oakland , CA 94612 United States
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The 2018 SF Art Book Fair is an annual multi-day festival of artists' publications. This event is FREE and OPEN to the public and will feature artists’ books, art catalogs, monographs, periodicals, zines, printed ephemera, and artists' multiples. These works will be presented by over 100 independent publishers, antiquarian dealers, artists, collectors, and enthusiasts. Over the course of the weekend, the fair will be complemented by a diverse range of talks, discussions, book launches, on and off-site special projects, exhibitions and signings. The mission of…

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Pop-up Zine-fest & Reading

July 21 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Alley Cat Books, 3036 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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SF Zine-fest hosts hosts a pop up in the back gallery featuring work from local artists, writers and zine-makers   Reading at 7 (readers TBA)

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Special Reading & Book Signing w/ BRIDGET QUINN, author

July 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, 616 Throckmorton Ave
Mill Valley, 94941 United States
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$15

Meet the Author! “Broad Strokes: 15 Women Who Made Art And Made History (In That Order)” Historically, major women artists have been excluded from the mainstream art canon. Aligned with the resurgence of feminism in pop culture, Broad Strokesoffers an entertaining corrective to that omission. Art historian Bridget Quinn delves into the lives and careers of 15 female artists from around the globe in text that’s smart, feisty, educational, and an enjoyable read. Replete with beautiful reproductions of the artists’ works…

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Mark Leidner (Tyrant Books) West Coast Book Release + Pinball Party

July 21 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Free Gold Watch, 1767 Waller Street
San Francisco, 94117
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Free

PINBALL. BOOZE. LIT. A brief reading and free party from TYRANT BOOKS to drop-kick UNDER THE SEA, a new book by Mark Leidner, out into the world. Facebook Event Page (RSVP appreciated): https://www.facebook.com/events/407447059759501 AMANDA NADELBERG (author of fun and mesmerizing poetry collections SONGS FROM A MOUNTAIN and BRIGHT BRAVE PHENOMENA) will read some micro poems | amandanadelberg.com Nick Mamatas (author of many sardonic, macabre, and genre-bending books) will read from MIXED UP, a hybrid cocktail recipe/flash fiction book co-edited with Molly Tanzer…

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SF Art Book Fair Day 2

July 22 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
E.M. Wolfman General Interest Small Bookstore, 410 13th Street
Oakland , CA 94612 United States
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The 2018 SF Art Book Fair is an annual multi-day festival of artists' publications. This event is FREE and OPEN to the public and will feature artists’ books, art catalogs, monographs, periodicals, zines, printed ephemera, and artists' multiples. These works will be presented by over 100 independent publishers, antiquarian dealers, artists, collectors, and enthusiasts. Over the course of the weekend, the fair will be complemented by a diverse range of talks, discussions, book launches, on and off-site special projects, exhibitions and signings. The mission of…

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Paul Park & Terry Bisson, with guest moderator Cliff Winnig

July 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The American Bookbinders Museum, 355 Clementina Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Doors open: 6:00pm Event starts: 6:30pm The American Bookbinders Museum 355 Clementina San Francisco, CA Books for sale via Borderlands Books The SF in SF podcast is provided by SOMA FM

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LaborFest 2018 Dying to Work: Death and Injury in the American Workplace

July 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Green Arcade, 1680 Market St
San Francisco , CA 94102 United States
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Writer and labor lawyer Jonathan Karmel has written Dying to Work: Death and Injury in the American Workplace, about the cost to workers and their families of the lack of health and safety protection on the job. He visits workers and gets their stories on the deaths and permanent injuries that have destroyed their lives. He also looks at the complete failure of the workers compensation system, which has been taken over by the employers and insurance industry. This means…

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Owen Hill, Pamela Jackson, and Anthony Rizzuto, editors of the Annotated Big Sleep

July 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Moe’s Books, 2476 Telegraph Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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The new edition of Raymond Chandler's Big Sleep, edited, annotated and prefaced by past and present Moe's staffers. We've asked a few friends to read their favorite passage from this noir classic. A list of our readers is coming soon. “Nothing, even a book as singular and archetypal as The Big Sleep, comes from nowhere. What a gift, to see in part how Chandler made it. Under just three names, these annotators number among them two poets, an archivist and literary scholar,…

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Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl, Rad Girls Can

July 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz , CA 95060 United States
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Bookshop Santa Cruz presents Kate Schatz for a book talk and signing of Rad Girls Can, a bold and brave collection of stories and art about inspiring and accomplished girls who have made positive impacts on the world before the age of 20. Ms. Shchatz joins the New York Times best-selling authors of Rad Women Worldwide and Rad American Women A-Z. You might know the stories of Malala Yousafzai, Anne Frank, Jazz Jennings, and Joan of Arc. But have you heard about Yusra Mardini, a Syrian refugee…

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THE RACKET! #21 Nature

July 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Adobe Books, 3130 24th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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It's summer time and instead of throwing on a banana hammock and crisping our flesh to a chestnut glow, we're going to get a bunch of writers together in a small, dark, musty room and talk about NATURE. It's the same thing right? https://www.facebook.com/theracketseries/ Hosted by Noah B. Sanders

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Bay Area Generations #59

July 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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$10

    The Bindery hosts the 59th installment of Bay Area Generations. More info TBA soon -- for now, save the date! This month's Guest Curator is Kathleen McClung.     Please note: this event will be held at The Bindery, 1727 Haight. There is a $10 suggested donation, which includes a chapbook. *No one turned away for lack of funds.* Bar opens at 7, event begins at 7:30pm. RSVP appreciated but not required.

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Rachel Heng and Ingrid Rojas Contreras

July 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Green Apple Books on the Park, 1231 9th Ave
San Francisco , CA 94122 United States
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Rachel Heng discusses her new novel, Suicide Club with Ingrid Rojas Contreras. Praise for Suicide Club “How can such a young writer know all these things? Rachel Heng’s first novel is as keen as a sharpened blade. SUICIDE CLUB is on the money about where our current obsessions are leading us and yet she makes us care about her characters in deep and old-fashioned ways. It reminded me again and again of Orwell and Huxley. I have the feeling that this is the beginning…

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On Doing Nothing by Roman Muradov

July 24 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mechanics Institute, 57 Post St 4th Floor Boardroom
San Francisco, CA 94104 United States
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On Doing Nothing by Roman Muradov In an age of obsessive productivity and stress, this illustrated ode to idleness invites readers to explore the pleasures and possibilities of slowing down. Beloved author and illustrator Roman Muradovweaves together the words and stories of artists, writers, philosophers, and eccentrics who have pursued inspiration by doing less. He reveals that doing nothing is both easily achievable and absolutely essential to leading an enjoyable and creative life. Cultivating idleness can be as simple as taking a…

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Matthew Zapruder: My Favorite Book

July 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin Avenune
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102 United States
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DATE & TIME: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 6 p.m. LOCATION: Main Library, 100 Larkin St. San Francisco, CA 94102 View a map and get directions. DESCRIPTION: SMC professor Matthew Zapruder will read in the Koret Auditorium at the San Francisco Public Library as part of SF Grotto's live podcast series.

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Open Books: Cara Black

July 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
San Francisco Public Library, Main Branch, 100 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA, 94102
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Join us when Cara Black reads from her new Aimée Leduc novel Murder on the Left Bank.  In this novel a confession fifty years in the making puts Aimée on a collision course with the Black Hand, a cabal of corrupt Parisian cops.  When a friend’s child is kidnapped while wearing her daughter’s hoodie, Aimée realizes that the case has crossed into the realm of the personal in more ways than one. A book sale by the Friends of the San…

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SPANISH LANGUAGE BOOK CLUB MEETING

July 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Adobe Books, 3130 24th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Please join us for a lively discussion about “Hasta no verte Jesus Mio” by Elena Poniatowska To join the book group please contact iranyi@me.com

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The Annotated Big Sleep

July 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Green Arcade, 1680 Market St
San Francisco , CA 94102 United States
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The first fully annotated edition of Raymond Chandler’s 1939 classic The Big Sleepfeatures hundreds of illuminating notes and images alongside the full text of the novel and is an essential addition to any crime fiction fan’s library. "Nothing, even a book as singular and archetypal as The Big Sleep, comes from nowhere. What a gift, to see in part how Chandler made it. Under just three names, these annotators number among them two poets, an archivist and literary scholar, a gifted crime novelist,…

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Perfectly Queer Plus Reading “Nick White & Friends”

July 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dog Eared Books Castro, 489 Castro Street
San Francisco , CA 94114 United States
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Free

Mississippi-born author Nick White is visiting San Francisco on his book tour. He'll be reading with friends Lucy Jane Bledsoe, Dave Madden, and Hilary Zaid at a Perfectly Queer Plus reading at Dog Eared Books Castro, 489 Castro St. on Tuesday, July 24, from 7pm to 8pm. Nick will read from his short story collection, Sweet & Low. Free admission, free refreshments, and sweet door prizes. Book signing follows the readings. Here's more about the authors: Lucy Jane Bledsoe will…

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Inside Raymond Chandler’s Creation of The Big Sleep – Reading

July 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Green Arcade, 1680 Market St
San Francisco , CA 94102 United States
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The first fully annotated edition of Raymond Chandler’s 1939 classic The Big Sleep features hundreds of illuminating notes and images alongside the full text of the novel and is an essential addition to any crime fiction fan’s library. "Nothing, even a book as singular and archetypal as The Big Sleep, comes from nowhere. What a gift, to see in part how Chandler made it. Under just three names, these annotators number among them two poets, an archivist and literary scholar,…

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Storytime on Solano: Imagination Flannel Boards

July 25 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Pegasus Books on Solano, 1855 Solano Ave
Berkeley, CA 94707 United States
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Wednesday, July 25, 10:30 - 11:00 am Pegasus Books Solano 1855 Solano Ave, Berkeley Storytime on Solano: Imagination Flannel Boards Bring your little ones to Pegasus on Solano for a fun, interactive, and educational morning. Imagination Flannel Boards will be on hand to share stories and songs that spark your children’s imagination. They will engage with the storyteller through singing, repetition, and movement. They will cheer when the ducklings find their mother and laugh when the Old Lady swallows a cow!…

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LABORFEST: REVOLUTIONARY POETS BRIGADE

July 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Beat Museum, 540 Broadway
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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The dystopian world we live in will be challenged by words and music that will bring solidarity and unity of all working people. POETS: Mahnaz Badihian Lisbit Bailey Kristina Brown Pauline Craig John Curl Diego De Leo Agneta Falk Maria Cristina Herrera Martin Hickel Jack Hirschman Karen M. Magoon Rosemary Manno Sarah Menefee Barbara Paschke Gregory Pond MUSIC & SONG: Francisco Herrera (Guitar) George Long (Saxophone)

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Perfectly Queer East Bay Reading “Summer Reading List”

July 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Laurel Book Store, 1423 Broadway
Oakland , CA 94612 United States
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Free

Whether it's a staycation at Lake Merritt or a trip to the Mediterranean, you'll need a good book--or four. Come hear visiting author Nick White and local writers Cathy Arellano, Wilfredo Pascual, and Kate Raphael read from their newest books at Perfectly Queer East Bay's "Summer Reading List" Wednesday, July 25, 7pm at Laurel Book Store, 1423 Broadway in Oakland. Free admission, free refreshments, and Queerly summer door prizes. ABOUT THE AUTHORS & THEIR BOOKS: The broken-hearted lesbian love poems in Cathy Arellano’s…

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Bookswap at The Bindery: Antagonist Edition

July 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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$15

We're feeling evil this summer, so for July, bring a book with a villain you love to hate. Maybe het's a ring-bearer with an insatiable lust for power, or perhaps a cult leader who took over a swath of South America, or maybe he's a slick nomad who kidnaps his landlord's daughter (YES HUMBERT IS A VILLAIN): bring on your favorite literary monsters.    And if that isn't your cup of tea, bring any book you love and want other…

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Jason Morris Book Release w/ Evan Kennedy

July 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
E.M. Wolfman General Interest Small Bookstore, 410 13th Street
Oakland , CA 94612 United States
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Everybody! Hey! Jason Morris has a brand new book of poetry out! It's called Levon Helm and we want to celebrate. The poet Evan Kennedy will be reading too. And we will be able to say I was there when... Jason Morris grew up in Vermont. He is the author of six books of poetry and other writing, including, most recently, Levon Helm (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2018) and Late to Practice (Dirty Swan Projects, 2017). His essays, including essays on Clark Coolidge’s Crystal Text and Bernadette…

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Elizabeth Cooperman and Thomas Walton

July 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Green Apple Books, 506 Clement St
San Francisco , CA 94118 United States
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Please join us on Clement street on Thursday, July 26th at 7:00 p.m. as we welcome Elizabeth Cooperman & Thomas Walton to celebrate the release of their new book (from Sagging Meniscus Press) The Last Mosaic! “Most current discussion in American literary culture regarding fragmentation, collage, bricolage, braided narrative, etc. is blinkered by the illusion that these are uniquely contemporary gestures, but they go back to at least Heraclitus and probably to the first human who etched a list of words on stone and, for…

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