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Bill McKibben, Sy Montgomery, Jennifer Ackerman, Mary Ellen Hannibal For Books On B

June 5, 2020 @ 12:00 pm PDT


Fundraising Goal: $2000

It’s a tough time for local bookstores, what with the social distancing and the sheltering in place. So we’re raising funds to help local Bay Area bookstores stay in business, with a series of fundraisers. This event will feature Bill McKibben, Sy Montgomery, Jennifer Ackerman and Mary Ellen Hannibal.

Bill McKibben is an author and environmentalist who in 2014 was awarded the Right Livelihood Prize, sometimes called the ‘alternative Nobel.’

Sy Montgomery’s 28 books for both adults and children have garnered many honors. The Soul of an Octopus was a 2015 Finalist for the National Book Awards. The Good Good Pig, her memoir of life with her pig, Christopher Hogwood, is an international bestseller.

Jennifer Ackerman has been writing about science and nature for three decades. She is the author of eight books, including The Bird Way: A New Look at How Birds Talk, Work, Play, Parent, and Think, just published by Penguin Press, and the New York Times bestseller, The Genius of Birds.

Mary Ellen Hannibal is a long-time journalist focused on natural history and literature. Her most recent book, Citizen Scientist: Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction, was named one of 2016’s best non-fiction books by the San Francisco Chronicle.

This event is hosted by Charlie Jane Anders, organizer of Writers With Drinks.

All proceeds benefit Books on B in Hayward. Shop online now!

We use the conferencing system Zoom. After you sign up you’ll get an email with the Zoom access code. (Check that Eventbrite is using your current email address.) You don’t have to join with video, but it’s nice to see faces.