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There are 90 "Little Libraries" within 25 miles.

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2036 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704
Fantastic Comics (0.0 miles)
2026 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
Eastwind Books (0.1 miles)
2066 University Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704
1 University Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720
2090 Kittredge Street, Berkeley, CA 94704
Palermo (0.3 miles)
2124 Kittredge St., Berkeley, CA 94704-1436
2600 Tolman Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720
2220 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720
2101 Valley Life Sciences Building # 6500, Berkeley, CA 94720
Diatrope Books (0.4 miles)
2342 Shattuck Ave #527, Berkeley, CA 94704
Moffitt Library, Berkeley, CA 94720
227 Haviland Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720
Pegasus Downtown (0.4 miles)
2349 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704
2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley, CA 94079
Doe Library, University of California , Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720
C.V. Starr East Asian Library, Berkeley, CA 94720
2430 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
50 McCone Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720
1924 Cedar Street in Berkeley (at Bonita), Berkeley, CA
120 Doe Library, Berkeley, CA 94720
Doe Library 308, Berkeley, CA 94720
412 McLaughlin Hall, UC Berkeley Campus, Berkeley, CA 94720
Revolution Books (0.5 miles)
2425 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
2425 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

Local events

Nov
22
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The Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, Saturday, November 22 at 7pm
Nov
24
Ann Patchett will be promoting This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage
Rakestraw Books, Monday, November 24 at 12pm
Ann Patchett will be promoting This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage (added from HarperCollins)
Nov
24
Monika Trobits - Antebellum and Civil War San Francisco
Green Apple Books, Monday, November 24 at 7pm
Please join Green Apple Books on Clement in our Granny Smith Room on November 24 at 7:00 p.m. as we host Monika Trobits, who will be reading from her latest book Antebellum and Civil War San Francisco: A Western Theater for Northern & Southern Politics! Spurred by the promise of gold, hungry adventurers flocked to San Francisco in search of opportunity on the eve of the Civil War. The city flourished and became a magnet for theater. Some of the first buildings constructed in San Francisco were theater houses, and John Wilkes Booth's famous acting family often graced the city's stages. In just two years, San Francisco's population skyrocketed from eight hundred to thirty thousand, making it an "instant city" where tensions between transplanted Northerners and Southerners built as war threatened the nation. Though seemingly isolated, San Franciscans took their part in the conflict. Some extended the Underground Railroad to their city, while others joined the Confederate-aiding Knights of the Golden Circle. Including a directory of local historic sites and streets, author Monika Trobits chronicles the dramatic and volatile antebellum and Civil War history of the City by the Bay.

Location: Street: Granny Smith Room Additional: 506 Clement St. City: San Francisco, Province: California Postal Code: 94118-2324 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Nov
25
Ann Patchett will be promoting This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage
Book Passage, Tuesday, November 25 at 12:30pm
Ann Patchett will be promoting This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage (added from HarperCollins)
Nov
25
Blackmail, My Love: A Murder Mystery
Green Apple Books, Tuesday, November 25 at 7pm
Please join Green Apple Books on November 25th at 7:00 p.m. as we welcome Katie Gilmartin who will be from her new book Blackmail, My Love: A Murder Mystery.

Facebook RSVP requested but not required

First-time novelist Katie Gilmartin breaks into noir fiction with her brilliantly conceived, illustrated thriller, Blackmail, My Love: A Murder Mystery. With a doctoral background in Queer Studies, Gilmartin reveals secret histories of San Francisco’s mid-century queer underground as we follow her into a world of corruption, coercion, murder, and mystery.

Set in such legendary locations as the Black Cat Cafe, the Fillmore, the Beat movement's North Beach, and the sexually complex Tenderloin, the novel’s action is fueled by a 1951 California Supreme Court ruling that homosexuals have a right to congregate: the decision incited tavern owner resistance to customary payoffs in exchange for police protection, but provoked new tactics to justify raids and extortion. Blackmail, My Love distills fiction and queer history into a singular, visually stunning experience.

"Katie dives so deep … that you’ll feel like you’ve time-traveled.”

—Carol Queen, author of The Leather Daddy and the Femme

Katie Gilmartin received a Ph.D. in cultural studies from Yale, with an emphasis in queer history. After teaching the history of sexuality and queer studies for a decade at the University of California, Santa Cruz, the University of California, Berkeley, and The New College, she became a printmaker. Her prior publications are academic essays based on interviews she conducted with lesbians about their lives in the 1940s and 1950s. This is her first work of fiction. Gilmartin lives in San Francisco.

Location: Street: Granny Smith Room Additional: 506 Clement St. City: San Francisco, Province: California Postal Code: 94118-2324 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Nov
25
Ann Patchett will be promoting This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage
Ann Patchett will be promoting This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage (added from HarperCollins)
Nov
25
Anjelica Huston
The Nourse Theater, Tuesday, November 25 at 7:30pm
Academy Award-winning actress and director Anjelica Huston has received honors from the National Society of Film Critics; the Independent Spirit Awards; a Golden Globe Award; as well as multiple Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Emmy awards and nominations. Anjelica most recently starred on the hit TV show Smash. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Nov
28
Roy Choi will be promoting L.A. Son
Omnivore Books on Food, Friday, November 28 at 6:30pm
Roy Choi will be promoting L.A. Son (added from HarperCollins)
Nov
29
Kat Beyer
Book Passage, Saturday, November 29 at 00am
Kat Beyer (The Demon Catchers of Milan, The Demon Catchers of Milan #2: The Halcyon Bird) (added from Random House)
Dec
2
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City Lights Books, Tuesday, December 2 at 7pm
Dec
3
Gregg Herken
Book Passage, Wednesday, December 3 at 7pm
Gregg Herken (The Georgetown Set)

Gregg Herken is professor emeritus of modern American diplomatic history at the University of California and the author of Brotherhood of the Bomb, Cardinal Choices, Counsels of War, and The Winning Weapon. He and his family live in Santa Cruz, California. (added from Random House)
Dec
4
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
Green Apple Books, Thursday, December 4 at 7pm
Dec
5
Larkspur- Kids' Pajama Party with Jon Agee
Diesel, a bookstore - Oakland, Friday, December 5 at 6pm
Diesel, A Bookstore welcomes Jon Agee back to the store as our guest bedtime book author on Friday, December 5th at 6pm.

Pull on your PJs and bring your teddy bear to the bookstore! Author Jon Agee will be here to read you a bedtime story. Get cozy in front of the fireplace, listen to a story or two, have some milk and cookies, get your books signed, and then head home for bed.Everyone knows Santa Claus: his merry laugh, his fashionable winterwear, his penchant for milk and cookies, his teams of elves and reindeer who assist him in his mammoth, once-a-year task. But what we don't know is how Santa became Santa. For example, did you know about his siblings: Larry, Mary, Willy, Millie, Joey, and Zoe? Or that his unique method of entry, chimney-sliding, is because it's fun? Just in time for the holiday season, Jon Agee's delightful new book shows us what Santa was like as a child. Jon Agee is the creator of many acclaimed books for children, including the New York Times Best Illustrated Book Terrific, and ALA Notable Books Milo's Hat Trick and The Incredible Painting of Felix Clousseau. He lives in San Francisco with his wife, Audrey, and their Havanese puppy, Charlotte.

Location: Street: DIESEL, A Bookstore in Larkspur Additional: Marin Country Mart, 2419 Larskspur Landing Circle City: Marin, Province: California Postal Code: 94939 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Dec
6
Jean-Pierre Moull, Denise Lurton Moullé
Diesel abook store - Larkspur, Saturday, December 6 at 00am
Jean-Pierre Moull (French Roots)
Denise Lurton Moullé (French Roots) (added from Random House)
Dec
6
Clint Hill
Book Passage, Saturday, December 6 at 7pm
Clint Hill is a retired United States Secret Service agent who will forever be remembered for his courageous actions in the presidential motorcade during the John F. Kennedy assassination. Assigned to protect Jacqueline Kennedy, Hill remained with Mrs. Kennedy and the children for one year after the tragedy. Proudly and humbly serving five presidents—Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford—Hill rose through the ranks of the most elite protective force in the world, during the tumultuous time that encompassed the Vietnam War, the assassinations of JFK, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert F. Kennedy, and Watergate. He retired in 1975 as Assistant Director, United States Secret Service, responsible for all protective forces. In 2012, he penned his remarkable memoir, Mrs. Kennedy and Me, which became a #1 New York Times bestseller. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Dec
6
Clint Hill
Book Passage, Saturday, December 6 at 7pm
Clint Hill is a retired United States Secret Service agent who will forever be remembered for his courageous actions in the presidential motorcade during the John F. Kennedy assassination. Assigned to protect Jacqueline Kennedy, Hill remained with Mrs. Kennedy and the children for one year after the tragedy. Proudly and humbly serving five presidents—Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford—Hill rose through the ranks of the most elite protective force in the world, during the tumultuous time that encompassed the Vietnam War, the assassinations of JFK, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert F. Kennedy, and Watergate. He retired in 1975 as Assistant Director, United States Secret Service, responsible for all protective forces. In 2012, he penned his remarkable memoir, Mrs. Kennedy and Me, which became a #1 New York Times bestseller. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Dec
7
Book Event: "Yosemite Adventures" Matt Johanson
Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Dublin, Sunday, December 7 at 1pm
Matt Johanson, author of Yosemite Adventures, will be signing copies of his book at Barnes and Noble in Dublin, California on December 7 at 1:00 PM.
This event is free and open to the public. (added from Independent Publishers Group)
Dec
7
Thanissara, Kittisaro
First Unitarian Universalist Church, Sunday, December 7 at 7pm
Thanissara (Listening to the Heart)
Kittisaro (Listening to the Heart) (added from Random House)
Dec
9
Gary Vaynerchuk will be promoting Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook
Book Passage, Tuesday, December 9 at 7:30pm
Gary Vaynerchuk will be promoting Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook (added from HarperCollins)
Dec
9
Amy Tan will be promoting The Valley of Amazement
The Nourse Theater, Tuesday, December 9 at 7:30pm
Amy Tan will be promoting The Valley of Amazement (added from HarperCollins)
Dec
11
Rachael Ray
Books Inc. in Alameda, Thursday, December 11 at 7pm
Rachael Ray is a wildly successful career as a syndicated TV star, an iconic Food Network TV personality, bestselling cookbook author, founder and editorial director of her own lifestyle magazine, Every Day with Rachael Ray, and founder of the Yum-o! organization. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Dec
12
Larkspur- Holiday Storytime and Ornament Making with LeUyen Pham
Diesel, a bookstore - Oakland, Friday, December 12 at 6pm
Diesel, A Bookstore in Larkspur welcomes LeUyen Pham to the store to read from her new holiday book, The Twelve Days of Christmas, on Friday, December 12th at 6pm. Join in on the fun as LeUyen shows you how to make your own ornament that you can take home. This craft event is for ages 5-8. This dazzling rendition of the classic Christmas song features the musical notation and a history of the cherished song. And for a Christmas surprise, readers can turn over the book's jacket and find a gorgeous poster showing all the gifts. LeUyen Pham is the prolific and bestselling illustrator of many books for children, and she has also written and illustrated her own works, including All the Things I Love About You and Big Sister, Little Sister. She lives with her husband and two sons in San Francisco.

Location: Street: DIESEL, A Bookstore in Larkspur Additional: Marin Country Mart, 2419 Larskspur Landing Circle City: Marin, Province: California Postal Code: 94939 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Dec
13
Amy Tan will be promoting The Valley of Amazement
Book Passage, Saturday, December 13 at 7pm
Amy Tan will be promoting The Valley of Amazement (added from HarperCollins)
Dec
13
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
Make-Out Room, Saturday, December 13 at 7:30pm
Dec
15
Frank Portman
Book Passage, Monday, December 15 at 6pm
Frank Portman (Andromeda Klein, King Dork, King Dork Approximately)

“Why did you decide to write a Young Adult Novel?” That's usually the first question you get when someone learns you have written a book like King Dork. One way to respond is to say: "I've only written the one book. But I've read… several." Said in the right way, it can be pretty funny. You pause, make your eyes go a bit wry, yet serious, and slightly emphasize the word "several." See, "several" sounds like too few books to have read when you're going around saying you're an author. But of course, the questioner thinks, he could be kidding. Couldn't he? If things go according to plan, the next question will be: "What is your favorite book you've ever read?" You can answer with a question of your own: "you mean all the way through?" Then look a bit stumped. With any luck, the original question will have been forgotten by then, and you can go back to whatever you were doing.But I'm going to break with my usual policy here and be perfectly honest: the reason for trying to wriggle out of that question by acting like an idiot is that I don't know the answer. It's not like I "decided" to write a YA novel. The way it happened was, I had misspent pretty much my entire life writing songs for my punk rock band. I had a cult following. One former cult member became a literary agent when he grew up (they do that sometimes - grow up, I mean) and he had the idea that the sort of characters, themes, and turns of phrase that pop up in my songs of arrested adolescent angst might make a pretty good book. I was skeptical but I said I'd give it a shot. I procrastinated for a long, long time. Then one day I started typing and, somehow, through a process I neither understand nor even really remember all that well, the stuff I was typing turned into a novel about a teenager. And, voilà, (if, voilà is the right word), I became a YA novelist. Actually, voilà is definitely not the right word, because it took almost two years in the end, and it was kind of hard. It was like watching grass grow while hitting your head against a rock.To continue the unfamiliar technique of being perfectly honest, I'll admit something else: I have, in fact, read a lot more than several YA novels. Like many kids with no friends, I spent a whole lot of time reading. I mean, books were my friends, and I would commune with them in the hallowed halls of my Imagination. Not really - that was a kind of joke. But I had a lot of time on my hands, and what else are you going to do when there's nothing on TV? Like most people, I began flirting with the YA genre by reading the sexy books that I was supposed to be too young for, particularly the ones about girls (there weren't actually all that many sexy ones concerning boys) as a kind of research project for a potential future career as a Great Lover of Women. Most of what I imagined I learned about girls and human relationships from these books, admittedly, turned out to be almost wholly inaccurate, but never mind. Then, when I was the age you're supposed to be when you read teen lit, I tended to avoid it and read "adult books" and "classics" instead. Then as an older teenager, I worked at the local public library. That job was, once again, like being a kid with no friends, in that I tended to have a lot of time on my hands. So, for something to do in the down time, I assigned myself a little project of reading every book in the Children's Fiction section, from beginning to end, in alphabetical order. I didn't love them all, but I loved a lot of them. (My favorites were darker, psychological studies like those of Robert Cormier, or ultra-wacky stuff like Ellen Raskin—but I gave everything a shot.) I continued to read YA books through my alleged adulthood. And now I read them not only for enjoyment and what I think they call "enrichment," but also out of professional interest, i.e., checking out the competition. I have been too young, too old, then way too old, but in a lifetime of doing things I'm technically not supposed to do, few forbidden experiences have been as powerful, as inspiring, or as cool as this habit of always reading the wrong books. And now I'm writing them, too. Long live age-inappropriateness. (added from Random House)… (more)
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