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1 University Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720
2036 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704
Fantastic Comics (0.1 miles)
2026 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
Eastwind Books (0.1 miles)
2066 University Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704
2600 Tolman Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720
2090 Kittredge Street, Berkeley, CA 94704
2101 Valley Life Sciences Building # 6500, Berkeley, CA 94720
Palermo (0.3 miles)
2124 Kittredge St., Berkeley, CA 94704-1436
Moffitt Library, Berkeley, CA 94720
227 Haviland Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720
2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley, CA 94079
2220 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720
C.V. Starr East Asian Library, Berkeley, CA 94720
Doe Library, University of California , Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720
50 McCone Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720
Diatrope Books (0.4 miles)
2342 Shattuck Ave #527, Berkeley, CA 94704
Analog Books (0.4 miles)
1816 Euclid Ave., Berkeley, CA 94709
Pegasus Downtown (0.4 miles)
2349 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704
412 McLaughlin Hall, UC Berkeley Campus, Berkeley, CA 94720
2430 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Doe Library 308, Berkeley, CA 94720
120 Doe Library, Berkeley, CA 94720
1924 Cedar Street in Berkeley (at Bonita), Berkeley, CA
1 South Hall Road, Berkeley, CA 94720-6000

Local events

Jan
24
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Jan
24
Sam Harris
Feinstein's at the Nikko, Saturday, January 24 at 8pm
Sam Harris’s diversified career has run the gamut from singer and songwriter to actor on Broadway, film, and television to writer, director, and producer. His now legendary performances on TV’s Star Search led to a multi-million selling recording career. Sam has nine studio CDs to his credit and has toured the world in concert, played The White House, Carnegie Hall, with the Boston Pops and with Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors tour. He is also a Tony nominated Broadway star, (The Life, Grease, The Producers) and starred in numerous off-Broadway productions including Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat, Hair, Pippin, Jesus Christ Superstar, Cabaret, The Jazz Singer and The First Wives Club. Sam was a series regular on the CBS series, The Class, and has appeared on numerous television shows as an actor and also a popular talk show guest on everything from Leno to Oprah to Fallon. Behind the scenes, he created and co-wrote the TBS television series, Down to Earth, the musical Hurry! Hurry! Hollywood!, and Liza’s Back at the Palace, (which won the Tony Award), co-produced the television special Love Letter to New York, and wrote and directed the concert event New York's Finest. He now adds author to his long list of accomplishments with the release of his first book: Ham: Slices of a Life, a collection of essays and stories published by Simon & Schuster. Sam lives in Los Angeles with his husband, Danny, and their child, Cooper. For more information, please visit: SamHarris.com and Facebook.com/SamFans. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Jan
25
Armistead Maupin will be promoting The Days of Anna Madrigal
The Chapel, Sunday, January 25 at 2pm
Armistead Maupin will be promoting The Days of Anna Madrigal (added from HarperCollins)
Jan
25
Oakland- Poetry Flash with Literary Magazine "Ambush Review"
Diesel, a bookstore - Oakland, Sunday, January 25 at 3pm
Diesel, A Bookstore in Oakland hosts another installment of the always excellent Poetry Flash, this time with the San Francisco literary magazine, Ambush Review, featuring the contributing authors, David Beckman, Sharon Coleman, Charles Entrekin, Grace Marie Grafton, Katherine Hastings, Joseph Noble, Linda Norton, and Angelo Sakkis on Sunday, January 25th at 3pm.

Ambush Review is an annual, San Francisco/Bay Area based literary arts publication featuring innovative and experimental poetry, short “flash” fiction, art and photography, essays and critical reviews. Here you will find both emerging and established writers in a diversity of styles and forms.

Poetry Flash readings are wheelchair accessible; ASL interpreters may be requested one week in advance from editor@poetryflash.org. Visit Poetryflash.org for more events and reviews!

David Beckman’s chapbook, Language Factory of the Mind, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2012. Two of his poems were in Ambush Review #3. He was a 2012 and 2013 Pushcart Prize nominee.

Sharon Coleman co-curates the reading series Lyrics & Dirges, co-directs the Berkeley Poetry Festival, and is a Contributing Editor to Poetry Flash. Her chapbook Half Circle was published by Finishing Line Press. She teaches poetry at Berkeley City College.

Charles Entrekin is the author of Listening: New & Selected Work and Red Mountain, Birmingham, Alabama, 1965, a novel.

Grace Marie Grafton’s newest book is Whimsy, Reticence and Laud, unruly sonnets, published by Poetic Matrix, 2012. In 2010, her book of prose poems, Other Clues, was published by Latitude Press.

Katherine Hastings is the author of Nighthawks and Cloud Fire . She is the host of “WordTemple” on NPR affiliate KRCB FM, and curator of the WordTemple Poetry Series and WordTemple Arts & Lectures. wordtemple.com

Joseph Noble’s poetry and essays have appeared in: Hambone, OR, New American Writing, Five Fingers Review, Eleven Eleven, Talisman, and other journals. His books include: An Ives Set, Antiphonal Airs, and a chapbook: Homage to the Gods.

Linda Norton is the author of The Public Gardens: Poems and History, a finalist for the 2012 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in poetry. She lives in Oakland and works at the Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley.

Angelos Sakkis was born in Greece, and immigrated to California in 1970. He received a BFA from SFAI in 1989. He is the co-translator, with John Sakkis, of poet and multimedia artist Demosthenes Agrafiotis. His own work appeared in the first issue of Ambush Review. His collections are Memory-of and Fictional Character.

Location: Street: DIESEL, A Bookstore in Oakland Additional: 5433 College Ave City: Oakland, Province: California Postal Code: 94618-1502 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jan
25
Frank Portman
Verdi Club, Sunday, January 25 at 8pm
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)
Jan
25
Sam Harris
Feinstein's at the Nikko, Sunday, January 25 at 8pm
Sam Harris’s diversified career has run the gamut from singer and songwriter to actor on Broadway, film, and television to writer, director, and producer. His now legendary performances on TV’s Star Search led to a multi-million selling recording career. Sam has nine studio CDs to his credit and has toured the world in concert, played The White House, Carnegie Hall, with the Boston Pops and with Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors tour. He is also a Tony nominated Broadway star, (The Life, Grease, The Producers) and starred in numerous off-Broadway productions including Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat, Hair, Pippin, Jesus Christ Superstar, Cabaret, The Jazz Singer and The First Wives Club. Sam was a series regular on the CBS series, The Class, and has appeared on numerous television shows as an actor and also a popular talk show guest on everything from Leno to Oprah to Fallon. Behind the scenes, he created and co-wrote the TBS television series, Down to Earth, the musical Hurry! Hurry! Hollywood!, and Liza’s Back at the Palace, (which won the Tony Award), co-produced the television special Love Letter to New York, and wrote and directed the concert event New York's Finest. He now adds author to his long list of accomplishments with the release of his first book: Ham: Slices of a Life, a collection of essays and stories published by Simon & Schuster. Sam lives in Los Angeles with his husband, Danny, and their child, Cooper. For more information, please visit: SamHarris.com and Facebook.com/SamFans. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Jan
26
Armistead Maupin will be promoting The Days of Anna Madrigal
Rakestraw Books, Monday, January 26 at 7pm
Armistead Maupin will be promoting The Days of Anna Madrigal (added from HarperCollins)
Jan
27
Armistead Maupin will be promoting The Days of Anna Madrigal
Book Passage, Tuesday, January 27 at 12:30pm
Armistead Maupin will be promoting The Days of Anna Madrigal (added from HarperCollins)
Jan
27
Brian Payton will be promoting The Wind Is Not a River
Book Passage, Tuesday, January 27 at 6pm
Brian Payton will be promoting The Wind Is Not a River (added from HarperCollins)
Jan
29
Yiyun Li
Book Passage, Thursday, January 29 at 6pm
Yiyun Li (A Thousand Years of Good Prayers, The vagrants, Kinder than solitude, Gold boy, emerald girl)

Yiyun Li is the author of A Thousand Years of Good Prayers and The vagrants. A native of Beijing and a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she is the recipient of the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award, the Whiting Writers’ Award, and the Guardian First Book Award. In 2007, Granta named her one of the best American novelists under thirty-five. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, A Public Space, The Best American Short Stories, and The O. Henry Prize Stories, among others. She teaches writing at the University of California, Davis, and lives in Oakland, California, with her husband and their two sons. (added from Random House)… (more)
Jan
29
Robert Repino
Green Apple Books, Thursday, January 29 at 7pm
Robert Repino (Morte) (added from Random House)
Jan
30
Brandon Mull
Brandon Mull is the author of the New York Times, USA TODAY, and Wall Street Journal bestselling Beyonders and Fablehaven series, as well as the bestselling Five Kingdoms and Candy Shop Wars series. He resides in Utah, in a happy little valley near the mouth of a canyon with his wife and four children. Brandon’s greatest regret is that he has but one life to give for Gondor. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Jan
30
Angelique Kidjo will be promoting Spirit Rising
Angelique Kidjo will be promoting Spirit Rising (added from HarperCollins)
Jan
31
Feb
1
Louise Steinman
Louise Steinman (The Crooked Mirror) (added from Random House)
Feb
6
Amanda Eyre Ward
Book Passage, Friday, February 6 at 1pm
Amanda Eyre Ward (Forgive me, How to Be Lost, Love Stories in This Town, Close your eyes, The Same Sky)

Amanda Eyre Ward is the award-winning author of Forgive me, How to Be Lost and Sleep Toward Heaven. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her family. To schedule a speaking engagement, please contact American Program Bureau at www.apbspeakers.com (added from Random House)… (more)
Feb
6
George Friedman
Book Passage, Friday, February 6 at 6pm
George Friedman (America's Secret War, The Next 100 Years, The Next Decade, Flashpoints)

George Friedman is the Chairman and founder of Stratfor, the world's leading private intelligence company. He is frequently called upon as a media expert in intelligence and international geopolitics, and is the author of six books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Next Decade and The Next 100 Years. He lives in Austin, Texas. (added from Random House)… (more)
Feb
9
Oakland- Patricia Bracewell discusses and signs "The Price of Blood"
Diesel, a bookstore - Oakland, Monday, February 9 at 6:30pm
Diesel, A Bookstore in Oakland welcomes Patricia Bracewell to the store to discuss and sign her new book, The Price of Blood, on Monday, February 9th at 6:30 pm.

Menaced by Vikings and enemies at court, Queen Emma defends her children and her crown in a riveting medieval adventure. Readers first met Emma of Normandy in Patricia Bracewell's gripping debut novel, Shadow on the Crown. Unwillingly thrust into marriage to England's King AEthelred, Emma has given the king a son and heir, but theirs has never been a happy marriage. In The Price of Blood, Bracewell returns to 1006 when a beleaguered AEthelred, still haunted by his brother's ghost, governs with an iron fist and a royal policy that embraces murder. As tensions escalate and enmities solidify, Emma forges alliances to protect her young son--even from the man she loves. In the north there is treachery brewing, and when Viking armies ravage England, loyalties are shattered and no one is safe from the sword.

Patricia Bracewell grew up in California where she taught literature and composition before embarking upon her writing career. She holds an M.A. in English Literature and her historical research has taken her to Britain, France and Denmark. She has two grown sons, and she lives with her husband in Oakland.

Location: Street: DIESEL, A Bookstore in Oakland Additional: 5433 College Ave City: Oakland, Province: California Postal Code: 94618-1502 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Feb
9
Colin Meloy will be promoting Wildwood Imperium
The Booksmith, Monday, February 9 at 7pm
Colin Meloy will be promoting Wildwood Imperium (added from HarperCollins)
Feb
10
Jill Leovy
City Lights Books, Tuesday, February 10 at 7pm
Jill Leovy (Ghettoside)

Jill Leovy is an award-winning reporter for the Los Angeles Times. She lives in Los Angeles with her family.From the Hardcover edition. (added from Random House)
Feb
10
Jill Leovy
City Lights Books, Tuesday, February 10 at 7pm
Jill Leovy (Ghettoside)

Jill Leovy is an award-winning reporter for the Los Angeles Times. She lives in Los Angeles with her family.From the Hardcover edition. (added from Random House)
Feb
11
Rebecca Katz
Omnivore Books on Food, Wednesday, February 11 at 6:30pm
Rebecca Katz (One Bite at a Time, Revised, The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen, The Longevity Kitchen, The Healthy Mind Cookbook, Brassicas)

As the senior chef-in-residence and nutritional educator at one of the country's leading cancer wellness centers, Rebecca Katz, MS, is the culinary link bringing together physicians and patients with a common goal: eating well to maximize cancer treatments, minimize side effects, and improve outcomes. She is the founder of the Inner Cook, a Bay Area culinary practice that specializes in meeting the specific nutritional and appetite needs of cancer patients, and a senior chef at Commonweal Cancer Help Program in Marin County, California. Katz has been a guest chef and lecturer at top academic medical centers throughout the country, including the annual Food As Medicine conference. (added from Random House)… (more)
Feb
11
Isabel Allende will be promoting Ripper
The Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, Wednesday, February 11 at 7pm
Isabel Allende will be promoting Ripper (added from HarperCollins)
Feb
12
Jennie Shortridge
Book Passage, Thursday, February 12 at 6pm
Jennie Shortridge has published five novels: Love Water Memory, When She Flew, Love and Biology at the Center of the Universe, Eating Heaven, and Riding with the Queen. When not writing, teaching writing workshops, or volunteering with kids, Jennie stays busy as a founding member of Seattle7Writers.org, a collective of Northwest authors devoted both to raising funds for community literacy projects and to raising awareness of Northwest literature. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Feb
12
Isabel Allende will be promoting Ripper
Angelico Hall Dominican University, Thursday, February 12 at 7pm
Isabel Allende will be promoting Ripper (added from HarperCollins)
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