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Location: Berkeley, CA 94720, United States

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There are 91 "Little Libraries" within 25 miles.

Local venues

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
120 Doe Library, Berkeley, CA 94720
Doe Library 308, Berkeley, CA 94720
1924 Cedar Street in Berkeley (at Bonita), Berkeley, CA
1 South Hall Road, Berkeley, CA 94720-6000

Local events

Jan
5
Thomas McNaughton
The Battery, Monday, January 5, 2015 at 00am
Thomas McNaughton (Flour and Water)

Thomas McNaughton is the executive chef and co-owner of flour + water, Central Kitchen, and Salumeria in San Francisco. He has worked at some of the most respected restaurants in San Francisco, including La Folie, Gary Danko, and Quince. He has twice been nominated for Rising Star Chef of the Year by the James Beard Foundation.PAOLO LUCCHESI is a reporter and columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle. Born and raised in South San Francisco, he was the founding editor for Eater San Francisco and Eater National, and has written for Food & Wine, Saveur, and McSweeney’s, among others. (added from Random House)… (more)
Jan
7
Steven B. Herrmann
Book Passage, Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 00am
Steven B. Herrmann (Spiritual Democracy) (added from Random House)
Jan
10
Girl Talk Teen Monologue Series
Thick House Theatre, Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 11am
A collection of 8 true stories about real teens struggling
with tough issues surrounding self-esteem performed on stage.

Katie is dying to fit in. Literally. A bulimic freshman in high school, she’s drinking and hanging out with the mean girls. Maybe you know someone like her?

Or Cindy. A high school junior who acts like everything is always fine. Playing three sports, getting straight A’s, partying on the weekends, but struggling with depression, perfection and addiction.

Storytelling is a powerful tool for healing and understanding others. (DrCarol)
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Event location: Thick House
Jan
11
Oakland-Translators Zack Rogow and Renée Morel discuss Colette's "Shipwrecked on a Traffic Island"
Diesel, a bookstore - Oakland, Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 3pm
Diesel, A Bookstore in Oakland welcomes translators Zack Rogow and Renée Morel to the store to discuss and sign their newly translated collection of previously unpublished works by Colette, Shipwrecked on a Traffic Island, on Sunday, January 11th at 3pm. Renowned actor Lorri Holt will read from the book. She has appeared on many stages, including at A.C.T. and Berkeley Rep.

The French writer Colette (1873-1954) is best known in the United States for such classic novels as Gigi and Cheri, which were made into popular movies, but she was a prolific author. This meticulously translated collection offers some of her best fiction, personal essays, articles, and talks, all appearing in English for the first time. They cover an enormous array of topics from French wines and perfumes to her friendships with Marcel Proust and Maurice Chevalier to uncanny insight into the curious habits of cats and dogs. Selections from an advice column that Colette wrote for the French women's magazine Marie Claire are also included, and her savvy suggestions for the lovelorn stand the test of time. Moving articles written during the two world wars, along with her memories of being an actor and playwright, reveal facets of her writing that are less often celebrated. The first new work by Colette to appear in English in half a century, it will delight devoted fans and new readers alike.

Zack Rogow is the author, editor, or translator of twenty books or plays. His seventh book of poems, My Mother and the Ceiling Dancers, was published by Kattywompus Press. He is the editor of an anthology of poetry of the U.S.A., The Face of Poetry, from University of California Press. Currently he teaches in the low-residency MFA in writing program at the University of Alaska Anchorage and serves as poetry editor of Catamaran Literary Reader.

Renée Morel is a translator and an instructor in French and linguistics at City College of San Francisco. She lectures throughout the Bay Area on French culture, art, and civilization, from the Gauls to de Gaulle.

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
11
Joshua Gressel's Embracing Envy
Green Apple Books, Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 7pm
Please join Green Apple in welcoming local author, Joshua Gressel, as we celebrate the release of his first book, Embracing Envy, on January 11, 2015 at 7pm in the Granny Smith Room. Envy is a universal emotion, yet people are very reluctant to confess their envy of another. In Embracing Envy, Josh Gressel suggests it is our shame at admitting we feel inferior to another person that keeps envy so hidden. Through interviews with everyday people, reviews of mainstream psychological research, and lessons from wisdom literature, this book delves into how envy can be seen as meaningful and useful in our daily lives.

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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Jan
13
Oakland- The Seated Diesels discuss "The Confidence Man"
Diesel, a bookstore - Oakland, Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 7pm
Diesel, A Bookstore in Oakland welcomes The Seated Diesels back to the store to discuss The Confidence Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville on Tuesday, January 13th at 7pm.Herman Melville's The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade was the tenth, last, and most perplexing book of his decade as a professional man of letters. After it he gave up his ambitious effort to write works that would be both popular and profound and turned to poetry. The book was published on April 1--the very day of its title character's April Fools' Day masquerade on a Mississippi River Steamboat.

This event is free and all are welcome and encouraged to attend!

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
13
Sandra Lim and Randall Mann: A Night of Poetry
Green Apple Books, Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 7pm
Please join Green Apple in welcoming local poets Sandra Lim and Randall Mann as we celebrate the release of Lim's award winning book of poetry, The Wilderness on January 13th, 2015 at 7pm in the Granny Smith Room. Facebook RSVP requested, but not required. Sandra Lim, the winner of the 2013 Barnard Women Poets Prize, is the author of a previous volume, Loveliest Grotesque. An assistant professor of English at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, she lives in Cambridge. From the winner of the 2013 Barnard Women Poets Prize, chosen by Louise Glück, a daring and exuberant new collection​, The Wilderness​. Moving through myths of the American landscape, the fatalism of American Puritanism, family history, New England winters, aesthetic theory, and the suavities and anxieties of contemporary life, the poems in this astonishing collection ultimately speak about the individual soul’s struggle with its own meaning. Randall Mann is the author of two previous poetry collections, Breakfast with Thom Gunn and Complaint in the garden. His poems and prose appear in The Kenyon Review, The Paris Review, Poetry, Salmagundi, and The Washington Post. He lives in San Francisco. His book of poetry, Straight razor, consists of bawdy yet elegant poems depicting the debaucheries and traumas of growing up amid San Francisco's gay scene.

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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Jan
15
Barry Gifford
Mystic Hotel by Charlie Palmer, Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 7pm
Barry Gifford (Landscape with Traveler, Port Tropique, Do the Blind Dream?, The Sinaloa Story, Memories from a Sinking Ship, American Falls, Wyoming, The Imagination of the Heart, Sad stories of the death of kings, Sailor & Lula, The Rooster Trapped in the Reptile Room, Imagining paradise, The Roy Stories, The Up-Down)

Barry Gifford is the author of more than forty published works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, which have been translated into twenty-eight languages. Gifford is considered by many to be among the greatest living American storytellers, one of those who can reveal, in his stories and novels, something we didn’t know that is happening in American hearts. His most recent prose works are Sailor & Lula: The Complete Novels, Sad stories of the death of kings, Imagining paradise: New and Selected Poems, The Roy Stories, and Landscape with Traveler. Gifford lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. (added from Random House)… (more)
Jan
15
Helene Wecker will be promoting The Golem and the Jinni
Great Good Place For Books, Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 7pm
Helene Wecker will be promoting The Golem and the Jinni (added from HarperCollins)
Jan
15
Cornel West
The Castro Theatre, Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 7pm
Jan
16
Helene Wecker will be promoting The Golem and the Jinni
The Commonwealth Club of California, Friday, January 16, 2015 at 12pm
Helene Wecker will be promoting The Golem and the Jinni (added from HarperCollins)
Jan
16
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Book Passage, Friday, January 16, 2015 at 12pm
Jan
16
Oakland-Tara Ison discusses and signs "Reeling Through Life"
Diesel, a bookstore - Oakland, Friday, January 16, 2015 at 6:30pm
Diesel, A Bookstore in Oakland welcomes Tara Ison to the store to discuss and sign her new collection of essays, Reeling Through Life: How I Learned to Live, Love, and Die at the Movies, on Friday, January 16th at 6:30 pm. Reeling Through Life: How I Learned to Live, Love, and Die at the Movies looks at how film shapes identity. Through ten cleverly constructed essays, Ison explores how a lifetime of movie-watching has, for better or worse, taught her how to navigate the world and how to grapple with issues of career, family, faith, illness, sex, and love. Cinema is a universal cultural experience, one that floods our senses with images and sounds, a powerful force that influences our perspective on the world around us. Ison discusses the universal aspects of film as she makes them personal, looking at how certain films across time shaped and molded who she has become. Drawing on a wide ranging catalog of films, both cult and classic, popular and art-house, Reeling Through Life examines how cinema shapes our views on how to make love, how to deal with mental illness, how to be Jewish, how to be a woman, how to be a drunk, and how to die with style. Rather than being a means of escape or object of mere entertainment, Ison posits that cinema is a more engaging form of art, a way to slip into other identities and inhabit other realities. A way to orient oneself into the world. Reeling Though Life is a compelling look at one popular art form and how it has influenced our identities in provocative and important ways.

Tara Ison is the author of the novels The List, A Child Out of Alcatraz, a Finalist for The Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and Rockaway, selected as a 2013 Best Books of Summer by O Magazine. Her short fiction and essays have appeared in Tin House, The Kenyon Review, Nerve.com, Publishers Weekly, and numerous anthologies. She is the co-author of the cult film Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead.

Location: Street: 5433 College Ave City: Oakland, Province: California Postal Code: 94618-1502 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jan
16
Anita Diamant
Book Passage, Friday, January 16, 2015 at unknown time
Anita Diamant is the bestselling author of the novels The Red Tent, Good Harbor, The Last Days of Dogtown, and Day After Night, and the collection of essays, Pitching My Tent. An award-winning journalist whose work appeared in The Boston Globe Magazine and Parenting, she is the author of six nonfiction guides to contemporary Jewish life. She lives in Massachusetts. Visit her website at AnitaDiamant.com. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Jan
16
Amy Tan will be promoting The Valley of Amazement
Rakestraw Books, Friday, January 16, 2015 at 7pm
Amy Tan will be promoting The Valley of Amazement (added from HarperCollins)
Jan
16
Theo Pauline Nestor
Book Passage, Friday, January 16, 2015 at 7pm
Theo Pauline Nestor is the author of How to Sleep Alone in a King-Size Bed, which was a 2008 Kirkus Review Top Picks for Reading Groups and a Target Breakout Book. An award-winning instructor, Nestor teaches the Certificate in Memoir Writing for the University of Washington in Seattle. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Jan
17
Rosalinda Randall Book Signing
Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Hillsdale, Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 11am
Author Signing Meet Rosalinda Randall author of Don't Burp in the Boardroom: Your Guide to Handling Uncommonly Common Workplace Dilemmas. Sassy, funny, blunt and definitely not sugar-coated. (added from Barnes & Noble)
Jan
17
Wes Moore
Montclair Presbyterian Church, Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 7pm
Wes Moore (The Other Wes Moore, Discovering Wes Moore (The Young Adult Adaptation), The Work)

Wes Moore is a Rhodes Scholar, a combat veteran of Afghanistan, and has worked as a Special Assistant to Secretary Condoleezza Rice at the State Department as a White House Fellow. He was a featured speaker at the 2008 Democratic National Convention, named one of Ebony magazine’s Top 30 Leaders Under 30 (2007), and most recently, dubbed one of the top young business leaders in America in Crain’s. He lives in Jersey City, New Jersey. (added from Random House)… (more)
Jan
17
Oakland- Literary Karaoke Night
Diesel, a bookstore - Oakland, Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 7:30pm
Diesel, A Bookstore in Oakland invites you to the store for Literary Karaoke Night on Saturday, January 17th at 7:30pm.

It's back! We've had so much fun at our previous Literary Karaoke Nights that *gasp* we're doing it again.

We’ve all enjoyed (or endured, depending on your perspective) musical karaoke. Warbling, heart-felt renditions of “I Will Always Love You” and hand-held “Islands in the Stream” duets – all fueled by a bit of enthusiasm, encouragement and . . . well, more often than not, alcohol. Literary Karaoke is not so different, minus the warbling. We’ll bring the microphone and I bet we can even find a few books lying around if you bring your voices. The steps are simple. Bring something from home or grab a book off one of our shelves, read one or two pages from it, and perhaps just as important . . . listen to everybody else do the same. All we ask is that it not be something you wrote. There are plenty of places to do that. We’re a little different at Diesel, so you’d expect us to do things a bit differently too. (Translated: there just might be a bottle of something strong and distilled, should you need some liquid courage or your voice a smoky rasp.)

Location: Street: 5433 College Ave City: Oakland, Province: California Postal Code: 94618-1502 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jan
18
Richard Kadrey will be promoting Dead Set
Borderlands Books, Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 3pm
Richard Kadrey will be promoting Dead Set (added from HarperCollins)
Jan
18
Wes Moore
Book Passage, Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 7pm
Wes Moore (The Other Wes Moore, Discovering Wes Moore (The Young Adult Adaptation), The Work)

Wes Moore is a Rhodes Scholar, a combat veteran of Afghanistan, and has worked as a Special Assistant to Secretary Condoleezza Rice at the State Department as a White House Fellow. He was a featured speaker at the 2008 Democratic National Convention, named one of Ebony magazine’s Top 30 Leaders Under 30 (2007), and most recently, dubbed one of the top young business leaders in America in Crain’s. He lives in Jersey City, New Jersey. (added from Random House)… (more)
Jan
19
Book Event: "Pitch Black Rainbow" John Jennings
Yerba Buena Gardens, Monday, January 19, 2015 at unknown time
John Jennings, author of Pitch Black Rainbow, and Bill Campbell will be attending the Black Comix Arts Festival in San Francisco, California on January 19.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the festival website. (added from Independent Publishers Group)
Jan
19
Oakland- The Diesel Readers book group discusses "The Dog Stars"
Diesel, a bookstore - Oakland, Monday, January 19, 2015 at 7pm
Diesel, A Bookstore in Oakland welcomes The Diesel Readers back to the store to discuss The dog stars by Peter Heller on Monday, January 19th at 7pm.Hig survived the flu that killed everyone he knows, including his wife. He lives in the hangar of a small abandoned airport with his dog, and his only neighbor is a gun-toting misanthrope. In his 1956 Cessna, Hig flies the perimeter of the airfield or sneaks off to the mountains to fish and pretend that things are the way they used to be. But when a random transmission somehow beams through his radio, the voice ignites a hope deep inside him that a better life — something like his old life — exists beyond the airport. Risking everything, he flies past his point of no return — not enough fuel to get him home — following the trail of the static-broken voice on the radio. But what he encounters and what he must face — in the people he meets, and in himself — is both better and worse than anything he could have hoped for.

This event is free and all are welcome and encouraged to attend!

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
20
Oakland- Peter Richardson discusses and signs "No Simple Highway"
Diesel, a bookstore - Oakland, Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 6:30pm
Diesel, A Bookstore in Oakland welcomes Peter Richardson to the store to discuss and sign his new book, No Simple Highway: A Cultural History of the Grateful Dead, on Tuesday, January 20th at 6:30 pm.

Drawing on new research, interviews, and a fresh supply of material from The Grateful Dead archives, author Peter Richardson vividly recounts the Dead's colorful history, adding new insight into everything from the Acid Tests to the band's formation of their own record label to their massive late career success, while probing the riddle of the Dead's vast and durable appeal. He argues that the band successfully tapped three powerful utopian ideals--ecstasy, mobility, and community--that struck deep chords with two generations of American youth and continues today.

Peter Richardson is an author and lecturer in the humanities department at San Francisco State University and outgoing chair of the California Studies Association. Before that, he was an editor at the Public Policy Institute of California, a think-tank based in San Francisco; a tenured English professor at the University of North Texas; and an acquisitions editor at Harper & Row, Publishers. He holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Berkeley. He lives in San Francisco. His previous book, A Bomb in Every Issue, recounts the rise and fall of Ramparts magazine.

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
20
Yiyun Li
Orinda Books, Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 7pm
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)
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