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There are 76 "Little Libraries" within 25 miles.

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325 Hayes Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
334 Gough Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Veterans Building Fourth Floor, 401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102
Isotope (0.2 miles)
326 Fell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
1 José Sarria Court (near 16th St. & upper Market St.), San Francisco, CA 94114
30 Grove Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
100 Larkin Street (at Grove Street) - Civic Center, San Francisco, CA 94102
200 Larkin St., San Francisco, CA 94102
1453 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94103
The Green Arcade (0.3 miles)
1680 Market St, San Francisco, California 94102-5949
1349 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94103
601 Van Ness, San Francisco, CA 94102
Electric Works (0.4 miles)
130 8th St., San Francisco, CA 94103
300 Page Street, San Francisco, California 94102
Stormy Leather (0.5 miles)
1158 Howard St., San Francisco, CA 94121
1111 Gough St, San Francisco, CA 94109
Prelinger Library (0.6 miles)
301 8th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
1109 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94109
Scanners (0.6 miles)
312 Valencia Street, San Francisco, California 94103
KAYO books (0.8 miles)
814 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
Aardvark Books (0.8 miles)
227 Church Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
1581 Webster Street #165, San Francisco, CA 94115
486 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Forest Books (0.8 miles)
1748 Buchanan Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
LitQuake 2014 (0.9 miles)
466 Geary Street, Suite 401*, San Francisco, CA 94102

Local events

Oct
31
Mommy and Me: Session Three
The Reading Bug, Friday, October 31 at 09:30am
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Pre-K: Tues. & Thurs. at 11AM Babies & Toddlers: Wed. at 11AM Newborns: Fri. at 11AM All Ages: Sat. at 11AM

Stories & Free Crafts (Ages 3+): Sun. at 11AM Chickies Puppet Show with author Janee Trasler!(1 day) Prenatal Fitness with Patty(4 days) Bollywood Dance(4 days) more About Kobo eBooks Browse eBooks (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Oct
31
Oakland- William Gibson discusses and signs "The Peripheral"
Diesel, a bookstore - Oakland, Friday, October 31 at 7pm
Diesel, A Bookstore in Oakland welcomes author William Gibson to the store to discuss and sign his new sci-fi novel, The Peripheral, and celebrate the 30th anniversary edition of, Neuromancer, on Friday, October 31st at 7pm. William Gibson returns with his first novel since 2010's New York Times-bestselling Zero History. Where Flynne and her brother, Burton, live, jobs outside the drug business are rare. Fortunately, Burton has his veteran's benefits, for neural damage he suffered from implants during his time in the USMC's elite Haptic Recon force. Then one night Burton has to go out, but there's a job he's supposed to do--a job Flynne didn't know he had. Beta-testing part of a new game, he tells her. The job seems to be simple: work a perimeter around the image of a tower building. Little buglike things turn up. He's supposed to get in their way, edge them back. That's all there is to it. He's offering Flynne a good price to take over for him. What she sees, though, isn't what Burton told her to expect. It might be a game, but it might also be murder. Join us in a Halloween party celebrating William Gibson's new book, The Peripheral and the 30th anniversary of, Neuromancer. Costumes are optional, but encouraged,and there are sure to be treats! William Gibson's first novel, Neuromancer, won the Hugo Award, the Philip K. Dick Memorial Award, and the Nebula Award in 1984. He is credited with having coined the term "cyberspace," and having envisioned both the Internet and virtual reality before either existed. His other novels include All Tomorrow's Parties, Idoru, Virtual Light, Mona Lisa Overdrive, and Count Zero. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia with his wife and two children.

Location: Street: 5433 College Ave City: Oakland, Province: California Postal Code: 94618-1502 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Nov
2
Brenda Peterson
Book Passage, Sunday, November 2 at 00am
Nov
2
Oakland- Diane di Prima discusses and signs "The Poetry Deal"
Diesel, a bookstore - Oakland, Sunday, November 2 at 3pm
Diesel, A Bookstore in Oakland welcomes poet Diane di Prima to the store to discuss and sign her full-length collection, The Poetry Deal, on Sunday, November 2nd at 3pm. The Poetry Deal is the first full-length collection of individual poems in decades from legendary feminist Beat poet Diane di Prima. Framed by two passionate, and critical, prose statements assessing her adopted home city, The Poetry Deal is a collection of poems that provide a personal and political look at forty years of Bay Area culture. Often elegiac in tone, the book captures the poet's sense of loss as she chronicles the deaths of friends from the AIDS epidemic as well as the passing of illustrious countercultural colleagues like Philip Whalen, Pigpen from the Grateful Dead, and Kirby Doyle. She also recalls and mourns out-of-town inspirations like Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Audre Lorde, and Ezra Pound. Yet even as she laments the state of her city today, she finds triumph and solace in her own relationships, the marriages of her friends, the endurance of City Lights, and other symbols of San Francisco's heritage. Born in Brooklyn in 1934, Diane di Prima emerged as a member of the Beat Generation in New York in the late '50s. In the early '60s, she founded the important mimeo magazine The Floating Bear with her lover LeRoi Jones (Amiri Baraka). In the late '60s, she moved to San Francisco, where she would publish her groundbreaking Revolutionary Letters with City Lights. Her other important books include Memoirs of a Beatnik, Pieces of a Dream, Recollections of My Life as a Woman, and Loba. She was named San Francisco Poet Laureate in 2009.

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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Nov
2
Simon Winchester will be promoting The Men Who United the States
Rakestraw Books, Sunday, November 2 at 4pm
Simon Winchester will be promoting The Men Who United the States (added from HarperCollins)
Nov
2
9th Ave: Marcus Samuelsson Dinner
Green Apple Books, Sunday, November 2 at 6pm
Green Apple Books on the Park and Nopalito present:

A Night with Chef Marcus Samuelsson in Two Courses!

Course One (6-8pm)

A ticket reception at Nopalito on 9th Ave. $100 gets you a copy of "Marcus Off Duty: The Recipes I Cook at Home," an intimate two-hour reception with the chef, two drinks, and all you can eat food prepared by Nopalito: “Street Style” Carnitas, Pollo al Pibil and Veggie Tacos, made fresh to order. You can download the menu from the bottom of this page. To grab your tickets NOW head over to Event Brite.

Course Two (8pm - 9pm) -- NO TICKET REQUIRED

A public signing across the street at Green Apple Books on the Park. The meet-and-greet will be followed by a brief Q&A.

While the signing is an open event, the dinner reception is limited to only 50 people.

You can RSVP at our event page, here.

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Location: Street: Books on the Park Additional: 1231 9th Avenue City: San Francisco, Province: California Postal Code: 94122 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Nov
3
Estelle B. Freedman, Redefining Rape: Sexual Violence in the Era of Suffrage and Segregation
Book Passage, Monday, November 3 at 4pm
Estelle B. Freedman, Redefining Rape: Sexual Violence in the Era of Suffrage and Segregation

Speaking and signing, Book Passage Marin (added from Harvard University Press)
Nov
3
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
Folio Books, Monday, November 3 at 7pm
Nov
3
Bollywood Dance
The Reading Bug, Monday, November 3 at 7pm
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Pre-K: Tues. & Thurs. at 11AM Babies & Toddlers: Wed. at 11AM Newborns: Fri. at 11AM All Ages: Sat. at 11AM

Stories & Free Crafts (Ages 3+): Sun. at 11AM Chickies Puppet Show with author Janee Trasler!(1 day) Prenatal Fitness with Patty(4 days) Bollywood Dance(4 days) more About Kobo eBooks Browse eBooks (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Nov
4
Patricia Wells will be promoting The French Kitchen Cookbook
Left Bank in Larkspur, Tuesday, November 4 at 6:30pm
Patricia Wells will be promoting The French Kitchen Cookbook (added from HarperCollins)
Nov
4
Amarnath Ravva’s American Canyon
Green Apple Books, Tuesday, November 4 at 7pm
Please join Green Apple Books in our Granny Smith Room on November 4th at 7:00 p.m. as we welcome Amarnath Ravva, who will be reading from his latest book American Canyon!

Facebook RSVP requested but not required

Blending myth with interviews and first-person narrative, California-based writer Amarnath Ravva’s American Canyon uses prose, documentary footage and still photos to recount the fragmented and ever-evolving story of one person’s apprehension of the ghosts of history. Written from a series of video notes taken over a period of ten years, this narrative of a son’s love for his mother and the ritual he performs for her takes us from California to Rameswaram, the southern tip of the Indian peninsula. It is a meditation on the moments in history that placed him in front of a small bright fire, a lament for the continual loss of those who, by remembering, let us know who we are.

Ravva’s American Canyon has been described by poet and author Kevin Killian as “a complex reworking of memoir form, using the tools of poetry remelted, as in Vulcan’s forge, to slash away at the ghosts and ghouls of conventional prose usage. The new journalism, Ravva-style, stimulates the nerve endings with its alternately lush and spare renditions of some spectacular settings.

American Canyon heralds the voice of a completely original Indian American writer—rejecting often-told assimilation stories for a much more nuanced exploration of how migration creates spiritual and physical disjunction, and how to exorcise the ghosts of history.

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
4
Stephen Seager
Book Passage, Tuesday, November 4 at 7pm
Stephen Seager is a board-certified psychiatrist, a former assistant professor of psychiatry at UCLA School of Medicine and a multiply published author. His work has been featured on national television and radio, including Oprah, GMA, NPR, and Larry King, among others. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Nov
4
Oakland- Rebecca Solnit discusses and signs "The Encyclopedia of Trouble and Spaciousness"
Diesel, a bookstore - Oakland, Tuesday, November 4 at 7pm
Diesel, A Bookstore in Oakland welcomes author Rebecca Solnit to the store to discuss and sign her new collection of essays, The Encyclopedia of Trouble and Spaciousness, on Tuesday, November 4th at 7pm. The incomparable Rebecca Solnit, author of more than a dozen acclaimed books of nonfiction, brings the same dazzling writing to the twenty-nine essays in The Encyclopedia of Trouble and Spaciousness. As the title suggests, the territory of Solnit's concerns is vast, and in her signature alchemical style she combines commentary on history, justice, war and peace, and explorations of place, art, and community, all while writing with the lyricism of a poet to achieve incandescence and wisdom. Gathered here are celebrated iconic essays along with little-known pieces that create a powerful survey of the world we live in. In its encyclopedic reach and its generous compassion, Solnit's collection charts a way through the thickets of our complex social and political worlds. San Francisco writer Rebecca Solnit is the author of fifteen books about art, landscape, public and collective life, ecology, politics, hope, meandering, reverie, and memory. They include the critically acclaimed memoir The Faraway Nearby, Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas, and River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West, for which she received a Guggenheim fellowship, the National Book Critics Circle Award in criticism, and the Lannan Literary Award. Solnit has worked with climate change, Native American land rights, antinuclear, human rights, and antiwar issues as an activist and journalist. She is a contributing editor to Harper's and a frequent contributor to the political site Tomdispatch.com and has made her living as an independent writer since 1988.

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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Nov
4
9th Ave: Will Boast with Oscar Villalon
Green Apple Books, Tuesday, November 4 at 7pm
This event will be held at our 9th Ave. location.

Join us on Tuesday, November 4th at 7pm for a converation and reading with Will Boast and Zyzzyva editor Oscar Villalon in celebration of Boast's new memoir, Epilogue.

Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.

Praise for Will Boast and Epilogue:

"Don’t let the title of Will Boast’s magnificent memoir fool you. Epilogue is about beginnings as much as endings, discovering as much as losing family. It’s honest, heartbreaking, gorgeously written, and hands down the most moving book I’ve read this year." -- Anthony Marra, author of A constellation of vital phenomena

"Family tragedy leads to almost unbearable darkness but also renewal and hope for a young man in this excellent memoir… Boast writes with unsparing clarity, in precisely observed domestic scenes that reveal mountains of unspoken feeling… A finely wrought, wrenching yet lyrical study of a family that lives on past its seeming end." -- Publishers Weekly starred review

"This remarkable memoir is written with extraordinary care, intelligence and honesty. Though the material is powerful to begin with, what makes it work so well is its authorial voice: a rare combination of rawness and restraint, probing and delicacy, self-laceration and tenderness toward others. In short, it's fully alive." -- Philip Lopate, author of Portrait Inside My Head

Location: Street: 1231 9th Ave. City: San Francisco, Province: California Postal Code: 94122 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Nov
4
Lila
The Nourse Theater, Tuesday, November 4 at 7:30pm
Meet Pulitzer Prize-winning author Marilynne Robinson as she reads from her new novel Lila.

City Arts & Lectures

In conversation with Roy Eisenhardt. (added from Macmillan)
Nov
5
Untitled event
Book Passage, Wednesday, November 5 at 00am
Nov
5
Colm Toibin
Book Passage, Wednesday, November 5 at 1pm
Colm Tóibín is the author of seven novels, including The Blackwater Lightship;The Master, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; Brooklyn, winner of the Costa Book Award; and The Testament of Mary, as well as two story collections. Twice shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Tóibín lives in Dublin and New York. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Nov
5
Patricia Wells will be promoting The French Kitchen Cookbook
Mrs. Dalloway's, Wednesday, November 5 at unknown time
Patricia Wells will be promoting The French Kitchen Cookbook (added from HarperCollins)
Nov
5
Evette Davis's Woman King
Green Apple Books, Wednesday, November 5 at 7pm
Please join Green Apple Books in our Granny Smith Room on November 5th at 7:00 p.m. as we welcome Evette Davis, who will be reading from her latest book Woman King! Facebook RSVP requested but not required Nobody who works with superstar political consultant Olivia Shepherd knows that she has supernatural empathic abilities—and that’s just how she likes it. But when she wakes up one morning to find Elsa, an ancient time-walker, standing in her kitchen, Olivia can no longer ignore her gifts or the mystical path that awaits her. Soon she is plunged into the hidden world of powerful “Others” who operate beneath the dense fog of San Francisco. Drafted to work for the Council, a shadowy organization that controls the fate of humanity, Olivia must decide whether to dedicate herself to its cause. Complicating matters further is Olivia’s new love interest, William, a centuries-old vampire who is far too jaded to take an interest in human affairs. As shocking details from Olivia’s own past emerge and her role in the world begins to take shape, will she rise to the challenge of her destiny? Book One of the Dark Horse Trilogy, WOMAN KING is a story of personal discovery, intrigue and love that will transport readers from the dark, mossy hollows of Golden Gate Park, to the subterranean pools of Hearst Castle, and then on to the streets of Paris, where dramatic confessions reveal long-kept secrets that will change Olivia’s fate forever.

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
5
Allie Brosh
Neck Of The Woods, Wednesday, November 5 at 7pm
Allie Brosh lives as a recluse in her bedroom in Bend, Oregon. In 2009, she thought, “I know what would be a good idea! Instead of becoming a scientist, I should write and draw things on the Internet!” This was a horrible idea for too many reasons to count, but the decision wasn't really based on logic. Things sort of spiraled from there. Brosh’s award-winning blog Hyperbole and a half somehow became an award-winning blog, and, in 2013, Advertising Age named Brosh one of the fifty most influential creative figures in the world. Brosh has also given herself many prestigious awards, including “fanciest horse drawing" and “most likely to succeed.” (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Nov
5
Doris Kearns Goodwin
City Arts & Lectures, Wednesday, November 5 at 7:30pm
Doris Kearns Goodwin is the author of the runaway bestseller Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln. She won the Pulitzer Prize in history for No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II and is also the author of the bestsellers Wait Till Next Year, The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys, and Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream. She lives in Concord, Massachusetts, with her husband, Richard N. Goodwin. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Nov
6
Talia Baiocchi
Omnivore Books on Food, Thursday, November 6 at 6:30pm
Talia Baiocchi (Sherry)

Talia Baiocchi is the editor-in-chief of PUNCH, an online magazine focused on wine, spirits, and cocktails. Previously, Baiocchi was the wine editor for Eater and a columnist at Wine Spectator. She has written for the San Francisco Chronicle, Decanter, Bon Appétit, and Wine & Spirits magazine, among others. In 2013, she was named a top new talent in the food and wine world in Forbes magazine’s “30 Under 30” feature. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. (added from Random House)… (more)
Nov
6
9th Ave: Matthew Gavin Frank
Green Apple Books, Thursday, November 6 at 7pm
This event will take place at our 9th Ave. location.

Matthew Gavin Frank will read from Preparing the Ghost, his exquisite long essay on the giant squid, on Thursday, November 6th at 7pm.

Facebook RSVP suggested, but not required.

Praise for Frank and Preparing the Ghost:

"A slyly charming book-length essay… The connections between all these themes—giant squids, Poppa Dave, ice cream—are fragile, but for the most part, Frank knows just how much weight they can bear. And there is some stunning writing and perversely wonderful research along the way… Alluring. It’s hard to imagine a better book about not entirely understanding giant squids." — Jon Mooallem, The New York Times Book Review

"In a book as coiled, strange and tentacular as its subject, Matthew Gavin Frank considers the squid. Preparing the Ghost: An Essay Concerning the Giant Squid and Its First Photographer is an act of love and erudition." — Annalissa Quinn, NPR

"Totally original and haunting in the way you’d expect a book about a real life Presbyterian clergyman and amateur naturalist from the late-19th century—and his relationship with a giant squid—to be." — Jason Diamond, Flavorwire

Location: Street: 1231 9th Ave. City: San Francisco, Province: California Postal Code: 94122 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Nov
6
Oakland - Linda Schreyer discusses and signs "Tears and Tequila"
Diesel, a bookstore - Oakland, Thursday, November 6 at 7pm
Diesel, A Bookstore in Oakland welcomes Linda Schreyer to the store to discuss and sign her novel, Tears and Tequila, on Thursday, November 6th at 7pm.

Joey Lerner has been running from place to place, job to job, all her life. At thirty-two years old, she’s leaving her home in New York City, fresh with grief from the death of her last surviving family member, to start anew in Los Angeles. At first landing a job as a handyperson at a funky, rundown learning center, she soon finds herself tasked with leading a Grief Group of young widows and widowers. The problem is she still hasn’t fully recovered from her own loss. This is a bittersweet, often humorous story of love and loss, of friendship and renewal, and of the healing found in a community where everyone is missing someone.

Linda Schreyer is an award-winning screenwriter. She held staff writing positions on General Hospital, Port Charles, Sunset Beach (winning a Writers Guild Award nomination) and The Bold and the Beautiful; co-wrote the television movies A Place at the Table (receiving The Christopher Award and an Ollie Award) and A House of Secrets and Lies; and wrote the screenplay, Ohmigod! for Touchstone Productions.

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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Nov
7
Mommy and Me: Session Four
The Reading Bug, Friday, November 7 at 09:30am
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Pre-K: Tues. & Thurs. at 11AM Babies & Toddlers: Wed. at 11AM Newborns: Fri. at 11AM All Ages: Sat. at 11AM

Stories & Free Crafts (Ages 3+): Sun. at 11AM Chickies Puppet Show with author Janee Trasler!(1 day) Prenatal Fitness with Patty(4 days) Bollywood Dance(4 days) more About Kobo eBooks Browse eBooks (added from IndieBound)… (more)
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