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Phyllis Good - Stock the Crock (San Francisco)

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 12:00pm

Meet & Greet Event

The ultimate resource for a new generation of slow-cooker fans from the New York Times bestselling author who has sold 12 million cookbooks!

Stock the Crock brings together the expertise of America's most popular slow-cooker authority with a fresh collection of 100 essential, innovative, and easy-to-prepare recipes-each with variations allowing readers to customize the dish according to their dietary needs. You'll find beloved classics, as well as dishes you might be surprised can be done successfully in a slow cooker. (Hello, slow-cooker cr?me br?l?e!) Whether you are looking to accommodate gluten-free, paleo, or vegetarian diets, or prefer slow-cooker meals perfectly sized for one or two people, this cookbook provides smart ideas, more than 100 recipe photos, and cooking hacks that will change the way you use your favorite fuss-free cooking appliance. Learn simple make-ahead tricks, convenient baking tips, and how to make two recipes at once using the same cooker, so you can simplify cooking and spend more time enjoying your family and friends around a wonderful, delicious meal.

Phyllis Good is the New York Times bestselling author of Fix-It and Forget It. Her cookbooks have sold 12 million copies. Phyllis and her husband, Merle, live in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Visit her at stockthecrock.com.

Stock the Crock: 100 Must-Have Slow-Cooker Recipes, 200 Variations for Every Appetite Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9780848753146
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Oxmoor House - September 5th, 2017

The ultimate resource for a new generation of slow-cooker fans from the New York Times bestselling author who has sold 12 million cookbooks


1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

Left Coast Writers®: David Hathwell - Between Dog and Wolf (San Francisco)

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 6:00pm

The French entre chien et loup describes moments at dusk when the eye, no longer to be trusted, can’t distinguish between a dog and a wolf. The poems in David Hathwell’s second collection take place on the threshold between light and darkness: between the familiar and the unknown, the expected and the unforeseen, safety and danger. Erica Dawson calls the poems “sharp and unsettling,” and Between Dog and Wolf “an important book for times like these.”

David Hathwell published Muses, his debut collection, in 2016, to acclaim from, among others, Richard Wilbur, Dana Gioia, and Edmund White. His poems have appeared in more than a dozen literary magazines. A former English teacher, he has degrees in English from Stanford and Columbia, and a degree in music theory from Queens College of CUNY. He has studied piano at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and sung baritone in the Lesbian/Gay Chorus of San Francisco and the San Francisco Choral Society. 

1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

Left Coast Writers®: Megan Nolan - Living Love The Yoga of Yama & Niyama (San Francisco)

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 6:00pm

Living Love explores the ancient teachings of yoga  that assist with living in the world and facing life's difficulties. This book leads you through processes that can help you shift negative beliefs and thought patterns, transform your relationship with yourself and others and ultimately your life. A unique blend of the ancient teachings of yoga, the Yama and Niyama of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, and modern psychology.  It offers teachings for happiness, compassion, self-love, and self-realization.

It gives simple practices that can resolve, solve, clarify, heal, purify, fend off confusion, dispel error and light your way into developing a deeper connection with your true divine nature. Living Love is a practical guide to living a deep and fulfilling life that will move you towards awakening to the deepest love within you.

Megan Nolan PhD. is an author of spiritual books and a teacher of meditation and yogic wisdom. She is also a licensed psychologist in private practice, an Acharya, an ERYT 500 yoga teacher, and founder and the president of Ananda Gurukula, a non-profit organization dedicated to traditional yoga teachings. Nolan holds satsanga, wisdom teachings classes, retreats and kirtans at the Santa Rosa Ashram and various locations on the West Coast.

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$14.99
ISBN: 9780986304712
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Ananda Gurukula - November 4th, 2016

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San Francisco, CA 94111

Friends of Book Passage - Members-Only Sale (All Stores)

Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 9:00am

Book Passage staff would like to remind our loyal members of a very special 30% off Members-only Sale!

This fun, Members-only event will be held Saturday, July 22, from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm at all three Book Passage locations. All members, whether new, current or former, are invited to participate. If you fall into the "former" category, now is your opportunity to renew your membership so that you don't miss out on this special 30% off sale. New members are also invited, so invite your friends to join!

Any bookseller can help with new or renewing memberships. Or, you can contact jcarlucci@bookpassage.com. You may also join or renew online here. We look forward to another special day with our Friends of Book Passage.

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Khary Lazarre-White - Passage (Ferry Building)

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 6:00pm

Passage tells the story of Warrior, a young black man navigating the snowy winter streets of Harlem and Brooklyn in 1993. Warrior is surrounded by deep family love and a sustaining connection to his history, bonds that arm him as he confronts the urban forces that surround him—both supernatural and human—including some that seek his very destruction.

For Warrior and his peers, the reminders that they, as black men, aren’t meant to be fully free, are everywhere. The high schools are filled with teachers who aren’t qualified and don’t care as much about their students’ welfare as that they pass the state exams. Getting from point A to point B usually means eluding violence, and possibly death, at the hands of the “blue soldiers” and your own brothers. Making it home means accepting that you may open the door to find that someone you love did not have the same good fortune.

Warrior isn’t even safe in his own mind. He’s haunted by the spirits of ancestors and of the demons of the system of oppression. Though the story told in Passage takes place in 1993, there is a striking parallel between Warrior’s experience and the experiences of black male youth today, since nothing has really changed. Every memory in the novel is the memory of thousands of black families. Every conversation is a message both to those still in their youth and those who left their youth behind long ago. Passage is a novel for then and now.

Khary Lazarre-White is a writer, social justice advocate, attorney, and activist who has dedicated his life to the educational outcome and opportunities for young people of color at key life stages. His support base is far-reaching and diverse, built over the past twenty-two years as co-founder and executive director of The Brotherhood/Sister Sol. He has received awards for his work, including the Oprah Winfrey Angel Network Use Your Life Award, the Ford Foundation Leadership for a Changing World Award, awards from Black Girls Rock! and the Andrew Goodman Foundation, and a Resident Fellowship Award to the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center. Khary Lazarre-White is a highly influential presence among national policymakers and broadcast, print, and social media outlets. He has written for the Huffington Post, NYU Press, Nation Books, and MSNBC.com, and has edited three books, The Brotherhood Speaks, Voices of the Brotherhood/Sister Sol, and Off the Subject. He lives in Harlem, New York City.
 

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$21.95
ISBN: 9781609807832
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Seven Stories Press - September 26th, 2017

"In Lazarre-White's] world, mysticism and madness walk hand in hand with the waking reality of so many young Black men in America, a reality that by any rational measure is itself insane." --Susan L. Taylor


1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

Joshua Davis - From Head Shops to Whole Foods (San Francisco)

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 6:00pm

In the 1960s and '70s, a diverse range of storefronts—including head shops, African American bookstores, feminist businesses, and organic grocers—countered corporate power by bringing the work of political movements (the New Left, Black Power, feminism, environmentalism, and more) into the marketplace. Through shared ownership, limited growth, and workplace democracy, these "activist entrepreneurs" offered alternatives to conventional profit-driven business models. By the middle of the 1970s, thousands of these businesses operated across the United States—but only a handful survive today, and some, like Whole Foods Market, have abandoned their quest for collective political change in favor of the pursuit of profits.

Vividly portraying the struggles, successes, and sacrifices made by these activist business owners, From Head Shops to Whole Foods writes a new history of social movements and capitalism by showing how activists embraced small businesses in a way few historians have considered. The book rethinks the widespread idea that the work of social movements and political dissent is by definition antithetical to business and market activity. Joshua Clark Davis uncovers the historical roots of contemporary interest in ethical consumption, social enterprise, mission-driven businesses, and buying local while also showing how current companies, both big and small, have adopted the language—but rarely the mission—of liberation and social change.

Joshua Clark Davis is an assistant professor of history at the University of Baltimore.
 

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$35.00
ISBN: 9780231171588
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Columbia University Press - August 8th, 2017

In the 1960s and '70s, a diverse range of storefronts--including head shops, African American bookstores, feminist businesses, and organic grocers--brought the work of the New Left, Black Power, feminism, environmentalism, and other movements into the marketplace.


1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

Left Coast Writers®: Tommie W. Whitener - Mother Earth (San Francisco)

Monday, July 10, 2017 - 6:00pm

The personal development world was new to Alex, Roberta and Marie when they joined twenty or so others (the “Stars”) for a series of residential “leadership” courses at a retreat center deep among the redwoods in Sonoma County. The fact that they had left their spouses behind should have been the first harbinger of trouble.

As the “Stars” did their ropes courses and told their innermost secrets to each other as part of their development, they experienced changes not shared by their husbands and wives at home. Thus, the spouses were often not ready for the “evolved” person who came back to them with new ideas of honesty, life purpose and, sometimes, deep and growing spirituality. A period of adjustment was the norm. Most of the couples were successful. All were changed by the experience.

It is this nexus between individual personal development and the marital relationship that Mother Earth: Three Couples explores with candor and insight. 

Tommie W. Whitener has practiced Family Law in Marin County and the Bay Area for many years. As he winds down his law practice, he is now putting his extensive knowledge of people and relationships gained during that time to work in his new career as a writer. After having handled thousands of divorce cases, he believes he is particularly well qualified to write on the marital connection and the effect on it when one of the spouses “develops” and the other does not. Currently he is working on a collection of short stories and memoirs to be published later this year and a volume of historical fiction concerning two remarkable generations of his ancestors who were Arkansas farmers. He lives in Novato with his wife Svetlana, who is an executive coach. He is often found in Seattle with new grandchildren and in his beloved Los Angeles, where he grew up.

1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

Rafe Bartholomew - Two and Two (San Francisco)

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 6:00pm

Since it opened in 1854, McSorley's Old Ale House has been a New York institution. This is the landmark watering hole where Abraham Lincoln campaigned and Boss Tweed kicked back with the Tammany Hall machine. Where a pair of Houdini's handcuffs found their final resting place. And where soldiers left behind wishbones before departing for the First World War, never to return and collect them. Many of the bar's traditions remain intact, from the newspaper-covered walls to the plates of cheese and raw onions, the sawdust-strewn floors to the tall-tales told by its bartenders.

But in addition to the bar's rich history, McSorley's is home to a deeply personal story about two men: Rafe Bartholomew, the writer who grew up in the landmark pub, and his father, Geoffrey "Bart" Bartholomew, a career bartender who has been working the taps for forty-five years.

On weekends, Rafe Bartholomew would tag along for the early hours of his dad's shift, polishing brass doorknobs, watching over the bar cats, and handling other odd jobs until he grew old enough to join Bart behind the bar. McSorley's was a place of bizarre rituals, bawdy humor, and tasks as unique as the bar itself: protecting the decades-old dust that had gathered on treasured artifacts; shot-putting thirty-pound grease traps into high-walled Dumpsters; and trying to keep McSorley's open through the worst of Hurricane Sandy. But for Rafe, the bar means home. It's the place where he and his father have worked side by side, serving light and dark ale, always in pairs, the way it's always been done. Where they've celebrated victories, like the publication of his father's first book of poetry, and coped with misfortune, like the death of Rafe's mother. Where Rafe learned to be part of something bigger than himself and also how to be his own man.

By turns touching, crude, and wildly funny, Two and Two reveals universal truths about family, loss, and the bursting history of one of New York's most beloved institutions.

Rafe Bartholomew is the author of Pacific Rims. He was one of the original editors of Grantland, where he wrote and edited sports features from 2011 to 2015, and his work has appeared in Slate, the New York Times, the Chicago Reader, Deadspin and other leading online and print publications. Several of his stories have been honored in the Best American Sports Writing series. He lives in Los Angeles.
 


 

Two and Two: McSorley's, My Dad, and Me Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316231596
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little Brown and Company - May 9th, 2017

A deeply stirring memoir of fathers, sons, and the oldest bar in New York City


1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

Patricia Tanumihardja - Farm to Table Asian Secrets (San Francisco)

Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 11:30am

Join Patricia Tanumihardja for a Meet & Greet opportunity!

In Farm to Table Asian Secrets, you'll learn the secrets of vegetarian and vegan Asian cooking -- how to blend flavors, textures, aromas and colors -- to create full-flavored vegetarian dishes that are missing none of the umami normally associated only with meat and dairy.

Each chapter based on seasonal vegetables provides a wide range of choices using produce that is available at that time of year -- making it easy to plan a variety of menus that are never dull or indifferent. Here are just a few examples of the tempting Asian recipes in this book:

  • Starters and Snacks such as Crispy Spring Rolls, Green Apple Salad with Tangy Thai Dressing, Butternut Squash Pot Stickers and Korean-Style Buffalo Broccoli
  • Family-Style Meals such as Asparagus in Lemongrass-Coconut Cream Sauce, Grilled Vegetable Kebabs with Two Marinades, General Tso's Eggplant and Kung Pao Potatoes
  • All-in-One Meals such as "Have It Everyday" Pad Thai, Crispy Noodles with Savory Vegetables, Sweet Potato Rice Stew and Easy Miso Ramen


Patricia Tanumihardja is an experienced food writer and expert on Asian and sustainable farm-to-table cooking. She shows you how to buy and use the freshest in-season produce to create delicious dishes with startlingly new flavors and textures--by adding a few "secret ingredients"--the traditional sweet, sour, spicy, savory seasonings that every Asian cook knows. She also explains in this Asian cookbook how the use of contrasting textures (for example silky tofu with crunchy peanuts) can create greater food enjoyment and a stimulating new dining experience.

A home cook at heart, Pat's recipes are very straightforward without lots of exotic ingredients or specialized tools. They are also easy and quick to prepare. She shows you how adding a few Asian fermented and pickled vegan products like miso or pickled greens will add a new universe of flavors to your cooking. The same is true for flavor-enhancers like fried shallots, crispy fried garlic and the flavored oils that Asian chefs and restaurants use on a regular basis.

Patricia Tanumihardja is an experienced writer who reviews restaurants, profiles chefs and artisanal food producers, and writes about travel and food. She was born in Indonesia and brought up in Singapore before moving to the U.S. and settling in Northern Virginia, where she now lives with her husband and son. Growing up in several different food cultures, she learned to appreciate a wide variety of foods and flavors from a young age, and learned to cook as soon as she could tell the difference between garlic and ginger. As a writer, she sees the world through a multicultural lens and enjoys covering topics relating to food history and food culture. She contributes to Edible Seattle, Seattle, Seattle Met, Monterey County Weekly, Sunset and Saveur and her debut cookbook was The Asian Grandmothers' Cookbook: Home Cooking from Asian American Kitchens. Pat writes the "Pickles and Tea" food blog in collaboration with the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center which showcases contemporary Asian food culture in America.

Farm to Table Asian Secrets: Vegan & Vegetarian Full-Flavored Recipes for Every Season Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780804847230
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Tuttle Publishing - March 28th, 2017

In this delightful Asian cookbook, you'll learn the secrets of vegetarian and vegan Asian cooking--how to blend flavors, textures, aromas and colors--to create full-flavored vegetarian dishes that are missing none of the umami normally associated only with meat and dairy.


1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

Michelle Tam & Henry Fong - Ready or Not! (San Francisco)

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 6:00pm

A new cookbook from the James Beard award-nominees and New York Times best-selling creators of Nom Nom Paleo, the wildly popular blog, app, and best-selling cookbook

You know how it is: some days, you're fired up and ready to cook; other days, you dread the thought of making dinner. More often than not, you find yourself floating somewhere between inspiration and desperation. What's a crazy busy (but kind of lazy) home cook to do?

The answer: pick up this book. Ready or Not makes healthy Paleo home cooking a breeze, no matter if there's time to prepare or just minutes to spare. Whether you're a fastidious planner or a last-minute improviser, you'll find plenty of deliciously nourishing options, from make-ahead feasts to lightning-fast leftover makeovers. Presented in Nom Nom Paleo's deliriously fun comic book style, Ready or Not makes Paleo cooking easy, no matter how much time you have. In fact, this cookbook is organized into color-coded sections to match your readiness level: 

  • GET SET First, stock your kitchen with essential building blocks--from store-bought necessities to D.I.Y. ingredients that'll set you up for anytime cooking.
  • READY Got time to cook? Turn to these recipes for make-ahead meals and spectacular dishes like Pressure Cooker Bo Ssam and Strawberry Almond Semifreddo
  • KINDA READY Learn how to transform pantry staples and leftovers into impromptu meals that'll satisfy the most discriminating palates.
  • NOT READY Emergency meals can be delicious, too. In this section, you'll find super-fast recipes like savory stir-fries and sheet pan suppers.

Along with colorfully written and gorgeously photographed step-by-step recipes presented in a cheeky cartoon format, this book features kitchen hacks, Paleo ingredient guides, meal plans, shopping lists and more.

Michelle Tam and Henry Fong are the critically acclaimed co-creators of Nom Nom Paleo, the Saveur Award winning food blog and Webby Award winning cooking app. Their first cookbook, Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans, became a New York Times bestseller, and was nominated for a James Beard Foundation Award. Michelle is the working mom and food nerd behind Nom Nom Paleo's recipes and personality. Her obsessions include dark chocolate, trashy reality television shows, and miniature toy food from Japan. Michelle has a degree in nutrition and food science from the University of California at Berkeley, and earned her doctorate in pharmacy from the University of California at San Francisco. For over a dozen years, she worked the graveyard shift at Stanford Hospital and Clinics as a night pharmacist. Henry is a lawyer by day, but moonlights as the photographer, illustrator, and designer of the Nom Nom Paleo cookbooks, app, and blog. Henry is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and Yale Law School. Michelle, Henry, and their sons Owen and Oliver currently split their time between Palo Alto, California and Portland, Oregon.

Ready or Not!: 150+ Make-Ahead, Make-Over, and Make-Now Recipes by Nom Nom Paleo Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781449478292
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - August 1st, 2017

Ready or Not, it's a new cookbook from the James Beard award-nominees and New York Times best-selling creators of Nom Nom Paleo, the wildly popular blog, app, and best-selling cookbook


1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

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