San Francisco Events

[Bookstore Day] Lou Bustamante - The Complete Cocktail Manual (San Francisco)

Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 2:00pm

 

Special Independent Bookstore Day Event!

Learn everything you need to know to craft the perfect cocktail -- or two, or three...but who's counting? Spirits writer and expert Lou Bustamante, in partnership with the United States Bartenders' Guild, collects the best cocktail recipes, techniques, and histories in this must-have volume that has a place in every home bar. From worldwide classics to creative new combinations and packed with expert tips from bartenders across the globe, The Complete Cocktail Manual will help you stock your bar, impress your friends, and throw one hell of a party. 

Lou Bustamante is a bar, spirits, and cocktail writer who has done everything from recipe and product development and distillery work to bartending and teaching cocktail classes. He covers the local and national spirits scene for the San Francisco Chronicle, The Bold Italic, 7x7, Wine & Spirits Weekly, and many others.

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Book Passage is thrilled to once again be participating in Independent Bookstore Day. We'll have a selection of limited edition items (see the list here), as well as events at our stores.

In San Francisco, we'll also have an "Under the Yellow Umbrella" tribute to beloved author Amy Krouse Rosenthal, and our "Baking Booksellers" will choose some of their favorite cookie recipes from featured books, put in some overtime in the kitchen, and share the bounty. We will also be participating in an SF Bicycle Book Tour. For more info, click here

San Francisco Events for April 29:

10:00 am - Meg Lentz, Ready, Set, Build
10:30 am - Eleanor Burke, Meet and Greet
12:00 pm - Chris Santella, The Tug is the Drug
2:00 pm - Lou Bustamante, The Complete Cocktail Manual

Corte Madera Events for April 29:

4:00 pm - Artist Reception with Sylvia Gonzalez
7:00 pm - Movie Night: The Outsiders

 

 

 

The Complete Cocktail Manual: 285 Tips, Tricks, and Recipes Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9781681880990
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Weldon Owen - October 18th, 2016

Learn everything you need to know to craft the perfect cocktail--or two, or three...but who's counting? Spirits writer and expert Lou Bustamante, in partnership with the United States Bartenders' Guild, collects the best cocktail recipes, techniques, and histories in this must-have volume that has a place in every home bar.


1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

[Bookstore Day] Meg Lentz - Ready, Set, Build (San Francisco)

Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 10:00am

 

Special Independent Bookstore Day Event!

In Ready, Set, Build, readers follow a busy dog builder as he sketches and plans his dream, clears rubble to make space, and gets to work digging, lifting, and sawing. He builds a house for himself and his bird friend, and satisfied after a hard day's work, they takes in all they've done and look forward to the next day of building.

Meg Fleming has built many wonders in the field of construction. Her greatest architectural achievement is a 17-foot gum wrapper chain that she made in the car when she was eleven years old. She loves hatching ideas, then building . . . and building . . . until they become her favorite thing: a story. Meg writes from her home outside of San Francisco, California, with her husband and kids who build things out of wood and wheels, flour and sugar, and bits and bytes. She also has a dog who always wears a hardhat.

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Book Passage is thrilled to once again be participating in Independent Bookstore Day. We'll have a selection of limited edition items (see the list here), as well as events at our stores.

In San Francisco, we'll also have an "Under the Yellow Umbrella" tribute to beloved author Amy Krouse Rosenthal, and our "Baking Booksellers" will choose some of their favorite cookie recipes from featured books, put in some overtime in the kitchen, and share the bounty. We will also be participating in an SF Bicycle Book Tour. For more info, click here

San Francisco Events for April 29:

10:00 am - Meg Lentz, Ready, Set, Build
10:30 am - Eleanor Burke, Meet and Greet
12:00 pm - Chris Santella, The Tug is the Drug
2:00 pm - Lou Bustamante, The Complete Cocktail Manual

Corte Madera Events for April 29:

4:00 pm - Artist Reception with Sylvia Gonzalez
7:00 pm - Movie Night: The Outsiders

 

 

 

Ready, Set, Build! Cover Image
By Meg Fleming, Jarvis (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781499801750
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little Bee Books - April 4th, 2017

Grab your hard hat and get ready for a day of construction fun with a busy builder and his friend
Grab your hard hat, tie your boots.
Pack your lunch. Ready? Scoot
Sketch a dream. Post a chart.
Hatch the plan before you start.


1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

Cooks with Books: Deepa Thomas - Deepa's Secrets (San Francisco)

Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 12:30pm

Taj Campton Place, San Francisco • $150 per person
Event ticket includes meal, wine, tip, tax, and a signed copy of the book.

Upon learning that rice and bread were the culprits for her husband’s type 2 diabetes, Deepa Thomas deconstructed and reinvented her native Indian cuisine. Deepa made anew seventy slow carb recipes, incorporating time-saving Western cooking techniques, breaking-news research on gut health and weight loss, and Ayurvedic wisdom (“When diet is right, medicine is of no need; and when diet is wrong, medicine is of no use.”). After six months of cooking and eating “New Indian,” Deepa lost twenty pounds and freed her husband from a ten-year routine of insulin shots. Part cookbook and part memoir, Deepa’s Secrets introduces breakthrough slow carb and gut-healing recipes that are simple and nutrient-packed, without sacrificing its rich South Asian flavors. On a mission to demystify and make healthy an “exotic” cuisine, Deepa shares shortcuts and techniques that will make “New Indian” everyday fare. Bold and intimate, Deepa’s Secrets will undoubtedly change your cooking, and quite possibly your life.
 
Deepa is gifting all her proceeds from Deepa’s Secrets to FoodCorps, a nonprofit that connects children to healthy food in American schools.
 
“They’re no longer secrets! Home cooks and professional chefs will be inspired to use Deepa’s original, simple methods for harnessing complex flavors to create amazing tastes.”
—Srijith Gopinathan, executive chef of two-Michelin starred Taj Campton Place.

 

Deepa's Secrets: Slow Carb New Indian Cuisine Cover Image
By Deepa Thomas, Curt Ellis (Foreword by)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781510718982
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Skyhorse Publishing - July 4th, 2017

A journey from old traditions to modern Indian cooking with deliciously simple and gut-healing recipes that leave you feeling fulfilled--rather than full.


Taj Campton Place
340 Stockton Street
San Francisco, CA 94108

Liyana Silver - Feminine Genius (San Francisco)

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 6:30pm

“Women are like candle flames,” writes Liyana Silver. “We can be dazzling sources of light and fire. But most of us are dimmed down, stressed out, and burnt out. The woman who will help to light and heal our world does the radical act of turning her own inner flame back on.” Feminine Genius combines Liyana’s insightful prose with nitty-gritty practices to help us break free of the conditioned cages that keep us trapped and reclaim the sensuality, power, and wild intelligence hidden within.

There is a particular kind of insanity running rampant in the world that compels most women to stuff down, ignore, or hide parts of ourselves in order to be acceptable, attractive, or taken seriously.

Which doesn’t work. It actually ensures we remain unfulfilled, miserable, and at war with ourselves—and that is a war no woman can win.

So now comes the good news: There is a path to help you become the woman you are aching to become.

This path is unruly, messy, a wee bit naughty, and audaciously asks you trust the very parts of you that you previously warred against. While this path has no script, map, or blueprint, you’ll learn to use your sensuous, desirous, wildly feeling female body as a steadfast and trustworthy compass.

Liyana Silver is a coach, teacher, and speaker who helps women find the full expression of their feminine strength in work and life. Her offerings include the mentorship program Woman: The Embodiment Experience and The Inner Feminine Badass Bootcamp online course. She lives in the San Francisco Bay area.

Feminine Genius: The Provocative Path to Waking Up and Turning on the Wisdom of Being a Woman Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781622038299
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Sounds True - June 2017

There is a particular kind of insanity running rampant in the world that compels most women to stuff down, ignore, or hide parts of ourselves in order to be acceptable, attractive, or taken seriously.

Which doesn't work. It actually ensures we remain unfulfilled, miserable, and at war with ourselves--and that is a war no woman can win.


1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

Laurie R. King & More - The Anatomy of Innocence (San Francisco)

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 6:00pm

Co-Sponsored by Mystery Writers of America & The Innocence Project

San Francisco Public Library (Koret Auditorium) • Free to the Public • Refreshments afterward

This unique book recalls the work of the great muckrakers of the past, as an outraged team of America’s bestselling writers confront the disasters of wrongful convictions. The Anatomy of Innocence is a ground-breaking anthology, in which 14 exonerated inmates narrate their stories to a roster of high-profile mystery and thriller writers. These writers, in turn, have captured the harrowing experiences of these wrongfully convicted individuals.

The panel includes lawyer/writers Laura Caldwell and Leslie S. Klinger, editors of Anatomy of Innocence; Linda Starr, cofounder and legal director of the Northern California Innocence Project; and bestselling crime writer Laurie R. King, a contributor to the project.

 

Anatomy of Innocence: Testimonies of the Wrongfully Convicted Cover Image
By Laura Caldwell (Editor), Leslie S. Klinger (Editor), Scott Turow (Introduction by)
$26.95
ISBN: 9781631490880
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - March 28th, 2017

Wrongful convictions, long regarded as statistical anomalies in an otherwise sound justice system, now appear with frightening regularity. But few people understand just how or why they happen and, more important, the immeasurable consequences that often haunt the lucky few who are acquitted, years after they are proven innocent.


Koret Auditorium
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Annemarie Ahearn - Full Moon Suppers at Salt Water Farm (San Francisco)

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 1:00pm

Full Moon Suppers at Salt Water Farm invites you to a series of magical, seasonal suppers where dear friends gather around a farm table to celebrate the bounty that the land and sea provide.

This menu-driven cookbook offers twelve beautifully crafted meals derived from more than one hundred sold-out evening events at Salt Water Farm, the author's cooking school in Maine. Even if you can't make it to one of Annemarie's monthly Full Moon Suppers, you can re-create them at home, beneath a full moon -- or any night -- for family and friends.

Each supper includes a portrait of the month: its climate, its rewards, and its ritual kitchen tasks--and a menu inspired by those characteristics. This is not only a celebration of the earth and its bounty but a reward for the hard work that goes into food production. These meals pay respect to the elements, the conditions of the earth, soil, and sea, and seasonal traditions as we round the lunar cycle.

Annemarie Ahearn founded Salt Water Farm in 2009, a cooking school for home cooks on Maine's Penobscot Bay. She began her studies at Colorado College, during which time her interest in food developed while living in Aix-en-Provence, where she studied Provincial cuisine and visited the open-air markets. Later, she apprenticed in the kitchen at Le Jardin Notre Dame in Paris.

While in New York, Annemarie worked in the editorial department at Saveur Magazine and wrote a biweekly food column for The L Magazine, entitled the "Downtown Chef." After attending the Institute of Culinary Education with a degree in both Culinary Arts and Culinary Management she worked for Dan Barber at Blue Hill Restaurant as personal assistant to Tom Colicchio of Craft Restaurants, and as a personal chef in New York. She also worked at the Slow Food Headquarters and before opening Salt Water Farm, she taught classes at Cook and Taste, a small, recreational cooking school in Barcelona.

Before turning 30, Ahearn was named "Top 30 Under 30" in Food & Wine Magazine, "changing the way America eats." In 2013, Ahearn opened Salt Water Farm Cafe & Market in Rockport Harbor, Maine, offering locally sourced fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and garnered acclaim in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and the Boston Globe as well as Bon Appetit, Downeast Magazine, and Maine Magazine. Ahearn is also a contributing writer for Downeast Magazine, sharing recipes from her school and regularly teaches high school students in her community cooking skills through a program she calls "Back to Basics."

 

Full Moon Suppers at Salt Water Farm: Recipes from Land and Sea Cover Image
By Annemarie Ahearn, Kristin Teig (Photographer)
$35.00
ISBN: 9781611803327
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Roost Books - May 23rd, 2017

Full Moon Suppers at Salt Water Farm invites you to a series of magical, seasonal suppers where dear friends gather around a farm table to celebrate the bounty that the land and sea provide.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Gov. John Kasich - Two Paths (San Francisco)

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 6:00pm

Ohio Governor John Kasich answers the burning question of our time: "Where do we go from here?" Do we head down the right path...or the garden path?

When Ohio governor John Kasich ran for president, his powerful message of hope and togetherness struck a chord with American voters. In Two Paths: America Divided or United, he carries that message forward by reflecting on the tumultuous 2016 campaign, sharing his concerns for America and his hopes for our future, and sounding a clarion call to reason and purpose, humility and dignity, righteousness and calm.

“The country never looked so grand and magnificent as it did from ten thousand feet,” he writes of his time on the campaign trail, “and it was always a thrilling, faith-affirming thing to look out our window and see the sun splashing across Bryce Canyon in Utah, or the lights of the New York skyline at night as we flew past the Statue of Liberty, or an open field in the heartland that ran as far as our eyes could see.... I’d look out and think what an honor it would be to lead this great nation, what a blessing.”

To be sure, the full story of the 2016 Presidential race will be written over time, but to understand what it was to be on the front lines of one of the most divisive and corrosive campaign battlegrounds in history, readers won’t find a richer, more thoughtful firsthand account than this one—a frank, refreshing assessment of the American dynamic and a clear path we might follow toward a more promising tomorrow.

As Governor Kasich reminds us in these pages, America is great because America is good—and because Americans have stayed true to who we are: one nation, under God, indivisible.

John Kasich is the Governor of Ohio and a former U.S. presidential candidate. As a U.S. Congressman, he was Chairman of the powerful House Budget Committee the last time the budget was balanced, and he served for 18 years on the Armed Services Committee. His three previous books were all New York Times bestsellers: Courage is Contagious; Stand for Something; and Every Other Monday. He and his wife Karen have twin teenage daughters.

 

Two Paths: America Divided or United Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250138460
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: St. Martin's Press - April 25th, 2017

Two paths. One choice--the path that exploits anger, encourages resentment, turns fear into hatred and divides people. This path solves nothing, demeans our history, weakens our country and cheapens each of us. It has but one beneficiary and that is to the politician who speaks of it. The other path is the one America has been down before. It is well-trod, it is at times steep, but it is solid.


1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

Left Coast Writers®: Susanna Solomon - More Point Reyes Sheriff's Calls (San Francisco)

Monday, June 12, 2017 - 6:00pm

In More Point Reyes Sheriff's Calls, Susanna Solomon, a resident of both San Anselmo and Point Reyes Station, finds humor and delight in the Sheriff's Calls printed in the local newspaper the Point Reyes Light, where she draws inspiration for her short stories. This is the second collection.

Susanna Solomon makes her home in Northern California where she splits her time between Point Reyes Station and San Anselmo. She’s been writing a long time and her work has appeared in the Point Reyes Light, The MacGuffin Review, Foliate Oak Magazine, Meat for Tea – The Valley Review, the Redwood Writers Anthology, The Literary Journal of Carteret Writers, the West Wind Centennial, and online in The Mill Valley Literary Review and Harlots Sauce Radio, an ezine. Her first book of short stories, Point Reyes Sheriff’s Calls, came out in 2013. In the early seventies she started writing for newspapers, where one newspaper set her work in hot type. After covering local news, city councils and writing several investigative pieces, she made a life change in the early 80s and entered engineering school where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. She’s been an electrical engineer ever since. For the last sixteen years she’s owned and operated her own consulting business. Although electrical engineering is her profession, writing is her passion and her love.

 

More Point Reyes Sheriff's Calls Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781943588336
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Lucky Bat Books - July 22nd, 2016

1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

Left Coast Writers®: Marilyn Skinner Lanier - Hardpan (San Francisco)

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 6:00pm

Set in the mid-1950s in rural Wyoming, Hardpan tells the journey of a young ranch family grappling with the fierce forces of nature and the changing American West after World War II.

The author grew up on her grandparents' ranch in Jordan Valley, Oregon, serious cattle country and home to Basque sheepherders, until spring 1954 when her family moved to an even bigger cattle ranch in Clark, Wyoming. Therein lies the setting and stimulus for Lanier's first novel, Hardpan.

Returning from the war to manage the family ranch in eastern Oregon, Kurt Glover confronts familial challenges to his new role. Yet, Kurt's decision to relocate his family to a remote cattle ranch in Wyoming introduces risks to his young family that he never imagined.

It is a tale of external forces tearing at the ranching roots of a family, recounted from the points-of-view of the father, Kurt, and his older daughter, Linda. With the disintegration of the life they have known together, while Linda is thrust into the glamour world of televised wrestling, instant religion, and people desperate to reclaim a daughter they have lost through a tragic accident, her father is struggling to reestablish himself as the family breadwinner by taking on jobs in central California that are foreign to his upbringing.

Marilyn Skinner Lanier grew up on her grandparents’ ranch in southeastern Oregon, serious cattle country and home to Basque sheepherders, until spring 1954 when her parents moved to an even bigger cattle ranch in northwest Wyoming, the setting for her debut novel, Hardpan, published by Westerly Directions Press in 2015. Two short stories, “The Drop-off” and “The Invisible Delivery Man,” were published in the 2016 Redwood Writers Anthology.

The author has an MA in English from CSU-East Bay, and has taken online creative writing courses thru UCLA Extension. She participated in the 2014 Napa Valley Writers’ Conference and is an active member of Redwood Writers, a large branch of the California Writers Club, and the Left Coast Writers.

 

Hardpan Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780996537223
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Westerly Directions Press - September 1st, 2015

1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

[Bookstore Day] Eleanor Burke - Sketching SF's Neighborhoods (San Francisco)

Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 10:30am

 

Special Independent Bookstore Day Event!

Sketching San Francisco's Neighborhoods: A Visual Journey Through a Diverse, Unique City is a visual journey through the well-known and not so well-known areas of this unique city - sketches and text describe the scenes and illustrate the history as well.

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Book Passage is thrilled to once again be participating in Independent Bookstore Day. We'll have a selection of limited edition items (see the list here), as well as events at our stores.

In San Francisco, we'll also have an "Under the Yellow Umbrella" tribute to beloved author Amy Krouse Rosenthal, and our "Baking Booksellers" will choose some of their favorite cookie recipes from featured books, put in some overtime in the kitchen, and share the bounty. We will also be participating in an SF Bicycle Book Tour. For more info, click here

San Francisco Events for April 29:

10:00 am - Meg Lentz, Ready, Set, Build
10:30 am - Eleanor Burke, Meet and Greet
12:00 pm - Chris Santella, The Tug is the Drug
2:00 pm - Lou Bustamante, The Complete Cocktail Manual

Corte Madera Events for April 29:

4:00 pm - Artist Reception with Sylvia Gonzalez
7:00 pm - Movie Night: The Outsiders

 

 

 

Sketching San Francisco Neighborhoods  Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780615424026
Availability: Special Order
Published: Eleanor Burke - April 1st, 2011

1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

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