San Francisco Events

Emily Paster - Food Swap (San Francisco)

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 6:00pm

Part cookbook, part how-to guide, Food Swap features more than 80 recipes for artisanal items that will be coveted at food swaps and adored as gifts, including everything from salted caramel sauce and Meyer lemon curd to green tomato salsa, lavender shortbread, cultured butter, apricot jalapeño jelly, and rum vanilla extract. You’ll also find creative ways to irresistibly package your items, plus perforated gift tags ready for personalization. Finally, author Emily Paster—co-founder of the Chicago Food Swap, one of the biggest in the world—offers guidance on setting up a food swap in your own community, as well as inspiring stories from people who are part of this growing movement.

Emily Paster is the creator of the popular website West of the Loop, which was named a Top Mommy Blog by Time Out Chicago Kids and a Family Food Blog to Savor by Red Tricycle. She is the co-founder of the Chicago Food Swap, teaches canning classes in the Chicago area, and writes on food and entertaining for Chicago Parent magazine.

Food Swap: Specialty Recipes for Bartering, Sharing & Giving Including the World S Best Salted Caramel Sauce Cover Image
By Emily Paster, Kate Payne (Foreword by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781612125633
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Storey Publishing - May 17th, 2016

Part cookbook, part how-to guide, "Food Swap" features more than 80 recipes for artisanal items that will be coveted at food swaps and adored as gifts, including everything from salted caramel sauce and Meyer lemon curd to green tomato salsa, lavender shortbread, cultured butter, apricot jalapeno jelly, and rum vanilla extract.


1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

Shane Dawson - It Gets Worse

Friday, July 29, 2016 - 6:00pm

Photo-op Event
Wristbands: $20 (includes pre-signed book and entry for photo op)

Please note: online registration is now closed. To purchase tickets, please call (415) 927-0960 x1

Guidelines for fans:

We want all fans to have the best possible experience on the "It Gets Worse" tour. In the interest of time and to maximize the number of fans with whom Shane can visit, the following rules will be in effect for all "It Gets Worse" signings. We are putting these rules in place for the safety and enjoyment of everyone involved. Please respect each other and Shane. We look forward to seeing you on July 29!

  • Every fan must purchase a ticket (which includes a copy of It Gets Worse) through Book Passage’s website or at either of its two store locations to attend the event. You will can pick up your wristband from Will Call at Book Passage Ferry Building starting two hours prior to the event. Limited space is available.
  • All books will be pre-signed by Shane. No additional personalization is possible.
  • No purses or bags will be allowed at the event. Please leave these items at home.
  • Every fan will have a professional photograph taken that is retrievable at www.ItGetsWorseBook.photo. No personal photographs with cell phones or digital cameras are allowed.

BAG CHECK AT SHANE DAWSON EVENT
PLEASE NOTE a few VERY IMPORTANT SECURITY MEASURES:
Everyone entering the event will be screened with a metal detector.  To help make this process as smooth as possible, please leave bags, knapsacks, metal jewelry, belts and metallic items at home.  NO BAGS WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE EVENT.  You will be refused entry and asked to take bags back to your car, so please just grab your keys, wallet and phone and leave everything else at home.  Shane is happy to accept your letters, but no bagged gifts will be allowed unless in translucent packaging.  No food please!

Please see below for additional Q&A.

Can I have merchandise signed?

Due to time limitations, no additional merchandise can be signed.

Can I bring my friends?

No, all those queuing MUST have a ticket. To avoid disappointment, we must stress that there will be no opportunity to meet Shane for non-ticket holders.

What if I want or already have an additional copy of the book?

Everyone must buy their wristband (which includes a copy of It Gets Worse) through Book Passage’s website or at its two store locations to be allowed into the line. Purchases from other retailers will not be allowed for this event.

Can I have my picture taken with Shane?

At the event, a professional photographer will take your picture with Shane. This photo will be available after the event at www.ItGetsWorseBook.photo. No cell phone photos or personal photos outside of the professional photographer will be allowed in the interest of time. Furthermore, all attendees who come as a group will be allowed one photo per group.

Customers Under the age of 14

Please note that any customers under the age of 14 years old attending the signing MUST be accompanied by an adult. The accompanying adult will not need a wristband and will not able to purchase additional copies of the book. Due to time and space restrictions, accompanying adults may not be able to access the signing area.

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New York Times bestselling author Shane Dawson returns with another highly entertaining and uproariously funny essay collection, chronicling a mix of real life moments both extraordinary and mortifying, yet always full of heart.

Shane Dawson shared some of his best and worst experiences in I Hate Myselfie, the critically acclaimed book that secured his place as a gifted humorist and keen observer of millennial culture. Fans felt as though they knew him after devouring the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, Los Angeles Times, and Wall Street Journal bestseller. They were right almost.

In this new collection of original personal essays, Shane goes even deeper, sharing never-before-revealed stories from his life, giving readers a no-holds-barred look at moments both bizarre and relatable, from cult-like Christian after-school activities, dressing in drag, and losing his virginity, to hiring a psychic, clashes with celebrities, and coming to terms with his bisexuality. Every step of the way, Shane maintains his signature brand of humor, proving that even the toughest breaks can be funny when you learn to laugh at yourself.

It Gets Worse: A Collection of Essays is Let's Pretend This Never Happened and Running With Scissors for the millennial generation: an inspiring, intelligent, and brutally honest collection of true stories by a YouTube sensation-turned one of the freshest new voices out there.

Shane Dawson is a director, actor, comedian, musician, YouTube vlogger, and the New York Times bestselling author of I Hate Myselfie. He lives in Hollywood, California. Find him on YouTube.com/user/ShaneDawsonTV.

 

It Gets Worse: A Collection of Essays Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501132841
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atria/Keywords Press - July 19th, 2016

"New York Times" bestselling author Shane Dawson returns with another highly entertaining and uproariously funny essay collection, chronicling a mix of real life moments both extraordinary and mortifying, yet always full of heart.


1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

Jonathan Shapiro - Deadly Force

Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 6:00pm

In Deadly Force, readers are introduced to Lizzie Scott, federal prosecutor, whose obsession with protecting the weak is matched only by her hatred of bullies, especially when they wear a badge. Set in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California, Santa Ana Branch Office, this novel is the first in a trilogy of books about Lizzie Scott and her battles to tame the Inland Empire, the West’s wild frontier.

Jonathan Shapiro is a former federal prosecutor who indicted and convicted cops for using excessive force against innocent suspects. Shapiro has spent the past 15 years writing and producing some of television’s most iconic shows, including The Practice, and Boston Legal. He has received an Emmy, a Peabody, and multiple Humanitas Awards. Shapiro, along with Emmy-award winning David E. Kelley, is one of the creators, writers and executive producers of Trial, an Amazon legal thriller starring Billy Bob Thornton and William Hurt, set to air in 2016. He is formerly of counsel at Kirkland & Ellis, Los Angeles, where he specialized in entertainment law litigation.

 

Deadly Force: A Lizzie Scott Novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781634252751
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Ankerwycke - April 7th, 2016

Deadly Force takes place in US Attorney's Office for the Central District of California, Santa Ana branch office, a desert outpost where a handful of federal prosecutors are responsible for enforcing the federal law of the U.S. for an area that is larger than 14 states, and has a population of more than 5 million people. Here is Lizzie Scott, a classic western hero for the 21st century.


1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

Left Coast Writers®: Wanderland Writers - Travel Night

Monday, August 8, 2016 - 6:00pm

An evening celebrating the Wanderland Writers, a group that recently published Wandering in Cornwall.

Wandering in Cornwall: Mystery, Mirth and Transformation in the Land of Ancient Celts Cover Image
By Linda Watanabe McFerrin (Editor), Joanna Biggar (Editor)
$14.95
ISBN: 9780996439015
Availability: Special Order
Published: Wanderland Writers - August 10th, 2015

This time Wanderland Writers venture deep into Cornwall, exploring its craggy coasts, its castles, its contrasts. They find, of course, its legacy of Camelot, the lingering shadows of Arthurian legend, tragic love, magic, and Merlin.


1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

Krys Lee - How I Became a North Korean (San Francisco)

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 6:00pm

In conversation with Michael David Lukas

In How I Became a North Korean, Yongju is an accomplished student from one of North Korea’s most prominent families. Jangmi, on the other hand, has had to fend for herself since childhood, most recently by smuggling goods across the border. Danny is a Chinese-American teenager of North Korean descent whose quirks and precocious intelligence have long marked him as an outcast in his California high school.

These three disparate lives converge when each of them travels to the region where China borders North Korea—Danny to visit his mother, who is working as a missionary there, after a humiliating incident keeps him out of school; Yongju to escape persecution after his father is killed at the hands of the Dear Leader himself; and Jangmi to protect her unborn child. As they struggle to survive in a place where danger seems to close in on all sides, in the form of government informants, husbands, thieves, abductors, and even missionaries, they come to form a kind of adopted family. But will Yongju, Jangmi and Danny find their way to the better lives they risked everything for? Transporting the reader to one of the most complex and threatening environments in the world, and exploring how humanity persists even in the most dire of circumstances, How I Became a North Korean is a brilliant and essential first novel by one of our most promising writers.

Krys Lee was born in Seoul, South Korea, raised in California and Washington, and studied in the United States and England. Her debut story collection, Drifting House, was awarded the 2012 Story Prize Spotlight Award and was a finalist for the 2012 BBC International Story Prize. Her work has appeared in the Kenyon Review, Narrative magazine, Granta (New Voices), The Guardian, Financial Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Conde Nast Traveller, UK, and other publications. She is a professor of creative writing at Yonsei University’s Underwood International College in Seoul

How I Became a North Korean Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780670025688
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Viking - August 2nd, 2016

Named one of the most anticipated books of the second half of 2016 by "The Millions"


1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

Pre-Conference Class: Robert Holmes - Travel Photography (San Francisco)

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 9:00am to 6:00pm

$120 for Travel Writers & Photographers Conference Participants, $170 for General Public

Join award-winning photographer Robert Holmes for a day in San Francisco. After a brief a brief discussion of travel photography at Book Passage in Corte Madera, the group will take the ferry to San Francisco and head to North Beach to photograph and document one of the city’s most colorful and historic neighborhoods. Everyone will return to Book Passage to review the day and look at some of the photographs taken by participants. Digital cameras are recommended so that participants can get instant feedback at the end of the day. Lunch and round-trip ferry ticket included. Enrollment is limited.

 

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Pre-Conference Class: Don George - Travel Writing (San Francisco)

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 9:00am to 6:00pm

$120 for Travel Writers & Photographers Conference Participants, $170 for General Public

Join National Geographic Traveler editor Don George for a day of exploration and travel writing in San Francisco. The group meets at our Marin store at 9:00 am and takes the ferry to the historic Ferry Building, while discussing the art of finding, researching and writing travel stories. They continue to S.F.’s lively North Beach, where they will take a short guided tour. After that, participants are let loose to find their own stories before reconvening for lunch to discuss what they found. Participants will write a short piece based on the day’s discoveries. The group returns to Book Passage, where members will discuss their literary creations. Lunch and round-trip ferry ticket included. Enrollment is limited.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Carla Power - If the Oceans Were Ink

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 6:00pm

If the Oceans Were Ink is Carla Power's eye-opening story of how she and her longtime friend Sheikh Mohammad Akram Nadwi found a way to confront ugly stereotypes and persistent misperceptions that were cleaving their communities. Their friendship-between a secular American and a madrasa-trained sheikh-had always seemed unlikely, but now they were frustrated and bewildered by the battles being fought in their names. Both knew that a close look at the Quran would reveal a faith that preached peace and not mass murder; respect for women and not oppression. And so they embarked on a yearlong journey through the controversial text.

A journalist who grew up in the Midwest and the Middle East, Power offers her unique vantage point on the Quran's most provocative verses as she debates with Akram at cafes, family gatherings, and packed lecture halls, conversations filled with both good humor and powerful insights. Their story takes them to madrasas in India and pilgrimage sites in Mecca, as they encounter politicians and jihadis, feminist activists and conservative scholars. Armed with a new understanding of each other's worldviews, Power and Akram offer eye-opening perspectives, destroy long-held myths, and reveal startling connections between worlds that have seemed hopelessly divided for far too long.

Carla Power writes for TIME and was a foreign correspondent for Newsweek. Her writing has appeared in Vogue, Glamour, The New York Times Magazine, and Foreign Policy. Her work has been recognized with an Overseas Press Club award, a Women in Media Award, and the National Women s Political Caucus's EMMA Award. She holds a graduate degree in Middle Eastern Studies from Oxford, as well as degrees from Yale and Columbia.

 

If the Oceans Were Ink: An Unlikely Friendship and a Journey to the Heart of the Quran Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780805098198
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Holt McDougal - April 7th, 2015

PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST Named A Best Book of the Year by "The Washington Post "and" The Denver Post" Praised by Fareed Zakaria as intelligent, compassionate, and revealing, a powerful journey to help bridge one of the greatest divides shaping our world today.""
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1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

David Dayen - Chain of Title

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 6:00pm

In the depths of the Great Recession, a cancer nurse, a car dealership worker, and an insurance fraud specialist helped uncover the largest consumer crime in American history—a scandal that implicated dozens of major executives on Wall Street. They called it foreclosure fraud: millions of families were kicked out of their homes based on false evidence by mortgage companies that had no legal right to foreclose.

Lisa Epstein, Michael Redman, and Lynn Szymoniak did not work in government or law enforcement. They had no history of anticorporate activism. Instead they were all foreclosure victims, and while struggling with their shame and isolation they committed a revolutionary act: closely reading their mortgage documents, discovering the deceit behind them, and building a movement to expose it.

In Chain of Title: How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street's Great Foreclosure Fraud, Fiscal Times columnist David Dayen recounts how these ordinary Floridians challenged the most powerful institutions in America armed only with the truth—and for a brief moment they brought the corrupt financial industry to its knees.

David Dayen is a contributing writer to Salon and a weekly columnist for the Fiscal Times, and he writes for publications including the New Republic, the American Prospect, the Guardian, Vice, the Intercept, and the Huffington Post. He lives in Los Angeles. This is his first book.

 

Chain of Title: How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street's Great Foreclosure Fraud Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781620971581
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: New Press - May 17th, 2016

In the depths of the Great Recession, a cancer nurse, a car dealership worker, and an insurance fraud specialist helped uncover the largest consumer crime in American historya scandal that implicated dozens of major executives on Wall Street.


1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

San Francisco Grotto Writers - 3 Minute Reads

Friday, August 26, 2016 - 6:00pm

3 Minute Reads from San Francisco Grotto Writers • 50+ Writers, 3 Minutes Each!

Join us for a fast-paced and irreverent evening, showcasing new work from the students of the San Francisco Writer's Grotto writing classes. On this Friday evening, both fiction and nonfiction writers will read their work — but only for 3 minutes each! Their instructors (Grotto authors) will enforce the time limit. Join us for wine, fun, and fresh new writing.

 

1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

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