San Francisco Events

Women’s National Book Association - 50th Anniversary Celebration (San Francisco Store)

Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 4:00pm

Please join us for a celebrations of 50 years of women writers with member authors of the San Francisco Chapter of the WNBA.

Before women had the right to vote, the Women’s National Book Association was advocating for women writers, booksellers, editors and “women in the world of books,” starting in 1917. WNBA-SF was founded in 1968 and this vital part of the Northern California publishing community includes New York Times bestselling authors, writing coaches, award-winning editors, literary agents, National Book Critics, book to film creatives, librarians, and an Indiefab Publisher of the Year, offering insider secrets to getting your book published.

In this "50th Anniversary Showcase," authors from the WNBA-SF will read from their books and join in a panel discussion of how women’s voices and those of diversity are more important than ever before. Q&A to follow.

 

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Kimberley Lovato & Jill Robinson - 100 Things to Do in San Francisco Before You Die (San Francisco Store)

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 6:00pm

In Conversation with Don George

Travel through San Francisco with the authors of 100 Things to Do in San Francisco Before You Die.

How could we stop at only 100 things to do in a city like San Francisco? We cheated a little bit. There are 100 more than 100 addresses inside the pages of 100 Things to Do in San Francisco Before You Die. No book on San Francisco would be true to itself without mentioning landmarks like cable cars, the Golden Gate Bridge, Lombard Street, Fisherman's Wharf, the Presidio, the Ferry Building, and Coit Tower. But turn the pages and you'll fall deeper into San Francisco’s scene.

We tell you which hotels have the hippest bar scenes, where to eat egg tarts in Chinatown, and what exactly a Mission-style burrito is. We point the way to a world-renowned tequila bar in the back of a family restaurant, and to some of the city's best neighborhood street fairs. We've covered the city’s world-class museums, including one that hosts a weekly cocktail party. We also tell you where to shop for tie-dye, browse for local art, listen to live music, and follow in the footsteps of the Beat Generation. Plus so much more. Make your list, and get out and explore!

Kimberley Lovato is a freelance travel journalist whose work has been published by some of the country's top magazines and websites, including National Geographic Traveler, Robb Report, Virtuoso Life, Southwest: The Magazine and many more. Her writing has won numerous awards including a Gold Medal from the Society of American Travel Writers for her culinary travel book, Walnut Wine & Truffle Groves.

Bay Area native and tequila expert Jill K. Robinson writes about travel and adventure for AFAR, National Geographic Traveler, Travel + Leisure, Outside, the San Francisco Chronicle, and many other print and digital publications. The Travelers' Tales books have features her essays, and her magazine and newspaper articles have won numerous awards.

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$16.00
ISBN: 9781681061658
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Published: Reedy Press - September 1st, 2018

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Susan Birnbaum - Thank You Thursday (San Francisco Store)

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 6:00pm

It’s a movement!  Start the habit of writing a note of gratitude on Thursdays -- every week, or month, or even occasionally.  We’ll help you get started!  At our Thank You Thursday, led by project founder Susan Birnbaum, we’ll have complimentary thank-you cards, refreshments, and more! Think about who you might surprise with a thank-you note -- a co-worker, spouse, delivery person, even the postal clerk!  We’ll hand-write and think about gratitude. ALL AGES are welcome!

 

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Left Coast Writers®: Wanderland Writers - Wandering in Cuba (San Francisco Store)

Monday, December 10, 2018 - 6:00pm

Once again Wanderland Writers head south to explore—this time to Cuba, an island country that has paid a high price for self-determination:  revolution, isolation and hardship. But somehow this nation and its amazing people continue to reinvent themselves and fascinate us with their marvelous creativity and vitality. In Wandering in Cuba: Revolution and Beyond, work from Linda Watanbe McFerrin, Joanna Biggar, and more take readers from city to countryside, enjoying the history, the rhythms, the tastes, the sights, and the soul of this intriguing island nation. Everywhere, of course, we encountered its Revolution and recorded our understanding of its triumphs and failures. We met and wrote about traditional Cuba: its heroes—José Martí, Fidel, Che, Hemingway—and its enduring culture as found in food, music and its African-based religion, Santería. But we also experienced Cuba in its present reality, beyond the Revolution. We found poets, artists, filmmakers and a whole generation of young people who embrace and are shaping Cuba’s future. 

You will meet them here.

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Linda Watanabe McFerrin and Joanna Biggar have floated down the Canal du Midi in France, danced in the sunlight of southern Greece, toasted the best of times in Ireland, devoured the culture and countryside of southern Italy, wandered through landscapes lost and found in Costa Rica, and explored the Indonesian island that is known as an earthly Paradise. In each destination, they eat and drink, laugh and get lost, explore and expound with their merry band of travel writers. And they always return with a varied collection of tales, some mystical, some funny, some terrifying—each told in a different, highly personal voice.

 

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Lindsay-Jean Heard - Cooking with Scraps (San Francisco Store)

Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 1:00pm

Presented with CUESA

In 85 innovative recipes, Lindsay-Jean Hard—who writes the “Cooking with Scraps” column for Food52—shows just how delicious and surprising the all-too-often-discarded parts of food can be, transforming what might be considered trash into culinary treasure.

Cooking with Scraps shows how to put those seeds, stems, tops, rinds to good use for more delicious (and more frugal) cooking: Carrot greens—bright, fresh, and packed with flavor—make a zesty pesto. Water from canned beans behaves just like egg whites, perfect for vegan mayonnaise that even non-vegans will love. And serve broccoli stems olive-oil poached on lemony ricotta toast. It’s pure food genius, all the while critically reducing waste one dish at a time.

Lindsay-Jean Hard received her Master's in Urban Planning from the University of Michigan. Her education and passion for sustainability went on to inform and inspire her work in the garden, home, and community. The seeds of this book were planted in her Food52 column of the same name. Today she works to share her passion for great food and great communities as a marketer at Zingerman's Bakehouse. She lives, writes, loves, and creates in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

 

Cooking with Scraps: Turn Your Peels, Cores, Rinds, and Stems into Delicious Meals Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780761193036
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - October 30th, 2018

“A whole new way to celebrate ingredients that have long been wasted.


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Marion Nestle - Unsavory Truth (San Francisco Store)

Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 10:30am

In Conversation with Anna Lappe of Real Food Media

CUESA Event
Please note: this event will take place in the Ferry Building marketplace!

Is chocolate heart-healthy? Does yogurt prevent type 2 diabetes? Do pomegranates help cheat death? News accounts bombard us with such amazing claims, report them as science, and influence what we eat. Yet, as Marion Nestle explains, these studies are more about marketing than science; they are often paid for by companies that sell those foods. Whether it's a Coca-Cola-backed study hailing light exercise as a calorie neutralizer, or blueberry-sponsored investigators proclaiming that this fruit prevents erectile dysfunction, every corner of the food industry knows how to turn conflicted research into big profit. As Nestle argues, it's time to put public health first. Written with unmatched rigor and insight, Unsavory Truth reveals how the food industry manipulates nutrition science -- and suggests what we can do about it.

Marion Nestle is Paulette Goddard Professor of nutrition, food studies, and public health, emerita, at New York University, and Visiting Professor of nutritional sciences at Cornell. She has a PhD in molecular biology and an MPH in public health nutrition from UC Berkeley. She lives in New York City.

 

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$30.00
ISBN: 9781541697119
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Published: Basic Books - October 30th, 2018

America's leading nutritionist exposes how the food industry corrupts scientific research for profit


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John Rothmann - The Haas Sisters of Franklin Street (San Francisco Store)

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 6:30pm

Join John Rothmann in celebrating his late mother’s work.

Outfitted with a new foreword by Kevin Starr, this account of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century San Francisco vividly evokes the luxurious lifestyle and close bond shared by sisters Alice Haas Lilienthal and Florine Haas Bransten. While the late author Frances Bransten Rothmann recreates her mother and aunt's world of leisure with lively descriptions of high tea at the Palace Hotel, excursions across oceans, and extravagant holiday celebrations that overfilled ballrooms with celebrants, her narrative is much more than an chronicle of empty opulence. 

Rothmann makes clear that the true treasure of those Franklin Street houses was Florine and Alice's devotion to each other, their families, and their community. In inhabiting the sisters' daily lives of telephone calls, errands, inside jokes, and myriad philanthropic projects, we can delight in the profound sense of wellbeing—of home—that emanates from the pages. And by witnessing two lifetimes full of kindnesses that extended from family to perfect strangers, we too can see the best in others and in the marvelous City by the Bay.

Published in collaboration with San Francisco Heritage on the occasion of their completing the renovation of the Haas-Lilienthal House, The Haas Sisters of Franklin Street brings to life a San Francisco of the past and tells the story of a family united by love.

 

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$20.00
ISBN: 9781597143899
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Published: Heyday Books - October 1st, 2017

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Jordan Matter - Born to Dance (San Francisco Store)

Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 3:00pm

Jordan Matter is known to millions for his "10 Minute Photo Challenge" YouTube videos. Now, in one dazzling photograph after another, he portrays dancers—ages 2 through 18—in ordinary and extraordinary pursuits, from hanging with friends to taking selfies, from leaping for joy to feeling left out.

The subjects of Born to Dance include TV and internet stars like Chloé Lukasiak, Kalani Hilliker, Nia Sioux, and Kendall Vertes, as well as boys and girls from around the neighborhood. What they all share is the skill to elevate their hopes and dreams with beauty, humor, grace, and surprise. Paired with empowering words from the dancers themselves, the photographs convey each child’s declaration that they were born to dance.

Jordan Matter, a portrait and dance photographer, is the author of the New York Times bestseller Dancers Among Us. He is a viral phenomenon with over two million followers on social media. His YouTube series, "10 Minute Photo Challenge", has been viewed over 100 million times. “In Jordan Matter’s photos, dancers make all the world their stage,” wrote The New York Times. He has presented his work to a wide variety of organizations, including ESPN, the National Arts Club, the School of Visual Arts, Adorama Camera, B&H Photo, and Middlesex College. Matter was an Arts Envoy through the State Department on a speaking tour of South Korea sponsored by the U.S. Embassy. He and his work have been featured in ABC World News, Nightline, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Today, BBC, New York Times, Huffington Post, Daily Mail, UK, O, the Oprah Magazine, NPR, and New York Magazine, and in newspapers, magazines and exhibitions all over the world. He lives in New York.

 

Born to Dance: Celebrating the Wonder of Childhood Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781523505494
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - October 16th, 2018

“In Jordan Matter’s photos, dancers make all the world their stage.” —New York Times
 
From Jordan Matter, YouTube star and New York Times–bestselling author of Dancers Among Us, a celebration of what it means to be young and full of possibility, featuring gorgeous photographs of well-known dancers (including Tate Mc


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ISBN: 9780761189343
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - October 16th, 2018

“In Jordan Matter’s photos, dancers make all the world their stage.” —New York Times
 
From Jordan Matter, YouTube star and New York Times–bestselling author of Dancers Among Us, a celebration of what it means to be young and full of possibility, featuring gorgeous photographs of well-known dancers (including Tate Mc


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Rick Barton - Peace Works (San Francisco Store)

Saturday, November 3, 2018 - 3:00pm

In Conversation with Bob Archer

Bosnia, Rwanda, Haiti, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria -- a quarter-century of stumbles in America’s pursuit of a more peaceful and just world. American military interventions have cost thousands of lives and billions of dollars, yet we rarely manage to enact positive and sustainable change. In Peace Works: America's Unifying Role in a Turbulent World, ambassador and global conflict leader Rick Barton uses a mix of stories, history, and analysis for a transformative approach to foreign affairs and offers concrete and attainable solutions for the future.

Rick Barton currently teaches at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, where he serves as the co-director of Princeton’s Scholars in the Nation’s Service Initiatives and Ullman Fellowships. He has served as an American ambassador to the United Nations and the Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees at the U.N., and was the first Assistant Secretary of State for Conflict and Stabilization Operations under President Obama. He has led conflict management initiatives in crisis zones across the globe, in countries as diverse as Haiti, Iraq, Nigeria, and Turkey. Barton has published in The New York Times,The Washington Post, Politico, The Boston Globe, and numerous other international outlets. He has been a frequent guest on news shows ranging from NPR to The O’Reilly Factor.

 

 

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$35.00
ISBN: 9781538113004
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Published: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers - May 1st, 2018

Bosnia, Rwanda, Haiti, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria - a quarter-century of stumbles in America's pursuit of a more peaceful and just world. American military interventions have cost thousands of lives and billions of dollars, yet we rarely manage to enact positive and sustainable change.


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Nathan Englander - Dinner at the Center of the Earth (San Francisco Store)

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 6:00pm

In the Negev desert, a nameless prisoner languishes in a secret cell, his only companion the guard who has watched over him for a dozen years. Meanwhile, the prisoner’s arch nemesis—The General, Israel’s most controversial leader—lies dying in a hospital bed. From Israel and Gaza to Paris, Italy, and America, Englander provides a kaleidoscopic view of the prisoner’s unlikely journey to his cell. Dinner at the Center of the Earth is a tour de force—a powerful, wryly funny, intensely suspenseful portrait of a nation riven by insoluble conflict, and the man who improbably lands at the center of it all.

Nathan Englander is the author of the novel The Ministry of Special Cases and the story collections For the Relief of Unbearable Urges and What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank, a winner of the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He is Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at New York University and lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and daughter.

 

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$16.95
ISBN: 9780525434047
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Published: Vintage - September 4th, 2018

The new novel from the Pulitzer-nominated, bestselling author of For the Relief of Unbearable Urges—a political thriller set against the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.


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