Janet Fletcher - Wine Country Table (San Francisco Store)

Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 1:00pm

Meet & Greet Following CUESA Demo

Beautifully photographed, Wine Country Table offers a visual tour of 23 stunning farms and wineries--including Cakebread Cellars, Domaine Carneros, Handley Cellars, and Tablas Creek Vineyard, along with Lodi Farming (cherries), Hilltop & Canyon Farms (avocados and citrus), and Henderson Orchards (pears) to name a few--whose sustainable practices highlight the future of responsible farming and winegrowing embraced throughout California.

Award-winning author Janet Fletcher's recipes turn any gathering into a celebration. Wine pairings and recommendations add sophistication to everyday meals. Wine Country Table shows readers firsthand how responsible growing practices and careful technique result in delicious dishes you'll be proud to share with family and friends.

Janet Fletcher is the author or co-author of nearly 30 books on food and beverage, including Cheese & Wine, Cheese & Beer, Yogurt: Sweet and Savory Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, and Sur la Table's Eating Local: Recipes Inspired by America's Farmers. She publishes the weekly Planet Cheese blog and is the cheese columnist for Specialty Food and Somm Journal magazines. Fletcher's journalism has received three James Beard Awards and the IACP Bert Greene Award, and her food writing has appeared in numerous national publications, including The New York Times, Saveur, Fine Cooking, and Food & Wine.


We are pleased to share our Saturday mornings at the Ferry Building with our friends at CUESA, as they host well-known chefs at their demonstration kitchen. The food-portion of the events usually start at the market about an hour or so earlier than the times listed below. We invite the chefs and their fans to take a short walk over to our store where they can meet their readers and sign their books.

Wine Country Table: With Recipes that Celebrate California's Sustainable Harvest Cover Image
By Janet Fletcher, Robert Holmes (Photographs by), Sara Remington (Photographs by)
ISBN: 9780847865437
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Published: Rizzoli - March 26th, 2019

Celebrating the Golden State's wine-growing regions, Wine Country Table features compelling stories and recipes that showcase the range of the state's agricultural bounty and the seasonal spirit that continues to define the produce-driven and ethnically influenced essence of California wine country cooking.

1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

Yes She Can Author Event (Corte Madera Store)

Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 1:00pm

Return to President Obama's White House in this New York Times bestselling anthology for young women by young women, featuring stories from ten inspiring young staffers who joined his administration in their 20s with the hope of making a difference.

They were teens when Barack Obama announced he was running for president. They came of age in the Obama Era.  And then they joined his White House. Smart, motivated, ambitious--and ready to change the world. Kalisha Dessources Figures planned one of the biggest summits held by the Obama White House--The United State of Women. Andrea Flores fought for the president's immigration bill on the Hill. Nita Contreras traveled the globe and owned up to a rookie mistake on Air Force One (in front of the leader of the free world!). Here are ten inspiring, never-before-told stories from diverse young women who got. Stuff. Done. They recall--fondly and with humor and a dose of humility--what it was like to literally help run the world.

Yes She Can is an intimate look at Obama's presidency through the eyes of some of the most successful, and completely relatable, young women who were there. Full of wisdom they wish they could impart to their younger selves and a message about the need for more girls in government, these recollections are about stepping out into the spotlight and up to the challenge--something every girl can do.

Presenters at the event include: Noemie Levy, Jenna Brayton, Elle Celeste, Nita Contreras, Molly Dillon, and Andrea Flores.

Yes She Can: 10 Stories of Hope & Change from Young Female Staffers of the Obama White House Cover Image
By Molly Dillon (Compiled by)
ISBN: 9781984848451
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Published: Schwartz & Wade - March 5th, 2019

"Young women can run the world. These are the stories of those who did..." @hillaryclinton

"An excellent guide to the how and why of a life of public service." --Amy Poehler

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Allan Hayes - Enid Foster (Sausalito Store)

Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 2:00pm

In Sausalito during the 1950s, Enid Foster stood at the center of a magic world of poetry, performance and visual wonder that owed as much to her powerful personality as it did to her brilliant art. In another time, that magic might have brought her fame, but in the 1950s, that art was too far beyond the mainstream. The curators, critics and gallery owners who had recognized her as an internationally important sculptor thirty years before now only saw Sausalito's town character: a white-haired, 60-year-old in frayed blue jeans, beat-up tennis shoes and a railroad man's work shirt walking an old dog through town on her way to the bookstore--an amusing eccentric who made irrelevant art. They missed the magic, but those who understood it never forgot it. Enid Foster: Artist, Sculptor, Poet, Playwright, Creative Force, Ringleader, Cultural Icon exists because the authors were among the fortunate few who fell under her spell. Enid's story needs to be told. Her art speaks for itself.

Allan and Carol Hayes wrote this book because they loved Enid and couldn't forget her. Carol passed suddenly in 2018, but Al still lives in the home that Enid often visited--the"private residence" which Enid once identified to an annoying tourist as her best-value Sausalito restaurant. Allan spent his working life in advertising, progressing from art director to creative director to name-on-the-door principal. He retired as CEO of The Hayes Company in 2013 and now concentrates on Southwestern art. In 1996, Allan wrote Southwestern Pottery: Anasazi to Zuni, generally recognized as the basic introduction to the art and now in a revised and expanded Second Edition with Carol Hayes as co-author. Collections of Southwestern Pottery followed in 1998. In 2006, they wrote The Desert Southwest: Four Thousand Years of Life and Art, a cultural history selected as a Southwestern Book of the Year, and followed that with Pottery of the Southwest in 2012.

Enid Foster: Artist, Sculptor, Poet, Playwright, Creative Force, Ringleader, Cultural Icon Cover Image
ISBN: 9781949480023
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Published: Roundtree Press - April 9th, 2019

In Sausalito during the 1950s, Enid Foster stood at the center of a magic world of poetry, performance and visual wonder that owed as much to her powerful personality as it did to her brilliant art. In another time, that magic might have brought her fame, but in the 1950s, that art was too far beyond the mainstream.

100 Bay Street
Sausalito, CA 94965

Trust Me, I'm an Immigrant (San Francisco Store)

Monday, May 13, 2019 - 1:00am

Good Chance Theatre, the Young Vic, and the National Theatre’s co-production of The Jungle places audience members inside the 2015 Calais refugee camp to viscerally experience the issues that influence the migration of people. The British Council helped this piece transfer from the UK to USA, first to St. Ann’s Warehouse and now at the Curran Theater (through May 19).

Trust Me, I’m an Immigrant (foreword by Dr. Madeleine Albright) is a collection of essays encapsulating issues such as loss of home, the danger refugees face, and impact of xenophobia discussed in The Jungle. Join us for a conversation featuring the collection’s editor Christopher Merrill, Director of the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa and essayist Maria Garcia, researcher at FWD.us.

This event is presented in partnership with The British Council. The British Council is the UK’s international organization for cultural relations and educational opportunities.

1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

Julie Orringer - The Flight Portfolio (Corte Madera Store)

Monday, May 13, 2019 - 7:00pm

In 1940, Varian Fry -- a Harvard educated American journalist -- traveled to Marseille carrying three thousand dollars and a list of imperiled artists and writers he hoped to rescue within a few weeks. Instead, he ended up staying in France for thirteen months, working under the veil of a legitimate relief organization to procure false documents, amass emergency funds, and set up an underground railroad that led over the Pyrenees, into Spain, and finally to Lisbon, where the refugees embarked for safer ports. Among his many clients were Hannah Arendt, Franz Werfel, André Breton, Max Ernst, Marcel Duchamp, and Marc Chagall.

The Flight Portfolio opens at the Chagalls' ancient stone house in Gordes, France, as the novel's hero desperately tries to persuade them of the barbarism and tragedy descending on Europe. Masterfully crafted, exquisitely written, impossible to put down, this is historical fiction of the very first order, and resounding confirmation of Orringer's gifts as a novelist.

Julie Orringer is the New York Times bestselling author of two award-winning books: The Invisible Bridge, a novel, and How to Breathe Underwater, a collection of stories.  She has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Cullman Center at the New York Public Library, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and children.


The Flight Portfolio: A novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307959409
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Knopf - May 7th, 2019

The long-awaited new work from the best-selling author of The Invisible Bridge takes us back to occupied Europe in this gripping historical novel based on the true story of Varian Fry's extraordinary attempt to save the work, and the lives, of Jewish artists fleeing the Holocaust

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Peter Hessler with Adam Hochschild - The Buried (San Francisco Store)

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 6:00pm

In Conversation with Adam Hochschild

Drawn by a fascination with Egypt's rich history and culture, Peter Hessler moved with his wife and twin daughters to Cairo in 2011. He wanted to learn Arabic, explore Cairo's neighborhoods, and visit the legendary archaeological digs of Upper Egypt. After his years of covering China for The New Yorker, friends warned him Egypt would be a much quieter place. But not long before he arrived, the Egyptian Arab Spring had begun, and now the country was in chaos.

In the midst of the revolution, Hessler often traveled to digs at Amarna and Abydos, where locals live beside the tombs of kings and courtiers, a landscape that they call simply al-Madfuna: "the Buried." He and his wife set out to master Arabic, striking up a friendship with their instructor, a cynical political sophisticate. They also befriended Peter's translator, a gay man struggling to find happiness in Egypt's homophobic culture. A different kind of friendship was formed with the neighborhood garbage collector, an illiterate but highly perceptive man named Sayyid, whose access to the trash of Cairo would be its own kind of archaeological excavation. Hessler also met a family of Chinese small-business owners in the lingerie trade; their view of the country proved a bracing counterpoint to the West's conventional wisdom.

Through the lives of these and other ordinary people in a time of tragedy and heartache, and through connections between contemporary Egypt and its ancient past, Hessler creates an astonishing portrait of a country and its people. What emerges is a book of uncompromising intelligence and humanity -- the story of a land in which a weak state has collapsed but its underlying society remains in many ways painfully the same. A worthy successor to works like Rebecca West's Black Lamb and Grey Falcon and Bruce Chatwin's The Songlines, The Buried bids fair to be recognized as one of the great books of our time.

Peter Hessler is a staff writer at the New Yorker, where he served as Beijing correspondent from 2000-2007 and Cairo correspondent from 2011-2016. He is also a contributing writer for National Geographic. He is the author of River Town, which won the Kiriyama Book Prize, Oracle Bones, which was a finalist for the National Book Award, Country Driving, and Strange Stones. He won the 2008 National Magazine Award for excellence in reporting, and he was named a MacArthur fellow in 2011.

Adam Hochschild is a journalist and author who has written on issues of human rights and social justice. His books include the bestselling King Leopold’s Ghost. He has been a finalist twice for the National Book Critics Circle Award and once for the National Book Award. He has been awarded the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and is a two-time recipient of the Gold Medal of the California Book Awards.

The Buried: An Archaeology of the Egyptian Revolution Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525559566
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Penguin Press - May 7th, 2019

From the acclaimed author of River Town and Oracle Bones, an intimate excavation of life in one of the world's oldest civilizations at a time of convulsive change

1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111