Archives for March 2009

Mary Austin on Second Life YouTube video

California Legacy has debuted the second installment of its Second Life video series. The star of this video is Mary Austin and they’ve excerpted from her perennial favorite, The Land of Little Rain.

Riverbig in the Chronicle & BookDragon

Terry Hong, media arts consultant for the Smithsonian Asian Pacific Program, wrote a nice review of Riverbig, which ran in the San Francisco Chronicle last week. We’re honored not only because she wrote well of the book, but also because the review will live in her blog, BookDragon. In this blog, Terry organizes her reviews […]

Congratulations Gary Young!

Prose poet Gary Young has won this year’s prestigious Shelley Memorial Award! The award, given out by the Poetry Society of America, has previously been awarded to luminaries such as Gary Snyder, e.e. cummings, Kenneth Rexroth, Kenneth Patchen, Elizabeth Bishop, and Robert Creeley. We’re all very happy for him. Here’s a poem from his latest collection, […]

Another gopher sighting: Edges of Bounty

Our editorial director, Jeannine Gendar, pointed out that gophers have made many an appearance in our books. Here’s an unusual gopher reference in Edges of Bounty’s chapter on Central Valley roadside stands: “In Thailand,” James said, “They let the gophers live in the land where they grow lots of medicine. The gophers eat all the […]

Raymond Chandler’s The High Window on Second Life

Heyday and Santa Clara University started a partnership close to 10 years ago—California Legacy—to raise public awareness and appreciation for California’s cultural legacy. Heyday’s California Legacy imprint now has over 30 books; our comrades down in Santa Clara, meanwhile, have taken California Legacy to new realms. Not only do they have a radio show on […]

Mother Goose in California debuts with a bang

Mother Goose in California author/illustrator Doug Hansen had his first bookstore event in Fresno on Saturday (March 7) and it’s fair to say it was a smashing success. Fig Garden Bookstore ordered a little more than 200 books for the event, but ended up having to backorder around 200 more for customers. In other words, […]

Heyday at 35 Years

Heyday Books literally began as a publishing house in 1974 when Malcolm Margolin used the space under his children’s beds in his Berkeley home to store boxes of his books. He had just published his own book, East Bay Out: A Personal Guide to the East Bay Regional Parks, and he would later write and […]