New Releases

The Bakersfield Sound: How a Generation of Displaced Okies Revolutionized American Music

In California’s Central Valley, two thousand miles away from country music’s hit machine, the hard edge of the Bakersfield Sound transformed American music in the latter half of the twentieth century. It turned displaced Oklahomans like Buck Owens and Merle Haggard into household names, and it aggressively pushed style, instrumentation, and attitude that countered the […]

Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-59714-415-5
Price: $20.00

Birds of Berkeley

This charming, full-color field guide to 25 birds easily found in Berkeley proves that even the city’s avian residents are a little quirky. Meticulously detailed illustrations capture each bird’s distinctive physicality and temperament. A Burrowing Owl faces you in a full-on head shot, perhaps having just raised its raspy, chattering alarm call as you trespass […]

Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-59714-407-0
Price: $25.00

California Comeback: The Genius of Jerry Brown

How did a so-called “failed state” manage to revitalize itself as a socioeconomic superpower in just five years? In California Comeback, award-winning journalist Narda Zacchino credits four-term governor Edmund G. (Jerry) Brown and his progressive policies with the Golden State’s return from the brink of economic collapse. Although California has a reputation for left-leaning ideology, Brown’s […]

Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-59714-450-6
Price: $18.00

California Fights Back: The Golden State in the Age of Trump

Veteran journalist Peter Schrag argues that California’s role in the era of Donald Trump is twofold: to act as a leader in the resistance to the current administration, and to be held up as an alternative to the course being pursued in Washington. Given the Democratic Party’s stronghold on all statewide elected offices and legislature, […]

Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-59714-447-6
Price: $7.99

California Plants: A Guide to Our Iconic Flora

California Plants is an essential resource for outdoor enthusiasts. With his vibrant photographs and lively writing, Matt Ritter takes the reader on a journey through the Golden State’s iconic landscapes and abundant plant life. This definitive guide features more than 500 species, along with detailed descriptions, fascinating natural history stories, and handy tree and wildflower […]

Paperback, ISBN: 978-0-9998960-0-6
Price: $27.50

Common Bees in California Gardens

A colorful companion to the Heyday title California Bees and Blooms, this pocket-sized card set will help you identify 24 of the most common bees found in California’s urban gardens and landscapes. Included for each featured bee are color photographs, a general description of appearance, and information about distribution and richness, flight season, nesting habits, […]

Laminated cards, ISBN: 978-1-62711-001-3
Price: $15.00

Cooking the Native Way: Chia Café Collective

This cookbook invites you to experience the Native American cultures of Southern California through their foods. Full-color photos and detailed recipes showcase the diversity, health, and flavor of modern cuisine made from Southern California native plants in combination with other foods. The results are mouthwatering: mesquite-rubbed quail marinated in prickly pear juice, “superfood” cookies featuring […]

Paperback, ISBN: 9781597144186
Price: $22.00

Discovering Nature’s Hidden Alphabet

With imagination and a little practice, you can find the shapes of the alphabet all throughout the natural world. New from the coauthors of Heyday’s best-selling Discovering Nature’s Alphabet, this adventurous ABC picture book takes readers on a rollicking quest through bamboo groves, across vast deserts, and to the edge of the ocean in search of each letter. Every featured photograph […]

Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-59714-358-5
Price: $16.00

Life after Manzanar

From the editor of the award-winning Children of Manzanar, Heather C. Lindquist, and Edgar Award winner Naomi Hirahara comes a nuanced account of the “Resettlement”: the relatively unexamined period when ordinary people of Japanese ancestry, having been unjustly imprisoned during World War II, were finally released from custody. Given twenty-five dollars and a one-way bus […]

Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-59714-400-1
Price: $28.00

Ransoming Pagan Babies: The Selected Writings of Warren Hinckle

From his galvanizing exposés in Ramparts magazine to his hand in inventing gonzo, Warren Hinckle upended twentieth-century investigative reporting and gave it new provocation and zest. In the first career-spanning collection of writings by this key figure of American journalism, Ransoming Pagan Babies contains an astonishing thematic sweep: Joseph Mitchell–esque portraits of old San Francisco […]

Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-59714-416-2
Price: $35.00

Rebel Lawyer: Wayne Collins and the Defense of Japanese American Rights

Winner of the 2017 California Historical Society Book Award! Fred Korematsu, Iva Toguri (alias Tokyo Rose), Japanese Peruvians, and five thousand Americans who renounced their citizenship under duress: Rebel Lawyer tells the story of the key cases pertaining to the World War II incarceration of 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry and the trial attorney who defended […]

Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-59714-436-0
Price: $20.00

Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain

Over forty years and across a variety of media, artist Rick Bartow created a powerful body of work. His representations of humans, animals, hybrid creatures, and shadowy figures display such exquisite beauty or grotesque absurdity—sometimes both at once—that a viewer cannot help being pulled into the artist’s world. The experience can be whimsical and troubling […]

Hardcover, ISBN: 978-0-9995080-2-2
Price: $50.00