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

The California Field Atlas

#1 San Francisco Chronicle Best Seller Winner the 2018 NCIBA Book of the Year Award (Regional Interest). This lavishly illustrated atlas takes readers off the beaten path and outside normal conceptions of California, revealing its myriad ecologies, topographies, and histories in exquisite maps and trail paintings. Based on decades of exploring the backcountry of the Golden State, artist-adventurer Obi Kaufmann blends […]

Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-59714-402-5
Price: $45.00

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

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

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