New Releases

The Birds of Oliver James Note Card Set, Volume 1

These lovely note cards beautifully reproduce the colored-pencil illustrations of birds that Oliver James created for Birds of Berkeley.This box contains twelve white envelopes and twelve blank cards; three each of four designs: Burrowing Owl California Scrub Jay Snowy Egret Townsend’s Warbler

Note cards, ISBN: 9781597144742 Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore

The Birds of Oliver James Note Card Set, Volume 2

These lovely note cards beautifully reproduce the colored-pencil illustrations of birds that Oliver James created for Birds of Berkeley. This box contains twelve white envelopes and twelve blank cards; three each of four designs: Anna’s Hummingbird Cooper’s Hawk Forster’s Tern Western Meadowlark

Note cards, ISBN: 9781597144643 Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore

The Curious World of Seaweed

Marine algae are the supreme eco-engineers of life: they oxygenate the waters, create habitat for countless other organisms, and form the base of a food chain that keeps our planet unique in the universe as we know it. In this beautiful volume Josie Iselin explores both the artistic and the biological presence of sixteen seaweeds […]

Hardcover, ISBN: 9781597144827 Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore

The Curious World of Seaweed Note Card Box

These note cards reproduce Josie Iselin’s fine-art portraits of seaweeds created with a flatbed scanner. Each box contains twelve blank 5 x 7-inch cards printed on fine white stock, and twelve white envelopes. Five-Ribbed Kelp (Costaria costata) Erythrophyllum delesserioides Sea Grapes (Botryocladia pseudodichotoma) Sea Palm (Postelsia palmaeformis)

Note cards, ISBN: 9781597144933 Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore

Harlem of the West: The San Francisco Fillmore Jazz Era

In the 1940s and 50s, a jazz aficionado could find paradise in the nightclubs of San Francisco’s Fillmore District: Billie Holiday sang at the Champagne Supper Club; Chet Baker and Dexter Gordon jammed with the house band at Bop City; and T-Bone Walker rubbed shoulders with the locals at the bar of Texas Playhouse. The […]

Hardcover, ISBN: 9781597144926 Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore

It’s Nice to Be a Kit Fox

It’s nice to be a kit fox hearing all the sounds, hunting insects, catching leaves, digging in the ground! This board book introduces babies and toddlers to a very adorable animal. Playful, rhyming text takes us through a day in the life of a kit fox, supplemented by fun facts for parents to share with […]

Board book, ISBN: 9781597144018 Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore

Maestrapeace: San Francisco’s Monumental Feminist Mural

Twenty-nineteen marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of Maestrapeace, the monumental and fabulously detailed mural that adorns two sides of the Women’s Building in San Francisco’s Mission neighborhood. Weaving in myriad female figures, historical and sacred, this public art work highlights women’s accomplishments across time and continents, and envisions a world healed of injustices. This beautiful book […]

Hardcover, ISBN: 9781597144834 Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore

The Man Who Lit Lady Liberty: The Extraordinary Rise and Fall of Actor M. B. Curtis

As the Statue of Liberty stood unlit and unloved by American politicians in 1886, one of her saviors was creating a theatrical sensation at New York’s Fourteenth Street Theatre. Actor M. B. Curtis, who had achieved overnight success in Sam’l of Posen, a groundbreaking play that transcended the common stereotypes of Jewish characters current at […]

Hardcover, ISBN: 9780967820453 Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore
Paperback, ISBN: 9780967820460 Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore

Mark Twain’s San Francisco

Jumping frogs, high society, beloved San Francisco characters Emperor Norton and the stray dogs Bummer and Lazarus who followed on his heels—nothing escaped Mark Twain’s scrutiny or his acerbic wit. Editor Bernard Taper has gathered together a heady selection of newspaper articles, correspondence, poetry, and short stories that are humorous—sometimes exasperating and controversial—but always engaging. […]

Paperback, ISBN: 9781890771690 Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore

Mark Twain’s Civil War: The Private History of a Campaign That Failed

From the Mark Twain Project comes a freshly informed look at Twain’s controversial Civil War story “The Private History of a Campaign That Failed.” Twenty years after Appomattox, Twain published a highly fictionalized account of his two-week stint in the Confederate Army. Ostensibly this told what he did (or, in his own words, why he […]

Hardcover, ISBN: 9781597144780 Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore

Muir Woods and Mt. Tam Note Card Box

Heyday is proud to present a new note card set that honors the wooded mountains of Marin County near Tom Killion’s studio. The Muir Woods and Mt. Tam Note Card Box contains twelve white envelopes and twelve blank cards printing on fine white stock. Mill Vally Lumber Mount Tamalpais, Marin County Mt. Tamalpais from Ring […]

Note cards, ISBN: 9781597144810 Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore

Northern California Coast Note Card Box

Heyday is proud to present a new note card set that honors the stunningly beautiful coast of Northern California. The Northern California Coast Note Card Box contains twelve white envelopes and twelve blank cards printing on fine white stock. Above Stinson Beach Coast Camp, Point Reyes Marin Headlands from Land’s End, San Francisco Tennessee Cove, […]

Note cards, ISBN: 9781597144889 Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore

Sierra Wildflowers: A Hiker’s Guide

From sprawling fields of showy hillside poppies, lupines, and paintbrushes in the foothills to orchids, lilies, and primroses in the higher meadows of our national parks, the Sierra Nevada is one of the premier wildflower destinations in California. Naturalist John Muir Laws has adapted his painted-from-life flower illustrations from The Laws Field Guide to the […]

Paperback, ISBN: 9781597144674 Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore

The State of Water: Understanding California’s Most Precious Resource

Obi Kaufmann, author of the best-selling California Field Atlas, turns his artful yet analytical attention to the Golden State’s single most complex and controversial resource: water. In this new book, full-color maps unravel the braided knot of California’s water infrastructure and ecosystems, exposing a history of unlimited growth in spite of finite natural resources—a history […]

Hardcover, ISBN: 9781597144698 Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore

Wherever There’s a Fight: How Runaway Slaves, Suffragists, Immigrants, Strikers, and Poets Shaped Civil Liberties in California (Tenth Anniversary Edition)

Ten years after the initial publication of the first-ever account of the struggle to develop and protect social justice in a bellwether state, the award-winning Wherever There’s a Fight is as relevant as ever for “navigating the slogan-riddled civil rights issues of the day” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). ACLU veterans Elaine Elinson and Stan Yogi […]

Paperback, ISBN: 9781597144919 Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore

Wild Colors of the West

Is your favorite color warm and sunny, or is it cool like water? Does it appear with the rain, or does it glow and shine in the sun? In the latest board book from the author of Living Wild, photographs of animals in their natural habitats show young readers the prismatic hues found in nature, […]

Board book, ISBN: 9781597144094 Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore