New Releases

ABC Oakland

A is for Aviary, a home for the birds; B is for Broadway, from College to Third. C is for Cranes standing tall in the sky; D is for Dogs, wagging tails, saying “hi!” This enchanting picture book highlights landmarks and themes that exemplify Oakland’s unique culture, from the myriad food trucks on International Boulevard […]

Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-59714-371-4
Price: $17.00

Alice: Memoirs of a Barbary Coast Prostitute

In 1913 the San Francisco Bulletin published a serialized, ghostwritten memoir of a prostitute who went by the moniker Alice Smith. “A Voice from the Underworld” detailed Alice’s humble Midwestern upbringing and her struggle to find aboveboard work, and candidly related the harrowing events she endured after entering “the life.” While prostitute narratives had been […]

Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-59714-361-5
Price: $20.00

BART: The Dramatic History of the Bay Area Rapid Transit System

When BART opened in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1972, it became a catalyst for a renaissance in modern rail transit, both nationally and internationally. The concept as sold to Bay Area voters was gargantuan: by adopting aerospace technologies such as microchips for ground transportation, the new computer-operated rail system would bridge counties and curb urban sprawl amid a […]

Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-59714-370-7
Price: $20.00

BOOK DRIVE for Fred Korematsu Speaks Up

Welcome to our Fred Korematsu Speaks Up book drive for libraries! Please view our list of nominated libraries to find a library near your home or on the other side of the world. Then, purchase a copy of Fred Korematsu Speaks Up, and we will send that copy to the library of your choice! Questions about how to purchase […]

Hardcover, ISBN: FKOR
Price: $24.00

California’s Wild Coast Note Card Box

These lovely note cards beautifully reproduce the amazing woodcut prints of the California landscape that Tom Killion created over the past four decades. Each box contains twelve blank cards printed on fine white stock and twelve white envelopes. California’s Wild Coast Note Card Box contains three each of four designs: Point Reyes from Chimney Rock Greenwood Cove, Tiburon McWay Rocks, Big […]

Notecards, ISBN: 978-1-59714-369-1
Price: $16.00

California’s Wild Edge: The Coast in Prints, Poetry, and History

Winner of the NCIBA Book of the Year Award (Regional Interest) Winner of the 2016 Northern California Book Reviewers Recognition Award This new volume captures the beauty of the California coast from Mendocino, Point Reyes, and the San Francisco Bay down through Carmel, Big Sur, Santa Barbara, and Santa Monica. Woodcut artist Tom Killion’s prints […]

Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-59714-299-1
Price: $50.00
Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-59714-365-3
Price: $25.00

Discovering Nature’s Alphabet (board book)

If you stand in just the right place, at just the right time, you are going to see some pretty amazing things. Like three branches leaning against one another, creating the letter A. Or the spines of a cactus forming the letter F. Discovering Nature’s Alphabet, Heyday’s best-selling ABC title, is now available as a board book so that babies […]

Board book, ISBN: 978-1-59714-353-0
Price: $8.99

Fred Korematsu Speaks Up

An ACL Outstanding Title. Fred Korematsu liked listening to music on the radio, playing tennis, and hanging around with his friends—just like lots of other Americans. But everything changed when the United States went to war with Japan in 1941 and the government forced all people of Japanese ancestry to leave their homes on the […]

Hardcover, ISBN: 978-159714-368-4
Price: $18.00

The High Sierra Note Card Box

These lovely note cards beautifully reproduce the amazing woodcut prints of the California landscape that Tom Killion created over the past four decades. Each box contains twelve blank cards printed on fine white stock and twelve white envelopes. The High Sierra Note Card Box contains three each of four designs: Matterhorn Peak from Spiller Canyon Evolution Valley from McClures Meadow Unicorn […]

Notecards, ISBN: 978-1-59714-367-7
Price: $16.00

Lost Worlds of the San Francisco Bay Area

In this coffee table book of luminous essays accompanied by an array of images, award-winning writer Sylvia Linsteadt brings to life the many microcosms that once flourished in the San Francisco Bay Area: from the farthest reach of the Russian Empire at Fort Ross, to acres upon acres of apricot blossoms in what is now […]

Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-59714-391-2
Price: $30.00

The Mission

Dick Evans captures the pulse of life in the Mission District, the San Francisco neighborhood known for its murals and Latin American culture—and more recently for its rapid gentrification. Intimate, colorful images depict a place filled with diverse residents, stately Victorian houses, hand-painted store signs, Carnaval dancers, Día de los Muertos celebrants, political activists, and […]

Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-59714-360-8
Price: $30.00

Orange County: A Literary Field Guide

Even by California’s standards, the County of Orange teems with abundance: in sweeping topography along the azure Pacific, in sprawling suburbs, in promises of prosperity, and in its self-perpetuated reputation as a citrus-lined paradise. But the acclaimed fertility of this corner of California is not just agricultural or economic, as this new anthology shows. In […]

Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-59714-387-5
Price: $22.00

Running Wild

How do you like to move? Do you like to swim like a sea lion, prance like a deer, slither like a snake, or crawl like a turtle? In this board book, photographs of wild animals go hand-in-hand with text that encourages youngsters to skip, dash, dive, and run through the natural world.

Board book, ISBN: 978-1-59714-364-6
Price: $8.99

The San Francisco Bay Note Card Box

These lovely note cards beautifully reproduce the amazing woodcut prints of the California landscape that Tom Killion created over the past four decades. Each box contains twelve blank cards printed on fine white stock and twelve white envelopes. The San Francisco Bay Note Card Box contains three each of four designs: Golden Gate Sunset San Francisco Presidio The City from Grizzly Peak […]

Notecards, ISBN: 978-1-59714-378-3
Price: $16.00

The Tom Killion Gift Box

Paperback editions of Tom Killion and Gary Snyder’s award-winning books The High Sierra of California, Tamalpais Walking: Poetry, History, and Prints, and California’s Wild Edge: The Coast in Prints, Poetry, and History are available in one deluxe box set edition featuring Tom Killion’s gorgeous artwork.   Praise for The High Sierra of California: Winner, California […]

Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-59714-354-7
Price: $75.00

Trees in Paradise: The Botanical Conquest of California

Winner of the Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Award, Forest History Society Winner of the John Brinckerhoff Jackson Book Prize, Foundation for Landscape Studies Finalist, Spur Award for Nonfiction Contemporary, Western Writers of America At the intersection of plants and politics, Trees in Paradise is an examination of ecological mythmaking and conquest. The first Americans who looked […]

Paperback, with flaps, ISBN: 978-1-59714-392-9
Price: $25.00

Where on Earth: A Guide to Specialty Nurseries and Gardens in California

Ever since its initial publication in 1993, this guide to California’s specialty plant nurseries has been an invaluable tool for gardeners and landscapers, and it is now available in an expanded and completely revised edition. Organized by geographic region, each listing provides essential information, including address, contact information, hours, plant offerings, and a detailed description […]

Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-59714-394-3
Price: $22.00

The Winter Note Card Box

These lovely note cards beautifully reproduce the amazing woodcut prints of the California landscape that Tom Killion created over the past four decades. Each box contains twelve blank cards printed on fine white stock and twelve white envelopes. The Winter Note Card Box contains twelve copies of one design: Banner Peak & Mount Ritter from Thousand Island Lake.

Notecards, ISBN: 978-1-59714-379-0
Price: $16.00