Cityscapes 2: Lands End Lookout Book Signing

Sunday Nov 29 2015   2:00 PM
Lands End Lookout  680 Point Lobos Ave., San Francisco, CA  map

Meet San Francisco Chronicle’s urban design critic John King signing his witty and wonderful new book, Cityscapes 2: Reading the Architecture of San Francisco. Part pocket guide, part history, and part architectural primer, it is the companion piece to King’s Cityscapes: San Francisco and Its Buildings. In epigrammatic prose and with detailed full-color photographs, King highlights fifty structures that tell the story of San Francisco through architecture. Included are emblematic buildings such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Coit Tower, and the Palace of Fine Arts; but King pays just as close attention to less celebrated structures that embody the politics, architectural fads, and cultural values of the eras in which they were conceived. A fresh take on the familiar, Cityscapes 2 shows us how to read the structures around us as signposts and translations of the story of a multilayered and ever-changing city.

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Say “Cheese” and Then Say “Negroni”

Wednesday Dec 02 2015   7:00 PM
The Green Arcade  1680 Market St., San Francisco, CA  map

Join Gordon Edgar, author of Cheddar: A Journey to the Heart of America’s Most Iconic Cheese, which discusses what cheddar can tell us about our history, cultural identity, and food politics, for an evening with Heyday author J.K. Dineen, author of High Spirits: The Legacy Bars of San Francisco.

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The Wolf Who Ate The Sky: Depot Bookstore and Cafe

Saturday Dec 05 2015   11:00 AM
Depot Bookstore and Cafe  87 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley, CA  map

Three generations – Charles Hobson, Mary Daniel Hobson, and Anna – will share their book, The Wolf Who Ate the Sky, and tell the story of how this book originated from a story Anna and her mother imagined and told to each other on the way to school.


Tom Killion at DIESEL Larkspur

Saturday Dec 05 2015   1:00 PM
DIESEL, A Bookstore  2419 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur, CA  map

DIESEL, A Bookstore is pleased to present a special one-day gallery showing of art by Tom Killion on Saturday, December 5th at 1pm. Tom will also be discussing and signing copies of California’s Wild Edge: The Coast in Poetry, Prints, and History. All art will be for sale during this event.

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PEN Oakland Book Awards

Sunday Dec 06 2015   2:00 PM
Oakland Main Library  125 14th St., Oakland, CA  map

Heyday author Deborah Miranda will be receiving 25th Annual PEN Oakland-Josephine Miles Literary Awards for her memoir Bad Indians. The ceremony will be followed by a reception and book signings.

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Heyday Holiday Book Sale

Saturday Dec 12 2015   12:00 PM
Heyday  1633 University Ave., Berkeley, CA  map

Join us for our annual Holiday Book Sale from noon until 5:00 p.m. 30% off all books, 75% off dinged and damaged books, cookies and beverages, and a sneak peek at upcoming projects!

Questions? Call (510) 549-3564, ext. 316.

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Conversation with Lewis deSoto at the Culver Center

Thursday Mar 17 2016   7:00 PM
UCR Culver Center  3834 Main St., Riverside , CA  map

Join Inlandia in conversation with photographer and essayist Lewis deSoto, author of the Heyday/Inlandia publication EMPIRE. In this book of photographs and essays, deSoto explores his birthplace and ancestral Cahuilla homeland, the “marvelous and abject” landscape of Southern California’s Inland Empire. Sixty intimate photos capture the paradoxes of the region’s deserts, lushly manicured lawns, freeways, and inland sea. Punctuating these single-frame images are panoramas of landscapes that capture infinitudes of detail. DeSoto’s captions unpack these panoramic shots, revealing their geologic, social, and cultural significance.

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