Obi Kaufmann at Chaucer’s Bookstore

Thursday Jul 11 2019   7:00 PM
Chaucer's Bookstore  3321 State St, Santa Barbara, CA  map

It is our great honor to host best-selling author Obi Kaufmann at Chaucer’s Bookstore as he launches his new book entitled The State of Water: Understanding California’s Most Precious Resource.

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Obi KaufmannGrowing up in the East Bay as the son of an astrophysicist and a psychologist, Obi Kaufmann spent most of high school practicing calculus and breaking away on weekends to scramble around Mount Diablo and map its creeks, oak forests, and sage mazes. Into adulthood, he would regularly journey into the mountains, spending more summer nights without a roof than with one. For Kaufmann, the epic narrative of the California backcountry holds enough art, science, mythology, and language for a hundred field atlases to come. When he is not backpacking, you can find the painter-poet at his desk in Oakland, posting @coyotethunder #trailpaintings on social media. His website is