Heyday on Page 1 of the San Francisco Chronicle

This holiday weekend, a feature on Heyday and Steve Wasserman ran on page A1 of the San Francisco Chronicle. If you missed it the first time around, or just want to reread, please click over to the Chronicle’s website to read it now! Here’s a snippet of the article with a link to the full piece.

Photo: James Tensuan, Special To The Chronicle

Photo: James Tensuan, Special To The Chronicle

By Steven Winn

November 24, 2016

Books weigh heavily in the life of Steve Wasserman, the new publisher and executive director of Berkeley’s Heyday Books. So much so that when he moved from Connecticut to take the job, he shipped his 14,000-pound personal library and installed it on pristine white shelves that fill most of the wall space in the company’s warren-like offices on University Avenue.

But books, as Wasserman clearly exudes, walking a visitor through his carefully devised shelving system of some 15,000 volumes, aren’t just objects of pride and possession. They mean things, signify things in a culture that can seem indifferent if not hostile to what they embody.

“Ideas matter,” he says. “Writing well is the best revenge.”

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