Malcolm Margolin

Malcolm Margolin is the publisher emeritus of Heyday, an independent nonprofit publisher and unique cultural institution, which he founded in 1974. Margolin is author of several books, including The Ohlone Way: Indian Life in the San Francisco–Monterey Bay Area, named by the San Francisco Chronicle as one of the hundred most important books of the twentieth century by a western writer. He has received dozens of prestigious awards among which are the Chairman’s Commendation from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Fred Cody Award Lifetime Achievement from the San Francisco Bay Area Book Reviewers Association, the Helen Crocker Russell Award for Community Leadership from the San Francisco Foundation, the Carey McWilliams Award for Lifetime Achievement from the California Studies Association, an Oscar Lewis Award for Western History from the Book Club of California, a Hubert Bancroft Award from Friends of the Bancroft Library, a Cultural Freedom Award from the Lannan Foundation, and a Distinguished Service Award from the Society of Professional Journalists. He helped found the Bay Nature Institute and the Alliance for California Traditional Artists.

Past Events

Night at the Museum with News From Native California

Saturday Apr 15 2017   6:30 PM
Maidu Museum and Historic Site  1970 Johnson Ranch Drive , Roseville, CA  map

Writing, Publishing and Bookselling in the Bay Area: A Course with Malcolm Margolin

Tuesday Mar 28 2017 - Tuesday May 02 2017  1:00 PM
Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse  2020 Addison St., Berkeley, CA  map

Jack London: California Radical

Wednesday Nov 16 2016   6:30 PM
Mechanics' Institute Library & Chess Room  57 Post St, San Francisco, CA  map

Bay Nature’s Local Hero Awards Dinner

Sunday Mar 20 2016   5:30 PM
Mission Bay Conference Center - UCSF  1675 Owens St., San Francisco, CA  map

Malcolm Margolin at Grace Cathedral

Sunday Jan 31 2016   9:30 AM
Grace Cathedral (Gresham Hall)  1100 California St., San Francisco, CA  map

Utopian Dreaming: 50 Years of Imagined Futures in California and at UCSC

Friday Nov 06 2015   7:30 PM
UCSC Music Hall  1156 High St., Santa Cruz, CA  map

Malcolm Margolin presents: Why Berkeley?

Monday Jul 20 2015   7:00 PM
Books Inc. Berkeley  1491 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA  map

84th Annual California Book Awards

Monday Jun 01 2015   6:00 PM
Commonwealth Club  555 Post St., San Francisco, CA  map

A Reading and Conversation with Malcolm Margolin and Sylvia Sukop

Sunday May 31 2015   11:00 AM
Beth Chayim Chadashim  6090 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA  map

A World in Flux: Lawrence Rinder and Malcolm Margolin in Conversation

Wednesday Mar 04 2015   7:00 PM
The David Brower Center  2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA  map

Deep Hanging Out with Malcolm Margolin and Jon Christensen at an underground club in L.A.’s Chinatown

Thursday Feb 12 2015   8:00 PM
Betalevel  963 N. Hill St., Los Angeles, CA  map

Ralph Lewin in conversation with Malcolm Margolin

Thursday Nov 20 2014   6:00 PM
Mechanics’ Institute Library  57 Post St., San Francisco, CA  map

40th Anniversary Fundraiser

Saturday Nov 01 2014   6:30 PM
UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive  2626 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA  map

The Heyday of Malcolm Margolin

Sunday Oct 26 2014   2:00 PM
Mendocino County Museum  400 E Commerical St., Willits, CA  map

The Heyday of Malcolm Margolin: Lafayette Library

Thursday Oct 23 2014   5:30 PM
Lafayette Library  3491 Mt Diablo Blvd., Lafayette, CA  map

Litquake: A Tribute to Malcolm Margolin

Monday Oct 13 2014   6:30 PM
The Book Club of California  312 Sutter St., San Francisco, CA  map

Malcolm Margolin: Forty Years In Indian Country

Sunday Oct 12 2014   3:00 PM
Dorothy Ramon Learning Center  127 N. San Gorgonio Ave., Banning, CA  map

The Pillars of Heyday

Thursday Oct 02 2014   6:30 PM
Lafayette Library  3491 Mt Diablo Blvd., Lafayette, CA  map

The Heyday of Malcolm Margolin: Book Passage

Monday Sep 29 2014   7:00 PM
Book Passage  51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, CA  map

West Coast Live with Malcolm Margolin

Saturday Sep 27 2014   10:00 AM
Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse  2020 Addison St., Berkeley, CA  map

Malcolm Margolin at Berkeley Arts & Letters

Tuesday Sep 23 2014   7:30 PM
The Hillside Club  2286 Cedar St., Berkeley, CA  map

Malcolm Margolin with Kim Bancroft and Vincent Medina at ALOUD

Wednesday Sep 17 2014   7:15 PM
LA Public Library  630 W Fifth St., Los Angeles, CA  map

The Ohlone Way with Malcolm Margolin and Vincent Medina

Wednesday Jul 16 2014   7:00 PM
Bird & Beckett Books and Records  653 Chenery St., San Francisco, CA  map

Black Oak California Indian Market

Saturday May 17 2014   10:00 AM
Black Oak Casino  19400 Tuolumne Road North, Tuolumne, CA  map

Hetch Hetchy: Can the Splendid Wild Return?

Friday May 16 2014   7:30 PM
Sierra College Rocklin Campus T (Dietrich Theatre)  5000 Rocklin Rd., Rocklin, CA  map

Malcolm Margolin and Dave Eggers at Pegapalooza

Saturday May 03 2014   7:30 PM
Pegasus Books  2349 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA  map

PORO OYNA: The Myth of the Aynu

Friday Jan 17 2014   7:00 PM
Southside Theater, Fort Mason Center  2 Marina Blvd., San Francisco, CA  map

Hetch Hetchy: Can the splendid wild return?

Monday Dec 09 2013   7:00 PM
Edith Stone Room, Albany Community Center  1249 Marin Ave., Albany, CA  map

Hetch Hetchy with Ken Brower and Malcolm Margolin

Wednesday Nov 13 2013   6:00 PM
California Historical Society  678 Mission St., San Francisco, CA  map

Native Literature Showcase

Saturday Nov 09 2013   10:00 AM
California State Indian Museum  2618 K St., Sacramento, CA  map

LITQUAKE! Using Words as Arrows: Contemporary Native American Writers

Thursday Oct 17 2013   7:30 PM
Z Space  450 Florida St., San Francisco, CA  map

Bay Area Indigenous Pre-History

Wednesday Oct 09 2013   7:30 PM
Eric Quezada Center for Culture and Politics  518 Valencia St., San Francisco, CA  map

An Evening with Malcolm Margolin in conversation with Wendy Johnson

Saturday Jun 29 2013   6:00 PM
Toby’s Feed Barn  11250 Hwy 1, Point Reyes Station, CA  map

How to Live on the Planet Earth: A Celebration of Nanao Sakaki

Friday May 10 2013   7:00 PM
McRoskey Mattress Company  1687 Market St., San Francisco, CA  map

Society for California Archeology: Malcolm Margolin, Keynote Speaker

Saturday Mar 09 2013  
DoubleTree Hotel Berkeley Marina  200, Berkeley, CA  map

Remembering Dave and Vera-Mae Fredrickson at SCA

Friday Mar 08 2013  
DoubleTree Hotel Berkeley Marina  200 Marina Blvd., Berkeley, CA  map

6th Annual Heyday Harvest

Thursday Nov 08 2012  
California Historical Society  678 Mission St., San Francisco, CA  map

The Salon: Still Publishing. Still Happy

Friday Oct 19 2012   6:00 PM
Sundance Books and Music  121 California Ave., Reno, CA  map

Book’toberfest: Mechanics’ Institute Library

Friday Sep 28 2012   5:00 PM
Mechanics' Institute Library  57 Post St., San Francisco, CA  map

West Coast Publishing: A Panel and Discussion with West Coast Presses

Thursday Sep 20 2012   7:00 PM
City Lights Books  261 Columbus Ave., San Francisco, CA  map

2nd Annual New California Writing Launch Party: San Francisco!

Wednesday May 16 2012   6:30 PM
California Historical Society  678 Mission St., San Francisco, CA  map

2nd Annual New California Writing Launch Party: Los Angeles!

Thursday Apr 19 2012   7:00 PM
Libros Schmibros  1711 Mariachi Plaza, Los Angeles, CA  map

Valley of Shadows and Dreams: Exhibit Reception and Presentation

Friday Mar 16 2012   6:00 PM
Graduate School of Journalism, Center for Photography  UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA  map

Pre-Release Book Launch for Pairing of Polarities: The Life and Art of Sonya Rapoport

Wednesday Mar 07 2012   7:00 PM
Mills College Art Museum  5000 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, CA  map

Inlandia: 5th Anniversary Event

Saturday Dec 03 2011   10:00 AM
Chaffey College, Center for the Arts, Bldg A, Room 211  5885 Haven Ave., Rancho Cucamonga, CA  map

News from Native California Roundtable

Friday Oct 28 2011   3:45 PM
Cal State Chico  400 West First St., Chico, CA  map

Tony Platt and Malcolm Margolin at Lyon Books

Thursday Oct 27 2011   7:00 PM
Lyon Books  121 W. 5th St., Chico, CA  map

Malcolm Margolin at The Bancroft Roundtable Series

Thursday Oct 20 2011   12:00 PM
Faculty Club, Latimer Room  UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA  map

Presidio Teachers’ Night

Thursday Oct 06 2011   5:00 PM
Golden Gate Club  135 Fisher Loop, The Presidio, San Francisco, CA  map

New California Writing 2011: Riverside

Wednesday Oct 05 2011   6:30 PM
UCR Culver Center of the Arts  3824 Main St., Riverside, CA  map

New California Writing 2011: Redlands

Tuesday Oct 04 2011   7:00 PM
San Bernardino County Museum  2024 Orange Tree Ln., Redlands, CA  map

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