Books on the Park

9th Ave: San Francisco Poet Laureate Kim Shuck

This event will be held at our 9th Ave. location.

 

 

Join us for a night of readings with San Francisco Poet Laureate Kim Shuck, Ingrid Keir, MK Chavez, Aja Couchois Duncan and EK Keith.

 

About Kim Shuck

Rabbit Stories Cover Image
$16.50
ISBN: 9780985288389
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Published: Poetic Matrix Press - February 13th, 2013

Fiction. Native American Studies. "What Kim Shuck is writing is vital and vibrant. She is blending tradition with modernity, history with humor and her own Indigenous perspective witheverything else.


Dear Animal, Cover Image
$12.00
ISBN: 9780997093360
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Published: Nomadic Press - November 19th, 2016

Poetry. Women's Studies. DEAR ANIMAL, is a re-imagination of the Linnaean taxonomy from a feminist perspective. This collection is a love letter to the resilient feral female and an exploration of the myriad Animalia that dwell in the margins.


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$15.00
ISBN: 9781933959306
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Published: Litmus Press - May 1st, 2016

Poetry. Hybrid Genre. Lush with elemental imagery, Aja Couchois Duncan's RESTLESS CONTINENT communes with a North America that speaks elegiac, celebratory, and melancholic histories human and geological. In this collection, the body of that land and those histories fuses with the body of Duncan's language, the body of memory, and the physical body.


9th Ave: Kristin Sanders and Elizabeth Hall

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Kristin Sanders and Elizabeth Hall read from their new books.

Cuntry Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780996475754
Availability: Backordered
Published: Trembling Pillow Press - May 15th, 2017

Poetry. "CUNTRY is an elegant excavation of Sanders's twinned obsession with pornography and country music. Effortlessly slipping between poetry, memoir, and music criticism, Sanders disrobes the country song of the 90's and uses it as a lens to expose our culture's sanitized images of femininity.


I Have Devoted My Life to the Clitoris Cover Image
$18.40
ISBN: 9781939460073
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Published: Tarpaulin Sky Press - August 1st, 2016

Literary Nonfiction. California Interest. LGBT Studies. Women's Studies. Elizabeth Hall began writing I HAVE DEVOTED MY LIFE TO THE CLITORIS in the summer of 2010 after reading Thomas Laqueur's Making Sex.


9th Ave: Kid Beowulf

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Kid Beowulf: The Song of Roland Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781449475901
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - February 28th, 2017

"What Rick Riordan did for the Greek gods, Fajardo has done for 'Beowulf' magnificent."
--Kirkus, starred review, Kid Beowulf: The Blood-Bound Oath
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Kid Beowulf: The Blood-Bound Oath Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781449475895
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - August 2nd, 2016

"What Rick Riordan did for the Greek gods, Fajardo has done for 'Beowulf' magnificent."

--Kirkus, starred review

If you liked Percy Jackson, you'll love Kid Beowulf Inspired by the epic poem "Beowulf," this fun new series follows the adventures of 12-year-old twin brothers Beowulf and Grendel as they travel to distant lands and meet fellow epic heroes


9th Ave: Timothy McSweeney's Grand 50th Issue Release

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Join us on Tuesday, August 22nd to celebrate the release of McSweeney's issue 50! There will be music, mingling and complimentary beverages provided by Fort Point Beer Company.

 

McSweeney's Issue 50 Cover Image
By Dave Eggers (Editor)
$30.00
ISBN: 9781940450100
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Published: McSweeney's - August 29th, 2017

To celebrate our 50th issue, we've put together one of our very best collections, with stories, essays, treatises, manifestos, letters, comics, and illustrated travel diaries from 50 different contributors.


9th Ave: Wioletta Greg

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Polish writer Wioletta Greg discusses her new novel from Transit Books, Swallowing Mercury with Molly Parent. Sponsored by the Center for the Art of Translation.

 

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By Wioletta Greg, Eliza Marciniak (Translator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781945492044
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Published: Transit Books - September 12th, 2017

Longlisted for the Man Booker International Prize

"Achieves a form of literary alchemy that mesmerizes."--The New York Times


9th Ave: Stephen Elliott

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Stephen Elliott discusses his new essay collection, Sometimes I Think About It.

 

Praise for Stephen Elliott

Sometimes I Think about It: Essays Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555977757
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Published: Graywolf Press - November 7th, 2017

An essay collection by a writer who "may be writing under . . . the influence of genius" (Vanity Fair)

In Sometimes I Think About It, Stephen Elliott gathers personal essays, reportage, and profiles written over fifteen years to tell a powerful story about outsiders and underdogs.


The Adderall Diaries Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9781555975708
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Published: Graywolf Press - September 28th, 2010

In this groundbreaking memoir, Stephen Elliott pursues parallel investigations: a gripping account of a notorious San Francisco murder trial, and an electric exploration of the self. Destined to be a classic, The Adderall Diaries was described by The Washington Post as "a serious literary work designed to make you see the world as you've never quite seen it before."


9th Ave: Pat Thomas on Jerry Rubin

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Pat Thomas discusses his new biography, Did It! From Yippie to Yuppie: Jerry Rubin, An American Revolutionary.

 

About Did It!

Did It! from Yippie to Yuppie: Jerry Rubin, an American Revolutionary Cover Image
By Pat Thomas, Jerry Rubin (Concept by)
$49.99
ISBN: 9781606998922
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Published: Fantagraphics Books - September 5th, 2017

The author of Listen, Whitey The sights & sounds of Black Power 1965-1975 now chronicles the 1960's and '70's through they eyes of Yippie Jerry Rubin


9th Ave: Michael Mazza

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Michael Mazza discusses his new novel, That Crazy Perfect Someday.

 

Praise for That Crazy Perfect Someday

That Crazy Perfect Someday Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781933527864
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Published: Turtle Point Press - June 20th, 2017

The year is 2024. Climate change has altered the world's wave patterns. Drones crisscross the sky, cars drive themselves, and surfing is a new Olympic sport. Mafuri Long, UCSD marine biology grad, champion surfer, and only female to dominate a record eighty-foot wave, still has something to prove.


9th Ave: Nina Weijers

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Dutch author Niña Weijers discusses her new novel, The Consequences.

 

Praise for The Consequences

The Consequences Cover Image
By Nina Weijers, Hester Velmans (Translator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9780997818437
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Published: Doppelhouse Press - September 19th, 2017

An amazing game of mirrors. ...] Original and promising.

--LE MONDE

2014 Anton Wachter Prize for Best First Novel

Golden Book Owl Reader's Choice Award

Opzij Feminist Literature Prize

2014 Lucy B. & C.W. van der Hoogt Prize.


9th Ave: Sarah Schmidt

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Sarah Schmidt discusses her new book, See What I Have Done.

 

Praise for See What I Have Done

See What I Have Done Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780802126597
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Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - August 1st, 2017

Lizzie Borden took an ax
And gave her mother forty whacks
When she saw what she had done,
She gave her father forty-one.

Or did she?

In this riveting debut novel, See What I Have Done, Sarah Schmidt recasts one of the most fascinating murder cases of all time into an intimate story of a volatile household and a family devoid of love.


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