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Thursday February 24, 2011
Start: 02/24/2011 7:00 pm
Basketball and sports writing fans, this one is for you. Join us just down the street from Green Apple at the Rockit Room at 7 PM on February 24th for a discussion panel with FreeDarko writers Nathaniel Friedman, and Eric Freeman, moderated by author and editor Eli Horowitz.
FreeDarko is a collective of like-minded NBA writers and artists whose blog has become a staple of basketball fandom on the Internet. The blog formerly had a regular spot on McSweeney's Internet Tendency and is frequently called on by Deadspin.com to provide guest NBA coverage. Friedman, who serves as the site's chief operative as Bethlehem Shoals, has written for GQ, Sports Illustrated, Slate, Deadspin.com, and The Nation.
We'll see you on the 24th for this fun chance to meet the guys, hear them talk (and read) basketball, have a drink and get your books signed.
Friday February 25, 2011
Start: 02/25/2011 7:00 pm
We're sorry, but this this event has been cancelled. We still have plenty of copies of Exploiting My Baby in the store, though!
Thursday March 24, 2011
This free event (at Tosca) will feature a multimedia lecture by Rebecca Solnit, and will also include participation from many of the artists that contributed maps and artwork to Infinite City. Rebecca Solnit’s brilliant reinvention of the traditional atlas is not only a major favorite at Green Apple Books, but it has also stirred-up quite a frenzy with booksellers all over the Bay; Infinite City examines the many layers of meaning in one place, the San Francisco Bay Area. Aided by artists, writers, cartographers, and twenty-two gorgeous color maps, each of which illuminates the city and its surroundings as experienced by different inhabitants, Solnit takes us on a tour that will forever change the way we think about cities, places, and the stories a geography can tell.
Swing by Tosca Cafe on March 24th, from 6:00pm - 8:00pm and join Green Apple for what will certainly be a special opportunity to rub elbows, raise glasses, and otherwise bask in the glory of San Francisco's top literary and artistic folks. Seating will be limited, so arrive early. Copies of Infinite City will be available for sale during this event, and signatures will be happily provided.
NOTE: This is a 21+ event.
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Saturday April 02, 2011
Start: 04/02/2011 2:00 pm
On Saturday April 2 at 2pm, Green Apple will host James Nguyen, the "visionary creator" of what might be one of the great B-movies of all time: Birdemic: Shock and Terror. Produced for less than $10,000 and filmed in the Bay Area (and even partially on our own Clement Street), Birdemic is "a meditation on Hitchcock's classic and the environmental chaos caused by the industrial Age."
The film was recently written up in USA Today, which said "While Birdemic will probably never be honored at the Oscars — unless they add a Best Use of Exploding CGI Vultures category — Nguyen's enthusiasm for his so-bad-it's-good film and his do-it-yourself attitude were infectious to everybody around the low-budget production." See the trailer for evidence of all of the above.
Nguyen has written a short memoir on his making of the movie (not available in our online store, but call the store to order a copy), which he will be discussing on April 2. This might be one to mark on your calendar.
Thursday April 07, 2011
Start: 04/07/2011 7:00 pm
Sure, there’s no place like home—but what if you can’t really pinpoint where home is? By the time she was nine, Tracy Seeley had lived in seven towns and thirteen different houses. Her father’s dreams of movie stardom, stoked by a series of affairs, kept the family on edge, and on the move, until he up and left. Thirty years later, settled in what seems like a charmed life in San Francisco, a diagnosis of cancer and the betrayal of a lover shake Seeley to her roots—roots she is suddenly determined to search out. My Ruby Slippers tells the story of that search, the tale of a woman with an impassioned if vague sense of mission: to find the meaning of home.
We're pleased to welcome Tracy Seeley (in one of her home towns, no less) for a reading from My Ruby Slippers at Green Apple on April 7th at 7 PM.
Sunday April 10, 2011
Start: 04/10/2011 11:00 am
BABIES. Maybe you’re thinking of having one. There might even be one inside you right now, draining nutrients from your system via a tube growing from its midsection. Or maybe you’ve already got one around the house, somewhere, and you’re responsible for its continued survival. Either way, you’re confused, you’re frightened, and 911 won’t take your calls anymore. But don’t despair! The knowlegable authors of Let’s Panic About Babies! are here to hold your hand and answer all of your baby-related questions.
So join Alice and Eden at 11 AM on April 10th on the mezzanine at Green Apple (conveniently home to our kids' and board books, an area ripe with entertainment should you bring the little one along) as they tell you exactly what to think and feel and do, from morning sickness to baby’s first steps.
Start: 04/10/2011 4:00 pm
Mystery fans will want to be at Green Apple Books on Sunday, April 10th fro 4-4:30, when Swedish mystery writer Henning Mankell (bestselling author of The Man from Beijing and the Kurt Wallander series) will be in the store to sign our stock of his latest book, The Troubled Man. Come meet the author, get your books signed, and pick up your copy of The Troubled Man (or call the store at 387-2272 to reserve a signed copy -- they're sure to sell out fast!) See you there.
Wednesday April 13, 2011
Start: 04/13/2011 7:00 pm
We're proud to host Buddhist author Noah Levine in the Granny Smith Room on April 13th at 7 PM for a reading from his new book, The Heart of the Revolution: The Buddha's Radical Teachings on Forgiveness, Compassion, and Kindness.
In The Heart of the Revolution, Levine both recounts his personal struggle to embrace his true Buddhist nature and also reveals tools for releasing inner anger and arriving at the essential Buddhist belief: compassion. The practices he describes in this book call for an inner rebellion fueled not by hatred but by forgiveness, compassion, and kindness.
Levine (whose other books include Dharma Punx and Against the Stream) is often hailed as the voice of the next generation of American Buddhism. He is the founder of the Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society and leads meditation retreats and workshops across the United States as well as in juvenile halls and prisons, his Buddhist belief having arisen out of his own troubled youth and rock-bottom stint in Juvenille hall at the age of 17.
Join us in welcoming Noah Levine on April 13th to hear a very special reading, meet the author, and get your books signed.
Thursday April 14, 2011
Start: 04/14/2011 7:00 pm
Living in a time when it was scandalous even to show a bit of ankle, a small number of courageous women covered their bodies in tattoos and traveled the country, performing nearly nude on carnival stages. These women spun stories for captive audiences about abductions and forced tattooing at the hands of savages, but little has been shared of their real lives. Though they spawned a cultural movement—almost a quarter of Americans now have tattoos—these women have largely faded into history.
The first book of its kind, The Tattooed Lady uncovers the true stories behind these women, bringing them out of the sideshow realm and into their working class realities. Combining thorough research with more than a hundred historical photos, this social history explores tattoo origins, women's history, and circus lore. We're excited to host author Amelia Kelm Osterud, a tattooed adacemic librarian from Wisconsin, for a book signing and discussion of The Tattooed Lady on April 14th at 7 PM. See you there.
Thursday April 21, 2011
Start: 04/21/2011 7:00 am
Green Apple Books is proud to present an evening with local author and fly fisherman, Russell Hill.
Russell Hill's two previous novels, Robbie's Wife and The Lord God Bird both received Edgar Award nominations. His newest novel, The Dog Sox, follows a slightly different tack. A thoroughly satisfying baseball fantasia, it chronicles the tortuous fortunes of the Knights Landing Dog Sox, an independent minor league team in the entirely mythical Central Valley League. Equally evocative of BULL DURHAM and Bruce Springsteen, the story flirts with several dark turnings: and if the ending has a feeling of a picaresque fairy tale, it is certainly no more improbable that the idea that the San Francisco Giants could win a World Series Championship in 2010.
Russell Hill will be reading from and discussing his latest novel, the author's notes of which mention that he "has been known to go under water in search of trout"; so it's a fair bet that he would be willing to field any questions regarding trout fishing, as well.