Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
From Goldrushers to Glassholes: Community in The Changing Landscape of San Francisco.
The Conversation Begins. . . 
Please join Green Apple Books and The San Francisco Elks on Wednesday, April 2nd from 6:30PM – 8:30PM at the SF Elks Lodge when we welcome five of the Bay Area’s most outstanding cultural historians for a ‘town hall meeting’ to discuss the issues facing San Francisco’s communities today, while also providing an illuminating framework of The City’s extraordinary history of culture and adaptation.
Enjoy a rare opportunity to visit a San Francisco jewel, the normally private Elk’s Lodge, opened in 1925 on Union Square. Take part in the discussion with notable panelists: Gary Kamiya (San Francisco Magazine Executive Editor and author of Cool Gray City of Love), Reverend Cecil Williams (pastor emeritus of Glide Memorial Church and co-author of Beyond the Possible), Julia Flynn Siler (author of House of Mondavi and Lost Kingdom), John Law (co-founder of Burning Man Festival and co-author of Tales of San Francisco Cacophony Society) and Joel Selvin (Chronicle culture editor from 1972—2009 and best-selling author). Or just kick your heels, enjoy a cocktail, and take it all in—this will be a conversation that you won’t want to miss!
Green Apple Books and Music has been a fixture of the Bay Area literary scene since opening in 1967, and is perennially acknowledged with various ‘Best Of’ awards annually. The San Francisco Elks, a major charitable organization, is the oldest extant Elks Lodge in America, established in 1863. The Elks National Foundation has 183,000 active members and has an endowment fund valuing $430 million dollars.
Book sales and author signings will occur before and after the panel discussion, with a percentage of the proceeds going to selected charities. A $3.00 charitable donation will be requested at the door for this event, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
ISBN: 9781608199600
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC - August 6th, 2013

Cool, Gray City of Love brings together an exuberant combination of personal insight, deeply researched history, in-depth reporting, and lyrical prose to create an unparalleled portrait of San Francisco. Each of its 49 chapters explores a specific site or intersection in the city, from the mighty Golden Gate Bridge to the raunchy Tenderloin to the soaring sea cliffs at Land's End.

ISBN: 9780062105066
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Published: HarperOne - November 12th, 2013


With admirers ranging from Harvey Milk and Huey Newton to Warren Buffett, Maya Angelou, and Dianne Feinstein, Glide Memorial Methodist Church in San Francisco has been inspiring, infuriating, welcoming, and changing the world for fifty years.

ISBN: 9781592403677
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Published: Gotham Books - May 1st, 2008

An epic, scandal-plagued story of the immigrant family that built and then spectacularly lost a global wine empire

Set in California's lush Napa Valley and spanning four generations of a talented and visionary family, "The House of Mondavi" is a tale of genius, sibling rivalry, and betrayal.

ISBN: 9780802120700
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Published: Grove Press - January 8th, 2013

"Only one American state was formally a sovereign monarchy. In this compelling narrative, the award-winning journalist Julia Flynn Siler chronicles how this Pacific kingdom, creation of a proud Polynesian people, was encountered, annexed, and absorbed." Kevin Starr, historian, University of Southern California

By Kevin Evans (Editor), Carrie Galbraith (Editor), John Law (Editor)
ISBN: 9780867197747
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Published: Last Gasp - May 15th, 2013

This book will prove to be a template for pranksters, artists, adventurers and anyone interested in rampant creativity, for years to come. Tales Of The San Francisco Cacophony Society is a retelling in period images and words of the history of the most influential underground cabal that you have never heard of.