Books on the Park

9th Ave: Ryan Jacobs and Chris Feliciano Arnold

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

Ryan Jacobs discusses his new book, The Truffle Underground: A Tale of Mystery, Mayhem and Manipulation in the Shadowy Market of the World's Most Expensive Fungus with  Chris Feliciano Arnold.

The Truffle Underground: A Tale of Mystery, Mayhem, and Manipulation in the Shadowy Market of the World's Most Expensive Fungus Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780451495693
Availability: ON HAND in at least ONE of our stores. Click through or call for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: Clarkson Potter - June 4th, 2019

“The ultimate truffle true crime tale”*: A thrilling journey through the hidden underworld of the world's most prized luxury ingredient.

*Bianca Bosker, New York Times bestselling author of Cork Dork


The Third Bank of the River: Power and Survival in the Twenty-First-Century Amazon Cover Image
Not available to order
ISBN: 9781250098948
Availability: Hard to Find. Not available to order.
Published: Picador - June 5th, 2018

A sweeping look at the war over the Amazon—as activists,locals, and indigenous tribes struggle to save it from the threat of loggers, drug lords, and corrupt cops and politicians


9th Ave: Sham-E-Ali Nayeem

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

Sham-E-Ali Nayeem reads from her new poetry collection, City of Pearls. Also featuring readings by Monica Sok, Seema Yasmin, Vanessa Huang and Janice Sapigao.

About Sham-E-Ali

City of Pearls Cover Image
Not available to order
ISBN: 9781937357894
Availability: Stock uncertain--should fulfill within 10 days or so
Published: UpSet Press - April 9th, 2019

"City of Pearls is one continuous gift-giver. Sham-e-Ali Nayeem lusciously, unselfishly and most certainly, unapologetically shares with us the magic and glory of story. Stories made from lived lives...full with words and images that speak of...place, purpose, father, family, fragility, strength, beauty, suffering, celebration.


quiet of chorus Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781937357979
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Published: UpSet Press - April 1st, 2018

Vanessa Huang’s first book of poemsbears witness to an intimate terrain traversing pasts, presents, and futures within and surrounding political movements to end various embodiments of the prison industrial complex in the 2000s, California, and beyond.


9th Ave: Sharma Shields and Simeon Mills

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

 

The Obsoletes: A Novel Cover Image
Not available to order
ISBN: 9781501198335
Availability: Stock uncertain--should fulfill within 10 days or so
Published: Skybound Books - May 14th, 2019

The Obsoletes is a thought-provoking coming-of-age novel about two human-like teen robots navigating high school, basketball, and potentially life-threatening consequences if their true origins are discovered by the inhabitants of their intolerant 1980s Michigan hometown.

Fraternal twin brothers Darryl and Kanga are just like any other teenagers trying to make it


The Cassandra: A Novel Cover Image
$30.80
ISBN: 9781250197412
Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships from warehouse in several days.
Published: Henry Holt and Co. - February 12th, 2019

The Cassandra follows a woman who goes to work in a top secret research facility during WWII, only to be tormented by visions of what the mission will mean for humankind.


9th Ave: Ryann Donnelly

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

Ryann Donnelly discusses her new book Justify My Love: Sex, Subversion and Music Video.

About Justify My Love

Justify My Love: Sex, Subversion, and Music Video Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781912248414
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Published: Repeater - April 16th, 2019

An analysis of sex and gender in music videos, covering everyone from Beyonce to Madonna, Nine Inch Nails to Mykki Blanco.

In Justify My Love, Ryann Donnelly explores sex and gender in one of the most widely consumed art forms of our age -- the music video.


9th Ave: Charles Graeber

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

Charles Graeber discusses his new book The Breakthrough: Immunotherapy and the Race to Cure Cancer.

Praise for The Breakthrough

The Breakthrough: Immunotherapy and the Race to Cure Cancer Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781455568505
Availability: ON HAND in at least ONE of our stores. Click through or call for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: Twelve - November 13th, 2018

Follow along as this New York Times bestselling author details the astonishing scientific discovery of the code to unleashing the human immune system to fight in this "captivating and heartbreaking" book (The Wall Street Journal).


9th Ave: Independent Bookstore Day

This event will take place at our 9th Ave. location. 

 

Join us on from 10:00AM-10:00PM on Saturday, April 27 as we celebrate Independent Bookstore Day! 

In addition to indie-exclusive books and merch, we will also have...

10:00AM-12:00PM Facepainting from bookseller Casey!

Bay Area Coffee: A Stimulating History Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781467140614
Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships from warehouse in several days.
Published: History Press - February 18th, 2019

San Francisco was booming in the mid-nineteenth century, and along with adventurers seeking their fortunes came sacks of green coffee beans. The old Yerba Buena Cove swiftly filled with ships, and the city emerged as the third-largest coffee port in the U.


Iconic San Francisco Dishes, Drinks & Desserts Cover Image
$23.99
ISBN: 9781625859587
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Published: History Press - August 13th, 2018

The roots of San Francisco's celebrated food and drink culture are as diverse as the city itself. A bountiful ocean, rich soil and ingenious residents combined to create unforgettable and enduring gastronomic legacies. Discover the disputed origins of loc.


Bay Area Cocktails: A History of Culture, Community and Craft Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781467137539
Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships from warehouse in several days.
Published: History Press - September 11th, 2017

An American invention, the cocktail fluctuated in popularity following Prohibition and had firmly taken root in the culinary landscape by the 1990s. The Bay Area played a significant role in reviving it--as much as New York and London. From the distillers.


9th Ave: Denise Bergman and Dean Rader

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

 

Denise Bergman and Dean Rader read from their poetry collections, Three Hands None and Self-Portrait as Wikipedia Entry.

Three Hands None Cover Image
Not available to order
ISBN: 9781625577092
Availability: Stock uncertain--should fulfill within 10 days or so
Published: Black Lawrence Press - March 31st, 2019

Poetry. Fearless, unsparing, Denise Bergman probes a violent, sexual assault to expose the personal and social consequences of ungovernable, masculinist culture. 'Home is the coat that can't keep me warm or dry / buttons and holes I can't align, ' the poet declares, struggling to rebuild a coherent self.


Self-Portrait as Wikipedia Entry Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781556595080
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - February 21st, 2017

"By writing honestly about the difficulties of self-representation, Rader represents himself as a writer who cares deeply about his audience and his craft." --ZYZZYVA

"Rader's poetry asks how to be an artist in a nation founded on and still struggling with the demand for representation and what poetry as a medium means in an era of representational sprawl." --Jacket


9th Ave: Jessica Powell and Mat Honan

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

Jessica Powell discusses her new book, The Big Disruption: A Totally Fictional But Essentially True Silicon Valley Story with Mat Honan, the SF Bureau Chief for BuzzFeed.

The Big Disruption: A Totally Fictional But Essentially True Silicon Valley Story Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781732067967
Availability: ON HAND in at least ONE of our stores. Click through or call for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: Medium Editions - April 10th, 2019

A rip-roaring comedy about big plans and bigger egos at the world's largest tech company


9th Ave: D. Watkins

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

D. Watkins discusses his new book We Speak For Ourselves: A Word From Forgotten Black America.

Praise for We Speak for Ourselves

We Speak for Ourselves: A Word from Forgotten Black America Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501187827
Availability: ON HAND in at least ONE of our stores. Click through or call for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: Atria Books - April 23rd, 2019

From the row houses of Baltimore to the stoops of Brooklyn, the New York Times bestselling author of The Cook Up lays bare the voices of the most vulnerable and allows their stories to uncover the systematic injustice threaded within our society.


The Cook Up: A Crack Rock Memoir Cover Image
$16.49
ISBN: 9781455537266
Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships from warehouse in several days.
Published: Grand Central Publishing - April 18th, 2017

Reminiscent of the classic Random Family and The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace, but told by the man who lived it, The Cook Up is a riveting look inside the Baltimore drug trade portrayed in The Wire and an incredible story of redemption.


The Beast Side: Living and Dying While Black in America Cover Image
By D. Watkins, David Talbot (Foreword by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781510716391
Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships from warehouse in several days.
Published: Hot Books - September 27th, 2016

A New York Times Best Seller! Baltimore, one of our country’s quintessential urban war zones, is brought powerfully to life by literary talent, D. Watkins

To many, the past 8 years under President Obama were meant to usher in a new post-racial American political era, dissolving the divisions of the past.


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