Books on the Park

9th Ave: Minna Dubin with Jenny True

This event will be held at our 9th Ave location in the Inner Sunset 

Mom Rage: The Everyday Crisis of Modern Motherhood By Minna Dubin Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9781541601307
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Published: Seal Press - September 19th, 2023

A frank, feminist examination of the hidden crisis of rage facing American mothers—and how we can fix it 

Mothers aren’t supposed to be angry.


You Look Tired: An Excruciatingly Honest Guide to New Parenthood By Jenny True Cover Image
$24.00
Temporarily Unavailable
ISBN: 9780762473472
Published: Running Press Adult - May 4th, 2021

In the tradition of Ali Wong and Amy Schumer comes this whip-smart, spit-out-your-coffee funny guide for new parents—from popular blogger and columnist Jenny True. Plenty of "new parent" guides cover the basics of breastfeeding, bonding, sleep, and "getting back in shape." But nowhere is a guide that tells you, WTF is this squeeze bottle thing fro


9th Ave: Record of the Month Listening Party, WARP


$20.00
SKU: TSF016

Traffic Control by WARP

About the Artist:

San Francisco’s still doomed, and few residents can trace the fault-lines beneath with more familiarity than the members of WARP. With members’ musical origins in the Bay Area and beyond that include Mayyors, Flesh World, Residual Echoes, Mallard, Thee Oh Sees, Blank Square, Cruel Summer, and Straight Crimes (to name a few), the denizens of WARP manifest a sum total of decades spent seething in the once proud city by the bay; having helped shape the ‘San Francisco Sound’ of the new millennia, they are ready to tear it down. WARP recalls the nihilistic extravagance and rage of Flipper and No Trend with garage-y instrumental acumen a la Pissed Jeans and songwriting chops honed through hard fought years of jostling with techie slime, predatory landlords, the thuggish SFPD, and a mass exodus of friends, neighbors, and collaborators. In the midst of this hollowing out, WARP rose to fill the void and give voice to the defiant few who remained. (Taken from Warp's Bandcamp.)
 

Recommended By:

"Punk rock saved my life but TRAFFIC CONTROL by SF's very own WARP made me quit my job, betray all my friends, lose my keys, lose my morals, join the circus, hack into Twitter or X or whatever, and cause $20 of property damage, which coincidentally is the cost of this album so it would really help me out if you bought a copy and also don't forget to check out Warp's brand new tape AUTOMATIC GRATUITY, available from Digital Regress!!" -Bookseller & music extraordinaire Max.


3 months of our Record of the Month picks!

Please note that shipping will not be available for any Record of the Month orders, all vinyl will be able to be picked up at any of our locations.


6 months worth of our Record of the Month picks!

Please note that shipping will not be available for any Record of the Month orders, all vinyl will be able to be picked up at any of our locations.


9th Ave: Daniel Clowes

Cover of Monica by Daniel Clowes. The cover has a black starry space background, and a majority of it is a woman in profile in bright blue.

Monica By Daniel Clowes Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781683968825
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Published: Fantagraphics - October 3rd, 2023

This long-awaited new graphic novel from Daniel Clowes (Ghost World and Patience) is a genre-bending thriller from one of the most innovative storytellers of all time.

2024 Pen/Faulkner Award for Fiction - Longlist

2024 Fauve D'Or WINNER Angouleme Comics Festival


9th Ave: Ranjit Hoskote with Forrest Gander

Cover of Ranjit Hoskote's Icelight. The cover is a painting of a brown landscape with a human figure kneeling on one knee.

Icelight (Wesleyan Poetry) By Ranjit Hoskote Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780819500557
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Published: Wesleyan University Press - March 7th, 2023

Set in an age of ecological catastrophe, Icelight eloquently accepts transience yet asserts the robustness of hope


Knot By Forrest Gander, Jack Shear (Photographer) Cover Image
By Forrest Gander, Jack Shear (Photographer)
$25.00
ISBN: 9781556596711
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - November 1st, 2022

9th Ave: Diana Helmuth with Lauren Parker

Cover of Diana Helmuth's book, The Witching Year: A Memoir of Earnest Fumbling Through Modern Witchcraft. The cover is beige, and there is a photo of a red candle lying on its side, burning the right half of the cover.

The Witching Year: A Memoir of Earnest Fumbling Through Modern Witchcraft By Diana Helmuth Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781668002988
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Published: S&S/Simon Element - October 3rd, 2023

A skeptic spends a year trying to find spiritual fulfillment by practicing modern Witchcraft in this fascinating memoir that’s perfect for fans of A.J. Jacobs and Mary Roach.

Diana Helmuth, thirty-three, is skeptical of organized religion. She is also skeptical of disorganized religion. But, more than anything, she is tired of God being dead.


How to Suffer Outside: A Beginner's Guide to Hiking and Backpacking By Diana Helmuth, Latasha Dunston Greene (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781680513110
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Published: Mountaineers Books - August 24th, 2021

2022 National Outdoor Book Award Winner in Instructional Outdoor Adventure Guide


9th Ave: C Pam Zhang with R.O. Kwon

Cover of C Pam Zhang's novel, Land of Milk and Honey. The cover is a richly painted cover of a seascape, a sky beyond, and framed by an abstract cave.

Land of Milk and Honey: A Novel By C Pam Zhang Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593538241
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 26th, 2023

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK 

NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY NPR, HARPER'S BAZAAR, TOWN & COUNTRY, KIRKUS REVIEWS, ESQUIRE, ELECTRIC LITERATURE, SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN AND MORE!

“One of the most pleasurable, inventive reads of the year… fiendishly, deliciously fun."—San Francisco Chronicle


How Much of These Hills Is Gold: A Novel By C Pam Zhang Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525537212
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Published: Riverhead Books - April 6th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES  NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR

WASHINGTON POST NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR

ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR

ONE OF NPR'S BEST BOOKS OF 2020 

LONGLISTED FOR THE 2020 BOOKER PRIZE

FINALIST FOR THE 2020 CENTER FOR FICTION FIRST NOVEL PRIZE


The Incendiaries: A Novel By R. O. Kwon Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780735213906
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Published: Riverhead Books - July 30th, 2019

Now a National Bestseller

"Religion, politics, and love collide in this slim but powerful novel reminiscent of Donna Tartt's The Secret History, with menace and mystery lurking in every corner." --People Magazine


Kink: Stories By R.O. Kwon (Editor), Garth Greenwell (Editor) Cover Image
By R.O. Kwon (Editor), Garth Greenwell (Editor)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781982110215
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Published: Simon & Schuster - February 9th, 2021

A New York Times Notable Book

Kink is a groundbreaking anthology of literary short fiction exploring love and desire, BDSM, and interests across the sexual spectrum, edited by lauded writers R.O.


9th Ave: Megan Fernandes and Edgar Kunz with Madeleine Cravens & Shelley Wong

Cover of Megan Fernandes' poetry collection, I Do Everything I'm Told. The cover is completely yellow, with a photo of a brown rabbit in the very center.  

I Do Everything I'm Told By Megan Fernandes Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781953534880
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Published: Tin House Books - June 20th, 2023

A TIME Best Book of 2023

 “Moving. . . .irresistible. . . .Transforms verse into multiverse.”—The New Yorker


Good Boys: Poems By Megan Fernandes Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781947793408
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Published: Tin House Books - February 18th, 2020

In an era of rising nationalism and geopolitical instability, Megan Fernandes’s Good Boys offers a complex portrait of messy feminist rage, negotiations with race and travel, and existential dread in the Anthropocene.


Fixer: Poems By Edgar Kunz Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063288591
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Published: Ecco - August 22nd, 2023

From the author of the award-winning Tap Out – “a gritty, insightful debut” (Washington Post) – Edgar Kunz’s second poetry collection propels the reader across the shifting terrain of late-capitalist America. 


As She Appears By Shelley Wong Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781936919895
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Published: YesYes Books - May 10th, 2022

Shelley Wong's debut, As She Appears (longlisted for the 2022 National Book Award and winner of a 2023 Lambda Literary Award), foregrounds queer women of color in their being and becoming. Following the end of a relationship that was marked by silence, a woman crosses over and embodies the expanse of desire and self-love.


9th Ave: Barbara Tomash with Elizabeth Robinson

Cover of Barbara Tomash's Her Scant State. The cover is a statue head of yellow stone, the top half of the face cut off, leaving only the lips and chin remaining. The background is gray.

Her Scant State By Barbara Tomash Cover Image
$21.79
Temporarily Unavailable
ISBN: 9781733137546
Published: Apogee Press - March 1st, 2023

In Barbara Tomash's brilliant reworking of Henry James's The Portrait of a Lady, the continuity and causality of the nineteenth-century novel are transformed into the isolate flecks of twenty-first century poetry.


Pre- By Barbara Tomash Cover Image
$19.55
Temporarily Unavailable
ISBN: 9780997952469
Published: Black Radish Books - February 1st, 2018

Poetry. Barbara Tomash's PRE- reawakens her reader to the marvel of language, the common currency of encounter, media, negotiation, courtship.


Thirst & Surfeit By Elizabeth Robinson Cover Image
$20.70
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ISBN: 9781734691146
Published: Threadsuns Press - August 15th, 2023

History, like "light untied and undone," disperses itself across time and memory. The poems in THIRST & SURFEIT reach into these fragments to interpret and sing interactions of human and environment, spirit and subsistence.


Excursive By Elizabeth Robinson Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781931824767
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Published: Roof Books - April 1st, 2023

New Poetry Collection from the National Poetry Series Winner Elizabeth Robin.


9th Ave: Kevin Fisher-Paulson

Cover of Kevin Fisher-Paulson's memoir, Secrets of the Blue Bungalow. On the cover are different shots of Fisher-Paulson's cobalt blue home, and a photo of him and his family in the bottom right corner.

Secrets of the Blue Bungalow: More True Tales of Family Life in the Outer, Outer, Outer, Outer Excelsior By Kevin Fisher-Paulson, D. Patrick Miller (Foreword by) Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781732185074
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Published: Two Penny Press - July 24th, 2023

How We Keep Spinning...!: the journey of a family in stories: selected writing from the SF Chronicle column By Kevin Thaddeus Fisher-Paulson, Leah Garchik (Preface by) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780578575971
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Published: Two Penny Press - November 1st, 2019

"Kevin tells a compelling story about a family that finds both a community and each other. They prove in the most powerful way possible that love really is all that matters." -- Glynn Washington, host of "Snap Judgment" on National Public Radio


A Song for Lost Angels: How Daddy and Papa Fought to Save Their Family By Kevin Thaddeus Fisher-Paulson Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780996868303
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Published: Two Penny Press - December 1st, 2015

This book tells the intimate history of a family of two men plus triplets that came together suddenly one day, and thrived for a year before being torn apart by groundless prejudice. San Francisco author Kevin Fisher-Paulson tells this riveting story with grace, dignity, and a surprisingly generous dose of humor.


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