Books on the Park

9th Ave: Daniel Poppick

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

Fear of Description (National Poetry Series) Cover Image

Daniel Poppick reads from his new poetry collection, Fear of Description, with Jessica Laser and Brandon Brown.

Fear of Description (Penguin Poets) Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780143134381
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Published: Penguin Books - October 1st, 2019

From Midwestern bars to Brooklyn apartments, narrative poems that find millennials adrift--in political upheaval and personal crisis--and trying to find their way back to one another

Winner of the 2018 National Poetry Series competition, selected by Brenda Shaughnessy


9th Ave: Best American Nonrequired Reading

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The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2019 (The Best American Series ®) Cover Image

Join us to celebrate the latest release of The Best American Nonrequired Reading. Featuring readings by contributors Keith Donnell and Maddy Raskulinecz.

The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2019 (The Best American Series ®) Cover Image
By Edan Lepucki (Editor), 826 National (Editor)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780358093169
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Published: Mariner Books - October 1st, 2019

An eclectic collection of fiction, essays, poetry, and graphic work selected by high school students with the help of New York Times best-selling author Edan Lepucki. 

Over the past year, a group of high school students have held weekly discussions in the basement conference room of a publishing house in San Francisco.


9th Ave: The Believer & ZYZZYVA Issue Celebration!

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Zyzzyva #116: Work Cover Image

Zyzzyva #116: Work Cover Image
By Villalon (Editor), Cogan (Editor)
$15.00
ISBN: 9781732980822
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Published: Zyzzyva - August 20th, 2019

Features fiction by Tommy Orange and Andrew Foster Altschul; Poetry by Major Jackson and Carl Phillips; and an interview with Jim Gavin (creator of AMC's "Lodge 49"). Every issue of ZYZZYVA is a vibrant mix of established talents and new voices, providing an elegantly curated overview of contemporary arts and letters with a distinctly San Francisco perspective.


9th Ave: Suyi Davies Okungbowa

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Suyi Davies Okungbowa discusses his new novel, David Mogo, Godhunter, with author Sarah Ladipo Manyika. 

Praise for David Mogo, Godhunter

David Mogo, Godhunter Cover Image
Not available to order
ISBN: 9781781086490
Availability: Backordered--delivery time uncertain
Published: Abaddon - July 9th, 2019

Nigerian God-Punk - a powerful and atmospheric urban fantasy set in Lagos.

LAGOS WILL NOT BE DESTROYED

The gods have fallen to earth in their thousands, and chaos reigns.

Though broken and leaderless, the city endures.

David Mogo, demigod and godhunter, has one task: capture two of the most powerful gods in the city and deliver them to the wizard gangster Lukmon A


Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781911115045
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Published: Cassava Republic Press - April 11th, 2017

"Dr. Morayo Da Silva is one of the most memorable characters you are likely to encounter on the page - intelligent, indomitable, author and survivor of a large life.


9th Ave: Bill Berkson’s A Frank O’Hara Notebook

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A Frank O'Hara Notebook Cover Image

Constance Lewallen joins us to read selections from BIll Berkson’s A Frank O’Hara Notebook, followed by a discussion and q&a.

About Bill Berkson

A Frank O'Hara Notebook Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9781949484014
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Published: No Place Press - April 30th, 2019

A fascinating account of Frank O'Hara in the prime of his creative life in New York, told through notes, images, and poems by his friend Bill Berkson.

Poet and art critic Bill Berkson (1939-2016) had planned for many years to write a lengthy study on his friend and mentor Frank O'Hara (1926-1966) but died with the project still incomplete.


9th Ave: Writers for Migrant Justice Fundraiser

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Fruit of the Drunken Tree Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525434313
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Published: Anchor - June 4th, 2019

“One of the most dazzling and devastating novels I’ve read in a long time...Readers of Fruit of the Drunken Tree will surely be transformed.”
--San Francisco Chronicle


Cenzontle (A. Poulin #40) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781942683537
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Published: BOA Editions - April 10th, 2018

Winner of the 2019 GLCA New Writers Award
An NPR Best Book of 2018


¡cuentamelo! Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781879960947
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Published: Aunt Lute Books - December 1st, 2017

Literary Nonfiction. Latinx Studies. Women's Studies. LGBTQIA Studies. Published in a bilingual English and Spanish edition. Winner of the 2018 Lambda Literary Award for Best LGBTQ Anthology. CU NTAMELO began as a cover story for SF Weekly, and, eventually in 2014 with local grant support, Lopera was able to self publish. The first edition of 300 books sold out within a week.


Invisible Gifts: Poems Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781945665080
Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships from warehouse in several days.
Published: Manic D Press - May 1st, 2018

In her first full-length collection of poems, Win depicts a colorful world imbued with unexpected paradoxes: nature is both comforting and savagely unnerving; love is permanent and fleeting; the accuracy and flaws of memory abound.


The Third Bank of the River: Power and Survival in the Twenty-First-Century Amazon Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250098931
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Published: Picador - September 3rd, 2019

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


Heaven Is All Goodbyes: Pocket Poets No. 61 Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780872867451
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Published: City Lights Books - September 26th, 2017

Shortlisted for the 2018 Griffin International Poetry Prize

2018 American Book Award Winner

2018 PEN Oakland Award Winner

Winner of the 2018 California Book Award for Poetry

2018 NCIBA Poetry Book of the Year


9th Ave: Anne Boyer

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The Undying: Pain, vulnerability, mortality, medicine, art, time, dreams, data, exhaustion, cancer, and care Cover Image

Anne Boyer discusses her new book The Undying: Pain, Vulnerability, Mortality, Medicine, Art, Time, Dreams, Data, Exhaustion, Cancer, and Care.

The Undying: Pain, vulnerability, mortality, medicine, art, time, dreams, data, exhaustion, cancer, and care Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780374279349
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 17th, 2019

WINNER OF THE 2020 PULITZER PRIZE IN GENERAL NONFICTION


Garments Against Women Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781934103593
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Published: Ahsahta Press - March 15th, 2015

Poetry. Literary Nonfiction. Women's Studies. GARMENTS AGAINST WOMEN is a book of mostly lyric prose about the conditions that make literature almost impossible. It holds a life story without a life, a lie spread across low-rent apartment complexes, dreamscapes, and information networks, tangled in chronology, landing in a heap of the future impossible.


A Handbook of Disappointed Fate Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781937027926
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Published: Ugly Duckling Presse - June 1st, 2018

9th Ave: Heather Christle and Jennifer S. Cheng

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The Crying Book Cover Image

Heather Christle discusses her new book, The Crying Book with Jennifer S. Cheng.

Praise for The Crying Book 

The Crying Book Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781948226448
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Published: Catapult - November 5th, 2019

This bestselling "lyrical, moving book: part essay, part memoir, part surprising cultural study" is an examination of why we cry, how we cry, and what it means to cry from a woman on the cusp of motherhood confronting her own depression (The New York Times Book Review).


9th Ave: Shannon Pufahl and Anthony Marra

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On Swift Horses: A Novel Cover Image

Shannon Pufahl discusses hew new novel, On Swift Horses with Anthony Marra.

Praise for On Swift Horses

On Swift Horses: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525538110
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Published: Riverhead Books - November 5th, 2019

A Lambda Literary Award Finalist, 2020.

New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice. Named a Most Anticipated Book of Fall by The New York Times, Real Simple, Electric Literature, and more.

 


The Tsar of Love and Techno: Stories Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780770436452
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Published: Hogarth - July 19th, 2016

From the New York Times bestselling author of A Constellation of Vital Phenomena—dazzling, poignant, and lyrical interwoven stories about family, sacrifice, the legacy of war, and the redemptive power of art.


9th Ave: Future Tense Fiction: Stories of Tomorrow

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Future Tense Fiction: Stories of Tomorrow Cover Image

 Hannu Rajaniemi, Meg Elison, Annalee Newitz discuss their contributions to Future Tense Fiction: Stories of Tomorrow with editor Torie Bosch.

Future Tense Fiction: Stories of Tomorrow Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781944700959
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Published: Unnamed Press - October 2nd, 2019

Future Tense Fiction is a collection of electrifying original stories from a veritable who's-who of authors working in speculative literature and science fiction today. Featuring Carmen Maria Machado, Emily St. John Mandel, Charlie Jane Anders, Nnedi Okorafor, Paolo Bacigalupi, Madeline Ashby, Mark Oshiro, Meg Elison, Maureen F.


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