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Virtual Event: Marie Mutsuki Mockett and Ethan Nosowsky

American Harvest: God, Country, and Farming in the Heartland Cover Image
Join us on Tuesday, July 28 at 5pm PDT when Marie Mutsuki Mockett discusses her new book, American Harvest: God, Country, and Farming in the Heartland, with Ethan Nosowsky on Zoom. 

American Harvest: God, Country, and Farming in the Heartland Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781644450178
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Published: Graywolf Press - April 7th, 2020

An epic story of the American wheat harvest, the politics of food, and the culture of the Great Plains


Virtual Event: Bridget Quinn and Carol Edgarian

She Votes: How U.S. Women Won Suffrage, and What Happened Next Cover Image
By Bridget Quinn, Nell Irvin Painter (Foreword by)
$35.00
ISBN: 9781452173160
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Published: Chronicle Books - August 11th, 2020

She Votes is an intersectional story of the women who won suffrage, and those who have continued to raise their voices for equality ever since.

From the first female Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation to the first woman to wear pants on the Senate floor, author Bridget Quinn shines a spotlight on the women who broke down barriers.


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Vera: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781501157523
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Published: Scribner - March 2nd, 2021

A sweeping and richly captivating novel about an indomitable heroine coming of age in the aftermath of catastrophe, and her quest for love and reinvention—from the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of Three Stages of Amazement.


Virtual Event: Kate Greene and Mary Roach

Once Upon a Time I Lived on Mars: Space, Exploration, and Life on Earth Cover Image

Join us on Tuesday, July 21 at 5pm PDT when Kate Greene discusses her new book Once Upon a Time I Lived on Mars: Space, Exploration and Life on Earth with Mary Roach on Zoom

Once Upon a Time I Lived on Mars: Space, Exploration, and Life on Earth Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250159472
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Published: St. Martin's Press - July 14th, 2020

When it comes to Mars, the focus is often on how to get there: the rockets, the engines, the fuel. But upon arrival, what will it actually be like?


Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393339918
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 4th, 2011

“America’s funniest science writer” (Washington Post) explores the irresistibly strange universe of life without gravity in this New York Times bestseller.


Virtual Event: Leila Slimani and Lisa Taddeo

Sex and Lies: True Stories of Women's Intimate Lives in the Arab World Cover Image

Sex and Lies: True Stories of Women's Intimate Lives in the Arab World Cover Image
By Leila Slimani, Sophie Lewis (Translated by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143133766
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Published: Penguin Books - July 14th, 2020

"Jaw-dropping . . . Inspiring . . . A haunting and beautifully composed book . . . It blew my mind." --Lisa Taddeo, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Three Women

A fearless exposé of the secrets and lies of women's intimate lives, by the bestselling author of The Perfect Nanny and Adèle


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$17.00
ISBN: 9781451642308
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - July 7th, 2020

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * #1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER * #1 INDIE NEXT PICK

Named a Best Book of the Year: The Washington Post * NPR * The Atlantic * New York Public Library * Vanity Fair * PBS * Time * Economist * Entertainment Weekly * Financial Times * Shelf Awareness * Guardian * Sunday Times * BB


Virtual Event: Molly Wizenberg and Esmé Weijun Wang

The Fixed Stars Cover Image

Join us on Monday, August 10 at 5pm PDT when Molly Wizenberg discusses her memoir The Fixed Stars with Esmé Weijun Wang on Zoom.

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$25.00
ISBN: 9781419742996
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - August 4th, 2020

The Collected Schizophrenias: Essays Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555978273
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Published: Graywolf Press - February 5th, 2019

Powerful, affecting essays on mental illness, winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize and a Whiting Award


Virtual Event: Colin Dickey and Annalee Newitz

The Unidentified: Mythical Monsters, Alien Encounters, and Our Obsession with the Unexplained Cover Image

The Unidentified: Mythical Monsters, Alien Encounters, and Our Obsession with the Unexplained Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525557562
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Published: Viking - July 21st, 2020

"Absolutely perfect for the current moment." --Buzzfeed

America's favorite cultural historian and author of Ghostland takes a tour of the country's most persistent "unexplained" phenomena


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Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781101980200
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Published: Penguin Books - October 3rd, 2017

One of NPR’s Great Reads of 2016

“A lively assemblage and smart analysis of dozens of haunting stories…absorbing…[and] intellectually intriguing.” —The New York Times Book Review


Autonomous: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780765392084
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Published: Tor Books - September 4th, 2018

Autonomous is the highly anticipated debut from science journalist and founder of the science and sci-fi blog io9 Annalee Newitz, a novel that explores humanity's technology and culture in a future where everything--and everyone--is a product.


Virtual Event: Merlin Sheldrake and Michael Pollan

Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures Cover Image
In partnership with Bay Area Book Festival

Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525510314
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Published: Random House - May 12th, 2020

A mind-bending journey into the hidden universe of fungi, “one of those rare books that can truly change the way you see the world around you” (Helen Macdonald, author of H Is for Hawk).


How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780735224155
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Published: Penguin Books - May 14th, 2019

New York Times Book Review 10 Best Books of 2018

A New York Times Notable Book 

The #1 New York Times bestseller.


Virtual Event: Lane Moore

How to Be Alone: If You Want To, and Even If You Don't Cover Image

Join us on Monday, July 6 at 6pm PDT when Lane Moore joins us to discuss her book How to Be Alone: If You Want To, and Even if You Don't on Instagram Live.

 

How to Be Alone: If You Want To, and Even If You Don't Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781501178832
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Published: Atria Books - November 6th, 2018

The former Sex & Relationships Editor for Cosmopolitan and host of the wildly popular comedy show Tinder Live with Lane Moore presents her poignant, funny, and deeply moving first book.

Lane Moore is a rare performer who is as impressive onstage—whether hosting her iconic show Tinder Live or being the enigmatic front woman of It Was Romance—as she is


Virtual Event: Shruti Swamy and Meng Jin

A House Is a Body: Stories Cover Image

Join us on Tuesday, August 11 at 5pm PDT when Shruti Swamy discusses her story collection A House Is a Body with Meng Jin on Zoom.

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A House Is a Body: Stories Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781616209896
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Published: Algonquin Books - August 11th, 2020

“Swamy’s A House Is a Body will not simply be talked about as one of the greatest short story collections of the 2020s; it will change the way all stories—short and long—are told, written, and consumed. There is nothing, no emotion, no tiny morsel of memory, no touch, that this book does not take seriously. Yet, A House Is a Body might be the most fun I’ve ever had in a short story collection.” —Kiese Laymon, author of Heavy


Little Gods: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062935953
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Published: Custom House - January 14th, 2020

“Compellingly complex…Expands the future of the immigrant novel even as it holds us in uneasy thrall to the past.” – Gish Jen, New York Times Book Review


Virtual Event: Gina Rae La Cerva and Soleil Ho

Feasting Wild: In Search of the Last Untamed Food Cover Image

Join us on Thursday, June 25 at 5pm PST when Gina Rae La Cerva discusses her new book Feasting Wild: In Search of the Last Untamed Food with SF Chronicle Food Critic Soleil Ho on Zoom.

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Feasting Wild: In Search of the Last Untamed Food Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781771645331
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Published: Greystone Books - May 26th, 2020

A New York Times Book Review Summer Reading Selection


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$15.00
ISBN: 9781945820304
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Published: Iron Circus Comics - December 25th, 2018

A Junior Library Guild Selection

2018 VLA Graphic Novel Diversity Award Winner

2019 Prism Award Winner

"This fresh and tasty comic provides an enticing introduction to a less-traveled area of cuisine." -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

"Simply delightful." -- BOOK RIOT


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