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Offsite Event: Thor Hanson at the SF Botanical Garden

This event will be held at the San Francisco Botanical Garden, 1199 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122.

 

 

Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780465052615
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Published: Basic Books - July 10th, 2018

From the award-winning author of The Triumph of Seeds and Feathers, a natural and cultural history of the buzzing wee beasties that make the world go round.


The Triumph of Seeds: How Grains, Nuts, Kernels, Pulses, and Pips Conquered the Plant Kingdom and Shaped Human History Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780465097401
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Published: Basic Books - March 8th, 2016

"The genius of Hanson's fascinating, inspiring, and entertaining book stems from the fact that it is not about how all kinds of things grow from seeds; it is about the seeds themselves." --Mark Kurlansky, New York Times Book Review


Feathers: The Evolution of a Natural Miracle Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780465028788
Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships 1-10 business days from warehouse. ETA will be updated with email order confirmation.
Published: Basic Books (AZ) - July 31st, 2012

Feathers are an evolutionary marvel: aerodynamic, insulating, beguiling. They date back more than 100 million years. Yet their story has never been fully told.In Feathers, biologist Thor Hanson details a sweeping natural history, as feathers have been used to fly, protect, attract, and adorn through time and place.


9th Ave: Jessica Hopper

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

 

 

Jessica Hopper, author of The First Collection of Criticism By A Living Female Rock Critic, dicusses her new memoir, Night Moves.

 

Night Moves Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781477317884
Availability: Coming Soon. Available for Pre-Order Now!
Published: University of Texas Press - September 18th, 2018

Written in taut, mesmerizing, often hilarious scenes drawn from 2004 through 2009, Night Moves captures the fierce friendships and small moments that form us all. Drawing on her personal journals, Jessica Hopper chronicles her time as a DJ, living in decrepit punk houses, biking to bad loft parties with her friends, exploring Chicago deep into the night.


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The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780983186335
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Call store for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: Featherproof Books - May 12th, 2015

Jessica Hopper's music criticism has earned her a reputation as a firebrand, a keen observer and fearless critic not just of music but the culture around it. With this volume spanning from her punk fanzine roots to her landmark piece on R.


9th Ave: Paul Matthew Maisano

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

 

 

Paul Matthew Maisano discusses his debut novel, Bindi.

 

Praise for Bindi

 

Bindi Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780316509480
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Published: Little Brown and Company - August 14th, 2018

A richly imagined debut set against the backdrop of India, London, and Hollywood that tells the story of a young boy, suddenly orphaned, and the adults around him, each of whom is also looking for a home in the world


9th Ave: Susan Froderberg

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

 

 

Susan Froderberg discusses her new novel Mysterium.

 

Praise for Mysterium

 

Mysterium Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780374217686
Availability: Coming Soon. Available for Pre-Order Now!
Published: Farrar Straus and Giroux - August 14th, 2018

Inspired by the true story of Nanda Devi Unsoeld's tragic 1976 death while climbing her namesake mountain, Susan Froderberg's novel Mysterium tells the tale of a courageous woman's ascent to the summit of India's highest peak to honor her fallen mother.


Old Border Road Cover Image
$20.99
ISBN: 9780316098786
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Published: Back Bay Books - December 7th, 2011

Katherine is seventeen, living alone in the beautiful, desolate landscape of southern Arizona. Her mother is feckless, her father busy up north with his new family. Meeting Son, the scion of a local rancher, seems like deliverance.


9th Ave: Ada Limon and Matthew Zapruder

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

 

  

 

The Carrying: Poems Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9781571315120
Availability: Coming Soon. Available for Pre-Order Now!
Published: Milkweed Editions - August 14th, 2018

From National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award finalist Ada Lim n comes The Carrying--her most powerful collection yet.


Bright Dead Things: Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781571314710
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Published: Milkweed Editions - September 15th, 2015

Bright Dead Things examines the chaos that is life, the dangerous thrill of living in a world you know you have to leave one day, and the search to find something that is ultimately "disorderly, and marvelous, and ours."


Why Poetry Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780062343086
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Published: Ecco - June 12th, 2018

An impassioned call for a return to reading poetry and an incisive argument for poetry’s accessibility to all readers, by critically acclaimed poet Matthew Zapruder


9th Ave: Christian Kracht

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

 

 

Christian Kracht reads from his new novel, The Dead.

 

Praise for Christian Kracht

 

The Dead Cover Image
By Christian Kracht, Daniel Bowles (Translator)
$25.00
ISBN: 9780374139674
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Published: Farrar Straus and Giroux - July 17th, 2018

In The Dead, Award-winning author Christian Kracht presents a historical novel of international conspiracy, cinematic intrigue, and murder set before World War II, in the early years of the Axis powers' rise to tyranny.


Imperium: A Fiction of the South Seas Cover Image
By Christian Kracht, Daniel Bowles (Translator)
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250097477
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Published: Picador USA - November 8th, 2016

Winner of the Wilhelm Raabe Literature Prize

One of Publishers Weekly's Ten Best Books of 2015

A Huffington Post Best Fiction Book of the Year


9th Ave: Alexandra and David Brown

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

 

 

Alexandra and David Brown discuss their new book, A Year Off: A Story About Traveling the World-and How to Make it Happen for You.

 

A Year Off: A Story about Traveling the World--And How to Make It Happen for You Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781452164656
Availability: Coming Soon. Available for Pre-Order Now!
Published: Chronicle Books - September 4th, 2018

Wait for me... Who knew these three words said to a near stranger would start an international travel adventure?


9th Ave: Kamila Shamsie

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

 

 

Kamila Shamsie joins us to celebrate the paperback release of her new novel, Home Fire.

 

Praise for Home Fire

Home Fire Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780735217690
Availability: Coming Soon. Available for Pre-Order Now!
Published: Riverhead Books - September 4th, 2018

"Ingenious... Builds to one of the most memorable final scenes I've read in a novel this century." --The New York Times

WINNER OF THE 2018 WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION

LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE

The suspenseful and heartbreaking story of an immigrant family driven to pit love against loyalty, with devastating consequences


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