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Offsite: The Racket x Green Apple Books at SF Botanical Garden

Seafoam green background with a black logo in the center for Books on the Garden. The logo is an illustration of an open book surrounded by flowers. The pages of the book says "Books on the Park." There are banners on top and bottom of the book that reads "Green Apple Books" and "San Francisco Botanical Garden"

Gordo By Jaime Cortez Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802158086
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Published: Grove Press, Black Cat - August 17th, 2021

Shedding profound natural light on the inner lives of migrant workers, Jaime Cortez's debut collection ushers in a new era of American literature that gives voice to a marginalized generation of migrant workers in the West.


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Book of the Other: Small in Comparison By Truong Tran, Bhanu Kapil (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Truong Tran, Bhanu Kapil (Foreword by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781885030757
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Published: Kaya Press - November 9th, 2021

White Wedding By Kathleen J. Woods Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781573661928
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Published: Fiction Collective 2 - February 22nd, 2022

An enigmatic woman wanders from a pleasure mansion to a backyard wedding, upending the lives of everyone present

No one knows the woman at the wedding. Not the caterer, an easy target, succumbing to her advances. Not the pregnant bride or her tangled family, trying to spin a fairytale wedding under a melting hot summer sun.


Offsite: Kim Stanley Robinson at KQED Live

Cover of Kim Stanley Robinson's The High Sierra: A Love Story. The cover is a photo of the Sierra Nevada mountains with a sunset sky above it. Below is a lake with a reflection of the mountains in it.

The High Sierra: A Love Story By Kim Stanley Robinson Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780316593014
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - May 10th, 2022

A “sublime” and “radically original” exploration of the Sierra Nevadas, the best mountains on Earth for hiking and camping, from New York Times bestselling novelist Kim Stanley Robinson (Bill McKibben, Gary Snyder).

Kim Stanley Robinson first ventured into the Sierra Nevada mountains during the summer of 1973.


The Ministry for the Future: A Novel By Kim Stanley Robinson Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316300148
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Published: Orbit - October 19th, 2021

ONE OF BARACK OBAMA’S FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR

“The best science-fiction nonfiction novel I’ve ever read.” —Jonathan Lethem
 
"If I could get policymakers, and citizens, everywhere to read just one book this year, it would be Kim Stanley Robinson’s The Ministry for the Future." —Ezra Klein (Vox)


Three Californias: The Wild Shore, The Gold Coast, and Pacific Edge By Kim Stanley Robinson, Francis Spufford (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Kim Stanley Robinson, Francis Spufford (Introduction by)
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250307569
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Published: Tor Books - February 4th, 2020

From the internationally bestselling author of the Mars Trilogy and New York 2140


Offsite: Luis Valdez and Luis I. Reyes, La Bamba Screening and Book Signing

Three frame promotional graphic. The first image is a headshot of director Luis Valdez. The center image is the cover of the book Viva Hollywood. The third image is an author photo of Viva Hollywood author Luis I. Reyes.

Viva Hollywood: The Legacy of Latin and Hispanic Artists in American Film (Turner Classic Movies) By Luis I. Reyes, Jimmy Smits (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Luis I. Reyes, Jimmy Smits (Foreword by)
$35.00
ISBN: 9780762478484
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Published: Running Press Adult - September 13th, 2022

Through an authoritative narrative and lavish photography, this is an in-depth history of the stars, films, achievements, and influence of the Hispanic and Latino community in Hollywood history from the silent era to the present day.

Overcoming obstacles of prejudice, ignorance, and stereotyping, this group has given the world some of its most beloved stars and told some of its most indel


Offsite: Michael Zagaris with Kevin Hunsanger

Cover of Michael Zagaris' Field of Play: 60 Years of NFL Photography. The cover is a black and white photo of a San Francisco 49ers player and coach kneeled down on the field in deep conversation. with bright stadium lights shining above them.

Field of Play: 60 Years of NFL Photography By Michael Zagaris (By (photographer)), Steve Cassady, Ronnie Lott (Other primary creator), Joe Montana (Other primary creator), Fred Biletnikoff (Other primary creator), Harry Edwards (Other primary creator) Cover Image
By Michael Zagaris (By (photographer)), Steve Cassady, Ronnie Lott (Other primary creator), Joe Montana (Other primary creator), Fred Biletnikoff (Other primary creator), Harry Edwards (Other primary creator)
$80.00
ISBN: 9781951836764
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - October 4th, 2022

A striking celebration of decades of unparalleled access to the NFL by a critically acclaimed sports photojournalist

For the past 60 years, Michael Zagaris has taken his camera behind the scenes of the NFL, capturing the moments that define America’s game.


Virtual Event: Alan Moore


Illuminations: Stories By Alan Moore Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781635578805
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - October 11th, 2022

NATIONAL BESTSELLER
NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW EDITORS' CHOICE

From New York Times bestselling author Alan Moore—one of the most influential writers in the history of comics—"a wonderful collection, brilliant and often moving" (Neil Gaiman) which takes us to the fantastical underside of reality.


Virtual Event: Bay Area Book Festival Pride & Joy

Promo graphic for Bay Area Book Fest's Proide & Joy, National Coming Out Day Celebration. The graphic featured photos of moderator Kathleen Archambeau and featured readers  Colm Tóibín, Bishop Dr. Karen Oliveto, Dr. Ardel Haefele-Thomas, Sidney Grant, Laurie Gale Rubin-Taira, and Louisa Wall

The Magician: A Novel By Colm Toibin Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781476785097
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Published: Scribner - September 20th, 2022

A New York Times Notable Book, Critic’s Top Pick, and Top Ten Book of Historical Fiction

Named a Best Book of the Year by The Washington Post, NPR, Vogue, The Wall Street Journal, and Bloomberg Businessweek

From one of today’s most brilliant and beloved novelists, a dazzling, epic family saga set a


Nora Webster: A Novel By Colm Toibin Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781439170939
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Published: Scribner - June 2nd, 2015

From one of contemporary literature’s bestselling, critically acclaimed, and beloved authors: a “luminous” novel (Jennifer Egan, The New York Times Book Review) about a fiercely compelling young widow navigating grief, fear, and longing, and finding her own voice—“heartrendingly transcendant” (The New York Times, Janet Maslin).

Set in


Brooklyn By Colm Toibin Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781501106477
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Published: Scribner - September 8th, 2015

Colm Tóibín’s New York Times bestselling novel—also an acclaimed film starring Saoirse Ronan and Jim Broadbent nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Picture—is “a moving, deeply satisfying read” (Entertainment Weekly) about a young Irish immigrant in Brooklyn in the early 1950s.

“One of the most unforgettable char


The Blackwater Lightship: A Novel By Colm Toibin Cover Image
$17.00
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ISBN: 9780743203319
Published: Scribner - June 5th, 2001

From the author of The Master and Brooklyn, Colm Tóibín weaves together the lives of three generations of estranged women as they reunite to witness and mourn the death of a brother, a son, and a grandson.

It is Ireland in the early 1990s.


Together at the Table By Karen P. Oliveto Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780664263607
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Published: Westminster John Knox Press - July 16th, 2018

Together at the Table is the personal story and public message of Bishop Karen Oliveto, the first openly LGBTQ person to be elected a bishop in The United Methodist Church. Her election was and is controversial, with opponents seeking to have her removed and some even threatening violence against her.


Our Strangely Warmed Hearts: Coming Out Into Gods Call By Karen P Oliveto Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781501858918
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Published: Abingdon Press - March 26th, 2018

As John Wesley discovered his true spiritual identity, he experienced a strangely warmed heart. Through poignant stories and well-reasoned principles, Karen Oliveto discloses why and how spiritual renewal and a personal call to ministry emerge in the strangely warmed hearts of lesbian and gay Christians.


Transgender: A Reference Handbook (Contemporary World Issues) By Aaron Devor, Ardel Haefele-Thomas Cover Image
Not available to order
ISBN: 9781440856907
Published: ABC-CLIO - February 15th, 2019

Transgender: A Reference Handbook is a go-to resource about the transgender experience. The book takes contemporary as well as historic aspects into consideration. It looks at ancient indigenous cultures that honored third, fourth, and fifth gender identities as well as more contemporary ideas of what "transgender" means.


Introduction to Transgender Studies By Ardel Haefele-Thomas, Thatcher Combs (With), Susan Stryker (Foreword by) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781939594273
Published: Harrington Park Press, LLC - February 5th, 2019

This is the first introductory textbook intended for transgender/trans studies at the undergraduate level. The book can also be used for related courses in LGBTQ, queer, and gender/feminist studies.


We Make It Better: The LGBTQ Community and Their Positive Contributions to Society (Gender Identity Book for Teens, Gay Rights, Transgend By Eric Rosswood, Kathleen Archambeau Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781633538207
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Published: Mango - January 15th, 2019

Celebrate the LGBT Community

"For all LGBTQ teens and young adults, this book will help inspire and empower you to become your best selves."―Dustin Lance Black, Academy Award-winning Screenwriter, "Milk

#1 Bestseller in LGBT Studies, Lesbian Studies


Pride & Joy: LGBTQ Artists, Icons and Everyday Heroes (Lgbt History, Gift for Teen, Role Models, for Readers of We Make It Better) By Kathleen Archambeau, Dustin Lance Black (Foreword by) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781633535503
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Published: Mango - June 22nd, 2017

Stories of success, happiness and hope from the LGBT community

Stories that comprise the best of LGBT history: Pride and Joy: LGBTQ Artists, Icons and Everyday Heroestells the stories of queer citizens of the world living OUT and proud happy, fulfilling, successful lives. Diverse and global. Famous and unsung.


Offsite Event: Books on the Garden with Atava Garcia Swiecicki

Graphic on a orange-brown background with two images in the center. The image on the left is the cover of Atava Garcia Swiecicki's The Curanderx Toolkit. The image on the right is an author photo of Swiecicki. She is a Latinx woman with brown curls wearing an orange dress and a red shawl, smiling while looking upward in front of a plant of bright red flowers. Text reads "Green Apple Books and the San Francisco Botanical Garden present Books on the Garden, featuring Atava Garcia Swiecicki, celebrating her book The Curanderx Toolkit.</body></html>

The Curanderx Toolkit: Reclaiming Ancestral Latinx Plant Medicine and Rituals for Healing By Atava Garcia Swiecicki Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781597145718
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Published: Heyday Books - July 12th, 2022

A practical guide to understanding and using Mexican healing traditions in everyday life


Virtual Event: May-lee Chai with C Pam Zhang

Cover of May-Lee Chai's Tomorrow in Shanghai and Other Stories. The cover is an abstract painting with a gray blue background, scratches of light orange across it, and three bright red circles floating down the cover. The title and author's name are written in an indigo print.

Tomorrow in Shanghai: Stories By May-Lee Chai Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781949467864
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Published: Blair - August 30th, 2022

A short story collection exploring cultural complexities in China, the Chinese diaspora in America, and the world at large.In a vibrant and illuminating follow-up to her award-winning story collection, Useful Phrases for Immigrants, May-lee Chai's latest collection Tomorrow in Shanghai explores multicultural complexities through lenses of class, wealth, age, gender, and sexual


Useful Phrases for Immigrants: Stories By May-Lee Chai Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780932112767
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Published: Blair - October 23rd, 2018

In the title story of this timely and innovative collection, a young woman wearing a Prada coat attempts to redeem a coupon for plastic storage bins while her in-laws are at home watching the Chinese news and taking her private phone calls. It is the lively and wise juxtaposition of cultures, generations, and emotions that characterize May-lee Chai's amazing stories.


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


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