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Offsite: Marie-Helene Bertino with Kristin Keane at The Ruby

This event will be held at The Ruby in San Francisco's Mission District. RSVP for address.

Beautyland: A Novel By Marie-Helene Bertino Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374109288
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - January 16th, 2024

A Must-Read: Nylon, The Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Review of Books, Literary Hub, The Millions, Kirkus Reviews, BookRiot, The Christian Science Monitor, Our Culture, The Saturday Evening Post


An Encyclopedia of Bending Time By Kristin Keane Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9798985008906
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Published: Barrelhouse Inc. - April 12th, 2022

When Kristin Keane lost her mother, she was devastated by the thought of never spending time with her again. She found herself turning to narratives about alternate universes and time travel-everything from quantum physics to Quantum Leap-in search of ways to reconnect, to bring back what was lost, to conjure up a world in which her mother still existed.


Offsite: No Crying in Baseball/A League of Their Own at Balboa Theater

This will be a ticketed event held at the Balboa Theater in the Richmond District. 

No Crying in Baseball: The Inside Story of A League of Their Own: Big Stars, Dugout Drama, and a Home Run for Hollywood By Erin Carlson Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780306830181
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Published: Hachette Books - September 5th, 2023

National Bestseller

The inside story of how A League of Their Own—one of the most beloved baseball movies of all time—developed from an unheralded piece of American history into a perennial cinematic favorite.


Virtual Event: The Long COVID Reader

This event will take place virtually via Zoom.

The Long COVID Reader: Writing and Poetry from 45 Long Haulers By Mary Ladd (Editor), Andrew David King (Editor), Regan McMahon (Editor) Cover Image
By Mary Ladd (Editor), Andrew David King (Editor), Regan McMahon (Editor)
$22.00
ISBN: 9781735655383
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(This book cannot be returned nor exchanged.)
Published: Long Hauler Publishing - November 15th, 2023

COVID-19 is possibly the world's biggest mass-disabling event. This ambitious book gives a humanized view of chronic illness while offering a poignant reminder of the millions of people with long COVID. The collection is rich with living history from the stories, essays, and poems of 45 long haulers.


Offsite: Jazmina Barrera with Julián Delgado Lopera 

This event will be held at The Ruby in the Mission. Please RSVP to receive the address.

Cross-Stitch By Jazmina Barrera, Christina Macsweeney (Translator) Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781949641530
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Published: Two Lines Press - November 7th, 2023

A debut novel of female friendship and coming-of-age from Jazmina Barrera, acclaimed author of Linea Nigra and On Lighthouses, translated by Christina MacSweeney.


Linea Nigra: An Essay on Pregnancy and Earthquakes By Jazmina Barrera, Christina Macsweeney (Translator) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781949641585
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Published: Two Lines Press - November 7th, 2023

"Eminently worthy of acclaim." --Vogue (The Best Books of 2022 So Far)


Fiebre Tropical By Julián Delgado Lopera Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781936932757
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Published: Amethyst Editions - March 4th, 2020

Winner for the 2021 Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Fiction


Winner of the 2021 Ferro-Grumley Literary Award for LGBTQ Fiction


Finalist for the 2020 Kirkus Prize for Fiction


Offsite: Sheena Patel for Ruby Members


Join us on Thursday, October 5 at 7pm for the release of Sheena Patel's I'm a Fan

This event will be held at The Ruby for members of The Ruby

I'm a Fan: A Novel By Sheena Patel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781644452455
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Published: Graywolf Press - September 5th, 2023

“A fast, fizzing cherry bomb of a debut” (The Observer [UK]) about power, intimacy, and the internet

I stalk a woman on the internet who is sleeping with the same man as I am.


Offsite: Rue Mapp at San Francisco Botanical Garden


Join us on Sunday, August 27 at 4pm at the San Francisco Botanical Garden when Rue Mapp celebrates her book, Nature Swagger: Stories at Visions of Black Joy in the Outdoors!

Nature Swagger: Stories and Visions of Black Joy in the Outdoors By Rue Mapp Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781797214290
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Published: Chronicle Books - November 1st, 2022

An exquisite combination of beautiful photography and compelling stories, this book from Outdoor Afro founder, Rue Mapp, celebrates Black joy in nature.

Filled with breathtaking photography, inspiring stories, profiles, and spotlights from Outdoor Afro group members, prominent Black leaders in outdoor spaces, and other organizations, this book inspires Black communities to reclai


Offsite: Books on the Garden, In Our Nature: Queer Work in the Garden

Things I Didn't Do with This Body By Amanda Gunn Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781556596582
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - May 23rd, 2023

Told in six parts, Things I Didn't Do with This Body sings in myriad voices and forms--ragged columns rich with syncopated internal rhyme, crisp formal sonnets, and the angular shapes of a stream-of-pill-induced-consciousness.


Pig: Poems By Sam Sax Cover Image
By Sam Sax
$17.00
ISBN: 9781668019993
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Published: Scribner - September 19th, 2023

From the brilliantly talented National Poetry Series and James Laughlin Award winner comes a third collection of poems that uses the humble pig as a lens to explore the body, faith, desire, and power.

This imaginative and singular poetry collection interrogates the broadest ideas surrounding the humble pig—farm animal, men/masculinity, police and state violence, desire, queerne


The Delicacy of Embracing Spirals By Mimi Tempestt Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780872869257
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Published: City Lights Books - October 3rd, 2023

the delicacy of embracing spirals investigates the ways in which the personal narrative of Black queer womanhood can be expressed through, a radically human lens.


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