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Offsite: Shrimp 'N Lobster at the SF Botanical Gardens!


Shrimp ‘n Lobster: A San Francisco Adventure (Shrimp 'n Lobster Adventures #1) Cover Image
By Charlotte Rygh, Charlotte Rygh (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781951412067
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Published: The Collective Book Studio - August 24th, 2021

From the bustling cityscape of New York to the sloping hills of San Francisco, Shrimp ‘n Lobster are keen to explore the characteristic sights of cities around the United States.


Virtual Event: Tiphanie Yanique


Join us on Thursday, October 21 at 6pm PT when Tiphanie Yanique discusses her novel, Monster in the Middle, on Zoom!

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Monster in the Middle: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781594633607
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 19th, 2021

Reveals on every page how love can persevere and take shape over time and space.”—Boston Globe

One of the most inventive and talented stylists of her generation.” Vulture


Virtual Event: Victoria Chang and Ari Banias


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Dear Memory: Letters on Writing, Silence, and Grief Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781571313928
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Published: Milkweed Editions - October 12th, 2021

A collection of literary letters and mementos on the art of remembering across generations.


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A Symmetry: Poems Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393868135
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 12th, 2021

A thrilling, discursive second collection from “a poet for this hour—bewildered, hopeful, and cracklingly alive” (Mark Doty).


Obit Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781556595745
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - April 7th, 2020

The New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2020

Time Magazine's 100 Must-Read Books of 2020

NPR's Best Books of 2020

National Book Award in Poetry, Longlist

Frank Sanchez Book Award


Virtual Event: Leigh Cowart and Ashley Paige

Cover of Hurts So Good. The cover has a black background and the title is in large, hot pink text down the cover from top to bottom. The title has illustrations wrapping around the text of relevant imagery, such as whips, chili peppers, snakes, a sword, and handcuffs.
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Hurts So Good: The Science and Culture of Pain on Purpose Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781541798045
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Published: PublicAffairs - September 14th, 2021

An exploration of why people all over the world love to engage in pain on purpose--from dominatrices, religious ascetics, and ultramarathoners to ballerinas, icy ocean bathers, and sideshow performers

Masochism is sexy, human, reviled, worshipped, and can be delightfully bizarre.


Virtual Event: Rachel Long and Elaine Castillo


Join us on Saturday, September 25 at 12pm PT when Rachel Long reads from and discusses her poetry collection, My Darling from the Lions, with Elaine Castillo on Zoom!

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My Darling from the Lions: Poems Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781951142711
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Published: Tin House Books - September 21st, 2021

A NYLON and ESSENCE Best Book of the Month

“Rachel Long has miraculous command of the line, in all its trickery and grace and gasps, showcasing a truly refreshing voice with observant, deeply felt insight.” —Morgan Parker, author of Magical Negro


America Is Not the Heart: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780735222427
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Published: Penguin Books - April 2nd, 2019

Named one of the best books of the year by NPR, Real Simple, Lit Hub, The Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, The New York Post, Kirkus Reviews, and The New York Public Library


Virtual: Susan Nguyen, Dena Rod, Mai Der Vang, and Felicia Zamora


Join us on Monday, September 13 at 6pm PT when Susan Nguyen is joined by Dena Rod, Mai Der Vang, and Felicia Zamora for a reading celebrating her debut collection, Dear Diaspora, on Zoom!

Dear Diaspora (The Raz/Shumaker Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry) Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781496227904
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Published: University of Nebraska Press - September 1st, 2021

Dear Diaspora is an unapologetic reckoning with history, memory, and grief. Parting the weeds on a small American town, this collection sheds light on the intersections of girlhood and diaspora.


I Always Carry My Bones (Iowa Poetry Prize) Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781609387761
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Published: University Of Iowa Press - April 15th, 2021

The poems in I Always Carry My Bones tackle the complex ideation of home—the place where horrid and beautiful intertwine and carve a being into existence—for marginalized and migrant peoples. Felicia Zamora explores how familial history echoes inside a person and the ghosts of lineage dwell in a body. Sometimes we haunt. Sometimes we are the haunted.


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Yellow Rain: Poems Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781644450659
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Published: Graywolf Press - September 21st, 2021

A reinvestigation of chemical biological weapons dropped on the Hmong people in the fallout of the Vietnam War


Offsite: Tinder Live! with Lane Moore at Rickshaw Stop

TINDER LIVE! with Lane Moore. Photo of Lane Moore in pigtails and a black shirt with white writing that says "Show Me Your Riffs" with striped suspenders.

How to Be Alone: If You Want To, and Even If You Don't Cover Image
$16.99
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


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