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Virtual Event: Patrick Radden Keefe and Jane Mayer


Join us on Thursday, April 15 at 6pm PT when Patrick Radden Keefe is joined by Jane Mayer to discuss his latest book, Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty, on Zoom!

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$32.50
ISBN: 9780385545686
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Published: Doubleday - April 13th, 2021

A grand, devastating portrait of three generations of the Sackler family, famed for their philanthropy, whose fortune was built by Valium and whose reputation was destroyed by OxyContin, by the prize-winning, bestselling author of Say Nothing
 


Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780307947901
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Published: Anchor - January 24th, 2017

NATIONAL BESTSELLER
ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR

Who are the immensely wealthy right-wing ideologues shaping the fate of America today? From the bestselling author of The Dark Side, an electrifying work of investigative journalism that uncovers the agenda of this powerful group.


Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780307279286
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Published: Anchor - February 25th, 2020

WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR NONFICTION

NEW YORK TIMES TOP TEN BOOK OF THE YEAR

LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 

WINNER OF THE ORWELL PRIZE

BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR - TIME MAGAZINE

A WASHINGTON POST TOP TEN BOOK OF THE YEAR

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER


Virtual Event: Damon B. Akins and William J. Bauer Jr.


Join us on Wednesday, April 28 at 6pm PT when Damon B. Akins and William J. Bauer Jr. discuss their book, We Are the Land: A History of Native California, on Zoom!

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$29.95
ISBN: 9780520280496
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Published: University of California Press - April 20th, 2021

“A Native American rejoinder to Richard White and Jesse Amble White’s California Exposures.”—Kirkus Reviews
 
Rewriting the history of California as Indigenous.


Before there was such a thing as “California,” there were the People and the Land.


Virtual Event: Gabriela Garcia and Melissa Rivero


In partnership with Litquake

Of Women and Salt: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250776686
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Published: Flatiron Books - March 30th, 2021

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK

A sweeping, masterful debut about a daughter's fateful choice, a mother motivated by her own past, and a family legacy that begins in Cuba before either of them were born


Virtual Event: Shira Spector and Phoebe Gloeckner

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Join us on Friday, March 26 at 6pm PT when Shira Spector is joined by Phoebe Gloeckner to discuss her graphic memoir, Red Rock Baby Candy, on Zoom!

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$29.99
ISBN: 9781683964049
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Published: Fantagraphics - March 23rd, 2021

Self-described as “an infertile, high-femme, low income, non-biological Jewish mom, dyke drama queen, and ectopic pregnancy survivor,” the author tells her story in this formally innovative graphic memoir.


Virtual Event: Michaeleen Doucleff and Meghan Leahy


Join us on Monday, March 15 at 6pm PT when Dr. Michaeleen Doucleff joins us to discuss her book, Hunt, Gather, Parent: What Ancient Cultures Can teach Us About the Lost Art of Raising Happy, Helpful Little Humans, with Meghan Leahy on Zoom!

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$27.00
ISBN: 9781982149673
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - March 2nd, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

The oldest cultures in the world have mastered the art of raising happy, well-adjusted children. What can we learn from them?

Hunt, Gather, Parent is full of smart ideas that I immediately wanted to force on my own kids.” —Pamela Druckerman, The New York Times Book Review

When Dr.


Parenting Outside the Lines: Forget the Rules, Tap into Your Wisdom, and Connect with Your Child Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525541219
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Published: TarcherPerigee - August 4th, 2020

No-nonsense, sanity-saving insights from the Washington Post on Parenting columnist--for anyone who's drowning in parental pressure and advice that doesn't work.


Virtual Event: Alan Chazaro, Raina J. León, Tongo Eisen Martin, and Barbara Jane Reyes


Join us on Thursday, March 11 at 7pm PT, for an evening celebrating Bay Area poetry and Alan Chazaro's latest collection Piñata Theory, on Zoom!
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$16.95
ISBN: 9781625578204
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Published: Black Lawrence Press - August 14th, 2020

Poetry. Latinx Studies. Cante Jundo, or 'Deep Song, ' is what Garcia Lorca called poetry attached to the rhythms and waves of a continent, its people, its waters, its history. In Alan Chazaro's PI ATA THEORY, those resonances echo across the field 'between the countries of your body, ' the shared stories of cousin-cultures stretching across manmade boundaries.


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ISBN: 9780998134802
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Published: Nomadic Press - October 1st, 2016

Poetry. California Interest. African & African American Studies. Latino/Latina Studies. PROFETA WITHOUT REFUGE engages in poetic experimentation through the writing of an Afrocentric and womanist creation myth in resistance to state-sanctioned violence against Black and brown peoples.


Heaven Is All Goodbyes: Pocket Poets No. 61 (City Lights Pocket Poets #61) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780872867451
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Published: City Lights Books - September 26th, 2017

Shortlisted for the 2018 Griffin International Poetry Prize

2018 American Book Award Winner

2018 PEN Oakland Award Winner

Winner of the 2018 California Book Award for Poetry

2018 NCIBA Poetry Book of the Year


Letters to a Young Brown Girl (American Poets Continuum #182) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781950774173
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Published: BOA Editions - September 22nd, 2020

Barbara Jane Reyes answers the questions of Filipino American girls and young women of color with bold affirmations of hard-won empathy, fierce intelligence, and a fine-tuned B.S. detector.


Virtual Event: Robert Alter and Daniel Mason on Nabokov


Nabokov and the Real World: Between Appreciation and Defense Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780691211930
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Published: Princeton University Press - March 16th, 2021

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780316477598
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Published: Back Bay Books - September 17th, 2019

Vienna, 1914. Lucius is a twenty-two-year-old medical student when World War I explodes across Europe. Enraptured by romantic tales of battlefield surgery, he enlists, expecting a position at a well-organized field hospital. But when he arrives, at a commandeered church tucked away high in a remote valley of the Carpathian Mountains, he finds a freezing outpost ravaged by typhus.


Virtual Event: Sam Cohen and Andrea Lawlor


Join us on Wednesday, March 10 at 6pm PT when Sam Cohen discusses her story collection, Sarahland, with Andrea Lawlor on Zoom!

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$24.00
ISBN: 9781538735060
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - March 9th, 2021

"Queer, dirty, insightful, and so funny" (Andrea Lawlor), this coyly revolutionary debut story collection imagines new origins and futures for its cast of unforgettable protagonists—almost all of whom are named Sarah.

NAMED A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF 2021 BY THE MILLIONS * OPRAH MAGAZINE * LAMBDA LITERARY * ELECTRIC LITERATURE * REFINERY29 * COSMO * THE ADVOCATE * ALM


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$16.95
ISBN: 9780525566182
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Published: Vintage - April 23rd, 2019

“HOT” —Maggie Nelson
“TIGHT” —Eileen Myles
“DEEP” —Michelle Tea


Virtual Event: Nick Greene & N. Cuzzi


Join us Tuesday, March 30 at 6pm PT when Nick Greene discusses his book, 
How to Watch Basketball Like a Genius : What Game Designers, Economists, Ballet Choreographers, and Theoretical Astrophysicists Reveal About the Greatest Game on Earth, with N. Cuzzi on Zoom!

How to Watch Basketball Like a Genius: What Game Designers, Economists, Ballet Choreographers, and Theoretical Astrophysicists Reveal About the Greatest Game on Earth Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781419744808
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Published: Abrams Press - March 2nd, 2021

A brilliant, entertaining deconstruction of basketball, drawing on the expertise of board-game creators, magicians, therapists, and more

Basketball is the second-most popular sport in the world—an insanely complicated game built on a combination of athleticism, craftiness, rules, intangibles, and superstardom.


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