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Virtual Event: Chinatown Pretty with Andria Lo, Valerie Luu, and Bonnie Tsui

Chinatown Pretty: Fashion and Wisdom from Chinatown's Most Stylish Seniors Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781452175805
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 22nd, 2020

Chinatown Pretty features beautiful portraits and heartwarming stories of trend-setting seniors across six Chinatowns.

Andria Lo and Valerie Luu have been interviewing and photographing Chinatown's most fashionable elders on their blog and Instagram, Chinatown Pretty, since 2014.


Why We Swim Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781616207861
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Published: Algonquin Books - April 14th, 2020

A Time Magazine Must-Read Book of 2020
A Best Book of the Season: BuzzFeed * Bustle San Francisco Chronicle
A Best Book of the Year: NPR's Book ConciergeWashington Independent Review of Books

“A fascinating and beautifully written love letter to water.


Virtual Event: July Westhale and MK Chavez


Join us on Wednesday, October 28 at 6pm PDT when July Westhale joins us to read from and celebrate her new collection, Via Negativa, with MK Chavez
on Zoom!

Via Negativa Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781888553925
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(This book cannot be returned nor exchanged.)
Published: Kore Press - June 15th, 2020

Poetry. California Interest. LGBTQIA Studies. VIA NEGATIVA, often used to talk about the divine (a way of describing what something is by describing what it is not), is a book about the more difficult ways of talking about the ecstatic world.


Dear Animal, Cover Image
Not available to order
ISBN: 9780997093360
Availability: Stock uncertain--should fulfill within 10 days or so
(This book cannot be returned nor exchanged.)
Published: Nomadic Press - November 19th, 2016

Poetry. Women's Studies. DEAR ANIMAL, is a re-imagination of the Linnaean taxonomy from a feminist perspective. This collection is a love letter to the resilient feral female and an exploration of the myriad Animalia that dwell in the margins.


Virtual Event: Valzhyna Mort and Carolyn Forché


Join us on Thursday, November 12 at 5pm PDT when Valzhyna Mort discusses her latest collection, Music for the Dead and Resurrected, with Carolyn Forché on Zoom!

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Music for the Dead and Resurrected: Poems Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780374252069
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - November 3rd, 2020

SHORTLISTED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL GRIFFIN PRIZE
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST POETRY BOOKS OF 2020 BY The New York Times

In her book of letters to the dead, the prize-winning poet Valzhyna Mort relearns how to mourn those erased by violent history.


In the Lateness of the World: Poems Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780525560401
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Published: Penguin Press - March 10th, 2020

“An undisputed literary event.” —NPR

“History—with its construction and its destruction—is at the heart of In the Lateness of the World. . . . In [it] one feels the poet cresting a wave—a new wave that will crash onto new lands and unexplored territories.” —Hilton Als, The New Yorker


Virtual Event: David Lazar and Joanna Eleftheriou


Join us on Tuesday, October 27 at 7pm PDT when David Lazar discusses his book Celeste Holm Syndrome: On Character Actors from Hollywood's Golden Age with Joanna Eleftheriou on Zoom!

Celeste Holm Syndrome: On Character Actors from Hollywood's Golden Age Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781496200457
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Published: University of Nebraska Press - October 1st, 2020

In this essay collection David Lazar looks to our intimate relationships with characters, both well-known and lesser known, from Hollywood’s Golden Age.


This Way Back (In Place) Cover Image
$23.99
ISBN: 9781949199666
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Published: West Virginia University Press - October 1st, 2020

“Winning and contemplative.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) 

Going back to her ancestral homeland, a Greek American girl discovers she is a lesbian in love with God, so her questions about home and belonging will not be easily answered.

This Way Back dramatizes a childhood split between Queens, New York, and Cyprus, an island na


Virtual Event: Neal Karlen on Prince


Join us on Thursday, October 8 at 6pm PDT when Neal Karlen joins us to discuss his book, This Thing Called Life: Prince's Odyssey On+Off the Record
on Zoom!

This Thing Called Life: Prince's Odyssey, On and Off the Record Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781250135247
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Published: St. Martin's Press - October 6th, 2020

A warm and surprisingly real-life biography, featuring never-before-seen photos, of one of rock’s greatest talents: Prince.


Virtual Event: Robert Duncan and Gary Wilson


Three Rooms Press and Green Apple Books
present the Official West Coast Launch for LOUDMOUTH, a novel, featuring reading, discussion, and music by author Robert Duncan, former editor of Creem magazine, plus special guest Gary Wilson, experimental musician and performance artist.

Loudmouth Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781941110928
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Published: Three Rooms Press - October 6th, 2020

"Read this book immediately if you like truth, drugs, generation gaps, guitars, and lifelong quests for freedom and kicks." --Craig Finn, The Hold Steady


Virtual Event: Shannon Lee and Jeff Chang


Join us on Friday, October 9 at 7pm PDT when Shannon Lee, discusses her book, Be Water, My Friend: The Teachings of Bruce Lee, with author Jeff Chang on Zoom!

Be Water, My Friend: The Teachings of Bruce Lee Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781250206688
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Published: Flatiron Books - October 6th, 2020

Bruce Lee’s daughter illuminates her father’s most powerful life philosophies—demonstrating how martial arts are a perfect metaphor for personal growth, and how we can practice those teachings every day.

"Empty your mind; be formless, shapeless like water."


We Gon' Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780312429485
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Published: Picador - September 13th, 2016

"THE SMARTEST BOOK OF THE YEAR" (THE WASHINGTON POST)


Virtual Event: Andreas Karelas, Katharine Hayhoe, & Bill McKibben


Presented by Beacon Press

Climate Courage: How Tackling Climate Change Can Build Community, Transform the Economy, and Bridge the Political Divide in America Cover Image
By Andreas Karelas, Katharine Hayhoe (Foreword by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780807084885
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Published: Beacon Press - September 29th, 2020

How Americans can take action in their own communities and unite across the political spectrum in pursuit of solutions to climate change.

Andreas Karelas has a message we don’t often hear: we have all the tools we need to solve the climate crisis and doing so will improve our lives, our economy, and our society.


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