Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
From Goldrushers to Glassholes: Community in The Changing Landscape of San Francisco.
The Conversation Begins. . . 
Please join Green Apple Books and The San Francisco Elks on Wednesday, April 2nd from 6:30PM – 8:30PM at the SF Elks Lodge when we welcome five of the Bay Area’s most outstanding cultural historians for a ‘town hall meeting’ to discuss the issues facing San Francisco’s communities today, while also providing an illuminating framework of The City’s extraordinary history of culture and adaptation.
Enjoy a rare opportunity to visit a San Francisco jewel, the normally private Elk’s Lodge, opened in 1925 on Union Square. Take part in the discussion with notable panelists: Gary Kamiya (San Francisco Magazine Executive Editor and author of Cool Gray City of Love), Reverend Cecil Williams (pastor emeritus of Glide Memorial Church and co-author of Beyond the Possible), Julia Flynn Siler (author of House of Mondavi and Lost Kingdom), John Law (co-founder of Burning Man Festival and co-author of Tales of San Francisco Cacophony Society) and Joel Selvin (Chronicle culture editor from 1972—2009 and best-selling author). Or just kick your heels, enjoy a cocktail, and take it all in—this will be a conversation that you won’t want to miss!
Green Apple Books and Music has been a fixture of the Bay Area literary scene since opening in 1967, and is perennially acknowledged with various ‘Best Of’ awards annually. The San Francisco Elks, a major charitable organization, is the oldest extant Elks Lodge in America, established in 1863. The Elks National Foundation has 183,000 active members and has an endowment fund valuing $430 million dollars.
Book sales and author signings will occur before and after the panel discussion, with a percentage of the proceeds going to selected charities. A $3.00 charitable donation will be requested at the door for this event, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Cool Gray City of Love: 49 Views of San Francisco Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781608199600
Availability: Backordered
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC - August 6th, 2013

Cool, Gray City of Love brings together an exuberant combination of personal insight, deeply researched history, in-depth reporting, and lyrical prose to create an unparalleled portrait of San Francisco. Each of its 49 chapters explores a specific site or intersection in the city, from the mighty Golden Gate Bridge to the raunchy Tenderloin to the soaring sea cliffs at Land's End.

Beyond the Possible: 50 Years of Creating Radical Change in a Community Called Glide Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062105066
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Published: HarperOne - November 12th, 2013

In Beyond the Possible, Reverend Cecil Williams, one of the most well-known and provocative ministers in the United States, reflects on his fifty years creating radical social change as the head of San Francisco's Memorial Glide Church.

The House of Mondavi: The Rise and Fall of an American Wine Dynasty Cover Image
ISBN: 9781592403677
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Published: Gotham Books - May 1st, 2008

An epic, scandal-plagued story of the immigrant family that built and then spectacularly lost a global wine empire

Set in California's lush Napa Valley and spanning four generations of a talented and visionary family, The House of Mondavi is a tale of genius, sibling rivalry, and betrayal.

Lost Kingdom: Hawaiia's Last Queen, the Sugar Kings, and Americaa's First Imperial Venture Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802120700
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Published: Grove Press - January 8th, 2013

"Only one American state was formally a sovereign monarchy. In this compelling narrative, the award-winning journalist Julia Flynn Siler chronicles how this Pacific kingdom, creation of a proud Polynesian people, was encountered, annexed, and absorbed." --Kevin Starr, historian, University of Southern California

Tales of the San Francisco Cacophony Society Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780867197747
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Last Gasp - May 15th, 2013

This book will prove to be a template for pranksters, artists, adventurers and anyone interested in rampant creativity, for years to come. Tales Of The San Francisco Cacophony Society is a retelling in period images and words of the history of the most influential underground cabal that you have never heard of.