East Bay Events

Edgar Award-nominated author Lyndsay Faye shares her latest boisterous and suspenseful historical thriller The Fatal Flame. Filled with beloved Gotham personalities as well as several new stars, The Fatal Flame masterfully recreates mid-19th-century New York as Copper Star Timothy Wilde races to understand cryptic messages that may be tied to an arsonist with an agenda.

ISBN: 9780399169489
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - May 12th, 2015

The Big Yes Society Book Club presents award-winning professional speaker and author Allen Klein for a discussion of You Can't Ruin My Day: 52 Wake-Up Calls to Turn Any Situation Around. A self-proclaimed Jollytologist®, Allen's latest guide offers wisdom, good humor, and coping skills that improve the quality of life. 


By Allen Klein, Richard Carlson (Foreword by), Kristine Carlson (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781632280220
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Published: Viva Editions - May 14th, 2015

Professor of political science and former director of women's studies at the University of Nevada, Jennifer Ring discusses her powerful look at gender and sports, A Game of Their Own: Voices of Contemporary Women in Baseball. A revealing look at the history of women's exclusion from America's national pastime, A Game of Their Own provides readers with the fascinating history of baseball, while also searching for ways to rescue the sport from its arrogance and sense of exclusionary entitlement.


ISBN: 9780803244801
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Published: University of Nebraska Press - April 2015

Books Inc. Berkeley presents a panel reading featuring students from UC Berkeley Extension’s writing program sharing their works of poetry, nonfiction, and fiction for their 18th annual student reading event. All are welcome!

Professor of English literature and a Pulitzer Prize-finalist Zachary Leader discusses the first volume in his definitive examination of acclaimed novelist Saul Bellow, The Life of Saul Bellow: To Fame and Fortune, 1915-1964. With Starrred Reviews from Booklist and Kirkus Reviews, Zachary's exhaustive research draws on unprecedented access to Bellow's papers, including much previously restricted material.


ISBN: 9780307268839
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - May 5th, 2015

In celebration of Children's Book Week, bestselling authors Jory John and Mac Barnett are bringing their brand of mischief to Books Inc. Alameda with their delightful collaboration The Terrible Two!

By Mac Barnett, Jory John, Kevin Cornell (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781419714917
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Amulet Books - January 13th, 2015

Local author and member of Mystery Writers of America Robert K. Lewis shares the third installment in his Mark Mallen series, Innocent Damage. On a solo quest to locate his friend's kidnapped three-year-old daughter, Mallen's first lead takes him to a murder scene with a stash of child porn. As the clock ticks, Mallen must navigate the unwritten rules of skid row to save her, along with other innocent children at risk from an unidentified predator.


ISBN: 9780738741109
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Published: Midnight Ink - April 8th, 2015

Bestselling author Steve Kettman discusses his new book Sandy Alderson: Baseball Maverick, How Sandy Alderson Revolutionized Baseball and Revived the Mets.

ISBN: 9780802119988
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - April 7th, 2015

California Bookstore Day Expands to Independent Bookstore Day!

Big plans are still in the works - Check this space for more author visits and special events.

Alameda Peeps Cash Mob @ Books Inc. Alameda!

What is a cash mob?
A cash mob is a group of Peeps gathered through social media who appear at a predesignated location for a brief period to show appreciation and support of a small business in Alameda.

10% of all proceeds made between 1 PM and 4 PM will be donated to Girls Inc. Alameda County