Not Your Mother's Book Club™ proudly presents Carnegie Medal-winning novelist Patrick Ness, in celebration of his new novel The Rest of Us Just Live Here! A bold and irreverent novel, it powerfully reminds us that there are many different types of remarkable.
What if you aren't the Chosen One? The one who's supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever the heck this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death
A former editor for American Heritage with articles appearing in The New York Times, author Nathan Ward discusses his exquisitely researched biography, The Lost Detective: Becoming Dashiell Hammett.
#1 New York Times best-selling author Elizabeth George’s award-winning and bestselling Inspector Lynley series—fondly remembered also as a joint BBC and PBS television series—returns with another character-driven crime drama featuring beloved characters Barbara Havers and Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley.
Recipient of the Poetry Foundation's 2005 Mark Twain Award in recognition of his contribution to humor in American poetry, Tony Hoagland reads from his fifth collection of poetry, Application for Release from the Dream. With whiplash nerve and tender curiosity, Hoagland both surveys the damage and finds the wonder that makes living worthwhile. Mirthful, fearless, and precise, these poems are full of judgment and mercy.
Books Inc. Alameda celebrates Educators Night and the 30th Anniversary of Alameda Reads with a book launch for I Believe, a collection of student stories. Special guest author, and principal of San Lorenzo High School, Tovi C.
The Alameda Free Library presents New York Times & USA Today-Bestselling author Tawny Weber for a reading and discussion of her latest sizzling romance, A Seal's Temptation.
Writer, teacher, editor, documentary filmmaker, travel leader and bestselling author Phil Cousineau discusses his latest collection of travel essays, The Book of Roads: Travel Stories from Michigan to Marrakech.
Celebrate the release of Caldecott award-winning author and illustrator Brian Selznick’s latest dazzling work, The Marvels, with a special reading and presentation in Oakland’s most historic movie palace!
• Ticket price: $40 per person - ticket includes a copy of The Marvels
Award-winning journalist and memoirist Craig McLaughlin shares his latest memoir, Passing on Curves: While Death Rides Shotgun.