East Bay Events

NOVELLA CARPENTER at Books Inc. Alameda

Bestselling author of a New York Times "Top 10 Book" of 2009, Farm City, the captivating, hilarious, and knowledgeable Novella Carpenter shares Gone Feral: Tracking My Dad Through the Wild. A story of growing up and letting go, Novella's touching memoir crisscrosses the world from the States to Europe, and is a raw, funny, unsentimental examination of the dynamic between parent and child--and how that dynamic changes when a child becomes a parent.
Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer By Novella Carpenter Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143117285
Availability: Backordered-Could Take 2-4Weeks
Published: Penguin Books - May 25th, 2010

The Essential Urban Farmer By Novella Carpenter, Willow Rosenthal Cover Image
Unavailable, Out of Stock, or Out of Print
ISBN: 9780143118718
Published: Penguin Books - December 27th, 2011

MARGIE SIEGAL at Books Inc. Alameda

Books Inc. Alameda presents an evening celebrating all things Harley-Davidson with Vintage Editor for IronWorks Motorcycle Magazine and frequent contributor to Motorcycle Classics Magazine, Margie Siegal, and Harley-Davidson: A History of the World's Most Famous Motorcycle, which expertly ties together the mechanical evolution of Harley's engines, and the social history of the brand's phenomenal rise in the twentieth century. It is fully illustrated with pictures of the bikes and those who have ridden them as well as examples of Harley-Davidson's distinctive design aesthetic in advertising and collectibles.

Grand plans are in the works for this event, check back for updated details!

Ride your bike to the event for a chance to win Margie's Best Motorcyle Award!


Harley-Davidson: A History of the World’s Most Famous Motorcycle (Shire Library USA) By Margie Siegal Cover Image
Unavailable, Out of Stock, or Out of Print
ISBN: 9780747813439
Published: Shire Publications - May 20th, 2014

WALTER MOSLEY at Books Inc. Alameda

The recipient of numerous awards, including the O. Henry and a Grammy, bestselling author of the Easy Rawlins mysteries--the first of which, Devil in a Blue Dress was made into an acclaimed film starring Denzel Washington--Walter Mosley shares Debbie Doesn't Do It Anymore. With a starred review from Booklist, Mosley's latest is a scorching, mournful, often explicit, work which demonstrates the master at the top of his game.

My Grandparent's Story Reading w/Guest Author MADELEINE DUNPHY at Books Inc. Alameda

Join us for a delightful event featuring the winners of Stagebridge Senior Theater's 19th Annual Grandparent’s Tales Contest for My Grandparents' Story. Each winning child will share a story their grandparents have shared with them. A portion of sales from this event will be donated to Stagebridge, America's most acclaimed and innovative senior theatre company. Plus, special guest author Madeleine Dunphy will be reading from her picture book, At Home with the Gopher Tortoise: The Story of a Keystone Species!

At Home with the Gopher Tortoise: The Story of a Keystone Species By Madeleine Dunphy, Michael Rothman (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Madeleine Dunphy, Michael Rothman (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780977753956
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Web of Life Children's Books - July 29th, 2010

JENNY MILCHMAN at Books Inc. Berkeley

Teacher of writing and publishing for New York Writers Workshop and Chair of the International Thriller Writers Debut Authors Program, Jenny Milchman shares the suspenseful follow-up to her critically acclaimed debut novel, Cover of Snow--which received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist--with the engaging and suspenseful, Ruin Falls.

Click here to read Jenny's piece, World's Longest Bookstore Tour: Part 1.


Cover of Snow: A Novel By Jenny Milchman Cover Image
Unavailable, Out of Stock, or Out of Print
ISBN: 9780345534224
Published: Ballantine Books - December 31st, 2013

The Alameda Theatre & Cineplex Celebrates EIJI TSUBURAYA & Godzilla!

As part of their Classic Movie Series The Alameda Theatre & Cineplex presents a screening of the 1956 film, Godzilla, King of the Monsters! starring Raymond Burr and Takashi Shimura, and with special effects directed by Eiji Tsuburaya.

Author August Ragone will be on hand sharing Eiji Tsuburaya: Master of Monsters: Defending the Earth with Ultraman, Godzilla, and Friends in the Golden Age of Japanese Science Fiction Film. The first book on this legendary film figure in English, this highly visual biography surveys his fascinating life and career, featuring hundreds of film stills, posters, concept art, and delightful on-set photos of Tsuburaya prompting monsters to crush landmark buildings. A must-have for fans, this towering tribute also profiles Tsuburaya's film collaborators, details his key films and shows, and spotlights the enduring popularity of the characters he helped create.

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DARON JOFFE at Books Inc. Berkeley

Founder of Farmer D Organics--which designs and builds biodynamic farms all over the country, and sells quality organic soil and plant foods--Daron Joffe shares his inspiring approach to establishing a biodynamic garden, composting, soil composition and replenishment, control-ling pests and disease, cooperative gardening practices, and even creating delicious meals, with his indispensable guide--which is complete with photographs and line drawings--Citizen Farmers.
Citizen Farmers: The Biodynamic Way to Grow Healthy Food, Build Thriving Communities, and Give Back to the Earth By Daron Joffe, Rinne Allen (By (photographer)) Cover Image
By Daron Joffe, Rinne Allen (By (photographer))
Unavailable, Out of Stock, or Out of Print
ISBN: 9781617691010
Published: Stewart, Tabori & Chang - March 18th, 2014

TAI MOSES at Books Inc. in Alameda

Former Senior Editor at AlterNet, a program of the Independent Media Institute, journalist and nature writer Tai Moses shares Zooburbia: Meditations on the Wild Animals Among Us. A lively blend of memoir, natural history, and mindfulness practices, Tai's vignettes share the happy fact that none of us is alone while making the case for being mindful and compassionate stewards--and students--of the wildlife with whom we coexist. 
Zooburbia: Meditations on the Wild Animals Among Us By Tai Moses, Dave Buchen (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Tai Moses, Dave Buchen (Illustrator)
Unavailable, Out of Stock, or Out of Print
ISBN: 9781937006679
Published: Parallax Press - April 20th, 2010

Prospect Sierra School presents MICHAEL LEWIS at Berkeley City Club

An Intimate & Irreverent Evening with Michael Lewis

Author of The Big Short, Boomerang, and Liar’s Poker, successful and succinct investigative reports of Wall Street and the financial crisis, Michael Lewis is perhaps the best-known, most influential financial journalist of our time.  His latest book, Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt, uncovers the “rigged” system of equity trading.  Lewis is also a keen observer of human instinct, determination and compassion, so skillfully brought to life in his personal tributes The Blind Side and Coach; and with great humor in his reflections on parenting, Home Game: An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood.

In this fireside chat moderated by Katherine Dinh, Head of Prospect Sierra School, Lewis will share childhood memories, discuss his work and field questions from the assembly.  “An Intimate & Irreverent Evening with Michael Lewis” is a benefit for the tuition assistance program at Prospect Sierra School, where Michael Lewis and his wife Tabitha Soren’s children attend.

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For more information on Prospect Sierra School visit: http://prospectsierra.org/

For more information on Berkeley City Club visit: http://berkeleycityclub.com/

Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt By Michael Lewis Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393244663
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 31st, 2014

PETER HELLER at Books Inc. Alameda

Peter Heller, the celebrated author of the breakout bestseller The Dog Stars, shares his second work of fiction--which Publishers Weekly has awarded a coveted Boxed and Starred Review--The Painter. When a brutal encounter rips artist Jim Stegner's life open, he is suddenly faced with his haunted past as he flees his quiet Colorado life and returns to New Mexico. A stunning, savage novel of art and violence, love and grief, The Painter is an achingly beautiful, wildly suspenseful novel about an artist trying to outrun his past.
The Painter By Peter Heller Cover Image
Unavailable, Out of Stock, or Out of Print
ISBN: 9780385352093
Published: Knopf Publishing Group - May 6th, 2014