East Bay Events

Gallery Reception with BENNY ALBA at Books Inc. Berkeley

With works exhibited across the United States, Books Inc. Berkeley proudly celebrates the artwork of Benny Alba. Angels with golden halos, a bird in a tuxedo, a funny Doctor, and other small paintings adorn the walls like Christmas ornaments. Shining with metallic leaf and gold paint, this series of affordable works is just waiting for your eyes like the presents below the tree. So join us for a soirée celebrating this local talent, and enjoy her artwork through December in our gallery!


DAVE PRAGER at Books Inc. Berkeley

Dave Prager shares Delirious Delhi, a vivid and entertaining look inside India's capital. Part travel narrative, part travel guide, Dave's tribute to this great world city offers an invitation to explore its many wonders.

Listen to Dave's interview with Kamla Bhatt on December 4th before heading down to Books Inc. Berkeley to meet him: http://kamlashow.com/podcast/

Delirious Delhi: Inside India's Incredible Capital By David Prager Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781611458329
Published: Arcade - June 4th, 2013

DANIEL ALARCÓN at Books Inc. Alameda

With writing appearing in Granta, n+1, and Harper's, among others, named one of The New Yorker's "20 Under 40" writers to watch, critically acclaimed author, and recipient of the 2009 International Literature Prize, Daniel Alarcón shares At Night We Walk in Circles, a breathtaking, suspenseful story of one man's obsessive search to find the truth of another man's downfall.

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At Night We Walk in Circles By Daniel Alarcon Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781594631719
Published: Riverhead Books - October 31st, 2013

Gallery Reception with KELLYANN GILSON LYMAN at Books Inc. Berkeley

Books Inc. Berkeley celebrates the art of  Kellyann Gilson Lyman. With over fifteen years experience in creating colorist art & design practice in abstraction, Kellyann's vivacious art explores positive cultural concepts in humanity, offering the viewer reflection through a conceptual abstract colorist palette. Stop by and view Kellyann's art from November 3rd through the 30th, and join us for this lovely reception on the 12th!

For more information on Kellyann's art visit: http://kellyannart.com/kellyannart.com.html

KATRINA ALCORN at Books Inc Alameda

Former journalist, and voice of the blog Working Moms Break, Katrina Alcorn shares Maxed Out: American Moms on the Brink. Part memoir, part journalistic research, Katrina's insights examine what it means to be a working mom today, and how to bounce back healthier, happier, and more productive when the pressure becomes too much.
Maxed Out: American Moms on the Brink By Katrina Alcorn Cover Image
Unavailable, Out of Stock, or Out of Print
ISBN: 9781580055239
Published: Seal Press - August 28th, 2013


Grab your platform shoes and wide necktie, and get down with Books Inc. Alameda and authors Ericka Blount Danois sharing Love, Peace, and Soul, a celebratory behind-the-scenes collection of anecdotes, stories, and reflections on the show Soul Train, its mellifluous host, Don Cornelius, and the power of black music and dance on television, and Rickey Vincent sharing Party Music, a look beyond the mainstream civil rights movement of the Black Panthers that connects the black music tradition with the black activist tradition. To round out this evening of nostalgia and soul is DJ Tom LG spinning Soul Train flavored vinyl!
Love, Peace and Soul: Behind the Scenes of America's Favorite Dance Show Soul Train: Classic Moments By Ericka Blount Danois Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781480341012
Published: Backbeat Books - August 1st, 2013

Party Music: The Inside Story of the Black Panthers' Band and How Black Power Transformed Soul Music By Rickey Vincent, Boots Riley (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Rickey Vincent, Boots Riley (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781613744925
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Published: Lawrence Hill Books - October 1st, 2013

Alameda Island Poets and Writers presents ANTHONY PINO and VINCE STORTI hosted by NANETTE BRADLEY DEETZ

Alameda Island Poets and Writers presents an evening hosted by Nanette Bradley Deetz and featuring Anthony Pino, sharing A Hidden River, a collection of stories and poems dealing with the themes of humanity’s assault on its environment and on itself, and Vince Storti, recent winner of first prize, medium length poem, Maggie Meyer Memorial Poetry Contest (2011) from Bay Area Poets Coalition, sharing his latest work featured in the anthology the North Coast Review. 

A Hidden River By Anthony Pino Cover Image
ISBN: 9781479739592
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Published: Xlibris - November 21st, 2012

JULIA PARK TRACEY at Books Inc. Alameda

Founding editor at the award-winning The Alameda Sun community newspaper, and awarded Honorable Mention in Biography at the Great Northwestern Book Festival and SF Book Festival in 2013, Julia Park Tracey shares the second volume of Doris Bailey's early 20th century diaries, Reaching for the Moon: More Diaries of a Roaring Twenties Teen, an apt summation of her life following a life-threatening bout of scarlet fever in Prohibition era America.
Reaching for the Moon: More Diaries of a Roaring Twenties Teen (1927-1929) By Julia Park Tracey (Editor) Cover Image
By Julia Park Tracey (Editor)
ISBN: 9781475998979
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Published: iUniverse - August 14th, 2013

Gallery Reception with LUX NUEVE a.k.a. GATA at Books Inc. Berkeley

With works exhibited from Oakland and Berkeley, to London and Madrid, Books Inc. proudly celebrates the artwork of Lux Nueve, a.k.a Gata. Born in Madrid, and momentarily settled in the Bay Area, Gata has studied the Practice of Art at UC Berkeley's Honor's Studio, and holds an undergraduate degree in Fine Arts from Computense Universtiy of Madrid. Gata also holds a Professional Degree in Piano and Composition from the Professional Music Conservatory in Arturo Soria, Madrid.


VERONICA MARY ROLF at Books Inc. in Berkeley

Meet Veronica Mary Rolf, author of Julian's Gospel: Illuminating the Life and Revelations of Julian of Norwich, a fascinating study of the life and work of Julian of Norwich, the 14th century English mystic, whose "Revelations" is among the most popular and influential works of Christian mysticism, is the first book to combine an historical reconstruction of Julian's life in 14th century Norwich with a comprehensive commentary on her Revelations in a new and faithful translation from the Middle English. Unlike other brief summaries of Julian's life and times, this book goes in-depth to uncover the political, cultural, social, and religious milieu that formed and deeply influenced her development as a woman and a mystic. Additionally, unlike other textual companions to Julian's work that provide only short explanations of Middle English words, or merely footnote theological terms, this work gives the reader a detailed analysis of her writings, illuminating her ground-breaking mystical theology with extensive scholarship. Throughout, the book creates a strong dramatic arc for Julian's Revelations that interweaves her personal sufferings and burning questions with her visionary experiences, producing a compelling spiritual biography.