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BEN FONG-TORRES at Books Inc. in Berkeley

Meet Rolling Stone journalist Ben Fong-Torres author of Willin': The Story of Little Feat, the saga of the legendary Los Angeles band Little Feat is one of rock 'n' roll's great stories. Formed in 1969 by ex-members of Frank Zappa's Mothers of Invention, Little Feat created groove-heavy music that was an irresistible mix of rock, blues, R&B, country, jazz, soul, and funk.

Fronted by the charismatic but doomed vocalist and brilliant slide guitarist Lowell George, the band recorded such classic studio albums as "Sailin' Shoes" and "Dixie Chicken," as well as "Waiting for Columbus," which many consider to be one of the best live albums of all time.

Acclaimed journalist Ben Fong-Torres--working with Little Feat's surviving members, their friends, and associates--wrote "Willin'" based on hours of brand new interviews with the key players. The result? The first definitive biography of this beloved rock 'n' roll institution.

Annie Sampson and a guitarist will be joining Ben!


Books Inc. Alameda presents an evening that packs a literary punch with Daniel LeVesque, whose work has appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines, including Punk Globe, sharing the quirky, glorious story of Francis' journey from religious cult, to beauty cult, and finally to true fulfillment in, Hairdresser on Fire, and Ali Liebegott, founding editor at Writers Among Artists, with work regularly appearing on The Believer Logger, sharing Cha-Ching!, a tender, unforgettable story about being young and broke in America, and the conjoined hearts of love and addiction. 

Hairdresser on Fire By Daniel Levesque Cover Image
ISBN: 9781933149738
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Published: Manic D Press - April 9th, 2013

Cha-Ching! (City Lights/Sister Spit) By Ali Liebegott Cover Image
ISBN: 9780872865709
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Published: City Lights Books - April 2nd, 2013

Launch party with JASON BRAND at Books Inc. Berkeley

Join Books Inc. Berkeley for a launch party celebrating family and individual psychotherapist, Jason Brand's warm-hearted and clear-cut guide to managing the digital gadgets that have been issued to your child for the 1-to-1 device program with, 1-To-1 at Home: A Guide to School Issued Laptops and Tablets. Written from the perspective of a family therapist who works to help families get to the heart of complicated matters, this guide gives parents the language to keep conversations on track and provides the perspectives of other adults—educators and parents—who have addressed similar challenges.

ISA MOSKOWITZ at Books Inc. Berkeley

Creator of the short-loved show, and long-running website, Post Punk Kitchen, and named favorite cookbook author in VegNews for seven years running, America's bestselling vegan author Isa Moskowitz, shares Isa Does It: Amazingly Easy, Wildly Delicious Vegan Recipes for Every Day of the Week. Featuring her own beautiful photographs, this delicious collection features 150 new recipes with tips and strategies to cooking delicious vegan meals every day of the week in 30 minutes or less.

Isa Does It: Amazingly Easy, Wildly Delicious Vegan Recipes for Every Day of the Week By Isa Chandra Moskowitz Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316221900
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Published: Voracious - October 22nd, 2013

H.S. KIM at Books Inc. Berkeley

H.S. Kim shares Waxing Moon, an epic story set in feudal 19th century Korea, in the household of wealthy landowner Mr. O. As the servants and wives within the household compete for a greater degree of influence, the political unrest outside steers Korea through the tension of the Joseon Dynasty. Told with warmth and humor, this historical novel is a passionate look at characters driven by ambition yet tempered by love.

Waxing Moon By H. S. Kim Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781937178383
Published: WiDo Publishing - August 12th, 2013

THOMAS CATHCART and JOHN PERRY at Books Inc. Berkeley

Join Books Inc. Berkeley for a night full of philosophical pondering, and just the right amount of laughs, with co-author of the New York Times bestseller Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar, Thomas Cathcart sharing the provocative and lively The Trolley Problem, Or Would You Throw the Fat Guy Off the Bridge?: A Philosophical Conundrum, and Stuart Professor of Philosphy at Stanford, and co-host of the radio program Philosophy Talk, John Perry sharing the compulsively readable, and perfectly sized, The Art of Procrastination.

The Trolley Problem, or Would You Throw the Fat Guy Off the Bridge?: A Philosophical Conundrum By Thomas Cathcart Cover Image
ISBN: 9780761175131
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - September 10th, 2013

The Art of Procrastination: A Guide to Effective Dawdling, Lollygagging and Postponing By John Perry Cover Image
ISBN: 9780761171676
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - August 28th, 2012

NICK TAYLOR at Books Inc. Berkeley

Assistant professor of English and comparative literature at San Jose State University, and winner of the 2009 Michael Shaara Prize for Excellence in Civil War Fiction, Nick Taylor shares Father Junipero's Confessor. Coinciding with the 300th anniversary of Junipero Serra's birth, this meticulously researched fiction provides a vivid look at the atmosphere of early California while exploring the politics of the era.
Father Junipero's Confessor By Nick Taylor Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781597142618
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Heyday Books - September 1st, 2013

EMMA ROBERTSON at Books Inc. Berkeley

Creative force behind the beautiful blog emmadime.com, Emma Robertson shares Knitting by Design, a unique and creative approach--packed with visual aids from photography to hand-drawn sketches and candy-laden mood boards--perfect for fashion-forward knitters who crave more than a project and wish to create fabulous looks while exploring their creative inspiration. 

Knitting by Design: Gather Inspiration, Design Looks, and Knit 15 Fashionable Projects By Emma Robertson, Max Wanger (Photographs by) Cover Image
By Emma Robertson, Max Wanger (Photographs by)
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ISBN: 9781452117393
Published: Chronicle Books - November 5th, 2013