East Bay Events

KELLI STANLEY at Books Inc. Berkeley

Winner of the Macavity Award for Best Historical Novel for the first book in her critically acclaimed series, City of Dragons, member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, International Thriller Writers, and more, Kelli Stanley shares the third installment in the Miranda Corbie Mystery series, City of Ghosts. Miranda Corbie's back. Noir will never be the same. And Kelli Stanley will once again mesmerize readers with the most thrilling novel yet in her award-winning series.

City of Ghosts: A Miranda Corbie Mystery By Kelli Stanley Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250006745
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Published: Minotaur Books - August 5th, 2014


Books Inc. Alameda presents an evening featuring short stories that pack a big punch with dramatist, fiction writer, and former member of the Blue Man Group, Jason Sinclair Long sharing Tiny Giants: 101 Stories Under 101 Words. Joining Jason is professor of English at American River College, and prize-winning fiction writer, Lois  Ann Abraham sharing Circus Girl and Other Stories.

Circus Girl & Other Stories By Lois Ann Abraham Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780991189526
Published: Ad Lumen Press - July 14th, 2014

Tiny Giants: 101 Stories Under 101 Words By Jason Sinclair Long Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780991189502
Published: Ad Lumen Press - July 14th, 2014

Alameda Island Poets and Writers with LUCILLE LANG DAY & CATHY DANA

Alameda Island Poets & Writers presents special guest reader Lucille Lang Day, author of the intriguing memoir, Married at Fourteen, as well as the powerful poetry collections Fire in the Garden and The Curvature of Blue. This evening will be moderated by Nanette Bradley Deetz; open mic readings will follow Lucille's reading.

Joining Lucille is special guest reader, Cathy Dana, President of Alameda Island Poets!

CLAUDIA H. LONG at Books Inc. Alameda

Local author Claudia H. Long shares the gripping, rich, and romantic follow-up to Josefina's Sin, The Duel for Consuelo. The Enlightenment is making slow in-roads, but Consuelo's world is still under the dark cloud of the Inquisition. Forced to choose between protecting her ailing mother and the love of dashing Juan Carlos Castillo, Consuelo's personal dilemma reflects the conflicts of history as they unfold in 1711 Mexico.


The Duel for Consuelo By Claudia Long Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781620152171
Published: Libertary Co. - June 2nd, 2014

STEPH CHA at Books Inc. Alameda

Hailed as "young, sharp, and worldly-wise" by New York Times-bestselling author Meg Gardiner, Yale graduate and temp attorney Steph Cha shares the second installment in her critically acclaimed Juniper Song mystery series, Beware Beware. Working as an apprentice at a P.I. firm, Juniper Song finds herself nose deep in a Hollywood murder scandal where the lies may be more glamorous than most, but the truths they cover are just as ugly.


MICHAEL WEINREB at Books Inc. Alameda

Winner of the Quill Award for Best Fiction for his 2007 title Game of Kings, and with writing that has appared in ESPN.com, The New York Times, GQ, and Grantland, current contributing writer for Sports on Earth, Michael Weinreb shares Season of Saturdays: A History of College Football in 14 Games: an entertaining cultural history which dives into key moments, games, personalities, and scandals, while examining how the sport became so fraught with problems, and looks ahead to how it might survive another century.


Season of Saturdays: A History of College Football in 14 Games By Michael Weinreb Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781451627817
Published: Scribner Book Company - August 19th, 2014

CASSANDRA DUNN at Books Inc. Alameda

A finalist for Glimmer Train’s Short Story Award for New Writers and Clapboard House's Best of the House short story contest, with stories published in Sand Canyon Review and Fix it Broken, among others, Cassandra Dunn shares her debut novel The Art of Adapting. A complex, smart, and genuinely moving novel, Dunn’s winning first novel is a feel-good story that celebrates the small moments and small changes that make one big life.


RENEE SWINDLE at Books Inc. Alameda

Essence Magazine/Blackboard-bestselling author Renee Swindle shares her latest touching work--which has received advance praise from the likes of Ellen Sussman, author of French Lessons--A Pinch of Ooh La La. Centered around an Oakland, California baker looking for love, Renee’s signature wit, compassion, and delectable prose are on full display in this compelling story. Adding some spice to this event will be DJ Tom LG spinning '60s Jazz '45's!

Gallery Reception with RACHEL WALTHER at Books Inc. Berkeley

Books Inc. Berkeley proudly celebrates the photography of July's featured artist, Rachel Walther. A graduate of the Art Institute of Chicago, Rachel's stunning pieces capture day-to-day settings which are seemingly lost in time. So join us for a soirée with wine and cheese to celebrate this local talent, and enjoy peering at the world through her eyes for the month of July in our gallery!

Click here to visit Rachel's website.

Click here to read Rachel's interview on The Thunderbird Blog.