East Bay Events

Mad Men Night with REEDA JOSEPH & DJ TOM LG at Books Inc. Alameda!

Grab your finest duds and get ready to celebrate truly serious style with vintage archivist Reeda Joseph and her delightfully dapper visual tribute to the days of 50s and 60s fashions, Man Candy: Dishy Dudes and Mod Men. In addition to this visual feast, DJ Tom LG  will be accessorizing the evening with Mad Men flavored Swing and Jazz! So set your curlers and bring your best beehive, bouffant, or bob for an evening of fabulousness!

In addition to Reeda's lovely collection of Man Candy, she's also sharing her two sweet and sentimental celebrations of the power of female friendships ((also complete with vintage images) Girlfriends Are Lifesavers & Girlfriends Forever: We've Got Each Other's Back.

 

Man Candy: Dishy Dudes and Mod Men By Reeda Joseph (Photographs by) Cover Image
By Reeda Joseph (Photographs by)
$14.95
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ISBN: 9781936740680
Published: Viva Editions - December 31st, 2013

Girlfriends Forever: We've Got Each Other's Back By Reeda Joseph (Editor) Cover Image
By Reeda Joseph (Editor)
$14.95
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ISBN: 9781936740215
Published: Viva Editions - September 11th, 2012

Launch Party with JUNE COTNER at Books Inc. Berkeley

Spring has sprung and summer is in full swing, which means it is time to celebrate the many joyful wonders of your garden! Join bestselling author June Cotner for a launch party honoring her latest lovely work, Garden Blessings: Prose, Poems and Prayers Celebrating the Love of Gardening; a one-of-a-kind treasury of uplifting prayers, prose and poems that share a common appreciation for the love of gardening and the many blessings that gardens bring to our lives. Wine and cheese will be served.

Garden Blessings: Prose, Poems and Prayers Celebrating the Love of Gardening By June Cotner (Editor) Cover Image
By June Cotner (Editor)
$16.95
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ISBN: 9781936740819
Published: Viva Editions - May 13th, 2014

ALEX TIZON in conversation w/SHERRY HU at Books Inc. in Alameda

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, former Seattle bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times, and faculty member at the University of Oregon, Alex Tizon discusses Big Little Man, which won the 2011 Lukas Prize for work-in-progress from Columbia University and the Nieman Foundation. The perfect balance of memoir and cultural study, Big Little Man is a groundbreaking look at the experience and psyche of the Asian American male, as well as an eye-opening understanding that while shame isn't identical, it is universal. Alex will be in conversation with Emmy Award-winning CBS News reporter, Sherry Hu.

Click here to see Alex's appearance on KATU AM Northwest!

JAMES NESTOR at Books Inc. Berkeley

A member of the San Francisco Writers' Grotto and inveterate adventurer with writing featured in numerous publications--including Outside Magazine, Men's Journal, and The New York Times--journalist James Nestor shares his latest work, Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells Us about Ourselves. With a Starred Review received from Booklist, James' latest work is a timely, thrilling, and illuminating look at our world's oceans and the phenomenal creatures who call it home; as well a fascinating reflection on our own species' remarkable, and often hidden, potential.

 

Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells Us about Ourselves By James Nestor Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780547985527
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - June 24th, 2014

CHUCK GREAVES at Books Inc. Berkeley

Winner of the 2010 SouthWest Writers International Writing Contest for his Publishers Weekly and Library Journal-Starred Review debut, Hush Money, Chuck Greaves shares the third installment in his Shamus Award-nominated Jack MacTaggart legal mystery series, The Last Heir. A plummy magnum of page-turning mystery centered on a privileged but deeply dysfunctional American family, readers won’t be disappointed with Chuck’s brilliant blending of greed and vanity, rivalry and revenge, and unexpected murder.

KATY BUTLER at Books Inc.Berkeley

Based on her groundbreaking New York Times Magazine article, "What Broke My Father's Heart," which was named a notable narrative by the Nieman Foundation at Harvard, award-winning journalist Katy Butler shares Knocking on Heaven's Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death, a visionary memoir pondering her parents desires for Good Deaths, and a groundbreaking map through the labyrinth of a broken medical system that can stand in the way of making these desires a reality.

Knocking on Heaven's Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death By Katy Butler Cover Image
$18.00
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ISBN: 9781451641981
Published: Scribner - June 10th, 2014

She Writes, She Reads Author Panel & Publishing Discussion at Books Inc. Berkeley

Books Inc. Berkeley presents "She Writes, She Reads - A She Writes Press Panel" featuring Jessica Levine, author of the Booklist Starred novel The Geometry of Love; Rossandra White, author of the heartbreaking and heartwarming memoir Loveyoubye: Holding Fast, Letting Go, and Then There's the Dog; and  Kay Rae Chomic, author of the hilarious, high-drama novel A Tight Grip: A Novel about Golf, Love Affairs, and Women of a Certain Age. This event will be hosted by Brooke Warner, Publisher at She Writes Press and Founder and President of Warner Coaching Inc.

Come prepared with questions! This evening will also feature a discussion on hybrid-publishing and the growing opportunities for independent authors.  

 

The Geometry of Love By Jessica Levine Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781938314629
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Published: She Writes Press - April 8th, 2014

A Tight Grip: A Novel about Golf, Love Affairs, and Women of a Certain Age By Kay Rae Chomic Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781938314766
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Published: She Writes Press - June 10th, 2014

Loveyoubye: Holding Fast, Letting Go, and Then There's the Dog By Rossandra White Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781938314506
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Published: She Writes Press - April 8th, 2014

HELEN PARK BIGELOW at Books Inc. Berkeley

Local author Helen Park Bigelow shares Given Time: Living Our Last Months Together. A moving memoir about love and death, this beautiful recounting of Helen's thirty-five year relationship and marriage with photographer and musician Edward Bigelow is a passionate look at two strong, artistic people who lived together and supported each other with love until the very end. 
Given Time: Living Our Last Months Together By Helen Park Bigelow Cover Image
$14.95
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ISBN: 9781564745538
Published: Daniel & Daniel Publishers - April 7th, 2014

ALAN FURST at Books Inc. Berkeley

Recipient of the Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award for his body of work, and widely recognized as the master of the historical spy novel, New York Times-bestselling author Alan Furst shares the latest installment in his Night Soldiers series, Midnight in Europe. Given a Starred review by Booklist, and called "the best in the business" by Vince Flynn, Furst's latest begins in Paris, 1938 and paints a spellbinding portrait of a continent marching into a nightmare--and the heroes and heroines who fought back against the darkness.

 

Midnight in Europe By Alan Furst Cover Image
$27.00
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ISBN: 9781400069491
Published: Random House - June 3rd, 2014

WILLIE PERDOMO at Books Inc. Alameda

Pushcart Prize-nominee and winner of the PEN Beyond Margins Award for Smoking Lovely, and with works appearing in several publications--including The New York Times Magazine and BOMB--critically acclaimed poet Willie Perdomo reads and discusses, The Essential Hits of Shorty Bon Bon. A vividly imagined look at the life of fictional descarga band percussionist, Shorty Bon Bon, this vital and dynamic collection is a rhythmically-charged exploration of music and love, life and death, which is replete with classical tropes and touches of noir.

 

The Essential Hits of Shorty Bon Bon: Poems (Penguin Poets) By Willie Perdomo Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780143125235
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Published: Penguin Books - March 25th, 2014

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