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Monday, July 25, 2016

Bay Area Book Events #5

I am attempting to make this a one stop place to find book signings in the San Francisco Bay Area!  I will mostly focus on YA books, but I will also include some general fiction if I think it will be of interest.  I think this is an extensive list, but there is always the possibility that I missed an event (Hey, I'm human).  If you think there is an event that I should include, please leave me a note in the comments section.  Thanks.

All graphics have links to GoodReads so you can check them out.

As always, it is a good idea to call the store a day or two before to confirm that the scheduled event is still on.  I have learned that these events change constantly.

If you want to see this in a calendar, please go to the Events page on my blog: SF Bay Area Events

Updated July 24th, 2016




July 26th, 2016 at 7:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30008681-valley-of-the-moon?from_search=true&search_version=service
Book:  Valley of the Moon  
Author:  Melanie Gideon  
Location:  A Great Good Place For Books  
Address:  6120 LaSalle Avenue, Oakland, CA  
Tel: (510) 339-8210

Note:  This author is making multiple appearances throughout the Bay Area.

This is a launch party for this book!  It has some of the elements of Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children (people living in a time bubble) but the main characters are adults and it's set in Sonoma.
 


July 26th, 2016 at 7:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24426209-monstress-1?from_search=true&search_version=service
Book:  Monstress, Volume 1  
Authors: Marjorie Lui & Sana Takeda
Location:  Books, Inc.  
Address: 1491 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA  
Tel:  (510) 525-7777

This is a steam-punk graphic novel that looks really beautiful.



July 27th, 2016 at 7:00pm
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27753970-cyrus-perkins-and-the-haunted-taxi-cab?from_search=true
Book:  Cyrus Perkins And The Haunted Taxi Cab
Authors:  Dave Dwonch
Location:  Barnes & Noble
Address:  5709 Lone Tree Way, Antioch, CA
Tel: (925) 978-1031

This is a graphic novel mystery.  It seems very Noir in style.
 
July 27th, 2016 at 7:00pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28862526-black-jack-ketchum?from_search=true&search_version=service

Book:  Black Jack Ketchum
Authors:  Brian Schirmer & Jeremy Saliba
Location:  Barnes & Noble
Address:  5604 Bay Street, Emeryville, CA
Tel:  (510) 547-0905

This is a graphic novel series that the authors will be discussing and signing.  It looks like a cool mix of Fantasy and Western.


July 29th, 2016 at  7:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30008681-valley-of-the-moon?from_search=true&search_version=service


Book:  Valley Of The Moon

Author:  Melanie Gideon
Location:  Books Inc.
Address:   74 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto, CA
Tel:  (650) 321-0600

Note:  This author is making multiple appearances throughout the Bay Area.

This book is a fantasy and has some of the elements of Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children (people living in a time bubble) but the main characters are adults and it's set in Sonoma.
 



July 30th, 2016 at 2:00pm 


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26779739-expect-deception


Book: Expect Deception  
Author: JoAnn Smith Ainsworth.  
Location:  Barnes & Noble
Address:  5709 Lone Tree Way, Antioch, CA
Tel: (925) 978-1031

This looks like a cool book with Nazis, spies, and wizards!  Historical fiction mixed with fantasy.



August 2016



August 2nd, 2016 at 7:00pm 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30008681-valley-of-the-moon?from_search=true&search_version=service

  

Book:  Valley Of The Moon
Author:  Melanie Gideon
Location:  Book Passage
Address:  51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, CA
Tel: (415) 927-0960 (800) 999-7909

Note:  This author is making multiple appearances throughout the Bay Area.
 
This book is a fantasy and has some of the elements of Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children (people living in a time bubble) but the main characters are adults and it's set in Sonoma.
 

August 6th, 2016 at 7:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29836477-sugarland?from_search=true


Book:  Sugarland
Author:  Martha Conway
Location:  Book Passage
Address:  51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, CA
Tel: (415) 927-0960 (800) 999-7909



August 7th, 2016 at 4:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23519667-into-the-valley?ac=1&from_search=true
 
Book:  Into The Valley
Author:  Ruth Galm
Location:  Book Passage
Address:  51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, CA
Tel: (415) 927-0960 (800) 999-7909



August 8th, 2016 at 7:00pm


Book:  Enchanted Islands
Author:  Allison Amend
Location:  Book Passage
Address:  51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, CA
Tel: (415) 927-0960 (800) 999-7909



August 9th, 2016 at 1:00pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25251757-you-will-know-me?from_search=true

Book:  You Will Know Me
Author:  Megan Abbott
Location:  Book Passage
Address: 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, CA 
Tel: (415)0 927-0960 (800) 999-7909 


August 9th, 2016 at 7:00pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29236564-harmony?ac=1&from_search=true



Book:  Harmony
Author:  Carolyn Parkhurst
Location:  Book Passage
Address: 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, CA 
Tel: (415) 927-0960 (800) 999-7909

 
August 9th, 2016 at 7:00pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25251757-you-will-know-me?ac=1&from_search=true




Book:  You Will Know Me
Author:  Megan Abbott
Location:  Books, Inc. (Opera Plaza Store)
Address:  601 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA  
Tel: (415) 776-1111




August 12th, 2016 at 7:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27969098-pancakes-in-paris?from_search=true


Book:  Pancakes In Paris
Author:  Craig Carlson
Location:  Books, Inc., (Palo Alto)
Address:  855 El Camino Real #74,  Palo Alto, CA
Tel:   (650) 321-0600



August 15th, 2016 at 7:00pm
 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30162133-the-immigrant-princess?from_search=true&search_version=service

 

Book:  The Immigrant Princess
Author:  Variny Yim
Location:  Book Passage
Address:  51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, CA
Tel: (415) 927-0960   (800) 999-7909

Note:  This author is making multiple appearances throughout the Bay Area. 

This looks like a wonderful story of the culture clash that many children of immigrants face. 


August 17th, 2016 at 7:00pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26114271-girl-in-the-afternoon?from_search=true


Book:  Girl In The Afternoon
Author:  Serena Burdick
Location:  Book Passage
Address: 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, CA
Tel:  (415) 927-0960   (800) 999-7909

Art & Paris during the Impressionist age.  Need I say more?




August 18th, 2016 at 7:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26192308-reliance-illinois?from_search=true



Book:  Reliance, Illinois
Author:  Mary Volmer
Location:  A Great Good Place For Books
Address:  6120 LaSalle Avenue, Oakland, CA  
Tel: (510) 339-8210


 

August 22nd, 2016 at 7:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23453099-eileen?from_search=true&search_version=service


Book:  Eileen
Author:  Ottessa Moshfegh
Location:  A Great Good Place For Books
Address:  6120 LaSalle Avenue, Oakland, CA  
Tel: (510) 339-8210


This seems like a suspenseful, scary story of a disturbed women working at a juvenile facility in the 60's and how she gets obsessed with  one of the counselors.


August 27th, 2016 at 2:00pm
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26114114-between-two-fires?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  Between Two Fires
Author:  Mark Noce
Location:  Burlingame Public Library
Address:  480 Primrose Road, Burlingame, CA
Tel: (650) 558-7400

Historical novel set in Medieval Wales.  If you like Game Of Thrones, you will probably enjoy the intrigue and settings.




August 28th, 2016 at 7:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28116847-here-i-am?from_search=true

Book:  Here I Am
Author:  Jonathan Safran Foer
Location:  Book Passage
Address: 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, CA
Tel:  (415) 927-0960   (800) 999-7909


 
August 29th, 2016 at 7:00pm
 
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28110857-ghostly-echoes?from_search=true&search_version=service


Book:  Ghostly Echoes

Author:  William Ritter  
Location:  Books, Inc (Laurel Village Store)  
Address:   3515 California St. San Francisco, CA  
Tel: (415) 221-3666
 

This is the author of the popular Jackaby series!  If you are a fan, you will probably love this.

August 29th, 2016, at 7:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29889972-heroes-of-the-frontier?ac=1&from_search=true





Book:  Heroes Of The Frontier
Author:  Dave Eggers
Location:  Book Passage

Address: 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, CA
Tel:  (415) 927-0960   (800) 999-7909



  September 2016


September 13th, 2016 at 7:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29403101-the-empress-of-tempera?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  The Empress Of Tempera
Author: Alex Dolan
Location: Barnes & Noble
Address:   313 Corte Madera Town Center, Corte Madera, CA
Tel:  (415) 927-9016
 
Set in the art world, this book looks to be great for those who enjoy books such as The Last Painting of Sara deVos. 



 
September 13th, 2016 at 7:00pm



https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26247008-truly-madly-guilty?ac=1&from_search=true
 
Book:  Truly Madly Guilty  
Author: Laine Moriarty
Location:  Book Passage
Address:  51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, CA
Tel: (415)0 927-0960 (800) 999-7909

Oh, I loved Big, Little Lies!  This new book should be awesome.  Since this is an author that lives in Australia (and I doubt she gets to the U.S. often), I will definitely try to attend this event.

 

September 14th, 2016 at 7:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25372971-tell-me-something-real?from_search=true&search_version=service

Book: Tell Me Something Real

Author:  Calla Devlin  
Location:  Books, Inc. (Opera Plaza Store)  
Address:  601 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA  
Tel: (415) 776-1111
 

This is a debut YA novel that looks at sisters trying to keep their family together as their mom is dying of cancer.




September 15th, 2016 at 7:00pm 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28110865-leave-me?from_search=true&search_version=service
Book:  Leave Me
Author:  Gayle Forman
Location:  Books, Inc. (Opera Plaza Store)  
Address:  601 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA  
Tel: (415) 776-1111
 
This is Gayle Forman's first adult fiction.  Given the popularity of her many YA books, this should be a big event.




September 27th, 2016 at 7:30pm
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28116847-here-i-am?from_search=true&search_version=service


Note: This is a City Arts & Lectures Event.  You must buy tickets.

Book:  Here I Am
Author:  Jonathan Safran Foer
Tickets: City Arts & Lectures
Location:  Nourse Theater
Address:  275 Hayes Street, San Francisco, CA
Tel: (415) 563-2463



September 29th, 2016 at 7:00pm


 https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26247008-truly-madly-guilty?ac=1&from_search=true#
Book:  The Nightingale
Author: Kristin Hannah
Location:  Book Passage
Address:  51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, CA
Tel: (415)0 927-0960 (800) 999-7909


This is one of my favorite books that I have read this year, and I am so excited that she will be coming to the Bay Area!!!

October 2016 

 

October 3rd, 2016 at 7:00pm

 
Book:  To The Bright Edge Of The World
Author:  Eowyn Ivey
Location:  Books, Inc., (Palo Alto)
Address:  855 El Camino Real #74,  Palo Alto, CA
Tel:   (650) 321-0600

October 13th, 2016 at 6:00pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29501160-qb?from_search=true
 
Book:  QB:  A Life
Author:  Steve Young
Location:  Barnes & Noble
Address:   313 Corte Madera Town Center, Corte Madera, CA
Tel:  (415) 927-9016
 
 
October 14th, 2016 at 7:00pm
 
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28695649-motional-blur?from_search=true
 
Book:  Motional Blur
Author:  Robert Eringer
Location:  Books, Inc.  
Address: 1491 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA  
Tel:  (510) 525-7777
 
October 18th, 2016 at 7:00pm
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29430869-the-girl-from-venice?from_search=true
Book:  The Girl From Venice
Author:  Martin Cruz Smith
Location:  Book Passage
Address:  51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, CA
Tel: (415)0 927-0960 (800) 999-7909

From the author of Gorky Park, this takes place in the closing months of WWII and is about a Jewish woman escaping the Nazis.


October 25th, 2016 at 7:00pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28819020-perfume-river?ac=1&from_search=true




Book:  Perfume River
Author:  Robert Glen Butler
Location:  Books, Inc.  
Address: 1491 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA  
Tel:  (510) 525-7777

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2 comments :

  1. Great list! I plan to see Megan Abbott, Liane Moriarty and Kristin Hannah.

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    1. I am definitely going to see Laine Moriarty, So perhaps we will be able to say Hi!

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