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Monday, November 28, 2016

Bay Area Book Events #23

This has become such a monstrously large list, that I have decided to only show events four weeks in advance.  The master calendar will continue to show all the events I can find that are listed on each bookstore's site.

Bookstores in this list may include:  
Barnes & Noble (various Bay Area Locations)
Book Passage (Corte Madera & San Francisco)
The Booksmith (San Francisco)

Books Inc. (various Bay Area Locations)
Pegasus Books (Berkeley & Oakland)
Hicklebee's Children's Books (San Jose)
A Great Good Place For Books (Oakland)
Kepler's Books (Menlo Park) 

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  book 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 this list looks a little sparse, it's because bookstores don't seem to schedule many events between Christmas and New Year's Day.

November 29th, 2016 at 7:00pm
The JCCSF Presents:

This is a free event, but advanced reservations are required.  Click on the link here to do this.

Book:  Moonglow
Author:  Michael Chabon
Location: The Jewish Community Center
Address:  3200 California Street, San Francisco
Tel:  (415) 292-1200

December 1st, 2016 at 6:00pm


Book:  A Time For Redemption
Author:  T.J. Reilly
Location:  Book Passage (San Francisco)
Address:  1 Ferry Building, San Francisco
Tel: (415) 835-1020 

December 2nd, 2016, at 6:30pm
Presented By Book Passage:

This is a ticketed event:  $20 includes admission to the aquarium and a $5 voucher towards book purchase.
Book:  Prince LeStat & The Realms Of Atlantis
Author:  Anne Rice
Location:  Aquarium Of The Bay
Address:  Pier 39, 2 Beach Street, San Francisco
Tel: (415)  835-1020
December 3rd, 2016 10:00am to 6:00pm
Book Passage's 40th Anniversary Celebration
Various events throughout the day to celebrate the anniversary of this iconic Bay Area Indie bookstore.  See website for details
Location:  Book Passage
Address:  51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera
Tel: (415) 927-0960 or (800) 999-7909 

December 3rd, 2016 at 12:00pm
Silicon Valley Romance Writers Of America Book fair:


Books:   Accidental SEAL, Nashville SEAL Author: Sharon Hamilton

Books: Lover's Intuition, Sailor's Warning
Author:  Noelle Greene

Book: Rebirth: Rogues Shifter series
Author:  Gayle Parness

Book: Never Marry A Warlock
Author:  Marilyn Vix 

Additional readings from:
Nadine Mutas, and Jennae Vale

Location:  Barnes & Noble (San Jose)
Address:  3600 Stevens Creek Blvd. 
Tel:  (408) 984-3495

December 4th, 2016 at 4:00pm


Book:  Boundary Stone
Author:  Gail Halverson
Location:  Book Passage (Corte Madera)
Address:  51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera 
Tel: (415) 927-0960 (800) 999-7909
December 6th, 2017 at 7:30pm
Warren Ellis
In Conversation with Robin Sloan
author of
 Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore
This is a ticketed event:  $26.87 at Brown Paper Tickets includes a copy of the book.
Book:  Normal
Author:  Warren Ellis
Location:  Kepler's Books
Address:  1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park  
Tel: (650) 324-4321  
December 7th, 2016 at 6:00pm
Book:  What Lies Beyond The Stars
Author:  Michael Goorjian
Location:  Book Passage (San Francisco)    
Address:  1 Ferry Building, San Francisco  
Tel: (415) 835-1020
December 7th, 2016 at 7:00pm
Book:  Lodestar (Keeper Of The Lost Cities #5)
Author:  Shannon Messegner
Location:  Kepler's Books
Address:  1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
Tel: (650) 324-4321 
December 10th, at 9:00am
Silicon Valley Romance Writers Of America Book fair:

Book:  Last Kiss Of Summer
Author: Marina Adair
Book:  Lawyer Up
Author:  Kate Allure
Book:  West Coast Holiday Series
Author:  Elisabeth Barrett
Book:  The Christmas Tree
Author:  Allyson Charles
Book:  Ten Steps To The Hotel Inglaterra
Author:  Linda S. Gunther
Location:  Barnes & Noble (San Jose)
Address:  3600 Stevens Creek Blvd
Tel:  (408) 984-3495 
December 10th, 2016 at 7:30pm
Grand Opening of The Bindery!
Ten percent of all party sales from both stores will benefit the Northern California ACLU.
This is a satellite event and gift marketplace of The Booksmith bookstore. 
RSVP appreciated but not required.

Event:  Christmas Mixer featuring live music, drinks, food, mingling, jingling, and an official tour of their new space.
Location:  The Bindery
Address: 1727 Haight Street, San Francisco 
Tel: (415) 863-8688
December 12th, 2016 at 7:00pm

Book:  Pacific Homicide, A Mystery
Author:  Patricia Smiley
Book: Dark Fissures
Author:  Matt Coyle
Location:  Book Passage (Corte Madera)
Address:  51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera 
Tel: (415) 927-0960 or (800) 999-7909
December 13th,  2016 at 7:00pm

Book:  The Angel Of History
Author:  Rabih Alameddine
Location:  Book Passage (Corte Madera)
Address:  51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera 
Tel: (415) 927-0960 or (800) 999-7909

December 17th, at 4:00pm
Book:  Moonglow
Author:  Michael Chabon
Location:  Book Passage (Corte Madera)
Address:  51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera 
Tel: (415) 927-0960 (800) 999-7909
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  1. Thanks for this great listing! 13 authors from Silicon Valley Romance Writers of America are participating and really excited about these events on 12 /3 and 12/10 at Barnes and Noble in San Jose. We also have a Young Adult event on 12/11. We'll have "Flash Readings" too. Learn more: http://www.svrwa.com

    1. Thanks for adding more information to the list!


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