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Monday, December 5, 2016

Bay Area Book Events #24

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.

December 6th,  2016 at 6:30pm


Book:  The Tsar of Love and Techno: Stories
Author:  Anthony Marra
Location: Oakland Public Library-Montclair
Address:  1687 Mountain Blvd., Oakland

December 6th, 2016 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 11th, 2016 at 12:00pm
Book:  The Escape
Author:  Hannah Jayne
Book:  Rebirth
Author:  Gayle Parness
Location:  Barnes & Noble (San Jose)
Address:  3600 Stevens Creek Blvd
Tel:  (408) 984-3495

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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