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Monday, April 17, 2017

Bay Area Book Events #43

Due to the enormous size of this list, I only show events about 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) 
Diesel, A Bookstore (Oakland)
 
Orinda Books (Orinda) 
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 do not list non-fiction books (There are simply too many events of those to list).  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.


Monday, April 17th, at 7:30pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31945124-kingdom-of-the-young?ac=1&from_search=true
Book:  Kingdom Of The Young
Author:  Edie Meidav
Location:  The Booksmith
Address:  1644 Haight Street, San Francisco
Tel:  (415) 863-8688
 
Tuesday, April 18th, at 7:30pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27971013-like-a-mule-bringing-ice-cream-to-the-sun?ac=1&from_search=true
Book: Like A Mule Bringing Ice Cream To The Sun
Author:  Sarah Ladipo
Location:  The Booksmith
Address:  1644 Haight Street, San Francisco
Tel:  (415) 863-8688
 
Wednesday, April 19th, at 7:30pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29939057-void-star?ac=1&from_search=true
Book:  Void Star
Author:  Zachary Mason
Location:  The Booksmith
Address:  1644 Haight Street, San Francisco
Tel:  (415) 863-8688
 
Thursday, April 20th, at 7:00pm
Small Press Celebration:
Editorial Argonautica
Billigual Books:
 
Please note:  I could not find links for these books on Goodreads.
Book:  Melville's Beard
Author:  Mark Haber
Book:  Latin American Mixtape
Author:  Scott Esposito 
Location:  Diesel, A Bookstore
Address:  5433 College Avenue, Oakland
Tel: (510) 653-9965
 
Thursday, April 20th at 7:30pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30753991-the-last-days-of-caf-leila?ac=1&from_search=true
Book:  The last Days of Cafe Leila
Author:  Donia Bijan
Location:  Kepler's Books (Menlo Park)
Address:  1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
Tel:  (650) 324-4321
 
Thursday, April 20th, at 7:30pm
Sponsored by The Booksmith

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30653706-the-book-of-joan?ac=1&from_search=true
RSVP appreciated but not required
Book:  The Book Of Joan
Author: Lidia Yuknavitch
Location:  Tenderloin Museum
Address:  398 Eddy Street, San Francisco
Tel:  (415) 863-8688 (The Booksmith)
 
Friday, April 21st, at 7:00pm
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28585414-speak-of-me-as-i-am?ac=1&from_search=true
Book:  Speak Of Me As I Am
Author:  Sonia Belasco
Location:  A Great Good Place For Books
Address:  6120 LaSalle Avenue, Oakland
Tel:  (510) 339-8210
 
Friday, April 21st, at 7:00pm
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30653706-the-book-of-joan?ac=1&from_search=true
Book:  The Book Of Joan
Author:  Lidia Yuknavitch
Location:  Books Inc. (Berkeley)
Address:  1491 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley
Tel:  (510) 525-7777

Saturday, April 22nd, at 4:00pm
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31921276-anchor-out?from_search=true
Book:  Anchor Out
Author:  Barabara Sapienza
Location:  Book Passage (Sausalito)
Address:  100 Bay Street, Sausalito
Tel: (415) 339-1300 
 
Saturday, April 22nd, at 7:00pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31921283-cut?ac=1&from_search=true
Book:  Cut: A Medical Murder Mystery
Author:  Amy S. Peele
Location:  Book Passage (Corte Madera)
Address:  51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera
Tel:  (415) 927-0960 or (800) 999-7909 

Monday, April 24th, at 6:00pm
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31443398-the-perfect-stranger?from_search=true
Book:  The Perfect Stranger
Author:  Megan Miranda
Location:  Book Passage (San Francisco)
Address:  1 Ferry Building, San Francisco
Tel:  (415) 835-1020
 
Monday, April 24th, at 7:00pm

Book:  The Devil and Webster
Author:  Jean Hanff Korelitz
Location:  A Great Good Place For Books 
Address:  6120 LaSalle Avenue, Oakland
Tel:  (510) 339-8210

Tuesday, April 25th, at 6:00pm
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30842480-the-devil-and-webster?from_search=true
Book:  The Devil and Webster
Author:  Jean Hanff Korelitz
Location:  Book Passage (Sausalito)
Address:  100 Bay Street, Sausalito
Tel:  (415) 339-1300

Wednesday, April 26th, at 5:00pm
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31443393-note-to-self?ac=1&from_search=true
Please Note:  You must buy a copy of the book from Book Passage in order to attend the event.  Books will be pre-signed & not personalized.  Go to the Book Passage website for more details.

Book:  Note To Self
Author: Connor Franta
Location:  Book Passage (San Francisco)
Address:  1 Ferry Building, San Francisco
Tel:  (415)  835-1020
 
Wednesday, April 26th at 7:00pm
Transit Books Inaugural Book

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31944839-such-small-hands
Book:  Such Small Hands
Author:  Andres Barba
Location:  Diesel, A Bookstore
Address:  5433 College Ave., Oakland
Tel:  (510) 653-9965 
 
Wednesday, April 26th at 7:00pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30753991-the-last-days-of-caf-leila?ac=1&from_search=true
Book:  The Last Days Of Cafe Leila
Author:  Donia Bijan
Location:  Books Inc. (Burlingame)
Address:  1375 Burlingame Ave., Burlingame
Tel:  (650) 685-4914

Wednesday, April 26th, at 7:00pm
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30753802-music-of-the-ghosts?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  Music Of The Ghosts
Author:  Vaddey Ratner
Location:  Book Passage (Corte Madera)
Address:  51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera
Tel:  (415) 927-0960 or (800) 999-7909
 
Thursday, April 27th, at 7:00pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31922144-the-absence-of-evelyn?ac=1&from_search=true
Book:  The Absence Of Evelyn
Author:  Jackie Townsend
Location:  Books Inc. (The SF Marina)
Address:  2251 Chestnut Street, San Francisco
Tel:  (415) 931-3633 
 
Friday, April 28th, at 6:00pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30221887-the-last-machine-in-the-solar-system?ac=1&from_search=true
Book:  The Last Machine In The Solar System
Author:  Matthew Isaac Sobin
Location:  Book Passage (San Francisco)
Address:  1 Ferry Building, San Francisco
Tel:  (415) 835-1020
 
Saturday, April 29th at 4:00pm

Book:  The Far Shore
Author:  Paul Scheuring
Location:  Book Passage (Sausalito)
Address:  100 Bay Street, Sausalito
Tel:  (415)  339-1300
 
Saturday, April 29th, at 7:00pm
A Great Good Place For Books Presents:
Kristin Hannah's ONLY Northern California appearance!
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21853621-the-nightingale?ac=1&from_search=true
Book:  The Nightingale
Author:  Kristin Hannah
Location:  Montclair Presbyterian Church
Address:  5701 Thornhill Drive, Oakland
Tel:  (510) 339-1131

Sunday, April 30th, at 3:00pm
Launch Party
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32732028-there-s-more-than-one-way-home?ac=1&from_search=true
Book:  There's More Than One Way Home
Author:  Donna Levin
Location:  Books Inc. (SF Opera Plaza)
Address:  601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
Tel:  (415) 776-1111
 
Tuesday, May 2nd, at 6:00pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30753991-the-last-days-of-caf-leila?ac=1&from_search=true
Book:  The Last Days Of Cafe Leila
Author:  Donia Bijan
Location:  Book Passage (San Francisco)
Address:  1 Ferry Building, San Francisco
Tel:  (415) 835-1020
 
Wednesday, May 3rd, at 6:00pm
Book:  Escape Velocity
Author:  Susan Wolfe
Location:  Book Passage (San Francisco)
Address:  1 Ferry Building, San Francisco
Tel:  (415) 835-1020
 
Wednesday, May 3rd, at 7:00pm
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23532871-the-spill-zone?ac=1&from_search=true
Book:  The Spill Zone
Author:  Scott Westerfeld
Location:  Kepler's Books (Menlo Park)
Address:  1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
Tel:  (650) 324-4321 
 
Wednesday, May 3rd, at 7:00pm
NYMBC Presents:
The YA Love Panel 
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28243032-we-are-okay?ac=1&from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31823243-kill-all-happies?ac=1&from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32048554-windfall?ac=1&from_search=true
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29414595-just-another-girl?ac=1&from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25165389-the-secret-of-a-heart-note?ac=1&from_search=true


Books:  Windfall (Jennifer E. Smith), Kill All Happies (Rachel Cohn), We Are Okay (Nina LaCour), Secret Of A Heart Note (Stacey Lee), Just Another Girl (Elizabeth Eulberg)
 
Location:  Books Inc, (SF Opera Plaza)
Address:  601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
Tel:  (415) 776-1111
 
Thursday, May 4th, at 7:00pm
NYMBC Presents:
The YA Powerhouse Panel
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30142139-nemesis?ac=1&from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31423549-royce-rolls?ac=1&from_search=true
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17731927-summerlost?ac=1&from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16248113-the-school-for-good-and-evil?ac=1&from_search=true

Books:  Nemesis (Brendan Reichs), Summerlost (Ally Condie), The School For Good And Evil (Soman Chainani), Royce Rolls (Margaret Stohl)

Location:  Books Inc., Burlingame
Address:  1375 Burlingame Avenue, Burlingame
Tel: (650) 685-4914
 
Friday, May 5th, at 7:00pm
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30199417-oola?from_search=true
Book:  Oola:  A Novel
Author:  Brittany Newell
Location:  Book Passage (Corte Madera)
Address:  51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera
Tel:  (415) 927-0960 or (800) 999-7909
 
Tuesday, May 9th, at 7:00pm
Publication Party!
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23616719-woman-no-17?ac=1&from_search=true
 
Book:  Woman No. 17
Author:  Edan Lepucki
Location:  Diesel, A Bookstore
Address:  5433 College Ave., Oakland
Tel:  (510) 653-9965
 
Tuesday, May 9th, at 7:00pm
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31750999-the-go-between?from_search=true

Book:  The Go-Between
Author:  Veronica Chambers
Location:  Books Inc. (Palo Alto)
Address:  855 El Camino Real #74, Palo Alto
Tel:  (650) 321-0600
 
Tuesday, May 9th, at 7:00pm
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28587964-the-truth-according-to-us
Book:  The Truth According To Us
Author:  Annie Barrows
Location:  San Mateo Public Library
Address:  55 West 3rd, Avenue, San Mateo
Tel:  (650) 522-7802
 
Thursday, May 11th, at 11:30am
Literary Luncheon
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30753569-round-midnight?ac=1&from_search=true
A light lunch with wine will be served.  Tickets are $10.  RSVP by calling the store
 Book:  Round Midnight
Author:  Laura McBride
Location:  Orinda Books
Address:  276 Village Square, Orinda
Tel:  (925)  254-7606
 
Thursday, May 11th, at 7:00pm
https://www.amazon.com/American-Plan-David-H-Weisberg/dp/0998384011/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1492240012&sr=8-1&keywords=the+american+plan+david+h+weisberg
Book:  The American Plan
Author:  David H Weisberg
Location:  Diesel, A Bookstore
Address:  5433 College Ave., Oakland
Tel:  (510) 653-9965 

Thursday, May 11th, at 7:00pm
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32956365-the-light-we-lost?from_search=true
Book:  The Light We Lost
Author:  Jill Santopolo
Location:  A Great Good Place For Books
Address:  6120 LaSalle Avenue, Oakland
Tel:  (510) 339-8210
 
Thursday, May 11th, at 7:30pm
In Coversation with Scott Hutchins
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32080126-anything-is-possible?ac=1&from_search=true
Tickets required:  Buy them Here
Book:  Anything Is Possible
Author:  Elizabeth Strout
Location:  Kepler's Books
Address:  1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
Tel:  (650) 324-4321
 
Friday, May 12th, at 6:00pm
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30753569-round-midnight?ac=1&from_search=true
Book:  Round Midnight
Author:  Laura McBride
Location:  Book Passage (San Francisco)
Address:  1 Ferry Building, San Francisco
Tel:  (415) 835-1020
 
Friday, May 12th at 7:00pm
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29073707-it-s-not-like-it-s-a-secret?ac=1&from_search=true
This event is free but you need to RSVP Here
Book:  It's Not Like It's A Secret
Author:  Misa Sugiura
Location:  Kepler's Books
Address:  1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
Tel:  (650) 324-4321
 
Friday, May 12th, at 7:00pm
YA Book Night!
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18404113-complicit?ac=1&from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31319739-pointe-claw?ac=1&from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29401474-what-girls-are-made-of?ac=1&from_search=true
 
Books: Pointe, Claw (Amber J. Keyser), Complicit (Stephanie Kuehn), What Girls Are Made Of (Elana K. Arnold)
Location:  A Great Good Place For Books
Address:  6120 LaSalle Avenue, Oakland
Tel:  (510) 339-8210
 
Friday, May 12th, at 7:00pm
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26893819-the-girls?ac=1&from_search=true
Book:  The Girls
Author:  Emma Cline
Location:  Book Passage (Corte Madera)
Address:  51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera
Tel:  (415) 927-0960 or (800) 999-7909
 
Saturday, May 13th, at 10:30am
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28391014-nostalgic-blood?ac=1&from_search=true
Book:  Nostalgic Blood
Author:  J. Crockett
Location:  Barnes & Noble (Corte Madera)
Address:  313 Corte Madera Town Center
Tel:  (415)  927-9016
 
Saturday, May 13th, at 2:00pm
Fierce Reads Spring Tour!
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25876993-you-don-t-know-my-name?ac=1&from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22297138-the-novice?ac=1&from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29346870-the-traitor-s-kiss?ac=1&from_search=true
 
Books:  The Traitor's Kiss (Erin Beaty), Sommoner Series (Taran Matharu), You Don't Know My Name (Kristen Orlando)
Location:  Kepler's Books
Address:  1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
Tel:  (650) 324-4321 

Saturday, May 13th, at 4:00pm
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31450907-love-and-death-in-burgundy?ac=1&from_search=true
Book:  Love And Death In Burgundy
Author:  Susan C. Shea
Location:  Book Passage (Corte Madera)
Address:  51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera
Tel:  (415) 927-0960 or (800) 999-7909
 
Saturday, May 13th, at 7:00pm
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32570475-the-garden-of-small-beginnings?ac=1&from_search=true
Book:  The Garden Of Small Beginnings
Author:  Abbi Waxman
Location:  A Great Good Place For Books
Address:  6120 LaSalle Avenue, Oakland
Tel:  (510) 339-8210
 
Saturday, May 13th, at 7:00pm
Presented by Orinda Books & Rakestraw Books:
Tickets are $40 (Includes event & a signed copy of the book)  Buy tickets at Here at Eventbrite
Book:  Into The Water
Author:  Paula Hawkins
Location:  The Bentley School (Lafayette)
Address:  1000 Upper Happy Valley Rd, Lafayette


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