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Saturday, December 3

Holiday Romance Fun: Authors & Flash Readings | San Jose
Saturday, December 3 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Barnes & Noble Stevens Creek
Holiday Romance Fun: Authors & Flash Readings | San Jose
Meet Paranormal, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, & Thrilling Suspense authors: Sharon Hamilton, Noelle Greene, Gayle Parness, Nadine Mutas, Jennae Vale, Marilyn Vix This Silicon Valley Romance Writers of America free event includes: “Flash Readings” around the store; swag; book signings, and more.
Winter Cookbook Extravaganza: Bites & Holiday Punch | Larkspur
Saturday, December 3 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Diesel, A Bookstore (Larkspur)
Winter Cookbook Extravaganza: Bites & Holiday Punch | Larkspur
DIESEL, A Bookstore in Larkspur invites you to our annual Winter Cookbook Extravaganza on Saturday, December 3rd at 1 pm. Yes, friends, the holidays are upon us once again, which means it’s time for family, friends, and food. Lots and lots of food. As we all know, nothing ...

Sunday, December 4

2016 Howard Zinn Book Fair: 150+ Progressive Authors | Mission Dist.
Sunday, December 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | City College of SF (Mission Campus)
2016 Howard Zinn Book Fair: 150+ Progressive Authors | Mission Dist.
The Howard Zinn Bookfair, a celebration of the books that make us rethink our roles in the world and connect people with hidden histories, will be held at CCSF Mission Campus. The Howard Zinn Book Fair is an annual celebration of People’s History, Past Present and Future ...
2016 Winter Cookbook Extravaganza & Tasty Bites | Oakland
Sunday, December 4 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Diesel, A Bookstore
2016 Winter Cookbook Extravaganza & Tasty Bites | Oakland
DIESEL, A Bookstore in Oakland invites you to their annual Winter Cookbook Extravaganza on Sunday, December 4th from 1-3 pm. Yes, friends, the holidays are upon us once again, which means it’s time for family, friends, and food. Lots and lots of food. As we all know, nothing ...
Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here: Cultures of the Middle East | SF Main Library
Sunday, December 4 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here: Cultures of the Middle East | SF Main Library
Join us when Deema Shehabi, Art Hazelwood, Zaid Shlah, Cathy DeForest, Fred Norman, Grendl Lofkvist, Felicia Rice, Katya McCulloch, Esther Kamkar, Elly Simmons, Beau Beausoleil read and discuss their work. In recognition of the wealth of cultures and peoples stemming from the Middle East that reside ...

Monday, December 5

“Demand the Impossible” Book Discussion & Signing | SF
Monday, December 5 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, an RSVP is appreciated but not required.
| The Booksmith
Join them as they welcome Bill Ayers, here on a national tour to celebrate the release of his latest book, Demand the Impossible!: A Radical Manifesto. In an era defined by mass incarceration, endless war, economic crisis, catastrophic environmental destruction, and a political system offering more of the ...
Sticky Pages: Gay Erotic Fiction Reading | SF
Monday, December 5 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Center for Sex and Culture
Sticky Pages: Gay Erotic Fiction Reading | SF
Three gay authors read from their erotic fiction: Andrew Demcak, poetry from Zero Summer; Richard May, a short story from his new collection Inhuman Beings; and Rob Rosen, an excerpt from his latest novel Midlife Crisis. Free admission, hot readings, and sexy door prizes. Book signing ...

Tuesday, December 6

“The Rangity Tango Kids” Book Reading | SF Main Library
Tuesday, December 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
Join them for an evening with Lorraine Rominger, author of The Rangity Tango Kids, her memoir about growing up with 17 kids on a fifth-generation family farm in rural California in the 1950s and 1960s. Dubbed by a farmworker as the “Rangity Tango Kids”, they ...
“Frank Lloyd Wright & San Francisco” Book Reading | SF Main Library
Tuesday, December 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
Join them for an engaging presentation by local author and architectural historian Paul V. Turner on his recently published book Frank Lloyd Wright and San Francisco. Frank Lloyd Wright and San Francisco, published by Yale University Press, is the first book that examines the architect’s work ...
1st Tuesday Author Reading Series | Oakland
Tuesday, December 6 – 6:45 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free reading, but bring some money if you want to get food and drinks.
| Spice Monkey Restaurant
1st Tuesday Author Reading Series | Oakland
Featured readers: Janell Moon, Dale Jensen, Judy Wells, Fred Dodsworth. Guitar: Hao C. Tran.
“The Syracuse Codex” Paperback Book Release | City Lights
Tuesday, December 6 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | City Lights Books
Over the course of the last decade, The Overlook Press has brought into print, in quality paperback editions, the majority of the literary ouvre of San Francisco literary great Jim Nisbet. The Syracuse Codex is the latest in the series of books that are essential ...

Wednesday, December 7

Chronicle Books Holiday Warehouse Sale | 80% Off Everything
Wednesday, December 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Chronicle Books HQ
Chronicle Books Holiday Warehouse Sale | 80% Off Everything

Need some last minute gifts, but don’t want to pay outrageous last minute shipping costs? The Chronicle Books Holiday Warehouse Sale is here again with 80% off everything in the store for three days only. Choose from cookbooks, children’s books, lifestyle, home, arts and crafts, art ...

She Changed Comics: Women Who Changed Free Expression | SF
Wednesday, December 7 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP appreciated but not required.
| The Booksmith
She Changed Comics: Women Who Changed Free Expression | SF
The Booksmith presents: She Changed Comics, the definitive history of the women who changed free expression in comics. Within its pages are profiles of more than 60 groundbreaking female professionals as well as interviews with the women who are changing today’s medium. She Changed Comics also examines ...

Thursday, December 8

Chronicle Books Holiday Warehouse Sale | 80% Off Everything
Thursday, December 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Chronicle Books HQ
Chronicle Books Holiday Warehouse Sale | 80% Off Everything

Need some last minute gifts, but don’t want to pay outrageous last minute shipping costs? The Chronicle Books Holiday Warehouse Sale is here again with 80% off everything in the store for three days only. Choose from cookbooks, children’s books, lifestyle, home, arts and crafts, art ...

Poetry Thursdays at Readers Bookstore | Fort Mason
Thursday, December 8 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Readers Bookstore
Poetry Thursdays at Readers Bookstore | Fort Mason

Readers Bookstore at Fort Maston is the place to be to hear lots of great poetry every Thursday at 6:30 pm for free. Browse books and enjoy a glass of wine while listening to internationally acclaimed poets and artists such as Jonathan Richman, David Meltzer, Diane ...

Friday, December 9

Final Day: Chronicle Books Holiday Warehouse Sale | 80% Off Everything
Friday, December 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Chronicle Books HQ
Final Day: Chronicle Books Holiday Warehouse Sale | 80% Off Everything

Need some last minute gifts, but don’t want to pay outrageous last minute shipping costs? The Chronicle Books Holiday Warehouse Sale is here again with 80% off everything in the store for three days only. Choose from cookbooks, children’s books, lifestyle, home, arts and crafts, art ...

Saturday, December 10

Winter Arts & Nature Celebration Festival | Stinson Beach
Saturday, December 10 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Suggested donation of $15-25 per attendee per event.
| Martin Griffin Preserve
Winter Arts & Nature Celebration Festival | Stinson Beach
Celebrate the season and winter solstice at ACR’s Martin Griffin Preserve. Create beautiful arts & crafts, observe winter water birds, and get inspired with nature-based entertainment for families and people of all ages. Enjoy hot tea, coffee, and apple cider and do your holiday shopping ...
East Bay Alternative Book & Zine Fest | Oakland
Saturday, December 10 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Venue Oakland
East Bay Alternative Book & Zine Fest | Oakland
From the sparkling zine community of The Bay Area, the 7th Annual East Bay Alternative Book and Zine Fest (EBABZ) invites you to immerse yourself within a ballroom of zine mania. EBABZ will feature over 60 vendors selling zines, comics, books, art, and workshops led ...
Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF
Saturday, December 10 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | EXIT Theatre
Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF

Every second Saturday of the month, San Francisco Theater Pub invites writers, actors, directors, theater creators and theater audiences alike to a free evening of quick script-making and flash-fried performance. Join them at the Exit Theatre for: 8:30 pm: Mixer 9 pm: Writing sprint where writers have 30 ...

Sunday, December 11

Mission District “Calle 24” Latino Art Stroll & Mural Tour | SF
Sunday, December 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | 24th Street (Mission)
Mission District

Calle 24 hosts an all-day Paseo Artistico / Art Stroll, a joint effort between several noted Calle 24 arts organizations, Paseo Artistico will bring music, poetry, book readings film and cultural tours to the 24th Street corridor every second Sunday. “Calle 24” spans 14 city blocks, the section ...

Monday, December 12

Perfectly Queer: LGBTQ Reading Series | SF
Monday, December 12 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Books Inc. (Castro)
Perfectly Queer: LGBTQ Reading Series | SF

Perfectly Queer is a monthly LGBTQ reading series at the Books Inc. bookstore in San Francisco, CA, co-produced by Wayne Goodman and Rick May. This event takes place on the 2nd Monday of each month.

“I’ll Tell You in Person” Book Reading | Green Apple Books
Monday, December 12 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Green Apple Books on the Park
Chloe Caldwell will be reading in San Francisco on December 12th for her new essay collection “I’ll Tell You in Person,” which is out from Emily Books/Coffee House Press in October. Chloe will be reading and in conversation with Laura Goode. “I’ll Tell You in Person” ...

Tuesday, December 13

Radar Reading Series: Indie Writers & Free Cookies | SF Main Library
Tuesday, December 13 – 5:45 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
Radar Reading Series: Indie Writers & Free Cookies | SF Main Library
RADAR Productions Presents: December Queer Reading Series at the San Francisco Library. The authors for this month are: Maya Pindyck – A multidisciplinary artist, she has received grants and fellowships in support of her work from the Historic House Trust of New York City’s Contemporary Art Partnerships ...

Thursday, December 15

Poetry Thursdays at Readers Bookstore | Fort Mason
Thursday, December 15 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Readers Bookstore
Poetry Thursdays at Readers Bookstore | Fort Mason

Readers Bookstore at Fort Maston is the place to be to hear lots of great poetry every Thursday at 6:30 pm for free. Browse books and enjoy a glass of wine while listening to internationally acclaimed poets and artists such as Jonathan Richman, David Meltzer, Diane ...

Thursday, December 22

Poetry Thursdays at Readers Bookstore | Fort Mason
Thursday, December 22 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Readers Bookstore
Poetry Thursdays at Readers Bookstore | Fort Mason

Readers Bookstore at Fort Maston is the place to be to hear lots of great poetry every Thursday at 6:30 pm for free. Browse books and enjoy a glass of wine while listening to internationally acclaimed poets and artists such as Jonathan Richman, David Meltzer, Diane ...

Tuesday, December 27

Dirty Old Women Reading: Literary Salon & Open Mic | Oakland
Tuesday, December 27 – 7:40 pm | Cost: FREE | The Octopus Literary Salon
Dirty Old Women Reading: Literary Salon & Open Mic | Oakland

Older women: Wise enough to tell the truth about sex – what they want, what they’ve done, what makes them hot. Dirty Old Women, a monthly series at Octopus, celebrates erotic writing by self-identified older women of all orientations. Open mic starts at 7:40 pm ...

Monday, January 9

Perfectly Queer: LGBTQ Reading Series | SF
Monday, January 9 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Books Inc. (Castro)
Perfectly Queer: LGBTQ Reading Series | SF

Perfectly Queer is a monthly LGBTQ reading series at the Books Inc. bookstore in San Francisco, CA, co-produced by Wayne Goodman and Rick May. This event takes place on the 2nd Monday of each month.

Tuesday, January 24

Dirty Old Women Reading: Literary Salon & Open Mic | Oakland
Tuesday, January 24 – 7:40 pm | Cost: FREE | The Octopus Literary Salon
Dirty Old Women Reading: Literary Salon & Open Mic | Oakland

Older women: Wise enough to tell the truth about sex – what they want, what they’ve done, what makes them hot. Dirty Old Women, a monthly series at Octopus, celebrates erotic writing by self-identified older women of all orientations. Open mic starts at 7:40 pm ...