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Tuesday, April 24

Poetry Tuesdays at the Library | North Beach
Tuesday, April 24 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | North Beach Public Library
Poetry Tuesdays at the Library | North Beach

Join in every Tuesday evening in the historic literary epicenter of San Francisco to hear poets from near and far read their work. Tuesdays at North Beach is a highly-respected weekly poetry series celebrating internationally acclaimed poets and showcasing local talent. Past guests have included ...

2018 Muni Art Poetry Reading | SF
Tuesday, April 24 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free and open to the public.
| SF Public Library(West Portal Branch)
2018 Muni Art Poetry Reading | SF
In celebration of Muni Art 2018, hear a reading by participating poet Brynn Saito at the San Francisco Public Library West Portal Branch. Bay Area poet Judy Halebsky will introduce Saito. 2018 Muni Art Poetry Reading Tuesday, April 24, 2018 | 6:30 pm to 8 pm SF Public ...

Wednesday, April 25

Perfectly Queer LGBTQ Book Reading | East Bay
Wednesday, April 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Laurel Bookstore
Perfectly Queer LGBTQ Book Reading | East Bay
Celebrate National Poetry Month with Europa Grace, M.I., Miyuki, and Gabriel Christian. Perfectly Queer LGBTQ Book Reading Wednesday, April 25, 2018 | 7 pm to 8 pm Laurel Bookstore, 1423 Broadway, Oakland FREE

Saturday, April 28

2018 Bay Area Book Festival | Berkeley
2018 Bay Area Book Festival | Berkeley

The Bay Area Book Festival is a free world-class international celebration of the past, present, and future of the book, taking place indoors and outdoors in Berkeley. 250 diverse authors from the Bay Area, California, the nation, and the world, from prize-winners to stellar emerging voices will take ...

Independent Book Store Day 2018
Saturday, April 28 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Independent Book Store Day 2018

Independent Bookstore Day will take place at more than 400 bookstores nationwide. For one day, and one day only, limited, unique books and art pieces will be available in more than 400 independent stores across the country. Every store is unique and independent, and every party is ...

2018 Indie Bookstore Day: Beauty & the Beast Storytime | North Bay
Saturday, April 28 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Book Passage (Corte Madera)
2018 Indie Bookstore Day: Beauty & the Beast Storytime | North Bay
Bring your little ones and come dressed in your fairy tale finest for this special storytime about the story of Beauty & the Beast, make arts and crafts, and even be visited by Belle and Gaston. Hosts Events throughout the day: 1 pm – Carol Rosenberger 4 pm – Carla Gambescia 7 pm – Liza ...
2018 Indie Bookstore Day: Author Appearances & Baked Goods | SF
Saturday, April 28 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Book Passage (SF)
2018 Indie Bookstore Day: Author Appearances & Baked Goods | SF
Celebrating Independent Bookstore Day in the Ferry Building, and hosting local authors with their books. Additionally, here’s your chance to get limited-release merchandise created just for Indie Day. Join the “Meet and Greet” events with these authors for their books. 10 am- Judd Winick, author of ...
An Epic “California Bookstore Day” Print Party | The Booksmith
Saturday, April 28 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, with RSVP greatly appreciated but not required.
| The Booksmith
An Epic
Celebrate the fifth annual California Indie Bookstore Day, Booksmith is celebrating all things print. Featuring custom (Harry Potter) swag and sign-ups for our Book Club Rewards program for discounts on the day of and for the rest of the year. Official Indie Bookstore day merchandise will be ...

Sunday, April 29

2018 Bay Area Book Festival | Berkeley
2018 Bay Area Book Festival | Berkeley

The Bay Area Book Festival is a free world-class international celebration of the past, present, and future of the book, taking place indoors and outdoors in Berkeley. 250 diverse authors from the Bay Area, California, the nation, and the world, from prize-winners to stellar emerging voices will take ...

2018 Día de Los Libros: Music, Poetry & Family Dance Party | Mission Dist.
Sunday, April 29 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Parque Ninos Unidos
2018 Día de Los Libros: Music, Poetry & Family Dance Party | Mission Dist.
San Francisco’s Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros: A Celebration of Children & Books is rooted in a longtime Latin American tradition of celebrating children. San Francisco’s first Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros was held in 1999 with the goal of ...

Tuesday, May 1

Poetry Tuesdays at the Library | North Beach
Tuesday, May 1 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | North Beach Public Library
Poetry Tuesdays at the Library | North Beach

Join in every Tuesday evening in the historic literary epicenter of San Francisco to hear poets from near and far read their work. Tuesdays at North Beach is a highly-respected weekly poetry series celebrating internationally acclaimed poets and showcasing local talent. Past guests have included ...

Wednesday, May 2

Read to a Dog at 81st Avenue | Oakland
Wednesday, May 2 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 81st Avenue Branch
Read to a Dog at 81st Avenue | Oakland

Young readers are invited and read aloud to a certified therapy dog who loves listening to stories. Reading to dogs can help increase children’s reading confidence, skill, and enjoyment. Scout the Dog is ready for a story at: Elmhurst Library: Every Saturday at 11am Natasha ...

Saturday, May 5

Free Comic Book Day 2018
Saturday, May 5 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Free Comic Book Day 2018

Free Comic Book Day is an annual tradition, held the first Saturday in May each year, where participating comic book shops give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their stores. Major publishers such as DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, IDW Publishing, ...

2018 Free Comic Book Day: Princesses, Magic Show & Cosplay | Santa Clara
Saturday, May 5 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Illusive Comics
2018 Free Comic Book Day: Princesses, Magic Show & Cosplay | Santa Clara
Free Comic Book Day comes to Illusive Comics, the self-proclaimed “Geek Heaven for Santa Clara and the Silicon Valley,” to spread a love of comics, an awareness of literacy, contribute to an important local charity and enjoy some great cosplay They’ve ordered in thousands of comics that are made ...
2018 Free Comic Book Day: DIY Comics, Potraits & Discounts | Berkeley
Saturday, May 5 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Arrive early as supplies of the official free comics are limited.
| Escapist Comic Bookstore
2018 Free Comic Book Day: DIY Comics, Potraits & Discounts | Berkeley
Escapist Comics celebrates Free Comic Book Day with free comics, their own in-store comic, lots of discounts and guest appearances. Special Sales: 25% off on graphic novels 50% off recent back issue bins 15% off vintage back issue comics 25% off action figures This year they feature once again a trio of ...
2018 Comic Book Day & Family Fun | Mission Dist.
Saturday, May 5 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Mission: Comics & Art
2018 Comic Book Day & Family Fun | Mission Dist.
Come by the store on Saturday, May 5th between 11 am to 8 pm and get your free comic books. They’re going to have family friendly activities all day. There will be an annual fundraiser for the 826 Valencia, a children’s writing center nonprofit located right here in the ...

Sunday, May 6

“The Rough Patch” Book Launch & Forum | SF
Sunday, May 6 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE | Grace Cathedral
Submitted by the Event Organizer Clinical psychologist and author Daphne de Marneffe on her new book about marriage and the art of living together. About the guest:  Daphne de Marneffe, PhD is the author of The Rough Patch: Marriage and the Art of Living Together and Maternal ...

Tuesday, May 8

“Belly Up” Book Reading & Discussion | City Lights Books
Tuesday, May 8 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | City Lights Books
Submitted by the Event Organizer Rita Bullwinkel celebrates the release of Belly Up: Stories from A Strange Object Press. Lisa Brown presents a sneak preview of an upcoming new graphic novel forthcoming in late 2018. Rita and Lisa will also discuss the creative process in an evening of ...
“The Apartment In Bab El-Louk” Graphic Novel Discussion | Green Apple Books
Tuesday, May 8 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Green Apple Books on the Park
Submited by the Event Organizer Illustrator Ganzeer and translator Elisabeth Jaquette discuss Donia Maher’s graphic novel, The Apartment in Bab el-Louk. Sponsored by The Center for the Art of Translation. About The Apartment in Bab el-Louk:  This ‘fabulous noir poem’ has been simply described as ‘the reflections ...

Wednesday, May 9

“On Doing Nothing” Book Discussion | Green Apple Books
Wednesday, May 9 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Green Apple Books on the Park
Submitted by the Event Organizer Roman Muradov discusses his new book, On Doing Nothing: Finding Inspiration in Idleness. Praise for On Doing Nothing  “Roman Muradov’s whimsical, clever, and companionable book On Doing Nothing provides a much-needed correction to our distracted, anxiety-ridden, and increasingly disembodied culture. Muradov has ...

Thursday, May 10

Marx Now: Karl Marx At 200 – Reading & Discussion | City Lights Books
Thursday, May 10 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | City Lights Books
Marx Now: Karl Marx At 200 - Reading & Discussion | City Lights Books
Submitted by the Event Organizer Opening Statement by Jale Yoldas (Goethe Institut San Francisco) with guest appearances by Alan Black, Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz, and Richard Walker. Moderator TBA
“Last Ferry Home” Book Discussion | Green Apple Books
Thursday, May 10 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Green Apple Books on the Park
Submitted by the Event Organizer Kent Harrington discusses his new novel, Last Ferry Home, with Kevin Hunsanger. Praise for Kent Harrington,  “Strong, hard-edged stuff by a writer in complete control of the narrative. Respected noir veteran Harrington returns with a tough and thoughtful novel about grief and ...

Saturday, May 12

SF Public Library’s $1 Book & Media Sale | Mission Dist.
Saturday, May 12 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free to look around and you can buy a book or media for only $1.
| The Book Donation Center
SF Public Library's $1 Book & Media Sale | Mission Dist.

The 2nd Saturday of each month, rain or shine, the San Francisco Public Library opens the doors to their Book Donation Center for a massive $1 sale. Selection changes each month, and random treasures abound. Come by and pick up choice books and media at ...

Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF
Saturday, May 12 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | EXIT Theatre
Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF

Every second Saturday of the month, EXIT Theatre invites writers, actors, directors, theater creators and theater audiences alike to a free evening of quick script-making and flash-fried performance. Join in for: 8:30 pm: Mixer 9 pm: Writing sprint where writers have 30 minutes to generate original monologues based ...

Tuesday, May 15

“Cruel Futures” Book Reading | SF
Tuesday, May 15 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | City Lights Books
Submitted by the Event Organizer Celebrating the release of Cruel Futures, City Lights Spotlight Series No. 17. Opening reading by Barbara Jane Reyes.

Wednesday, May 16

Michelle Tea Book Release “Against Memoir” | City Lights
Wednesday, May 16 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | City Lights Books
Michelle Tea Book Release
Celebrating the release of her new book Against Memoir: Complaints, Confessions & Criticisms, from Feminist Press. Michelle Tea Book Release “Against Memoir” Wednesday, May 16, 2018 | 7 pm to 8:30 pm City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, SF FREE Michelle Tea is the author of numerous books, including Rent Girl, Valencia, and How to Grow ...

Monday, May 21

“The Mars Room” Book Author & Novel Discussion | Green Apple Books
Monday, May 21 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Green Apple Books on the Park
Rachel Kushner discusses her new novel, The Mars Room.  “Kushner is a young master. I honestly don’t know how she is able to know so much and convey all of this in such a completely entertaining and mesmerizing way.” —George Saunders “Kushner is going to be ...

Tuesday, May 22

Dirty Old Women Reading: Literary Salon & Open Mic | Oakland
Tuesday, May 22 – 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 7:30 pm ...

Wednesday, May 23

“This Radical Land” Book Launch & Discussion | City Lights Books
Wednesday, May 23 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | City Lights Books
Submitted by the Event Organizer Discussing the subject of his new book, This Radical Land: A Natural History of American Dissent, from University of Chicago Press.
“The Ensemble” Book Novel Discussion | Green Apple Books
Wednesday, May 23 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Green Apple Books on the Park
Submitted by the Event Organizer Aja Gabel discusses her new novel, The Ensemble.  Praise for The Ensemble “Aja Gabel’s powerful debut offers a sensitive portrait of four young musicians forging their paths through life: sometimes at odds with each other, sometimes in harmony, but always inextricably linked ...