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Wednesday, April 26

“The New Analog” Book Discussion | City Lights
Wednesday, April 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | City Lights Books
Having made his name in the late 1980s as a founding member of the indie band Galaxie 500, Damon Krukowski has watched cultural life lurch from analog to digital. And as an artist who has weathered the transition, he has challenging, urgent questions for both ...

Thursday, April 27

“In Memory of an Angel” Book Discussion | City Lights
Thursday, April 27 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | City Lights Books
Named after Alban Berg’s famed violin concerto, In Memory of an Angel is the first full-length collection in fifteen years from New York School maestro David Shapiro. Packed with erudition, pursuing themes of art history, architecture, literature, and Jewish identity, the poems of In Memory ...

Tuesday, May 2

1st Tuesday Author Reading Series | Oakland
Tuesday, May 2 – 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

Pandemonium Press presents a monthly reading series that takes place in the Loft at the Spice Monkey restaurant (1628 Webster St., Oakland) on every first Tuesday of the month. The series features author readings, editor talks, book giveaways and fun themes on many month. Admission is free.

Wednesday, May 3

“Last Things” Book Reading & Discussion | Green Apple Books & Music
Wednesday, May 3 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Green Apple Books and Music
Please join Green Apple Books on Clement street Wednesday, May 3rd at 7:00pm as they welcome Author Marissa Moss, reading from and discussing her graphic memoir “Last Things.” Last Things is the true and intensely personal story of how one woman coped with the devastating effects ...

Thursday, May 4

“Family, Genus, Species” Book Reading & Discussion | Green Apple Books & Music
Thursday, May 4 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Green Apple Books and Music
Please join Green Apple Books on Clement street, Thursday May 4th at 7:00pm as they welcome Author Kevin Allardice, reading from and discussing his book “Family, Genus, Species.” At a sprawling urban farm in the hills above Berkeley, a woman’s attempt to give a birthday present ...

Monday, May 8

Perfectly Queer: LGBTQ Reading Series | SF
Monday, May 8 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Dog Eared Books (Castro)
Perfectly Queer: LGBTQ Reading Series | SF

Perfectly Queer is a monthly LGBTQ reading series in San Francisco, CA. This event takes place on the 2nd Monday of each month, from 7 to 8 pm, featuring one to three queer authors. Refreshments are served, and books are available for purchase and signing. Authors and books ...

Tuesday, May 9

Evening of Poetry Reading | Green Apple Books & Music
Tuesday, May 9 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Green Apple Books and Music
Evening of Poetry Reading | Green Apple Books & Music
Please join Green Apple Books on Clement street Tuesday, May 9th at 7:00pm as we welcome Author Irene Mathieu and a collection of special guest readers for an evening of Poetry. Irène Mathieu is a pediatrician, writer, and public health researcher. She is the 2016 winner ...

Thursday, May 11

Women Bike Book Club | Oakland
Thursday, May 11 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oakland Public Library (Main Branch)
Women Bike Book Club | Oakland

In partnership with Bike East Bay, the Oakland Public Library is co-hosting the Women Bike Book Club in 2017. Bike East Bay’s Women Bike program enters its second year of bringing women and gender nonconforming folks together in social settings to share experiences and resources ...

Saturday, May 13

SF Public Library’s $1 Book & Media Sale | Mission Dist.
Saturday, May 13 – 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 13 – 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, May 14

Mission District “Calle 24” Latino Art Stroll & Mural Tour | SF
Sunday, May 14 – 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, May 22

Silent Book Club: Book Lovers’ Monthly Reading | San Jose
Monday, May 22 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Hedley Club
Silent Book Club: Book Lovers' Monthly Reading | San Jose

Silent Book Club is a monthly meetup of reading afficionados. Bring yourself and what you’re currently reading to The Hedley Club. Free, but an RSVP is requested. The link can sometimes be hard to find. You can sometimes find it in these two sites: Silent Book ...

Tuesday, June 6

1st Tuesday Author Reading Series | Oakland
Tuesday, June 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

Pandemonium Press presents a monthly reading series that takes place in the Loft at the Spice Monkey restaurant (1628 Webster St., Oakland) on every first Tuesday of the month. The series features author readings, editor talks, book giveaways and fun themes on many month. Admission is free.

Thursday, June 8

Women Bike Book Club | Oakland
Thursday, June 8 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oakland Public Library (Main Branch)
Women Bike Book Club | Oakland

In partnership with Bike East Bay, the Oakland Public Library is co-hosting the Women Bike Book Club in 2017. Bike East Bay’s Women Bike program enters its second year of bringing women and gender nonconforming folks together in social settings to share experiences and resources ...

Sunday, June 11

Mission District “Calle 24” Latino Art Stroll & Mural Tour | SF
Sunday, June 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, June 26

Silent Book Club: Book Lovers’ Monthly Reading | San Jose
Monday, June 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Hedley Club
Silent Book Club: Book Lovers' Monthly Reading | San Jose

Silent Book Club is a monthly meetup of reading afficionados. Bring yourself and what you’re currently reading to The Hedley Club. Free, but an RSVP is requested. The link can sometimes be hard to find. You can sometimes find it in these two sites: Silent Book ...

Wednesday, October 25

Final $1 Book Sale of the Season | SF Main Library
Wednesday, October 25 – 11:00 am | Cost: $1*
*$1 for books & media. Free entrance.
| San Francisco Main Library
Final $1 Book Sale of the Season | SF Main Library

Starting this April, the San Francisco Public Library host weekly Wednesday Steps Sales, located at the Larkin Street entrance to the Main Library. All books and media are just $1 or less each and all proceeds from Steps Sales benefit the San Francisco Public Library. ...