Support Bay Area booksellers and local literary programming by attending a Bay Area author event (or two) this Fall.


Generation Priced Out: Who Gets to Live in the New Urban America

by Randy Shaw

“Shaw provides concrete strategies for how this generational divide over housing can—and must—be overcome.”—Kim-Mai Cutler, Operating Partner, Initialized Capital, and former contributor, TechCrunch

Thursday, 11/15 – Books, Inc. (Opera Plaza), San Francisco, CA

Wednesday, 11/28 – SPUR, San Francisco, A

Thursday, 11/29 – Books, Inc., Berkeley, CA




How to Read a Protest: The Art of Organizing and Resistance 

by L.A. Kaufmann

How to Read a Protest argues that the women’s marches of 2017 didn’t just help shape and fuel a moment—they actually created one.”—Masha Gessen, The New Yorker 

Thursday, 11/8 – City Lights Books, San Francisco, CA

Friday, 11/9 – Pegasus Books, Berkeley, CA

Saturday, 11/10 – Writers With Drinks with Charlie Jane Anders + others, San Francisco, CA



Lessons from a Dark Time and Other Essays

by Adam Hochschild

“Adam Hochschild’s brilliant and sprawling books on inhumanity and injustice have made him an international treasure. Now we have Lessons in a Dark Time and Other Essays, written with the same careful craft and indignant eloquence that we’ve come to admire so much.”—Jeffrey Toobin, author of American Heiress; staff writer, New Yorker; and chief legal analyst, CNN

Thursday, 11/1 – City Lights Books, San Francisco, CA

Wednesday, 12/5 – Commonwealth Club (Marin), Mill Valley, CA




Carleton Watkins: Making the West American 

by Tyler Green

“Green’s clearly written chronological narrative traces Watkins’s life and career. His inclusion of many of Watkins’s most notable photographs enriches the portrait of a photographer whose work left an indelible mark on an expanding country. This is a book to be appreciated both textually and visually.”—Foreword Reviews

Tuesday, 10/30 – Books Inc., Berkeley, CA 

Thursday, 11/1 – California Historical Society, San Francisco, CA




Destroying Yemen: What Chaos in Arabia Tells Us About the World

by Isa Blumi

“America’s decision to plunge into war in Yemen has proven disastrous, but the background of this crisis remains obscure to most outsiders. Destroying Yemen is a meticulous and fascinating account of how Yemen was pushed into crisis—and why the United States intervened on the side of the aggressor.”—Stephen Kinzer, author of The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War

Friday, 11/16 – Commonwealth Club, San Francisco, CA