The Rumpus talks to Sean Michaels about his new book, Us Conductors, challenging a reader’s empathy, and a true, strange musical instrument: the theremin....more
Posts Tagged: Booksmith
Tuesday 10/29: The Moth comes to The Booksmith, featuring an opening story from writer and Moth podcast host Dan Kennedy....more
Monday 10/21: Lauren Grodstein, author of The Explanation of Everything, and Adam Mansbach, author of The Dead Run, discuss their books, careers, and the writing life. Free, 7:30pm at The Booksmith....more
If you’re in the Bay Area, don’t miss Rumpus columnist Peter Orner‘s reading at Booksmith this Thursday to celebrate the paperback release of his novel Love and Shame and Love.
It will include a conversation with fellow author (and occasional Rumpus contributor) Michelle Richmond and, of course, deep-dish pizza....more
In recent years, online retailers and e-books have taken their tole on Kepler’s Books, a Menlo Park bookstore founded in 1955 by antiwar activist Roy Kepler. Current owner Clark Kepler has retracted his plan to shut down the business, and will instead restructure with the help of Praveen Madan, owner of San Francisco’s Booksmith....more
Today Aimee DeLong reviewed Chuck Klosterman’s new novel, The Visible Man, here at The Rumpus.
Tonight Klosterman is reading at the Booksmith at 7:30pm in San Francisco. See you there?...more
This week in San Francisco, Lit&Lunch, a book club meeting with Intersection for the Arts, radio magazine, The [Un]observed, launches at OHIO Studio, and the Portuguese Artists Colony celebrates its first birthday at Fivepoints Arthouse.
Monday 3/21: Ever wondered about the work of a Broadway set and costume designer? Head to the Museum of Performance & Design for Designers on Design: A Conversation with Tony Walton....more
This week in San Francisco, Sketchfest continues, find out what happens when we become Overconnected, pitch your epic sci-fi murder-mystery memoir poem at Booksmith’s Pitchapalooza, and get de-virginized at Cell Space’s Rocky Horror Live!
Monday 1/17: See the comics that kicked off Sketchfest a decade ago at their 10 Year Reunion Show....more
This week in San Francisco, booze for a cause at Drink Good Do Good, come hang out with me at this month’s Quiet Lightning, two words: Cinema Orgy, Booksmith’s first Literary Clown Foolery, Babylon Salon, and fund raise San Francisco style (aka....more
This week in San Francisco, the Booksmith hosts some radical readings, Last Gasp teams up with 111 Minna for a showing of legendary Japanese erotica, SoEx’s Cinema by The Bay, and the Day of the Dead!
Monday 11/1: A struggling artist mother, Bolshevik assassinations in the family, and enduring the pre-swan years of her ugly duckling syndrome drove Kate Moses to seek solace in the kitchen. Her new memoir, Cakewalk, is the story of Moses’ life before becoming an acclaimed author and Salon editor. The Booksmith celebrates with a launch party tonight at 7:30pm. Free and all ages @ 1644 Haight Street....more
This week in San Francisco: The Rumpus Book Club meets IRL, Litquake!, art at Benders, Litquake (Ferlinghetti style), and Barely Published Authors (AKA Litquake!).
Monday 9/27: Are you a member of The Rumpus Book Club yet? Want to “audit” the class before you commit to the reading assignments?...more