Notable San Francisco: 1/24–1/30

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Wednesday 1/24: Perfectly Queer East Bay presents “New Year, New Books.” Free, 7 p.m., Octopus Literary Salon (Oakland).

Todd Miller in conversation with José González about Miller’s book Storming the Wall: Climate Change, Migration, and Homeland Security. Free, 7 p.m., City Lights Books (SF). 

Thursday 1/25: phren-Z reading with local Santa Cruz authors. Free, 7 p.m., Book Shop Santa Cruz.

Friday 1/26: Cafe Society presents an evening of storytelling and art. Free, 7 p.m., Kaleidoscope Coffee (Richmond).

“Bay Area Cocktails: History at Happy Hour.” Free, 5 p.m., Laurel Bookstore (Oakland).

Saturday 1/27: Dave Eggers and Mokhtar Alkhanshali Bookmobile Tour. Free, 2 p.m., Green Apple Books on the Park (SF).

Maia Duerr presents her newest book Work That Matters: Create a Livelihood That Reflects Your Core Intention. Free, 1 p.m., Book Passage (Corte Madera).

Sunday 1/28: Bazaar Writer’s Salon hosted by Peter Kline. Free, 6 p.m., Bazaar Café (SF).

SF in SF presents a conversation with Kim Stanley Robinson and Cecelia Holland moderated by Terry Bisson. $10 (NOTAFLOF), 6 p.m., American Bookbinders Museum (SF).

Monday 1/29: The Racket presents their 15th literary salon “The New Year.” Free, 7 p.m., Adobe Books (SF).

Tuesday 1/30: Squid dissection and discussion with scientist Danna Staaf in celebration of her new book Squid Empire: The Rise and Fall of the Cephalopods. Free, 7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books on the Park (SF).

Kids story time with Kenneth and Sarah Jane Wright. Free with RSVP, 5 p.m., Kepler’s Books (Menlo Park).

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Chuy Haugen Mendeola is a half-rural freelance writer based in Berkeley, California who spends as much time sitting on the bumper of their pickup as they do in the library. More from this author →