Notable San Francisco: 7/18–7/24


Wednesday 7/18:  Lyrics & Dirges: A monthly reading series. Free, 7:30 p.m., Pegasus Books (Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley).

Poetry with Jane Gregory and Claire Marie Stancek. Free, 7 p.m., Mrs. Dalloway’s Books (Berkeley).

Christina Alger reads from her new novel The Banker’s Wife. Free, 11:30 a.m., Town Centre Books (Pleasanton).

Heather June Gibbons reads from her new poetry collection Her Mouth as Souvenir. Free, 7:30 p.m., The Bindery (SF).

Kelli María Korducki discusses her new book Hard to Do: The Surprising Feminist History of Breaking Up. Free, 7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books on the Park (SF).

Thursday 7/19: AfroSurreal reading series hosted by D. Scot Miller. Free, 5:30 p.m., Octopus Literary Salon (Oakland).

InsideStorytime: Hubrility. Free, 7 p.m., Octopus Literary Salon (Oakland).

Richard Rhodes reads from his new book Energy. Free, 7 p.m., Bookshop Santa Cruz.

Marin Poetry Center presents their Summer Traveling Show. Free, 7 p.m., O’Hanlon Center for the Arts (Mill Valley).

Poetry Flash presents Elizabeth Cooperman and Thomas Walton. Free, 7:30 p.m., Moe’s Books (Berkeley).

Mechanics’ Institute presents a discussion with Mujeres Muralistas. $10, 6 p.m., California Historical Society (SF).

Friday 7/20: Release party for Ash Tré Phillips’s The World Has a Timestamp and So Do I. Free, 7 p.m., Alley Cat Books (SF).

San Francisco Art Book Fair. Free, 7/20–22 (see link for event times), Minnesota Street Project (SF). 

Saturday 7/21: Bridget Quinn reads from her new book Broad Strokes: 15 Women Who Made Art and Made History (In That Order). $10, 7 p.m., O’Hanlon Center for the Arts (Mill Valley).

San Francisco Zine Fest presents a pop up zine fest and reading. Free, 3 p.m., Alley Cat Books (SF).

Book release and pinball party for Mark Leidner’s Under the Sea. Free with RSVP, 7 p.m., Free Gold Watch (SF).

Sunday 7/22: SF in SF presents Paul Park and Terry Bisson. Free, 6:30 p.m., American Bookbinders Museum (SF).

Monday 7/23: Rachel Heng discusses her new novel, Suicide Club, with Ingrid Rojas Contreras. Free, 7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books on the Park (SF).

Bay Area Generations #59: Literary Salon+Reading. Free, 7:30 p.m., The Bindery (SF). 

Artists and activists Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl reads from their new book Rad Girls Can. Free, 7 p.m., Bookshop Santa Cruz.

The Racket #21: Nature. Free, 7 p.m., Adobe Books & Arts Cooperative (SF).

Tuesday 7/24: Perfectly Queer presents a reading with Nick White and friends. Free, 7 p.m., Dog Eared Books (Castro Street, SF).

Hot Summer Nights with Redwood Writers. Free, 7 p.m., Copperfield’s Books (Santa Rosa).

Litquake’s Comfort Lit presents On Doing Nothing: Finding Inspiration in Idleness. Free, 11:30 a.m., Mechanics’ Institute Library (SF).

Matthew Zapruder in conversation with Larry Rosen and Bridget Quinn for My Favorite Book podcast. Free, 6 p.m., Koret Auditorium (San Francisco Public Library).


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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 →