Notable San Francisco: 7/25–7/31


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Wednesday 7/25: Wednesdays on Stage presents storyteller Muriel Johnson. Free, 3:30 p.m., Mill Valley Public Library.

Perfectly Queer East Bay presents their Summer Reading List. Free, 7 p.m., Laurel Bookstore (Oakland).

Storytime on Solano. Free, 10:30 a.m., Pegasus Books (Solano Avenue, Berkeley).

Thursday 7/26: Bookshop Santa Cruz presents Books & Brews. Free, 21+, 7 p.m., Discretion Brewing (Capitola).

Historian Annalee Allen presents a talk on the Carnegie libraries of Oakland. Free, 2 p.m., Laurel Books (Oakland).

Cartoonist Shannon Wheeler reads from his new book Memoirs of a Very Stable Genius. Free, 7:30 p.m., Pegasus Books (Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley).

Victoria Patterson reads from her short story collection The Secret Habit of Sorrow. Free, 7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books on the Park (SF).

Poetry with Jason Morris and Evan Kennedy. Free, 7 p.m., E.M. Wolfman Books (Oakland).

Friday 7/27: Order of the Sacred Earth writers Matthew Fox, Skylar Wilson, and Jennifer Berit Listug in conversation. Free, 7 p.m., Copperfield’s Books (Sebastopol).

Saturday 7/28: Poetry reading. Free, 7:30 p.m., Florey’s Books (Pacifica).

Book release for Jeremy Fernando’s poetry collection Cotton Candy with readings and live music. Free, 7 p.m., Nomadic Press (Oakland). 

Sunday 7/29: Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad discusses her book Proud: My Fight for an Unlikely American Dream. $10+, 3 p.m., Kepler’s Books (Menlo Park).

James Parks and Ben Costa present their graphic YA novel Rickety Stitch and the Gelatinous Goo Book 2: The Middle-Route Run. Free, 3 p.m., Mrs. Dalloway’s Books (Berkeley).

Monday 7/30: Alley Cat Writers in Residency chapbook release party. Free, 7 p.m., Alley Cat Books (SF). 

Tuesday 7/31: R. O. Kwon reads from her debut novel The Incendiaries. Free, 7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books on the Park (SF).


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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 →