Notable San Francisco: 8/1–8/7


Wednesday 8/1: The Last Word hosted by Tracey Knapp. Free, 7 p.m., Bazaar Café (SF).

Release party for Issue 22 of Catamaran Literary Reader. Free, 6:30 p.m., Bookshop Santa Cruz.

Thursday 8/2: Opening reception for the Pilipinx American Library with readings hosted by Invocation to Daughters author Barbara Jane Reyes. Free with museum admission, 6:30 p.m., Asian Art Museum (SF). 

Launch party for Ingrid Rojas Contreras’s novel Fruit of the Drunken Tree. Free, 7:30 p.m., The Bindery (SF).

Nomadic Press presents Cassandra Dallett reading from her poetry collection Collapse. Free, 7 p.m., Reader’s Bookstore (Fort Mason, SF).

Siobhan Adcock reads from her new novel The Completionist. Free, 7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books on the Park (SF).

Poets Martín Espada, Lauren Marie Schmidt, and Gary Soto. Free, 7:30 p.m., Moe’s Books (Berkeley).

Onnesha Roychoudhuri discusses her book The Marginalized Majority: Claiming Our Power in a Post-Truth America. Free, 7 p.m., East Bay Booksellers (Oakland).

Friday 8/3: Oakland First Fridays readings and music. $10 (NOTAFLOF), 7 p.m., Nomadic Press (Oakland). 

Saturday 8/4: The Lampshade Series. Free, 7:30 p.m., Nomadic Press (Oakland).

Storytime and activities featuring Cece Loves Science. Free, 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble (Stockton).

Where’s Waldo? grand celebration. Free, 5 p.m., Books Inc. (Campbell).

Sunday 8/5: Kids story and craft time. Free, 10 a.m., Kaleidoscope Coffee (Point Richmond).

Point Reyes Books presents Thor Hanson reading from his new book Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees. Free, 3 p.m., Heidrun Meadery (Point Reyes Station). 

Tuesday 8/7: Elizabeth Rush reads from her essay collection Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore. Free, 7 p.m., Point Reyes Books (Point Reyes Station).


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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 →