Notable San Francisco: 11/21–11/27


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Thursday 11/22: Happy Thanksgiving from Notable SF!

Friday 11/23: Head up to the Marin County Mart and welcome a new bookstore to the Bay Area! Copperfield’s will be opening up their 9th location in Larkspur Landing. Copperfield’s Books in Larkspur at 10 a.m.

Don’t miss this week’s Local Book Pick event! Join writer, translator, and painter Eric Karpeles as he reads from Almost Nothing, his biography of the Polish painter and writer Józef Czapski. Point Reyes Books in Point Reyes Station at 7 p.m.

Saturday 11/24: It’s Small Business Saturday—support your local bookstore!

Want to learn how to craft the perfect cocktail? Join bar, spirits, and cocktail writer Lou Bustamante as part of Small Business Saturday at Book Passage. Bustamante will be discussing The Complete Cocktail Manual: 285 Tips, Tricks, and Recipes. Book Passage Ferry Building in San Francisco at 2:30 p.m.

Join Avery Cassell for a book signing and coloring workshop! Cassell will be leading a coloring activity from her newest book, Resistance: The LGBT Fight Against Fascism in WWII. Pegasus Books Downtown in Berkeley at 3 p.m.

Tuesday 11/27: Join award-winning poet Jeffrey Yang as he reads from his newest book, Hey Marfa: Poems. City Lights Booksellers in San Francisco at 7 p.m.

Jonathan Franzen will be in town as part of City Arts and Lectures. Franzen will be discussing his newest essay collection, The End of the End of the Earth. Nourse Theater in San Francisco at 7:30 p.m. ($29, tickets required).


LOCAL BOOK PICK: This week’s Local Book Pick is Eric Karpeles’s Almost Nothing (New York Review Books, November 6, 2018)! Don’t miss his reading at Point Reyes Books on 11/23.


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Nishant Batsha's fiction and essays have been published in TriQuarterly, The Offing, and The Caribbean Review of Books, among other publications. He is currently revising his debut novel trilogy: Washed Ashore, All That Floats, and The Tideline. He can be found at or on Twitter @nishbatsha. More from this author →