Notable San Francisco: 7/3–7/9


Thursday 7/4: What better way to celebrate July 4th than with François Truffault’s The 400 Blows? BAMPFA in Berkeley at 7 p.m. ($9–$13, tickets required).

Friday 7/5: Obi Kauffman, author of The California Field Atlas, will be discussing his newest book, The State of Water: Understanding California’s Most Precious Resource. Point Reyes Books in Point Reyes Station at 7 p.m.

Saturday 7/6: LeiLani Nishime, associate professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Washington, and Kim D. Hester Williams, professor of English at Sonoma State University, will be discussing Radical Ecologies, their edited collection of essays. Napa County Library in Napa at 2 p.m.

Tuesday 7/9: Don’t miss this week’s Local Book Pick event! Ruchika Tomar will be launching her debut novel, A Prayer for Travelers. She will be in conversation with Jenn Alandy Trahan. Green Apple Books on the Park in San Francisco at 7:30 p.m.

Photojournalist David Bacon will be discussing photographs from his latest book, In the Fields of the North / En los campos del norte. California Historical Society in San Francisco at 6 p.m. ($5, free for members).


LOCAL BOOK PICK: This week’s Local Book Pick is Ruchika Tomar’s A Prayer for Travelers (Riverhead Books, July 9, 2019)! Don’t miss her launch at Green Apple Books on the Park on July 9th.


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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 →