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Want to Travel the World Without Leaving Home?
The easiest way to travel to a far-off land is by reading a book. Literature offers a deep dive into foreign places and people from backgrounds very different from our own. It is the next best thing to going there in person. And yet…
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Former Chez Panisse Chef with New Cookbook to Appear at the Festival
Writer Samin Nosrat worked for several years at Chez Panisse, and Alice Waters described her as “America’s next great cooking teacher.” Now Nosrat has published Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking, combining…
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Holding Corporations Accountable, with Authors Andrew Behar and Clair Brown
Interested in putting your money where your heart is, and making financial decisions that are in line with your values? On Sunday, June 4, you’ll have the opportunity to hear from two leading authors on the topic — Andy Behar and Clair…
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Highly Anticipated New Releases This Spring
As the Washington Post points out in its article 38 Books We Can’t Wait to Read in Spring, there are plenty of exciting new releases on the horizon. Among them are highly anticipated new books from Roxane Gay and Scott Turow, both of whom…
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Women’s History Month: Bay Area Book Festival Authors to Read Right Now
If you’re looking for a good book for Women’s History Month (or beyond), look no further than the stellar list of authors who’ll be appearing at the Bay Area Book Festival this year. Many have recent releases that are more than relevant…
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Third Annual Bay Area Book Festival in Berkeley to Highlight the Power of Literature for Social Change
With 200 authors, 100 literary events, a film and literature series, and 200 exhibitors, including children’s activities, the 2017 Bay Area Book Festival returns to Berkeley the weekend of June 3-4. As the official announcement notes, the…
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New List Highlights Books By Women of Color
What new books are you looking forward to reading this year? How about one of the titles on this list from R.O. Kwon? She highlights 34 books by women of color and says, “Inclusion has real consequences, and if you’re looking for the…
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Black History Month: A Sampling of Book Recommendations
In honor of Black History Month, several news sites and organizations have published reading lists featuring books that celebrate Black history. We posted some on Twitter earlier this month, but wanted to highlight a few here, in case you want…
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Galvanizing the Resistance Via Literature
“We have always emphasized writers and books concerned with social justice, diversity and the environment. We now are raising our sign higher in the public square.” In light of recent events in the U.S., we’ve decided to focus our…
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Save the Dates: June 3-4, 2017!
We’re looking forward to seeing you the weekend of June 3-4 in Berkeley for the 3rd annual Bay Area Book Festival. With 200 authors, a street fair, literary sessions, and even a film showcase, it’s a can’t-miss event for readers of all…