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January Bay Area Literary and Author Events

January Bay Area Literary and Author Events

Abigail Hing Wen with Sabaa Tahir in celebration of Abigail’s debut novel, Loveboat, Taipei.
Monday January 6, 7:00-9:00pm
Kepler’s Books
1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
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Tara Sim with Kat Cho for the launch of Tara’s novel, Scavenge the Stars.
Tuesday January 7, 7:00-9:00pm
Kepler’s Books
1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
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Amy Spalding in conversation with Jasmine Guillory about Amy’s new novel, We Used to Be Friends.
Tuesday January 7, 7:00pm
Books Inc. Opera Plaza
601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
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Kiersten White with Katy Rose Pool celebrating Chosen, sequel to Slayer.
Saturday January 11, 3:00-5:00pm
Kepler’s Books
1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
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Emery Lord in conversation with Chirsty Jane to discuss Emery’s new book, The Map from Here to There.
Tuesday January 14, 7:00pm
Books Inc. Palo Alto
74 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto
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Mathangi Subramanian discusses her novel, A People’s History of Heaven.
Tuesday January 14, 7:00pm
Books Inc. Campbell
1875 S. Bascom Avenue, Campbell
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Rebecca Roanhorse celebrates her new novel, Race to the Sun.
Saturday January 18, 3:00pm
Books Inc. Palo Alto
74 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto
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Lilly Williams, Karen Schneemann, Kate Schatz, and Mariko Tamaki in conversation for Lily and Karen’s new graphic novel, Go with the Flow.
Saturday January 18, 3:00pm
Books Inc. Laurel Village
3515 California Street, San Francisco
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Parker Peevyhouse launches her new novel, Strange Exit.
Saturday January 18, 6:00-8:00pm
Hicklebee’s
1378 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose
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Echo Brown celebrates her debut novel, Black Girl Unlimited.
Tuesday January 21, 7:00pm
Books Inc. Alameda
1344 Park Street, Alameda
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Jerry Craft in celebration of his graphic novel, New Kid.
Wednesday January 22, 7:00pm
Books Inc. in the Marina
2251 Chestnut Street, San Francisco
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Anna Wiener discusses her new memior, Uncanny Valley, with Mike Isaac.
Monday January 27, 7:30pm
Green Apple Books
1231 9th Street, San Francisco
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Diana Kapp discusses her book, Girls Who Run the World: 31 CEOs Who Mean Business, with Emily Núñez Cavness.
Tuesday January 28, 7:00pm
Book Inc. Palo Alto
74 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto
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Printing and Book Arts Workshops at Casti!

Printing and Book Arts Workshops at Casti!

The love of books meets hands-on making in this new series of workshops. Everyone’s invited – students, siblings, parents and grandparents – come one, come all! But space will be limited, so sign up promptly. First workshop: 11/22/19 at 3:15 – Making Matchbox Books with Casti Alumna Kit Day! Questions? Email a librarian.

Matchbox Books
Instructor Kit Davey
Book artist and Casti Alumna Kit Davey offers a hands-on workshop for young and old! Integrating paper collage and three dimensional components, matchbox books allow for originality and creativity to shine through. Check out some of Kit’s work on Instagram @daveykit and at found-object-art.com
Location: Casti Library
Friday 11/22/19 3:15 – 5:30 pm  – no need to stay the whole time. The goal is to start and finish your own project!
Limited to 25 participants RSVP here

Tinkering with Type 
Instructor Patrick Fenton
Instructor Patrick Fenton Brooklyn’s Swayspace Studio introduces traditional typesetting techniques. Participants will set type for a collaborative project and create finished pieces to take home.
Location: Lockey House Printing Studio
Saturday 4/25/20 10:30 am – 2 pm with a break for lunch
RSVP will be available in April.

Text and Image in Letterpress 
Instructor Lara Durback
This class will incorporate multiple printing techniques. We will experiment with layering graphic imagery, using polymer plate printing, and text, using classic wooden type. Leave with some creative prints!
Friday 1/10/20 (a non-school day) 10:30 am – 2 pm with a break for lunch
RSVP will be available in January.

 

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Edible Book Festival Winners!

Edible Book Festival Winners!

Between the games, trivia, and abundance of cakes and tasty treats, yesterday’s Edible Book Festival was a great event! Thanks to everyone who helped out, attended, or participated, and a big congratulations to this year’s winners!

For those who couldn’t make it for the awards presentation, here are the results of the vote:

Best Simple Idea “A Snicker” Nina F. ’22

Healthiest “Two Healthy Sisters” Ademi R. ’26

Punniest/Funniest “Lord of the Funyun Rings” Alida C. ’26 and Clara K. ’26

Best Food Eaten in a Book “Mr. Wolf’s Pancakes” Finn L. ’23

Most Original “The Pied Piper” Hannah R. ’23

Most Shakespeare-licious “The Horrible Hand of Murder” Claire C. ’22

Technical Merit “Tea Time in Wonderland” Zara M. ’25

People’s Choice “Between Shades of Oreos” Ella D. ’24, Julie S. ’24, Sam S. ’24

 

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November Bay Area Literary and Author Events

November Bay Area Literary and Author Events

Shannon Messenger with Lisa McMann discuss Legacy, the newest installment in the Keeper of the Lost Cities series.
Thursday November 7, 6:00-9:00
Smithwick Theater, Foothill College presented by Kepler’s Books
12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills
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Marissa Meyer in celebration of Supernova, the final book in the Renegades trilogy.
Friday November 8, 7:00-9:00
Kepler’s Books
1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
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Sally Rooney, author of Normal People and Conversations with Friends, in conversation with Heidi Julavits and benefiting the 826 Valencia Scholarship Program.
Friday November 8, 7:30
Sydney Goldstein Theater
275 Hayes Street, San Francisco
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Local writer Shannon Price talks to Randy Ribay about her debut novel, A Thousand Fires.
Saturday November 9, 4:00
Books Inc.
1875 S. Bascom Avenue Suite #600, Campbell
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Laura Taylor Namey in celebration of her debut novel, The Library of Lost Things.
Thursday November 14, 7:00
1875 S. Bascom Avenue Suite #600, Campbell
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Eoin Colfer introduces his new book, The Fowl Twins, part of the expanded Artemis Fowl universe.
Friday November 15, 7:00-9:o0
Kepler’s Books
1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
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Edible Book Festival

Edible Book Festival

Get excited!!!

The highly anticipated Edible Book Festival is right around the corner! Feel free to stop in during the day on Monday, November 4 but be sure to join us after school until 5:30 for trivia, prizes, tasty treats, and a chance to win a super cute and cuddly avocado!

Award categories are: Best Simple Idea, Healthiest, Funniest/Punniest, Best Food Eaten in a Book, Most Original, Technical Merit, Most Shakespeare-licious, and People’s Choice. We can’t wait to see what you all cook up! Pre-register here. Here are a few of last year’s entries for inspiration:

 

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October Bay Area Literary and Author Events

October Bay Area Literary and Author Events

Marie Lu celebrates the release of her new book, Rebel: A Legend Novel.
Tuesday, October 1 7:00-9:00pm
Books Inc.
601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
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Ashley Elston and Tamara Ireland Stone discuss Ashley’s newest book, 10 Blind Dates.
Thursday, October 3 7:00-8:30pm
Hicklebee’s
1378 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose
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Rainbow Rowell in celebration of her new novel, Wayward Son, presented by Books Inc.
Friday, October 4 7:00-9:00pm
Palo Alto High School Performing Arts Center
50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto
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Ruta Sepetys talks about her new book, The Fountains of Silence, presented by Linden Tree Books.
Thursday, October 10 7:00-9:00pm
Rinconada Library
1213 Newell Road, Palo Alto
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The Grace Tour: Kim Liggett featuring Stephanie Kuehn, Adrienne Young, Alexis Bass, and Francesca Flores in conversation with Sasha Alsberg.
Thursday, October 10 7:00pm
Books Inc
1875 S. Bascom Avenue Suite #600, Campbell
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Christy Lenzi launches her new book, The Forty Thieves: Marjana’s Tale.
Sunday, October 13 3:00pm
Books Inc.
1875 S. Bascom Avenue Suite #600, Campbell
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Nic Stone with Dashka Slater to discuss Nic’s new book, Jackpot.
Thursday, October 17 7:00-9:00pm
Kepler’s Books
1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
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Caitlin Steele launches her new book, Trinity of Bones.
Tuesday, October 29 7:00pm
Books Inc.
1875 S. Bascom Avenue Suite #600, Campbell
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