Wednesday, August 14th, 7:00 pm:
The Gardener’s Guide to Common-Sense Pest Control

Steven Ash (coauthor and editor) will present this new edition (Taunton Press, 2013) of the valuable book by William Olkowski, Sheila Daar and Helga Olkowski -- who pioneered the non-toxic alternative "Integrated Pest Management" approach. IPM … [Read more...]

Thursday, August 8th, 7 pm
The Righteous Mind by Haidt
Bird & Beckett Political Book Group

This week's subject of discussion is Jonathan Haidt's The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion. Anyone can come and join the discussion, and take part in choosing future books... Following are some thoughts on the … [Read more...]

Wednesday, June 19, 7:00 pm: SUPERPOP! author Daniel Harmon

Book Release Party with author Daniel Harmon!  From San Francisco's own Zest Books...  Super Pop! Pop Culture Top Ten Lists to Help You Win at Trivia, Survive in the Wild, and Make It Through the Holidays Super Pop offers a maximum-pleasure, … [Read more...]

Bring me the head of Charles Bukowski!
Linda King delivers the goods
Sunday, March 3rd at 2 pm

Linda King has sculpted from life the heads of many great beat and post-beat literary figures familiar to us here on the west coast... her lover Charles Bukowski as well as Ferlinghetti, Hirschman, Micheline, Norse, Winans and more. Buk's head is in … [Read more...]

Wed. Feb. 6: Tamim Ansary at 7:00 pm
on Afghanistan & Games Without Rules

Tamim Ansary gives a talk this evening on "the often-interrupted history of Afghanistan" as engagingly elucidated in his newest book, Games Without Rules (Public Affairs, 2012). With deft narrative momentum, Ansary helps the reader get past the … [Read more...]