March 19 – 26
We’re excited to be participating in three events during Noe Valley’s premiere literary festival!
Tuesday, March 21, 7PM: Cleve Jones (When We Rise) and Wayne Goodman (Vanya Says, Go!), in conversation.
Friday, March 24, 6PM: Night of the Graphic Novelists with Judd Winick, Paige Braddock, and Lex Farjado. Ages 8-18 welcome! This event will take the place of Bookworms Middle Reader Book Club for the month of March, with no RSVP required.
Sunday, March 26, 1-3PM: Storytime Crawl with Jim Averbeck.
Tuesday | March 28 | 7PM
It’s the second edition of our local author open mic with sign-up sheet! Prepare to read for five minutes in this informal community reading series. Featured readers will be Patrick Cahill and Bob Booker of Ambush Review, and Wayne Goodman as MC.
Monday| April 3 | 7PM
Join us on selected Odd Mondays, with Judith Levy-Sender and Ramon Sender hosting a stalwart crew of local authors and neighborhood denizens. Featured reader will be Dr. Victoria Sweet with God’s Hotel.
Sunday | April 9 | 4PM
Join our new book club for teens ages 13-18 and meet awesome local YA authors in your awesome local bookstore! The featured authors will be Kristin Elizabeth Clark, M.G. Hennessey, and Tim Floreen. No signup or pre-reading required.
Sunday | April 16 | all day (while supplies last)
Drop by the bookstore on Easter Sunday to grab a treat-filled egg tucked amongst the books and shelves. All are welcome to participate; limit one egg per player.
Tuesday | April 18 | 7PM
We’ll be welcoming local queer author, playwright, and educator Daniel Curzon in conversation with Queer Words organizer, Wayne Goodman. Queer Words is “a quarterly reading series which features books with Queer content, poetry and prose, fiction and nonfiction,” hosted at Folio Books.
Thursday | April 20 | 6PM
It’s springtime for children’s storytime! Come in your jammies. Hear stories. Have snacks. Have fun! With Elizabeth Crane and Alissa Hugel.
Friday | April 21 | 6PM
Our Bookworms Middle Reader Book Club (and pizza party!) gathers on the third Friday of each month to build a community of young readers with their Noe Valley peers. Our special guest this month is long-time arts journalist Nicole Gluckstern, who’ll be leading a fun workshop in writing about books, culminating in Bookworm-created reviews to be displayed on the shelves and on our website.
There’s a $5 deposit for the RSVP. If the child attends, the $5 will come back to them in the form of a store gift certificate. If they’re not able to attend or RSVP in advance, the money will be donated to The Children’s Book Project, a foundation that builds literacy by providing free books to children.
Saturday | April 29 | all day
We’ve got a great line-up of guest booksellers for the day as well as special giveaways, Independent Bookstore Day exclusives, and more! We’ll kick off the morning from 11:00 to 12:00 with a special story and activity hour with Deborah Clearwaters and Sue DiCiccio representing the collaborative children’s picture book Adventures in Asian Art: An Afternoon at the Museum. Then we’ll be welcoming our guest booksellers throughout the day including zine-maker extraordinaire, Christina Tran, map-maker/amateur historian Burrito Justice, cooperative movement documentarian and vegetarian chef extraordinaire Shanta Sacharoff, City Lights poet Garrett Caples, and local novelists Meg Donahue, Ruth Galm, and Mary McNear.