Events

Odd Mondays

Monday | May 15 | 7PM

Judith Levy-Sender and Ramon Sender host a rotating cast of local authors and neighborhood denizens.

Bookworms Middle Reader Book Club | Sheila Grau

Friday | May 19 | 7PM

We’re stoked to welcome back Sheila Grau, author of the Dr. Critchlore’s School for Minions series, to talk about her latest title, Polar Distress to our fab middle reader book club. 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, the money will be donated to The Children’s Book Project, a foundation that builds literacy by providing free books to children.

Altamont | Joel Selvin and John Hell, in Conversation

Thursday | May 25 | 7PM

If 1967’s Summer of Love heralded a sea change in San Francisco, the disastrous events at Altamont in late 1969 heralded quite another. In Altamont: The Rolling Stones, The Hells Angels, And The Inside Story Of Rock’s Darkest Day, Joel Selvin, longtime music critic for the San Francisco Chronicle, details every way in which the presumptive “Woodstock West” dissolved into chaos and bloodshed, a bracing reminder that some of the “good old days” were not as nostalgia would paint them. Joining Selvin onstage will be local radio luminary, John Hell (Radio Free Burning Man, Radio Valencia), for an in-depth Q & A about one of rock music’s most notorious moments.

Folio Night, LIVE!

Tuesday | May 30 | 7PM

Our third community open mic night with featured reader, Bay Area poet Tongo Eisen-Martin, and host Wayne Goodman. Contact us a week in advance if you’re planning to read and you have a book to consign, or bring a few extra copies to sell if we already have your book in stock. Max eight readers, first come first signed up. Five minute time limit per reader (strictly enforced).

YA Book Club | Playwriting with Aren Haun

Sunday | June 11 | 4PM

Calling all teens! Come hang out at our YA Book Club every other month for fun activities, author appearances, and more. This month we’ll be learning about the awesome art of playwriting with published playwright, director, and educator, Aren Haun (EXIT Press, Quick Brown Fox Theatre, Ruth Asawa School for the Arts). Come ready to play and write. Light snacks will also be provided.

Bookworms Middle Reader Book Club| Marissa Moss

Friday | June 16 | 7PM

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 the amazing Marissa Moss, who’ll be talking with us about several of her books: Kate Warne, Pinkerton Detective, Amelia’s Middle-School Graduation Yearbook, and Mira’s Diary: California Dreaming.

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.

Odd Mondays | David Watts and Peter Carroll

Monday | June 19 | 7PM

Join the Odd Mondays crew for an evening with Bay Area poets, David Watts and Peter Carroll. Odd Mondays is curated by Ramon Sender and Judith Levy-Sender.

The Light in Summer | Mary McNear

Tuesday | June 20 | 7PM

We’re thrilled to be welcoming the first day of Summer with New York Times bestseller, Mary McNear, who’ll be releasing the fifth book of her Butternut Lake series, The Light in Summer. Based on a Northwestern lake in Wisconsin where Mary still spends her family vacations, the Butternut Lake series explores the lives and loves of a lakeside community in the heartland of America. 10% of all book sale proceeds from 6pm-8pm will go to Rocket Dog Rescue.

Dispatches Pride Celebration

Friday | June 23 | 7PM

Celebrate Pride at Folio Books with Dispatches from Lesbian America: 42 Short Stories and Memoir from Lesbian Writers. We’re excited to host an incredible lineup of authors featured in this Bedazzled Ink anthology: Arielle Mckee, Giovanna Capone, Lynn Brown, Elana Dykewomon, Lenn Keller, Terry Baum, Happy Hyder, Pippa Fleming, Judy Grahn, and Bonnie Morris. *As a courtesy to the readers we ask the audience to refrain from wearing strong scents or perfumes to the event.