Play Summer Reading Bingo With Us

For San Franciscans, “Summer Reading” is a more flexible concept than for folks in other places. We’re as likely to be doing our reading curled up under an afghan on a foggy evening as basking in the sun on a beach. So, in the spirit of keeping our options open and mixing it up a bit, we at Folio Books are playing Summer Reading Bingo, and we invite you to join us. Playing cards are available at the store or via download here and consist of a grid of 25 bookish categories.

Summer Reading Bingo

So, play bingo and then on Sunday, August 24th, join us for a tea party here at the store to talk about our favorite summer reads and our most anticipated books of the fall.  Bring your bingo card to be entered into a drawing for a $20 gift certificate. 

As for my reading bingo card, I’ve just finished the new Dublin Murder Squad mystery from Tana French that’s coming out this August (I loved it!), so I can cross out any one of the following squares – “A Book Written by a Woman”, “Mystery”, “A Book Published in 2014” or “A Book Set in Another Country”.  What’s next?  Maybe I’ll read John Green’s huge hit The Fault in Our Stars – it’s a young adult novel, with a blue cover, and it became a movie, which will give me three more choices of squares.  Or, perhaps I’ll finally read To Kill a Mockingbird – which goes in the category of a classic I always meant to read.

In other store news, if you’ve got little ones, ages 2-12, be sure to bring them by the store during July to play the “I Spy” game in our window.  All kids playing the game will get a prize. For the older kids (ages 8-12) we have our second Bookworms Club meeting on Friday, July 18th from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.  Pizza will be served, and local author Jordan Jacobs will be talking to the kids about his Samantha Sutton series. RSVP for pizza planning purposes by emailing

For all our upcoming events be sure to check out the main events page!