The President and the Frog by Achy Obejas explores the resilience of the human spirit and what is possible when danger looms. Boomerang by Carolina De Robertis is a unique and inspiriting bilingual collection of lyrical poetry written in a bold, mostly gender-free English and Spanish that address immigration, displacement, love and activism.
Ravi Shankar’s bold and complex self-portrait—and portrait of America (Correctional)—challenges us to rethink our complicity in the criminal justice system and mental health policies that perpetuate inequity and harm. Correctional dives into the inner workings of his mind and heart, framing his unexpected encounters with law and order through the lenses of race, class, privilege, […]
With Bringing Nature Home, Doug Tallamy changed the conversation about gardening in America. His second book, the New York Times bestseller Nature’s Best Hope, urged homeowners to take conservation into their own hands. Now, he is turning his advocacy to one of the most important species of the plant kingdom—the mighty oak tree. Oaks sustain […]
Peter Coyote’s poems take us on a whirlwind tour of an eclectic and exciting life as an actor and Zen Buddhist priest, meandering from love affairs to marriage to divorce to the Sixties to psychedelic spirituality and beyond. Written over several decades, they read as a collage, each piece distinct and contributing to a cohesive […]
With no regrets, excuses, or apologies, Joshua Weissman will instruct you how to make the most incredible food with his irreverent humor, a little bit of light razzing, and over 100 perfectly delectable recipes in his newest book: An Unapologetic Cookbook.
From the NPR host of The Indicator and correspondent for Planet Money comes a guide for how women can apply the principles of 16th-century philosopher Niccolò Machiavelli to their work lives and finally shatter the glass ceiling—perfect for fans of Feminist Fight Club, Lean In, and Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office. Stacey Vanek […]
In All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days, Rebecca Donner tells the story of her great-great-aunt, Mildred Harnack, whom historians identify as the only American in the leadership of the German resistance against the Nazis. Her remarkable story has remained almost unknown — until now. Rebecca Donner’s essays, reportage, and reviews have appeared in numerous […]
A few ideas of things to do during shelter-in-place including the Mill Valley Film Festival, Litquake, Pete Buttigieg at Book Passage and more.
A few local favorites, plus ways to support bookstores without leaving your home.
Hand-picked events and happenings you won’t want to miss.