80 West Portal, San Francisco, CA 94127
Open 10 AM - 9 PM Every Day

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Currently holding Yoga Classes on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings.
Please see our website for details.

New Knitting Classes starting in March.
More information below and on our website.

Eat, Pray, Love

Eat, Pray, Love
Friday, February 16 at 7 PM

National Book Award nominee (for The Last American Man) Elizabeth Gilbert writes this extraordinary memoir about the year she spent traveling in India, Italy and Indonesia after a difficult divorce. But this is not the usual global romp or spiritual journey. Sure, there are mystical dreams and a hint of New Age-ism. No matter. Bay Area writer Anne Lamott calls Eat, Pray, Love ¨wise, jaunty, human, ethereal, heartbreaking.¨ This is a must-read for anyone going through a life-churning change. (Readers will be glad to hear that this terrific book is now out in paperback after being a genuine best-seller in hardback.)

Anker's Plight

Anker's Plight
Tuesday, February 20 at 7 PM

Anker's Plight, a novel by Bay Area psychotherapist and retired college-clinic director Dr. Gerald Amada, focuses on a mental health program for students at Malform University — a name which should tell the reader something. "If you yearn after a frustrating day at work for a totally sarcastic, easy read in which the indignities of your work situation are described and lambasted, this book is for you," writes Sophie Freud, Book Review Editor of the American Journal of Psychotherapy.

January's Child

January's Child
Thursday, February 22 at 7 PM

"You were born in your very own month of the year and the world was waiting to welcome you here with daydreams and wishes and circles of love and in turn you brought a gift from above," from January's Child. Every day is someone's birthday, which this wonderful book celebrates with creative attributes for each month of the year. January's Child is a beautifully illustrated treasury sure to become a classic gift for new babies. This author event is for the whole family. Bring your toddlers in their "jammies" for a story before bedtime!

The Eighth Promise

The Eighth Promise: An American Son's Tribute to His Toisanese Mother
Friday, February 23 at 7 PM

William Poy Lee's moving and complex story of growing up in the housing projects of San Francisco's Chinatown in the 1960s and '70s unfolds in two voices. One is the author's own, and the other is that of his invincible mother, who came to this country from a small village in the Toisan region of China. Author Alice Walker writes that The Eighth Promise poses questions like, "How do we find 'home' in the present when the past meant a thousand years in the same place? ...William Poy Lee explores territory that reflects and intrigues us all."

The Knitting Circle

The Knitting Circle
Wednesday, February 28 at 7 PM

In the spirit of How to Make an American Quilt and The Joy Luck Club, The Knitting Circle is a novel about friendship and redemption. After the sudden loss of her only child, Stella, Mary Baxter joins a knitting circle as a way to fill the empty hours and lonely days, not knowing that it will change her life. Through the hours they spend knitting and talking together, Mary is finally able to tell her own story and find the spark of life again.

Upcoming Classes

Learn to Knit, Session C:
Sundays, March 4, 11, 18, and 25
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Course Fee: $90 (Includes Materials).

Learn to Knit, Session D:
Mondays, March 5, 12, 19, 26
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Course Fee: $90 (Includes Materials).

Learn to Knit, Session E:
Sundays, April 8, 15, 22, and 29
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Course Fee: $90 (Includes Materials).

Intermediate Techniques, Session A:
Mondays, April 9, 16, 23, and 30
7:00 - 9:00 PM
Course Fee: $80.

To sign up for a class, please call the store at 415-564-8080.

Visit our website for more information on our upcoming Knitting Classes.

Classes will be filled in a first-come, first-served fashion, and places must be secured by prepayment of the class fee, either by credit card or check. Class fees are non-refundable, but store credit is available for cancellations made 3 weeks prior to the beginning of class and tuition may be transferred to another student before the start of the first class. Minimum class size is 4 participants; maximum class size is 8 participants.