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Event highlights at Bookshop West Portal:
Ricardo Pau-Llosa at BSWP July 15th
Rachel Kushner reads July 17th
Ethan Canin reads July 18th
Writing For Change Conference
Stephenie Meyer Breaking Dawn preorder



Ricardo Pau-Llosa will read from his novel, Parable Hunter
Tuesday, July 15th at 7:00 PM

Join us at BookShop West Portal for an evening with poet Ricardo Pau-Llosa for a reading from his sixth collection of poems Parable Hunter (Carnegie Mellon University 2008). Ricardo Pau-Llosa, a Pulitzer-nominated Cuban-American poet, pioneer art critic of Latin American Art, and author of short fiction, has been published in American Poetry Review, Denver Quarterly, Iowa Review, Kayak, Kenyon Review, New England Review, Ontario Review, Partisan Review, Southern Review, and TriQuarterly.


Rachel Kushner author of Telex From Cuba
Thursday, July 17th at 7:00 PM

“ Through the eyes of the innocent and those that are world weary, Rachel Kushner creates a mesmerizing and deeply intelligent tale of the unraveling of the privileged and at times surreal life of Americans in Cuba in the 1950s. “Telex From Cuba” is a heady and richly imagined tapestry.” —Lisa Fugard, author of “Skinner's Drift”

Ethan Canin author of America America
Friday, July 18th at 7:00 PM

Please join us at 6:30 PM for a glass of wine to help celebrate the publication of his latest novel. Ethan is an old friend and we are delighted to welcome him home to San Francisco.

From the bestselling author of The Palace Thief and Carry Me Across the Water comes this stunning novel, set in the Nixon era and today, about a great family, a political tragedy, and the impact of fate on history.

John Updike recently enthused, “Like Dickens, Canin has an unabashed fantastic streak.”

Writing For Change Conference
Saturday, August 16th - Sunday, August 17th

BookShop West Portal is the bookstore at the 2008 San Francisco Writing For Change Conference at Hotel Kabuki on Post Street. Writing For Change is devoted to non-fiction writing that brings about positive change, from the personal to the planetary. The speakers will talk about change in politics, culture, business, marketing, technology, spirituality, social issues, the environment, health and nutrition, international relations, food, medical services, personal development, and the criminal justice system.

Attendees have the chance to network, learn from and share their ideas with authors, agents, editors and publishing professionals from the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, and New York. Keynote speakers include Gay Hendricks, author of Conscious Loving and You’ve Got To Read This Book! 55 People Tell the Stories of the Book that Changed Their Lives, and Mike Farrell, actor, director, screenwriter, activist, and author of Just Call Me Mike: A Journey to Actor and Activist.

If you are interested in attending, please log onto www.sfwritingforchange.org, or come by our shop and pick up a flier. You can also purchase tickets from us.

Fans of  Stephenie Meyer
Preorder at a discount for August 2nd release date

If you want to reserve a copy of Breaking Dawn, we are offering a 25% discount when you prepay and reserve your copy. You can call us or drop by any time before August 2nd.

As many of you know, Breaking Dawn the fourth and final book in the Twilight Series is due out Auguest 2nd. If you need to pick up copies of Twilight, New Moon, or Eclipse, we have books in stock.

Ongoing Ons...

Story time for children every Sunday and Wednesday morning.
Yoga by the books temporarily suspended
Don't forget to ask about the new discount cards!


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