BookShop West Portal
80 West Portal, San Francisco, CA 94127
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Dear Friends,

A very large and sincere Happy Holidays to you all! Seeing so many of you these last few days has been very gratifying. It's fun for us, and we truly appreciate your patronage.

We still have many, many wonderful books and gift items for your family and friends. There are some great titles listed below that are 20% off during the month of December. You can see the entire list on our Holiday Picks page. If you haven't perused it already, don't forget to check out our new website!

For that last-minute item, we have Coupons from Santa for Good Boys & Girls, 4 Children's Card Games, Ultra Thin Book Lights, several lines of handbags, and a huge selection of books.

We offer free gift-wrapping for your convenience, and will be open until 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve. Then we turn into elves and dash home.

Thanks again for all your support!

Anna, Neal, Kevin and all the Staff at BookShop West Portal

Country Cooking of
Italy Country Cooking of Italy
by Colman Andrews

Andrews draws on more than 40 years of experience traveling and eating in Italy - exploring every region, from Piedmont to Puglia - and provides the fascinating origins of dishes both familiar and unexpected. Beautifully photographed by Hirsheimer and Hamilton.

The Heights: Anatomy of a Skyscraper The Heights: Anatomy of a Skyscraper
by Kate Ascher

From the author of The Works: Anatomy of a City comes a gorgeous graphic tour through the inner workings of skyscrapers. Ascher's work goes beyond technical survey; it is a triumphant ode to the most monumental aspect of modern civilization - the ultimate guide to the way things work in the skyscraper.

California Design, 1930-1965 California Design, 1930-1965
by Wendy Kaplan

California design influenced the material culture of the entire country, from architecture to fashion. Accompanying a major exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, this generously illustrated book is the first comprehensive study of California's mid-century modern design.

Lost Photographs of Captain Scott Lost Photographs of Captain Scott
by David M. Wilson

Captain Robert Falcon Scott's South Pole adventure is an enduring one. In the face of extreme conditions and technical challenges, Scott was able to capture breathtaking polar panoramas, geographical and geological formations, and action photos of the explorers and their animals - remarkable for their technical mastery and poignancy.

R. Crumb: The Complete Record Cover Collection R. Crumb: The Complete Record Cover Collection
by R. Crumb

Crumb first began drawing record covers in 1968 when Janis Joplin, a fellow Haight-Ashbury denizen, asked him to provide a cover for her album "Cheap Thrills." It was an invitation the budding artist couldn't resist, especially since he'd been fascinated with record covers since he was a teen. He drew hundreds of record covers for both new artists and largely forgotten masters. A must-have for any lover of graphics and old-time music.

Short History of England A Short History of England
by Simon Jenkins

Newspaper columnist Jenkins summarizes England's past in this slim volume, beginning in 410 with the rise of the Saxons. He divides the chapters into time frames, each focusing on the important events of that period. According to The Spectator: This is traditional, kings-and-things, great-men history with all its dates and famous quotations in place…it's jolly good.

Then Again Then Again
by Diane Keaton

To write about herself, Keaton realized she had to write about her mother, too, and the bond that came to define both their lives. So she not only reveals herself to readers, she also lets them get to know her mother. An autobiography that goes beyond the legendary actress, it is a book about a very American family with very American dreams.

Icefall Icefall
by Matthew Kirby

Princess Solveig and her siblings are trapped in a hidden fortress tucked between towering mountains and a frozen fjord, along with her best friend and an army of restless soldiers - all awaiting news of the king's victory in battle. But as they wait for winter's end, acts of treachery make it clear that a traitor lurks in their midst.

Eleventh Plague Eleventh Plague
by Jeff Hirsch

Twenty years after the wars that followed The Collapse, it is a gritty, post- apocalyptic world in which 15-year-old Stephen, his father, and grandfather travel, scavenging for their survival. But when his grandfather dies and his father decides to risk everything to save the lives of two strangers, Stephen's life is turned upside-down.

The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse
by Eric Carle

A child chooses to paint animals and objects in a variety of colors rather than the same old conventional ones. Author Carle includes biographical information about the German painter Franz Marc, who created unconventional animal paintings in the early 1900s.

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