80 West Portal, San Francisco, CA 94127
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Included In This Newsletter:

Children’s event: Shanti Wintergate & Gregory Attonito on Sunday, October 7th
Beth Lisick on Wednesday, October 10th
Lillian B. Rubin, Ph.D. on Tuesday, October 23rd
Members of the Wednesday Writers on Wednesday, October 24th
Children’s event: Monica and Manisha Kumar on Sunday, October 28th
Storytime at BookShop West Portal
Upcoming Knitting Classes
Yoga at BookShop West Portal

  Upcoming Author Events at BookShop West Portal
I Went for a Walk

Children’s Event Featured at Sunday Story Time:
Shanti Wintergate & Gregory Attonito
I Went for a Walk
Sunday, October 7th at 11:00 AM

I Went for a Walk awakens the imagination and leads young readers on a magical journey to places outside this world. Join authors/musicians Shanti Wintergate and Gregory Attonito, singer of The Bouncing Souls, for storytelling and original songs.

Everybody Into the Pool

Beth Lisick
Everybody Into the Pool
Wednesday, October 10th at 7:00 PM

BookShop West Portal and the Women’s National Book Association present Beth Lisick, one of the Bay Area literary scene’s more colorful characters. A storyteller, poet, performer and bestselling author, Lisick details her conventional childhood and the many unconventional paths she took on the road to adulthood in the irreverent collection of stories, Everybody Into the Pool.

On Up: The Truth About Aging in America

Lillian B. Rubin, Ph.D.
60 On Up: The Truth About Aging in America
Tuesday, October 23rd at 7:00 PM

Sociologist Lillian Rubin examines the “new” longevity in a country where residents eighty-five and older represent the fastest growing segment of the population. This wide-ranging book focuses on aging from many perspectives and poses the question: How will sixty-somethings fill another twenty, thirty or more years, post-retirement?

Something That Matters: Life, Love, and Unexpected Adventures in the
Middle of the Journey

Jeanne Halpern, Ellen Newman and other members of the Wednesday Writers
Something That Matters: Life, Love, and Unexpected Adventures in the Middle of the Journey
Wednesday, October 24th at 7:00 PM

Members of the Wednesday Writers - including Jeanne Halpern and Ellen Newman - read from Something That Matters, the East Bay writing group’s latest anthology of true stories that focus on women’s midlife encounters with love, sex, mortality and more. All proceeds from sales of the book, edited by Elizabeth Fishel and Terri Hinte, benefit the Carol Ann Read breast health center at the Alta Bates Summit Hospital in Oakland.


Children’s Event Featured at Sunday Story Time:
Monica & Manisha Kumar
Jay and Juhi’s Peacock Adventure
Sunday, October 28th at 11:00 AM

The quest to find a magical peacock leads Jay and Juhi to New Delhi where they discover much more than just a beautiful bird. Written in English and Hindi (with English transliteration), Jay and Juhi's Peacock Adventure is a tale of friendship and culture that will captivate young readers.

  Upcoming Classes at BookShop West Portal
  Story Time

with Mary Alice

Sundays at 11:00 AM

Kids of any age who like to hear good stories are invited. These readings will be tailored to the children who attend, and interaction between the children and the reader will be encouraged.

with Sonia

Wednesdays at 10:30 AM

This will be a weekly reading event for babies and toddlers, featuring interactive songs and fingerplays. Sonia is a former nursery school teacher, mother of three, and grandmother of two.


Learn To Knit!
Sundays 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Oct 14th, 21st, 28th and Nov 4th

Intermediate Knitting Techniques
Mondays 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Oct 15th, 22nd, 29th and Nov 5th


Wednesday October 17, 7-9 PM


To sign up for a class, please call the store at 415-564-8080.
For more information, visit our website

  Writing And Your Health with Dr. Abby Caplin

Sundays from 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Space is limited to a maximum of eight people, so register early!
Contact Dr. Caplin at (415) 255-9981.

  Yoga Classes

Yoga by the Books at BSWP

Come join us for Yoga classes on Sunday, Tuesday or Thursday mornings at the store before it opens for business.

Please see our website for more details.