The Perfect Stranger
Tuesday, April 25 at 7 PM
We are pleased to welcome the author of the New York Times bestseller All the Missing Girls. Megan Miranda will read from her masterful follow-up novel, The Perfect Stranger, in which a journalist sets out to find a missing friend, a friend who may never have existed at all.
"Fans of Gillian Flynn, Chevy Stevens, and Jennifer McMahon will devour this relentlessly paced and deftly plotted thriller...The story moves at a feverish, unfaltering pace, keeping readers just as perplexed as the characters." - Publishers Weekly
Speak of Me As I Am
Wednesday, April 26 at 7 PM
Meet Sonia Belasco, who will read from her first novel, a moving story of grief, honesty and the healing power of art - and the ties that bind us together, even when those we love are gone.
"Debut author Belasco adeptly captures the tribulations of high school life while also celebrating art's ability to help clarify and contextualize its joys and sorrows...The novel's most intriguing character...is grief itself, which the author illuminates, examines, and dissects with a surgeon's precision and the gentle touch of an artist. A stirring account of the trials of adolescence." - Kirkus Reviews
INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE DAY!
A hike with ALEXANDRA KENIN
Urban Trails: San Francisco
A HUGE SCAVENGER HUNT
Exclusive items, raffles, and more!
Saturday, April 29
We have some very exciting activities planned for our celebration of Independent Bookstore Day, including a free urban hike to Mount Davidson, West Portal's LARGEST SCAVENGER HUNT, exclusive books and literary items that will be available this day only (first-come, first-served) - plus raffles, and more!
Moderate-level hikers can enjoy a hike to Mount Davidson - the city's tallest hill - led by the author of Urban Trails San Francisco. Alexandra Kenin, founder of Urban Hiker SF, will begin the hike at BookShop West Portal at 10 a.m. (An alternate start will be at 10:30 a.m. at the Mount Davidson hiking path entrance on Juanita Way, between Rex Street and Marne Avenue.)
After the hike, Alexandra will sign copies of her book at BookShop West Portal. Urban Trails San Francisco is the first and only guidebook for hiking in the City by the Bay, and features 50 hiking routes, 40 of which are right in the city. Those interested in participating in the hike should contact the bookstore or email Susan@bookshopwestportal.com. Please note that hikers should be able to do 2-3 miles easily, including hills.
Families, don't miss our huge SCAVENGER HUNT in the West Portal neighborhood! We will be giving away at least 100 kids' books for all reading levels.
Stay tuned for more details about these and other Independent Bookstore Day activities!
More Upcoming Events:
JENNIFER CHAMBLISS BERMAN
The Unbreakable Code
Thursday, May 4 at 7 PM
Special Reading Featuring:
CAROLINA DE ROBERTIS, JEWELLE GOMEZ,
KATE SCHATZ, AYA DE LEON, & ELMAZ ABINADER
Radical Hope: Letters of Love and Dissent in Dangerous Times
Wednesday, May 10 at 7 PM
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