The Bay Area is teeming with readers, writers, creators, and thinkers. We have harnessed the power of this community to create one of the premier literary festivals in the world. The Festival is a two-day event complete with literary sessions presenting top authors from this region, the nation, and the world, along with an outdoor fair with hundreds of literary exhibitors. We also offer events for kids and writing contests. We even have a mini film festival — a series of ten films on literature — with BAMPFA. We transform vibrant Downtown Berkeley into a literary utopia where readers of all ages and interests can find kindred spirits.
Imagine more than 10,000 square feet with titles in every category in a beautifully restored brick building in the heart of Petaluma’s westside. There’s a huge selection of fiction. One room is dedicated to magazines and another to children’s books. Cooks, travelers, writers, graphic novel readers, historians—in fact, nearly everyone—will find a section that appeals.
Face in a Book is a neighborhood gathering place for readers of all ages seeking books on every subject. Located in the heart of Town Center in El Dorado Hills, California, Face in a Book aims to connect people with books and with their community. In addition to the thousands of titles to choose from, Face in a Book is your destination for fun and affordable gifts, greeting cards, and stationery.
Built in 1926, the historic Marines’ Memorial Theatre is an intimate 564-seat jewel box theatre located in the heart of San Francisco’s theatre district between Union Square and Nob Hill. Recently renovated to expand the lobby and upgrade the orchestra seating to be much more comfortable, our historic Union Square theatre is available as a setting for events in San Francisco, including keynotes, celebrations, educational presentations and more. We are also dedicated to bringing the best national, international and local Music, Dance, Author Talks & Lectures and theatrical or film presentations to Bay Area audiences.
Hours: Mon.-Thur, 9am to 10pm; Fri-Sat, 9am to 10:45pm; Sun 10am to 10pm
Pegasus on Solano is a beautiful, large, sunny store on the top block of Solano. Pegasus offers a huge selection of new, used and sale books, restocked daily, and a distinctive selection of magazines and greeting cards.
If you’re looking for a pleasant place to peruse a lot of books, seek no further! Since 1992, Dog Eared Books has been supplying a book-hungry San Francisco with new, used, and remaindered books as well as magazines, calendars, and notebooks. We’re a general interest store, so we have a little of everything, but we do specialize in Beat, off-beat, small press, and local literature. Our staff of is happy to help you locate specific titles or you can roam around discovering wondrous obscurities you never knew you couldn’t live without.
If you’re looking for a lot of books and a pleasant place to peruse them, seek no further. Alley Cat Books opened on 24th Street in the heart of the Mission in 2011, and has since supplied a book-hungry neighborhood with new, used, and remaindered books–in English and Spanish!
For 50 years, Green Apple has served as a bookstore to get lost in. With two different locations, three buildings, and innumberable nooks and crannies to get lost in, Green Apple cultivates the feeling of getting lost in a good book.
The Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) promotes the interdisciplinary study of the Arab World, Turkey, Israel, and Iran at the University of California, Berkeley, privileging no single country, topic, or political position. A federally funded Title VI National Resource Center, the CMES organizes a rich interdisciplinary lecture and film series each semester, supports advanced research on the Middle East by faculty, students, and visiting scholars, and conducts Middle East-related outreach to K-14 institutions and community partners throughout the Bay Area. Explore our website, join our mailing list, check out answers to frequently asked questions, and plan your next visit to UC Berkeley.
Chronicle Books is an independent publisher based in San Francisco and they’ve been making their mark on our local and global book community since the Summer of Love. Their headquarters in South Beach is located inside an old maritime machine shop and warehouse. There, they have four floors of publishing services and a storefront on the ground floor. You can also find their books and a wide selection from their publishing partners at a second location at the Metreon.
With locations dotted throughout California, Books Inc. brands itself as the oldest independent bookseller in the West. The location in downtown Mountain View is a perfect spot for those looking to spend some time browsing through the many different books available for purchase. The store also stocks an assortment of great magazines, and Wi-Fi is available to those using mobile devices. Several book clubs also meet at the store, making it the perfect spot for bookworms and casual readers alike to enjoy.
Salute E Vita, remains a home away from home for all lovers of food, art, wine, friends and most of all family, which is who we consider everyone dining with us to be. Our house made desserts, risottos, soups, pasta sauces and salad dressings are created daily. We are best known for fresh Italian cuisine. Whether you are in the mood for pasta or a magnificent entrée salad, fresh seafood or steak, you’ll find it here in our 100-year old Cape Cod Victorian that overlooks the marina waterfront with an elegant and welcoming fireplace dining room, an indoor veranda with stunning views of San Francisco or on our outdoor patio overlooking the Bay. We have a saying here, “at the table, no one grows old” So feel the passion for good food, beauty and friends and join us for lunch or dinner; we have your table ready!
The JCCSF has something for everyone – San Francisco families, fitness lovers, casual creatives, tiny swimmers and more. Everyone is welcome. We invite you to stop by and relax in our atrium, try a new skill, get inspired by top lecturers and find out all of the ways you can learn, create and celebrate with us.