Floyd Salas served as PEN Oakland’s president and famously confronted Saul Bellow at a reading at SF State.
The new owners, who have experience in sales and the publishing world, will take over on Nov. 1.
In Betty Reid Soskin’s extraordinary life, she’s also dated Jackie Robinson, co-founded Reid’s Records in Berkeley and delivered cash for the Black Panthers.
Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the UC Berkeley School of Law, casts a cold eye on the post-Warren court in “Presumed Guilty: How the Supreme Court Empowered the Police and Subverted Civil Rights.”
Rinzler, 58, attended Berkeley High School and went on to have a prodigious career as a bestselling author of cinematic history books about ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Indiana Jones’ and other blockbuster films.
In ‘By the Light of Burning Dreams,’ David and Margaret Talbot write about sweeping cultural transformation through profiles of people like Cesar Chavez, Bobby Seale, Anne Weills and Heather Booth.
She observes the French with an outsider’s eye but has an insider’s knowledge of everything from French eating and romantic proclivities to French inheritance law.
Some of the city’s most prominent authors have new books out, including Alice Waters, Michael Lewis and Michael Pollan.
Patrons will be able to walk into the North Branch on May 28, the West Branch on June 7, and the Central Branch on June 15.
The ‘Death, Sex & Money’ podcast host, Berkeley resident, and now book author, says not every relationship can be healed and not every conflict can be resolved. And that’s OK.
Writer Andrew Tonkovich describes how he and his family hung out with the former California poet laureate at Saul’s Deli and soaked in his tales and insights.
Four richly illustrated novellas in a new collection showcase Sala’s unmistakable style that mixed humor, horror and mystery.