Berkeley family’s 60-year saga — People’s Park, Heyday Books, Greek Theatre, leg lifts.
12 new books by Berkeley authors to read in the summer of 2021
Some of the city’s most prominent authors have new books out, including Alice Waters, Michael Lewis and Michael Pollan.
Obi Kaufmann delivers a message of hope — and resilience — in his new field atlas on California’s forests
‘The Forests of California’ is a gorgeously illustrated book featuring Kaufmann’s watercolors. It is also a primer on how to approach nature.
‘Birds of Berkeley’ is a playful, illustrated guide to our avian neighbors
The new Heyday book, by Berkeley native Oliver James, is part field guide, part coffee-table topper and part political call to action.
Photographer Elaine Miller Bond puts wildlife center stage
Elaine Miller Bond will present her new book, ‘Running Wild,’ Monday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m. at Books Inc. in North Berkeley.
Tom Dalzell: The man behind new book, ‘Quirky Berkeley’
Tom Dalzell, holding his new book, Quirky Berkeley, at the Homemade Café. There will be a book launch party tonight, Monday, at 7 p.m. at the North Branch of the Berkeley Public Library. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel, at the Homemade Café. There will be a book launch party tonight, Monday, at 7 p.m. at the North Branch of the Berkeley […]
Heyday names Steve Wasserman as new publisher
Steve Wasserman will take over as publisher of Heyday in July. Photo: Yale University Press Heyday has selected Yale University Press editor and Berkeley High graduate Steve Wasserman to be the company’s new publisher and executive director. The selection of Wasserman, who is well respected in the book world, represents a monumental shift for the […]
Berkeley’s Counterpoint Press marks 20th anniversary
Counterpoint staff celebrate the news that Karen Bender’s book, Refund, has been nominated for the prestigious National Book Award. From left to right: Kelly Winton, Sharon Wu, Corinne Kalasky, Megan Fishmann, Dan Smetanka, Matthew Hoover, Joe Goodale. Photo: Counterpoint Press When author Karen Bender shopped around her 2013 novel, A Town of Empty Rooms, she initially […]
What are Berkeley’s values? What does the future hold?
It proved so popular that many people had to stand at the Books Inc.”Why Berkeley?” event on Monday July 20, 2015. Photo: Alan Snitow It proved so popular that many people had to stand at the Books Inc.”Why Berkeley?” event on Monday July 20, 2015. Photo: Alan Snitow On Monday July 20, the newly relocated […]
A panel explores the question, ‘Why Berkeley?’
Why Berkeley? On Monday July 20 at 7 p.m. at the new Books Inc. on Shattuck Avenue a group of people who should know will answer just that question. Photo: Daniel Parks The Berkeley that Malcolm Margolin settled in in 1970 is different than the Berkeley that exists today. That was a time when people […]
Richard Nagler: Here’s looking at you, looking at art
Titian, Danaë (c. 1555), Art Institute of Chicago. Photo: Richard Nagler For his new collection of images, Berkeley photographer Richard Nagler spent a lot of time in museums. He also spent a lot of time waiting. Stationed in front of a work of art, he would wait for someone to come along and complete it. The […]
A Berkeley magazine celebrating native culture turns 25
It took Linda Yamane three years to make her intricate tribal Ohlone basket. Photo: Tim Thomas By Hannah Long Ohlone artist Linda Yamane has spent the last three years weaving 20,000 stitches and thousands of feathers and beads into a traditional tribal basket. Yamane is the first artist to follow the Ohlone basketweaving tradition in over […]