Small Business Saturday

11/29/2014 3:00 pm

Forget all the Black Friday and Cyber Monday hoopla; the real fun this Thanksgiving weekend is at independent bookstores on Small Business Saturday

Last year, famed author Sherman Alexie issued an “Indies First” challenge to his fellow writers, urging them to spend an “amazing day” at their local bookstore:

We book nerds will become booksellers. We will make recommendations. We will practice nepotism and urge readers to buy multiple copies of our friends’ books.

A great many authors took up the challenge, and now it has become an annual tradition.

Come by our Ferry Building store and schmooze with well-known authors who will be helping out. They may be behind the counter, but they will more likely be out on the floor chatting about books with customers.

We will be joined by some of the authors and illustrators from Cameron & Company publishing. Here are some of the “Booksellers-for-a-shift” that you can expect to meet at the Ferry Building:

9:00am Sara Deseran
Author of Tacolicious and co-owner of the famed SF restaurant.

10:00am Amy Novesky & Arlo Crawford
Amy is the author of Me, Frida; Mister & Lady Day; and Georgia in Hawaii. Arlo is the author of the intimate memoir A Farm Dies Once a Year.

11:00am Tom Barbash & Amy Gutierrez (Amy G)
Tom is a famed short story writer whose latest collection is Stay Up With Me. Amy G is the sideline and San Francisco Giants reporter for Comcast SportsNet Bay Area and the author of Smarty Marty's Got Game.

1:00pm Author Event: Evan Morgan Williams - Thorn

1:00pm Mati McDonough
Illustrator of I Carry Your Heart With Me.

1:30pm Mac Barnett & Jory John
Mac's outrageously funny kids’ books include Telephone, the Brixton Brothers series, and the forthcoming The Terrible Two, with Jory John (who will join his fellow prankster). 

2:00pm Lewis Buzbee
Author of The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop. Buzbee’s latest book is Blackboard: A Personal History of the Classroom.

 

Location: 
Street:
1 Ferry Building
City:
San Francisco
,
Postal Code:
94111
$22.00
ISBN-13: 9781607745624
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Ten Speed Press, 9/2014

Me, Frida (Hardcover)

$16.95
ISBN-13: 9780810989696
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Harry N. Abrams, 10/2010

$16.99
ISBN-13: 9780152058067
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Harcourt Children's Books, 6/2013

$25.00
ISBN-13: 9780805098167
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Henry Holt and Co., 6/2013

$13.99
ISBN-13: 9780062258137
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Ecco Press, 5/2014

$17.95
ISBN-13: 9781937359515
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Cameron & Company, 9/2013

$15.95
ISBN-13: 9781886157941
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: BkMk Press of the University of Missouri-Kans, 11/2014

$16.95
ISBN-13: 9781937359522
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Cameron + Company, 3/2014

Telephone (Hardcover)

$16.99
ISBN-13: 9781452110233
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Chronicle Books, 9/2014

The Terrible Two (Hardcover)

$13.95
ISBN-13: 9781419714917
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Amulet Books, 1/2015

$15.00
ISBN-13: 9781555975104
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Graywolf Press, 9/2008

$23.00
ISBN-13: 9781555976835
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Graywolf Press, 8/2014

Evan Morgan Williams - Thorn

Evan Morgan Williams' collection of short stories, Thorn, won the G. Sharat Chandra Prize at BkMk Press, as judged by poet-essayist-novelist Al Young.

These stories portray hardships of characters who come from a variety of backgrounds, especially Native Americans and others from the Pacific Coast. With his vivid descriptions of these characters and their experiences, Williams explores their psyches and personal struggles, but common themes tie these stories together in ways that invite readers to see their own struggles and relationships in new ways.

Evan Morgan Williams has published over forty stories in literary magazines including Witness, Kenyon Review, ZYZZYVA, Antioch Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, and Northwest Review. He lives with his family in Portland, Oregon, where he teaches in a public school.

 

 

Location: 
Street:
1 Ferry Building
City:
San Francisco
,
Postal Code:
94111
$15.95
ISBN-13: 9781886157941
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: BkMk Press of the University of Missouri-Kans, 11/2014

Bryon MacWilliams - With Light Steam

In 1996 Bryon MacWilliams left the relative stability of the United States for the chaos of post-Soviet Russia, and stayed. Over the course of nearly twelve years he reported on academe and the sciences for the world’s leading publications, and sought out the best baths—or banyas—everywhere he went. His story of Russia through its cult of steam begins on a frosty Sunday morning in a gypsy cab traveling to a bath-house in Moscow, where the steam is conjured by an out-of-work carpenter named Grisha, who takes on MacWilliams as a kind of apprentice, allowing him into an otherwise closed world through which MacWilliams could see himself, and Russia, with different eyes.

With Light Steam, whose title is derived from the phrase used in banyas in lieu of goodbye, is the only book in English devoted to the banya and the only volume in any language to present Russia through the lens of its bath culture, the most Russian thing there is. General readers and scholars alike will be enchanted with this unforgettable portrait of a people and a millennia-spanning tradition.

Bryon MacWilliams is an American writer who reported extensively from Russia and the former Soviet Union from 1996 to 2008. He was the Moscow correspondent for the U.S. weekly newspaper The Chronicle of Higher Education, and has reported for The New York Times, Newsweek, Nature, Science, and other publications. This is his first book.

 

Location: 
Street:
1 Ferry Building
City:
San Francisco
,
Postal Code:
94111
Country:
United States
$24.95
ISBN-13: 9780875807089
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Northern Illinois University Press, 10/2014

Mielle Chenier-Cowan Rose - Veganish

Tens of thousands of people have put down their knives in favor of a vegan or vegetarian diet for weight loss or to control blood pressure and cholesterol. Many people got exactly what they were looking for, along with a few surprises, such as loss of bone density and dental issues. Mielle Chenier-Cowan Rose has experienced much the same in her journey as a vegan chef raising her child vegan. This utterly unique "vegan +" cookbook offers over 100 easy-to-make vegan recipes and many basic methods and cooking techniques, as well as advanced options. A trained chef and nutritionist, Rose also offers sage advice about food and nutrition, along with her personal story about transitioning from a 20-year long vegetarian diet to eating some animal-based foods. Rose has dedicated herself to making sure vegan and vegetarian folks are aware of vital and important information about the vegan diet, including the nutritional elements that are essential to good health, especially for families and children. Veganish is necessary reading for anybody considering this lifestyle and a must-have for veggie families with children.

Mielle Chenier-Cowan Rose has been a vegan chef and advocate for natural living for over 15 years. She studied healing foods and culinary nutrition at Bauman College and has worked with some of the most prominent vegetarian restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area, including the raw food restaurant phenomenon Cafe Gratitude.

 

Location: 
Street:
1 Ferry Building
City:
San Francisco
,
Postal Code:
94111
$16.95
ISBN-13: 9781936740840
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Viva Editions, 10/2014

Dr. Suzana E. Flores - Facehooked

The number of Facebook users worldwide exceeded one billion in August of 2012. With the increase in Facebook users, psychologists have seen an alarming increase in the number of Facebook-related complaints from their clients. Dr. Suzana E. Flores, clinical psychologist, has interviewed Facebook users of all ages for three years exploring the positive and negative features of Facebook and evaluating the effect it has on our lives.

Facehooked explores the eight problems most-commonly found on Facebook, including controversial topics such as self-esteem, privacy, peer pressure, emotional manipulation, and stalking. Once these problems have been identified, readers are not only provided with the practical tools and activities to help identify and avoid unhealthy behaviors, but also suggestions for healthier interactions on Facebook in the future.

Dr. Suzana E. Flores is a licensed clinical psychologist with over ten years of experience. A social-media expert and commentator, she is sought after as a speaker and author on national and international newscasts, podcasts, radio shows, and talk shows. She is a regular blog contributor and is frequently featured on The Ron Kelly Show. Dr. Flores holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University and a Master in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University Chicago.

Location: 
Street:
1 Ferry Building
City:
San Francisco
,
Postal Code:
94111

Frank Portman - King Dork Approximately

From Frank Portman comes the long-awaited sequel to the beloved cult classic King Dork, King Dork Approximately. John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars, said, “Basically, if you are a human being with even a vague grasp of the English language, King Dork will rock your world.”

Aside from the stitches and the head wound, Tom Henderson is the same old King Dork. He's still trying to work out who to blame for the new scar on his forehead, the memory loss, and his father's mysterious death. But illicit female hospital visitations, The Catcher in the Rye, and the Hillmont High sex-pocalypse have made him a new man. What doesn't make you stronger can kill you, though, and tenth grade, act two, promises to be a killer.

Frank Portman is the author of King Dork and Andromeda Klein. He is the singer/songwriter/guitarist of the influential East Bay punk band the Mr. T. Experience (MTX). MTX has released about a dozen albums since forming in the mid-1980s.

 

Location: 
Street:
1 Ferry Building
City:
San Francisco
,
Postal Code:
94111
Country:
United States
$17.99
ISBN-13: 9780385736183
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Delacorte Press, 9/2014



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