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A New Wine Bible

Napa’s Karen McNeil releases a second edition to her massive resource guide to everything wine.

Juan Alvarado Valdivia Takes on Mr. Hodgkins

An Oakland writer of memoir, screenplays, and short stories won't let cancer get in his way.

Words on Wheels Distributes Books by Bikes

Library outreach in Alameda hits the road by trike with a stylish new bikemobile crisscrossing the Island.

How David Brower Crafted Environmentalism

Berkeley author and historian Tom Turner examines David Brower’s diaries, papers, and books and interviews a slew of friends and enemies in his new biography about the environmental iconoclast.

How to Turn a Kid into a Football Fan

ESPN and radio sports personality Howard Bryant has football tome for young readers; a former Oakland cop spins a serial killer yarn; and unlikely couple searches their pasts.

2015 Fall Arts Preview

Circle the dates for the East Bay’s most enticing art shows, dance performances, film festivals, lit events, and musical gigs.

Kate Schatz Grabs Headlines with Feminist Childrens’ Book

An Alameda woman publishes City Lights’ first children’s book with a Berkeley illustrator and earns bestseller status.

New East Bay Lit Scene Develops

Budding East Bay writers have new local places to explore to share their latest works.

Tony Brasunas Finds Happiness in China

An Alameda author puts a year of teaching English to ninth-graders and traveling China in perspective.

Daredevil Bomber Jimmy Doolittle Raids Tokyo

This month’s new books offer insight into the Doolittle mission, home gardening and cooking, and the benefits of progressive education.