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Words on Wheels Distributes Books by Bikes

Library outreach in Alameda hits the road by trike with a stylish new bikemobile crisscrossing the Island.
November 24, 2015

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.
November 19, 2015

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.
October 22, 2015

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.
September 26, 2015

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.
September 26, 2015

New East Bay Lit Scene Develops

Budding East Bay writers have new local places to explore to share their latest works.
September 23, 2015

Tony Brasunas Finds Happiness in China

An Alameda author puts a year of teaching English to ninth-graders and traveling China in perspective.
September 08, 2015

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.
June 09, 2015

Erika Mailman Writes a Young Adult Thriller as Lynn Carthage

One of Oakland’s favorite authors has a new novel out on shelves this spring: a young adult thriller-suspense, Something Haunted This Way Comes, with ghosts, a haunted manor, and a strong heroine at its core.
April 08, 2015

Laurie Wagner Makes Writing Accessible

This Alamedan is a writing teacher, writing coach, author, and artist, but she is best defined by an extraordinary creative spirit.
April 04, 2015