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Self-Haters, Animal Lovers, and Trendsetters

Unworthy, Zooburbia, and This Is Oakland get mentions in Media Shelf.

Books on Shady Characters, Fashionistas, and Harleys

Three reads by Bay Area writers.

Books on Shady Characters, Fashionistas, and Harleys

Three reads by Bay Area writers.

Books on Home Maintenance, Heartbreak, and Poetry

The Home Book, Master of Leaves, How a Mirage Works, and Up at Butternut Lake

Three new books: Afro-Vegan, Explosion Green, and Glitter and Glue

Three new books on cooking, building, and growing up.

Mati Rose McDonough Has a New Release

Oaklander Mati Rose McDonough uses her whimsical painting style in a new children's book, which will be released March 25, 2014.

Three new books: Afro-Vegan, Explosion Green, and Glitter and Glue

Three new books on cooking, building, and growing up.

Spies, Nervous Breakdowns, and Lots of Sex.

Three new book of interest to Bay Area readers.

Excerpt from Reaching for the Moon.

"I’m glad I’m alive!" Doris Louise Bailey, a teen in the Prohibition era, writes this over and over in her diaries after a life-threatening bout of scarlet fever. But it’s also an apt summation of how she lived in the years following her brush with death. Reaching for the Moon: More Diaries of a Roaring Twenties Teen (1927-1929) contains Doris’s true-life adventures, breaking rules and hearts along the way.

Free Little Libraries take off in the East Bay.

neighborhood was friendly, but full of so many different kinds of people—young students, working adults, retirees—that she sometimes felt there wasn’t much that united them as a community. So she built a library in her front yard.