Open 10am-4pm, Tuesday-Saturday. Guided Tours Daily at 11:00 & 2:00

SF in SF with Hannu Rajaniemi and Mike Chen

Please join us for an evening of reading and conversation with authors Hannu Rajaniemi and Mike Chen, in conversation with Bay Area writer, editor, and raconteur Terry Bisson.

Hannu Rajaniemi was born in Finland and obtained his PhD in string theory from the University of Edinburgh. He is the author of Summerland (2018) and the three novels in the Jean le Flambeur series, published in both English and Finnish: The Quantum Thief (which won the Tähtivaeltaja Award and was both a Campbell Award nominee and Locus nominee for Best First Novel); The Fractal Prince, and most recently The Causal Angel. He now lives in Oakland, and is a co-founder and CEO of HelixNano, a synthetic biology startup based in the Bay Area.

Mike Chen is the author of Here and Now and Then, a novel about time travel and family, released in January of 2019. He has contributed to major geek culture websites (The Mary Sue, The Portalist), covered the NHL for mainstream media outlets, and ghostwritten corporate articles appearing in Forbes, Buzzfeed, and Enterpreneur. He lives in the Bay Area with his wife, daughter, and rescue animals.

Doors open at 6:00 pm; event begins at 6:30 pm. As always, Borderlands Books will be on hand with copies of the authors’ works for sale.

American Bookbinders Museum

The American Bookbinders Museum is the only museum of its kind in North America, celebrating and exploring the history, tools and stories of bookbinders and bookbinding, from its earliest forms through the changes and innovations of the industrial revolution.

In addition to the craft and artistry of binding, we focus on the stories of the men, women, and children who worked in binderies.

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