Below are our currently scheduled events. Please check back for regular updates.

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Cooking, Writing, and Food: Speaker Series

Tickets are $10.

Jessica Battilana
Reading, Writing and Food: A Cookbook Writer’s Secret Sauce

Thursday, August 23rd, 7pm – 8pm

Ever wondered what motives a chef or celebrated cook to write a cookbook? How do they choose which recipes to include and why do other recipes end up on the proverbial cutting room floor? Join cookbook author, chef and freelance writer, Jessica Battilana, for an evening about cookbooks; the how and why. Read more…

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Opening Reception for Secrets Within: work by Maj-Britt Hilstrom

Wednesday, August 29th, 4:30 – 6:30pm

Please join us for an afternoon reception for Secrets Within, an exhibit of handmade artists’s books by Maj-Britt Hilstrom. The reception will start at 4:30; at 5:30 the artist will give a brief talk. Refreshments will be served.


 

Opening Reception the Hand Bookbinders of California Exhibit

Saturday, September 15, 5:30 – 7:30pm

Please join us to celebrate the return of the Hand Bookbinders of California to the ABM for their 46th annual exhibit of members’ work.


 

SF in SF with Sheila Finch and David D. Levine

Sunday, September 16, doors open 5:30 pm, event begins at 6:30 pm

Please join us for an evening with authors Sheila Finch and David D. Levine reading and in conversation with Bay Area writer, editor, and raconteur Terry Bisson.

Sheila Finch is the author of nine novels, including Infinity’s Web (winner of the Compton Crook award for best first novel), Tiger in the Sky (winner of the San Diego Book Award for Best Juvenile Fiction), and the story “Reading the Bones,” which won the 1998 Nebula Award for Best Novella. Finch coined the term “xenolinguist” in her 1986 novel Triad; the term has passed into common use in SF circles to describe a linguist who specializes in understanding alien languages. Born in London, Finch now lives in Long Beach, California.

David D. Levine is the author of Andre Norton Award winning novel Arabella of Mars (Tor 2016), sequels Arabella and the Battle of Venus (Tor 2017) and Arabella the Traitor of Mars (Tor 2018), and over fifty SF and fantasy stories. His story “Tk’Tk’Tk” won the Hugo, and he has been shortlisted for awards including the Hugo, Nebula, Campbell, and Sturgeon. Levine’s stories have appeared in Asimov’sAnalogF&SFTor.com, numerous Year’s Best anthologies, and his award-winning collection Space Magic.

Doors and cash bar open at 5:30 – Program begins at 6:30.

$10 donation at the door (no one is turned away for lack of funds). As always Borderlands Books will be on hand with copies of the authors’ work.

We hope to see you here.


 

HBC Artists in Residence

Saturday, September 22; October 6, October 13, and October 20

Members of the Hand Bookbinders of California will be on hand at ABM to demonstrate and discuss their work.


 

HBC Presentation: Collaborative Comic Book Project: “what books mean to me”

Saturday, September 29, 12:30 – 3:30pm

Collaborative Comic Book Project: “what books mean to me.”  This is the second project in the series: Be a Page in a Book. Presented by Danièle Archambault, Servane Briand and Paloma Lucas

There will be a short presentation on the 2017 Veterans Collaborative Comic Book Project (Be a Page in a Book #1), followed by a hands-on comic book workshop.  During the workshop, participants will be creating a comic page based on the theme: “what books mean to me” and experience the binding structure that will be used for this artists’ book.


 

HBC Exhibit Talk

Saturday, October 27th, 4:00 pm

A unique opportunity to meet some of the artists whose work is on display at the Hand Bookbinders of California show, and to view selected items outside of the cases.  Hear about the inspiration for the content, and about the decisions behind design choices.


 

SF in SF with Nick Mamatas

Sunday, November 18, doors open 5:30 pm, event begins at 6:30 pm

Please join us for an evening with author Nick Mamatas reading and in conversation with Bay Area writer, editor, and raconteur Terry Bisson.

Nick Mamatas is the author of six and a half novels, including The Last Weekend (PS Publishing), Love is the Law (Dark Horse), The Damned Highway with Brian Keene (Dark Horse), Bullettime (CZP), Sensation (PM Press), Under My Roof (Counterpoint/Soft Skull), and Move Under Ground (Night Shade/Prime). His latest collection is The Nickronomicon, from Innsmouth Free Press. His novels have been translated into German, Italian, and Greek. Nick is also an anthologist and editor of short fiction: with Masumi Washington he co-edited the Locus Award-nominated The Future Is Japanese (Haikasoru), and with Ellen Datlow he co-edited the Bram Stoker Award-winning Haunted Legends (Tor Books). Nick’s own short fiction has appeared in genre publications such as Asimov’s Science Fiction and Tor.com, lit journals including New Haven Review and subTERRAIN, and anthologies such as Hint Fiction and Best American Mystery Stories 2013. His fiction and editorial work has been nominated for the Bram Stoker award five times, the Hugo Award twice, the World Fantasy Award twice, and the Shirley Jackson, International Horror Guild, and Locus Awards.

Doors and cash bar open at 5:30 – Program begins at 6:30.

$10 donation at the door (no one is turned away for lack of funds). As always Borderlands Books will be on hand with copies of the authors’ work.

We hope to see you here.

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