Bay Area author events for Nov. 5-11

All Events listed for the week of Nov. 5-11 are free of charge unless otherwise indicated.


Sarah Adler-Milstein and Scott Nova: “Sewing Hope – How One Factory Challenges the Apparel Industry’s Sweatshops,” East Bay Booksellers, Oakland, 3 p.m.,

Robert Arnold: “Shots of Knowledge – The Science of Whiskey,” Omnivore Books, San Francisco; 3 p.m.,

Jackie Day: “The Vegan Way,” Book Passage, Corte Madera, 4 p.m.,


Bill Nye and filmmaker Jason Sussberg: “Bill Nye – Science Guy” (documentary), Marines’ Memorial Theatre, San Francisco; 1:15 p.m.; $15-$70;

Jeff Goodell: “The Water Will Come – Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World,” Book Passage Corte Madera, 6 p.m.,

Michael Meyer: “The Road to Sleeping Dragon,” Commonwealth Club, San Francisco; 6 p.m., $7-$20;

Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg: “Kitchen Creativity,” Omnivore Books, San Francisco; 6:30 p.m.,


Brian Dear: “The Friendly Orange Glow,” Book Passage San Francisco, 12:30 p.m.,

Matthew James: “Collecting Evolution – The Galapagos Expedition That Vindicated Darwin,” Book Passage Sausalito, 6 p.m.,

Sara Wächter-Boettcher: “Technically Wrong – Sexist Apps, Biased Algorithms, and Other Threats of Toxic Tech,” Book Passage San Francisco, 6 p.m.,

Pratap Chatterjee and Khalil Bendib: “Whistleblowers, Drone Warfare and Surveillance – A Graphic History,” Commonwealth Club, San Francisco; 6:30 p.m., $10-$60;

Leslie Berlin: “Troublemakers – Silicon Valley’s Coming of Age,” Books Inc. Palo Alto, 7 p.m.,

Jessie Chaffee and Geoff Nicholson: “Florence in Ecstasy” and “The Miranda,” East Bay Booksellers, Oakland; 7 p.m.;

Traci Chee: “The Speaker,” Kepler’s Books, Menlo Park, 7 p.m.,

Jay Lewis Humphrey: “The Day You Love Me,” Books Inc. Berkeley, 7 p.m.,

Barbara Jane Reyes: “Invocation to Daughters,” City Lights Books, San Francisco; 7 p.m.,

Carl C. Anthony: “The Earth the City and the Hidden Narrative of Race,” Green Apple Books on the Park, San Francisco; 7:30 p.m.,

Tom Gauld: “Baking with Kafka,” The Booksmith, San Francisco, 7:30 p.m.,

Alison Roman: “Dining In – Highly Cookable Recipes,” Mrs. Dalloway’s, Berkeley; 7:30 p.m.,

Richard Leiter: Jazz Stories – Live Jazz, Wonderful Stories, Pegasus Books Solano, Berkeley, 7:45 p.m.,


Celeste Ng: “Little Fires Everywhere” (luncheon event) Towne Center Books, Pleasanton; 11:30 a.m., $15-$35;

Dan Buettner: “The Blue Zones of Happiness,” Commonwealth Club, San Francisco; noon; $7-$55;

Richard G. Robbins, Jr.: “Overtaken by the Night – One Russian’s Journey Through Peace, War, Revolution and Terror,” Mechanics’ Institute, San Francisco; 12:30 p.m.; $15 for nonmembers;

Jeff Goodell: “The Water Will Come,” Commonwealth Club

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