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Books Inspire the Cocktails of Nick Petrulakis

Bookseller Nick Petrulakis has a bit of a side gig going. He likes cocktails, he likes books, and what could be a more natural pairing?

Zen Inspiration Rescues Memoirist Wanda Hennig

Binge eating and sensual pleasures, apocalypse and government spies, a way of life and taking chances are the prevalent themes of this month’s books.

The Printing Press Is Hot in Oakland

Nondigital printing finds popularity in Oakland rooted in a Mills College book art program that may fall by the wayside.

A New Wine Bible

Napa’s Karen McNeil releases a second edition to her massive resource guide to everything wine.

Juan Alvarado Valdivia Takes on Mr. Hodgkins

An Oakland writer of memoir, screenplays, and short stories won't let cancer get in his way.

Words on Wheels Distributes Books by Bikes

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

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.

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.

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.

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.