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Podcast: Marie Brennan & M. Thomas Gammarino

June 9th, 2016 · Comments Off on Podcast: Marie Brennan & M. Thomas Gammarino

Did you miss our May event? Fear not, you can listen to via the podcast below. Thanks SomaFM!

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June Reading – Rudy Rucker & Michael Blumlein

May 30th, 2016 · Comments Off on June Reading – Rudy Rucker & Michael Blumlein

Join SF in SF and the American Bookbinders Museum!

Sunday – June 12, 2016

5:30PM – Doors and cash bar open
6:30PM – Event begins

RUDY RUCKER & MICHAEL BLUMLEIN

Good books, good friends, and good conversation! You won’t want to miss this one – moderated by the estimable Terry Bisson!

$10 at the door benefits the American Bookbinders Museum – Cash or Square

Each author will read a selection from their work, followed by Q&A with the audience moderated by Terry. Books will be for sale at the event, courtesy of Borderlands Books.


Rudolf “Rudy” von Bitter Rucker is an American mathematician, computer scientist, science fiction author, artist, and one of the founders of the cyberpunk literary movement. He is also the great-great-great-grandson of the philosopher G. W. F. Hegel. The author of both fiction and nonfiction, Rucker is best known for the novels in the Ware Tetralogy, the first two of which (Software and Wetware) both won Philip K. Dick Awards. Until its closure in 2014 he edited the science fiction webzine Flurb. His most recent book is Journals: 1990-2014.

Michael Blumlein is the author of The Movement of Mountain, X Y (made into a film), The Healer, Ageless, and the novella, The Roberts. as well as the award-winning story collection The Brains of Rats, and What the Doctor Ordered. Twice nominated for the World Fantasy Award and twice for the Bram Stoker Award, Blumlein received the ReaderCon Award, and has been short-listed for the Tiptree Award. In addition to writing, Dr. Blumlein is a practicing M.D and a faculty member at the University of California in San Francisco.

This event takes place at the American Bookbinders Museum, at 355 Clementina Street, off of 5th Street between Howard and Folsom. Entrance is on Clementina. Parking available on street (free) or at the 5th & Mission or 3rd & Folsom garages. The MUNI/BART stop closest is Powell Street.

For more information, please email Rina Weisman at sfinsfevents@gmail.com.

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May Reading – Marie Brennan & M. Thomas Gammarino

May 14th, 2016 · Comments Off on May Reading – Marie Brennan & M. Thomas Gammarino

Please join us at the AMERICAN BOOKBINDERS MUSEUM on

Sunday, May 22

Doors/cash bar open at 5:30PM
Event begins at 6:30PM

MARIE BRENNAN will be reading from her new novel in the Lady Trent series, In the Labyrinth of Drakes. Brennan is the author of Midnight Never Come, and the other volumes in the Lady Trent series: A Natural History of Dragons, The Tropic of Serpents, and Voyage of the Basilisk

M. THOMAS GAMMARINO will be reading from his new novel, King of the Worlds. He is the author of Jellyfish Dreams and Big in Japan, and is the winner of the 2013 Elliot Cades Award for Literature in Hawaii.

As usual the moderator will be Terry Bisson.

$10 – at the door / Cash bar
Proceeds benefit the American Bookbinders Museum!

Each author will read a selection from their work, followed by Q&A with the audience, moderated by Terry Bisson. Books will be for sale courtesy of Borderlands Books

The event will be podcasted by SOMA FM, San Francisco’s listener-supported, commercial-free internet-only
radio station.

The American Bookbinders Museum is located at 355 Clementina St., off of 5th St., between Howard and Folsom. There is NO access via 4th St. due to construction. There is street parking, or use the public parking garages at 3rd & Folsom, or at 5th & Market Convenient BART station is Powell Street — walk down 5th Street and turn left on Clementina. ABM is just down the alley way

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Podcast: Peter S. Beagle & Carter Scholz

May 13th, 2016 · Comments Off on Podcast: Peter S. Beagle & Carter Scholz

Did you miss our April event? Fear not, you can listen to via the podcast below. Thanks SomaFM!

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April Reading : Peter S. Beagle & Carter Scholz

April 8th, 2016 · Comments Off on April Reading : Peter S. Beagle & Carter Scholz

Join SF in SF for a very special evening!

PETER S. BEAGLE & CARTER SCHOLZ

Sunday, April 17th

Doors and cash bar open at 5:30PM: Event begins at 6:30PM

$10 at the door – all proceeds benefit the American Bookbinders Museum.

Each author will read a selection from their work, followed by Q&A with the audience, moderated by Terry Bisson. Signing and schmoozing follows, with books available for sale courtesy of Borderlands Books. Feel free to bring books from home for signatures.

PLEASE NOTE: if warranted, we will be enforcing a 3 books at a time policy; get 3 signed, then back in line. We will be ending the event by 9:30PM at the latest.

A cash bar will be open during the event. This also benefits the ABM. 21+ for all alcoholic beverages purchased, no exceptions.

Event will be podcasted by SOMA FM, with the program to be broadcast later — we’ll let you know when!

SF in SF is delighted to begin hosting events at one of San Francisco’s newest museum and event spaces. We have a chance to make a real difference in both our continuing even program, and to help support a cause very dear to the hearts of readers and booklovers everywhere! Please come and help show your love for the science fictional! Bring your friends!

ABOUT THE ABM:

The American Bookbinders Museum, an important library of equipment and archive materials on bookbinding in America, was founded by Tim James, a commercial bookbinder who became fascinated with the craft’s history. Learn more here!

The ABM is accessible by BART, MUNI – entrance is 355 Clementina, off of 5th Street between Howard & Folsom; there is no entrance off 4th Street due to construction. Street parking is free on Sunday. There is also a parking garage at 3rd & Folsom, and 5th & Mission.

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Podcast: Hannu Rajaniemi & Daryl Gregory

March 30th, 2016 · Comments Off on Podcast: Hannu Rajaniemi & Daryl Gregory

Did you miss our March event? Fear not, you can listen to via the podcast below. Thanks SomaFM!

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March Reading – Hannu Rajaniemi & Daryl Gregory

February 29th, 2016 · Comments Off on March Reading – Hannu Rajaniemi & Daryl Gregory

Join SF in SF with moderator Terry Bisson!

SUNDAY – MARCH 6

HannuRajaniemiHANNU RAJANIEMI was born in Finland, obtained his PhD in string theory at the University of Edinburgh and now works as a co-founder and CTO of HelixNano, a synthetic biology startup based in the Bay Area. He is the author of four novels including The Quantum Thief trilogy and the forthcoming Summerland, and several short stories.


DarylGregoryDARYL GREGORY is an award-winning writer of genre-mixing novels, stories, and comics. His novels include Harrison Squared, Afterparty, Pandemonium, Raising Stony Mayhall, The Devil’s Alphabet, and the World Fantasy Award-winning novella We Are All Completely Fine, in development at the SyFy channel. His stories are collected in Unpossible and Other Stories.



Doors and cash bar open at 5:30PM
Event begins at 6:30PM
$10 at the door benefits the ABM
No one turned away for lack of funds

Books for sale courtesy of Borderlands Books

Cash bar features beer, wine, and whiskey!

The American Bookbinders Museum – entrance at 355 Clementina, between Howard and Folsom, and 3rd and 4th. Easily accessible via BART (Montgomery or Powell); parking garages at 5th & Mission, and 3rd & Folsom.

Please join us! SF in SF hopes to make the ABM our forever home, but to do that we need people to attend, sit in the seats, have a drink or two, buy books – and generally enjoy themselves!! It’s a blast – good books, good people – so come on out and support!

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February Reading: Charlie Jane Anders & Lisa Goldstein

February 16th, 2016 · Comments Off on February Reading: Charlie Jane Anders & Lisa Goldstein

Join SF in SF, in partnership with the American Bookbinders Museum!

CHARLIE JANE ANDERS and LISA GOLDSTEIN

February 21st

Reading, and in conversation with Terry Bisson – and you, the audience!

Doors and cash bar open at 5:30PM

Event begins at 6:30PM

$10 at the door – all proceeds benefit the American Bookbinders Museum. No one turned away for lack of funds.

IT’S DEBUT NOVEL DRINK NIGHT! Celebrating Charlie Jane Anders’ debut novel All the Birds in the Sky — our specialty cocktails are super tasty, and go well with books!

Lisa Goldstein has a new book out — Weighting Shadows — which is always cause for celebration!

Join us for these two fantastic Bay Area authors appearing together!

Each author will read a selection from their work, followed by Q&A with the audience, moderated by Terry Bisson. Signing and schmoozing follows, with books available for sale courtesy of Borderlands Books. Feel free to bring books from home for signatures

A cash bar — soda, beer, wine, whiskey — will be open during the event. This also benefits the ABM. 21+ for all alcoholic beverages purchased: no exceptions. 2 drinks per person, please

SF in SF is delighted to begin hosting events at one of San Francisco’s newest museum and event spaces. We have a chance to make a real difference in both our continuing even program, and to help support a cause very dear to the hearts of readers and booklovers everywhere! Please come and help show your love for the science fictional! Bring your friends!


The ABM is accessible by BART, MUNI — entrance is on Clementina, between 4th & 5th, and Howard & Folsom. Street parking is free on Sunday. There is also a parking garage at 3rd & Folsom, and 5th & Mission.

ABOUT THE ABM

The American Bookbinders Museum, an important library of equipment and archive materials on bookbinding in America, was founded by Tim James, a commercial bookbinder who became fascinated with the craft’s history. Researching and acquiring vintage materials became a dedicated hobby, but as his collection became more massive — well, what he was supposed to do with all of it? The answer: use these resources to mount an authentic, fully-functional 19th century-style bookbindery.

In the age of digitization, our relationship with the book is rapidly evolving, making now the ideal time to tell the history of this object, and memorialize its significance in regards to where we are today. The American Bookbinders Museum offers an authentic experience of what a factory of the day felt like, and enables visitors to experience the machinery and tools. Through their library and archive, they offer scholars a world-class collection of resources that can immerse them in the unique experience of the time. Learn more at their website.

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January Reading – Cecelia Holland & Kim Stanley Robinson

January 10th, 2016 · 1 Comment

Join SF in SF, in partnership with the American Bookbinders Museum!

KIM STANLEY ROBINSON & CECELIA HOLLAND

Reading, and in conversation with Terry Bisson – and you, the audience!

Sunday Jan. 17th
Doors and cash bar open at 5:30PM
Event begins at 6PM

Each author will read a selection from their work, followed by Q&A with the audience, moderated by Terry Bisson. Signing and schmoozing follows, with books available for sale courtesy of Borderlands Books. Feel free to bring books from home for signatures

$10 at the door — all proceeds benefit the American Bookbinders Museum.
No one turned away for lack of funds.

A cash bar – soda, beer, wine, whiskey — will be open during the event. This also benefits the ABM. 21+ for all alcoholic beverages purchased: no exceptions.

SF in SF is delighted to begin hosting events at one of San Francisco’s newest museum and event spaces. We have a chance to make a real difference in both our continuing even program, and to help support a cause very dear to the hearts of readers and booklovers everywhere!

Please come and help show your love for the science fictional! Bring your friends!

ABOUT THE ABM

The American Bookbinders Museum, an important library of equipment and archive materials on bookbinding in America, was founded by Tim James, a commercial bookbinder who became fascinated with the craft’s history. Researching and acquiring vintage materials became a dedicated hobby, but as his collection became more massive — well, what he was supposed to do with all of it? The answer: use these resources to mount an authentic, fully-functional 19th century-style bookbindery.

In the age of digitization, our relationship with the book is rapidly evolving, making now the ideal time to tell the history of this object, and memorialize its significance in regards to where we are today. The American Bookbinders Museum offers an authentic experience of what a factory of the day felt like, and enables visitors to experience the machinery and tools. Through their library and archive, they offer scholars a world-class collection of resources that can immerse them in the unique experience of the time. Learn more at http://www.bookbindersmuseum.org/.

The ABM is accessible by BART, MUNI – entrance is on Clementina,
between 4th & 5th, and Howard & Folsom. Street parking is free on Sunday.
There is also a parking garage at 3rd & Folsom, and 5th & Mission.

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Hello 2016, We’re Back!

January 5th, 2016 · 1 Comment

It is a new year, and a new start for SF in SF because we have a brand new venue. Our first reading of 2016 will feature Cecelia Holland & Kim Stanley Robinson, and will be at The American Bookbinders Museum on Sunday, Jan. 17th.

The ABM is located at 355 Clementina, between 4th & 5th Street. The entrance on Folsom is NOT used. Clementina is a little alley between Howard and Folsom. There is inexpensive parking at 3rd and Folsom, or street parking (not metered on Sundays) if you can find it. It’s an easy walk down from the Powell Street BART station too.

We’ll have more information about the event soon.

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