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February Reading: Charlie Jane Anders & Lisa Goldstein

February 16th, 2016 · No Comments

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


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.


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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