February 27, 2023

Mary Roach

Roach has been decorated with awards—including a lifetime achievement award well before her span of years is over—and her books have been published in 21 languages. She has written for National Geographic, Wired, The New York Times Magazine and the Journal of Clinical Anatomy, among others. Roach was an Osher Fellow with the San Francisco Exploratorium and a winner of the American Engineering Societies’ Engineering Journalism Award, a category for which, as her website jokes, “let’s be honest, she was the sole entrant.”
February 27, 2023

Panorama of Wonder

March 16, 2021

Best of Everyday: Books We love

Best of Everyday applies to the little things that made each day of pandemic  lockdown a little more bearable: Grocery stores that limited the amount of toilet paper each customer could buy at one time, thus putting...
February 5, 2021

You Don’t Know Jack: On the road with Jack London

A new guide book for the San Francisco Bay Area offers dozens of exhilarating walks, hikes and historical sites for locals and tourists. A People’s Guide to the San Francisco Bay Area mentions Jack London’s The Call...
October 1, 2020

Marcus Books Reaches Milestone: The nation’s oldest independent Black bookstore celebrates its 60th anniversary...

Marcus Books, the oldest independent Black bookstore in the United States, turned 60 this year. Between global pandemic, Black Lives Matter protests, and the death of Marcus Books founder Dr. Raye Richardson at age 99, this has...
September 22, 2020


AUTHOR Charlie Jane Anders, one of We Love Bookstores’ organizers, is most recently the author of ‘The City in the Middle of the Night.
September 21, 2020


‘I was determined to rebuild my brain to become a writer. I was aware my brain was building new neural paths and demonstrating neuroplasticity, and that what I did would affect the building of those new pathways.’ —Christine Lee
August 1, 2020

#WeLoveBookstores: A movement to save the cultural heart of our neighborhoods

By Katrina Fadrilan Many Bay Area natives hold a special memory of their local, neighborhood bookstore; whether it was buying a copy of Howl from City Lights, relaxing in the hammock on the back porch of Feldmans and...
August 1, 2020

Of Books and Bees: An interview with Berkeley author/beekeeper Christine Hyung-Oak Lee

These days, we are all trying to adjust to “the new normal,” an altered world that is very different from the way it used to be. Berkeley resident and author Christine Hyung-Oak Lee knows something about waking...