Civic Center Library will be closed for upgrades Apr 16-30. Reopening tentatively set for May 1. More details.

Six of the nine films nominated for Best Picture 2011 were adapted from books.  Check them out and decide: which is better, book or film? The Descendants, by Kaui Hart HemmingsExtremely...
New book reviewed on NPR – Fresh AirWhat We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank  by Nathan EnglanderIn  What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank, Englander writes about...
There's nothing like a real book
Have you ever wondered what the bookstore looks like at night? Well, wonder no more. The owners of Type Books in Toronto, Canada have created The Joy of Books to cue us all in.Like the video says...
What is "Speculative and Forthcoming?"Speculative fiction is the realm of science fiction and (sometimes) fantasy, where the author asks, "what if...?" about some unlikely...
 I am so excited for BookFest! The festival, held at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco from Thursday, February 23 through Tuesday, February 28, features a stellar lineup of writers,...
 New book reviewed on NPR - Fresh AirWhat We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank  by Nathan EnglanderIn What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank, Englander writes about his...
New book reviewed on NPRNo One Is Here Except All Of Us  by Ramona AusubelAusubel's debut, No One Is Here Except All of Us, is a work of magical realism.  When an isolated Jewish...
Celebrate Presidents Day by reading one of these new books about Presidents Lincoln and Washington:Killing Lincoln: the shocking assassination that changed America forever, by Bill O’Reilly...
I am no anglophile. Admittedly, I recognize Beatles songs with 35 percent accuracy. I just don't get Monty Python (I fake it).  I've never swooned over an English accent or a Jane...
REAL "reality" love stories?  Try StoryCorps latest book, new this month, All There Is.  These are vignettes from the StoryCorps oral history collection, including funny,...