The fall book release season is in full swing, and that means there are a bunch of opportunities for you to catch the authors in action (yes, my in-box is currently being pummeled with press releases). Here’s a roundup of some cool options for ya.
This Thursday October 25th, check out two books at once at the SFMOMA. Todd Selby will be there to promote his new book, Edible Selby, along with James and Caitlin Freeman of Blue Bottle, who will be there with their new book, The Blue Bottle Craft of Coffee. The evening will begin at 5pm with book signings, then from 6pm-7pm catch the three authors in conversation. At 7pm, they’ll move on to a reception at the SFMOMA’s rooftop Blue Bottle Coffee Bar. The event is free with museum admission, and the books will be available for purchase. (Hey, if you’re an SFMOMA member, you get a 10 percent discount too!) For details, check out the event’s Facebook page. 151 Mission St. at Minna, 415-357-4000.
Then, on Friday October 26th, head over to ~MIJITA~ in the Ferry Building, where Bruce Aidells will be promoting his new cookbook, Great Meat Cookbook, in conjunction with Omnivore Books. He’ll be preparing a three-course, family-style supper for your enjoyment at 6pm, and the cost of the dinner includes a signed copy of the book. Dinner is $85, including tax and gratuity, and reservations can be made by email. 1 Ferry Building at Embarcadero, 415-399-0814.
Sunday October 28th brings us a lunchtime event from Book Passage with chef Matthew Accarrino and wine director Shelley Lindgren of SPQR. The pair will be at ~A16~ promoting their new book, SPQR: Modern Italian Food and Wine. The lunch begins at 12:30pm and features four courses from Accarrino, plus wine pairings selected by Lindgren. The cost per person is $115, including a signed copy of the book, four courses, wine, tax, and gratuity. Reservations can be made here.
On Sunday November 4th, catch Diane Kochilas at the Annunciation Cathedral, where she’ll be signing copies of her new book, The Country Cooking of Greece. Books will be available for purchase at the event, which begins at 12:30pm, and is free. 245 Valencia St. at 14th St.
Then, on Monday November 5th, she’ll be in San Mateo at Draeger’s Cooking School to demonstrate her techniques. The class begins at 6:30pm and costs $55. Tickets can be purchased here. 222 East 4th Ave. at South B, San Mateo, 650-685-3704.
Lastly, be sure to check out ~OMNIVORE BOOKS~ for a full list of upcoming events—they’re always hosting lots of fab authors coming through town!