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Thursday, February 17 – 7:30pm
Book event:
Byron Spooner – Rounding Up a Bison
with Robert Mailer Anderson

Spend an hour at Bird & Beckett this Thursday evening with Byron Spooner as he reads excerpts from his new book of stories, Rounding Up a Bison, and engages in idle banter & litjabber with interlocutor and long-time friend Robert Mailer Anderson. BYOB. No charge, though you might want to buy Byron’s book once you’ve sampled his wares.

Can’t make it down to the shop? You can catch it in the live stream on Bird & Beckett’s YouTube channel or Facebook page.

Byron Spooner is the author of Rounding Up a Bison: Stories (Andover Street Archives Press, 2021). He is retired as the Literary Director of the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library where for many years he produced literary events. He founded and edited The Readers Review, the Friends’ literary blog, where he wrote about books, music, film and bookselling. His writing has been published widely on a variety of platforms and won Honorable Mention in the 2021 Dillydoun International Fiction Prize competition for his story “The Acrobat Rides the Horse in Sequins.” He served on the San Francisco Poet Laureate Nominating Committee and the One City, One Book Selection Committee of the SFPL and on the Boards of Litquake, California Public Library Advocates and the Advisory Board of the Beat Museum. He is also an adventurer, a naturalist and a partner in Andover Street Archives, brokering literary and cultural archives to university libraries. From 1982 to 1996 he owned and operated Books Revisited, an award-winning outlaw bookstore in San Rafael, California. Back in the seventies he was a founder, editor and writer of The Paper Tiger, the underground newspaper of the New Jersey Student Union. He lives with his wife, writer Judith Ayn Bernhard, in San Francisco. Visit his web site at: https://byronspoonerjudithaynbernhard.godaddysites.com/

Robert Mailer Anderson is a writer, producer, activist, father of four, and 9th generation Californio. Anderson is the best-selling author of the novel Boonville and co-writer/producer of the films “Windows on the World” (also made into a graphic novel) and “PigHunt.”


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