New on the shelves this weekend
Hotly anticipated new books on the shelves at Bird & Beckett include novels by Michael Chabon (Telegraph Avenue), T.C. Boyle (San Miguel), Zadie Smith (NW), Irvine Welsh (Skagboys); short stories by Junot Diaz (This is How You Lose Her); nonfiction by Salman Rushdie (Joseph Anton: A Memoir), David Byrne (How Music Works), the late Christopher Hitchens (Mortality), Robert Hass (What Light Can Do: Essays), Joy Harjo (Crazy Brave: A Memoir). New in paperback, Stephen Greenblatt (The Swerve) and Steven Pinker (The Better Angels of Our Nature). New poetry by the US Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey (Thrall). etc., etc.
It’s pretty much always like that at Bird & Beckett, though this is the beginning of the autumn onslaught of wonderful books. Who says the publishing industry is in trouble?
Our events are put on under the umbrella of the nonprofit Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (the "BBCLP"). That's how we fund our ambitious schedule of 300 or so concerts and literary events every year.
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Gigging musicians! You have nothing to lose but your lack of a collective voice to achieve fair wages for your work!
The IMA can be a conduit for you, if you join in to make it work.
Read more here - Andy Gilbert's Feb 25 article about the IMA from KQED's site