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Best New Books For Spring Book Club Picks

Spring has sprung, the weather is (finally!) warming up, and we are excited gather over a glass of crisp white wine and discuss the seasons hottest books with our favorite girlfriends. Our sister company, Simon & Schuster, is celebrating the resurgence of sunshine and greenery with the book club picks to keep you and your club reading throughout cherry blossom season.

04/13/2015

Library-A-Go-Go machines restored at BART stations, shopping center on March 25th, 2015

‘Robotic’ Libraries Return To BART Stations, Shopping Center

Apparently replacing a librarian with an Italian robotic vending machine is a lot harder than it sounds, and it sounds hard enough, but today, the three Library-A-Go-Go machines are back up and running at El Cerrito Del Norte BART, the Discovery Bay Sandy Cove Shopping Center, and the Pittsburg/Bay Point BART station.

03/27/2015

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Best Book Club Picks For Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month and our sister company Simon & Schuster has put together a list of book club picks that celebrate female voices!

03/02/2015

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Best Books Based In San Francisco: Something To Read On A Cold Winter Night

A 2015 New Year’s resolution to read more books could be made all the more interesting by including several of the best books ever written in and about the City by the Bay.

01/19/2015

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Bay Area Girl Makes Book Publisher See That Girls Can Love Bugs, Monsters & Other ‘Boy’ Stuff

A seven-year old Bay Area girl got a big publishing company to change some of their books.

12/02/2014

Jefferson Award Winner Glen Weaver. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Gives Gift Of Reading To Sonoma County Families

It’s a gift you can carry away, it’s free, and it comes to you. It’s the inspiration of this week’s Jefferson Award winner, Glen Weaver.

06/18/2014

Jefferson Award Winner Carla Koren works with students on their reading skills. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Makes Reading Routine For Young East Bay Students

According to the National Assessment on Educational Progress, only 34 percent of American 4th graders can read at their grade level. Students who can’t read proficiently by the 4th grade are four times more likely to drop out of high school.

03/19/2014

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Kitchen Basics: Know Your Oven From The Joy Kitchen

Megan Scott, from Joy Of Cooking and the blog The Joy Kitchen, shares tips on how to know your oven.

12/19/2013

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Vegan Baking Recipes From The Skinny Bitch

Kim Barbouin, author of the Skinny Bitch series, shares her favorite vegan sweets recipes so you can bake up a storm.

09/25/2013

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Best Book Clubs In The East Bay

San Francisco is a literary town and it should be no surprise that the Bay Area has a plethora of book clubs for any type of reader. Here are a few in the East Bay that are well established.

CBS San Francisco–08/26/2013

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