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Just Published

Just published: Chester Arnold’s Evidence, a retrospective celebration of Bay Area artist’s long career. This wide-ranging collection surveys works from the past three decades, investigations rich with humor and penetrating visual commentary, along with a fierce love of the natural world and the art of painting.

2016 Holiday Sale


We invite you to take advantage of our annual holiday sale at Kelly’s Cove Press. All our titles are available at a discount of at least 20% through January 19. After that all bets are off! Buy three books or more and we pay domestic shipping. Our books make charming gifts.


Sonoma County Book Festival — THIS SATURDAY 9/22


Sonoma County Book Festival

When: Back to Calendar »September 22, 2012 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Where: Santa Rosa Downtown Courthouse Square and Central Library
Santa Rosa
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Cost: free
Three Kelly’s Cove authors to appear at Sonoma Co. Book Fest, Saturday, September 22.
Bart Schneider will be appearing on a mystery novelist panel: “Death Becomes Them”, with Cara Black 11:30-12:30
Poetry readings by Terry Ehret, Mike Tuggle, and Bart Schneider:
12:30 – 1:30

Independent Bookstores or the 1% Tax-dodging Superstore

We had two great events this last weekend. Friday night at Bird & Beckett, the hip neighborhood bookstore in the Glen Park area of San Francisco, Jonathan Clark with his grand basso voice read Kenneth Patchen poems to the walking bass of former SF Symphony bassist and jazz veteran Don Prell. And yesterday, at Readers” Books in Sonoma, Jonathan read with the fine jazz shakuhachi stylist Karl Young. As Jonathan noted, “This has to be the first time Patchen”s been performed online slots with shakuhachi.” At each event I found myself feeling really grateful to the small, iconoclastic bookstores, that against all odds, keep their stores open and gather their communities for free events. And yet for the sake of a few shekels, customers prefer buying their books at the 1% bookstore which offers no community.