May brings new marvels and the fresh fullness of spring— let’s enjoy every moment together at the shop, for this month will be a short one at Books on B!
So many of you have been regaled with the tales of my life-changing trip to Memphis last year— now, I’ve been offered to attend BookExpo in New York City, the largest convention for bookfolks in the USA, and if I’ve learned anything in this adventure, saying yes leads to the most wonderful life.......
The shop will be closed from Sunday, May 26 to Monday, June 3– and I’ll be back with new tales from the trip of a lifetime!

It’s the 100th anniversary of Children's Book Week—
and STORY TIME is held EVERY DAY at 11am to celebrate!!!
Tuesday 4/30 with Mrs. Monika-- in Spanish and English!
Wednesday 5/1  with Grandma Alva
Thursday 5/2 with Aunt Marie
Friday 5/3 with Miss Chris
...and Saturday, 5/4 with Julie Bayless, author of ‘ROAR!’

Saturday, May  4
While B Street is closed for Cinco de Mayo festivities, we’ll be business as usual!

 11 am Storytime

Awesome author and illustrator extraordinaire Julie Bayless reads her book Roar! 
We’ll save a cushion for you!


12-4 pm

 Mother’s Day is the 12th:
Treat yourself or a loved one to the fabulous jewelry of local artist Cori Crooks!
We’re lucky to have her for another pop-up; looks like her inspiration this season is California Spanish Revival tiles....

Saturday, May 11
1 pm — *Afternoon* Storytime 

Once again with feeling!

The Mother of all Storytimes—
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence return!

Sisters Nova Aggra, Amor, & Nina Haagen-Dazs read their favorite stories, and yours!

Then, at 3pm:

Show your support by meeting members of the Bay Area chapter of The Horror Writer’s Association as we celebrate the release of their anthology, Tales for the Camp Firea collective effort of over twenty Northern California authors with the singular focus of raising money for the benefit of 2018’s Camp Fire victims. 
All profits from the book’s sales will be donated to the North Valley Community Foundation.

From the authors: ‘As writers of horror fiction, we feel it’s worthwhile to plumb the darkest depths, and find some release from the pain in our real lives.’

For more information about Tales for the Camp Fire visit their homepage here:

Saturday, May 18
11 am 

Storytime with Juan

You won't want to miss this lineup: 
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, which has delighted children all over the world for fifty years
I Am a Bunny by Richard Scarry: a bunny observes the changing seasons 
- Little Pea by Amy Krouse Rosenthal follows a little pea who doesn't want to eat his dinner. But what do vegetables have to eat to be healthy?

1 pm

Hayward author Juan Alvarado Valdivia shares his latest book, Ballad of a Slopsucker, a collection of short stories examining love, family, and masculinity. University of New Mexico Press writes, "These stories offer an important new perspective on the experiences of Latinos and Latinas in the United States and complicate ideas of nationhood, identity, and the definition of home."
While B Street is closed due to the Latin Jazz Festival, within our walls, we’ll be celebrating too—
 join the party, indoors and out!
Wednesday, May 22– special hours

.....We’ll be open for you from 10am to 4pm.....
Saturday, May 25

11am  Miss Christa reads Woolbur!


12-4 pm


Stop by our Pop-Up shop with local textile artist Christa Jago, of Houndstooth Fiber Arts— gorgeous hand-dyed, hand-spun yarns will weave their spell on you....


Books on B will be closed from
Tuesday, May 28 - Saturday, June 1. 

See you Tuesday, June 4!

May flowers with festivities and bouquets of bountiful books...
  See you at the shop!   
                                            -Love, Renee


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