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Bay Area Literary Links

Litquake’s mission is to unite a community of writers, readers and lovers of the written and spoken word through events that celebrate the literary arts of the SF Bay Area. As part of our mission, we include the following links to vital San Francisco Bay Area literary organizations and publications.

Local Literary Organizations and Venues

826 Valencia
Artists for Literacy
Book Club of California
California Writers Club
California Writers Club—Berkeley Branch
City Lights Books
Bay Area Literacy
Bay Area Writing Project
California Poets in the Schools
Center for Literary Arts at San Jose State University
City Arts & Lectures
Edinburgh Castle Pub
Friends of the San Francisco Public Library
The Grotto
Intersection for the Arts
Marin Poetry Center
Mechanics Institute Library
Northern California Book Publicity & Marketing Association
National Novel Writing Month
The Northern California Independent Booksellers Association
The Poetry Center
Poetry Flash
Red Room Writers Society

San Francisco Center for the Book
San Francisco Public Library
SF Screenwriters
Small Press Distribution
Small Press Traffic
Streetside Stories
Word for Word
The Writing Salon

Local Reading Series

Artifact Reading Series
Asian American Storytelling
Feast of Words: A Literary Potluck
Intersection Literary Series
Lit & Lunch at the Center for the Art of Translation
Literary Death Match
LitUp Writers
Lunada Literary Lounge & Open Mic @ Galeria de la Raza
Naked Truth @ Mill Valley Public Library
Porchlight Storytelling Series
Quiet Lightning
Radar Reading Series at SFPL
SF in SF – Science Fiction. San Francisco
SF State Poetry Center Reading Series
Why There Are Words
Writers with Drinks

Local Publishers

AK Press
Apogee Press
Arion Press
Aunt Lute Books
Backbeat Books
Children’s Book Press
Cleis Press
Electric Works
Greenery Press
Instant City
Jossey Bass
Last Gasp
Lonely Planet
MacAdam Cage
Manic D Press
Mercury House
No Starch Press
Nolo Press
North Atlantic Books
RE/Search Publications
Sierra Club Books
Sixteen Rivers Press
Small Desk Press
Tachyon Publications
Ten Speed Press
Travelers’ Tales
UC Press
Ulysses Press
Untreed Reads

Local Literary Journals & Magazines

100 Word Story
The Believer
Cherry Bleeds
Fourteen Hills
Lodestar Quarterly
Narrative Magazine
Opium Magazine
Persimmon Tree Magazine
SoMa Literary Review
The Threepenny Review
To-Do List Magazine
Watchword Press
Weave Magazine
West Marin Review
Zoetrope All-Story

Local Writers Conferences

Napa Valley Writers Conference
San Francisco Writers Conference
Squaw Valley Writers

Bay Area Independent Bookstores

San Francisco

Alexander Book Company
Bird & Beckett Books & Records
Book Bay Bookstore
Books Inc.
Bookshop West Portal
Borderlands Books
Browser Books
Builders Booksource
Dog-Eared Books
Folio Books
Green Apple Books
Modern Times Bookstore
SFSU Bookstore
Wittenborn Art Books and  Dow & Frosini
Zen Center Bookstore

East Bay

A Great Good Place for Books
Black Oak Books
Dark Carnival Bookstore
Diesel, A Bookstore
Eastwind Books of Berkeley
Lafayette Bookstore
Moe’s Books
Orinda Books
Pegasus Fine Books
Rakestraw Books

North Bay

Book Passage
Copperfield’s Books
Depot Bookstore
Habitat Books
Point Reyes Books
Reader’s Books
Rebound Bookstore


Bay Book Company
Moon News

South Bay

Bookshop Santa Cruz
Capitola Book Cafe

Literary Blogs

A Piece of Monologue
The Millions
Social Correspondence