Bay seniors still blindsided by the disappearance of so many local bookstores have a handful of locations where the shelves are yet overflowing and live authors read out loud. Tonight, April 18, Oakland author Mary Roach who makes science more amusing than you ever thought possible, will be discussing “Gulp” her new opus on digestion at Dominican College in San Rafael, sponsored by never-say-die Book Passage. They have ongoing events in their Corte Madera and Ferry Plaza stores as well as cookbook authors lunch events at various restaurants. Other resources for literary fogies include Mrs. Dalloway’s in Berkeley, Kepler’s in Menlo Park, Booksmith in San Francisco and Books Inc. at various Bay Area locations. If you’re a convert to e-books, be advised that the Geezer’s new novel will be downloadable next month.

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