Peninsula Arts & Letters Presents...

Scott Westerfeld  

Scott Westerfeld

Monday, September 26, 2016, 7:00 p.m.



  Swarm book cover



Literary Seminar with Kimberly Ford

Tickets are available at Kepler's and online at Brown Paper Tickets


Tuesday, September 27 - Play It As It Lays by Joan Didion
1-2:30 p.m.  

Monday, October 24 - The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil by George Saunders
1-2:30 p.m.  

Tuesday, November 29 - Mariette in Ecstasy by Ron Hansen
1-2:30 p.m.  






Julian Guthrie  

Julian Guthrie in conversation with Bob Richards & Mike Snyder

Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

How to Make a Spaceship: A Band of Renegades, an Epic Race, and the Birth of Private Spaceflight


  How to Make a Spaceship book cover

Credit: Gordon Whiting

Angie Coiro - In Deep Radio live at Kepler's

Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 12:00  p.m. 



Prisons, Profits, Principles 

Panelists include:

Dr. Debra Satz, Stanford University - Marta Sutton Weeks Professor of Ethics in Society, Professor of Philosophy and, by courtesy, Political Science; and Senior Associate Dean for the Humanities and Arts

Corene Kendrick, a Staff Attorney at the Prison Law Office, a nonprofit organization based in Berkeley, California, where she works on class action litigation and the monitoring and enforcement of settlement agreements brought on behalf of incarcerated persons against states and counties.


  Dr. Debra Satz
Corene Kendrick


Credit: Sarah Crowder

Ridley Pearson

Saturday, October 1, 2016, 2:00 p.m.

Lock and Key: The Initiation





Roger Penrose in conversation with Dr. Roger Blandford

Monday, October 3, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

Fashion, Faith, and Fantasy in the New Physics of the Universe







Credit: Brett Hall Jones


PREMIER EVENT: The Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy 2016 featuring John Joseph Adams, Karen Joy Fowler, Charlie Jane Anders and Liz Ziemska

Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2016

Tickets are available at Kepler's and online at Brown Paper Tickets





Melissa de la Cruz
Credit: Denise Bovee

Melissa de la Cruz

Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 7:00 p.m.

Something in Between

Redwood Shores Library, 399 Marine Pkwy. @ Bridge Pkwy., Redwood City




Credit: Michelle Enemark

Credit: Jen Siska


PREMIER EVENT: Atlas Obscura with Dylan Thuras in conversation with Mary Roach

Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders

Tickets are available at Kepler's and online at Brown Paper Tickets









PREMIER EVENT: Peter S. Beagle in conversation with Tad Williams

Thursday, October 6, 2016, 7:00 p.m.


Tickets are available at Kepler's and online at Brown Paper Tickets




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Michael DiMartino in conversation with Gene Luen Yang

Monday, October 10, 2016, 7:00 p.m.

Rebel Genius




Credit: Becca Henry

Dale Dougherty in conversation with Kara Platoni

Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

Free to Make: How the Maker Movement Is Changing Our Schools, Our Jobs, and Our Minds


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Premier Event: Alton Brown Book Signing

Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 7:30 p.m.


Tickets are available at Kepler's and online at Brown Paper Tickets.




Credit: Michael Lionstar


PREMIER EVENT: Alexander McCall Smith

Thursday, October 13, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

Precious and Grace (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #17)




Margaret Stohl



Margaret Stohl and the People of Marvel

Friday, October 14, 2016, 7:00 p.m.

Black Widow: Red Vengeance

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PREMIER EVENT: Steve Young Book Signing

Saturday, October 15, 2:00 p.m.

QB: My Life Behind the Spiral

Tickets are available at Kepler's and online at Brown Paper Tickets



Matthew J. Kirby
Credit: Naomi Leu Photography


Matthew J. Kirby and an Assassin's Creed Panel

Monday, October 17, 2016, 7:00 p.m.

Assassin's Creed: Last Descendants

Redwood City Library, 1044 Middlefield Rd., Redwood City




Credit: Carlos Avila Gonzalez


Shilpi Somaya Gowda in conversation with Shobha Rao

Monday, October 17, 7:30 p.m.

The Golden Son


This event is presented in partnership with .






Credit: Deborah Feingold

Premier Event: Jodi Picoult in conversation with Natalie Baszile

Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

Small Great Things

Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway, Redwood City

Tickets are available at Kepler's and online at the Fox Theatre Box Office








Credit: Kii Arens


PREMIER EVENT: Ziggy Marley in conversation with Adam Mansbach

Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 5:00 p.m.

Ziggy Marley and Family Cookbook: Delicious Meals Made with Whole, Organic Ingredients from the Marley Kitchen

Tickets are available at Kepler's and online at Brown Paper Tickets

Please note that a spot in the signing line is only guaranteed for Premier ticket holders.





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For 60 years, Kepler's Books has been one of the nation’s premier independent bookstores, famous for its outstanding author events, knowledgeable staff, and its broad selection of books, magazines and gifts. Its commitment to the local communities it serves has helped define the cultural identity of the San Francisco Bay Area.