Welcome! If you're looking for a lot of books and a pleasant place to peruse them, seek no further. Alley Cat Books opened on 24th Street in the heart of the Mission in 2011, and has since supplied a book-hungry neighborhood with new, used, and remaindered books--in English and Spanish! To read more about our store, click here!
¡Bienvenidos! Si usted está buscando buenos libros y un lugar agradable para leer. . . . Aquí lo tiene. La librería Alley Cat abrió sobre la Calle 24 en el corazón de la Misión en 2011. Nos encanta este barrio elegante y artística, y trabajamos duro para proporcionar una gran variedad de libros para nuestros vecinos. Haga clic aquí para más información.
Coming Up at Alley Cat:
Alley Cat Drawing Workshop with Molly Hankwitz Wednesday nights starting July 22nd and 29th, 6-9pm Open to all skill levels & abilities $20 per 3 hour session alleycatbooksgallery.com/drawing-workshops for more information
In the gallery through July: Fiesta Frida! 5 - Sunday, 6:00pm - My Gaze///Yr Gaze queer film night hosted by Irwin Swirnoff with guest film selector Cliff Hengst. This month featuring "American Fabulous" directed by Reno Dakota. 6 - Monday, 7:00pm - Music night with CJ Boyd // Select All // Taser Island. 7 - Tuesday, 7:00pm - Artist Reception for FRIDArte Window and Mural. Featured artists G Billie Quijano, Antonio Torrez Solis, ZenPencils, Eddie Valentine, and Jaime Ferrer. 8 - Wednesday, 7:00pm - Poetry Reading with Camara Brown, Jacob Kahn, and Gabriel Ojeda-Sague. Organized by Kevin Killian. 9 - Thursday, 6:30pm - Voz Sin Tinta: Our monthly bilingual poetry reading and open mic curated by Marguerite Munoz. Featured readers TBA. 10 - Friday, 7:00pm - Amy Berkowitz’s “Tender Points”: SF Release Party! Performances by Amy Berkowitz, The Third Thing, and Maisha Z. Johnson. 11 - Saturday, 6:30pm - Fiestas Frida Poetry Slam Open Mic hosted by Raggedy Andey with original Frida prose by Norberto Flores. 12 - Sunday, 2-6:00pm - Fiestas Frida make and take art faire. Free with a $5 donation towards FRIDA art materials. 12 - Sunday, 5:00pm - Social Theory Club! A meeting of minds. Reading for this month TBA. 13 - Monday, 7:00pm - Alley Cat hosts a free board game night on alternate Mondays! Open to the public! 15 - Wednesday, 7:00pm - The“If I Told Napoleon” writing workshop’s mixtape release party! 16 - Thursday, 7:00pm - Liberating Our Voices: An open mic honoring Black Lives Matter. Featured readers: The Poetician, LeRon Barton Jezebel Delilah, Mustafa Sullivan, Kin Folkz, James Cagney, and Xiomara followed by a chance for Black, POC, and/or conscious folks to share in an open mic. 17 - Friday, 6:30pm - A Presentation of "Los Dibujos y Cartas de La Chica Frida/ The Drawings and Letters of the Young Frida" by Jaime Ferrer. A study of Frida from 1919 to 1929 and a discussion and display of rarely seen drawings and letters between Frida and her two young lovers. 18 - Saturday, 7:00pm - Poetry reading featuring Susan Briante, Farid Matuk, and Norma Cole. 23 - Thursday, 7:00pm - Release Party for Geraldine Kim’s new chapbook “No Face Just Boobs” with additional readings from RJ Ingram, Steffi Drewes, Danny T. Nguyen, and Evan Karp. 24 - Friday, 7:00pm - Feral Fourth Friday Square Dance! Git on yer spurs and get to stepping! Live Beer live caller live band and no experience necessary! 26 - Sunday, 5:00pm - Any Book Of The Month Club! 27 - Monday, 7:00pm - Alley Cat hosts a free board game night on alternate Mondays! Open to the public!