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Reedy Press is a book publisher that specializes in local interest titles for the trade market AND custom and commemorative titles for schools, communities, and cultural institutions.

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Unique Eats and Eateries of San Francisco

When people talk about great food cities, San Francisco rises to the top of the list thanks to its 49-square-miles of mouthwatering ways to whet your appetite. Unique Eats and Eateries of San Francisco invites the city’s nearly 25 million annual visitors—and its food-obsessed residents—to discover the stories and histories that simmer behind some of San Francisco’s iconic dishes, historic restaurants, and artisanal shops. Want to taste the prize-winning pie of a 12-time World Pizza Champion? Eat your homework at cheese school? Attend a dinner party for 40? Food truck hop in a national park? Chow down on dumplings in the country’s oldest Chinatown? Or eat your first Hangtown Fry? Pull up a chair and crack open Unique Eats and Eateries of San Francisco. This tasty guide is seasoned with all you need for an unforgettable edible exploration of one of the world’s most food-savvy cities.

Author Bio:
Kimberley Lovato
is a freelance writer in San Francisco whose articles have graced the pages of National Geographic Traveler, American Way, Delta Sky, Virtuoso Life, Virginia Living, Every Day With Rachael Ray, Family Circle and many other print and online publications. Her culinary travel book, Walnut Wine & Truffle Groves, was the Society of American Travel Writers Foundation’s book of the year in 2012, and her personal essays have appeared numerous times in The Best Women’s Travel Writing anthology. When she’s not planning her next trip, Kimberley eats her way around the best city in the world.

Missouri Almanac 2018-2019

Weird, wild, and filled with fun, this historical guidebook delivers the ultimate tour of a one-of-a-kind state. All things Missouri abound in these pages including famous Missourians from Maya Angelou to Walt Disney, native wildlife from bald eagles to bobcats, and vignettes on historical sites throughout the state. The book is filled with information about inventions and innovations, sports and entertainment figures, and noteworthy attractions, all having a tie-in to Missouri. Compiled from collections and institutions from Kansas City to St. Louis and everywhere in between, this debut edition presents a Missouri we've never seen all at once but would like to know better. Open up and prepare to rediscover Missouri. Let the Missouri Almanac 2018-2019 show you the Show-Me State!

Author Bio
Amanda E. Doyle is the author of several books on St. Louis, from its hidden neighborhood gems to its civil rights history. Carolyn Mueller is the author of five children's books. In addition to writing, she works as carnivore keeper at the Saint Louis Zoo. Traci Angel is an author, independent writer, journalist, and adjunct instructor in Kansas City, Missouri. John Brown is a nationally known TV host, in-demand public speaker, radio talk show host, emcee, author of numerous books, and inventor of BibMagnets. Andrea Sumy is a lifelong Missouri resident and Mizzou grad. She has served in Missouri schools for twenty years as a teacher and librarian.

Events & Updates

Presentation

Join Verna Gates, author of 100 Things to Do in Birmingham Before You Die, for a presentation at Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve (1214 81st St. S, Birmingham, AL 35206) at 2PM.

— October 20, 2017

Presentation

Join Nora Trujillo, author of Miami BOO!, for a presentation at Miami Children's Museum (980 MacArthur Causeway, Miami, FL 33132) from 4-8PM.

— October 20, 2017

Book Signing

Join Katie Vaughn, author of 100 Things to Do in Madison Before You Die, for a book signing and 10th-Anniversary Celebration at Yahara Bay Distillers (6250 Nesbitt Rd. #200, Madison, WI 53719) at 6PM. 

— October 20, 2017

Missouri Almanac author on KMOX

Catch John Brown on Hancock and Keley (KMOX at 10:30) when he will discuss the Missouri Almanac, 2018-19.

— October 20, 2017

Presentation

Join Larry Burns, author of 100 Things to Do in Riverside, CA Before You Die, for a presentation at the Mission Inn Museum (3696 Main St., Riverside) at 1PM. 

— October 21, 2017

Presentation

Join Clark Norton, author of 100 Things to Do in Tucson Before You Die, for a presentation at National Parks Store (12880 N Vistoso Village Dr.) at noon.

— October 21, 2017

Book Launch

Join Jim Ross and Shellee Graham, authors of Secret Route 66: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure, for a book launch and signing at POPS (660 W Hwy. 66, Acadia, OK 73007) at 10AM.

— October 21, 2017

Book Signing

Join Carolyn Mueller, author of Missouri Almanac 2018-2019, for a book signing at Boo at the Zoo (1 Government Dr., St. Louis, MO 63110) at 5:30PM.

— October 21, 2017

Book Signing

Join Verna Gates, author of 100 Things to Do in Birmingham Before You Die, for a book signing at Pepper Place Market (2829 2nd Ave. S, Birmingham, AL 35233) at 9AM. One of the chefs featured in the book will do a demonstration during the signing.

— October 21, 2017

Book Signing

Join Christine K. Bailey, author of Secret Phoenix: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure, for a book signing at Barnes and Noble (10235 N Metro Pkwy. E, Phoenix, AZ 85051) at 2PM.

— October 21, 2017

Book Signing

Join Kathleen Dragan, author of Rickshaw Reggie, for a book signing at 57th Street Books (1301 E 57th St., Chicago, IL 60637) at 10:30AM.

— October 21, 2017

Interviews

Jim Merkel will do brief interviews for possible inclusion in his book Growing Up St. Louis at the SLPL Carpenter Branch (3309 S Grand Blvd.) from 10AM to 6PM. After doing interviews at this and three other city library branches during October, he'll choose 50 subjects for further interviews and inclusion in his book.

— October 21, 2017

Book Signing

Join Jim Merkel, author of The Colorful Characters of St. Louis, for a book signing at Kirkwood Community Center (111 S Geyer Rd., Kirkwood, MO 63122) at 7PM. This will be a part of the St. Louis Classic Rock Trivia Celebration.

— October 21, 2017

Author Event

Burgers, Books and Red—Oh Yeah! Come meet Kimberley Lovato, author of Unique Eats and Eateries of San Francisco, and "Red," the namesake behind the San Francisco landmark at Red's Java House (Pier 30, The Embarcadero, San Francisco) at 3PM. Free burgers for the first 100 guests. Books for sale. Signed with a smile. Family-friendly.

— October 21, 2017

Author Event

Join Cameron Collins, author of Lost Treasures of St. Louis, for a presentation and book signing at Oakland House (Affton Historical Society), 7801 Genesta St., at 1PM. 

— October 22, 2017

Presentation

Join Suzanne Corbett, author of Unique Eats and Eateries, for a presentation at Dierberg's School of Cooking West Oak 11481 Olive Blvd., St. Louis, MO, at 6:30.

— October 23, 2017

Presentation

Neighborhood resident and St. Louis author Amanda E. Doyle will present the newest edition of her "St. Louis bucket list" guidebook, as well as a briefly discuss her other books on various St. Louis topics. Play a fun, interactive game, win prizes, and buy books. The event will be held at the Center for Divine Love (First Church of Divine Science, 3617 Wyoming St., St. Louis, MO 63116) starting at 7:15PM.

— October 24, 2017

Book Signing

Join Carolyn Mueller, author of Missouri Almanac 2018-2019, for a book signing at Boo at the Zoo (1 Government Dr., St. Louis, MO 63110) at 5:30PM.

— October 24, 2017

Author Event

Join Kimberley Lovato, author of Unique Eats and Eateries of San Francisco, for a Happy Hour presentation and book signing at Sam's Grill and Seafood (374 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94104) starting at 4PM.

— October 24, 2017

Presentation

Join Kimberley Lovato, author of Unique Eats and Eateries of San Francisco, for a presentation at Hotel Rex (562 Sutter St., San Francisco, CA) at 6PM. 

— October 25, 2017

Author Event
Join Kimberley Lovato, author of Unique Eats and Eateries of San Francisco, for a presentation at Hotel Rex at 7PM. Kimberley will be presenting alongside other local authors as a part of the Weekday Wanderlust writer series.

— October 25, 2017

Author Event

Join Lauren Craig, author of 100 Things to Do in Newark Before You Die, for an event at Crystal Plaza (307 W Northfield Rd.) at 6PM.

— October 26, 2017

Presentation

Join Suzanne Corbett, author of Unique Eats and Eateries of St. Louis, for a presentation and book signing at The Gatesworth (1 McKnight Pl., St. Louis, MO 63124) at 7PM.

— October 26, 2017

Book Signing

Join Sara First, author of Memphis BOO!, for a book signing during Haunted Happenings at Woodfruff-Fontaine House (680 Adams Ave., Memphis, TN 38105) at 6PM.

— October 27, 2017

Book Signing

Join Carolyn Mueller, author of Missouri Almanac 2018-2019, for a book signing at Boo at the Zoo (1 Government Dr., St. Louis, MO 63110) at 5:30PM.

— October 27, 2017

Presentation

Join Christine K. Bailey, author of Secret Phoenix: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure, for a presentation and book signing at Sibley's West (72 S San Marcos Pl., Chandler, AZ 85225) at 11AM.

— October 28, 2017

Interviews

Jim Merkel will do brief interviews for possible inclusion in his book Growing Up St. Louis from 10AM to 6PM at SLPL Julia Davis Branch (4415 Natural Bridge Ave.). After doing interviews at this and three other city library branches during October, he'll choose 50 subjects for further interviews and inclusion in his book.

— October 28, 2017

Book Signing

Join Kathleen Dragan, author of Rickshaw Reggie, for a book signing at the Irish American Heritage Center (4626 N Knox, Chicago, IL) at noon. This two-day event on the 28th and 29th celebrates Irish books, artists, and musicians. 

— October 28, 2017

Presentation

Join Jan Jacobi, author of Young Abe Lincoln, for a presentation at Lincoln's New Salem (15588 History Lane, Petersburg, IL, 62675) at 10AM.

— October 29, 2017

Book Signing

Join Carolyn Mueller, author of Missouri Almanac 2018-2019, for a book signing at Boo at the Zoo (1 Government Dr., St. Louis, MO 63110) at 5:30PM.

— October 29, 2017

Presentation

Join Cameron Collins, author of Lost Treasures of St. Louis, for a presentation and book signing at St. Lucas United Church of Christ (11735 Denny Rd., St. Louis) at noon.

— November 1, 2017

Presentation

Join David Baugher, author of Secret America: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure, for a presentation at the Middendorf-Kredell Library (2750 State Hwy. K, St. Charles, MO) at 7PM.

— November 1, 2017

Presentation

Join Carolyn Mueller, author of Missouri Almanac 2018-2019, for a presentation at the Middendorf-Kredell Library (2750 State Hwy K, O'Fallon, MO 63368) at 7PM.

— November 2, 2017

Presentation

Join Jim Merkel, author of The Colorful Characters of St. Louis, for a presentation at Redeemer Evangelical Church (6450 S Kingshighway) at 7AM.

— November 2, 2017

Presentation

Join Jim Merkel, author of The Colorful Characters of St. Louis, for a presentation at Redeemer Evangelical Church (6450 S Kingshighway) at 7PM.

— November 2, 2017

Book Signing

Join Verna Gates, author of 100 Things to Do in Birmingham Before You Die, for a book signing at Barnes and Noble (201 Summit Blvd. #100, Birmingham, AL 35243) at 1PM.

— November 3, 2017

Book Signing

Join Amanda E. Doyle, author of 100 Things to Do in St. Louis Before You Die, Second Edition, for a book signing at Ballwin Cafe (14438 Clayton Rd., Ballwin, MO 63011) from 11AM to 1PM.

— November 4, 2017

Author Event

Join Deb Thompson and Tonya Prater, authors of Secret Cleveland: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure, along with other local authors for the annual Book Sale and Pancake Breakfast at the International Women's Air & Space Museum (Burke Lakefront Airport Room 165: 1501 N Marginal Rd., Cleveland, OH 44114) starting at 8:30AM.

— November 4, 2017

Book Signing

Join Jim Ross and Shellee Graham, authors of Secret Route 66: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure, for a book talk and signing at the Norman Barnes and Noble (540 Ed Noble Pkwy., Norman, OK 73072) at 1PM.

— November 4, 2017

Book Signing

Join Ed Wheatley, Bill Borst, and Bill Rogers—authors of St. Louis Browns—for a book signing at the St. Louis Sports Collector Show (Orlando Gardens, South County: 4300 Hoffmeister Ave.) at 11AM. 

— November 5, 2017

Presentation

Join Katie Vaughn, author of 100 Things to Do in Madison Before You Die, and other local authors for the Wisconsin Book Festival at Madison Public Library (201 W Mifflin St., Madison, WI 53703). Katie's presentation at noon will offer inspiration for making a winter bucket list that'll keep the fun going in Madison all the way 'til Spring!

— November 5, 2017

Author Event

Join Jo Ann Kargus, author of Cardinals Splendor, for a coloring and signing event at Spencer Branch Library (427 Spencer Rd., St. Peters, MO 63376) at 7PM. Free coloring pages and pencils to borrow will be available at the event. 

— November 6, 2017

Presentation

Join Molly Page, author of 100 Things to Do in Chicago Before You Die, for a presentation at Addison Public Library (4 Friendship Plaza, Addison, IL 60101) at 7PM.

— November 6, 2017

Presentation

Join Jim Merkel, author of The Colorful Characters of St. Louis, for a presentation at Mudd's Grove (302 W Argonne Ave., Kirkwood, MO) at 10AM. 

— November 6, 2017

Presentation

Join David Baugher, author of Secret America: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure, for a presentation at Linnemann Library (2323 Elm St, St Charles, MO 63301) at 7PM.

— November 7, 2017

Author Event

What's on tap? Books & Brews at Anchor Steam's brand new taproom! Come meet the Kimberley Lovato, the author of Unique Eats and Eateries of San Francisco, and try some classic Anchor brews in San Francisco's newest beer bar. This event is located at Anchor Public Taps (495 De Haro St., San Francisco, CA 94107) and begins at 6PM.

— November 7, 2017

Author Event

Join Jo Ann Kargus, author of Cardinals Splendor, for a coloring and signing event at Kisker Library (1000 Kisker Rd., St. Charles, MO) at 7PM. Free coloring pages and pencils to borrow will be available at the event. 

— November 8, 2017

Book Signing

Join Christine K. Bailey, author of Secret Phoenix, for a book signing at Barnes and Noble (7325 N La Cholla Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85741) at 1PM.

— November 11, 2017

Book Signing

Join Amanda E. Doyle, author of Missouri Almanac 2018-2019, for a book signing at Christopher's Gifts (127 E Argonne Dr., Kirkwood, MO 63122) from 1-3PM.

— November 11, 2017

Book Discussion and Signing

Join Ed Wheatley, Bill Borst, and Bill Rogers, authors of St. Louis Browns: The Story of a Beloved Team, for a book discussion and signing at Kirkwood Public Library (140 E Jefferson Ave, Kirkwood, MO 63122) at 7PM.

— November 13, 2017

Author Event

Join Kimberley Lovato, author of Unique Eats and Eateries of San Francisco, for a discussion at Book Passage Bookstore (Ferry Building Marketplace: One Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA 94111) at 6PM.

— November 13, 2017

Book Signing

Join Marcus Marquez, author of 100 Things to Do in Napa Valley Before You Die, for a book signing at 750 WINES (1224 Adams St., Suite C, St. Helena, CA 94574) at 6PM. 

 

— November 16, 2017

Presentation

Join David Baugher, author of Secret America: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure, for a presentation at Maplewood Library (7550 Lohmeyer Ave., St. Louis, MO 63143) at 6:30PM.

— November 16, 2017

Presentation

Join Carolyn Mueller, author of Missouri Almanac 2018-2019, for a presentation at The Butterfly House (15193 Olive Blvd., Chesterfield, MO 63017) at 11AM.

— November 16, 2017

TV Interview

Tune into WGN Midday News for an interview with Joni Hirsch Blackman, author of This Used to Be Chicago, at 11:25AM.

— November 16, 2017

Presentation

Join Jim Merkel, author of The Colorful Characters of St. Louis, for a presentation at Five Star Senior Center (2832 Arsenal St.) at 7PM.

— November 16, 2017

Gift Sale

Join Geneva Ives, author of Unique Eats and Eateries Santa Barbara, for a holiday gift sale and book signing at 430 S. Fairview Ave., Santa Barbara, CA at 11 AM.

— November 17, 2017

Book Signing

Join Terri Peterson Smith, author of Unique Eats and Eateries of the Twin Cities, for a book signing at Calvin Christian School Gym (4015 Inglewood Ave. S, Edina, MN) at 9AM.

— November 18, 2017

Book Presentation and Signing

Join Ed Wheatley, Bill Rogers, and Bill Borst, authors of St. Louis Browns: The Story of a Beloved Team, for a presentation and book signing at Novel Neighbor (795 Big Bend Rd.) at 2PM.

— November 18, 2017

Book Signing

Join Christine K. Bailey, author of Secret Phoenix and 100 Things to Do in Phoenix Before You Die, for a book signing at Barnes and Noble (3111 W Chandler Blvd., Ste. 2054, Chandler, AZ 85226) at 3PM.

— November 18, 2017

Book Signing

Join Zach Powers, author of 100 Things to Do in Savannah Before You Die, for a book signing at E. Shaver Booksellers, 326 Bull St., Savannah, GA, at 1 PM.

— November 24, 2017

Book Signing

Join Suzanne Corbett, author of Unique Eats and Eateries of St. Louis, for a book signing at NewSeason's Day Spa (1 Ronnie's Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63126) at 11AM.

— December 2, 2017

Book Signing

Join Rebecca Keister, author of Secret Providence: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure, for a book signing at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet (60 Rhodes Pl., Cranston, RI 02905) at 11AM.

— December 2, 2017

Book Signing

Join Ed Wheatley, Bill Borst, and Bill Rogers—authors of St. Louis Browns—for a book signing at the St. Louis Sports Collector Show (Orlando Gardens, South County: 4300 Hoffmeister Ave.) at 11AM. 

— December 3, 2017

Book Signing

Join David Baugher, author of Secret America: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure, for a book signing at Kirkwood Public Library (140 E. Jefferson) at 2PM.

— December 3, 2017

Book Signing

Join Amanda E. Doyle, author of 100 Things to Do in St. Louis Before You Die, 2nd Edition, for a book signing at Kingshighway library branch, 2260 S. Vandeventer Ave., St. Louis, MO, at noon.

— December 7, 2017

Book Signing

Join Terri Peterson Smith, author of Unique Eats and Eateries of the Twin Cities, for a book signing at Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 3038 Hennepin Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN 55408) at 2PM.

— December 9, 2017

Book Signing

Join Jim Ross and Shellee Graham, authors of Secret Route 66: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure, for a book signing at Full Circle Books (50 Penn Pl., 1900 NW Exp., Oklahoma City, OK 73118) at 3PM.

— December 9, 2017

Presentation

Join Zach Powers, author of 100 Things to Do in Savannah Before You Die, for a presentation at Space Station at Starlandia, 2438 Bull St., Savannah, GA, at 6:30 PM.

— December 28, 2017

Book Launch

Join Verna Gates, author of 100 Things to Do in Birmingham Before You Die, for a book launch at Little Professor Book Store (2844 18th St. S, Homewood, AL 35209) at 2PM.

— January 14, 2018

Presentation

Join Traci Angel and Andrea Sumy, authors of Missouri Almanac 2018-2019, for a presentation at Mid-Continent Library - Excelsior Springs (1460 Kearney Rd., Excelsior Springs, MO 64024) at 6:30PM.

— February 12, 2018

Presentation

Join Jan Jacobi, author of Young Abe Lincoln, for a presentation at the Church of St. Michael and St. George, 6345 Wydown Ave., St. Louis, MO 63105) at 6PM. The presentation will follow "Steak and Stories" at the church; cost per person for dinner is $20. 

— February 13, 2018

Presentation

Join Traci Angel and Andrea Sumy, authors of Missouri Almanac 2018-2019, for a presentation at Mid-Continent Library - Woodneath (8900 NE Flintock Rd., Kansas City, MO 64157) at 7PM.

— March 13, 2018

Presentation

Join Christine K. Bailey, author of Secret Phoenix: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure, for a presentation at Tempe Public Library (3500 S Rural Rd., Tempe, AZ) at 10:30AM.

— April 3, 2018

Presentation

Join Christine K. Bailey, author of Secret Phoenix: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure, for a presentation at Tempe Public Library (3500 S Rural Rd., Tempe, AZ) at 6:30PM.

— April 18, 2018

Presentation

Join Jan Jacobi, author of Young Abe Lincoln, for a presentation at the Sappington/Concord Historical Society at noon.

— April 19, 2018

Presentation

Join Traci Angel and Andrea Sumy, authors of Missouri Almanac 2018-2019, for a presentation at Mid-Continent Library - Blue Springs South (2220 MO-7, Blue Springs, MO 64014) at 11AM.

— April 21, 2018

Author Event

Join Sarah Parisi, author of the Ultimate Kids' Adventure Guide to Chicago, for a presentation and book signing at the Schaumburg Township District Library (130 S Roselle Rd.) at 7PM. This event is a part of the Chicagoland: Read All About It author series. Books will be available for purchase at the event. 

— May 9, 2018

Book Signing

Join Jan Jacobi, author of Young Abe Lincoln, for a book signing at Lincoln's New Salem Historic Site (15588 History Lane, Petersburg, IL 62675) as a part of the day-long Summer Festival.

— June 9, 2018