Chronicle Books is an independent publisher based in San Francisco that has been making things since the Summer of Love. We are inspired by the enduring magic of books, and by sparking the passions of others.
Welcome to Lucky Thirteen, an ongoing series of 13 quick questions (some bookish, some not) for our magnificent authors and illustrators. Most Bay Area residents and tourists need no introduction to Karl the Fog, San Francisco’s wittiest weather system. When he isn’t eating neighborhoods, shrouding Sutro Tower, or cooling off folks hiking up SF’s hills,
High school teacher Tim Clancy has been finding the funny in student writing assignments for 25 years. From mangled metaphors (“If you’re quiet enough, you can hear a pin drop in a haystack.”) to uproarious usages (“We conglomerated at Paul’s house.”) Clancy saves his pupils’ most memorable passages all year. On the last day of the school,
It’s graduation season and it’s time to celebrate (with books)! Whether they’re completing nursery school or middle school, delight the graduate in your life with these inspiring reads. Tomorrow Most Likely By Dave Eggers, illustrated by Lane Smith Ages 3-5 What new experiences will tomorrow bring? This is the exciting question behind Dave Eggers’s new
Celebrated doula, healer, yoga teacher, and parenting coach Lori Bregman wrote Mamaste to be a holistic guide to being a more balanced, authentic, and joyful mother. She introduces the “five expressions of motherhood”—Action Mama, Flow Mama, Rebel Mama, Vulnerable Mama, and Free Mama—and offers supportive advice, exercises, meditations, and yoga practices to cultivate a healthy balanced life
Things that look like other things. It’s a staple genre in children’s books and internet memes. Kids can almost always catch on in books. (We usually can, too.) Confused identity is also at the heart of I’m a Baked Potato!, a new story about a dog, not a baked potato, who gets lost and finds out a lot
It’s almost here! April 27th is Independent Bookstore Day. It’s a daylong, nationwide celebration of the indie bookstores at the heart of our communities. There’s so much to do that it can get overwhelming! We asked the experts from the Worst-Case Scenario Handbook to give us some tips on prepping for the biggest, most bookish day of the year.
April is National Poetry Month. Spoken-word stars Andrea Gibson and Megan Falley believe poetry can open our minds, combat loneliness, and maybe even change the world. In How Poetry Can Change Your Heart, they guide novices and seasoned readers alike in opening up to the magic of words. Step one? Ask poetry out on a
Solo travel is becoming increasingly popular, especially among millennial women who are seeking adventure in nature. Gale Staub, a seasoned adventurer and founder of SheExplores.com, captures the stories and breathtaking photographs of 40 women in the book She Explores. These women share inspiring stories of living in vans and trucks and vintage trailers, exploring wild
Shewolfe and Beatrix Gravesguard are the authors of The Astrological Grimoire: Timeless Horoscopes, Modern Rituals, and Creative Altars for Self-Discovery. They tell us how astrology is relevant today, what they didn’t want to put in their book, and what they found when they visited an occult book vault. When we sat down to conjure The Astrological