August and September....

For August, we have chosen Wendy MacNaughton's Meanwhile in San Francisco: The City in its Own Words.. From the copy:

Take a stroll through the City by the Bay with renowned artist Wendy MacNaughton in this collection of illustrated documentaries. With her beloved city as a backdrop, a sketchbook in hand, and a natural sense of curiosity, MacNaughton spent months getting to know people in their own neighborhoods, drawing them and recording their words. Her street-smart graphic journalism is as diverse and beautiful as San Francisco itself, ranging from the vendors at the farmers' market to people combing the shelves at the public library, from MUNI drivers to the bison of Golden Gate Park, and much more. Meanwhile in San Francisco offers both lifelong residents and those just blowing through with the fog an opportunity to see the city with new eyes.

If you want to get a jump on September, we'll be reading The Barbary Plague: The Black Death in Victorian San Francisco by Marilyn Chase.
As always, we will be meeting the last Wednesday of the month (August 26th and September 30th, respectively) from 6p-8p to drink $5 cocktails and have a rolling conversation, mostly about the book/books we love :-)