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Booktails: “Gideon the Ninth”

Booktails: “Gideon the Ninth”

Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir “If you do not find yourself a galaxy, it is not so bad to find yourself a star.” In a mysterious corner of the universe exists nine ancient houses with nine rulers and heirs gifted in different forms of morbid magic. Some commune with...

Picket Fences — October 2022

Picket Fences — October 2022

Picket Fences There’s always something to be said about a good party. As the residents of Benicia begin arriving home with their art purchases and gossip from the night’s event, two residents have more than just gossip on their minds. Xavier and Payton pull up to the...

Samhain

Samhain

Samhain: The pagan roots of Halloween You probably celebrate Halloween by dressing up in costume, trick-or-treating with your kids, or binge-watching your favorite scary movies, but do you know the origins of this beloved holiday? What we now refer to as Halloween is...

Arts Benicia at 35

Arts Benicia at 35

Arts Benicia's 35 by 35Arts Benicia is celebrating its 35th year of supporting the visual arts in Benicia and the greater region with an exhibition called 35 by 35. The exhibition highlights the theme of artists supporting artists, central to Arts Benicia’s long...

Booktails: “The Maidens”

Booktails: “The Maidens”

The Maidens by Alex Michaelides “After all, everyone’s entitled to be the hero of their own story. So I must be permitted to be the hero of mine. Even though I’m not. I’m the villain.” I don't know about you, but by the time I flip my calendar to September, I consider...

Picket Fences — September 2022

Picket Fences — September 2022

Picket Fences Previously in Picket Fences: Payton was injured while he and Zavier fled from Connie’s home. Martin Cray killed his father before fleeing the scene, leaving Connie and Angela to cover up the crime. The big fundraiser ended. At the end of every good party...

Booktails: “Yerba Buena”

Booktails: “Yerba Buena”

Yerba Buena by Nina LaCour “I lost nearly everything, and then I built something better.” Say hello to Booktail's first repeat author, Nina LaCour. If you enjoyed reading Watch Over Me with us last year, you'll definitely want to pick up LaCour's debut adult novel,...

Picket Fences — August 2022

Picket Fences — August 2022

Previously in Picket Fences… Hank ended his affair with Saraya, Payton and Xavier narrowly escaped an assailant at Connie’s house, and Martin Cray stabbed his father and fled, leaving Connie and Angela in a pinch. Angela and Connie had agreed that this would be their...

Beth Winfield’s “Secret Gardens”

Beth Winfield’s “Secret Gardens”

Beth Winfield Shares “Secret Gardens” at the Benicia Plein Air GalleryBenicia Plein Air Gallery features “Secret Gardens,” an exhibition of garden landscapes by Beth Winfield that runs through August 28. An award-winning artist, Winfield likes to continually challenge...

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