Book Fair at Geisel Library

May 28, 2024
11:00 AM–2:00 PM

Join us on Tuesday, May 28 in Geisel Library near the Meet Spot where we will be giving away copies of our favorite books from the Library‘s many year-round events and outreach programs. 

As part of the Library’s vision to make information accessible to inspire innovation, foster critical inquiry, and advocate for social justice, we host a variety of events and outreach activities throughout the academic year. From author and faculty talks to our Signature Event Series and the Holocaust Living History Workshop, our events cover a wide range of topics and diverse themes.

This event is free and open to the UC San Diego community as well as the local community. Registration is not required. 

Available book titles include:

  • “African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle & Song” by Kevin Young (2020-2021 Signature Event Series)
  • “Beeline: What Spelling Bees Reveal About Generation Z’s New Path to Success” by Shalini Shankar
  • “Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist” by Judith Heumann with Kristen Joiner (2021 One Book, One San Diego selection for adult readers)
  • “Educated: A Memoir” by Tara Westover (2020-2021 Signature Event Series)
  • “Maus: A Survivor’s Tale” by Art Spiegelman (2022-2023 Signature Event Series + Holocaust Living History Workshop)
  • “My Beautiful Bird” by Suzanne Del Rizzo
  • “Nigel and the Moon” by Antwan Eady with Illustrations by Gracey Zhang
  • “The Archivist” by Rex Pickett (2022-2023 Signature Event Series)
  • “The Campus Guide University of California San Diego: An Architectural Tour” by Dirk Sutro
  • “The Magic Fish” by Trung Le Nguyen
  • “The Nazis Next Door: How America Became A Safe Haven for Hitler’s Men” by Eric Lichtblau (2017 Holocaust Living History Workshop)
  • “The Ministry for the Future” by Kim Stanley Robinson (2022-2023 Signature Event Series)
  • “The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together” by Heather McGhee (2023 One Book, One San Diego selection for adult readers)
  • “The Vanishing Half” by Brit Bennett (2022 One Book, One San Diego selection for adult readers)
  • “They Called Us Enemy” (“Nos Llegaron Enemigos”) by George Takei (2020 One Book, One San Diego selection for adult readers, Spanish readers and young adult readers); available in both English and Spanish
  • “Sea of Tranquility” by Emily St. John Mandel (2021-2022 Signature Event Series)
  • “Shout Your Abortion” forward by Lindy West edited by Amelia Bonow and Emily Nokes (2022 San Diego Circuit Libraries event)
  • “When Stars are Scattered” by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed
  • “Write To Me: Letters from Japanese American Children to the Librarian They Left Behind” by Cynthia Grady

Quantities are limited and books will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Limited to one copy of each book title per person. Books are complimentary. Most books are new, but some may be gently used.

Jen Cormier