For years, Modern Times Bookstore Collective has partnered with professors at San Francisco State University, City College of San Franciso, and California College of the Arts to provide coursebooks. As a further extension of our commitment to working with our local academic communities, we’re offering a number of books in both hard copy and ebook forms.

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This list is for CCA’s Spring 2013 semester, organized alphabetically by title. If you have questions, please get in touch at or 415.282.9246

A Different Mirror – Ronald Takaki
After Art – David Joselit
Agile City: Building Well-Being and Wealth in an Era of Climate Change – James Russell
Blindness – Jose Sarmago
Bloodchild – Octavia Butler
Blues Legacies and Black Feminism – Angela Davis
Building Systems for Interior Designers (2nd ed) – Corky Binggeli
Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation – Jeff Chang
Coming Through Slaughter – Michael Ondaatje
Creative Workshop: 80 Challenges – HOW Books
Eating Animals – Jonathan Safran Foer
Ethics of Climate Change: Right and Wrong in a Warming World – James Garvey
Girls’ Studies – Elline Lipkin
Heartbreak Diet – Thorina Rose
Humanimal: A Project for Future Children – Bhanu Kapil
I Am An Emotional Creature – Eve Ensler
Ideas for the Animated Short – Karen Sullivan
If You Follow Me – Malena Watrous
In Search of our Mother’s Gardens – Alice Walker
Ishmael – Daniel Quinn
Johnny Cash’s American Recordings – Tony Tost
Learning Processing: A Beginner’s Guide to Programming – Daniel Shiffman, Morgan Kaufman
Night – Elie Weisel
Ordinary Genius: A Guide for the Poet Within – Kim Addonozio
Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better - Jane McGonigal
Reluctant Fundamentalist – Mohsin Hamid
So Long Been Dreaming – Nalo Hopkinson
Story: Style, Structure, Substance, and the Principles of Screenwriting – Robert McKee
Storycraft: The Complete Guide to Writing Narrative Nonfiction – Jack Hart
Storytelling for User Experience - Whitney Quesenberry and Kevin Brooks
Sweet Charlotte’s Seventh Mistake – Cori Cooks
The Last Holiday – Gil Scott-Heron
The Omnivore’s Dilemma – Michael Pollan
They Say / I Say – Gerald Graff
Weighing In: Obesity, Food Justice, and the Limits of Capitalism – Julie Guthman
Zeitoun – Dave Eggers