July 10, 2013

Booksmith's buyer Camden Avery interviewed in SF Weekly


September 12, 2012

June 26, 2011

San Francisco Chronicle on Booksmith events


June 8, 2011

Pia Chatterjee in the Chronicle interviews Christin Evans


June 2011

SF Weekly Names The Booksmith "Best Reimagined Bookstore" 


October 3, 2010

Booksmith to Livestream Author Events with


July 14, 2010

East Bay Express recognizes Berkeley Arts & Lectures as Best Lecture Series in East Bay


April 19, 2010

The feisty independent booksellers at Booksmith use their new platform at Huffington Post to challenge New York Times harsh review of Yann Martel's new book Beatrice and Virgil.


October 29, 2009

Huffington Post invites Praveen and Christin to write for their newly launched books section.  Read the series of three inaugural articles:

Why did we quit our cushy corporate jobs to reinvent independent bookselling?

Why all the fuss about "independent" bookstores?

Evolve or die: Why reinvent bookstores?


September 15, 2009

Booksmith teams up with local author Kemble Scott to break through the San Francisco Chronicle bestseller list for Scott's new self-published book Sower


September 2009

Frances Dinkelspiel, a noted local author and founder of news site Berkeleyside, acknowledges "Berkeley Arts & Letters has only been around for a year, and if this fall’s line up is any indication, it has already moved into the top echelon of Bay Area speaking series. Twelve months to becoming a major cultural force.  Wow."


May 23, 2009

San Francisco selects Booksmith as a model business for its citywide ad campaign


January 15, 2009

C.W. Nevius of The San Francisco Chronicle interviews Christin and Praveen and weighs in on the future of independent bookstores in the Bay Area.

Bay Area indie bookstores beat the odds


January 9, 2009

The New York Times published a travelogue piece about Haight-Ashbury, The Booksmith is mentioned in a paragraph towards the end of the article.

In San Francisco, Where Flower Power Still Blooms

December 19, 2008

Haight Ashbury Improvement Association (HAIA), Mayor Gavin Newsom, and San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors recognize Booksmith’s efforts to build community.

Booksmith wins Neighborhood Treasure Award

August 2008

Christin and Praveen are interviewed for the A.T. Kearney Alumni Matters newsletter.

Alumni Spotlight


June 20, 2008

Rick Kleffel interviews Praveen

The Agony Column


May 28, 2008

Booksmith staffer (and talented writer) Kiara Brinkman gets blogged in Zyzzyva!

Zyzzyva Speaks


May 2008

The Booksmith wins the “Best Author Appearances” category from the SF Weekly.

April 2008

Read all about Christin and Praveen’s recent trip to London as part of the American delegation of booksellers at the London Book Fair. They spent eight days learning about British bookselling and meeting booksellers from around the US and UK.

LitMinds blog


April 2008

Booksmith staff member Carrie Evans was on NBC11’s Quills TV to talk about books.



December 20, 2007

A special holiday message from Christin, Praveen, and the staff of The Booksmith.

Holiday Greetings from The Booksmith


October 23, 2007

Literary Entrepreneurs Aim to Create the Independent Bookstore for the 21st Century

Acquisition of The Booksmith Complete


September 26, 2007

Christin and Praveen, along with The Booksmith, are featured in Shelf Awareness.

Far Out: New Booksmith Owners Add MBA Ideas


August 17, 2007

Christin and Praveen and The Booksmith are featured in the San Francisco Business Times

Duo seeks to turn bookstore decline into fiction