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Children’s Storytime

Come join us on the last Saturday of each month from 12-1pm for Children’s Story time at Underground Books (2814 35th St.).

The free event is catered to children ages 3-10 and includes a book reading and an organized arts and crafts project.  Kids also receive a free book!

Parents are welcome to attend and participate with their children. 

Please visit our upcoming events section for future dates, or contact the bookstore for more information.


2019 Best of Sac High
Art Exhibit

An annual mixed-media art showcase presented by Sac High students. 

Opening Reception on Saturday, May 11 at 4:30pm. 

Underground Books (2814 35th Street)


Kathy Marshall “Finding Otho: The Search for Our Enslaved Williams Ancestors”
Discussion and Book Signing

Kathy Lynne Marshall’s lifelong infatuation with African culture was challenged when a DNA test revealed just how much European cream was in her African coffee. That sent her on an intensive search to find out more about her family’s diverse ancestry. Focusing on her maternal great-great-grandfather, Otho Williams, Kathy only knew he was born a slave in 1834 in Maryland. But who were his parents and his owner? Exactly where was his home?


2019 Black Book Fair

Featured Speakers include:
Bill Fletcher and Christene Brown

Events include:

Opening Reception
 Friday, May 31
6:00 pm at underground books

Writer’s Circles with featured authors

Books on Parade – Saturday, June 1 at 10:00 am

Kids Zone  – Saturday, June 1
from 11:00 am to 5 pm at the Brickhouse Gallery

Entertainment!  Vendor Booths! 
Food Trucks!

Black Book Drive 

Join us for Oak Park’s
Premier Literary Event!


Joey Garcia’s “When Your Heart Breaks, It’s Opening to Love”
Discussion and Book Signing

Turn your heartbreak into happiness… Joey Garcia matches true stories of broken relationships with warm, wise advice that offers unexpected insights and prescriptions for healing. If you have been cheated on and you want to move forward, but don’t know how; if you feel like your world is disintegrating because the person you love has left you, or if you want closure, reading this book will help you emerge stronger and happier than you thought possible.


Matt De La Pena / Christian Robinson “Last Stop on Market Street”
Discussion and Book Signing

Every Sunday after church, CJ and his grandma ride the bus across town. But today, CJ wonders why they don’t own a car like his friend Colby. Why doesn’t he have an iPod like the boys on the bus? How come they always have to get off in the dirty part of town? Each question is met with an encouraging answer from grandma, who helps him see the beauty—and fun—in their routine and the world around them.


Patricia A. Saunders “There Is Sunshine After the Rain: Making It Through Life’s Struggles”
Discussion and Book Signing

Sitting there with the pieces of your life around you, there seemed to be a pattern. There was faith, love, deceit, lust, and loss―in that order. You didn’t think you were deserving of love. That is why everything was being taken from you, and you were ready to give up on life.Through your poetry, faith, and learning from your past, you can rewrite the story. It was after coming through all the experiences and being stronger, you realized there is always a new chapter.


Joy Elan: “Life is a Canvas”
Discussion and Book Signing

Allegra Johnson is a young, vibrant entrepreneur with dreams. From the outside, she seems to have all the things that she dreamed of… except love. Her motto is the expression, “The best way to predict your future is to create it.” As she paints the things that she wants in her life, she learns that not everyone will see her big picture.


Discussion and Book Signing with P. M. Don

Join us on Saturday, November 19 from 2 – 4 p.m.

“Capital of California”

Everyone is welcome to participate in this discussion on P.M. Don’s work of fiction about three men and the role they play in the violent streets of the capital of California.