Underground Books: Programs & Events


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.)  hosted by the River City Road Runners. 

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.


“Yes I Did!” Paint and Sip
Presented by Underground Books and Ebony London Art Studio

Back by popular demand!

Underground Books and Ebony London are BACK by popular demand!

Get ready for a creative event that encourages self-discovery, self-acceptance and self-love! This is not your ordinary “Paint and Sip” night!

Imagine that you are entering a room full of people that doubted you! People that said you couldn’t do it! People that said you weren’t good enough, attractive enough or intelligent enough! Would you walk into that room with your head hanging low and your body slouched over?


“Best of Sac High Art Exhibition”
Featuring Sac High Scholars

The exhibit showcases the school year’s best work by students attending Sacramento High School. The exhibit is a board cross-spectrum of talented youth – freshmen to seniors, as well as a diverse representation form art pathways on Sac High’s campus.

The Best of Sac High is a juried completion of nearly 150 works submitted, of which only 61 were selected for display. The exhibit represents a diverse range of artistic media, including: drawing, photography, paintings, and digital prints. 


“Mean Time Love: A Women’s Journey From Self-Loathe to Self-Love”
By Anita Ross

In Mean Time Love: A Woman’s Journey from Self-Loathe to Self Love, Anita gives you an unfilltered, raw peek into her soul. She shares the breakthrough principles and practices that she used to rescue herself from the quicksand of low self-esteem and victim mentality to skyrocket herself to the mountaintop of total self acceptance and unconditional love. 


“Saved at Fifty-one”
By Dr. Cardell C. Portis

You may see my glory, but you don’t know my story.

Before he was saved on September 2, 2007, Dr. Cardell C. Portis lived his life like the devil was in him.

At 9, Dr. Portis took his first drink. At 17, he was unaware of demons latching on to him after a friend performed a satanic ritual. In the army, he was a womanizer and a thief. But when a brutal truck accident caused some brain damage, his life took a particularly dark turn.


Sacramento Black Book Fair

Blue Nile Press

Fifth Annual Sacramento Black Book Fair (SBBF)


Fourth-Annual Community Read-In Project

Join us and participate in the 2017-18 Community Read-In Project by the SBBF