Books, Inc. Updated

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On Friday December 7, 2012 Partnership For Affordable Housing presents “A Celebration of Heart, Home, and Community” at Books, Inc. on 1344 Park Street, Alameda, CA. from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Visitors will meet and greet guest authors Annalee Allen (Oakland Tribune columnist), debut author Colette Winlock (Undoing Crazy), and Frederic C. Tubach (An Uncommon Friendship: From Opposite Sides of the Holocaust). The event will be followed by dinner at C’era Una Volta at 1332 Park Street, Alameda, CA.

A portion of all book sales will be donated to Partnership For Affordable Housing (PFAH). PFAH is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide temporary and transitional housing assistance and life-essential services to low income seniors, displaced single parent families, and veterans. PFAH also provides services including job counseling, food distribution, and relapse prevention.

Books, Inc. is a locally owned and independent bookstore that has its roots in California going back to the Gold Rush Days of 1851. Addressing the needs of the customer along with the need to guide the next generation of booksellers has always been the focus of Books, Inc.

A hidden gem on the island of Alameda, C’era Una Volta (or Once Upon A Time) has been serving its fine authentic Italian food since 2004. Rudy Duran who is the Head Chef/Owner of C’era Una Volta makes meals “…that not only nourish our bodies, but also create experiences that become a true part of us by remaining in our memories.” For those who have a taste of Italian cuisine this is the restaurant to check out.

So bring your friends and family to the event and help support a worthy cause. For more information about Partnership For Affordable Housing go to or call 510-430-0300. Like us on Facebook. Dinner at C’era Una Volta is $20.00. Also check out our donation page on and