Monday, April 9, 2012


Thanks to everyone who came to the Adobe Books Benefit Concert and Silent Auction at the Lab this weekend!  The event was a great success and thanks to you we raised over $4000 that will directly support Adobe Books. 

We are so grateful to the artists who generously donated work and all the volunteers who helped with every aspect of the evening--art installation, bar tending, selling tickets, taking photos, running the silent auction, and clean up.

Special thanks to the bands--Sonny and the Sunsets, Thee Oh Sees, and the Mallard-- and standup comics George Chen and Anna Seregina as well as DJs Willa Koerner and Alberto Cuadros.

And last, but not least, we send out a huge THANK YOU to the awesome staff of The Lab for hosting us! 

Please keep in touch and come by to say hello when you're in the neighborhood. We are so lucky to have you as a part of the Adobe family.

Attention art buyers: If you purchased work from the silent auction and didn't take it home with you Saturday, we will be getting in touch this week to arrange pickup. Please direct questions to:

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Adobe Books Benefit Show: other ways you can help out!

ALL THE CHILDREN SING: Adobe Books Benefit Variety Show with Sonny and the Sunsets, Thee Oh Sees, and The Mallard is at the Lab this Saturday. Come on down and party with your favorite bookshop family!

Tickets will be available at the door starting at 8pm. If you're not able to make it and still would like to get involved with helping Adobe Books, you can donate any dollar amount by clicking the Paypal button below. All proceeds will go directly to the shop. Thanks for your support!

Monday, April 2, 2012

ALL THE CHILDREN SING: Adobe Books Benefit Concert w/ Sonny Smith, Thee Oh Sees and The Mallard

Join us this Saturday, April 7th at The Lab to support Adobe Books!

Where: 2948 16th Street (at South Van Ness) in San Francisco
Doors at 8pm / Show at 8:30pm
Sliding scale $10 - $20

»Music from Sonny and the Sunsets, Thee Oh Sees and The Mallard!
»Standup Comedy from George Chen and Anna Seregina!
»Silent art auction featuring incredible artists and writers!
»Portrait photo booth with Andrew McKinley!

Please join us in generating crucial funding and community support for Adobe Books. The bookshop is suffering from an imminent rent increase; the shop has only a couple months to regain its footing before it succumbs to closure. The event will feature music, comedy, art installations, and a silent art auction with artists who have been part of the Adobe community over the years.

The auction will include work by:
Devendra Banhart
Randy Colosky
Rachel Corey
Kyle Field
Matt Furie
Michelle Guintu
Colter Jacobsen
Chris Johanson
Adam Katseff
Kevin Killian
Sandy Kim
Carey Lin

Barry McGee
Patricia Mera
Jason Morris
New Bohemia Signs
Tyler Sharky
Cedar Sigo

Chris Sollars
James Sterling Pitt
Kyle Ranson
Raphael Villet
Christopher West
Lindsey White
... and many more!

Despite dire financial difficulties, shop owner Andrew McKinley and Backroom Gallery curator Katie Hood Morgan have produced well over thirty exhibitions and events over the last two years, providing artists assistance through promotion, distribution, producing announcements and press, installation and opening night receptions. Come celebrate this important community center!

All funds raised will directly fund Adobe’s efforts to remain open and operating as a bastion for San Francisco residents – many of who sought refuge as new transplants, and who have since flourished. Among these artists are Sonny Smith, John Dwyer and Greer McGettrick, and their respective bands Sonny and the Sunsets, Thee Oh Sees and The Mallard, who are lending themselves to performing in-kind. All bands will have merchandise tables, with flexi records and silkscreened posters in limited quantity, proceeds going to Adobe. 

The event will also feature a special satellite installation by current Adobe Books Backroom Gallery artists Grant Earl Lavalley and Daniel Olsen. The exhibition in the  Backroom Gallery will be on view until April 29th with a special event TBA on Friday, April 13th.

Many thanks to all of the contributing artists and to The Lab for hosting this awesome event!