When: Sun., Dec. 17, 4-7 p.m. 2017
The Astro Motel welcomes local author Heather David as she presents images from her newly released book MOTEL CALIFORNIA. Featured in the San Francisco Chronicle’s 2017 Holiday Books Gift Guide, MOTEL CALIFORNIA is a celebration of sparkling blue pools, flashing neon signs, automatic ice machines and bleached white towels. It is the story of the rapid rise and subsequent decline of the individually owned mom-and-pop motel in The Golden State. Learn about the world’s first motel (hint: it’s in California), motel architecture, themed motels, vibrating beds and much, much more.