Book Passage is a charming bookstore on the Bay side of the Ferry Building Marketplace. The book selection emphasizes local travel, food, cooking, sustainable agriculture, ecology, and photo and gift books about the Bay Area. The store hosts author events and book signings, including many well-known names like Jimmy Carter and Michael Krasny. Book lovers can learn about a full schedule of events through their online and print newsletters. There are monthly literary salons and regular seminars on topics such as cookbook writing and children’s book writing. The annual Mystery Writers Conference is legendary, and the annual Travel Writers Conference brings people from around the world.