Events

Events

We are thoroughly excited to have recently expanded our hours to include Tuesdays. 

As well, there is such a passion in the community to meet with authors that we’ve expanded there too!

Check out the list below, and we hope to see you soon.

 

 

Book Club #3

Thursday March 6th at 6:45pm:

The Angels’ Share by Rayme Waters

“The Angels’ Share is a wonderful novel that starts with a powerful punch. Vivid details and the humanity of the characters stick with you long after you’ve finished reading.” Anne Bird, New York Times #1 Bestselling Author of Blood Brother

 

 

 

Book Club #3

Thursday March 6th at 6:00pm:

We Are Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler

Named a Best of 2013 pick by: The New York Times Book ReviewSlateNewsdayChicago TribuneSan Jose Mercury NewsThe Christian Science MonitorLibrary Journal, and BookPage

From the New York Times–bestselling author of The Jane Austen Book Club, the story of an American family, middle class in middle America, ordinary in every way but one. But that exception is the beating heart of this extraordinary novel.

 

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Friday March 7th at 7pm:

Seductive Venice by Kathleen-Ann Gonzalez

“Kathy Gonzalez is one of the bright lights in a new generation of Casanova scholars. Kathy’s book reflects not only original research done by her in Venice but also the learning of other Casanova experts around the world, whom she consulted.” –Marco Leeflang, editor, l’Intermediaire des Casanovistes.

 

 

 

Wednesday March 12th at 7pm:

The Home for the Friendless by Betty Auchard

“Betty’s gift in writing comes from an understanding of how stories should move, how sentences should flow, and her ability to draw from her past in order to present the reader with texture, pathos, and so much humanity. –Joshua Braff, Author of Peep Show and The Unthinkable Thoughts of Jacob Green

 

 

 

Friday March 21st at 7pm:

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by Bill Joyce and Joe Bluhm

This book inspired an Academy Award–winning short film and is co-written with the New York Times bestselling author and beloved visionary, William Joyce who is one of the preeminent creators in children’s literature.

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore is a modern masterpiece, showing that in today’s world of traditional books, eBooks, and apps, it’s a story that we truly celebrate—and this story, no matter how you tell it, begs to be read again and again.

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Tuesday April 1st

Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman

 

Twelve-year-old CeeCee is in trouble. For years she’s been the caretaker of her psychotic mother, Camille— the crown-wearing, lipstick-smeared laughingstock of an entire town. Though it’s 1967 and they live in Ohio, Camille believes it’s 1951 and she’s just been crowned the Vidalia Onion Queen of Georgia.

“Anyone in need of a southern-girl-power fix will find [Saving CeeCee Honeycutt] engaging. And it offers an invaluable reminder: Even when things look bleak, a few good friends can turn your life around.” –People Magazine

“A peach of a novel”- Ladies home Journal

 

 

Book Club #4

Thursday April 3rd

Your Brand: The Next Media Company by Michael Brito

How social business strategy enables better content, smarter marketing and more effective customer relationships.

There is a content and media surplus in the marketplace. Consumers not only have an attention defecit but their lives are dynamic and unpredictable. In order to break through the noise adn reach them without compellng content, you must start thinking like a media company. Social business pioneer Michael Brito covers every step of the process.

 

 

 

Wednesday April 9th

Dangerous Woman: A Raging Granny Mystery by Jan Harwood

 

Iconoclastic, courageous, feisty and enraged at the Constitution-busting actions of the G.W. Bush administration, a group of parody-singing old women, the Santa Cruz gaggle of Raging Grannies, plays a dirty little trick on a fanatically right-wing pundit on local TV. His ghastly death by poison the very next day sets them off to find his murderer-or was it, as the police believe, suicide? and brings them very close to lethal danger themselves.

 

 

 

Wednesday April 16th

The Gravity of Birds by Tracy Guzeman

In this compelling debut novel, an art authenticator and an art historian are employed by a famous, reclusive painter to sell a never-before-seen portrait, leading them to discover devastating secrets two sisters have kept from each other, and from the artist who determined the course of their lives.

“In this richly textured novel, two young sisters encounter art and their sensuality under the watchful gaze of a seductive painter. Forty-four years later, when a never-before-seen portrait of them is unveiled, a complex web of jealousy and heartache is exposed.” –O, The Oprah Magazine

 

 

 

Book Club #5

Friday April 18th

Surviving War, Surviving Autism: A Mother’s Life Story by Kim Yen Nguyen, PharmD

 

Surviving War, Surviving Autism recounts the author’s childhood growing up during the Vietnam War, her journey to America, school and college experiences dotted with humor and heartache, poignant memories of John F. Kennedy Jr., and life as a single parent raising three autistic children.

A portion of the proceeds of this book will go to Autism Speaks and the Autism Society of America

 

 

 

Thursday April 24th

Mom*Me by Jennifer Castro

 

Ever had your child wipe his nose on your clothes? Sometimes life as a mom can get pretty messy. Moms, dads, and kids will delight in MOM*ME, the playfully illustrated picture book about what mommies are not…and some exciting things they can be.

 

 

Wednesday April 30th

Fashioning Women by Kate Mitchell

Faux fashion show + dance/theater performance + book launch + gallery show extravaganza. A sendup and dressing down of the fashion industry with guest artists and a cast of 25 women. Featuring original couture by Kate Mitchell.

“an excellent designer who textures space harmoniously and with a flair for the dramatic.” -Rita Felciano Dance critic for the SF Bay Guardian

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