Corte Madera Events

Author Events at our Corte Madera store, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, CA, (415) 927-0960. All events are free & open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Robert Wittman - Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World’s Stolen Treasures

Monday, August 23, 2010 - 7:00pm

Free Event - Open to the Public
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Founder of the FBI’s Art Crime Team, Robert Wittman presents Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World’s Stolen Treasures ($25.00). The breadth of Wittman’s exploits is unmatched: he traveled the world to rescue paintings by Rockwell and Rembrandt, Monet and Picasso, often working undercover overseas at the whim of foreign governments.

Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World's Stolen Treasures Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780307461476
Availability: Special Order
Published: Crown - June 1st, 2010

The Wall Street Journal called him “a living legend.” The London Times dubbed him “the most famous art detective in the world.”
 


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Tamam Kahn - Untold: A History of the Wives of Prophet Muhammad

Sunday, August 22, 2010 - 4:00pm

Free Event - Open to the Public
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Local Author Weekend!
Tamam Kahn presents Untold: A History of the Wives of Prophet Muhammad ($18.95). Kahn demystifies the most influential women at the dawn of Islam: Muhammad’s wives. They are presented in all their variety, among them a successful merchant, the leader of an army, and two Jewish war captives. Here we see them saving a vital peace treaty.

Untold: A History of the Wives of Prophet Muhammad Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780982324653
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Monkfish Book Publishing - August 31st, 2010

"Finally, we get to meet the first women of Islam. Thank you for this brave book." -Coleman Barks, author of Essential Rumi, and other books on the great Persian Language poet


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Paul Blanc - How Everyday Products Make People Sick: Toxins at Home and in the Workplace

Sunday, August 22, 2010 - 2:00pm

Free Event - Open to the Public
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Local Author Weekend!
Paul Blanc, M.D. talks about How Everyday Products Make People Sick: Toxins at Home and in the Workplace ($21.95). A compelling exposé, written by a physician with extensive experience in public health, this book is a rich and meticulously documented account of injury and illness across different time periods, places, and technologies.

How Everyday Products Make People Sick, Updated and Expanded: Toxins at Home and in the Workplace Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780520261273
Availability: Special Order
Published: University of California Press - November 1st, 2009

This book reveals the hidden health dangers in many of the seemingly innocent products we encounter every day--a tube of glue in a kitchen drawer, a bottle of bleach in the laundry room, a rayon scarf on a closet shelf, a brass knob on the front door, a wood plank on an outdoor deck.


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Bernard von Bothmer - Framing the Sixties: The Use and Abuse of a Decade from Ronald Reagan to George W. Bush

Sunday, August 22, 2010 - 1:00pm

Free Event - Open to the Public
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Framing the SixtiesLocal Author Weekend!
Bernard von Bothmer presents Framing the Sixties: The Use and Abuse of a Decade from Ronald Reagan to George W. Bush ($28.95). American liberals and conservatives alike have invoked memories of the 1960s to define their respective ideological positions and to influence voters.
Bernard von Bothmer examines this battle over the collective memory of the decade primarily through the lens of presidential politics. Visit www.framingthesixties.com.

Aubrey Wade - My Pregnancy Pocket Guide

Sunday, August 22, 2010 - 11:00am

Free Event - Open to the Public
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Local Author Weekend!
Aubrey Wade discusses My Pregnancy Pocket Guide ($19.99). This guide is intended for first-time moms-to-be and their closest acquaintances (spouses, extended family, supportive friends, etc.). As a truly pocket-sized book, the expectant mom or support person can easily carry this handy reference everywhere she goes.

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$19.99
ISBN: 9780803621831
Availability: Special Order
Published: F. A. Davis Company - November 1st, 2009

AJN Book of the Year 2010

Consult this handy, full-color, pocket-sized reference anytime, anywhere. From conception to the delivery, you'll quickly find the answers to all of your questions about your pregnancy and preparing for life as a new mother. Write-on, wipe-off pages make it perfect for jotting down your questions and taking notes in the doctor's office.


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Terry Sue Harms - Pearls My Mother Wore

Saturday, August 21, 2010 - 7:00pm

Free Event - Open to the Public
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Left Coast Writers Launch!
Terry Sue Harms talks about Pearls My Mother Wore ($15.00). This novel opens on the day that 43-year-old “nice girl” Kelly Tremblake buries the ashes of her 42-year-old husband, Grayson. Devastated by his sudden and unexpected death, Kelly finds the sweet, uncomplicated life she has intentionally crafted for herself screeching to a halt.

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Sondra Barrett - Wine’s Hidden Beauty

Saturday, August 21, 2010 - 4:00pm

Free Event - Open to the Public
Wines
by Organic Wine Company will be served!
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Local Author Weekend!
Sondra Barrett talks about Wine’s Hidden Beauty ($35.00). Travel beyond molecules to vineyards, visit with pioneering winemakers and the mystic grape to discover the passion that brings people to wine. While drinking in the incredible beauty of the unseen world, you will also learn about taste, wine and health, and savoring life.

Organic Wine Company
is a business in Marin with roots in France. Veronique Raskin was one of the first people to bring wine to this country made from organically grown grapes thirty years ago.  We are excited that we will have some of her company's wines to share.
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$35.00
ISBN: 9780578029474
Availability: Backordered
Published: Mystic Molecules Media - January 1st, 2010

Wine's Hidden Beauty blends art, science and mystical aspects of wine. With the microscope as the starting point, scientist-photographer Sondra Barrett takes you on an illuminating journey into wine and life. This unique book explores the mysteries of chemical transformation, aging and vitality, what shapes our taste and language, and offers new ways to appreciate wine.


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Jeanne Walker Harvey - Astro the Steller Sea Lion

Saturday, August 21, 2010 - 2:00pm

Free Event - Open to the Public
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Local Author Weekend!
Special for kids! Jeanne Walker Harvey talks about Astro the Steller Sea Lion ($16.95). Only a few days old when found orphaned, Astro is cared for and raised at The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito. When big enough to be released to the wild where he needs to be, he has other plans—he keeps swimming back!

Astro: The Steller Sea Lion Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781607180760
Availability: Backordered
Published: Arbordale Publishing - August 10th, 2010

Astro is a stellar Steller sea lion! Only a few days old when found orphaned, he is cared for and raised at The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, California. When big enough to be released to the wild where he needs to be, he has other plans! Just like a lost dog finding his way home, Astro keeps swimming back towards the Center to Marin County, crossing miles of open ocean water to do so.


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Robert Holmes & Andrea Johnson - Travel, Food & Photography Conference

Saturday, August 14, 2010 - 8:00pm

Passion for Pinot
Free Event - Open to the Public

Priority Seating Reserved for Conference Participants
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Robert Holmes and Andrea Johnson present “Passion for Pinot.” Robert Holmes is a three-time winner of Travel Photographer of the Year from the Society of American Travel Writers, and author of many lush food and wine books. Andrea Johnson is an award-winning photojournalist serving the food, wine and spirits, and travel industries. She has photographed the wine book Passion for Pinot.

Andrea JohnsonAugust 12-15 is the 19th annual Book Passage Travel, Food & Photography Conference. The writers & photographers featured in these events are on the Conference faculty. These events are open to the public, but priority seating is reserved for Conference participants.

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Phil Cousineau - Travel, Food & Photography Conference

Friday, August 13, 2010 - 8:30pm

Free Event - Open to the Public
Priority Seating Reserved for Conference Participants
Corte Madera store

Phil Cousineau is an award-winning writer and filmmaker, travel leader, storyteller, and TV host. With more than 25 books and 15 scriptwriting credits to his name, the “omnipresent influence of myth in modern life” is a thread that runs through all of his work. His books include Stoking the Creative Fires, Once and Future Myths, The Art of Pilgrimage, The Olympic Odyssey, The Hero’s Journey, and Wordcatcher.

August 12-15 is the 19th annual Book Passage Travel, Food & Photography Conference. The writers & photographers featured in these events are on the Conference faculty. These events are open to the public, but priority seating is reserved for Conference participants.

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