Marin 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.

Celebrate Dr. Seuss with Marin County School Volunteers

Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Save the Date!  August 1st 11 am- 1 pm!
 
Celebrate Reading with Marin County School Volunteers and the Marin Humane Society at Book Passage!
 
Get your copy of the newly released Dr. Seuss book,  What Pet Should I Get?
 
Read a book to a dog, get your face painted, be part of a Seuss Read Aloud Party and maybe some green eggs and ham!
 
$17.99
ISBN: 9780553524260
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - July 28th, 2015

A never-before-seen picture book by Dr. Seuss


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Amy Stewart - Girl Waits with Gun

Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 7:00pm

In Girl Waits with Gun, Constance Kopp doesn’t quite fit the mold. She towers over most men, has no interest in marriage or domestic affairs, and has been isolated from the world since a family secret sent her and her sisters into hiding fifteen years ago. One day a belligerent and powerful silk factory owner runs down their buggy, and a dispute over damages turns into a war of bricks, bullets, and threats as he unleashes his gang on their family farm.

$27.00
ISBN: 9780544409910
Availability: Not Yet Published
Published: Houghton Mifflin - September 1st, 2015

From the "New York Times "best-selling author of "The Drunken Botanist "comes an enthralling novel based on the forgotten true story of one of the nation's first female deputy sheriffs.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Patti Smith - M Train

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 7:00pm

Tickets: $35 (includes signed book)

Patti Smith, the National Book Award-winning author of Just Kids, continues her story in M Train, a meditation on endings and on beginnings: a poetic tour de force by one of the most brilliant multi-platform artists at work today. Smith's album Horses was hailed as one of the top 100 albums of all time.

$25.00
ISBN: 9781101875100
Availability: Not Yet Published
Published: Knopf Publishing Group - October 6th, 2015

From the National Book Award-winning author of "Just Kids: " an unforgettable odyssey into the mind of this legendary artist, told through the prism of cafEs and haunts she has visited and worked in around the world.


Angelico Hall, Dominican University
50 Acacia Ave.
San Rafael, CA 94901

Isabel Allende - The Japanese Lover

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 7:00pm

Angelico Hall, Dominican University
Tickets: $35 (includes signed book)

In Conversation with Don George

$28.00
ISBN: 9781501116971
Availability: Not Yet Published
Published: Atria Books - November 3rd, 2015

From "New York Times" and internationally bestselling author Isabel Allende, an exquisitely crafted love story and multigenerational epic that sweeps from San Francisco in the present-day to Poland and the United States during the Second World War.


Angelico Hall, Dominican University
50 Acacia Ave.
San Rafael, CA 94901

Jacques Pépin - Jacques Pépin Heart and Soul in the Kitchen

Monday, October 12, 2015 - 7:00pm

Angelico Hall, Dominican University
Tickets: $45 (includes signed book)

$35.00
ISBN: 9780544301986
Availability: Not Yet Published
Published: Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - October 6th, 2015

In the companion book to his final PBS series, the world-renowned chef shows his close relationship to the land and sea as he cooks for close friends and family.


Angelico Hall, Dominican University
50 Acacia Ave.
San Rafael, CA 94901

Literary Luncheon: Erica Jong - Fear of Dying

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 12:00pm

Ticket: $55 (includes meal & signed book) 

$26.99
ISBN: 9781250065919
Availability: Not Yet Published
Published: St. Martin's Press - September 8th, 2015

"Fear of Dying" is a hilarious, heart wrenching, and beautifully told story about what happens when one woman steps reluctantly into the afternoon of life. Vanessa Wonderman is a gorgeous former actress in her 60's who finds herself balancing between her dying parents, her aging husband and her beloved, pregnant daughter.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Donald McPhail - The Millionaires Cruise: Sailing Toward Black Tuesday

Saturday, July 18, 2015 - 7:00pm

In The Millionaires Cruise: Sailing Toward Black Tuesday, it's September 1929, and the world's newest luxury liner sets sail from San Francisco on the most glamorous cruise ever offered. The sleek SS Malolo embarks on a sixty-day sailing to the most exotic ports in the Pacific. Dubbed "The Millionaires Cruise" because of its wealthy passengers, none of these celebrated guests realizes that in just thirty days the stock market will collapse and their lives will be shattered.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Wendy Wallbridge - Spiraling Upward

Sunday, July 19, 2015 - 4:00pm

Pioneering corporate coach Wendy Wallbridge recognizes this unmet need of professional women for an alternative path to success. Spiraling Upward: The 5 Co-Creative Powers for Women on the Rise offers a cogent, step-by-step roadmap for professional women to unlock their power and achieve success on their own terms.

$27.95
ISBN: 9781629560670
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Bibliomotion - March 31st, 2015

Women comprise 51 percent of the world's population, make up over half the workforce, and control 85 percent of consumer decisions. Never before have women been so degreed or so represented as decision makers in all areas of influence. Why, then, do we still feel as if success eludes us? Why do we sometimes struggle to keep our drive alive?


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

David Downie - A Passion for Paris

Saturday, June 6, 2015 - 4:00pm

In Conversation with Don George

$26.99
ISBN: 9781250043153
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: St. Martin's Press - April 28th, 2015

"A top-notch walking tour of Paris. . . . The author's encyclopedic knowledge of the city and its artists grants him a mystical gift of access: doors left ajar and carriage gates left open foster his search for the city's magical story. Anyone who loves Paris will adore this joyful book.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Kate Walbert - Sunken Cathedral

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 1:00pm

Marie and Simone, friends for decades, were once immigrants to the city, survivors of World War II in Europe. Now widows living alone in Chelsea, they remain robust, engaged, and adventurous, even as the vistas from their past interrupt their present. Helen is an art historian who takes a painting class with Marie and Simone. Sid Morris, their instructor, presides over a dusty studio in a tenement slated for condo conversion; he awakes the interest of both Simone and Marie.

$25.00
ISBN: 9781476799322
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Scribner Book Company - June 9th, 2015

From the highly acclaimed, bestselling National Book Award nominee and author of "A Short History of Women," a deeply moving novel that follows a cast of old and young characters as they negotiate one of Manhattan's accelerating, shifting neighborhoods, extreme weather, and the unease of twenty-first century New York.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

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