Sausalito Events

Author Events at our Sausalito store. All events are free & open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Sausalito Chamber of Commerce - Holiday Mixer (Sausalito)

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Come sip and savor with us while we toast the holiday season with the Sausalito Chamber of Commerce. Great raffle prizes! Let us help with your holiday gift shopping, we have books and gifts for everyone on your list! Free gift wrapping....we ship almost anywhere in the world.

FREE to Members, $10 for guests (and well worth it!).

Free parking in front of the store.

 

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Sausalito, CA 94965

Bevan Atkinson - The Emperor Card (Sausalito)

Monday, January 30, 2017 - 6:00pm

Xana Bard comes home one muggy afternoon to find a murdered man in her back yard. Knowing that even with an airtight alibi she and anyone living with her will be a suspect, she warns her off-the-grid lover Thorne Ardall to stay away until the murderer is caught. How will Xana unravel the mystery of the body in the back yard? How will World War II, gold fever, and a road trip with DeLeon Davies at the wheel factor into solving the murder? And when will the insufferably hot weather ever cool down?

If you’ve ever had a tarot card reading, or even if you haven’t, Bevan Atkinson’s Tarot Mystery series is a fascinating and engaging journey into the Royal Road that is the tarot. Her protagonist, Xana Bard, reads cards for Querents who all too often end up dead. In the latest book, The Emperor Card, the murder occurs entirely too close to home.

Bevan Atkinson has been a writer since receiving the Prose Award at Winchester-Thurston School in Pittsburgh, PA. She wrote business documents of all kinds in corporate environments (Pacific Bell, The Bank of California, MHI Global, etc.), and was the Director of Retail Training for Apple Computer, designing and developing the training for the most successful retail launch in history. Ms. Atkinson is a long-time tarot reader, and after venturing briefly into fiction writing with a children's book, and then an original screenplay, she began The Tarot Mystery series in 2006 with "The Fool Card." Her aim is to complete a 22-book series based on the Major Arcana of the tarot, doing for the tarot what Sue Grafton has done for the alphabet. As an homage to Ms. Grafton, in the series one of Xana Bard's dogs is named Kinsey.

The Emperor Card Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780996942553
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Electra Enterprises of San Francisco - July 1st, 2017

Xana Bard comes home one muggy afternoon to find a murdered man in her back yard. Knowing that even with an airtight alibi she and anyone living with her will be a suspect, she warns her off-the-grid lover Thorne Ardall to stay away until the murderer is caught. When the police show her the corpse's identification, Xana is stunned to learn that the dead man is her long-lost father.


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Sausalito, CA 94965

Special Event - Holiday Story Time (Sausalito)

Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 11:00am

Calling all kids for a very special holiday-themed storytime! Local children's book authors Sam Barondes, Jennifer Gennari, Captain Phil Howe, and Elizabeth Shreeve will be reading their favorite holiday stories.

Join us for a festive morning (you can come in your Christmas pajamas if you want!) of hot cider (coffee for the adults) and cookies; listen to local children’s authors read from their favorite holiday books, including Captain Phil’s Spouts: The Whale Who Saved
Christmas
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Sausalito, CA 94965

Gianna Marino - If I Had a Horse (Sausalito)

Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 5:00pm

Special Children's Event!

If I Had a Horse is an inspiring, self-reflective picture book with simple text and gorgeous, impressionistic artwork from acclaimed author-illustrator Gianna Marino.

If I had a horse, he might be shy, like me.
But if I stayed quiet, he’d learn to be my friend.
I would have to tame him. I would have to be strong, like him. And he would have to be gentle, like me.
And together, we could do anything.

Marino’s vibrant, silhouetted art brings to life this picture book about understanding, stepping beyond boundaries, and bravery.

Gianna Marino was born in San Francisco and spent her early years galloping horses through Golden Gate Park. Her explorations expanded after graduating from high school and in order to afford her many journeys, Gianna had several jobs at once: apprenticing a muralist, a jewelry designer, a product designer and driving horse carriages through the park. Gianna explored many corners of the world, from Africa and Asia, to the South Pacific and Europe, to crewing on sailboats in the high seas. At work and school, she became known as “Boomerang”. Gianna finally landed a full-time freelance gig designing toys for children, but after several years in a corporate box with no windows, she left for good and began writing and illustrating books for children.Her books include Meet Me at the Moon, Following Papa’s Song, Too Tall Houses, and Night Animals. Though she still wanders the world, Gianna now lives in Northern California and works full-time writing and illustrating.

 

If I Had a Horse Cover Image
By Gianna Marino, Gianna Marino (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626729087
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Roaring Brook Press - January 30th, 2018

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Sausalito, CA 94965

Kim Steinhardt - The Edge (Sausalito)

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 6:00pm

The Pacific coast is the most iconic region of California and one of the most fascinating and rapidly changing places in the world. Densely populated, urbanized and industrialized — but also home to wilderness with complex, fragile ecosystems — the coast is the place where humanity and nature coexist in a precarious balance that is never perfectly stable.

The Edge: The Pressured Past and Precarious Future of California’s Coast is a dramatic snapshot of the California coast’s past, present and probable future in a time of climate change and expanding human activity. Written by Kim Steinhardt and Gary Griggs, two marine experts who grew up on the coast, The Edge is both a celebration of the coast’s natural and cultural uniqueness and a warning of the many complex changes that threaten that uniqueness.

The Edge examines the current state of the coast’s natural and social environments, gives the historical causes for the coast’s present endangerment and offers informed projections on possible scenarios of the coast’s future. A masterful and sweeping synthesis of environmental and social science, The Edge presents a comprehensive portrait of the history, people, communities, industries, ecology and wildlife of the California coast.

Join Kim Steinhardt for this special evening that will include sharing his personal recollections of the citizen led effort to create the San Francisco’s Richardson Bay Sanctuary, along with rarely seen images of that successful campaign.

Kim Steinhardt delivers popular lectures and photographic programs on coastal conservation and ocean advocacy for aquariums and marine centers, universities, state parks and other audiences. He is currently working with National Geographic Books for release next year of a collection of his otter photographs and coastal storytelling.

The Edge: The Pressured Past and Precarious Future of California's Coast Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781610353090
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Craven Street Books - October 1st, 2017

The Pacific coast is the most iconic region of California and one of the most fascinating and rapidly changing places in the world. Densely populated, urbanized, and industrialized -- but also home to wilderness with complex, fragile ecosystems -- the coast is the place where humanity and nature coexist in a precarious balance that is never perfectly stable.


100 Bay Street
Sausalito, CA 94965

Katherine Bolger Hyde - Bloodstains with Bronte (Sausalito)

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 1:00pm

Classic novels and crime solving intertwine in Katherine Bolger Hyde's charming series. Bloodstains with Bronte is the second in a series that will puzzle and please fans of mystery and masterpieces alike.

Windy Corner is being remodeled into a writers' retreat. Two of the young workers, Jake and Roman, are showing too much of the wrong kind of interest in Katie, Emily's young single-mother housekeeper.

It's a stormy autumn and Emily is reading Wuthering Heights. Roman, a dark and brooding type, reminds her of Heathcliff. At a Halloween murder mystery fundraiser at Windy Corner, someone is found stabbed to death. Windy Corner's very own detective, Luke, is reluctantly forced to investigate Katie.

Luke digs into the background of the contractor, Jeremiah Edwards, and Emily, now reading Jane Eyre, realizes Jeremiah resembles St. John Rivers in his obsessive, tormented piety. Will Luke figure out who the murderer is before Katie ends up in jail or someone else is killed?

Katherine Bolger Hyde has lived her life surrounded by books, from teaching herself to read at age four to majoring in Russian literature to making her career as an editor. She lives in California with her husband. She is the author of Arsenic and Austen.

Bloodstains with Bronte: A Crime with the Classics Mystery Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781250065483
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Minotaur Books - December 12th, 2017

Classic novels and crime solving intertwine in Katherine Bolger Hyde's charming series. Bloodstains with Bronte is the second in a series that will puzzle and please fans of mystery and masterpieces alike.


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Sausalito, CA 94965

Small Business Saturday Celebration (Sausalito)

Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 10:30am to 6:30pm

Join us in celebration of Small Business Saturday!

To celebrate Small Business Saturday 2018, Book Passage has a number of exciting plans in store! We also have festivities planned for our Corte Madera and San Francisco locations.

Giving Tree Special: Donate a Book and Get Two Gifts Free!

The Giving Tree provides books for children in need. Get a book and we'll give you two wrapped books to take home. What you get is a mystyery -- your new favorite author may be hiding beneath the wrapping paper!

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Sausalito, CA 94965

Obi Kaufmann - The California Field Atlas (Sausalito)

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 6:00pm

This lavishly illustrated atlas takes readers off the beaten path and outside normal conceptions of California, revealing its myriad ecologies, topographies, and histories in exquisite maps and trail paintings. Based on decades of exploring the backcountry of the Golden State, artist-adventurer Obi Kaufmann blends science and art to illuminate the multifaceted array of living, connected systems like no book has done before. Kaufmann depicts layer after layer of the natural world, delighting in the grand scale and details alike. The effect is staggeringly beautiful: presented alongside California divvied into its fifty-eight counties, for example, we consider California made up of dancing tectonic plates, of watersheds, of wildflower gardens. Maps are enhanced by spirited illustrations of wildlife, keys that explain natural phenomena, and a clear-sighted but reverential text. Full of character and color, a bit larger than life, The California Field Atlas is the ultimate road trip companion and love letter to a place.

Obi Kaufmann grew up in the East Bay as the son of an astrophysicist and a psychologist spending most of high school practicing calculus and breaking away on weekends to scramble around Mount Diablo and map its creeks, oak forests, and sage mazes. Into adulthood, he would regularly journey into the mountains, spending more summer nights without a roof than with one. For Kaufmann, the epic narrative of the California backcountry holds enough art, science, mythology, and language for a hundred field atlases to come. When he is not backpacking, you can find the painter-poet at his desk in Oakland, posting @coyotethunder #trailpaintings on social media.

The California Field Atlas Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9781597144025
Availability: Backordered
Published: Heyday Books - September 5th, 2017

Sumptuously illustrated nature atlas of the Golden State by acclaimed illustrator Obi Kaufmann.


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Sausalito, CA 94965

Gary Rogowski - Handmade (Sausalito)

Monday, January 29, 2018 - 6:00pm

In an era when there are countless competing claims on one's attention, how does one find the internal focus to be creative? For master furniture craftsman Gary Rogowski, the answer is in the act of creative work itself. The discipline of working with one's hands to create unnecessarily beautiful things shapes the builder into a more complete human being.

In the tradition of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance and Shop Class as Soulcraft, Rogowski's Handmade is a profound meditation on the eternal value of manual work, creativity, human fallibility, and the stubborn pursuit of quality work. Rogowski tells his life story of how he became a craftsman and how years of persistent work have taught him patience, resilience, tolerance for failure, and a love of pursuing beauty and mastery for its own sake.

Part autobiography, part guide to creativity, and part guide to living, Handmade is a book for craftspeople, artists, and anyone who seeks clarity, purpose, and creativity in their work -- and it's the perfect antidote to a modern world that thinks human labor is obsolete.

Gary Rogowski is a furniture maker, designer, teacher and author. Since 1974 he has built public and private furniture commissions for clients and galleries nationwide. He was a contributing editor for Fine Woodworking Magazine for fourteen years and has written hundreds of articles and several books, including the best-selling Complete Illustrated Guide to Joinery. He is also a playwright, novelist, and essayist. Rogowski has taught and lectured throughout the United States and in the United Kingdom, Iceland, and Germany.

Handmade: Creative Focus in the Age of Distraction Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781610353144
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Linden Publishing - December 1st, 2017

"Gary Rogowski leads us gently but surely upon the path to a type of success we may not have previously considered. (Hint: it involves blisters)." --Nick Offerman


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Sausalito, CA 94965

Margaret Stawowy - Keeper of the Pond (Sausalito)

Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 5:00pm

Keeper of the Pond is a collection of poems that plumbs the depths of one writer's relationship to place, time, and the people who  inhabit her world. Using the meaning of her surname (Stawowy) as the title of this book, the pond becomes a landscape of both the interior and exterior events that create an imagined ecosystem of the mind and spirit. Using poetry as a means to capture the tenuous and transitory, this collection features award-winning work that has been described as vivid, allusive, precise, and rich in emotional detail.  

Margaret Stawowy grew up on the southwest side of Chicago in the Back of the Yards, a neighborhood made famous in Upton Sinclair's book, The Jungle. In adulthood, she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, then Tokyo and Yokohama Japan, where she taught English conversation and co-wrote English-teaching textbooks. She began writing poetry in Japan after meeting poets in a literary group that she co-founded. Upon returning to the Bay Area, she continued  in her lifelong occupation as a librarian.  

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Sausalito, CA 94965

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