Sausalito Events

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

Class: Erin Byrne - Illuminated Travel (Sausalito)

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 6:00pm

Wednesday, June 28 • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm • $60

Have you ever wondered why a particular alleyway beckoned you, or a local character intrigued you, or an unusual ritual unsettled you?  On our travels we have few “light bulb moments” but writing that ignites connections between ourselves and the places, people, and cultures of the world transforms us and our readers.

Join Erin Byrne as we delve deeply into our travel experiences using the “anti-workshop method” she has taught at Shakespeare and Company in Paris and on Deep Travel trips.  The results are reflected in her books, and have inspired writers at all levels from emerging to highly published.

Starting with an image or scene that has captivated us, we use a new process of questioning, tapping into the creative unconscious, pinpointing focus, and fierce editing to write pieces that both surprise and glow from within.

This is an Introduction to a four session workshop which will be offered in September.

Erin Byrne is the author of the Next Generation Indie Book Award winner for Travel and Finalist for Memoir Wings: Gifts of Art, Life, and Travel in France, editor of Vignettes & Postcards from Paris and Vignettes & Postcards from Morocco, and writer of The Storykeeper film.  She has taught writing at Shakespeare and Company Bookstore in Paris and on Deep Travel trips, and is host of the LitWings event series at Book Passage Sausalito, which features writers, photographers, and filmmakers.

 

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Deborah Tannen - You're the Only One I Can Tell (Sausalito)

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 6:00pm

Best friend, old friend, good friend, bff, college roommate, neighbor, workplace confidante: Women’s friendships are a lifeline in times of trouble and a support system for daily life. A friend can be like a sister, daughter, mother, mentor, therapist, or confessor—or she can be all of these at once. She’s seen you at your worst and celebrates you at your best. Figuring out what it means to be friends is, in the end, no less than figuring out how we connect to other people.

In this illuminating and validating new book, Deborah Tannen deconstructs the ways women friends talk and how those ways can bring friends closer or pull them apart. From casual chatting to intimate confiding, from talking about problems to telling what you had for dinner, Tannen uncovers the patterns of communication and miscommunication that affect friendships at different points in our lives. She shows how even the best of friends—with the best intentions—can say the wrong thing, and how words can repair the damage done by words. Through Tannen’s signature insight, humor, and ability to present pitch-perfect real-life dialogue, readers will see themselves and their friendships on every page. The book explains

• The power of women friends who show empathy, give advice—or just listen
• How women use talk to connect to friends—and to subtly compete
• How “Fear of Being Left Out” and “Fear of Getting Kicked Out” can haunt women’s friendships
• How social media is reshaping communication and relationships

Drawing on interviews with eighty women of diverse backgrounds, ranging in age from nine to ninety-seven, You’re the Only One I Can Tell gets to the heart of women’s friendships—how they work or fail, how they help or hurt, and how we can make them better.

Deborah Tannen is the acclaimed author of You Just Don't Understand, which was on the New York Times bestseller list for nearly four years, the New York Times bestsellers You're Wearing THAT? on mother-daughter communication and You Were Always Mom's Favorite! about sisters, and many other books. A professor of linguistics at Georgetown University, she appears frequently on national television and radio. She lives with her husband in the Washington, D.C., area.

You're the Only One I Can Tell: Inside the Language of Women's Friendships Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781101885802
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Ballantine Books - May 2nd, 2017

This warm, wise exploration of female friendship from the #1 bestselling author of You Just Don't Understand will help women lean into these powerful relationships.

A WASHINGTON POST NOTABLE BOOK


100 Bay St.
Sausalito, CA 94965

Laurie A. Watkins - Go From Stressed to Strong (Sausalito)

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 6:00pm

Go from Stressed to Strong: Health & Fitness Advice from High Achievers is about the war with the unhealthy habits of our stressful lives. Laurie A. Watkins provides readers with practical and proven tools she designed with health and wellness experts on how to get on to the path to a healthy lifestyle in a 24/7 world. Prompted by Watkins’s own experiences while working inside the world of two presidential campaigns and other high-stress working environments such as the Pentagon and Capitol Hill, she shares her own stories as well as stories from prominent men and women across a wide range of industries on their experiences and how they came out the other side, including:

•    Bestselling author and TV host Bill Nye the Science Guy
•    2016 CrossFit Games competitor and RN Christy Adkins
•    Professional speaker and Army veteran Dan Nevins
•    Restaurateur Jamie Leeds
•    Two-star Michelin-rated chef José Andrés
•    Holistic nutritionist & bestselling author Elissa Goodman
•    Former White House staffer Phil Larson 

This book is for anyone with a busy lifestyle who thinks they can’t fit in being healthy—whether a CEO, a full-time student, a CPA during tax season, or a full-time parent. Watkins reveals how to handle specific challenges to health—sleep deprivation, poor diet, and stress. In doing so, she encourages readers to command their day now, giving them the energy and strength today to make it through tomorrow and the day after that.—whether a CEO, a full-time student, a CPA during tax season, or a full-time parent. Watkins reveals how to handle specific challenges to health—sleep deprivation, poor diet, and stress. In doing so, she encourages readers to command their day now, giving them the energy and strength today to make it through tomorrow and the day after that.

Laurie A. Watkins is an accomplished writer, public speaker, entrepreneur, communications specialist, and seasoned political strategist. She has worked on two presidential campaigns, served in positions from Capitol Hill to the Pentagon, and more recently returned to guest lecture at West Point, The United States Military Academy. A native Floridian, Laurie currently thrives in California with her partner Rob and their dog Whiskey Bravo.

Go from Stressed to Strong: Health and Fitness Advice from High Achievers Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781510716537
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Skyhorse Publishing - April 11th, 2017

Go From Stressed to Strong is about the war with the unhealthy habits of our stressful lives. Laurie A. Watkins provides readers with practical and proven tools she designed along with health and wellness experts to get on the path to a healthy lifestyle in a 24-7 world.


100 Bay St.
Sausalito, CA 94965

Natalie Robins - The Untold Journey (Sausalito)

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 6:00pm

Throughout her life, Diana Trilling (1905-1996) wrote about profound social changes with candor and wisdom, first for The Nation and later for Partisan Review, Harpers, and such popular magazines as Vogue and McCalls. Trilling went on to publish five books, including the best-selling Mrs. Harris: The Death of the Scarsdale Diet Doctor, written when she was in her late seventies. She was also one half of one of the most famous intellectual couples in the United States.

Trilling's life with Columbia University professor and literary critic Lionel Trilling was filled with secrets, struggles, and betrayals, and she endured what she called her "own private hell" as she fought to reconcile competing duties and impulses at home and at work. Trilling was a feminist, yet she insisted that women's liberation created unnecessary friction with men, asserting that her career ambitions should be on equal footing with caring for her child and supporting her husband. She fearlessly expressed sensitive, controversial, and moral views, and fought publicly with Lillian Hellman, among other celebrated writers and intellectuals, over politics. Trilling was an anticommunist liberal, a position often misunderstood, especially by her literary and university friends. And finally, she was among the "New Journalists" who transformed writing and reporting in the 1960s, making her nonfiction as imaginative in style and scope as a novel.

In The Untold JourneyNatalie Robins -- the first biographer to mine Trilling's extensive archives -- tells a previously undisclosed history of an essential member of New York City culture at a time of dynamic change and intellectual relevance.

Natalie Robins is the author of four books of poetry and five works of nonfiction, among them Copeland's Cure: Homeopathy and the War Between Conventional and Alternative Medicine, The Girl Who Died Twice: The Libby Zion Case and the Hidden Hazards of Hospitals,k and Alien Ink: The FBI's War on Freedom of Expression, which won the Hugh Hefner First Amendment Award.

The Untold Journey: The Life of Diana Trilling Cover Image
$32.95
ISBN: 9780231182089
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Columbia University Press - May 16th, 2017

Throughout her life, Diana Trilling (1905-1996) wrote about profound social changes with candor and wisdom, first for The Nation and later for Partisan Review, Harpers, and such popular magazines as Vogue and McCalls. She went on to publish five books, including the best-selling Mrs.


100 Bay St.
Sausalito, CA 94965

Leslie Buck - Cutting Back (Sausalito)

Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 1:00pm

At thirty-five, Leslie Buck—a garden designer in the San Francisco Bay Area with a passion for Japanese-style landscapes—decided that she wanted to learn from the masters. Leaving behind a full life of friends, love, and professional security, she became the first American woman to learn pruning from one of the most storied landscaping companies in Kyoto.
 
Cutting Back recounts Buck’s bold journey and the revelations she has along the way. During her apprenticeship, she learns that the best Kyoto gardens look so natural that they appear untouched by human hands, even though her crew spends hours meticulously cleaning every pebble in the streams. She is taught how to bring nature’s essence into a garden scene, how to design with native plants, and how to subtly direct a visitor through a landscape. But she learns the most important lessons from her fellow gardeners: how to balance strength with grace, seriousness with humor, and technique with heart.

Leslie Buck is a garden designer and aesthetic pruner who specializes in natural design in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has over two decades of gardening experience, and a fine art degree from U.C. Berkeley and the Bordeaux School of Fine Arts in France. In 2000, Leslie studied with Uetoh Zoen, one of the oldest and most highly acclaimed landscape companies in Japan. Leslie has worked, taught, and volunteered in hundreds of private landscapes and as well as dozens of public gardens including the Portland Japanese Garden, Hakone Japanese Garden, Tassajara Zen Center, and Merritt College.

Cutting Back: My Apprenticeship in the Gardens of Kyoto Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781604697933
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Timber Press (OR) - May 3rd, 2017

"An unusual and entertaining memoir." --New York Times Book Review


100 Bay St.
Sausalito, CA 94965

Erin Byrne - The LitWings Event Series (Sausalito)

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 6:30pm

featuring Lee Daniel Kravetz, Vanessa Crocini, and Catherine Karnow

LitWings symbolizes uplifting literature and illuminated travel.  Literature can elevate our existence, whether through a poem by Charles Baudelaire or an essay about ancient times, and travel can shed light on our own lives. Join us as writers, photographers, and filmmakers share their work around these themes.

Erin Byrne is the author of Wings: Gifts of Art, Life, and Travel in France, winner of the Paris Book Festival Award, editor of Vignettes & Postcards from Paris and Vignettes & Postcards from Morocco, and writer of The Storykeeper film.  Erin’s work has won awards including three Grand Prize Solas Awards for Travel Story of the Year, the Reader’s Favorite Award, Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Finalist, and an Accolade Award for film.  She has taught writing at Shakespeare and Company Bookstore in Paris and on Deep Travel trips. Her screenplay, Siesta, is in pre-production in Spain, and she is working on a novel set in the Paris Ritz during the occupation, Illuminations.  www.e-byrne.com.

 

 

Wings: Gifts of Art, Life, and Travel in France Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781609521134
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Travelers' Tales Guides - March 29th, 2016

France is steeped in refined traditions, with its rich history, exquisite art, robust culture, and varied cuisine. Writer Erin Byrne was changed by traveling around this country with the ghosts of artists and historical figures who shared with her their guides to living.


Supersurvivors: The Surprising Link Between Suffering and Success Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062267863
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper Wave - April 28th, 2015

Starting where resiliency studies leave off, two psychologists explore the science of remarkable accomplishment in the wake of trauma, revealing the surprising principles that allow people to transform their lives and achieve extraordinary things.


Vietnam: 25 Years Documenting a Changing Country Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9784153058187
Availability: Special Order
Published: Self-Published - November 23rd, 2015

[From the Foreward] This exhibition is a tribute to my late father, Stanley Karnow, who not only introduced me to Vietnam, but proudly and always told me that I was carrying on his legacy. He taught me to be a critical thinker, how to write, and to be a story-teller. Only recently, looking through his papers do I now see his tireless work ethic, which I strive to emulate.


100 Bay St.
Sausalito, CA 94965

Peg Alford Pursell - Show Her a Flower, A Bird, A Shadow (Sausalito)

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 6:00pm

In conversation with Melissa Cistaro

In Show Her a Flower, A Bird, A ShadowPeg Alford Pursell creates vivid characters and piercing situations. Nothing is too small for her imagination—a wren on a branch, a hole in a sock, ginger tea—and nothing too dangerous—a girl hit by a stone, a mother and daughter struggling. In a matter of a few words, a few lines, Pursell transports us into vivid situations of loss and longing.

Peg Alford Pursell has been published in Permafrost, The Cortland Review, the Journal of Compressed Arts, and Vestal Review, among many others. She’s the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the SC State Fiction Award, The South Carolina Academy of Authors Award, and the Flannery O’Connor Award for Fiction shortlist. She directs Why There Are Words, a national neighborhood of reading series, and WTAW Press, an independent publisher of exceptional literary books.

Show Her a Flower a Bird a Shadow Cover Image
ISBN: 9781942004226
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Elj Editions - January 20th, 2017

Fiction. What a pleasure to read SHOW HER A FLOWER, A BIRD, A SHADOW. In story after story Peg Alford Pursell creates vivid characters and piercing situations. Nothing is too small for her imagination--a wren on a branch, a hole in a sock, ginger tea--and nothing too dangerous--a girl hit by a stone, a mother and daughter struggling.


100 Bay St.
Sausalito, CA 94965

Melanie Salvatore-August - Fierce Kindness: Be a Positive Force for Change (Sausalito)

Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 1:00pm

Fierce Kindness is filled with reflections on simple changes people can make to transform themselves from within through actions of positive change in their community and the world 

Help kindness become contagious. Uplift the world.

Shift the world from fear to love with a movement of nonviolence poised to ignite positive change on a personal, community and global level. This uplifting guide inspires people to be effective warriors for positive change both within themselves and out in the world. Sections encouraging Accountability, Courage and Action guide the reader on a personal journey of transformation.

Read this book from cover to cover; pick it up randomly when you feel discouraged, sad, angry, bored or hungry. Allow the book to open to wherever it falls, and in that moment begin there. Write in this book; scrawl on it with pencil, pen or marker; fill it with your heart’s desires, thoughts and inquiries. Keep this book with you so instead of reaching to your phone when you want a moment of distraction, use it to reach into your heart, direct your mind and transform your actions.

Become a part of the Fierce Kindness movement of non-violence as an answer to the turbulent world in which we live.

Help kindness become contagious. Uplift the world.

Melanie Salvatore-August is a creator of Fierce Kindness a movement of nonviolence and global consciousness shifting. She is also the author of Kitchen Yoga: Simple Home Practices to Transform Mind, Body and Life. In addition, she is a yoga and meditation teacher/trainer mentor for Yogaworks, CTA Yoga-Based Life Coach, Reiki healer, lululemon Brand Ambassador and a mama to three little boys. She lives in the SF Bay Area on her budding urban homestead.

Fierce Kindness: Be a Positive Force for Change Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780990537090
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Yellow Pear Press - April 17th, 2017

Help kindness become contagious. Uplift the world.


100 Bay St.
Sausalito, CA 94965

Bethanie Murguia - Toucans, Too (Sausalito)

Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 11:00am

This hilarious follow-up book to Cockatoo, Too features cockatoos, toucans, two-can stew, and gnus!

One can. Two cans. Toucans?
Toucans, too.
Toucan stew???!

The cockatoos are back and the toucans are too! But the toucans think the cockatoos say "toucan stew" and run away in a toucan canoe, so the cockatoos make them some two-can stew, which attracts the gnus, who ask the reader, "Can gnu?"

Toucans, Too combines fantastically funny wordplay with lush, vibrant illustrations, making this a humorous read-aloud that both children and parents will love!

Bethanie Deeney Murguia graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York City with an MFA in Illustration and has created numerous picture books, including Cockatoo, Too, Zoe Gets Ready, Snippet the Early Riser, and I Feel Five. She now lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her two daughters and her dog Disco.

Toucans, Too Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781499804218
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little Bee Books - May 2nd, 2017

This hilarious follow-up book to Cockatoo, Too features cockatoos, toucans, two-can stew, and gnus

One can. Two cans. Toucans?
Toucans, too.
Toucan stew


100 Bay St.
Sausalito, CA 94965

Lawrence Furman - Memoir of a Slightly Mad Mystic (Sausalito)

Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 4:00pm

Memoir of a Slightly Mad Mystic is the fascinating story of a midwestern boy who began having out of body journeys when he was 9 years old. But the freedom and joy those flights provided faded when he began sinking into a quagmire of mental illness. After he was tossed into the antiseptic world of drugs, electroshock, and enforced isolation that was the 1960’s mental health care system, his condition only worsened. Trapped as he was between wildfires raging in his head and a narrow-minded version of therapy, a cure seemed out of the question—until he died… three times. This is the story of how he survived death, and how three journeys through the transformative portal of death’s doorway awakened his soul and restored his sanity. This strange but true adventure speaks to the resilience of the human spirit and our immortality, and reminds us of just how mystical the world we live in truly is.

Lawrence Furman returned from his journeys’ into the afterlife craving more experience in this one. His desire to fulfill the visions he’d gained in the spirit world began in the “60’s” in San Francisco. During a 15-year stint in a spiritual community, his exploration into healing modalities led him to become a deep tissue body-worker and counselor, as well as a male mid-wife. As an actor, director, and writer, Lawrence toured the country with several theater companies, and he’s traveled the globe performing as a magician. These days, he mentors teens, is busy writing another book, gives workshops, and is a sought after speaker.

Memoir of a Slightly Mad Mystic: How Dying Saved My Life Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780998469225
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Magic of Lawrence Lemon - February 1st, 2017

Memoir of a Slightly Mad Mystic is the fascinating story of a midwestern boy who began having out of body journeys when he was nine years old. But the freedom and joy those flights provided faded when he began sinking into a quagmire of mental illness.


100 Bay St.
Sausalito, CA 94965

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Sausalito Events