Small Business Saturday

11/29/2014 3:00 pm

Forget all the Black Friday and Cyber Monday hoopla; the real fun this Thanksgiving weekend is at independent bookstores on Small Business Saturday

Last year, famed author Sherman Alexie issued an “Indies First” challenge to his fellow writers, urging them to spend an “amazing day” at their local bookstore:

We book nerds will become booksellers. We will make recommendations. We will practice nepotism and urge readers to buy multiple copies of our friends’ books.

A great many authors took up the challenge, and now it has become an annual tradition.

Come by our Ferry Building store and schmooze with well-known authors who will be helping out. They may be behind the counter, but they will more likely be out on the floor chatting about books with customers.

We will be joined by some of the authors and illustrators from Cameron & Company publishing. Here are some of the “Booksellers-for-a-shift” that you can expect to meet at the Ferry Building:

9:00am Sara Deseran
Author of Tacolicious and co-owner of the famed SF restaurant.

10:00am Amy Novesky & Arlo Crawford
Amy is the author of Me, Frida; Mister & Lady Day; and Georgia in Hawaii. Arlo is the author of the intimate memoir A Farm Dies Once a Year.

11:00am Tom Barbash & Amy Gutierrez (Amy G)
Tom is a famed short story writer whose latest collection is Stay Up With Me. Amy G is the sideline and San Francisco Giants reporter for Comcast SportsNet Bay Area and the author of Smarty Marty's Got Game.

1:00pm Author Event: Evan Morgan Williams - Thorn

1:00pm Mati McDonough
Illustrator of I Carry Your Heart With Me.

1:30pm Mac Barnett & Jory John
Mac's outrageously funny kids’ books include Telephone, the Brixton Brothers series, and the forthcoming The Terrible Two, with Jory John (who will join his fellow prankster). 

2:00pm Lewis Buzbee
Author of The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop. Buzbee’s latest book is Blackboard: A Personal History of the Classroom.

 

Location: 
Street:
1 Ferry Building
City:
San Francisco
,
Postal Code:
94111
$22.00
ISBN-13: 9781607745624
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Ten Speed Press, 9/2014

Me, Frida (Hardcover)

$16.95
ISBN-13: 9780810989696
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Harry N. Abrams, 10/2010

$16.99
ISBN-13: 9780152058067
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Harcourt Children's Books, 6/2013

$25.00
ISBN-13: 9780805098167
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Henry Holt and Co., 6/2013

$13.99
ISBN-13: 9780062258137
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Ecco Press, 5/2014

$17.95
ISBN-13: 9781937359515
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Cameron & Company, 9/2013

$15.95
ISBN-13: 9781886157941
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: BkMk Press of the University of Missouri-Kans, 11/2014

$16.95
ISBN-13: 9781937359522
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Cameron + Company, 3/2014

Telephone (Hardcover)

$16.99
ISBN-13: 9781452110233
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Chronicle Books, 9/2014

The Terrible Two (Hardcover)

$13.95
ISBN-13: 9781419714917
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Amulet Books, 1/2015

$15.00
ISBN-13: 9781555975104
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Graywolf Press, 9/2008

$23.00
ISBN-13: 9781555976835
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Graywolf Press, 8/2014

Family Day

11/29/2014 5:00 pm

For information on our San Francisco Small Business Saturday event click here.

Nationally, it’s known as Small Business Saturday. But we’re calling it Family Day to put the emphasis on the fun we’re planning for children and their families at our Corte Madera store on Saturday, November 29.

10:00 am - Kathryn Gibbs Davis will be talking about her book Mr. Ferris & His Wheel. This was a pretty amazing invention when it was first unveiled at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893. And it’s still pretty amazing, when you think about it. There will even be a light-up Lego Ferris Wheel!

10:30 am - Bethanie Murguia will be sharing her newest Zoe book, Zoe's Jungle, Zoe and her sister Addie hurry to complete their game of chase in an imaginary jungle!

11:00 am - Kathryn Otoshi will talk about her new counting book Two, along with all of her other highly acclaimed books. Otoshi has served as the Chair of our Children’s Writing Conference, and she is a very successful self-published author.

12:00 pm - We’re hoping Abraham Schroeder will tell us about the title character of his new book The Gentleman Bat who dresses in Victorian finery and meanders through cobblestone streets under gaslight: “With the nod of his head and a wink of his eye, The gentleman bat would greet passersby.”

1:00 pm - Ian Lendler’s
Stratford Zoo looks like a normal zoo until the animals come out at night  to perform Shakespeare’s greatest works. They might not be the most accomplished thespians, but they’ve got what counts: heart. Also fangs, feathers, scales, and tails, in The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth.

2:00 pm - Once every 100 years, a black pegasus foal is born—it will either unite or destroy the herds. It is fated to become the most powerful pegasus of all. The Guardian Herd: Starfire by Jennifer Lynn Alvarez is the start of an exciting new series.

3:00pm - Kat Beyer’s first novel was The Demon Catchers of Milan. She has now written the next book in this exciting series— a romance with a paranormal streak. Come meet the author of The Demon Catchers of Milan: The Halcyon Bird.

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925

Zoe's Jungle (Hardcover)

$16.99
ISBN-13: 9780545558693
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Arthur A. Levine Books, 5/2014

$17.99
ISBN-13: 9780547959221
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Harcourt Brace and Company, 9/2014

Two (Hardcover)

$18.95
ISBN-13: 9780972394666
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Ko Kids Books, 9/2014

The Gentleman Bat (Hardcover)

$16.99
ISBN-13: 9780991386604
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Ripple Grove Press, 10/2014

$19.99
ISBN-13: 9781626721012
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: First Second, 9/2014

Starfire (Hardcover)

$16.99
ISBN-13: 9780062286062
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: HarperCollins, 9/2014

$16.99
ISBN-13: 9781606843161
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: EgmontUSA, 11/2014

Christina Stevens - Love: The Saint and the Seeker

“God will write through you.” Those were almost the last private words Mother Teresa spoke to acclaimed filmmaker Christina Stevens - urging her to share her story with the world. A similar calling had come months earlier, when Mother Teresa appeared to Christina in a dream, summoning her to India to film her message to the world. Without hesitation, she gathered a film crew and boarded a plane for Calcutta.

Little did she know that when destiny beckons and a Saint-to-be takes your hand, startling events and profound discoveries are around every corner. Told through the lens of Christina’s colorful youth, Love: The Saint and the Seeker tells a mind-expanding adventure that may prod you to recognize your own life’s calling, leading you to the most powerful and transformative place in the cosmos - love.

Christina Stevens is an award-winning filmmaker, author, public speaker, and global environmental activist. Her belief that storytelling is inspiration for social change puts her on the leading edge of a new wave of global thought, speaking regularly at the United Nations on topics ranging from expanding consciousness to youth empowerment to solutions for global sustainability and happiness.

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
$16.95
ISBN-13: 9781401945916
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Hay House, 9/2014

Evan Morgan Williams - Thorn

Evan Morgan Williams' collection of short stories, Thorn, won the G. Sharat Chandra Prize at BkMk Press, as judged by poet-essayist-novelist Al Young.

These stories portray hardships of characters who come from a variety of backgrounds, especially Native Americans and others from the Pacific Coast. With his vivid descriptions of these characters and their experiences, Williams explores their psyches and personal struggles, but common themes tie these stories together in ways that invite readers to see their own struggles and relationships in new ways.

Evan Morgan Williams has published over forty stories in literary magazines including Witness, Kenyon Review, ZYZZYVA, Antioch Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, and Northwest Review. He lives with his family in Portland, Oregon, where he teaches in a public school.

 

 

Location: 
Street:
1 Ferry Building
City:
San Francisco
,
Postal Code:
94111
$15.95
ISBN-13: 9781886157941
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: BkMk Press of the University of Missouri-Kans, 11/2014

Class: Karen Benke- Rip & Leap, Inspired Creativity

11/30/2014 1:30 pm
Sunday Nov. 30 • 10:30-1:30 pm • $75
 
 
 
A creative-writing workshop for "adult kids" who want to loosen the grip of the critic and have some fun. With the tried and true methods that Karen Benke has used for decades writing with children, the secrets of playing on the page will be revealed to you too. We’ll experiment accessing the imagination you had as a child (yes, you still have it) and each participant leaves not only with a piece of writing that you will be eager to share, but also with writing related gifts to help inspire you at home.  
 
Karen Benke is the author of Rip the Page! Adventures in Creative Writing (for kids of all ages), Leap Write In! Writing to Stretch and Surprise Your One-of-a-Kind Mind (intended for teens and adults) & the forthcoming Uncap That Pen! A Book on Writing Letters by Hand.

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925

Left Coast Writers®: Left Coast Writers - Holiday Celebration

With Special Surprise Guests!

Join the Left Coast Writers literary salon for a special holiday celebration. The Left Coast Writers will share food, drink and a celebration of the holidays in stories and poems. They’ll also share their recommendations for the best book gifts this season.

 

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
Country:
United States


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