Jocelyn Arem - Caffè Lena

In 1960, actress and dreamer Lena Spencer opened a small, grassroots coffeehouse, Caffè Lena, in Saratoga Springs, New York. It was a time in America when a coffeehouse could be something more—a focal point for a different sort of people, radical new ideas, and emerging artists. Caffè Lena’s humble stage regularly welcomed musicians such as a young Bob Dylan, singer/activist Bernice Johnson Reagon, and a pre-“American Pie” Don McLean. Quickly, Caffè Lena took its place within the American folk movement that inspired a generation of musicians, artists, and thinkers.
 
The publishing of this remarkable collection of stories and images is the culmination of Jocelyn Arem’s decade-long work as Director of the Caffè Lena History Project, in association with the Library of Congress, and in collaboration with Caffè Lena Inc. Caffè Lena: Inside America’s Legendary Folk Music Coffeehouse ($45.00) brings more than 200 never before seen, evocative images and stories to the public. Early 1960s photographs of Bob Dylan and Pete Seeger, and modern-day images of Rufus Wainwright and Patty Larkin, blend with rare memorabilia and an oral history derived from more than 100 original interviews of artists who have graced Caffè Lena’s stage. These artists include: Ani DiFranco, Utah Phillips, Dave Van Ronk, Spalding Gray, and other luminaries of the folk, blues, jazz, and theater worlds.
 
This exclusive time capsule chronicling Caffè Lena—now the country’s oldest continuously operational folk music coffeehouse—provides an insightful look at the many artists whose poetic lyrics cast a mesmerizing spell over a generation, and who remain beloved today.

Jocelyn Arem is a folklorist, producer, consultant, and musician, who played her first professional gig on Caffè Lena’s legendary stage. Inspired by the Caffè’s history, she began to document the legacy and cultural impact of the venue and its founder. Her writing appears in the American Folklife Center News, The Association for Recorded Sound Collections Journal, and Boston Beats magazine, and her research has been featured on NPR, NBC, CBS, ABC, in American Airlines Magazine, and at Grammy week in Los Angeles.

 

Location: 
Street:
1 Ferry Building
City:
San Francisco
,
Postal Code:
94111
$49.95
ISBN-13: 9781576876527
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: powerHouse Books, 10/2013

Kelly Carter - The Dog Lover's Guide to Travel

The Dog Lover's Guide to Travel: Best Destinations, Hotels, Events, and Advice to Please Your Pet-And You ($22.95) answers common questions for pet owners looking to take a vacation with a pet, such as: how can I determine if my dog is ready for a trip, how do I select the right carrier and appropriate travel gear, what do I need to know before booking a flight with my pup? Author, Kelly Carter, shares her knowledge of what to expect at hotels, airports, the beach, and more. The book is divided by region, showcasing 75 pet-friendly cities across North America, from Sanibel Island, FL, to Whistler, BC. In each, Carter offers all the best for pets, from top hotels to perfect parks, to trendy pet shops and doggie bakeries. Special features include walks you can take with your dog, insider tips from local pet owners, and sidebars detailing unique opportunities available only to people with a dog in tow.

Whether you’re looking for a simple off-leash romp in a nearby park, or trying to find a fancy wine-and-wag event, Carter provides the ultimate resource for making the most of travel with your best canine friend. Filling the need for a high-quality, well-researched travel guide for dog owners, this book provides guidance for those planning ahead for summer getaways.

Kelly Carter has spent more than a decade traveling around the world with her beloved longhair Chihuahua, Lucy. She founded TheJetSetPets.com, a resource for people who travel with their pets. A popular speaker at travel conferences, Carter is also the pet travel expert for AOL's pet site PawNation and Elite Traveler, where she’s a Contributing Editor. She has written for numerous publications and websites, including People, USA Today, Departures, Black Enterprise, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Sun-Times, History Channel Magazine, Brides.com, TownandCountryTravelMag.com. With Venus Williams, Carter co-authored the New York Times best-selling book Come to Win: Business Leaders, Artists, Doctors and Other Visionaries on How Sports Can Help You Top Your Profession.

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
$22.95
ISBN-13: 9781426212765
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: National Geographic, 4/2014

Steve Vogel - Through the Perilous Fight

In a rousing account of one of the critical turning points in American history, Through the Perilous Fight: Six Weeks That Saved the Nation ($30.00) tells the gripping story of the burning of Washington, and the improbable last stand at Baltimore that helped save the nation and inspired its National Anthem.
 
In the summer of 1814, the United States of America teetered on the brink of disaster. The war it had declared against Great Britain two years earlier appeared headed toward inglorious American defeat. The young nation’s most implacable nemesis, the ruthless British Admiral George Cockburn, launched an invasion of Washington in a daring attempt to decapitate the government and crush the American spirit. The British succeeded spectacularly, burning down most of the city’s landmarks—including the White House and the Capitol—and driving President James Madison from the area. As looters ransacked federal buildings and panic gripped the citizens of Washington, beleaguered American forces were forced to regroup for a last-ditch defense of Baltimore. The outcome of that “perilous fight” would help change the outcome of the war—and with it, the fate of the fledgling American republic.
 
In a fast-paced, character-driven narrative, Steve Vogel tells the story of this titanic struggle from the perspective of both sides. Like an epic novel, this work abounds with heroes, villains, and astounding feats of derring-do.

Steve Vogel is the author of The Pentagon, and a veteran national reporter for The Washington Post. He has written extensively about military affairs and the treatment of veterans from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. His reporting on the war in Afghanistan was part of a package of Washington Post stories selected as a finalist for the 2002 Pulitzer Prize. Vogel covered the September 11 terrorist attack on the Pentagon, and the building’s subsequent reconstruction. He covered the war in Iraq and the first Gulf War, as well as U.S. military operations in Rwanda, Somalia, and the Balkans. A graduate of the College of William and Mary, Vogel received a Master’s Degree in International Public Policy from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
$30.00
ISBN-13: 9781400069132
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Random House, 5/2013

Class: Gaia Toscano - Third Year Italian Review

04/21/2014 2:25 pm

Seven Mon., Apr. 21-June 9 (no class 5/26), 12:40-2:25 pm, $220

 

 

Students continue work in Ultimate Italian. Emphasis is on conversation and review. This class is part of the Wendy Walsh Italian series, taught by Gaia Toscano.

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

Judith Orloff - The Ecstasy of Surrender

Are you longing for your life to be easier and more fun? Would you like to stop pushing, micromanaging, and forcing things so you can relax? What if you could enjoy what you have instead of always lusting for “more?” What if you could stop worrying about money and live with more emotional ease in the moment? If you answer “yes” to all these questions and desire lasting positive change, then prepare to experience the ecstasy of surrender in, The Ecstasy of Surrender: 12 Surprising Ways Letting Go Can Empower Your Life ($25.00).

The art of letting go, Dr. Judith Orloff explains, is the secret key to manifesting power and success in all areas of  life, including work, relationships, sexuality, health and healing. In our super-connected world where emails and text messages constantly interrupt us, it’s easier to let go than you think. Once embraced, surrendering removes roadblocks and the exhaustion that comes from “trying too hard”—and it helps you achieve goals more effortlessly and brings ongoing happiness.

With her stunning gift for storytelling coupled with her unique, results-oriented approach to physical, emotional, and spiritual health, Dr. Orloff provides a powerful, practical, and accessible map for anyone who is longing to be happier but who feels stuck, burned-out, tense, worried, or afraid to let go.

Judith Orloff, M.D., assistant clinical professor of Psychiatry at UCLA, has helped patients practice the art of surrender to achieve emotional freedom for more than two decades. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller Emotional Freedom and the bestsellers Positive Energy, Judith Orloff’s Guide to Intuitive Healing, and Second Sight. She has appeared on The Dr. Oz Show, the Today show, PBS, CNN, and NPR, and her TED talk debut of this book has over a half million views on YouTube.

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
$25.00
ISBN-13: 9780307338204
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Harmony, 4/2014

Andrew Knapp - Find Momo

Meet Momo, a border collie who loves tagging along on adventures and getting his picture taken. Find Momo: A Photography Book ($14.95), is more than a photo book: it’s a game, and it’s up to you to find out where the playful pup is hiding. Fans of photographer Andrew Knapp’s popular blog and Instagram feed will love the whimsical pictures of Momo in his element and all-new adventures as he poses, peeks out, and camouflages himself in all kinds of places. From simple settings to more complex hide-and-go-seeks, there’s lots for dog lovers of all ages to discover.

Andrew Knapp is a freelance interface designer and photographer from northern Ontario. Dog crazy, with a desire to make everyday routines into creative adventures, Andrew has presented a TEDx Talk, collaborated on an Instamissions project with MTV and Sony, and been feature in national and international media outlets including the Huffington Post, Mashable, ABCNews.com, and the Daily Mail Online.

Momo is an adorable, brown-eyed, nearly five-year-old border collie, Andrew’s BFF, and a genius at hiding. He has over 120,000 Instagram fans.

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
$14.95
ISBN-13: 9781594746789
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Quirk Books, 3/2014



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