Programs

 

CHILDREN'S PROGRAMMING

For a full list of our children's programming and events, click here!

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SIGNED FIRST EDITIONS

Are you looking for a signed first edition of a particular title? At Book Passage we pride ourselves on being able to offer signed first edition/first printings of many current titles at list price.

For mystery lovers, try the Killer Reads Book Club

Members of our Signed First Editions Club receive a signed first edition each month of a new work of fiction by an emerging author who shows exceptional talent and promise. Many of our selected authors have gone on to win literary acclaim, including Paul Harding, whose novel Tinkers won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction! We have an archive of our previous picks available as well.

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MEMBERS

You are invited to join our Friends of Book Passage annual members program. We are are gratified that so many of our loyal customers have joined ranks with others in the common goal to ensure that Book Passage will continue to be a vital community center for generations of readers to come.   

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AUNT LYDIA BOOK CLUB

Our Aunt Lydia Book Club members receive monthly, bi-monthly, or quarterly book selections based on their own reading preferences and interests. Our club coordinator surveys the tastes of each member at the beginning of their membership to get a feel for the types of books the member enjoys, and then she scouts for just the right books to send them. It's like having a personal shopper for bibliophiles! 

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SALONS

Join a Book Passage writing salon and improve both your writing and exposure as an author in a nurturing and supportive environment. Receive feedback, network, make lots of friends, and have lots of fun!  

Book Passage hosts the monthly meetings of Left Coast Writers® at our Corte Madera store. This Literary Salon is led by author and workshop teacher Linda Watanabe McFerrin. The monthly meetings provide an evening of literary connections, support, counsel, provocative readings, writing tips, literary chat, unabashed networking, and great fun. Each meeting also features a presentation by one of several Bay Area literary figures. Read more

Writing? Get serious—with the help of the California Writers Club. CWC-Marin helps writers polish their craft, market their work, and network in their literary community. Through our meetings, workshops, and members-only benefits, CWC helps writers grow, connect, and achieve their writing and publishing goals. Writers at all levels and in all genres are welcome.

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BOOK CLUBS

Book Passage is fully committed to Book Clubs out in the community. We help readers in the Bay Area organize their own book clubs. Community book clubs may register their clubs with Book Passage to receive a 10% discount on book selections. Plus, we occasionally host special events for book clubs at our stores, and registered clubs can receive reserved seating at select author events.

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ART IN THE GALLERY

The Gallery at our Corte Madera store features quarterly art shows by local, national, and international artists. Stop by and check out this fantastic work! If you would like to inquire about submitting your work for exhibition, or if you would like to rent our Gallery for your event or reception, please contact Gallery Coordinator Allison Bainbridge at abainbridge@bookpassage.com

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BOOK TALKS WITH ELAINE

Book Passage owner Elaine Petrocelli is often available to offer her "book talks" to local groups and organizations. Petrocelli discusses the best new books, cultural trends, and up-to-date information about the changing book and publishing industries. If you would to arrange a book talk with Elaine for your group, please contact Joy LeRoy at joy@bookpassage.com. 

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DOMINICAN UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA COLLEGE CREDIT

Dominican University of California in San Rafael offers college and graduate-level credit for select Book Passage classes and conferences. Learn more about details and eligible classes.

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