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Erin Byrne & Guests - LitWings Event Series (Sausalito)

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 6:30pm

LitWings Event Series
Writers, filmmakers, and photographers sharing uplifting art that illuminates travel.

The event is hosted by writer Erin Byrne. The concept of LitWings symbolizes art that lifts the spirit, and the "lit-up" wings of illuminated travel, both of which are themes in Erin’s travel essays, poetry, screenplays and fiction; and in the work of each presenter.

LitWings brings together international writers, photographers, and filmmakers to highlight their wide-ranging work, the paths of their careers, and the creative process of one particular project. Past presenters include National Geographic photographers, New York Times bestselling authors, and Emmy award winning filmmakers sharing work that highlights Vietnam, Azerbaijan, Nairobi, Cuba, Scotland, and many other places around the globe.

Erin Byrne is host of LitWings, author of Wings: Gifts of Art, Life, and Travel in France, editor of Vignettes & Postcards from Morocco and Vignettes & Postcards from Paris, and writer of The Storykeeper film. Erin teaches writing in Sausalito, Paris, and on Deep Travel trips.

Jeff Burkhart is an award-winning columnist (Barfly, “Best Column in California” 2014, California Newspaper Publishers Association), author, and award-winning bartender. He has written over 800 published articles and columns. In addition, he has written five different “bestsellers” in several different categories: books, calendars and knowledge card decks.

Michael Shapiro is the producer and co-director of Junkyard Alchemist, a film about a husband-and-wife team who create a fanciful carousel from junk. He’s author of A Sense of Place, a collection of interviews with the world’s top travel writers, and contributes to National Geographic Traveler and the Washington Post.

Lou Lesko is an American photographer and writer. He started shooting pictures for the fashion industry and later expanded his métier to include photojournalism and commercial directing. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California’s writing program and a former editor at National Geographic Assignment.

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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.

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$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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Bevan Atkinson - The Emperor Card (Sausalito)

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 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.

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$14.95
ISBN: 9780996942553
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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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Wilford Welch - In Our Hands (Sausalito)

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 6:00pm

In Our Hands shows you the exciting, satisfying roles you can play to solve the climate crisis and just how you can create a better world for yourself, your children, and grandchildren by getting engaged. The book explains why global warming and climate change do not have to be scary topics. It succinctly explains the science of global warming and the challenges it is causing, then offers a pathway to success. Looking back from 2050, the author presents two futures, one if we do take affective individual and collective actions, the other if we do not. The final chapter of thirty pages is filled with extraordinary resources for those who want to explore the issues further, from the shift to renewable energy to dealing with plastics and climate refugees.

As the subtitle suggests, this book is indeed a Handbook for Intergenerational Actions to Solve the Climate Crisis

Wilford Welch has been exploring the driving forces impacting our world for over five decades: as a U.S. diplomat in Asia; as an economic development and business consultant in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the U.S.; as the publisher of a world affairs magazine that appeared in 26 countries in six language editions; and as the leader of educational trips to numerous countries and cultures. Wilford has also been deeply involved in outdoor and environmental education, including being chair of the board of the NatureBridge Golden Gate campus in the Marin Headlands and the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). In 1994 Wilford led the support team on Mount Everest of NOLS instructors who removed 5,000 pounds of trash off the high camps and introduced the notion of Leave No Trace to Everest mountaineering. Over the past decades, Wilford has created and led several large conferences exploring the issues addressed in this book, including two Quest for Global Healing gatherings in Bali, Indonesia in 2004 and 2007 for over 1,000 participants from forty countries, and the Beyond Sustainability conference that took place at the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii in 2010. Wilford has a BA from Yale, a law degree from Berkeley, and a PMD degree from the Harvard Business School. He lives on a houseboat in Sausalito with his wife Carole Angermeir.

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$12.95
ISBN: 9780998887906
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: In Our Hands - September 10th, 2017

In Our Hands shows you the exciting, satisfying roles you can play to solve the climate crisis and just how you can create a better world for yourself, your children, and grandchildren by getting engaged.


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Gillian Herbert - Stark Truths (Sausalito)

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 6:00pm

 

Born in Canada, raised in England, a California resident for thirty-five years, Gillian Herbert now lives with her partner in Portland, Oregon. Her first memoir collection, Spare Scenes, which tells of her family life, was published in 2012. Her latest memoir, Stark Truths: Living on High Alert, tells of the discrimination and violence she experienced growing up as a lesbian in the 1950s through the 1970s in England and in the US.

 

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$14.00
ISBN: 9780989068291
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Published: Gillian P Herbert - October 16th, 2017

"These linked stories trace a lesbian's progress through the slowly changing face of homophobia in our lifetimes. From illegal lives filled with potential violence to the superficial equality that masks lingering prejudice, Gillian Herbert speaks bravely and honestly about one of the great issues of our time and how it impacted one woman's life.


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Anna Quinn - The Night Child (Sausalito)

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 6:00pm

Nora Brown teaches high school English and lives a quiet life in Seattle with her husband and six-year-old daughter. But one November day, moments after dismissing her class, a girl's face appears above the students' desks-"a wild numinous face with startling blue eyes, a face floating on top of shapeless drapes of purples and blues where arms and legs should have been. Terror rushes through Nora's body-the kind of raw terror you feel when there's no way out, when every cell in your body, your entire body, is on fire-when you think you might die."

Twenty-four hours later, while on Thanksgiving vacation, the face appears again. Shaken and unsteady, Nora meets with neurologists and eventually, a psychiatrist. As the story progresses, a terrible secret is discovered-a secret that pushes Nora toward an even deeper psychological breakdown.

This breathtaking debut novel examines the impact of traumatic childhood experiences and the fragile line between past and present. Exquisitely nuanced and profoundly intimate, The Night Child is a story of resilience, hope, and the capacity of the mind, body, and spirit to save itself despite all odds.

Anna Quinn is the owner of The Writers' Workshoppe and Imprint Bookstore in Port Townsend, Washington. Her writing has appeared in various literary journals and magazines, including Literature Circles and Response, Practical Aspects of Authentic Assessment, Instructor, Tidepools, IS Literary Magazine, Manifest-Station, Lit-Fest Anthology, 2016, and Washington 129 Anthology. She is working on a second novel, Confidante, the story of a band of expelled nuns living in the San Juan Islands. Her writing studio is a tug boat.

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$24.99
ISBN: 9781538434345
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Published: Blackstone Audiobooks - January 30th, 2018

Nora Brown teaches high school English and lives a quiet life in Seattle with her husband and six-year-old daughter. But one November day, moments after dismissing her class, a girl's face appears above the students' desks--"a wild numinous face with startling blue eyes, a face floating on top of shapeless drapes of purples and blues where arms and legs should have been.


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Gerald Sheinfeld - At the Feet of the Spiritual Master (Sausalito)

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 6:00pm

At the Feet of the Spiritual Master features stories from Gerald Sheinfeld of the Guru-devotee relationship from over 45 years with Avatar Adi Da Samraj. Includes 114 unique stories, all rich in most profound Divine wisdom, lessons of self-understanding, and awakened devotion. Together, they touch the heart in deep feeling of the happiness of truth, and testify to Divine Enlightenment as the true condition of all beings.

 

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$19.95
ISBN: 9780692924983
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Published: Gerald Publications - August 28th, 2017

Stories of the Guru-devotee relationship from over 45 years with Avatar Adi Da Samraj. Includes 114 unique stories, all rich in most profound Divine wisdom, lessons of self-understanding, and awakened devotion. Together, they touch the heart in deep feeling of the happiness of truth, and testify to Divine Enlightenment as the true condition of all beings.


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Gianna Marino - If I Had a Horse (Sausalito)

Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 5:00pm

Special Children's Event!

* Pre-order the book from the Book Passage website and receive a 10% discount! Books will be signed and can be picked up at or after the event. *

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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.

 

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By Gianna Marino, Gianna Marino (Illustrator)
$16.19
ISBN: 9781626729087
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Roaring Brook Press - January 30th, 2018

If I Had a Horse is an inspiring picture book with simple text and gorgeous, impressionistic artwork from acclaimed author-illustrator Gianna Marino about a girl imagining what life would be like with a horse.


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Second Sunday Stories: Suzanne Mirviss - Hello from Sammi! (Sausalito)

Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 11:00am

Second Sunday Stories Event!

Second Sunday Stories is a new series of kids picture book events at Book Passage-by-the-Bay in Sausalito. On the second Sunday of each month at 11am we welcome an author or illustrator into the store to share their book with us, there will be snacks and crafts and because it's Sunday morning, you could even come in your pajamas (we don't mind). Second Sunday Stories runs no longer than 45 minutes and is perfect for kids aged 2-6 and their families.

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Meet a real Western Screech Owl named Buho. Buho will be helping author Suzanne Mirviss present her new book, Hello From Sammi! Sammi is a small curious owl from Point Reyes who writes an open letter to an “Owl Friend” she doesn’t know yet. Seagulls and whales deliver Sammi’s message and in return, she receives letters from owls all over the world.

Suzanne Mirviss can teach you to recognize the call of a Western Screech Owl or a Barn Owl. As the Education Coordinator for the Hungry Owl Project, and also a Nature Guide for WildCare, Suzanne shares her love of animals and the environment with children and adults. Her outdoor education activities followed a career as an instructor in the field of Recreation at San Francisco State University. Suzanne lives in Novato near Mt Burdell, with its ancient oaks and resident owls.

 

 

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Jim Holden - It Happened in Marin (Sausalito)

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 6:00pm

What makes Marin County such an enjoyable place to live and such a unique part of the American landscape? In It Happened in Marin, author Jim Holden brings us a wealth of answers. With Jim we explore the enchanted wilds of Mt. Tam. We learn about the difficult birth of the Golden Gate Bridge and the pioneers who brought it into being. We hike the trails of a secret wildlife preserve that Jim calls “The Big Empty,” and we get an insider’s look into the controversies surrounding the county’s oyster beds, its tule elk, and even Marin’s esteemed Buck Trust.

The lifeblood of Jim’s stories is his rich cast of characters. Here we meet renowned national figures like Teddy Roosevelt, John Muir and Kit Carson, we meet Marin’s own William Kent and William Coleman, and we meet the fascinating but little known trailblazer, Martha Buckelew, a frontier woman who left a profound mark on her male-dominated world. There is high drama here too: the now infamous shootout and hostage-taking at the Marin County courthouse by a group of inmates from San Quentin, with the alleged involvement of activist Angela Davis. And we confront a stunning chapter in Marin history: the campaign of violence and intimidation fostered by a bizarre cult that once ran rampant in West Marin. Yes, it all happened here in Marin, just beneath the façade of wealthy sophistication for which Marin is so well known across the whole of America.

With magnificent photography from Marin’s Brad Rippe, this is a book to savor and a must read for history buffs and for all of us who call Marin our home.

Jim Holden brings a distinguished background to these stories. A native of St. Louis, Jim came west and graduated from Stanford University. He then earned his law degree from Stanford Law School and practiced law for many years in San Francisco and Marin, mostly with Hanson Bridgett, LLP. For more than 45 years, Jim has lived in Marin County, hiking its trails, loving its spirit, and becoming an avid student of its unique history, culture and lore. Now retired, Jim and his wife Mary live in San Rafael.

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$25.00
ISBN: 9780997640540
Availability: Backordered
Published: Val de Grace - October 31st, 2017

What makes California's Marin County such an enjoyable place to live and such a unique part of the American landscape?


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