Sausalito Events

Manoush Zomorodi - Bored and Brilliant (Sausalito)

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 6:00pm

Bored and Brilliant explains the connection between boredom and being unplugged and how that state of mind can ignite original thinking. Through new interviews with scientists, famous artists, and people from all walks of life, Manoush Zomorodi explores why putting greater emphasis on “spacing out” is vital in an age of constant notifications and digital distractions and how we can harness boredom’s hidden benefits to become our most productive selves. She speaks with scientists who have researched the links between boredom and creativity. She spends time with a museum security guard who knows how to turn standing in a sometimes-empty room for eight hours into an exercise in creative thinking.
 
With an emphasis on remaking our dependent relationships with technology, this book poses a series of challenges that help her readers to rethink and reconfigure their world without leaving the digital behind.

Manoush Zomorodi is the host and managing editor of Note to Self, "the tech show about being human," from WNYC Studios. Every week on her podcast, Manoush searches for answers to life's digital quandaries through experiments and conversations with listeners and experts. She has won numerous awards for her work including four from the New York Press Club. In 2014, the Alliance for Women in Media named her Outstanding Host. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250124951
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: St. Martin's Press - September 5th, 2017

100 Bay St.
Sausalito, CA 94965

Erin Byrne - The Litwings Event Series (Sausalito)

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 6:30pm

 

The LitWings Event Series brings together writers, filmmakers, and photographers to share their creative secrets. Join us as we travel to many places, including Havana, the Pacific Coast Trail, London, the Inner Hebrides, and even back in time to World War II and the Woodstock rock festival.
 
Hosted by Erin Byrne, 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.

Featuring

Photographer Ian Tuttle, who shoots for Google, LinkedIn, and other clients, and produces long-form narrative projects, such as "Portraits of the Pacific Coast Trail" in Outside magazine.

Filmmakers Marcia Jarmel and Ken Schneider, founders of Patchworks Films and makers of many documentaries including Havana Curveball and Speaking in Tongues.

Anne Korkeakivi, author of Shining Sea and An Unexpected Guest will be coming from Geneva, Switzerland.

 

Wings: Gifts of Art, Life, and Travel in France Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781609521134
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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.


100 Bay St.
Sausalito, CA 94965

Carson Buck - Sausalito Story Time (Sausalito)

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 11:00am

Please join us Fridays at 11 AM for our new weekly Book Passage Sausalito story time. Carson, our bookseller, will read new and classic picture books sure to engage and delight. Storytime is perfect for five-and-unders and their parents. Join us!

 

100 Bay St.
Sausalito, CA 94965

In Honor of Shel Silverstein - Birthday Poetry Reading (Sausalito)

Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 2:00pm

You’re invited to a birthday party for the late Shel Silverstein, former Sausalito houseboat resident and comedic inspiration for millions. We’ll celebrate the release of a new book of poetry Runny Babbit Returns, a collection of 41 never-before-published poems and drawings. The playful and poignant spoonerisms feature Runny and other woodland characters. We can reminisce a bit about Where the Sidewalk Ends and The Giving Tree. Special guests will read their favorite Silverstein poems!

 

Runny Babbit Returns: Another Billy Sook Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062479396
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Published: HarperCollins - September 19th, 2017

Runny Babbit, the lovable star of Shel Silverstein's New York Times bestselling poetry book, is back

Runny Babbit Returns, a collection of 41 never-before-published poems and drawings, features Runny and other woodland characters who speak a topsy-turvy language all their own.


100 Bay St.
Sausalito, CA 94965

Christine Evelyn Volker - Venetian Blood (Sausalito)

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 6:00pm

To escape a failing marriage, Anna Lucia Lottol goes to Venice to visit an old friend—and becomes a suspect in a brutal murder echoing a gruesome homicide that happened decades ago. Fearful of foreign justice and hoping to prove her innocence, she gathers clues before the real murderer comes for her. At the climax of her journey, she discovers a secret that will change her life. 

Struggling to forget a crumbling marriage, forty-year-old Anna Lucia Lottol comes to Venice to visit an old friend—but instead of finding solace, she is dragged into the police station and accused of murdering a money-laundering count with whom she had a brief affair. A US Treasury officer with brains and athleticism, Anna fights to clear her name in a seductive city full of watery illusions. As she works to pry information from a cast of recalcitrant characters sometimes denying what she sees and hears, she succeeds in unleashing a powerful foe bent on destroying her. Will she save herself and vanquish her enemies, including her darkest fears? A mysterious tapestry of murder, betrayal, and family, Venetian Blood is a story of one woman’s brave quest for the truth —before it’s too late.

Christine Evelyn Volker became intrigued by foreign cultures at an early age, which propelled her to study Spanish, German, and Italian. After pursuing an MLS and an MBA, she was drawn to international banking and became a senior vice president at a global financial institution. Her career brought her to Italy, where she immersed herself in the language and made frequent visits to Venice. A native New Yorker, she resides with her husband in Richmond, California, where she heads a local library non-profit organization and writes about environmental sustainability. She is currently at work on her second international mystery, this one set in the rainforest of Peru.

Venetian Blood: Murder in a Sensuous City Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781631523106
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: She Writes Press - August 8th, 2017

Struggling to forget a crumbling marriage, forty-year-old Anna Lucia Lottol comes to Venice to visit an old friend--but instead of finding solace, she is dragged into the police station and accused of murdering a money-laundering count with whom she had a brief affair. A US Treasury officer with brains and athleticism, Anna fights to clear her name in a seductive city full of watery illusions.


100 Bay St.
Sausalito, CA 94965

Carson Buck - Sausalito Story Time (Sausalito)

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 11:00am

Please join us Fridays at 11 AM for our new weekly Book Passage Sausalito story time. Carson, our bookseller, will read new and classic picture books sure to engage and delight. Storytime is perfect for five-and-unders and their parents. Join us!

 

100 Bay St.
Sausalito, CA 94965

Grant Faulkner - Pep Talks for Writers (Sausalito)

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 6:00pm

Every writer knows that as rewarding as the creative process is, it can often be a bumpy road. Have hope and keep at it! Designed to kick-start creativity, this handsome handbook from the executive director of National Novel Writing Month gathers a wide range of insights and advice for writers at any stage of their career. From tips about how to finally start that story to helpful ideas about what to do when the words just aren't quite coming out right, Pep Talks for Writers provides motivation, encouragement, and helpful exercises for writers of all stripes.

Grant Faulkner is the executive director of National Novel Writing Month. His stories and essays have appeared in dozens of publications, including the New York Times, Poets & Writers, Writer's Digest, and the Berkeley Review. He lives in Berkeley, California.

Pep Talks for Writers: 52 Insights and Actions to Boost Your Creative Mojo Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781452161082
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Chronicle Books - October 3rd, 2017

Every writer knows that as rewarding as the creative process is, it can often be a bumpy road. Have hope and keep at it Designed to kick-start creativity, this handsome handbook from the executive director of National Novel Writing Month gathers a wide range of insights and advice for writers at any stage of their career.


100 Bay St.
Sausalito, CA 94965

Carson Buck - Sausalito Story Time (Sausalito)

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 11:00am

Please join us Fridays at 11 AM for our new weekly Book Passage Sausalito story time. Carson, our bookseller, will read new and classic picture books sure to engage and delight. Storytime is perfect for five-and-unders and their parents. Join us!

 

100 Bay St.
Sausalito, CA 94965

Patricia Polacco - Remembering Vera (Sausalito)

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 6:00pm

Special Children's Event!

Remembering Vera begins in 1962 when a stray dog was found under a pile of boxes in a Coast Guard warehouse in what used to be called Government Island, the Coast Guard Base in San Francisco Bay, when a seaman named Dave Bunch was mopping the floor. It was love at first sight. At first the men decided to hide the pup from the Commander, thinking she wouldn’t be allowed. But soon enough all of the men in the barracks fell hard for the little dog. Then one day when high waves challenged another vessel at sea, it was Vera’s fierce determination and natural swimming ability that brought the life preserver and safety line to the sinking boat. Vera became a hero and the beloved pet and mascot of the San Francisco Coast Guard.

Patricia Polacco belongs to a family of storytellers, poets, farmers, teachers, and artists. They came from many parts of the world, but mainly Russia. She grew up to be an illustrator, a designer, and creator of many beloved children’s books, including The Keeping Quilt, The Blessing Cup, Fiona’s Lace, The Trees of the Dancing Goats, Babushka’s Doll, and My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother. She lives in Union City, Michigan. Visit her at PatriciaPolacco.com and follow her on Facebook.

 

 

Remembering Vera Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481442275
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - October 3rd, 2017

From beloved author Patricia Polacco comes the heartwarming and true story of Vera, an amazing dog who was found as a stray by the US Coast Guard, moved into the San Francisco Bay base, and became a hero and friend.


100 Bay St.
Sausalito, CA 94965

Second Sunday Stories: Teri Sloat - Zip! Zoom! on a Broom (Sausalito)

Sunday, October 8, 2017 - 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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One goes zip, two go zoom.Three witches glide from room to room.

So begins the witchy counting story Zip! Zoom! on a Broom. Counting up from 1 to 10 and back down again, ten witches jump on a broom -- and then fall off one by one Written in pitch-perfect rhyme, and full of fun read-aloud energy that will have kids memorizing lines and clamoring to read the book again and again, this book hits the mash-up sweet spot between an important concept and Halloween fun.

Teri Sloat has written and/or illustrated over twenty trade books for young readers, including From One to One Hundred, I'm a Duck!, and the Farmer Brown series. Among her honors are a New York Times Best Picture Book, an ABA Pick of the List, a Junior Library Guild selection, and a Notable Science Trade Book. 

 

Zip! Zoom! on a Broom Cover Image
By Teri Sloat, Rosalinde Bonnet (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316256735
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - July 25th, 2017

One goes zip, two go zoom.Three witches glide from room to room.


100 Bay Street
Sausalito, CA 94925

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