Corte Madera Events

Author Events at our Corte Madera store, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, CA, (415) 927-0960. All events are free & open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Kelly Corrigan - Book Signing (Corte Madera Store)

Monday, December 17, 2018 - 2:00pm

Book Passage is thrilled to partner with New York Times bestselling author Kelly Corrigan to offer signed, personalized copies of her latest book, Tell Me More, for everyone on your holiday shopping list! Join Kelly on Dec. 17 at 2:00 p.m. to have your books signed in person! Can't make it? No problem! Just following the directions below and Kelly and Book Passage will take care of the rest.

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How To Order

1) Click "Add to Cart" and choose the quanity of copies you wish to purchase.
2) Once you have the number of copies you'd like to buy, click "Checkout" on the lower right.
3) Fill out your information, and at the bottom of the Checkout screen, note in the "Order Comments" field if you'd like any books personally inscribed by Kelly!
4) Finish your purchase and we'll do the rest!

Please note: orders must be placed by Dec. 16 to ensure shipping in the domestic U.S. before December 25.

SPECIAL OFFER: Enter discount code "TELLMEMORE" to receive $30 off orders of five or more copies of Tell Me More!

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About Tell Me More

It’s a crazy idea: trying to name the phrases that make love and connection possible. But that’s just what Kelly Corrigan has set out to do here. In her New York Times bestselling memoirs, Corrigan distilled our core relationships to their essences, showcasing a warm, easy storytelling style. Now, in Tell Me More, she’s back with a deeply personal, unfailingly honest, and often hilarious examination of the essential phrases that turn the wheel of life.

In “I Don’t Know,” Corrigan wrestles to make peace with uncertainty, whether it’s over invitations that never came or a friend’s agonizing infertility. In “No,” she admires her mother’s ability to set boundaries and her liberating willingness to be unpopular. In “Tell Me More,” a facialist named Tish teaches her something important about listening. And in “I Was Wrong,” she comes clean about her disastrous role in a family fight—and explains why saying sorry may not be enough. With refreshing candor, a deep well of empathy, and her signature desire to understand “the thing behind the thing,” Corrigan swings between meditations on life with a preoccupied husband and two mercurial teenage daughters to profound observations on love and loss.

With the streetwise, ever-relatable voice that defines Corrigan’s work, Tell Me More is a moving and meaningful take on the power of the right words at the right moment to change everything.

 

Tell Me More: Stories About the 12 Hardest Things I'm Learning to Say Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780399588372
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House - January 9th, 2018

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A story-driven collection of essays on the twelve powerful phrases we use to sustain our relationships, from the bestselling author of Glitter and Glue and The Middle Place

“Kelly Corrigan takes on all the big, difficult questions here, with great warmth and courage.”—Glennon Doyle


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Tom Killion - Art Reception

Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 5:00pm

Join us for a reception with artist Tom Killion to celebrate his latest work displayed in the Book Passage gallery on December 2 from 5:00 - 7:00pm.

Book Passage is thrilled to welcome back Tom Killion to our Gallery for a year-long exhibition of his original prints and hand-crafted books. Killion was born and raised in Marin County, where the rugged scenery inspired him from an early age to create spectacular landscape prints. His work has been inspired by the landscape prints of early 19th century Japan as well as early 20th century European/American wood-engraving and book illustration techniques.

 

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Tony Platt - Beyond These Walls (Corte Madera Store)

Monday, February 4, 2019 - 7:00pm

Beyond These Walls is an ambitious and far-ranging exploration that tracks the legacy of crime and imprisonment in the United States, from the historical roots of the American criminal justice system to our modern state of over-incarceration, and offers a bold vision for a new future. Author Tony Platt, a recognized authority in the field of criminal justice, challenges the way we think about how and why millions of people are tracked, arrested, incarcerated, catalogued, and regulated in the United States.

Beyond These Walls traces the disturbing history of punishment and social control, revealing how the criminal justice system attempts to enforce and justify inequalities associated with class, race, gender, and sexuality. Prisons and police departments are central to this process, but other institutions – from immigration and welfare to educational and public health agencies – are equally complicit.

Platt argues that international and national politics shape perceptions of danger and determine the policies of local criminal justice agencies, while private policing and global corporations are deeply and undemocratically involved in the business of homeland security.

Finally, Beyond These Walls demonstrates why efforts to reform criminal justice agencies have often expanded rather than contracted the net of social control. Drawing upon a long tradition of popular resistance, Platt concludes with a strategic vision of what it will take to achieve justice for all in this era of authoritarian disorder.

Tony Platt is a Distinguished Affiliated Scholar at the Center for the Study of Law & Society, University of California, Berkeley. The author of numerous books dealing with issues of criminal justice, race, inequality, and social justice in American history, including Beyond These Walls: Rethinking Crime and Punishment in the United States, he previously taught at the University of Chicago, Berkeley, and California state universities. Platt’s experience as a political activist and public intellectual informs his research and publications. He lives in Berkeley, CA.

 

Beyond These Walls: Rethinking Crime and Punishment in the United States Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781250085115
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: St. Martin's Press - January 8th, 2019

A groundbreaking investigation into the roots of the American criminal justice system reveals how the past bleeds into the present.


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Corte Madera, CA 94925

John Prendergast, Fidel Bafilemba, Dave Eggers, & Chou Chou Namegabe - Congo Stories (Corte Madera Store)

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 7:00pm

From the author of the New York Times bestselling and award-winning Not on Our Watch, John Prendergast co-writes a compelling book with Fidel Bafilemba -- with stunning photographs by Ryan Gosling--revealing the way in which the people and resources of the Democratic Republic of Congo have been used throughout the last five centuries to build, develop, advance, and safeguard the United States and Europe. Congo Stories highlights the devastating price Congo has paid for that support. However, the way the world deals with Congo is finally changing, and the book tells the remarkable stories of those in Congo and the United States leading that transformation.

The people of Congo are fighting back against a tidal wave of international exploitation and governmental oppression to make things better for their nation, their neighborhoods, and their families. They are risking their lives to resist and alter the deadly status quo. And now, finally, there are human rights movements led by young people in the United States and Europe building solidarity with Congolese change-makers in support of dignity, justice, and equality for the Congolese people. As a result, the way the world deal with Congo is finally changing.

Fidel Bafilemba, Ryan Gosling, and John Prendergast traveled to Congo to document some of the stories not only of the Congolese upstanders who are building a better future for their country but also of young Congolese people overcoming enormous odds just to go to school and help take care of their families. Through Gosling's photographs of Congolese daily life, Bafilemba's profiles of heroic Congolese activists, and Prendergast's narratives of the extraordinary history and evolving social movements that directly link Congo with the United States and Europe, This important work provides windows into the history, the people, the challenges, the possibilities, and the movements that could change the course of Congo's destiny. Featuring an afterword by bestselling author Dave Eggers,.

John Prendergast is a human rights activist and New York Times bestselling author who has focused on peace in Africa for over thirty years. He is the founding director of the Enough Project, an initiative to end genocide and crimes against humanity. He is also the co-founder of The Sentry with George Clooney, a new investigative initiative focused on dismantling the networks financing conflict and atrocities. John has worked for the Clinton White House, the State Department, two members of Congress, the National Intelligence Council, UNICEF, Human Rights Watch, the International Crisis Group, and the U.S. Institute of Peace.

Fidel Bafilemba is a Congolese field researcher who coordinates a civil society network called GATT-RN.

Dave Eggers is the author of ten books, including the national bestsellers The Circle and A Hologram for the King, which was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Award. He is the founder of McSweeney’s, an independent publishing company based in San Francisco. Eggers is the cofounder of 826 National, a network of eight tutoring centers around the country, and ScholarMatch, a nonprofit organization designed to connect students with resources, schools, and donors to make college possible. He lives in Northern California with his family.

Chou Chou Namegabe is a Congolese journalist.

 

 

 

Congo Stories: Battling Five Centuries of Exploitation and Greed Cover Image
By John Prendergast, Fidel Bafilemba, Ryan Gosling (Photographs by), Soraya Aziz Souleymane (Foreword by), Chouchou Namegabe (Afterword by), Dave Eggers (Afterword by), Sam Ilus (Illustrator)
$28.00
ISBN: 9781455584642
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Grand Central Publishing - December 4th, 2018

Featuring the life story of Dr. Denis Mukwege, winner of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize


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Corte Madera, CA 94925

Special Event - Book Club Brunch (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 11:00am

Tickets: $40 (includes brunch and a book)

Bring your book group to the Corte Madera store and hear the latest word from publishing representatives, as they talk about their picks for new fiction and non-fiction releases. They will be focusing their talk on books selected especially for book clubs. Your ticket includes a catered brunch and a free copy of a yet-to-be released book, courtesy of our publishing partners. Seating can be reserved for book clubs to sit together on a first-come, first-served basis. This event was quite popular last year, and it is sure to sell out. So call us or come into the store to reserve your space!

 

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Elaine & Friends - Children’s Books Galore (Corte Madera Store)

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 10:00am

Join Elaine Petrocelli and our team of enthusiastic booksellers to hear about the best books and gifts for the holiday season. Our children’s book specialists will share their excitement about all of the wonderful books we have this season for children and young readers of all ages.

 

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Elaine & Friends - Books & Gifts for All (Corte Madera Store)

Friday, November 30, 2018 - 10:00am

Join Elaine Petrocelli and our team of enthusiastic booksellers to hear about the best books and gifts for the holiday season. Our team of booksellers will present and recommend new books for all the readers on your holiday shopping list, as well as a few non-book items you can wear, carry, or even play with.

 

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Literary Luncheon: Lisa See - The Island of Sea Women (Corte Madera Store)

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 12:00pm

Ticket: $55 (includes meal & signed book)

Mi-ja and Young-sook, two girls living on the Korean island of Jeju, are best friends that come from very different backgrounds. When they are old enough, they begin working in the sea with their village’s all-female diving collective, led by Young-sook’s mother. As the girls take up their positions as baby divers, they know they are beginning a life of excitement and responsibility but also danger.

Despite their love for each other, Mi-ja and Young-sook’s differences are impossible to ignore. The Island of Sea Women is an epoch set over many decades, beginning during a period of Japanese colonialism in the 1930s and 1940s, followed by World War II, the Korean War and its aftermath, through the era of cell phones and wet suits for the women divers. Throughout this time, the residents of Jeju find themselves caught between warring empires. Mi-ja is the daughter of a Japanese collaborator, and she will forever be marked by this association. Young-sook was born into a long line of haenyeo and will inherit her mother’s position leading the divers in their village. Little do the two friends know that after surviving hundreds of dives and developing the closest of bonds, forces outside their control will push their friendship to the breaking point.

This beautiful, thoughtful novel illuminates a world turned upside down, one where the women are in charge, engaging in dangerous physical work, and the men take care of the children. A classic Lisa See story—one of women’s friendships and the larger forces that shape them—The Island of Sea Women introduces readers to the fierce and unforgettable female divers of Jeju Island and the dramatic history that shaped their lives.

Lisa See is the New York Times bestselling author of The Island of Sea Women, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Peony in Love, Shanghai Girls, China Dolls, and Dreams of Joy, which debuted at #1. She is also the author of On Gold Mountain, which tells the story of her Chinese American family’s settlement in Los Angeles. See was the recipient of the Golden Spike Award from the Chinese Historical Association of Southern California and the History Maker’s Award from the Chinese American Museum. She was also named National Woman of the Year by the Organization of Chinese American Women.

 

Please note that tickets are non-refundable.

 

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Samantha Downing - My Lovely Wife (Corte Madera Store)

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 7:00pm

Dexter meets Mr. and Mrs. Smith in My Lovely Wife -- a wildly compulsive debut thriller about a couple whose fifteen-year marriage has finally gotten too interesting.

Our love story is simple. I met a gorgeous woman. We fell in love. We had kids. We moved to the suburbs. We told each other our biggest dreams, and our darkest secrets. And then we got bored. We look like a normal couple. We're your neighbors, the parents of your kid's friend, the acquaintances you keep meaning to get dinner with. We all have our secrets to keeping a marriage alive. Ours just happens to be getting away with murder.

Samantha Downing currently lives in New Orleans, where she is furiously typing away on her next thrilling standalone. My Lovely Wife is her first novel.

 

My Lovely Wife Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780451491725
Availability: Not Yet Published
Published: Berkley - March 26th, 2019

Dexter meets Mr. and Mrs. Smith in this wildly compulsive debut thriller about a couple whose fifteen-year marriage has finally gotten too interesting...

Our love story is simple. I met a gorgeous woman. We fell in love. We had kids. We moved to the suburbs. We told each other our biggest dreams, and our darkest secrets. And then we got bored.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Elinor Lipman - Good Riddance (Corte Madera Store)

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 7:00pm

Daphne Maritch doesn't quite know what to make of the heavily annotated high school yearbook she inherits from her mother, who held this relic dear. Too dear. The late June Winter Maritch was the teacher to whom the class of '69 had dedicated its yearbook, and in turn she went on to attend every reunion, scribbling notes and observations after each one—not always charitably—and noting who overstepped boundaries of many kinds.

In a fit of decluttering (the yearbook did not, Daphne concluded, "spark joy"), she discards it when she moves to a small New York City apartment. But when it's found in the recycling bin by a busybody neighbor/documentary filmmaker, the yearbook's mysteries—not to mention her own family's—take on a whole new urgency, and Daphne finds herself entangled in a series of events both poignant and absurd.
 
Good Riddance is a pitch-perfect, whip-smart new novel from an "enchanting, infinitely witty yet serious, exceptionally intelligent, wholly original, and Austen-like stylist" (Washington Post).

Elinor Lipman is the author of ten novels, including The View from Penthouse B and The Inn at Lake Devine; one essay collection, I Can’t Complain; and Tweet Land of Liberty: Irreverent Rhymes from the Political Circus. She lives in New York City.

 

Good Riddance Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780544808256
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - February 5th, 2019

The delightful new romantic comedy from Elinor Lipman, in which one woman’s trash becomes another woman’s treasure, with deliriously entertaining results.

Daphne Maritch doesn't quite know what to make of the heavily annotated high school yearbook she inherits from her mother, who held this relic dear.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

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