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.

Wayne Bernhardson - Moon Argentina (Moon Handbooks Argentina)

Sunday, October 10, 2010 - 1:00pm

Free Event - Open to the Public
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Wayne Bernhardson talks about Moon Argentina (Moon Handbooks Argentina) ($21.95). Bernhardson provides suggestions for great trip strategies, such as the 21-Day Natural History Tour and 15 Days of Argentine Art and Architecture. Moon Argentina is complete with tips on exploring historic sites like Plaza de Mayo and the pre-Columbian ruins of Quilmes.

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ISBN: 9781598806755
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Avalon Travel Publishing - October 5th, 2010

South America expert Wayne Bernhardson gives readers his unique perspective on Argentina, from hiking in the Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego to viewing wildlife among the lagoons of Esteros del Ibera. Bernhardson provides suggestions for great trip strategies, such as the 21-Day Natural History Tour and 15 Days of Argentine Art and Architecture.


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Susan Katz - ABC, Baby Me!

Sunday, October 10, 2010 - 10:00am

Free Event - Open to the Public
Corte Madera store

Special for babies and moms!
Susan Katz presents ABC, Baby Me! ($7.99). This work offers a new twist on a classic board book theme, using the alphabet to take babies through their busy day. Katz’s clever rhyming text and illustrator Alicia Padron’s adorable babies and toddlers will captivate and charm both young children and their caregivers.

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An Evening with Left Coast Writers - In Celebration of Litquake!

Saturday, October 9, 2010 - 7:00pm

Free Event - Open to the Public
Corte Madera store

Celebrating Litquake & Left Coast Writers!
Join us for an evening of celebration as Left Coast Writers launch their new books. Writers will present new works on a range of subjects, coinciding with Litquake 2010. Join us as we celebrate these two unique Bay Area literary institutions!

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Mark Susnow - Dancing on the River

Saturday, October 9, 2010 - 2:00pm

Free Event - Open to the Public
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Mark Susnow presents Dancing on the River ($17.00). The author’s heartfelt stories about life and its inherent changes and challenges might inspire readers to deepen their own journey on the river of life. Susnow offers a road map that he believes will lead to self-discovery, one that’s easy to follow with profound yet simple and practical techniques.

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$17.00
ISBN: 9780982718100
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Inspire Possibility Media - May 24th, 2010

Many of us once had a vision for our lives. But life happened and we lost sight of what that vision was. But we can connect with that vision again if we dare to explore unknown territory.


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Steve Roby & Brad Schreiber - Becoming Jimi Hendrix: From Southern Crossroads to Psychedelic London

Friday, October 8, 2010 - 7:00pm

Free Event - Open to the Public
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There will be a raffle for a guitar & amp!
Steve Roby and Brad Schreiber talk about Becoming Jimi Hendrix: From Southern Crossroads to Psychedelic London, the Untold Story of a Musical Genius ($17.95). This work is the first in-depth biography of the formative years of the greatest electric guitarist of all time.
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Brad SchreiberTotal value of raffle prize: $340!

Includes:
Samick MMB 1 Mailbu Mini Metallic Red Finish
A lot has changed since the early 1950s, including the performance needs of musicians. The MALIBU™ series captures the essence of those early bolt-on neck guitars, in a sleek updated package. The slightly reduced body size makes it lighter and more manageable on those extended club sets.We also made the neck pocket deeper for a superior neck to body contact. The compact, angled back headstock also provides enhanced performance, not to mention the ability to stay in tune.The angled back headstock produces greater string bearing pressure at the nut. This results in improved attack and sustain.

MMB1 FEATURES:
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Retail Price: $219

Fender Frontman 10G 10W Guitar Combo Amp

Retail: $80

On Stage XCG4 Tubular Guitar Stand
Retail $21.99

Jimi Hendrix Picks Collector Tin 12 pack
Retail: $8.99

Dunlop Formula 65 Guitar Polish & Cleaner
Retail: $6.99

Becoming Jimi Hendrix: From Southern Crossroads to Psychedelic London, the Untold Story of a Musical Genius Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780306819100
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Da Capo Press - August 31st, 2010

Becoming Jimi Hendrix traces "Jimmy's" early musical roots, from a harrowing, hand-to-mouth upbringing in a poverty-stricken, broken Seattle home to his early discovery of the blues to his stint as a reluctant recruit of the 101st Airborne who was magnetically drawn to the rhythm and blues scene in Nashville.


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David Wiesner - Art and Max

Friday, October 8, 2010 - 10:00am

Free Event - Open to the Public
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Special for kids!
Caldecott-winning author David Wiesner presents Art and Max ($17.99). Max and Arthur are friends who share an interest in painting. Arthur is an accomplished painter; Max is a beginner. Max’s first attempt at using a paintbrush sends the two friends on a whirlwind trip through various artistic media with unexpected pitfalls.

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780618756636
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Clarion Books - October 4th, 2010

Max and Arthur are friends who share an interest in painting. Arthur is an accomplished painter; Max is a beginner. Max's first attempt at using a paintbrush sends the two friends on a whirlwind trip through various artistic media, which turn out to have unexpected pitfalls. Although Max is inexperienced, he's courageous--and a quick learner.


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Kelly Corrigan Introduces Darin Strauss (Half a Life) & Adam Levin (The Instructions)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 7:00pm


Free Event - Open to the Public

Corte Madera store

An Evening with McSweeney's!
Introduced by Kelly Corrigan, author of The Middle Place and Lift. Q&A to follow.

Darin Strauss
discusses his memoir Half a Life ($22.00), a true story of how one high school outing in his father’s Oldsmobile resulted in the tragic death of a young girl. Adam Levin talks about The Instructions ($28.00), the story of a ten-year-old who grows to initiate a revolution.




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Katherine Ellison - Buzz: A Year of Paying Attention

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - 7:00pm

Free Event - Open to the Public
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Katherine Ellison presents her memoir Buzz: A Year of Paying Attention ($24.99). Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Ellison writes about her life on the ADHD battlefront. When the author’s son Buzz entered second grade, her world began to collapse as he became more unmanageable at home and in school. As she explored a range of treatments for ADHD, she also learned more about herself.

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$24.99
ISBN: 9781401340889
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Hyperion Books - October 5th, 2010

"An absorbing, sharply observed memoir."
-Kirkus Reviews

A hilarious and heartrending account of one mother's journey to understand and reconnect with her high-spirited preteen son-a true story sure to beguile parents grappling with a child's bewildering behavior.


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Edmund de Waal - The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Family’s Century of Art and Loss

Sunday, October 3, 2010 - 4:00pm

Free Event - Open to the Public
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Edmund de Waal discusses The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Family’s Century of Art and Loss ($26.00). Renowned ceramicist Edmund de Waal became the fifth generation to inherit his historic family’s small and exquisite collection of netsuke. Entranced by their beauty and mystery, he determined to trace the story of his family through the story of the collection.

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$26.00
ISBN: 9780374105976
Availability: Special Order
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 31st, 2010

The Ephrussis were a grand banking family, as rich and respected as the Rothschilds, who “burned like a comet” in nineteenth-century Paris and Vienna society. Yet by the end of World War II, almost the only thing remaining of their vast empire was a collection of 264 wood and ivory carvings, none of them larger than a matchbox.


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Mark Elkin - Samuel’s Baby

Sunday, October 3, 2010 - 12:00pm

Free Event - Open to the Public
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Special for kids & parents!
Mark Elkin talks about Samuel’s Baby ($15.99). Samuel will be a big brother soon, and on Monday during show-and-tell he announces that he is having a baby. Before long, his kindergarten classmates join in the fun, and by Friday each of them is “expecting”—from triplets to a beagle to a stegosaurus and even a dump truck!

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By Mark Elkin, Amy Wummer (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781582463018
Availability: Special Order
Published: Tricycle Press - July 27th, 2010

Samuel will be a big brother soon, and on Monday during show-and-tell he announces that he is having a baby.  Before long, his kidergarten classmates join in the fun and by Friday, each of them is "expecting" to add a new member to the classroom family--from triplets to a beagle to a stegosaurus and even a dump truck!


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