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Author Events at our Sausalito store. All events are free & open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Erin Byrne & Friends - Litwings (Sausalito Store)

Friday, January 25, 2019 - 6:30pm

LitWings Event Series is a celebration of uplifting art that illuminates travel and creativity. Hosted by award-winning writer Erin Byrne, LitWings brings together international writers, photographers, and filmmakers to share their wide-ranging work, the paths of their careers, and the creative process of one project.  Past presenters include National Geographic photographers, New York Times bestselling authors, and Emmy award-winning filmmakers presenting work that highlights many places around the world. LitWings is held thrice annually at Book Passage, Sausalito and once a year in Paris.

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Erin Byrne, host. Award-winning 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 is Travel Writing and Photography Curator of The Creative Process Exhibition, launched at the Sorbonne, that travels to the world's leading universities. She teaches writing on Deep Travel trips.

Jeff Greenwald is the author of six books, including The Size of the World, Snake Lake, and Shopping for Buddhas. He serves as Executive Director of EthicalTraveler.org, a global alliance of travelers dedicated to human rights and environmental protection.  His next book, the stories behind 108 beloved objects, is up to number 70.

Sivani Babu is passionate about storytelling, wild lands, and ice. She is an award-winning nature photographer and writer who has contributed to more than a dozen publications and exhibitions. Sivani is also the co-founder and Creative Director of travel magazine Hidden Compass.

Erica Jordan’s award-winning documentary and narrative films have received acclaim at film festivals around the world. Jordan’s 2018 documentary “Seeing Slavery” was awarded best short documentary at Amsterdam’s Around International Film Festival and Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards. Her newest feature film, "Anchor Out", is set on the Sausalito Waterfront.

 

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.


Vignettes & Postcards from Morocco Cover Image
By Erin Byrne (Editor)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781944387068
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Published: Reputation Books - August 9th, 2016

Vignettes & Postcards From Morocco is an anthology of writings edited by Erin Byrne (Wings). From Fez to Marrakech, Casablanca to Tangier, The Atlas Mountains to the Sahara Desert, writers Suzanna Clarke (A House in Fez), Phil Cousineau, Paul Bowles, Michael Chabon and others seek the ancient and celebrate the exotic in Morocco. Sketches by Anna Elkins.


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By Byrne Erin (Editor), Pook Anna (Editor)
$19.95
ISBN: 9780985267209
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Published: Reputation Books - August 9th, 2016

Vignettes & Postcards From Paris is a new edition of the award-winning anthology of writings from Shakespeare and Company Bookstore edited by Erin Byrne and Anna Pook, which includes new stories and poems by Marcia DeSanctis (100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go), Billy Collins, Don George, Georgia Hesse, the top-hatted SpokenWord poets of Paris and others.


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Elaine & Friends - Books & Holiday Refreshments (Sausalito Store)

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 3:00pm

Join Elaine Petrocelli and our team of enthusiastic booksellers to enjoy some holiday refreshments and 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.

 

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Dr. Barbara Adams - Women, Minorities & Other Extraordinary People (Sausalito Store)

Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 3:00pm

More and more, diverse organizations have been achieving unprecedented growth in all the major industries and on a global scale. But true inclusive diversity in our organizations is difficult to attain, hard to sustain, and honestly, about a lot more than just economic benefit.

This book is for all of you who want change in the workplace and know your companies could do more and be more. It's for business leaders, hiring managers, human resources and people operations teams, all those within your organization who believe things could be and should be done differently. And it's for people who understand that workforce diversity is a better way to do business but are looking for guidance on how to do something about it to change their organizations.

In Women, Minorities, and Other Extraordinary People, Barbara Adams not only explains the economic and moral crisis that businesses and industries face when inclusion isn't achieved but also lays out clear, actionable steps you can take to develop diverse and inclusive workforces and begin the process of change. As an organization development expert in diversity who's been helping companies create systemic processes of change for over 20 years, Adams offers tangible solutions to complex issues that will enable you to walk a new path of diversity and inclusion, heightening your organization's performance and success.

Barbara Adams is Founder and Chief Learning Officer at GAR (Gender, Age, and Race) Diversity Consulting, based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She holds a Doctorate of Psychology degree in Organizational Development. Dr. Adams is a former director in the National Diversity & Inclusion office at Kaiser Permanente (KP), the largest nonprofit, integrated healthcare system in the United States, consistently ranked among the top five performers in the DiversityInc Top 50 annual survey. Before KP, Dr. Adams spent over a decade in global management and technology consulting with American Management Systems (now CGI).

Women, Minorities, and Other Extraordinary People: The New Path for Workforce Diversity Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781626345065
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Published: Greenleaf Book Group Press - September 18th, 2018

Workforce diversity is good business.

​Workforce diversity, as a business strategy, can drive success and literally transform our organizations. It can also offer our companies a distinct business advantage over other companies, allowing us to:

- innovate faster,
- outperform competitors, and
- produce higher financial returns.


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Francis Pring-Mill - In Harmony With the Tao (Sausalito Store)

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 6:00pm

The Tao Te Ching is one of the most widely read and deeply loved works of ancient spiritual wisdom in the world. But its dense and cryptic lines can sometimes yield more confusion than illumination. If you've ever found yourself understanding the printed words but thinking, "Yes, but what does this mean and how is it relevant to me?" then Francis Pring-Mill's In Harmony with the Tao: A Guided Journey into the Tao Te Ching is your guide into deeper understanding of this classic work of Chinese philosophy.

Today's fast-paced world leaves us little time to spend with the timeless questions, such as how to live a meaningful life in harmony with the world around us. Nonetheless we yearn for answers -- and answers are to be found in the Tao Te Ching, a book written twenty-five hundred years ago that resonates with people everywhere as though it had been written yesterday. Of the many English translations and versions, some are scholarly, others are philosophical. What's new in In Harmony with the Tao is the concept of a guided journey accompanying the text of perhaps the best-known English edition: Stephen Mitchell's elegant, authoritative interpretation Tao Te Ching: A New English Version.

This book, In Harmony with the Tao, includes the complete text of Stephen Mitchell's work accompanied by Francis Pring-Mill's illuminating commentaries on each chapter. In a skillful rendition of ancient wisdom reimagined for modern times, In Harmony with the Tao reveals the common threads weaving through the eighty-one brief chapters. In Harmony with the Tao will appeal to anyone keen to understand the ideas contained in, and especially between, the lines of the Tao Te Ching.

Francis Pring-Mill presents ideas in understandable ways to help others gain insights. He has been fascinated by the Tao Te Ching since discovering a copy in a secondhand store as a teenager. In this book he applies skills developed as a professional facilitator, course developer and instructor, and communicator to offer the reader a guided journey into a densely written ancient spiritual text. In Harmony with the Tao is the product of analytical thinking combined with a creative talent for explaining ideas.

The result will appeal to anyone interested in understanding the ideas contained in the Tao Te Ching and in applying them to daily life in the modern world. Francis Pring-Mill has a master's degree and a doctorate from the University of Oxford, where he also won a postgraduate scholarship which funded three years of doctoral research. He then held a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Toronto. In the business world, his roles have included government statistician, software engineer, and director in an IT professional services firm. He has published in the fields of zoology, software engineering, and methodology. His writing is characterized by success at analyzing, simplifying, and presenting ideas to make them easier to understand and apply. In this book, he brings the same skills to a new subject.

 

In Harmony with the Tao: A Guided Journey Into the Tao Te Ching Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781940468693
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Published: White Cloud Press - June 1st, 2018

The Tao Te Ching is one of the most widely read and deeply loved works of ancient spiritual wisdom in the world. But its dense and cryptic lines can sometimes yield more confusion than illumination.


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Yvonne Postelle - Family Matters (Sausalito Store)

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 5:30pm

Touching on five generations, the narrative and lyrical poems in Family Matters range from Oklahoma’s Little Dixie (Choctaw Country) in the 1940’s to Marin County by way of California’s Central Valley. Celebrating and commemorating both its grief and its joy, the poems artfully depict family as the microcosm of the universe.

Yvonne Postelle has published poetry, short stories and articles in journals and periodicals as varied as Marin Poetry Center Anthologies, Rattle, White Pelican Review, Cimarron Review, Cosmopolitan, Venus, Parents’ Magazine, Mechanics Illustrated, Northwestern Review, The Occident, Journal of Somatics, and a number of small press publications. In 2012 her book, After Beauty, won first prize from Writer’s Digest for best self-published book of poetry that year.

 

 Family Matters Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781732406001
Availability: Special Order
Published: Sugartown Publishing - August 17th, 2018

Touching on five generations, the narrative and lyrical poems in Family Matters range from Oklahoma’s Little Dixie (Choctaw Country) in the 1940’s to Marin County by way of California’s Central Valley. Celebrating and commemorating both its grief and its joy, the poems artfully depict family as the microcosm of the universe.


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Eric Torney - Marinship (Sausalito Store)

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 6:00pm

Marinship (Images of America) chronicles a World War II shipyard built by the W.A. Bechtel Company to fulfill an urgent need for cargo ships to support soldiers all over the world. Sausalito was selected as the site for its unused railroad capacity and access to a deepwater channel and the Golden Gate Bridge. In March 1942, the shipyard was built on the site of the railroad maintenance yard and adjacent vacant mudflats, with the first ship being launched in September. At the time of its peak operation, there were as many as 20,000 workers.

Workers were recruited from local resources at first but eventually a more widespread recruitment brought people from the Midwest and the South. These new workers, including minorities and women, enabled Marinship to become a leader in the integrated workforce phenomenon. As the war in Europe was won, fewer ships were needed. The Marinship labor force was reduced by about half until the victory in Japan, when ships were no longer needed. Marinship was soon taken over by the US Army Corps of Engineers, which disposed of what it did not need for its operations and currently maintains several buildings to facilitate its regional operations.

Eric J. Torney is a Marin County native who has become known as one of the foremost experts about the shipyard’s archives and has produced several historic exhibits featuring Marinship. He has gathered images from the Sausalito Historical Society.

 

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$21.99
ISBN: 9781467129770
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Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - November 12th, 2018

Marinship was a World War II shipyard built by the W.A. Bechtel Company to fulfill an urgent need for cargo ships to support soldiers all over the world. Sausalito was selected as the site for its unused railroad capacity and access to a deepwater channel and the Golden Gate Bridge.


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Robert Hass - River of Words Reading (Sausalito Store)

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 6:00pm

Join the Center for Environmental Literacy and River of Words for an evening full of creativity and conversation! The evening will include a reading with River of Words Founder Bob Hass and some of our local River of Words winners and finalists.

Help us celebrate the art and poetry of our talented young watershed explorers, share stories from our arts-integrated curriculum, and discuss the exciting future of River of Words.

RSVP here: stmarys-ca.edu/rowrsvp

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Laura Hartema - Bering Sea Strong (Sausalito Store)

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 5:30pm

Bering Sea Strong is a tale of adventure and self-discovery. The story portrays a young woman on a solo journey, pushed to the edge of the earth and further from the weight of family -- marked by divorce, death, disability, and depression -- and a life she desires on land.

Locked at sea for ninety days as the lone female trying to tuck in tight alongside twenty-five rough-and-tumble commercial fishermen in Alaska, Laura Hartema offers a rare glimpse into the intertwining worlds of a fisheries observer and the crew she works beside. She graphically illustrates the challenges of daily life and relationships in a way few have seen before. Her story provides an unprecedented portrait of the bizarre and entertaining human dynamics aboard an at-sea catcher-processor vessel, where men battle dangerous working conditions, loneliness, and boredom while rivaling for the attention of the only woman.

Between trough and crest, Laura Hartema ponders the trauma and tragedies of her Midwest childhood as her capabilities and resilience are regularly tested. She is often left deciding when to "blow it off" and when to "blow a gasket." In the end, the tumultuous Bering Sea is where she finds the strength to overcome the wounds of her past, embrace life's uncertainty, and steam ahead into the unchartered waters of her future. Bering Sea Strong demonstrates one woman's determination to overcome obstacles in pursuit of a satisfying career and a better life.

Laura Hartema was born and raised in Chicagoland and earned a Bachelor of Science in biology from College of the Ozarks in Branson, Missouri. The challenging work and adventures depicted in Bering Sea Strong led to Hartema's present career as an ecologist focusing on stream and wetland restoration. Her passion for her work and love for nature spills into her community, where she leads volunteers in stream enhancement efforts. She encourages others to seek inspiration, beauty, and humor in her blog, Love This Day. Hartema resides in the Seattle area and spends much of her time outdoors embracing Puget Sound and the Cascade and Olympic mountains.

 

Bering Sea Strong: How I Found Solid Ground on Open Ocean Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9781510731516
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Published: Skyhorse Publishing - March 6th, 2018

Full of unusual characters, mischief, camaraderie, and testosterone-fueled man gossip.

Bering Sea Strong is a tale of adventure and self-discovery. The story portrays a young woman on a solo journey, pushed to the edge of the earth and further from the weight of family--marked by divorce, death, disability, and depression--and a life she desires on land.


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Barbara Artson & Ruth Goldman - In Conversation (Sausalito Store)

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 6:00pm

Odessa, Odessa follows the fates of two sons from a proud lineage of rabbis and cantors in a shtetl near the Black Sea in western Russia.

As two brothers emigrate out of Russia to escape anti-Semitism, one chooses America and the other Israel/Palestine. The generations move forward in the twentieth century, from New York to Brighton Beach and Los Angeles, as children and gandchildren assimilate into a new culture. A sweeping tale of love, faith and tradition, Odessa, Odessa reveals how the mysterious ties that hold a family together can help them survive the heartache of separation and loss, and how secrets about heritage can finally be uncovered.

A multigenerational immigrant story of a family, joined by tradition and parted during persecution, that remain bound by a fateful decision to leave Odessa.

Barbara Artson is a retired psychoanalyst who calls San Francisco her home. She regularly contributes essays and reviews of films and books to professional journals. In addition to a PhD in psychology, she holds BA and MA degrees in English literature, and taught Shakespeare as a graduate student while also completing the unfinished Dickens novel The Mystery of Edwin Drood, years before the musical production on Broadway. Like Dora in Odessa, Odessa, Artson’s mother stitched elastic to the waistbands of women’s bloomers.

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Passing the Torch describes the remarkable achievements of public university students from marginalized populations who transcend oppression and poverty to become powerful leaders for social justice. Ruth and Bill Goldman drew upon their expertise in mental health and higher education to launch a scholarship program in the San Francisco Bay Area which provides assistance to people of color, recent immigrants and others from marginalized populations, in order to help them become leaders for social change.

In addition to tuition assistance, they offer a package of wrap around benefits to replicate the support higher income students receive from their families. To date, every single participant graduated from college and more than seventy percent earned graduate degrees from prestigious universities. Ruth Goldman’s personal story as a Holocaust survivor and Bill’s as the grandson of Jewish refugees who fled discrimination inform the program and draw a parallel to the plight of modern day refugees and the disenfranchised seeking opportunity in the United States today. Passing the Torch shows how the New Leader Scholars overcome poverty and discrimination in order to acquire an education while sustaining their idealism as they strive to achieve greater equity and justice for all.

Ruth Goldman is chair of the New Leader Scholarship Advisory Board and professor emerita of psychology at San Francisco State University. Her retirement from teaching inspired creation of the New Leader Scholarship.

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$16.95
ISBN: 9781631524431
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Published: She Writes Press a Booksparks Imprint - September 11th, 2018

Odessa, Odessa follows the families of two sons from a proud lineage of rabbis and cantors in a shtetl near Odessa in western Russia.


Passing the Torch: Supporting Tomorrow's Leaders Cover Image
$36.99
ISBN: 9780761870319
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Published: Hamilton Books - June 1st, 2018

Passing the Torch describes the remarkable achievements of public university students from marginalized populations who transcend oppression and poverty to become powerful leaders for social justice.


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Beowulf Sheehan - Author (Sausalito Store)

Friday, November 9, 2018 - 5:30pm

Beowulf Sheehan is considered to be his generation's foremost literary portrait photographer, having made portraits of the literary luminaries of our time across the globe, from Roxane Gay to Masha Gessen, Patti Smith to Zadie Smith, Karl Ove Knausgaard to J.K. Rowling, and Jonathan Franzen to Toni Morrison.

In Author, Sheehan presents the most insightful, intimate, and revealing portraits of these artists made in his studio, in their homes, in shopping malls and concert halls, on rooftops and in parking lots, on the beach and among trees, surrounded by flowers and in clock towers. Following an enlightening foreword by Salman Rushdie, Beowulf Sheehan shares an essay offering insights in the poignant and memorable moments he experienced while making these portraits.

A treasure gift for readers and lovers of portrait photography, Author is the only book of its kind to appear in more than a decade.

Beowulf Sheehan's childhood love of stories in books and music grew into an adulthood love of storytellers in the arts, entertainment, and humanities. His photographs have been published in Elle, Esquire, Glamour, The New Yorker, Newsweek, Time, Vanity Fair, Vogue, and others. He lives in New York City.

 

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By Beowulf Sheehan, Salman Rushdie (Foreword by)
$40.00
ISBN: 9780316515153
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Published: Black Dog & Leventhal - October 9th, 2018

A beautiful and moving collection of photographs by Beowulf Sheehan, whose work captures the essence of 200 of our most prominent writers, historians, journalists, playwrights, and poets.


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