Sausalito Events

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

Meg Fleming - Ready, Set, Sail! (Sausalito Store)

Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 5:00pm

Special Children's Event!

Celebrate with author Meg Fleming as she launches her fun new picture book Ready, Set, Sail! We'll have crafts, story time and snacks to make a perfect party for kids aged 2-6 and their grown-ups.

Join these sailors as they explore the sea during a fun day of sailing in this follow-up to Ready, Set, Build! The wordplay and sing-song nature of this text makes this the perfect read-aloud book that kids will enjoy participating in. Whether it's the child or the parent who loves sailing, this charming book about two friends in the sea will inspire a love of sailing in a new generation of readers.

Meg Fleming is an award-winning children’s book author and a Literary Art's Ambassador. Her books, I Heart You, Ready, Set, Build! and Ready, Set, Sail! have been lauded by The Washington Post, Kirkus, School Library Journal and Booklist, but most importantly, they are loved by dreamers of all ages. She writes from her home outside of San Francisco with her husband, their three kids and a sock-loving dog named Gypsy.

 

Ready, Set, Sail! Cover Image
By Meg Fleming, Luke Flowers (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781499805338
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Little Bee Books - March 6th, 2018

Join these sailors as they explore the sea during a fun day of sailing in this follow-up to Ready, Set, Build

Shout your orders loud and fast.

"Hoist the mainsail up the mast "


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Sausalito, CA 94965

Under the Sea - Story Time and Crafts (Sausalito Store)

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 2:00pm

Ahoy there Narwhals! Join our children's book specialists Mari and Clare for a special Spring Break Under the Sea Story Time. We'll read our favorite ocean stories -- including Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea -- sing a few sea shanties and make paper jelly fish to take home. 

 

Also an Octopus Cover Image
By Maggie Tokuda-Hall, Benji Davies (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763670849
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - October 4th, 2016

Even the most totally awesome story starts with a little bit of nothing. What happens next is up to you A delightfully meta picture book that will set imaginations soaring.


If Sharks Disappeared Cover Image
By Lily Williams, Lily Williams (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626724136
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Roaring Brook Press - May 23rd, 2017

A healthy ocean is home to many different kinds of animals. They can be
big, like a whale,
tiny, like a shrimp,
and even scary, like a shark.

Even though sharks can be scary, we need them to keep the oceans healthy. Unfortunately, due to overfishing, many shark species are in danger of extinction, and that can cause big problems in the oceans and even on land.


Not Quite Narwhal Cover Image
By Jessie Sima, Jessie Sima (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481469098
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - February 14th, 2017

In the tradition of Uni the Unicorn and Gaston, this heartwarming and adorable debut picture book tells the story of a young unicorn who was born under the sea to a family of narwhals.


Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea (a Narwhal and Jelly Book #1) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781101918715
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Tundra Books (NY) - October 4th, 2016

Narwhal is a happy-go-lucky narwhal. Jelly is a no-nonsense jellyfish. The two might not have a lot in common, but they do they love waffles, parties and adventures. Join Narwhal and Jelly as they discover the whole wide ocean together.


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Sausalito, CA 94965

Joyce Maynard, Sylvia Brownrigg, & Sarah Ladipo Manyika - Woman’s Literary Society (Sausalito)

Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 5:30pm

Stop by our Sausalito store for an informal reception to help celebrate the launch of the new Woman’s Literary Society and meet three great authors!

The latest book by Joyce Maynard is The Best of Us: A Memoir.

Sylvia Brownrigg’s latest book is Pages for Her.

Sarah Ladipo Manyika’s books include Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun.

The goal of the Women’s Literary Society is to create a literary community among Bay Area women with a series of salons, a newsletter, and special events. Light refreshments served at the Book Passage reception. All of this is being done in conjunction within 2018 – The Year of Women.

The Best of Us: A Memoir Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781635570342
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Bloomsbury UK - September 5th, 2017

The San Francisco Chronicle's Best of 2017 List

From New York Times bestselling author Joyce Maynard, a memoir about discovering strength in the midst of great loss--"heart wrenching, inspiring, full of joy and tears and life." (Anne Lamott)


Pages for Her Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781619029330
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Counterpoint LLC - July 11th, 2017

1 of 100 Best Books of 2017 (San Francisco Chronicle)
One of 2017's Best Fiction Books (Kirkus)

"Sharp observations about motherhood and womanhood . . . Audacious, confident, smart, seductive." --The New York Times Book Review


Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781911115045
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Cassava Republic Press - April 11th, 2017

"Dr. Morayo Da Silva is one of the most memorable characters you are likely to encounter on the page - intelligent, indomitable, author and survivor of a large life.


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Sausalito, CA 94965

Steve Cavanagh - The Plea (Sausalito Store)

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 6:00pm

In conversation with David Corbett

A must-read for fans of John Grisham, Marcia Clark, and Scott Turow, The Plea is the brilliant new action-filled legal thriller from the author of The Defense.

When David Child, a major client of a corrupt New York law firm, is arrested for murder, the FBI ask con-artist-turned-lawyer Eddie Flynn to secure David as his client and force him to testify against the firm. The FBI swears David is guilty as hell--plus they have incriminating files on Eddie's wife. If Eddie can't or won't get David to hire him, she'll pay the price.

Though the evidence overwhelmingly says that David killed his girlfriend, when Eddie meets David, he's convinced the man is innocent. With the FBI putting pressure on him to secure his client's guilty plea, Eddie has to find a way to prove Child's innocence while keeping his wife out of danger. Using his legal know-how, grifting talent, and some brilliant sleight of hand, Eddie must find the real killer before it's too late.

Eddie has an innocent client, a guilty wife, and only a few days to save them both.

Steve Cavanagh is the author of The Defense and The Plea. He currently practices civil rights law and has been involved in several high-profile cases. He is married with two young children.

 

The Plea Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250105561
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Flatiron Books - February 13th, 2018

"The Plea is one of the most purely entertaining books you'll read this year. It's a blast."
--John Connolly, bestselling author of the Charlie Parker novels

"Rip-roaring legal thriller...Twisty, bloody, and convincing." --Ian Rankin


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Sausalito, CA 94965

Susan Compo - Earthbound (Sausalito Store)

Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 4:00pm

"Before there was Star Wars ... before there was Close Encounters ... there was The Man Who Fell To Earth." - advertising tag line for 1981 reissue of the film.

Earthbound is the first book-length exploration of a true classic of twentieth-century science-fiction cinema, shot under the heavy, ethereal skies of New Mexico by the legendary British director Nicolas Roeg and starring David Bowie in a role he seemed born for as an extraterrestrial named Thomas Newton who comes to Earth in search of water. Based on a novel by the highly regarded American writer Walter Tevis, this dreamy, distressing, and visionary film resonates even more strongly in the twenty-first century than it did on its original release during the year of the US Bicentennial.

Drawing on extensive research and exclusive first-hand interviews with members of the cast and crew, Earthbound begins with a look at Tevis's 1963 novel before moving into a detailed analysis of a film described by its director as 'a sci-fi film without a lot of sci-fi tools' and starring a group of actors -- Bowie, Buck Henry, Candy Clark, Rip Torn -- later described by one of them (Henry) as "not a cast but a dinner party." It also seeks to uncover the mysteries surrounding Bowie's rejected soundtrack to the film (elements of which later ended up his groundbreaking 1977 album Low) and closes with a look at his return to the themes and characters of The Man Who Fell To Earth in one of his final works, the acclaimed musical production Lazarus.

Susan Compo is the author of Warren Oates: A Wild Life, as well as three works of fiction plus some music and sports journalism. A fanzine she did during punk's heyday is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She lives within running distance of Los Angeles.

 

Earthbound: David Bowie and the Man Who Fell to Earth Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781911036258
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Jawbone Press - October 24th, 2017

'Before there was Star Wars ... before there was Close Encounters ... there was The Man Who Fell To Earth.' - advertising tag line for 1981 reissue of the film.


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Sausalito, CA 94965

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

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.

 

At the Feet of the Spiritual Master: Stories from My Life with Avatar Adi Da Samraj Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780692924983
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
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.


100 Bay Street
Sausalito, CA 94965

Gillian Herbert - Stark Truths (Sausalito Store)

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.

 

Stark Truths: Living on High Alert Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780989068291
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
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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Sausalito, CA 94965

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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Sausalito, CA 94965

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

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.

 

 

Hello from Sammi! Cover Image
$10.00
ISBN: 9780692810439
Availability: Special Order
Published: Ingram Spark - June 1st, 2017

This story is targeted to reach elementary age children (3rd, 4th, 5th grades). It concerns a small curious owl named Sammi who reaches out from her home to communicate with owls in the world.


100 Bay Street
Sausalito, CA 94965

Second Sunday Stories: Jess Hong - Lovely (Sausalito)

Sunday, January 14, 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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Big, small, curly, straight, loud, quiet, smooth, wrinkly. Lovely explores a world of differences that all add up to the same thing: we are all lovely!

Jess Hong earned a degree in illustration at the Academy of Art in 2016. It was there that she developed a passion for children’s book illustration and where Lovely was born. Being terribly near-sighted, heavily tattooed, and Asian-American are some of the things that make her lovely.

 

Lovely Cover Image
By Jess Hong, Jess Hong (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781939547378
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Creston Books - October 1st, 2017

Big, small, curly, straight, loud, quiet, smooth, wrinkly. Lovely explores a world of differences that all add up to the same thing: we are all lovely.


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Sausalito, CA 94965

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