Sausalito Events

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

Anne Dana - Monsieuir Pierre (Sausalito)

Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 11:00am

Special Children's Event

Will an adventurous octopus ever find a friend? In Monsieur Pierre, follow the lonely Monsieur Pierre Poulpe from his home in a Paris fountain all the way to California. Humorous illustrations chart his search for a friend across the Seine, up the Eiffel Tower, into the Louvre, out to Notre Dame and up Montmartre. Along the way, he surprises some of the most famous inhabitants of the City of Light. Sadly, none of them are eager to befriend a little octopus. Just when it seems all is lost, Pierre has a clever idea that takes him to a new land with two new friends. In a surprise ending, Pierre and his new friends are visited in his new home by some of the famous Parisians he left behind.

Anne Dana, author and illustrator, is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She lives aboard a boat docked on the San Francisco Bay and has been a cephalopod admirer her entire life.

 

 

 

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Sausalito, CA 94965

Nina Serrano - Nicaragua Way (Sausalito)

Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 4:00pm

Join us for an enjoyable event with Nicaraguan music (Grammy-nominated guitarist), tapas, and drinks.

Nicaragua Way is a multi-dimensional novel of romance with a heavy focus on politics, women's rights, and the fight for human rights and democracy. Set in Nicaragua and San Francisco tells the inspiring story of Lorna, a San Francisco Nicaraguan-American poet, passionately engaged in supporting revolutionary struggles in Latin America and the Sandinista solidarity movement in the U.S.

Nina Serrano, inspiring change, is a well-known prize-winning, poet, and activist. With a focus on Latino history and culture, she is also a playwright, filmmaker, KPFA talk show host, a former Alameda County Arts Commissioner, and a co-founder of the San Francisco Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts. Oakland Magazine’s “best local poet” in 2010,  with four books of poetry, she is a former director of Poetry in The Schools programs and the Bay Area Storytellers in The Schools program.

 

 

100 Bay St.
Sausalito, CA 94965

Barbara Sapienza - Anchor Out (Sausalito)

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 4:00pm

In Anchor Out, sixty-year-old Frances Pia lives alone on a thirty-foot sailboat anchored near Sausalito, where she communes with the fog, sea lions, cormorants, and two sailor friends, Otto and Russell. She performs random acts of public defacement—painting drainpipes, public restrooms, and murals on the sides of houses—which she believes are beautification projects, and struggles with bouts of depression and mania. Frankly, she’s a bit of a nutcase.
 
But Frances wasn’t always this way. She was once a Catholic nun with a sister, Anne, who loved her dearly. But then she slept with her brother-in-law, Greg—and ashamed and pregnant, she fled, leaving Anne, her art, and her vocation behind. When she also lost her baby, Nicola, in a freak accident, she lost faith in God and became a keeper of sorrows.
 
Through a series of wacky adventures, including bouts with the cops and the sea, Frances opens her heart to love for the first time in years—and begins to really paint the town, redeeming herself with Anne and freeing herself from her guilt over Nicola’s death along the way.

Barbara Sapienza is a retired clinical psychologist who practiced in San Francisco. At sixty-six she enrolled in the graduate program in Creative Writing at SFSU. She writes, paints, dances, practices taiji and meditation, and volunteers in a school program in Marin City. She lives in Sausalito with her husband and enjoys her granddaughters, Milla and Isa.

Anchor Out Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781631521652
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Published: She Writes Press - April 25th, 2017

Sixty-year-old Frances Pia lives alone on a thirty-foot sailboat anchored near Sausalito, where she communes with the fog, sea lions, cormorants, and two sailor friends, Otto and Russell.


100 Bay St.
Sausalito, CA 94965

Don George, Larry Habegger, & More - Travelers' Tales (Sausalito)

Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 4:00pm

Shake off the winter doldrums and get ready for spring travel. Travelers’ Tales Executive Editor Larry Habegger and authors Don George, Erin Byrne, Michael Shapiro and other TT writers will share stories from a collection of Travelers’ Tales books: Don’s The Way of Wanderlust, Erin’s Wings, Michael’s A Sense of Place, Larry’s What the Traveler Said, and select volumes of The Best Travel Writing and The Best Women’s Travel Writing. Come ready to laugh, cry, and get motivated to set off on your next journey.

 

The Best Women's Travel Writing, Volume 11: True Stories from Around the World Cover Image
By Lavinia Spalding (Editor)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781609521110
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Published: Travelers' Tales Guides - May 16th, 2017

Since publishing the original edition of A Woman's World in 1995, Travelers' Tales has been the recognized national leader in women's travel literature, and with the launch of the annual series The Best Travel Writing in 2004, the obvious next step was an annual collection of the best women's travel writing of the year.


100 Bay St.
Sausalito, CA 94965

Charles Burack, Lenore Weiss, & Kendra Tanacea - National Poetry Month Celebration (Sausalito)

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 1:00pm

Join poets Charles Burack, Lenore Weiss, and Kendra Tanacea for an event celebration National Poetry Month

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The natural world comes alive in Charles Burack's Leaves of Light, a luminous collection of poems. The poet meets trees, flowers, birds, spiders, cats, seals, and other wondrous and endangered creatures as equals. They share their wisdom and beauty, love and fear, humor and suffering and inspire in him profound ponderings, playful antics, and startling realizations. Other poems scintillate with the mysteries of human love, loss, death, and celebration. The poem entitled "I Am" won first prize in the international Songs of the Soul Poetry Contest.

Charles Burack is an award-winning poet, writer, teacher, and scholar as well as a creativity coach and spiritual counselor. He is author of Leaves of Light, Songs to My Beloved, and D. H. Lawrence’s Language of Sacred Experience, and his poems, stories, essays, and prayers have been published in magazines and journals around the world. He is completing a spiritual autobiography as well as a collection of poems and prayers entitled Tree of Life. A professor at John F. Kennedy University, he teaches courses in psychology, literature, and spirituality.

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The Golem is a collection that speaks with the voice of a feminist writer who stands on the shoulders of her ancestors, Jewish Hungarian immigrants; “I am not one, but two generations erased.” Spanning an acrobatic cast of characters, the writing is colloquial and also celebrates inventive structures. The book unfolds in three movements: Past Perfect, Present Tense, and Future Fictitious, charting a course through love, grief, and death to find the courage in being mortal. These poems travel across the United States to visit New York City kitchens, Silicon Valley cubicles, Louisiana bayous, with humorous dips into pop culture, including American TV’s Judge Judy, Starbucks, and online dating. Whether wondering about Spinoza, or histories of violence, the poems are written with a fine eye to detail. The last section is a stunning sonnet sequence that reinvents the golem myth borrowed from Jewish folklore and the mystical tradition.

Lenore Weiss is enrolled in the Master of Fine Arts Program at San Francisco State University. Her poetry has been published in many journals. Books include Cutting Down the Last Tree on Easter Island, Two Places, and The Golem. She has taught at San Francisco State University and through Kehilla Community Synagogue in Piedmont, California.

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A Filament Burns in Blue Degrees explores life's strains and joys and the human compulsion to create something lasting despite certain entropy. Teardowns, remodels, sex, longing, joy; sometimes tender, sometimes humorous, these poems explore interpersonal relationships of all kinds and embrace the competing impulses of working hard at changing life's course and fatalistic acceptance. Kendra's poems keep the light on in the darkest of places: "Come after midnight, your hand / on the door, and me, lit, humming."

Kendra Tanacea, an attorney in San Francisco, holds a BA in English from Wellesley College and an MFA in writing and literature from Bennington College. A Filament Burns in Blue Degrees was a semifinalist for the Washington Prize and a finalist for the Idaho Prize for Poetry. Kendra’s poems have appeared in 5AM, Rattle, Moon City Review, The Coachella Review, Stickman Review, and Juked, among others.

Leaves of Light Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9781944769260
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Apocryphile Press - June 20th, 2016

The natural world comes alive in Charles Burack's luminous collection of poems. The poet meets trees, flowers, birds, spiders, cats, seals, and other wondrous and endangered creatures as equals. They share their wisdom and beauty, love and fear, humor and suffering and inspire in him profound ponderings, playful antics, and startling realizations.


A Filament Burns in Blue Degrees: Poems Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780996858489
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Published: Lost Horse Press - February 22nd, 2017

A Filament Burns in Blue Degrees explores life's strains and joys and the human compulsion to create something lasting despite certain entropy. Teardowns, remodels, sex, longing, joy; sometimes tender, sometimes humorous, these poems explore interpersonal relationships of all kinds and embrace the competing impulses of working hard at changing life's course and fatalistic acceptance.


100 Bay St.
Sausalito, CA 94965

Jane Kriss - Next Stop Sausalito (Sausalito)

Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 4:00pm

Featuring a raffle for Jane's "Bridgeway" painting!

A character sketch of a unique California destination, Next Stop Sausalito is full of surprises and lively narrative. The whole family will enjoy this delightfully illustrated portrait of the town where the Golden Gate Bridge ends, whether they already know and love Sausalito or would like to visit some day.

Jane Kriss has over 30 years of experience in the visual arts, with a career spanning graphic design, fabric design, fine art and teaching. She was a Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome in 2010 and 2012, and is currently an Instructor in the Stanford Continuing Studies Program. Next Stop Sausalito is the first book she has written and illustrated.

Next Stop Sausalito Cover Image
$23.95
ISBN: 9781684185269
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Published: Giova Press - November 7th, 2016

A character sketch of a unique California destination, Next Stop Sausalito is full of surprises and lively narrative. The whole family will enjoy this delightfully illustrated portrait of the town where the Golden Gate Bridge ends, whether they already know and love Sausalito or would like to visit some day. 64 pages, with over 85 color illustrations.


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Sausalito, CA 94965

Grand Opening - Sausalito Book Passage By-the-Bay

Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 4:00pm

Help us set sail on our next Book Passage voyage as we journey to Sausalito!

JOIN US FOR THE GRAND OPENING

Sausalito Book Passage By-the-Bay
Saturday, February 4th
4-6 o’clock in the afternoon
100 Bay Street

The Sausalito Yacht Harbor Boardwalk
Downtown Sausalito—on the Waterfront

Help us launch the new ship! Food, drink, authors & friends.
 

100 Bay Street
Sausalito, CA 94965

Margery McAleer - San Quentin Quail (Sausalito)

Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 1:00pm

The prison is a graveyard for the living, a place where tarnished egos and twisted minds congregate against their will and where anger is vented toward the guards and their families. My father had a job as a guard, later becoming the father of sports for San Quentin Prison. We had a home on the reservation across from the warden's mansion on the hill, and I attended the small school on the grounds where the warden's wife taught classes. The school janitor, an inmate ready for parole within a year, was always available to throw a ball or show us how to swing a bat. That's how the children of the guards grew up, liking and trusting the prisoners that walked freely through the prison grounds. It was a happy childhood, even though the school bus was occasionally late because of an execution.

San Quentin Quail: A Girl Behind Bars is a true experience of life on a prison reservation. This book is true California history, where guards and prisoners resided as one happy family--well, almost.

San Quentin Quail: A Girl Behind Bars Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781945650192
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Green Ivy - July 20th, 2016

The prison is a graveyard for the living, a place where tarnished egos and twisted minds congregate against their will and where anger is vented toward the guards and their families. My father had a job as a guard, later becoming the father of sports for San Quentin Prison.


100 Bay Street
Sausalito, CA 94965

Eli Jaxon-Bear - Wake Up and Roar (Sausalito)

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 4:00pm

After a search took him around the world and into many traditions and practices, Eli Jaxon-Bear's path and his search ended when he was pulled to India in 1990, where he met his final teacher, Papaji. Confirming Jaxon-Bear's realization, his teacher sent him back into the world to share his unique psychological insights into the nature of egoic suffering in support of self-realization.

In Wake Up and Roar: Satsang with Papaji, Jaxon-Bear infuses the teaching with his teacher's living transmission of silence. He presents a unique map of egoic identification as a vehicle for ruthless self-inquiry and final realization of true freedom. He dedicates his life to passing on the transmission of his teacher. He currently teaches through the Leela Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to world peace and freedom through universal self-realization.

Eli Jaxon-Bear is the author of Sudden Awakening and The Enneagram of Liberation: From Fixation to Freedom.

 

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ISBN: 9781945390876
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Waterside - January 10th, 2017

Sri H.W.L. Poonja, - known to the world as Papaji introduced direct awakening to the West. Through his student Gangaji, and author Eli Jaxon Bear and later other students, Papaji's teachings of a silent mind and open heart leading to direct self-realization has now spread throughout the world.


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Sausalito, CA 94965

Meg Donohue - Every Wild Heart (Sausalito)

Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 1:00pm

From USA Today bestselling author Meg Donohue comes Every Wild Heart: a mystery, a love story, and a mother-daughter tale about two women on a precarious journey to uncover their true selves.

Passionate and funny, radio personality Gail Gideon is a true original. Nine years ago when Gail’s husband announced that he wanted a divorce, her ensuing on-air rant propelled her local radio show into the national spotlight. Now, “The Gail Gideon Show” is beloved by millions of single women who tune-in for her advice on the power of self-reinvention. But fame comes at a price. After all, what does a woman who has staked her career on being single do when she finds herself falling in love? And is the person who is harassing her in increasingly troubling ways a misguided fan or a true danger to Gail and her daughter, Nic? 

Fourteen-year-old Nic has always felt that she pales in comparison to her vibrant, outgoing mother. Plagued by a fear of social situations, she is most comfortable at the stable where she spends her afternoons. But when a riding accident lands Nic in the hospital, she awakens from her coma changed. Suddenly, she has no fear at all and her disconcerting behavior lands her in one risky situation after another. And no one, least of all her mother, can guess what she will do next…

Meg Donohue is the USA Today bestselling author of How to Eat a Cupcake, All the Summer Girls, and Dog Crazy. She has an MFA in creative writing from Columbia University and a BA in comparative literature from Dartmouth College. Born and raised in Philadelphia, she now lives in San Francisco with her husband, children, and dog.

 

Every Wild Heart Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780062659583
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Published: William Morrow & Company - March 14th, 2017

From USA Today bestselling author Meg Donohue comes a mystery, a love story, and a mother-daughter tale about two women on a precarious journey to uncover their true selves.


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Sausalito, CA 94965

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