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Cuong Lu - The Buddha in Jail (Sausalito Store)

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 6:00pm

As a prison chaplain, Cuong Lu discovered that when the men inside allowed themselves to feel their pain--including remorse for committing crimes--knowing and feeling the truth became a source of strength for them.

This is a book of fifty-two vignettes--stories and teachings about Lu's six years as a prison chaplain. He found that when the inmates felt listened to, understood and not judged, it transformed their sense of who they are, and as a result changed their attitudes and their behavior. Cuong Lu opens our eyes beyond prejudice to see others--and ourselves--in a larger perspective. When we look at prisoners without judgment, we connect with those we might never know, and with our own basic goodness. The message of The Buddha in Jail is one of redemption.

This book is not just about the prisoners. It's about all of us. We're all caught in distorted and limiting ideas of ourselves. We don't believe freedom and happiness are attainable. But when we come to believe in ourselves, we discover the freedom and happiness already within. Cuong Lu shows us that this approach works. It can be applied to all prisons, and also to our own lives.

Cuong Lu, Buddhist teacher, scholar, and writer, was born in Nha Trang, Vietnam, in 1968. He majored in East Asian studies at the University of Leiden, and in 1993 was ordained a monk at Plum Village in France under the guidance of Thich Nhat Hanh. In 2000, he was recognized as a teacher in the Lieu Quan line of the Linji School of Zen Buddhism. In 2009, Lu returned to lay life in the Netherlands, where, together with five colleagues, he stood at the birth of the Buddhist Spiritual Care Program within Holland's penitentiary system. In 2015, he received a master's degree in Buddhist Spiritual Care at Vrije University in Amsterdam. Lu is the founder of Mind Only School, in Gouda, South Holland, where he teaches Buddhist philosophy and psychology, specializing in Yogachara Buddhism combined with the Madhyamaka (Middle Way) School of Nagarjuna.

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By Cuong Lu, Roshi Joan Halifax (Foreword by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781949017137
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Published: OR Books - April 2nd, 2019

A Buddhist teacher shares insights into the prisoner's mindset, something with implications for us all, whether or not we are in a conventional jail

As a prison chaplain, Cuong Lu discovered that when the men inside allowed themselves to feel their pain--including remorse for committing crimes--knowing and feeling the truth became a source of strength for them.


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Carolyn Zaroff - Durano (Sausalito Store)

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 6:00pm

Bekah is a Ute Indian who was just a little girl when her cousin, Durano, left the tribe to live in Santa Fe to learn the language of the new people and the ways of the Americans and Spanish. Now he is an eighteen-year-old who is seemingly ready to accept his destiny, even though there is much about him that members of his tribe, including Bekah’s brother, both envy and hate. It is 1849 when seventeen-year-old Russian Jew, Benjamin Perlov, arrives in San Francisco, hoping to begin anew. As Durano steps into his role as Ute Indian chief, his life eventually intersects with that of Perlov who quickly becomes a friend of the Utes. As Perlov negotiates with the government so the Utes can remain on their ancestral lands instead of on new reservations created to ensure gold miners can stake their claims in Indian territory, fate leads him to Bekah’s arms and what he hopes is a future filled with love, hope, and new beginnings.

Carolyn Zaroff grew up in Washington, D.C. and graduated from George Washington University. She then lived and worked as a commercial writer in New York City and Boston, as well as Rochester, N.Y. where she was an advertising manager and she writer for the Rochester Institute of Technology and then an editor for Rochester Women Magazine. After Rochester, she lived for ten years in Aspen, Colorado, where she wrote freelance for Aspen Magazine. Her interest in the Ute Indians developed while she lived there, learned their history and visited their reservation in Utah. Since moving to Sausalito in 1995, she has become an avid landscape painter, whose artwork can be viewed at carolynzaroff.com.

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Aliza Sherman & Dr. Junella Chin - Cannabis and CBD for Health & Wellness (Sausalito Store)

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 6:00pm

In Partnership with Ellementa

With legalization of recreational cannabis in 10 states and medical marijuana in 33 states, interest is growing in cannabis-related health products, especially those made with CBD—a cannabinoid that has healing properties without the psychoactive effects of THC. Cannabis and CBD for Health and Wellness demystifies cannabis and its history, and explains in simple and straightforward language how to use it to treat myriad health and lifestyle issues. With information on cannabis forms (tinctures, topicals, edibles, flowers, concentrates), methods of ingestion (smoking, vaping, capusles, patches, creams, and more), dosing and microdosing, safety and storage, caregiving, and effectivess for self-care, physical fitness, sexual arousal, aging, and more, this is the only book you need to start using cannabis—in a targeted and safe way—for better health.

Aliza Sherman is the cofounder of Ellementa, the fastest growing women's network focused on health, wellness, and cannabis, and has been featured in USA Today, US New & World Report, CNN, CNBC, People, Time, Newsweek, Fast Company, and Forbes.

Dr. Junella Chin is an osteopathic physician, the founder and chief medical officer of MedLeafRX (an integrative medicine practice based in California and New York), and director of education for the Association of Cannabis Specialists. She has been featured by St. Jude's Medical, Cornell Tech, USA Today, and NBC Today and has been an advocate for better understanding of the science and medicine of marijuana for over a decade.

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$16.99
ISBN: 9781984856852
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Ten Speed Press - June 4th, 2019

A safe, comprehensive, and easy-to-use guide to using cannabis—including CBD and THCto ease chronic and acute health issues such as pain, insomnia, inflammation, depression, anxiety, grief, stress, and more, from the founder of a global cannabis wellness network and an osteopathic physician.


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Marjorie Penn Lasky - You're Doing What? (Sausalito Store)

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 6:00pm

Tales of creative, daring older women have existed for generations. An ancient Athabascan legend tells of two elderly women abandoned by their migrating tribe. Overcoming the terrors of starvation and death, the women survived by depending upon their learned but previously unused skills in hunting, fishing, and shelter-building.

Like the legend, the stories in this book remind us: we tell our stories to make sense of our experiences and to point the way to others. This wonderful collection of first-person accounts will encourage you, regardless of age or gender, to think about how you want to live as you grow older. Fortunately, unlike the ancient Athabascans, we live in a time of longer lives and expanding opportunities for women although, obviously, many barriers persist.

In You're Doing What, you'll see women of different races, classes, and sexual orientations face various challenges and choices as they age. A loving daughter recounts how her mother moved beyond a "bare and unadorned" Mississippi upbringing. A California Chicana counters her mother's denial of her Mexican heritage. A bisexual polyamorist rejects a life like her mother's. There are (relatively) young elders--the writer/teacher/poet grappling with her legacy--and older ones--the nonagenarian New Englander investing (monetarily) in the future. And there are women who refuse to succumb to disabilities - like the retired history professor, with rheumatoid arthritis, now writing poetry. All are embracing new adventures and changing what it means to be an "older woman."

Professor Emerita from the Contra Costa Community College District, Marjorie Lasky taught Women’s, United States, and Latin American History. As an older woman, she finished a PhD dissertation and a degree in Labor History, served as chief negotiator and president of her faculty union, founded Grandmother’s Against War (Bay Area) and, upon retiring, took up the saxophone.

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By Marjorie Penn Lasky (Compiled by)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781587904547
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Published: Regent Press - November 2018

Tales of creative, daring older women have existed for generations. An ancient Athabascan legend tells of two elderly women abandoned by their migrating tribe. Overcoming the terrors of starvation and death, the women survived by depending upon their learned but previously unused skills in hunting, fishing, and shelter-building.


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Reading - Sausalito Writers Circle (Sausalito Store)

Sunday, June 9, 2019 - 5:00pm

More Readers to be Added

The Sausalito Writers Circle, a talented and inspired group of storytellers, poets and memoirists, will hold its second annual live reading at Sausalito Book Passage on Sunday, June 9th at 5 p.m. Ten members will read short selections from their work. Entrance is free.

Readers include: Jeanne Barroga, Justine Badimon, Steve De La Pena, Gretchen Lehtonen, A.T. Lynne, Cindy Knoebel, Tanya Zilinskas

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Hilton Carter - Wild at Home (Sausalito Store)

Friday, May 17, 2019 - 6:00pm

In Wild at Home, take a tour through Hilton Carter’s own apartment and other lush spaces, filled with a huge array of thriving plants, and learn all you need to know to create your own urban jungle.

As the owner of over 200 plants, Hilton feels strongly about the role of plants in one’s home—not just for the beauty they add, but for health benefits as well: "Having plants in your home not only adds life, but changes the airflow throughout. It’s also a key design element when styling your place. For me, it wasn’t about just having greenery, but having the right variety of greenery. I like to see the different textures of foliage all grouped together. You take a fiddle leaf fig and sandwich it between a birds of paradise and a monstera and…. yes!" You will be armed with the know-how you need to care for your plants, where to place them, how to propagate, how to find the right pot, and much more, and most importantly, how to arrange them so that they look their best. Combine sizes and leaf shapes to stunning effect, grow your own succulents from leaf cuttings, create your own air plant display, and more.

Hilton Carter is a director, editor, and fine artist, who loves making things with his hands. He is passionate about plants—his apartment is filled with over 200—and has a loyal following on Instagram (@hiltoncarter) where he shares his knowledge of plant care and styling. Hilton is based in Baltimore, MD.

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$19.95
ISBN: 9781782497134
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Published: CICO Books - April 9th, 2019

Make your home a healthier and more beautiful place to be with Hilton Carter’s inspirational ideas.

"Hilton Carter's love for plants is infectious...


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Heidi Barnes - The Bellman's Secret (Sausalito Store)

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 6:00pm

The Bellman's Secret continues the adventures and misadventures of nineteen-year-old Stanley Douglas, the sometimes bumbling, often unlucky, and always endearing hero from Heidi Barnes' acclaimed debut novel, The Bellman.

Working at the historic and stately Maycliff Inn on the picturesque coast of Maine, Stan must balance a revolving coterie of eccentric guests, solve the mystery of the disappearing beets, and stop an invasion of lovemaking fish from keeping everyone up at night. Above all, Stan must navigate the fickle, everchanging moods of the girl he's sure he loves before she falls into the arms of his rival.

A mad romp through workplace hijinks, friendships, betrayal, and the joys and pains of first love, The Bellman's Secret is a coming-of-age tale that will humor and delight.

Heidi Barnes ran her family's inn on the coast of Maine for years, which inspired The Bellman Series--The Bellman and The Bellman's Secret. She is a realtor and property manager based in Los Angeles, California. Heidi has lived around the world--including Singapore, New Zealand, Australia, Dubai, and Canada. She enjoys outdoor activities, loves animals, and is a devoted mother of three. The Bellman's Secret is her second novel.

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$15.95
ISBN: 9781947856790
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Published: Rare Bird Books, a Vireo Book - November 13th, 2018

The Bellman's Secret continues the adventures and misadventures of nineteen-year-old Stanley Douglas, the sometimes bumbling, often unlucky, and always endearing hero from Heidi Barnes's acclaimed debut novel, The Bellman.


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$15.95
ISBN: 9781945572036
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Published: Rare Bird Books, a Vireo Book - November 15th, 2016

All young men want to run away and join the circus. For Stanley Douglas, a na ve but determined young man, the closest he could find is The Maycliff.


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Tracy Grant - The Glenister Papers (Sausalito Store)

Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 4:00pm

Every spy has a past. But Mélanie Suzanne Rannoch is not prepared to meet her husband Malcolm’s past literally walking towards them across a candlelit Mayfair ballroom in the person of brilliant, stunning Katelina Ashford, Malcolm’s first love. Nor is she prepared to find that Kitty is a former agent herself, who has come to London seeking Malcolm’s help. Mélanie, who misses her own past as a spy, always relishes the intrigue of espionage, but even as Kitty’s secret mission unsettles London society, it leaves Mélanie questioning her own assumptions about the man whose name and bed she has shared for seven years.

The quest that has brought Kitty to London began in Spain in the tumult of the Napoleonic Wars, but it stretches into some of the Britain’s most powerful families. From the gritty bustle of Bow Street to the scandalous (or intrigue-laced) grottos of Vauxhall, The Glenister Papers follows the Rannochs as they find themselves involved in a search for a mysterious operative known as the Goshawk, a painting that holds the key to unraveling a long-buried secret history, and a fiendishly clever killer working very much in the present. But even as they try to keep the revelations from overturning vital alliances and smashing the lives of their closest friends, Mélanie and Malcolm discover the greatest danger may be to their own personal alliance.

Tracy Grant has been making up stories as long as she can remember and writing them down since third grade when she was assigned writing a story and realized she had a wealth of characters and plots inside her head. She studied British history at Stanford University and received the Firestone Award for Excellence in Research for her honors thesis on shifting conceptions of honor in late fifteenth century England. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she is on the board of the Merola Opera Program, a training program for professional opera singers, coaches, and stage directors.

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Donna Seager - Altered Book Exhibition (Sausalito Store)

Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 2:00pm

At this special exhibition, Book Art expert Donna Seager will demonstrate why the book, an ingenious form which holds information and meaning, is fertile ground for artists.

Donna Seager is co-juror for MarinMOCA's Altered Book Exhibition and Fundraiser, the co-owner of Seager Gray Gallery, and has curated exhibitions about "The Book as a Medium for Art" at the Brooklyn Public Library, Miami Art Week, and The San Francisco Center for the Book among many other venues.

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Allan Hayes - Enid Foster (Sausalito Store)

Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 2:00pm

In Sausalito during the 1950s, Enid Foster stood at the center of a magic world of poetry, performance and visual wonder that owed as much to her powerful personality as it did to her brilliant art. In another time, that magic might have brought her fame, but in the 1950s, that art was too far beyond the mainstream. The curators, critics and gallery owners who had recognized her as an internationally important sculptor thirty years before now only saw Sausalito's town character: a white-haired, 60-year-old in frayed blue jeans, beat-up tennis shoes and a railroad man's work shirt walking an old dog through town on her way to the bookstore--an amusing eccentric who made irrelevant art. They missed the magic, but those who understood it never forgot it. Enid Foster: Artist, Sculptor, Poet, Playwright, Creative Force, Ringleader, Cultural Icon exists because the authors were among the fortunate few who fell under her spell. Enid's story needs to be told. Her art speaks for itself.

Allan and Carol Hayes wrote this book because they loved Enid and couldn't forget her. Carol passed suddenly in 2018, but Al still lives in the home that Enid often visited--the"private residence" which Enid once identified to an annoying tourist as her best-value Sausalito restaurant. Allan spent his working life in advertising, progressing from art director to creative director to name-on-the-door principal. He retired as CEO of The Hayes Company in 2013 and now concentrates on Southwestern art. In 1996, Allan wrote Southwestern Pottery: Anasazi to Zuni, generally recognized as the basic introduction to the art and now in a revised and expanded Second Edition with Carol Hayes as co-author. Collections of Southwestern Pottery followed in 1998. In 2006, they wrote The Desert Southwest: Four Thousand Years of Life and Art, a cultural history selected as a Southwestern Book of the Year, and followed that with Pottery of the Southwest in 2012.

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$40.00
ISBN: 9781949480023
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Published: Roundtree Press - April 9th, 2019

In Sausalito during the 1950s, Enid Foster stood at the center of a magic world of poetry, performance and visual wonder that owed as much to her powerful personality as it did to her brilliant art. In another time, that magic might have brought her fame, but in the 1950s, that art was too far beyond the mainstream.


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