Book Passage

Author Events & Archived Events  
Upcoming Events-Archived events at Extended Session, at Dominican, at Bookpassagetv

Book Passage is your host for authors from around the world
Book Passage leads the nation in hosting author events. We’ve welcomed world-famous writers, nurtured new and local authors, and brought readers the unmatched experience of interacting with those who write their favorite books. Over the last several months, we’ve created an exciting series of online events. W expect that the future of the Book Passage events program will be a hybrid of the best of in-store and online programming. Please check the archives of outstanding events on this page.

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Upcoming Events-Book Passage Calendar  

Click here to see all  upcoming Book Passage events and classes. They’re arranged by date, so as you scroll forward you can get a preview of everything we have planned for the coming months. This list includes events in both our Corte Madera store and in the SF Ferry Building. It also includes events on-line, as well as events held at outside venues. Most of the author events we have listed are free. But if the event requires a ticket, the ticketing information will be included. We hope to see you at some of these events!


Book Passage Archives - Events with Extended Session

When the pandemic began in March 2020, our friends from Extended Session stepped in and saved the day. They helped us produce more than 100 author events on-line events, and n so-doing they set the standard for on-line author events throughout the country. You'll find inerviews with Isabel Allende, Jill Biden, Michael Connelly, Dave Eggers, Louise Erdrich, Elizabeth George, John Grisham, David Harris, Khaled Hosseini, Pramila Jayapal, Anne Lamott, Erik Larson, James McBride, Ann Patchett, Lisa See, and many others. If you can’t find the event you are looking for on our bookpassagetv archive, chances are that it will be in the archive that we share with our media partner, ExtendedSession. Click here to see the list of events. Click here here for more about the Extended Session events

Book Passage Archives - Events with Dominican University

 Book Passage has been collaborating for well over a decade with the Leaderhip Lecture Program at Dominican University to present one  of the finest lecture series in America. Some of the famous names in the country have appeared in front of a large audeince to discuss their books an their life's work. These author events have been arranged by Book Passage and produced by Dominican University, and the results have often been spectacular. Here are some of the events you'll find Al Gore, Jane Fonda, Barney Frank, Bernie Sanders, Bill McKibben, Cecile Richards, Chris Hayes, Atul Gawande, Gloria Steinem, John Kerry, Michael Beschloss, Salman Rushdie, Elizabeth Warren, Tom Brokaw, and many others. Click here to see the full list of these marvelous events. Clink here for more about our event series with Domincan University

Book Passage Archives - Events at Bookpassagetv on Youtube

We've been posting videos to Book Passage author events on YouTube for a long time -- eight years, in fact. The events that preceded the  pandemic were mostly filmed in-store in either Corte Madera or at the Sf Ferry Building in front of a live autidence. The more recent ones have been on-line discussions that oftern played to audiences around the country. There are a lot events here -- we stopped counting when we got to around 200. You'll find events with Paul Theroux, Louise Penny, Armistead Maupin, Tommy Orange, Jonathan Franzen, Rick Steves, David Talbot, Peter Coyote, Carol Leonnig, Al Franken, Dennis Lehane, Walter Moseley, Amy Tan, Jennifer Rubin, and mony others.  There's a lot to see here. We invited you to browse through them and then come in the store so we can talk about what youahve seen. Click here to see the events in the Bookpassagetv archive.


Events with Alta Journal 

We are delighted to work with the team at Alta Journal, a unique magazine that captures the California spirit in a very lively format. The team at Alta also produces a series of online events. If you haven't seen their maqazine as yet, you should grab a copy (available at Book Passage). . You'll find it to be a colorful, provocative and timely look at life on the West Coast.  Click here to get a list of their upcoming events andSo register to see them.

Sonoma Valley Authors Festival

Our friends at the Sonoma Valley Authors Festival have once again put together a great authors’ festival that will run from August 27-29, 2021. The Festival will be in-person and hosted at a new location, the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa. We are pleased to work with SVAF and the great group of authors that they have assembled. Click here for more information.