Class: Sandra Kierulff - Conversational French (Corte Madera Store)

Monday, March 5, 2018 - 2:00pm

Eight Mondays; March 5 - May 7 (no class Apr.  2 & 16) • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm • $265

Conversational French, with an emphasis on practical vocabulary for travelers, as well as a review of useful grammar structures through lively discussion, readings and songs.

Sandra Kierulff has taught French at the College of Marin, and was the instructor and author of “French à la Carte,” a French course aired on KQED radio. 

She lived and worked in France for several years and holds degrees in French and Spanish.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Steven & Chutisa Bowman - Prosperity Consciousness (San Francisco Store)

Monday, March 5, 2018 - 6:00pm

Are you aware that you attract money, wealth, people, events, and circumstances to your life, not by what you do or have, but by who you are? You can know everything about investment schemes, financial strategies, real estate investment, and the top secrets of high finance.

But if your awareness, or consciousness, concerning money is based on the scarcity paradigm, then you will never have the sense that you have enough money. Unless your prosperity consciousness expands, your relationship with money will remain unchanged, trapping you at the same degree of limitation and financial mess. When you receive more money, your financial confusion will simply grow in proportion to the amount you obtain. Stop falling for "get rich quick" and anti-conscious money-making schemes, and focus instead on the Bowmans' unique Access Consciousness philosophy of living. The philosophy in Prosperity Consciousness may help you change your viewpoint of money, prosperity, and abundance and provides you with tools, inspiration, and transformational processes you can use on your path to financial success. Ease the expansion of your prosperity consciousness, and set in motion a whole new way of being and living with awareness. Let go of your limitations and create a more abundant, prosperous and joyful life The good news is that you can choose to cultivate and expand your consciousness to create success and abundance. This is what we call prosperity consciousness.

Authors of Conscious Leadership and Leading from the Edge of Possibility: No More Business As Usual, Steven and Chutisa Bowman are internationally renowned advisors on strategy, risk, leadership, governance and creating a culture of strategic awareness at Board and senior executive levels. Chutisa has extensively studied consciousness, creativity and business and has held senior corporate positions in large public companies. Steven has held numerous CEO and Board positions in the finance and private sector, and is a renowned public speaker and global advisor to Boards and CEOs.

 

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$35.00
ISBN: 9781939261885
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Access Consciousness Publishing Company - August 11th, 2014

Are you aware that you attract money, wealth, people, events, and circumstances to your life, not by what you do or have, but by who you are? You can know everything about investment schemes, financial strategies, real estate investment, and the top secrets of high finance.


1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

Class: John Hart - Reading the Poets (Corte Madera Store)

Monday, March 5, 2018 - 7:00pm

Eight Mondays: March 5-April 23 • 7:00-9:00 pm • $200

To have great poets,” Walt Whitman said, “there must be great audiences.” He wanted not just many readers but also able readers, open-minded and demanding. What makes a poem worth the effort of reading it? In this group we look at (mostly) famous, (mostly) English-language works from Shakespeare to last week. Widely published local poet and author John Hart edits the venerable all-poetry journal Blue Unicorn.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Michio Kaku - The Future of Humanity (Corte Madera Store)

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 1:00pm

Please note: purchase of The Future of Humanity from Book Passage required to join signing line.

In The Future of Humanity, Michio Kaku -- the #1 bestselling author of The Future of the Mind -- traverses the frontiers of astrophysics, artificial intelligence, and technology to offer a stunning vision of man's future in space, from settling Mars to traveling to distant galaxies.

Formerly the domain of fiction, moving human civilization to the stars is increasingly becoming a scientific possibility--and a necessity. Whether in the near future due to climate change and the depletion of finite resources, or in the distant future due to catastrophic cosmological events, we must face the reality that humans will one day need to leave planet Earth to survive as a species. World-renowned physicist and futurist Michio Kaku explores in rich, intimate detail the process by which humanity may gradually move away from the planet and develop a sustainable civilization in outer space. He reveals how cutting-edge developments in robotics, nanotechnology, and biotechnology may allow us to terraform and build habitable cities on Mars. He then takes us beyond the solar system to nearby stars, which may soon be reached by nanoships traveling on laser beams at near the speed of light. Finally, he brings us beyond our galaxy, and even beyond our universe, to the possibility of immortality, showing us how humans may someday be able to leave our bodies entirely and laser port to new havens in space. With irrepressible enthusiasm and wonder, Dr. Kaku takes readers on a fascinating journey to a future in which humanity may finally fulfill its long-awaited destiny among the stars.

Michio Kaku is a professor of physics at the City University of New York, cofounder of string field theory, and the author of several widely acclaimed science books, including Beyond Einstein, The Future of the Mind, Hyperspace, Physics of the Future, and Physics of the Impossible. He is the science correspondent for CBS This Morning and host of the radio programs Science Fantastic and Exploration.

 

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$29.95
ISBN: 9780385542760
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Doubleday Books - February 20th, 2018

The #1 bestselling author of The Future of the Mind traverses the frontiers of astrophysics, artificial intelligence, and technology to offer a stunning vision of man's future in space, from settling Mars to traveling to distant galaxies.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Achy Obejas & Adam Smyer - An Evening in Conversation (San Francisco Store)

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 6:00pm

The Tower of the Antilles is the latest incredible short story collection from author Achy Obejas.

In "Superman," several possible story lines emerge about a 1950s Havana sex-show superstar who disappeared as soon as the revolution triumphed. "North/South" portrays a migrant family trying to cope with separation, lives on different hemispheres, and the eventual disintegration of blood ties. "The Cola of Oblivion" follows the path of a young woman who returns to Cuba, and who inadvertently uncorks a history of accommodation and betrayal among the family members who stayed behind during the revolution. In the title story, "The Tower of the Antilles," an interrogation reveals a series of fantasies about escape and a history of futility.

With language that is both generous and sensual, Obejas writes about existences beset by events beyond individual control, and poignantly captures how history and fate intrude on even the most ordinary of lives.

Achy Obejas is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Ruins, Days of Awe, and three other books of fiction. She edited and translated (into English) the anthology Havana Noir, and has since translated Junot Diaz, Rita Indiana, Wendy Guerra, and many others. In 2014, she was awarded a USA Ford Fellowship for her writing and translation.

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In Knucklehead we meet Marcus Hayes, a black law student who struggles, sometimes unsuccessfully, with the impulse to confront everyday bad behavior with swift and antisocial action. The cause of this impulse is unknown to him.

When Marcus unexpectedly becomes involved with the brilliant and kind Amalia Stewart, her love and acceptance pacify his demons. But when his demons return, he is no longer inclined to contain them.

Adam Smyer is an attorney, martial artist, and mediocre bass player. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and two cats. Knucklehead is his debut novel.

 

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$19.95
ISBN: 9781617755392
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Akashic Books - July 4th, 2017

Longlisted for the 2018 PEN Open Book Award

Longlisted for The Story Prize

Included in The Rumpus's "What to Read When You've Made it More Than Halfway Through 2017"

Selected as one of Rigoberto Gonzalez's Favorite Books of 2017/Critics Pick, LA Times Jacket Copy


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$15.95
ISBN: 9781617755873
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Akashic Books - February 13th, 2018

"This book is bold in how it treats the reader as an insider to the reality of American blackness. It can be, in turns, lyrically poignant, cynical, hilarious, and infuriating."
--Foreword Reviews, Starred Review


1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

Hannah Jewell - She Caused a Riot (Sausalito Store)

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 6:00pm

Women's stories are often written as if they spent their entire time on Earth casting woeful but beautiful glances towards the horizon and sighing into the bitter wind at the thought of any conflict.

Well, that's not how it f**king happened. When you hear about a woman who was 100% pure and good, you're probably missing the best chapters in her life's story. Maybe she slept around. Maybe she stole. Maybe she crashed planes. Maybe she got shot, or maybe she shot a bad guy (who probably had it coming.) Maybe she caused a scandal. Maybe she caused a riot...

From badass writer Hannah Jewell, She Caused a Riot is an empowering, no-holds-barred look into the epic adventures and dangerous exploits of 100 inspiring women who were too brave, too brilliant, too unconventional, too political, too poor, not ladylike enough and not white enough to be recognized by their shitty contemporaries.

From 3rd-century Syrian queen Zenobia to 20th-century Nigerian women's rights activist Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, these are women who gave absolutely zero f**ks, and will inspire a courageous new movement of women to do the same.

 

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$22.99
ISBN: 9781492662921
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Sourcebooks - March 6th, 2018

Women's stories are often written as if they spent their entire time on Earth casting woeful but beautiful glances towards the horizon and sighing into the bitter wind at the thought of any conflict.


100 Bay Street
Sausalito, CA 94965

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