Kevin Griffin - One Breath at a Time (Corte Madera Store)

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 7:00pm

Many in recovery turn to the Twelve Steps to overcome their addictions, but struggle with the spiritual program. But what they might not realize is that Buddhist teachings are intrinsically intertwined with the lessons of the Twelve Steps, and offer time-tested methods for addressing the challenges of sobriety.

In what is considered the cornerstone of the most significant recovery movement of the 21st century, Kevin Griffin shares his own extraordinary journey to sobriety and how he integrated the Twelve Steps of recovery with Buddhist mindfulness practices. With a new foreword by William Alexander, the author of Ordinary Recovery, One Breath at a Time takes you on a journey through the Steps, examining critical ideas like Powerlessness, Higher Power, and Moral Inventory through the lens of the core concepts of Buddhism--the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path, mindfulness, loving-kindness, and more. The result is a book that presents techniques and meditations for finding clarity and awareness in your life, just as it has for thousands of addicts and alcoholics.

Kevin Griffin is the author of One Breath at a Time, Recovering Joy, and A Burning Desire. A longtime Buddhist practitioner and Twelve Step participant, he is a leader in the mindful recovery movement and one of the founders of the Buddhist Recovery Network. Griffin teaches nationally in Buddhist centers, treatment centers, and academic settings. He specializes in helping people in recovery connect with meditation and a progressive understanding of the Twelve Steps.

 

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$16.99
ISBN: 9781635651805
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Published: Rodale Books - February 6th, 2018

Merging Buddhist mindfulness practices with the Twelve Step program, this updated edition of the bestselling recovery guide One Breath at a Time will inspire and enlighten you to live a better, healthier life.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Hamid Emami - Beginning German for Travelers One-Day Workshop (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 9:00am

Saturday March 10 • 9:00 am - 3:00 pm • $120

This one-day course teaches you to have instant rapport when traveling to Germany. While most of the business conducted by foreigners in Germany is in English, Germans appreciate their guests making an effort to speak their language. You’ll learn enough German to carry on a simple conversation with anyone.
You’ll learn
-    Greetings and good-byes
-    Introductions
-    The verbs sein (to be) and haben (to have)
-    Polite requests
-    Numbers from 0-1 million
-    Telling time (including official or military time)
-    The present tense of regular verbs
-    Word order and forming questions
-    The days of the week
-    The past tense of sein
-    Pertinent vocabulary
 

Hamid Emami has a master’s degree from the University of Hamburg, and is fluent in German, English, French, Spanish, and Farsi. He has taught German for many years.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Lars Kepler - The Sandman (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 2:00pm

In The Sandman, late one night outside Stockholm, Mikael Kohler-Frost is found wandering. Thirteen years earlier, he went missing along with his younger sister. They were long thought to have been victims of Sweden’s most notorious serial killer, Jurek Walter, now serving a life sentence in a maximum security psychiatric hospital. Now Mikael tells the police that his sister is still alive and being held by someone he knows only as the Sandman. Years ago, Detective Inspector Joona Linna made an excruciating personal sacrifice to ensure Jurek’s capture. He is keenly aware of what this killer is capable of, and now he is certain that Jurek has an accomplice. He knows that any chance of rescuing Mikael’s sister depends on getting Jurek to talk, and that the only agent capable of this is Inspector Saga Bauer, a twenty-seven-year-old prodigy. She will have to go under deep cover in the psychiatric ward where Jurek is imprisoned, and she will have to find a way to get to the psychopath before it’s too late—and before he gets inside her head.

Lars Kepler is the pseudonym of the critically acclaimed husband and wife team Alexandra Coelho Ahndoril and Alexander Ahndoril. Their internationally best-selling Joona Linna series has sold more than ten million copies in forty languages. The Ahndorils were both established writers before they adopted the pen name Lars Kepler, and have each published several acclaimed novels. They live in Stockholm, Sweden. Translated by Neil Smith.

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$27.95
ISBN: 9781524732240
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - March 6th, 2018

"Sensational ... like meeting Hannibal Lecter all over again - twice." --Lee Child

The #1 internationally best-selling thriller from the author of The Hypnotist tells the chilling story of a manipulative serial killer and the two brilliant police agents who must try to beat him at his own game.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Christopher DeLorenzo - Kitchen Inheritance (San Francisco Store)

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 2:00pm

Kitchen Inheritance: Memories and Recipes from My Family of Cooks is a collection of narratives and recipes that tells a non-traditional coming of age story. Part food memoir, part family recipe book, this is the story of Christopher DeLorenzo's journey, which ultimately leads him to see himself as part of a large and growing family.

 

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$20.00
ISBN: 9781387429738
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Published: Lulu.com - January 8th, 2018

This collection of narratives and recipes tells a non-traditional coming of age story. Part food memoir, part family recipe book, this is the story of a man on a journey, which ultimately leads him to see himself as part of a large and growing family.


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San Francisco, CA 94111

Bruce King - The New Carbon Architecture (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 4:00pm

"Green buildings" that slash energy use and carbon emissions are all the rage, but they aren't enough. The hidden culprit is embodied carbon--the carbon emitted when materials are mined, manufactured, and transported--comprising some ten percent of global emissions. With the built environment doubling by 2030, buildings are a carbon juggernaut threatening to overwhelm the climate.

It doesn't have to be this way.

Like never before in history, buildings can become part of the climate solution. With biomimicry and innovation, we can pull huge amounts of carbon out of the atmosphere and lock it up as walls, roofs, foundations, and insulation. We can literally make buildings out of the sky with a massive positive impact.

The New Carbon Architecture is a paradigm-shifting tour of the innovations in architecture and construction that are making this happen. Office towers built from advanced wood products; affordable, low-carbon concrete alternatives; plastic cleaned from the oceans and turned into building blocks. We can even grow insulation from mycelium.

A tour de force by the leaders in the field, The New Carbon Architecture will fire the imagination of architects, engineers, builders, policy makers, and everyone else captivated by the possibility of architecture to heal the climate and produce safer, healthier, and more beautiful buildings.

Bruce King, a structural engineer for thirty-five years, is Founder and Director of the Ecological Building Network (EBNet) and author of Buildings of Earth and Straw, Making Better Concrete, and Design of Straw Bale Buildings. He lives in San Rafael, California.

 

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$29.99
ISBN: 9780865718685
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Published: New Society Publishers - December 19th, 2017

"Green buildings" that slash energy use and carbon emissions are all the rage, but they aren't enough. The hidden culprit is embodied carbon--the carbon emitted when materials are mined, manufactured, and transported--comprising some ten percent of global emissions. With the built environment doubling by 2030, buildings are a carbon juggernaut threatening to overwhelm the climate.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Maxine Schur - Marielle in Paris (Sausalito Store)

Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 11:00am

Special Children's Event

In Marielle in Paris, Marielle the mouse has worked her dressmaking magic for nine days and nine nights to create nine beautiful dresses for Madame Sooree’s nine daughters. Finished at last, Marielle goes to bed, but when she wakes up, the dresses are gone! With no time to lose, Marielle must overcome her fear of heights to take a wild ride with her friend Pierre the pigeon to recover the missing party dresses, which have been scattered across Paris.

Maxine Rose Schur is an award-winning travel journalist and children’s book author. As the recipient of the Joan G. Sugarman Award given by the Washington Independent Writer’s Legal and Educational Fund, Ms. Schur was a Baker-Nord Guest Lecturer on Writing for Children in the Humanities at Case Western Reserve University. She currently offers small-group writing workshops in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Paris.

 

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$17.95
ISBN: 9780764979354
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Published: Pomegranatekids - September 15th, 2017

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Sausalito, CA 94965

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