Maria Shriver - I've Been Thinking (Dominican University)

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 7:00pm

Angelico Hall, Dominican University of California
Tickets: $40 (includes book)

As a prominent woman juggling many roles, Maria Shriver knows just how surprising, unpredictable, and stressful everyday life can be.

In this moving and powerful book, she shares inspiring quotes, prayers, and reflections designed to get readers thinking, get them feeling, get them laughing, and help them in their journey to what she calls The Open Field -- a place of acceptance, purpose, and passion--a place of joy.

I've Been Thinking... is ideal for anyone at any point in her life. Whether you feel like you've got it all together or like it's all falling apart -- whether you're taking stock of your life or simply looking to recharge, this is the book you will turn to again and again. Like talking with a close friend, it's the perfect companion -- an exceptional gift for someone looking to move forward in life with hope and grace.

Maria Shriver is the mother of four, a Peabody Award-winning and Emmy Award-winning journalist and producer, the author of six New York Times bestselling books and a bestselling coloring book, an NBC News Special Anchor, and founder of The Women's Alzheimer's Movement. When she's not thinking or writing, she can be found hanging with her kids.


Please note: Tickets are non-refundable


I've Been Thinking . . .: Reflections, Prayers, and Meditations for a Meaningful Life Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525522607
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Pamela Dorman Books - February 27th, 2018

A book of reflections for those seeking wisdom, guidance, encouragement, and inspiration on the road to a meaningful life

As a prominent woman juggling many roles, Maria Shriver knows just how surprising, unpredictable, and stressful everyday life can be.

Angelico Hall, Dominican University
20 Olive Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901

Steven Saylor - The Throne of Caesar (San Francisco Store)

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 6:00pm

Julius Caesar, appointed dictator for life by the Roman Senate, has pardoned his remaining enemies and rewarded his friends. Now Caesar is preparing to leave Rome with his legions to wage a war of conquest against the Parthian Empire. But he has a few more things to do before he goes.

Gordianus the Finder, after decades of investigating crimes and murders involving the powerful, has been raised to Equestrian rank and has firmly and finally decided to retire. But on the morning of March 10th, he's first summoned to meet with Cicero and then with Caesar himself. Both have the same request of Gordianus--keep your ear to the ground, ask around, and find out if there are any conspiracies against Caesar's life. And Caesar has one other matter of vital importance to discuss. Gordianus's adopted son Meto has long been one of Caesar's closest confidants. To honor Meto, Caesar plans to bestow on Gordianus an honor which will change not only his life but the destiny of his entire family. It will happen when the Senate next convenes on the 15th of March.

Gordianus must dust off his old skills and see what plots against Julius Caesar, if any, he can uncover. But more than one conspiracy is afoot. The Ides of March is fast approaching and at least one murder is inevitable in The Throne of Caesar.

Steven Saylor is the author of the acclaimed Roma Sub Rosa series of historical mystery novels featuring Gordianus the Finder, beginning with Roman Blood, as well as the internationally bestselling historical novels Empire and Roma. He has appeared on the History Channel as an expert on Roman politics and life. He divides his time between Berkeley, California, and Austin, Texas.

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ISBN: 9781250087126
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Minotaur Books - February 20th, 2018

"What a marvel ...Saylor's masterful storytelling puts you right there, wonderstruck and wide-eyed. Deliciously immersive, captivating entertainment from a justly celebrated writer." --Margaret George

1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

Danielle O'Doherty - When Cancer Calls (Sausalito Store)

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 6:00pm

Danielle O'Doherty presents a special talk entitled "When Cancer Calls: 3 Keys to Reclaim Your Health and Fuel Your Longevity and Life."


Diagnosed in 2009, Danielle O'€™Doherty is a stage four cancer survivor. She founded Cancer Mentoring to spread hope and empower others to create their healing blueprint with condence, compassion, and clarity. Learn how to walk the cancer journey with questions, clarity, compassion and confidence.

Her talk is for people navigating the cancer journey: patients, families, friends, and caregivers. Danielle will discuss her journey as it relates to why a €œhealing blueprint is key for survival. Learn how to heal, survive and thrive while Danielle shares her insights on integrative medicine.


Suggested Reading List:

The Cancer Whisperer: Finding Courage, Direction and the Unlikely Gifts Gifts of Cancer, Sophia Sabbage

An Inside Job:  A Psychologist Shares Healing Wisdom for your Cancer Journey, Susan Barbara Apollon

Radical Remission: Surviving Cancer Against All Odds, Kelly Turner, PhD.

Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself, Lissa Rankin, M.D.

The Case Against Sugar, Gary Taubs

Love Medicine and Miracles: Lessons Learned about Self-Healing from a Surgeon’s Experience with Exceptional Patients, Berne S. Siegel

Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories that Heal, 10th Anniversary Edition, Rachel Naomi Remen


100 Bay Street
Sausalito, CA 94965

Class: Bill Petrocelli - Provocative Histories Book Group (Corte Madera Store)

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 6:30pm

Four Thursdays; Mar. 15, Apr. 12, May. 10, & Jun. 14 • 6:30-8:30pm • $100

There’ve been a wealth of scholarly, readable, and provocative works of history published in recent years. This book group includes books that look at the impact of slavery on the British empire, the events leading up to the U.S, Constitution, the struggle over the U.S.’s first foreign war, and then the struggle over slavery that lead up to the Civil War.

Author and attorney Bill Petrocelli is co-owner of Book Passage. His latest novel is Through the Bookstore Window.

 Adam Hochschild - Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels
in the Fight to Free an Empire’s Slaves

 Joseph J. Ellis - The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second
American Revolution, 1783-1789

Amy S. Greenberg - A Wicked War: Polk, Clay, Lincoln,
and the U.S. Invasion of Mexico

Bruce Levine - The Fall of the House of Dixie: The Civil
War and the Social Revolution That Transformed the South

Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire's Slaves Cover Image
ISBN: 9780618619078
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Mariner Books - December 1st, 2005

From the author of the widely acclaimed King Leopold's Ghost comes the taut, gripping account of one of the most brilliantly organized social justice campaigns in history -- the fight to free the slaves of the British Empire.

The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789 Cover Image
ISBN: 9780804172486
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Published: Vintage - May 3rd, 2016

In The Quartet, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Joseph Ellis tells the unexpected story of America's second great founding and of the men most responsible--Alexander Hamilton, George Washington, John Jay, and James Madison: why the thirteen colonies, having just fought off the imposition of a distant centralized governing power, would decide to subordinate themselves anew.

A Wicked War: Polk, Clay, Lincoln, and the 1846 U.S. Invasion of Mexico Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307475992
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Published: Vintage Books - August 13th, 2013

Often forgotten and overlooked, the U.S.-Mexican War featured false starts, atrocities, and daring back-channel negotiations as it divided the nation, paved the way for the Civil War a generation later, and launched the career of Abraham Lincoln. Amy S.

The Fall of the House of Dixie: The Civil War and the Social Revolution That Transformed the South Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812978728
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House Trade - April 1st, 2014

In this major new history of the Civil War, Bruce Levine tells the riveting story of how that conflict upended the economic, political, and social life of the old South, utterly destroying the Confederacy and the society it represented and defended.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Roger Housden - Ten Poems for Difficult Times (Corte Madera Store)

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 7:00pm

Proving that poetry is not hard to understand or meaningful to only a few, Roger Housden has spent nearly twenty years creating poetry collections that meet the changing needs of readers. Housden has a knack for choosing poems that resonate and then writing about them in ways that prompt smiles of agreement, nods of appreciation, and wows of insight. While the poems here acknowledge the "Sorrow everywhere" (Jack Gilbert, "A Brief for the Defense") and that "The world is at least fifty percent terrible, and that's a conservative estimate" (Maggie Smith, "Good Bones") they also highlight the many and diverse ways a poem, a turn of phrase, a beautifully expressed direction of our attention can turn grief to grit, anger to action, and pain to perseverance. Ten Poems for Difficult Times is the perfect gift for those suffering, and is also a must for the nightstand of any thinking, feeling, and human being.

Roger Housden grew up in the cleft of a Cotswold valley on the edge of Bath, England. From 1986 to 1998 he founded and ran The Open Gate, a conference and workshop center in England that introduced the work of Ram Dass, Thich Naht Hanh, Jacob Needleman, James Hillman, Robert Bly and many others into Europe. His work has been featured many times in O Magazine, The New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times. His first book was published in the U.K. in 1990, and as of 2017, he has published twenty-three books, including four travel books, a novella, Dropping the Struggle, and the bestselling Ten Poems series. He now runs live and online writing workshops with an emphasis on self-discovery and exploration.


Ten Poems for Difficult Times Cover Image
ISBN: 9781608685295
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: New World Library - March 15th, 2018

In his bestselling Ten Poems series, Roger Housden has shown an uncanny ability to choose and discuss poems that strike at the core of readers' concerns and needs. In this new volume, ten extraordinary poems, along with Housden's incisive essays, bring heartfelt insight and broad perspective both to our personal challenges and to our cultural and collective malaise.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Meir Schneider - Awakening Your Power of Self-Healing (Corte Madera Store)

Friday, March 16, 2018 - 7:00pm

Awakening Your Power of Self Healing offers instruction to help you to develop a deep awareness of your body and to engage in appropriate, pleasant exercise at the same time. It also includes 600 exercises, many of which are unavailable anywhere else in the world, along with 300 hand-drawn illustrations meant to clarify the movements.

Meir Schneider, PhD, LMT developed an original holistic approach to health. The Meir Schneider Self-Healing Method is a unique combination of therapeutic massage, movement, and natural vision improvement exercises for prevention and rehabilitation of degenerative conditions. A globally respected therapist and educator, Meir is also a bestselling author. His latest book, Vision for Life, was published by North Atlantic Books. He is the founder of the School For Self-Healing in San Francisco. 


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ISBN: 9780998060002
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Self-Healing Press - November 1st, 2017

Virtuoso pianist Arthur Rubenstein developed crippling arthritis throughout his whole body, except for in his hands. Their consistently fluid, effortless, and balanced movement during years of performance kept his hands in wonderful shape, even as the rest of his body failed him.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925