Emily Bazelon - Charged (Corte Madera Store)

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 7:00pm

The American criminal justice system is supposed to be a contest between two equal adversaries, the prosecution and the defense, with judges ensuring a fair fight. That image does not match the reality in the courtroom, however. Much of the time, it is prosecutors more than judges who control the outcome of a case. They answer to almost no one and make most of the key decisions, from choosing the charge to setting bail to determining the plea bargain. They often decide who goes free and who goes to prison, even who lives and who dies. The system wasn’t designed for this kind of unchecked power, and in Charged, Emily Bazelon reveals how it is the underreported cause of enormous injustice—and the missing piece in the mass incarceration puzzle.

Charged follows the story of two young people caught up in the criminal justice system: Kevin, a twenty-year-old in Brooklyn who picked up his friend’s gun as the cops burst in and was charged with a serious violent felony, and Noura, a teenage girl in Memphis indicted for the murder of her mother. Bazelon tracks both cases, exploring every phase of the criminal justice process—from arrest and charging to trial and sentencing—and, with her trademark blend of deeply reported narrative, legal analysis, and investigative journalism, illustrates just how criminal prosecutions can go wrong and, more important, why they don’t have to.

Bazelon shows how prosecution in America is at a crossroads and details the damage overzealous prosecutors can do—and also the second chances they can extend, if they choose, to Kevin and Noura and so many others, allowing them to make things right in their own lives. She follows a wave of reform-minded D.A.s who have been elected in some of our biggest cities, as well as in rural areas in every region of the country, put in office to do nothing less than reinvent how their job is done. If they succeed, they can point the country toward a different and profoundly better future.

In Charged, Emily Bazelon mounts a major critique of the American criminal justice system—and tells the story of the movement for change.

Emily Bazelon is a staff  writer at The New York Times Magazine, the Truman Capote Fellow for Creative Writing and Law, and a lecturer at Yale Law School. Her previous book is the national bestseller Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy. She’s also a co-host of the Slate Political Gabfest, a popular weekly podcast. Before joining The New York Times Magazine, Bazelon was a writer and editor at  Slate, where she co-founded the women’s section “DoubleX.” 

Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780399590016
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Published: Random House - April 9th, 2019

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A renowned journalist and legal commentator exposes the unchecked power of the prosecutor as a driving force in America’s mass incarceration crisis—and charts a way out.


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Corte Madera, CA 94925

Special Story Time Guest: Christie Matheson - Bird Watch (Corte Madera Store)

Friday, May 10, 2019 - 10:00am

Special Event for Kids!

Join us for a special story time with Christie Matheson, the author and illustrator of Bird Watch!

There are treasures hiding in the trees! Can you find them? One, two, three little birds, on up to ten (plus other woodland creatures) are just waiting to be discovered. From the author of the acclaimed and bestselling Tap the Magic Tree, this stunning picture book merges basic concepts of counting with elements of a treasure hunt. With different species of birds and other forest animals hiding in the trees and bushes, there is something new to discover on every page. Patience is rewarded as readers learn to count backward from ten, uncover new birds, and learn about the diverse ecosystem of the forest.

Christie Matheson is a master at creating simple picture books that encourage children to interact with the natural world. Beautiful watercolor and collage art, a playful counting text, and a search-and-find theme will have children and parents returning to Bird Watch again and again.

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780062393401
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Greenwillow Books - February 26th, 2019

From the author of the acclaimed Tap the Magic Tree!

Search for hidden birds and count them, too, in this seek-and-find picture book with a satisfying surprise. Delicate artwork, a focus on counting, and an engaging treasure hunt will entice fans of Janell Cannon's Stellaluna and Steve Light’s Have You Seen My Dragon?


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

John O'Malley - Urethane Revolution (San Francisco Store)

Friday, May 10, 2019 - 6:00pm

Urethane Revolution captures one crazy year on the California coast--in 1975 a hippie skunkworks, bred in garages and shacks, launched the modern skater movement. Strap in for a wild ride replete with two car chases, two plane crashes, a massive truck bomb, Colombian narcos, the Mafia, senior White House staff, a gypsy fortuneteller, three straight-up miracles, Jacques Cousteau, big piles of cocaine and naked hippie chicks. Author John O'Malley was in the thick of it all, and he retraces the trip that starts with a bang and races to a melt-in-your-mouth ending.

Urethane Revolution: The Birth of Skate--San Diego 1975 (Sports) Cover Image
$23.99
ISBN: 9781467139908
Availability: Backordered
Published: History Press - April 22nd, 2019

One crazy year on the California coast--in 1975 a hippie skunkworks, bred in garages and shacks, launched the modern skater movement. Strap in for a wild ride replete with two car chases, two plane crashes, a massive truck bomb, Colombian narcos, the Mafia, senior White House staff, a gypsy fortuneteller, three straight-up miracles, Jacques Cousteau, big piles of cocaine and naked hippie chicks.


1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

Beebe Bahrami - Moon Travel Guides: Camino de Santiago (Corte Madera Store)

Friday, May 10, 2019 - 7:00pm

Over 1,200 years old, 500 miles long, and rich with tradition and sacred history: Embark on the trip of a lifetime with Moon Camino de Santiago. Inside you'll find:

  • Strategic trekking guides for walking the Camino, including where to start to get the Compostela certificate and excursions to gateway cities like Santiago, Léon, and Pamplona
  • Unique ideas for enriching your experience: Admire folkloric art and Romanesque churches, stroll through the stone archways and winding alleys of medieval cities, and soak up mountain views as you cross over the Pyrenees and descend into green valleys. See the archaeological site where Europe's oldest humans were uncovered and breathe in the salty ocean air as you finish your journey at the shores of the Atlantic
  • Savor the local flavors: Enjoy authentic jamón serrano, tapas, and Galician wine, or grab fresh cheese and bread for a picnic lunch
  • The best detours, festivals, and villages along the way: Linger in Estella, witness the running of the bulls in Pamplona, visit the monastery in Nájera, or sip wine in Cacabelos
  • Essential planning information on when to go, how to get there, where to eat, and where to stay, from pilgrim dorms to private hotels, plus tips on hazards, precautions, and gear
  • Valuable insight on the history and context of the pilgrimage from expert Beebe Bahrami, who has walked the Camino many times since 1995
  • Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout, plus a handy fold-out map of the entire route
  • Thorough background information on the sacred sites and history of the Camino, as well as the landscape, culture, and local etiquette
  • Handy tools including Spanish and French phrasebooks, visa information, volunteer opportunities, and tips for seniors, women traveling alone, religious and secular travelers, and LGBTQ travelers

Start your transformative journey with the expert insight, unique suggestions, and practical advice of Moon Camino de Santiago.

A Colorado native based in southern New Jersey, Beebe Bahrami extends her idea of home on regular semi-nomadic treks, visits, explorations, and excavations in southwestern France and northern Spain, one of Europe's oldest, deeply traversed, wild, and culturally rich landscapes. Ever since she first stepped on to the Camino de Santiago in 1995, Beebe knew she found her place in the world and has delved deeply into these ancient paths and places across France and Spain. Having walked the Camino de Santiago now too many times to count, she has also lived on different stretches of the trail. She has survived pigeon, boar, and rabbit hunting season in the Pyrenees, gone mushroom hunting in Navarra, detoured with sheepherders in Rioja, practiced chanted prayer in Castile, pressed grapes in León, and studied herbs and rituals with a druid in Galicia.

Beebe is the author of two travel memoirs, Café Oc: A Nomad's Tales of Magic, Mystery, and Finding Home in the Dordogne of Southwestern France and Café Neandertal: Excavating the Past in One of Europe's Most Ancient Places. In addition to Moon Camino de Santiago, she has penned several travel guides, including The Spiritual Traveler Spain: A Guide to Sacred Sites and Pilgrim Routes and Historic Walking Guides Madrid. Her work also appears in Wine Enthusiast, The Bark, and Archaeology, among others. To read her work, visit www.beebebahrami.weebly.com. When Beebe is not on the trail or writing about travel, food, wine, outdoor adventures, archaeology, and sacred traditions, she is studying trekking gear catalogs, pouring over obscure cookbooks, trying to master the subjunctive in French and Spanish, doing yoga, and surfing her trusty 7'6" surfboard while dreaming of her next Camino.

Moon Camino de Santiago: Sacred Sites, Historic Villages, Local Food & Wine (Travel Guide) Cover Image
$23.99
ISBN: 9781640493285
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Moon Travel - April 2nd, 2019

Over 1,200 years old, 500 miles long, and rich with tradition and sacred history: Embark on the trip of a lifetime with Moon Camino de Santiago.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Abra Berens - Ruffage (San Francisco Store)

Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 11:30am

Meet & Greet!

Ruffage: A Practical Guide to Vegetables is not your typical cookbook—it is a how-to-cook book of a variety of vegetables. Author Abra Berens—chef, farmer, Midwesterner—shares a collection of techniques that result in new flavors, textures, and ways to enjoy all the vegetables you want to eat. From confit to caramelized and everything in between—braised, blistered, roasted and raw—the cooking methods covered here make this cookbook a go-to reference.

Spanning 29 types of vegetables—from asparagus to zucchini—each chapter opens with an homage to the ingredients and variations on how to prepare them. 140 photographs show off not only the finished dishes, but also the vegetables and farms behind them.

Vegetables as a side or a main. Take any vegetable recipe in this book and add a roasted chicken thigh, seared piece of fish, or hard-boiled egg to turn the dish into a meal not just vegetarians will enjoy. Some bound-to-be favorite recipes include: Shaved Cabbage with Chili Oil, Cilantro, and Charred Melon; Blistered Cucumbers with Cumin Yogurt and Parsley; Charred Head Lettuce with Hard-Boiled Egg, Anchovy Vinaigrette, and Garlic Bread Crumbs; Massaged Kale with Creamed Mozzarella, Tomatoes, and Wild Rice; Poached Radishes with White Wine, Chicken Stock and Butter.

Ruffage will help you become empowered to shop for, store, and cook vegetables every day and in a variety of ways. You'll learn about the life and life-giving properties of plants the way a farmer sees it, build experience and confidence to try your own original variations, and never look at vegetables the same way again.

Abra Berens is a chef, writer, and cofounder of Bare Knuckle Farm. She lives in Galien, Michigan.

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We are pleased to share our Saturday mornings at the Ferry Building with our friends at CUESA, as they host well-known chefs at their demonstration kitchen. The food-portion of the events usually start at the market about an hour or so earlier than the times listed below. We invite the chefs and their fans to take a short walk over to our store where they can meet their readers and sign their books.

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By Abra Berens, EE Berger (Photographs by), Lucy Engelman (Illustrator), Francis Lam (Foreword by)
$35.00
ISBN: 9781452169323
Availability: Backordered
Published: Chronicle Books - April 23rd, 2019

Named a Best Cookbook for Spring 2019 by The New York Times and Bon Appetit


1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

Class: Anne Lamott - On Writing (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Sat., May 11 • 1:00 - 4:00 pm • $160

Join Anne Lamott, the bestselling author of Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life, for an afternoon that includes an onstage interview, a lecture, and a Q&A session. Anne Lamott offers advice on the writing process, while also touching upon the experiences of the writer and the writing life. Writers working at all levels are encouraged to learn from one of the great writers of our time. Anne Lamott taught the first Book Passage writing class almost two decades ago. It’s a joy to welcome her back.

**Please note this class is non-refundable. Store credit available if notified by May 4th, 2019**

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780385480017
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Published: Anchor - September 1995

"A warm, generous and hilarious guide through the writer's world and its treacherous swamps." --Los Angeles Times

Advice on writing and on life from an acclaimed bestselling author:


Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780735213586
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Published: Riverhead Books - April 4th, 2017

“Anne Lamott is my Oprah.” —Chicago Tribune

The New York Times bestseller from the author of Almost Everything and Bird by Bird, a powerful exploration of mercy and how we can embrace it.


Almost Everything: Notes on Hope Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780525537441
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 16th, 2018

From Anne Lamott, the New York Times-bestselling author of Help, Thanks, Wow, comes the book we need from her now: How to bring hope back into our lives. Fantastic inspiration for the new year.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

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