Benita Matofska & Sophie Sheinwald - Generation Share (San Francisco Ferry Building Store)

Friday, September 13, 2019 - 6:00pm

The rising economic inequality that followed the worldwide recessions of the late 2000s led many to question the prevailing modes of capitalism that brought about this state of affairs. Since then, innovative forms of wealth redistribution have sprung up around the world in response, some fueled by anger and despair, others by hope and good will. In this book, Benita Matofska tells the story of one of the simplest, yet most revolutionary, of these new methods: sharing.

Generation Share builds on the foundations Matofska laid in her successful TED talk, taking readers on a global journey to meet the inspiring people building this new “sharing economy.” She introduces us to the everyday visionaries from around the world who are reinvigorating businesses like cafes, restaurant kitchens, and sports clubs to expand our conceptions of property and ownership. She introduces readers to innovators like the creator of a food sharing app that connects citizens with local supermarkets and restaurants to help ensure that food waste becomes a thing of the past; and numerous others around the world who happily choose to share their knowledge, their possessions, and even their homes with total strangers. Illustrated throughout with photography from coauthor Sophie Sheinwald, Generation Share is an inspiring look at a phenomenon whose effects continue to ripple through the global economy.

Benita Matofska is an international public speaker, change-maker, and world-leading expert on the Sharing Economy. An award-winning social entrepreneur, she created the charity The People Who Share and Global Sharing Week. Through social innovation, Benita helps organisations become change-makers and features regularly in the media worldwide. @benitamatofska

Sophie Sheinwald is an award-winning visual storyteller who specialises in photography with purpose. Drawing on her background in fine arts, visual studies and community art, she combines her ability to connect with her passion to help people and businesses create meaningful, mission- driven brands. @sophie_snap

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By Benita Matofska, Sophie Sheinwald (By (photographer))
$40.00
ISBN: 9781447350101
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Policy Press - June 17th, 2019

The rising economic inequality that followed the worldwide recessions of the late 2000s led many to question the prevailing modes of capitalism that brought about this state of affairs. Since then, innovative forms of wealth redistribution have sprung up around the world in response, some fueled by anger and despair, others by hope and good will.


1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

Katy Butler - The Art of Dying Well (Sausalito Public Library)

Friday, September 13, 2019 - 7:00pm

Join an inspiring discussion with bestselling Mill Valley author Katy Butler on how to thrive from vigorous midlife to final breath. Her new book, The Art of Dying Well, is about living as well as possible for as long as possible, and adapting successfully to change. Packed with helpful insights and inspiring true stories, it can help you thrive in later life (even if coping with a chronic medical condition) get the best from our health care system, and make your own "good death" more likely. Book signing to follow.

Award-winning journalist and dynamic end-of-life speaker (and former Sausalito waterfront resident) Katy Butler worked as a reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle. Her first book, Knocking on Heaven's Door, was a 2013 New York Times bestseller and Notable Book of the Year. Her writing has been published in the New York Times Magazine, Atlantic, The Washington Post, WSJ, Best American Essays, and Best Buddhist Writing.

"Surprisingly comforting. Belongs on the same shelf as Atul Gawande's best-selling Being Mortal!" --Washington Post

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$26.00
ISBN: 9781501135316
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scribner - February 19th, 2019

A reassuring and thoroughly researched guide to maintaining a high quality of life—from resilient old age to the first inklings of a serious illness to the final breath—by the New York Times bestselling author of Knocking on Heaven’s Door.

The Art of Dying Well is about living as well as possible for as long as possible and adapting successfully


Sausalito Public Library
420 Litho St.
Sausalito, CA 94965

Veryl Oakland - Jazz in Available Light (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 1:00pm

Through both personal stories and stunning photographs captured behind the scenes, Jazz in Available Light memorializes a bygone era of jazz by celebrating dozens of the most recognized and formidable jazz artists spanning three decades. As a freelance jazz photojournalist who devoted nearly thirty years in search of the great jazz musicians, Veryl Oakland profiles the music's masters in a wide variety of settings--under the spotlight, in their homes, and far from the stage--in a personalized manner unique for jazz publications. Close followers of the entertainment industry and music lovers everywhere will be enthralled to see more than 340 iconic images of diverse stars--Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Buddy Rich, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Dexter Gordon, Art Blakey, Stan Getz, Phil Woods, Sun Ra, Cecil Taylor, Paul Bley, Weather Report, and Wynton Marsalis--covering music styles from swing, to bebop, cool, hard bop, free, and beyond.

Veryl Oakland is a California-based jazz photographer and chronicler who traveled the globe uncovering personal and compelling photo-stories of many of the jazz world’s finest musicians, capturing each artist using only “available light” – no flash. His photographs have been featured in 30 jazz books; more than 100 of his images were published in The Encyclopedia of Jazz in the Seventies, by critics Leonard Feather and Ira Gitler; and he was the sole photographer chosen to illustrate The Great Jazz Pianists, by Len Lyons. An active photojournalist for more than a quarter of a century, he closely collaborated with the renowned German critic/producer Joachim-Ernst Berendt on many of his jazz projects, plus regularly contributed works to the major worldwide jazz publications, including Swing Journal, (Tokyo, Japan), Jazz magazine (Paris, France), and Down Beat (United States). Oakland studied cornet for seven years, but never played professionally. He did not own a camera until age 25, and was entirely self-taught.

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By Veryl Oakland, Quincy Jones (Foreword by)
$60.00
ISBN: 9780764354830
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Schiffer Publishing - June 28th, 2018

Through both personal stories and stunning photographs captured behind the scenes, lose yourself in this bygone era of jazz that celebrates dozens of the most recognized and formidable jazz artists spanning three decades.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Wendi Knox - From Muck to Magic (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 2:00pm

When life knocked Wendi Knox down, hundreds of red dragonflies lifted her up. What she learned from them was so life-changing, she just couldn't keep it to herself. From Muck To Magic is a one-of-a-kind inspirational book. With heart, art and humor, it takes women on a poetic journey from the muck of self-doubt to the magic of self-love.

An award-winning storyteller for brands like Honda and Acura, Wendi created this book to change the stories we tell ourselves. Through whimsical yet profound paintings and words that seem written personally for you, the dreaded blues and greys of life literally become rainbows of possibility. From Muck To Magic is a balm for the soul of any woman, at any age, who finds herself stuck in the muck of change, growth, worry, loss, fear, grief, overwhelm, inertia, exhaustion or the mere messiness of life.

Within its deceivingly sweet, colorful pages is a powerful blueprint for transformation, and an invitation for every woman to rise up from her personal muck to bring her own unique magic into a world that has never needed it more.

Wendi Knox is a writer, artist, and uplifter. After an award-winning creative career in advertising, she longed for something more. And unexpectedly found it in her own backyard during a magical experience with hundreds of red dragonflies. From there, her mission took flight: to uplift and inspire others to transform their muck into magic. With art, heart, and humor, Wendi teaches The Way of The Dragonfly through her inspirational book, uplifting speeches, blog, workshops and one-on-one sessions. For more inspiration, fly over to WendiKnox.com.

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By Wendi R. Knox, Wendi R. Knox (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9780692169223
Availability: Special Order
Published: Blossom Books Ojai - November 17th, 2018

When life knocked Wendi Knox down, hundreds of red dragonflies lifted her up. What she learned from them was so life-changing, she just couldn't keep it to herself.

From Muck To Magic is a one-of-a-kind inspirational book. With heart, art and humor, it takes women on a poetic journey from the muck of self-doubt to the magic of self-love.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Max Byrd - The Sixth Conspirator (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 4:00pm

The assassination of Abraham Lincoln set off a hysterical burst of international conspiracy theories, with all eyes turning first to Canada—once a hotbed of Confederate plots—and then, as evidence mounted, to the Catholic Church and Rome. Now from bestselling author Max Byrd comes a long forgotten true story: a confidential mission to track down and capture any Europeans (and fugitive Confederates) who may have aided John Wilkes Booth.

Drawn from State Department archives and personal letters and diaries, The Sixth Conspirator recounts the dramatic journey of George H. Sharpe, General Ulysses S. Grant’s real-life spymaster, to three European capitals. Three people travel with him—calculating banker Daniel Keach, Sharpe’s Civil War protegé Quintus Oakes, and former Pinkerton agent Maggie Lawton. One step ahead of them is a mysterious Confederate courier, Sarah Slater, known during the war as “the Veiled Lady,” who may or may not have been Booth’s lover. Behind Sharpe’s team, breathing grimly over their shoulders, are Secretary of State William Seward, brutally mutilated by the knife of one of Booth’s henchmen, and the perversely vengeful, guilt-ridden Secretary of War Edwin Stanton. Along the way Byrd creates a panorama of wonderfully-realized characters, great and small, fictional and real. In deeply researched, fascinating historical detail, he carries us back to another reality—the far away mid-nineteenth century world from which our America slowly emerged.

Max Byrd is the author of bestselling historical novels about Ulysses Grant, Thomas Jefferson, and Andrew Jackson, and is the winner of the Shamus Award for his mystery novel California Thriller. Other widely reviewed novels include Shooting the Sun and The Paris Deadline. Byrd’s earlier novels, The Wall Street Journal says, “vaulted him into the first rank of American historical novelists.”

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$26.00
ISBN: 9781682618783
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Permuted Press - August 27th, 2019

Acclaimed historical novelist Max Byrd delivers a riveting account of America’s secret mission to track down the conspirators in Lincoln’s assassination. The Sixth Conspirator is both a fascinating spy story and irresistible love story.

“From its brilliant and devastating opening scene to its surprising and breakneck conclusion, The Six


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Left Coast Writers® Launch: William Goodson - KOBB (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 7:00pm

Six year old Jack has a birth defect. He doesn't know what it means. All he wants is to grow up and feel normal. Shrouded in secrecy, his parents relocate their family to drought-blighted, rural Nebraska. There Jack meets his grandfather, a mysterious man who only visits at night and never stays long. As Jack grows up, his one real friend is Millie, the granddaughter of a neighbor who only visits in the summer. Like all boys before him, Jack has to figure out the adult world, but this time the adults are as uncertain as he is. Their world is changing, and everyone is trying to figure out a way forward. Then on his sixteenth birthday, the past catches up with Jack's family, and he must make decisions that will set the course for the rest of his life.

An environmental narrative of ordinary people hoping to live normal lives without dystopian drama. KOBB offers a new way forward for the environmental debate that illustrates how explosions can distract us from the insidious but important changes that, unchecked, will alter life as we know it...and that we have more at risk than we realize.

William Goodson is an expert on how environmental chemicals affect human health. He does research on how common chemicals, including those in personal care products, affect the biology of breast tissue before it has become malignant.  He is also a spokesperson for the Halifax Project, an international group that concluded that testing one chemical at a time is inadequate--we need to test chemicals in mixtures that are like the mixtures to which we are all exposed every day. Dr Goodson has been a Professor at the University of California, a leader in medical and community organizations, author of over 100 scientific papers, and an invited speaker at multiple scientific meetings, both in the United States and internationally, including the American Association for Cancer Research, the Royal Society of Medicine, The Free University of Berlin, the US EPA, the Japanese EPA, and the Heinz Endowment. He wrote It’s Your Body...ASK,a patient education book about cancer. This is his second novel.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

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