Sausalito Events

Joe Esposito - Dinner in Camelot (Sausalito Store)

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 6:00pm

Dinner in Camelot captures one truly remarkable April evening in 1962.

In April 1962, President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy hosted forty-nine Nobel Prize winners -- along with many other prominent scientists, artists, and writers - -at a famed White House dinner. Among the guests were J. Robert Oppenheimer, who was officially welcomed back to Washington after a stint in the political wilderness; Linus Pauling, who had picketed the White House that very afternoon; William and Rose Styron, who began a fifty-year friendship with the Kennedy family that night; James Baldwin, who would later discuss civil rights with Attorney General Robert Kennedy; Mary Welsh Hemingway, Ernest Hemingway's widow, who sat next to the president and grilled him on Cuba policy; John Glenn, who had recently orbited the earth aboard Friendship 7; historian Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., who argued with Ava Pauling at dinner; and many others. Actor Frederic March gave a public recitation after the meal, including some unpublished work of Hemingway's that later became part of Islands in the Stream.

Held at the height of the Cold War, the dinner symbolizes a time when intellectuals were esteemed, divergent viewpoints could be respectfully discussed at the highest level, and the great minds of an age might all dine together in the rarefied glamour of "the people's house."

Joe Esposito has had a long career in the fields of public service, education, communications, and nonprofit work. He served in three presidential administrations, most recently as deputy undersecretary for international affairs at the U.S. Department of Education. He is currently an adjunct professor at Northern Virginia Community College.

 

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Published: Foreedge - March 1st, 2018

In April 1962, President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy hosted forty-nine Nobel Prize winners--along with many other prominent scientists, artists, and writers--at a famed White House dinner. Among the guests were J.


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Donna Emerson, Kate Peper, & Cathryn Shea - National Poetry Month Celebration (Sausalito Store)

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 4:00pm

The Place of Our Meeting is the first full-length poetry collection from Donna Emerson. This poetry collection by an expert story teller captures ordinary or unexpected encounters between people, between human beings and animals. between generations, especially mothers and daughters, places where frenzy meets solitude, health meets illness, where rural landscapes meet modern California and New York, where modern love meets modern death.

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Dipped in Black Water by Kate Peper is a book full of wisdom, compassion, and vitality. An exciting new voice in poetry, Peper's latest book is full of wisdom, compassion, and vitality.

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It’s Raining Lullabies is the second chapbook from poet Cathryn Shea. Shea's poetry has appeared in Poet Lore, Quiddity, Gargoyle, Tar River Review, Tinderbox, Permafrost, Rust + Moth, and other journals.

 

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ISBN: 9781635343847
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Published: Finishing Line Press - January 19th, 2018

This poetry collection by an expert story teller captures ordinary or unexpected encounters between people, between human beings and animals. between generations, especially mothers and daughters, places where frenzy meets solitude, health meets illness, where rural landscapes meet modern California and New York, where modern love meets modern death.


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Published: Finishing Line Press - May 19th, 2017

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T.J. English - The Corporation (Sausalito Store)

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 6:00pm

A fascinating, cinematic, multigenerational history of the Cuban mob in the U.S. from "America's top chronicler of organized crime"* and New York Times bestselling author of Havana Nocturne.

By the mid 1980s, the criminal underworld in the United States had become an ethnic polyglot; one of the most powerful illicit organizations was none other than the Cuban mob. Known on both sides of the law as "the Corporation," the Cuban mob's power stemmed from a criminal culture embedded in south Florida's exile community--those who had been chased from the island by Castro's revolution and planned to overthrow the Marxist dictator and reclaim their nation.

An epic story of gangsters, drugs, violence, sex, and murder rooted in the streets, The Corporation reveals how an entire generation of political exiles, refugees, racketeers, corrupt cops, hitmen, and their wives and girlfriends became caught up in an American saga of desperation and empire building. T. J. English interweaves the voices of insiders speaking openly for the first time with a trove of investigative material he has gathered over many decades to tell the story of this successful criminal enterprise, setting it against the larger backdrop of revolution, exile, and ethnicity that makes it one of the great American gangster stories that has been overlooked -- until now.

Drawing on the detailed reporting and impressive volume of evidence that drive his bestselling works, English offers a riveting, in-depth look at this powerful and sordid crime organization and its hold in the U.S.

 

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Published: William Morrow & Company - March 20th, 2018

"A mob saga that has it all--brotherhood and betrayal, swaggering power and glittering success, and a Godfather whose reach seems utterly unrivaled. What a relentless, irresistible read."

-- Don Winslow, New York Times bestselling author of The Force


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Kristin Kaye - Tree Dreams (Sausalito Store)

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 6:00pm

When seventeen-year-old Jade Reynolds witnesses a violent clash between a protesting tree sitter and a local logger, she runs as far as she can from the battles that plague her home and from the mysteries of the redwood forest. But the ancient redwoods are embedded in her psyche -- she feels their call even in the dark and forgotten back alleys of Portland, Oregon where she's hiding out. She soon becomes entangled with a lovable misfit and a band of radical slackers, environmentalists, and anarchists, and finds herself living 100 feet high in the canopy of a redwood grove, trying to decide whose side she's on: the logging community she's known her entire life or the environmentalists who are risking their lives for the future of the forest.

To find a way beyond the division between Us and Them, Jade turns to the ancient trees themselves -- and the thread-thin web that connects us all. Tree Dreams is an eco-literary, coming of age novel from Kristin Kaye relevant for teenagers and adults alike, for this rite of passage asks the same of us all -- whatever our age or life stage, we each must discover our one true voice, and learn how to offer it to the world.

 

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Published: Sparkpress - April 10th, 2018

When seventeen-year-old Jade Reynolds witnesses a violent clash between a protesting tree sitter and a local logger, she runs as far as she can from the battles that plague her home and from the mysteries of the redwood forest. But the ancient redwoods are embedded in her psyche--she feels their call even in the dark and forgotten back alleys of Portland, Oregon where she's hiding out.


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Special Event - Independent Bookstore Day (All Three Stores)

Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 9:00am to 9:00pm

 

The time has once again arrived to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day! All three of our stores will be marking the occasion with a day of special activities. We’ll also have limited edition IBD merchandise for sale (items and availability varies by store)!

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CORTE MADERA

Beauty & the Beast Storytime
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Bring your little ones and come dressed in your fairy tale finest for this special storytime where we’ll read Beauty & the Beast, make arts and crafts, and even be visited by Belle and Gaston!

Vote on Our Hall of Fame Book Display!
We’re turning one of our display tables into a collection of your favorite books for Independent Bookstore Day! To participate, email Zack Ruskin (zruskin@bookpassage.com) with your nominated titles and a sentence about why each should be included,. Come by April 28 to see what the people have chosen!

We'll also be hosting events throughout the day:

1:00 p.m - Carol Rosenberger

4:00 p.m. - Carla Gambescia

7:00 p.m. - Liza Gershman

7:00 p.m. - Elizabeth Partridge

8:00 p.m. - Secretary Madeleine Albright (at Dominican University of California)

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SAN FRANCISCO

We love celebrating Independent Bookstore Day in the Ferry Building, and hosting local authors with their books. Additionally, here’s your chance to get limited-release merchandise created just for Indie Day! Join us for “Meet and Greet” events with these authors for their books:

10:00 a.m.
Judd Winick, author of the middle-grade Hilo series

11:00 a.m.
Alexandra Boiger, author of the picture books Max and Marla, Max and Marla are Having a Picnic, She Persisted (illustrator), and She Persisted Around the World (illustrator)

1:00 p.m.
Nate Pollak & Heidi Gibson, founders and chefs at American Grilled Cheese Kitchen. They’ll bring small tastes from their cookbooks, Grilled Cheese Kitchen: Bread + Cheese + Everything in Between and Muffins & Biscuits: 50 Recipes to Start Your Day with a Smile.

2:00 p.m.
Lou Bustamante, author of The Complete Cocktail Manual. He will be serving samples from his book!

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SAUSALITO

Come meet local Sausalito authors and raise a toast to our one year anniversary and to Independent Bookstore Day. We’ll also be offering limited edition IBD merchandise for sale.

Our festivities on the waterfront will occur from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m and features:

  • Janet Chapman
  • Mike Denney
  • Jane Kriss
  • Rachel Lehmann-Haupt
  • Kimberley Lovato
  • Ciji Ware
  • Wilfred Welch

 

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Jon Michael Varese - Spirit Photographer (Sausalito Store)

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 6:00pm

 

In Conversation with Jim Mayer

Boston, 1870. Photographer Edward Moody runs a booming business capturing the images of the spirits of the departed in his portraits. He lures grieving widows and mourning mothers into his studio with promises of catching the ghosts of their deceased loved ones with his camera. Despite the whispers around town that Moody is a fraud of the basest kind, no one has been able to expose him, and word of his gift has spread, earning him money, fame, and a growing list of illustrious clients.

One day, while developing the negative from a sitting to capture the spirit of the young son of an abolitionist senator, Moody is shocked to see a different spectral figure develop before his eyes. Instead of the staged image of the boy he was expecting, the camera has seemingly captured the spirit of a beautiful young woman. Is it possible that the spirit photographer caught a real ghost? When Moody recognizes the woman in the photograph as the daughter of an escaped slave he knew long ago, he is compelled to travel from Boston to the Louisiana bayous to resolve their unfinished business--and perhaps save his soul. But more than one person is out to stop him...

With dramatic twists and redolent of the mood of the Southern Gothic, The Spirit Photographer conjures the Reconstruction era South, replete with fugitive hunters, voodoo healers, and other dangers lurking in the swamp. Jon Michael Varese's deftly plotted first novel is an intense tale of death and betrayal that will thrill readers as they unravel the dreadful mystery behind the spirit in the photograph and what ultimately became of her.

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Jon Michael Varese is a graduate of Swarthmore College and the University of California at Santa Cruz, where he wrote his undergraduate and doctoral theses on the development of the British novel in the nineteenth century. He is currently the Director of Public Outreach for The Dickens Project, a multi-campus research consortium at the University of California, and has lectured and written widely on nineteenth-century literature for outlets including the Guardian Online, San Francisco Chronicle, Oxford University Press, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Spirit Photographer, a story that evolved from his work in nineteenth–century American history, is his first novel.

Jim Mayer has been a producer of documentaries and educational films since 1971.  His programs have addressed a wide variety of subjects including environmental issues, solar energy, community development financing, health, education, and the arts.  Some of these programs have appeared on Public Television, others are used in educational institutions, or are functional elements in training and public outreach activities.

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Published: Overlook Press - April 17th, 2018

Boston, 1870. Photographer Edward Moody runs a booming business capturing the images of the spirits of the departed in his portraits. He lures grieving widows and mourning mothers into his studio with promises of catching the ghosts of their deceased loved ones with his camera.


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D.W. Buffa - Necessity (Sausalito)

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 6:00pm

Joseph Antonelli faces the most controversial case of his brilliant legal career when he is tasked with the man who assassinated the President, but whose cunning defense strategy may put Antonelli’s own life in jeopardy. 

Necessity is the riveting new thriller from bestselling Edgar Award nominee D.W. Buffa in which criminal defense attorney Joseph Antonelli finds himself embroiled in the most controversial and explosive trial in American history, representing the man accused of murdering the President. When renowned lawyer Joseph Antonelli--the defense attorney who has never lost a case--takes on the most shocking and controversial case of his storied career, he has no idea of the depths of trouble he’s about to get into. A man has murdered the President of the United States, but has invoked the “Law of Necessity,” which states that a crime is justified if it serves the greater good and thus prevents a greater harm from occurring. As the nation watches the trial of the century, Antonelli must try a case with all eyes on him...and his own life on the line. Necessity will enthrall half of the country and infuriate the other half. Everyone, however, will want to read it.

D.W. Buffa was born in San Francisco and raised in the Bay Area. After graduation from Michigan State University, he studied under Leo Strauss, Joseph Cropsey and Hans J. Morgenthau at the University of Chicago where he earned both an M.A. and a Ph. D. in political science. He received his J.D. degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Buffa was a criminal defense attorney for 10 years and his seven Joseph Antonelli novels reflect that experience. The New York Times called The Defense 'an accomplished first novel' which 'leaves you wanting to go back to the beginning and read it over again.' The Judgment was nominated for the Edgar Award for best novel of the year. D.W. Buffa lives in Northern California.

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ISBN: 9781947993082
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Published: Polis Books - April 24th, 2018

The riveting new thriller from bestselling Edgar Award nominee D.W. Buffa It was a strange case, a great case, a case that, once it got to trial, might well change forever the history of the United States. Other presidents had been murdered, but no one who had killed a president had ever been brought to trial.


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Jennifer Bertman - The Alcatraz Escape (Sausalito Store)

Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 4:00pm

Children's Book Week Event!

A Book Scavenger Hunt for kids ages 8-12!

Pick-up a special Book Scavenger Hunt from any Book Passage store after April 23rd and bring it to the event in Sausaltio for a chance to win exclusive Book Scavenger prizes.

Meet Jennifer Chambliss Bertman -- author of The Book Scavenger series -- when she talks about her new book Book Scavenger: The Alcatraz Escape on Saturday, May 5 at 4pm at Book Passage Sausalito. Bring your completed Scavenger Hunt (or fill one out at the event) and you'll receive a special Book Scavenger prize that you can't buy in stores.

Bio
Jennifer Chambliss Bertman is the author of the New York Times bestselling Book Scavenger mysteries. Book Scavenger was a Bank Street College Best Book of the Year, an NCTE Notable Children’s Book, an Indie Next Kids’ Top Ten Pick, and has been nominated for 18 state awards. Jennifer has a BA in English from the University of California at Irvine and an MFA in Creative Writing from Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, California. She’s originally from the San Francisco Bay Area but now lives in Colorado with her family.

About the Book
Legendary literary game-maker Garrison Griswold is back in action—this time with “Unlock the Rock.” For his latest game, Griswold has partnered with the famous–and famously reclusive–mystery writer Errol Roy to plan an epic escape room challenge on Alcatraz Island. Emily and James are eager to participate, but the wave of fame they are riding from their recent book-hunting adventures makes them a target. Threatening notes, missing items, and an accident that might not have been an accident have the duo worried that someone is trying to get them out of the game at any cost. When Emily’s brother is caught red-handed and blamed for all the wrong doings, Emily is certain Matthew is being framed. With Matthew’s record on the line, Emily and James can’t afford to leave this mystery uncracked.

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Published: Henry Holt & Company - May 1st, 2018

Sleuthing duo Emily and James tackle their most challenging mystery yet set on the haunting Alcatraz Island in Book 3 of the New York Times bestselling Book Scavenger series


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Richelle Donigan & Rachel Neumann - Long Weekend (Sausalito Store)

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 6:00pm

Here is your guide and inspiration for a weekend retreat to inspire renewal. Whether you sneak away with some friends or just turn off your devices and hide the to-do list at home, Long Weekend is full of ideas to spend a creative, artistic, technology-free weekend filled with exercises and resources that will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Includes basic itineraries for how to shape the time in addition to rituals of renewal provided by experienced retreat leaders Richelle Donigan and Rachel Neumann. Beautiful photographs by lifestyle photographer Ericka McConnell will transport you, so that reading the book feels like a retreat in itself. Great for armchair travelers as well as those looking for help planning a weekend away.

Richelle Donigan has studied and taught yoga since 2003. Through her teaching and retreats, Richelle seeks to diversify the yoga community, create inclusive practice spaces, and facilitate healing and well-being for one and all. 

Rachel Neumann has led retreats for groups as varied as a creativity retreat, a grieving retreat, and women's mindfulness and business retreats. Her stories have appeared in the New York Times, AlterNet, The Village Voice, and other publications.

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Published: Parallax Press - April 10th, 2018

With simple mindfulness activities, healthy recipes, and suggested itineraries to recharge, build community, and inspire creativity, this beautiful photo book is full of ideas that will inspire anyone seeking relaxation and reconnection. A great gift for all the busy people in your life.... and yourself.


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Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz - Loaded (Sausalito Store)

Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 4:00pm

A provocative, timely, and deeply researched history of gun culture and how it reflects race and power in the United States

America loves guns. From Daniel Boone and Jesse James, to the NRA and Seal Team 6, gun culture has colored the lore, shaped the law, and protected the market that arms the nation. In Loaded, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz peels away the myths of gun culture to expose the true historical origins of the Second Amendment, revealing the racial undercurrents connecting the earliest Anglo settlers with contemporary gun proliferation, modern-day policing, and the consolidation of influence of armed white nationalists. From the enslavement of Blacks and the conquest of Native America, to the arsenal of institutions that constitute the "gun lobby," this book presents a people's history of the Second Amendment, as seen through the lens of those who have been most targeted by guns: people of color. Meticulously researched and thought-provoking throughout, this is essential reading for anyone interested in understanding the historical connections between racism and gun violence in the United States.

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz grew up in rural Oklahoma, the daughter of a tenant farmer and part-Indian mother. She is the author of many books, including Outlaw Woman, a memoir of the 1960s and her time in an armed underground group, and the acclaimed An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States. She lives in San Francisco.

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Published: City Lights Books - January 9th, 2018

"Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz's Loaded is like a blast of fresh air. She is no fan of guns or of our absurdly permissive laws surrounding them. But she does not merely take the liberal side of the familiar debate."--Adam Hochschild, The New York Review of Books


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