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Upcoming Events

JUMPSTART WRITING MEETING

03/27/2017 - 6:30PM

Petaluma - Jumpstart writers meet at Copperfield’s Petaluma on the first four Mondays of each month, from 6:30-8:30pm, excluding August and December. Workshops are facilitated by Susan Bono and Marlene Cullen, alternating months. Creative prompts are used to inspire writing. Bring a notebook and a fast-moving pen. All writers are encouraged to come. ($15 per workshop) Find more information at: http://www.thewritespot.us/jumpstart.html

REDWOOD WRITERS SPOTLIGHT ON FICTION: D.A. RAMIREZ

03/28/2017 - 6:00PM

Santa Rosa - In Ramirez’s latest novel, a cancer researcher and college professor leads a team of WHO inspectors to Ukraine at the height of the Cold War to evaluate the effects of radiation exposure on workers, their families, and the surrounding communities. However, his loyalties are tested when he is unwittingly drawn into a dangerous mystery that could land the entire Soviet system in turmoil.

MONTGOMERY VILLA REDWOOD WRITERS SPOTLIGHT ON FICTION: D.A. RAMIREZ

03/28/2017 - 6:00PM

Santa Rosa - In Ramirez’s latest novel, a cancer researcher and college professor leads a team of WHO inspectors to Ukraine at the height of the Cold War to evaluate the effects of radiation exposure on workers, their families, and the surrounding communities. However, his loyalties are tested when he is unwittingly drawn into a dangerous mystery that could land the entire Soviet system in turmoil.

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REDWOOD WRITERS SPOTLIGHT ON FICTION: D.A. RAMIREZ


03/28/2017 - 6:00PM

Santa Rosa - In Ramirez’s latest novel, a cancer researcher and college professor leads a team of WHO inspectors to Ukraine at the height of the Cold War to evaluate the effects of radiation exposure on workers, their families, and the surrounding communities. However, his loyalties are tested when he is unwittingly drawn into a dangerous mystery that could land the entire Soviet system in turmoil.

NEIL GAIMAN

03/31/2017 - 8:00PM

Santa Rosa - One of the most celebrated, bestselling writers of our time will tell stories and read from his popular and critically acclaimed works, answer questions, and—in his own words—“amaze, befuddle, and generally delight. It will be fun and odd and not like any other evening with Neil Gaiman.” Tickets & info: lutherburbankcenter.org

JAZZ IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD: LAURIE ANTONIOLI

03/31/2017 - 6:00PM

San Rafael - Come enjoy the great American art form of jazz with some of the Bay Area’s finest musicians at your local bookstore. Bonus: Sign up for a JITN membership and receive 10% off any Copperfield’s purchases for the night. Jazz vocalist Laurie Antonioli will be accompanied by pianist Matt Clark, bassist John Shifflett, and drummer Jason Lewis. Known for her scat singing, Antonioli "organically transforms any song into a possibility-filled jazz vehicle," singing the music of Joni...

KIDS EVENT: JONATHAN STOKES

04/04/2017 - 4:00PM

Petaluma - Full of laugh-out-loud moments and nonstop action, Addison Cooke and the Treasure of the Incas is sure to strike gold with kid readers (especially fans of Indiana Jones or James Patterson's Treasure Hunters series).

PAPERBACK BOOK LAUNCH WITH CYNTHIA D’APRIX SWEENEY

04/04/2017 - 7:00PM

Santa Rosa - Join us for the paperback premiere of Sweeney’s debut novel, which was named a Best Book of 2016 by People, the Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, Refinery29, and NPR. Sweeney brings a remarkable cast of characters to life, illuminating money’s effect on familial relationships, as well as what happens to our ambitions over the course of time and the fraught yet unbreakable ties we share with those we love.

AUGUSTEN BURROUGHS

04/05/2017 - 7:00PM

Petaluma - The beloved #1 New York Times-bestselling author of Running with Scissors comes to Copperfield’s for the paperback edition of his newest memoir. Funny, sweet, alarming, and ultimately tender, Lust and Wonder is an intimate look at the driving forces in one man's life. With unique and singular observations and Burroughs’ unabashed way of detailing both the horrific and the humorous, Lust and Wonder is a hilariously frank memoir that will resonate with anyone who has loved and lost and...

THUMBPRINT CELLARS SERIES: JULIA CLAIBORNE JOHNSON

04/06/2017 - 6:00PM

Healdsburg - These free events start with an author talk at Copperfield’s Healdsburg and ends up two doors down at thumbprint cellars with a signed book and a glass of featured wine. Johnson returns to Copperfield’s for the paperback edition of her lighthearted debut about a boy with the wit of Noel Coward, the wardrobe of a 1930s movie star, and very little in common with his fellow fourth-graders. Combining the charming pluck of Eloise, the poignant psychological quirks of The Curious...

LLOYD KAHN

04/07/2017 - 7:00PM

Sebastopol - Tiny homes are huge! Get the lowdown on all the benefits of going small, including information from from some 75 builders about building and design. A global showcase, Small Homes features artistic, practical, and/or economical homes in the United States, Canada, England, Scotland, France, Germany, Spain, New Zealand, and Lithuania.

KIDS EVENT: AMY G BOOK LAUNCH

04/08/2017 - 7:00PM

Petaluma - Join us for food and fun as the San Francisco Giants’ in-game reporter Amy Gutierrez launches her new book! In the first of a new series of illustrated chapter books, Smarty Marty gets called to the plate to announce her brother’s Little League game—but not everyone is happy about a girl getting to call a ball game.

COMMUNITY EVENT: A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD

04/09/2017 - 11:00AM

Santa Rosa - A whimsical performance based on Arnold Lobel’s well-loved books. Tickets & info: lutherburbankcenter.org/education/school-shows/frog-toad

COMMUNITY EVENT: MOSHIN SALON READING SERIES

04/10/2017 - 5:30PM

Healdsburg - Join us at Moshin to welcome our 2017 writers-in-residence and enjoy an intimate evening of wine, nibbles, and stories from our current Writing Between the Vines residents and alumni of the program. The Moshin Salon Reading series will feature three readers at each event; this night’s guests are Grace Hwang Lynch, Jacqueline Doyle, and Monica Nolan. More info: writingbetweenthevines.org

KIDS EVENT: TOM ANGLEBERGER

04/11/2017 - 4:00PM

Petaluma - Meet and greet with the New York Times-bestselling author of the Origami Yoda series. Expect more zaniness, more chaos, more Rocket doodles, more "I am Groots", and tons of Veronica, the totally awesome butt-kicking tape dispenser!  

JACQUELINE WINSPEAR

04/13/2017 - 7:00PM

Petaluma - One of Copperfield’s favorite mystery writers heads to Petaluma for the latest in her popular mystery series. As Britain becomes engulfed in a second World War, the indomitable Maisie Dobbs is plunged into a treacherous battle of her own. Britain is approaching its gravest hour, and Maisie could be nearing a crossroads of her own as she investigates the murder of a Belgian refugee.

KIDS COMMUNITY EVENT: TODD PARR

04/13/2017 - 4:00PM

Children's author and illustrator Todd Parr is coming to the Healdsburg Library to read, draw, and answer questions. All are welcome! Come hear a story and learn a thing or two about drawing. Great for families with children ages 5-8. For more information, go to: sonomacounty.libcal.com/event/3100678

JOYCE CAROL OATES

04/15/2017 - 7:00PM

Santa Rosa - In this striking, enormously affecting novel, the New York Times-bestselling author of We Were the Mulvaneys, Blonde, The Accursed, and The Falls tells the story of an ardent Evangelical who envisions himself as acting out God's will when he assassinates an abortion provider in a small Ohio town. In a moving, insightful portrait of two very different yet intimately linked American families, Oates fully inhabits the perspectives of two interwoven families whose destinies are defined...

JAZZ IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD: MICHAEL ARAGON QUARTET

04/15/2017 - 6:00PM

Novato - Come enjoy the great American art form of jazz with some of the Bay Area’s finest musicians at your local bookstore. Bonus: Sign up for a JITN membership and receive 10% off any Copperfield’s purchases for the night. Mixing jazz, Latin, Brazilian, and blues, the Michael Aragon Quartet has been together for the past 10 years. The band features Rob Roth on sax, Pierre Archain on bass, KC Filson on piano, and Michael Aragon on drums.

KIDS EVENT: DASHKA SLATER

04/18/2017 - 4:00PM

Petaluma - Escargot is a beautiful French snail who wants only to get to the delicious salad at the end of the book. But when he gets to the salad, he discovers that there's a carrot in it… Oh no! A charming, funny, interactive picture book that is ideal for picky eaters and animal lovers alike.

ANNABELLE GURWITCH

04/20/2017 - 7:00PM

Petaluma - Written with incredible detail, poignant family moments, laugh-out-loud comedy, and social commentary, the actress and author (I See You Made an Effort; You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up; Fired!) delivers a provocative treatise on the importance and insanity of family. After gaining a loyal comedic following on TBS’s Dinner and a Movie, Gurwitch has written essays and satire that have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Nation, Harpers Bazaar, More, Glamour, Marie Claire...

DINNERS TO DIE FOR: ANN CLEEVES

04/21/2017 - 6:00PM

No one embodies the British mystery writer more than Ann Cleeves, who in October claimed The Crime Writers' Association Diamond Dagger, the highest honor in British crime writing. She is all things British: clever, smart, and witty, and wonderful with her fans. We’re planning on hosting her at the Spinster Sisters in Santa Rosa for an exclusive dinner limited to 65 people. We’ll be shutting down the restaurant for a Friday night, April 21 for the occasion. To salivate over the menu, click here...

COMMUNITY EVENT: STEPHAN PASTIS

04/21/2017 - 7:30PM

Santa Rosa - Local cartoonist and author Stephan Pastis, creator of the comic strip Pearls Before Swine, celebrates the release of the newest Pearls treasury. Reservations & info: schulzmuseum.org

DEBORAH KENNEDY

04/22/2017 - 7:00PM

Novato - Focusing on the ecological themes of our time, Kennedy’s captivating poetry and illustrations bring to life the profound bond between ourselves and the natural world, infusing art and science with insight and passion. Her powerful poetry and earth-toned ink illustrations invite us to listen to the earth—to appreciate nature’s grace, complexity, and vigor—as we move toward pathways for healing ourselves and the earth.

JULIANNE SKAI ARBOR

04/22/2017 - 7:00PM

Santa Rosa - Shot in thirteen countries spread over four continents, TreeGirl photographs herself and others in sensual connection with the trees of the world. Weaving fine art photography, natural history, and personal essays about conservation and the ecopsychology of the human-tree relationship, this stunning coffee table book is an invitation to cultivate our own intimate relationship with nature as a refuge from the madness of modern civilization.

WOMEN WRITERS TALK ENVIRONMENT AT EARTH DAY 2017

04/22/2017 - 12:00PM

Santa Rosa - Join Copperfield’s and a cast of fabulous writers for the Eighth Annual Earth Day Festival in downtown Santa Rosa. This fun, free, and family-friendly event inspires awareness and builds community through environmental protection. The Copperfield’s booth will have a mini stage featuring writers Becca Lawton, Lilian Howan, Farnaz Fatemi, Deborah Kennedy, and others, who will read, discuss, and sign books.    

BETH MOON

04/22/2017 - 7:00PM

San Rafael - Staking out some of the world’s last dark places, photographer Moon pairs cosmic portraits with some of the world’s oldest trees, using a digital camera to reveal constellations, nebulae, and the Milky Way in rich hues that are often too faint to be seen by the naked eye. As in her acclaimed first volume, Ancient Trees: Portraits of Time, these magnificent images include great arboreal specimens such as the baobabs of Africa and the redwoods of California.

LAURA ALICE WATT

04/23/2017 - 2:00PM

San Rafael - Point Reyes National Seashore has a long history as a working landscape, with dairy and beef ranching, fishing, and oyster farming. However, it has also been managed as a National Seashore since 1962. In this fascinating and deeply researched book, local professor Watt examines how NPS management policies and compromises between land use and land protection attempt—and sometimes fail—to reflect the needs and values of local residents.

THE PRESS DEMOCRAT PANEL DISCUSSION: WHAT IS REAL NEWS?

04/23/2017 - 2:00PM

Sebastopol - The Press Democrat hosts local journalists in conversation at Copperfield’s. Featuring Executive Editor Cathy Barnett and Editorial Director Paul Gullixson, the panel will discuss the topic that everyone’s talking about: “fake news.”  

STAR WARS TRIVIA AND COSTUME CONTEST WITH COLE HORTON

04/23/2017 - 2:00PM

Petaluma - Join us for our annual Star Wars bonanza in Petaluma featuring trivia, treats, costumes, and prizes! With a galaxy of information on every page, DK’s latest Star Wars book is the perfect illustrated guide to everything Star Wars.

JUMPSTART WRITING MEETING

04/24/2017 - 6:30PM

Petaluma - Jumpstart writers meet at Copperfield’s Petaluma on the first four Mondays of each month, from 6:30-8:30pm, excluding August and December. Workshops are facilitated by Susan Bono and Marlene Cullen, alternating months. Creative prompts are used to inspire writing. Bring a notebook and a fast-moving pen. All writers are encouraged to come. ($15 per workshop) Find more information at: http://www.thewritespot.us/jumpstart.html

REDWOOD WRITERS SPOTLIGHT ON FICTION: CRISSI LANGWELL

04/25/2017 - 6:00PM

Santa Rosa - The series provides a great opportunity to meet local authors and ask questions about their books. When two mothers experience the earth-shattering impact of separate tragedies, both 35-year-old Jill and 16-year-old Maddie fall victim to their personal circumstance, succumbing to a life neither of them plans for herself. But a brief encounter between the two of them forces the path of their lives to change course, offering hope in times of despair.

JAZZ IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD: THE ACTUAL TRIO

04/28/2017 - 6:00PM

San Rafael - Come enjoy the great American art form of jazz with some of the Bay Area’s finest musicians at your local bookstore. Bonus: Sign up for a JITN membership and receive 10% off any Copperfield’s purchases for the night. Jazz Times has called John Schott’s Actual Trio “one of the Bay Area’s most brilliant diamonds.” Led by John Schott on guitar, the trio is rounded out by Dan Seamans on acoustic bass and John Hanes on drums.

INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE DAY

04/29/2017 - 10:00AM

Independent bookstores are not just stores. They are community centers and local anchors run by passionate readers. They are entire universes of ideas that contain the possibility of real serendipity. They are lively performance spaces and quiet places where aimless perusal is a day well spent. Independent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April. In addition to exclusive books and literary items only...

BAVARIAN ADVENTURE WITH JENNA BLUM

04/30/2017 - 7:00AM

Join Adventures By the Book for an incredible one-of-a-kind adventure through Bavaria with internationally bestselling author Jenna Blum, who will lead you through the history of the land that inspired her New York Times bestseller Those Who Save Us. To inquire further about this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity or book now, please contact Adventures by the Book by phone at (619) 300-2532 or email susan@adventuresbythebook.com or kenna@adventuresbythebook.com

COPPERFIELD'S BOOKS PRESENTS SONOMA COUNTY'S #nastywoman SERIES: SUSAN FALUDI

05/03/2017 - 7:00PM

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author of Backlash, comes the story of her rediscovery of her transgender father and the meaning of identity. Susan Faludi hit the world full force with her bestselling book Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women. A feminist classic, Backlash continues to be timely, calling out the glass ceiling, the perceived dangers of women’s career ambitions, and the attack on reproductive rights. Faludi pushes the boundaries...

JUMPSTART WRITING MEETING

05/22/2017 - 6:30PM

Petaluma - Jumpstart writers meet at Copperfield’s Petaluma on the first four Mondays of each month, from 6:30-8:30pm, excluding August and December. Workshops are facilitated by Susan Bono and Marlene Cullen, alternating months. Creative prompts are used to inspire writing. Bring a notebook and a fast-moving pen. All writers are encouraged to come. ($15 per workshop) Find more information at: http://www.thewritespot.us/jumpstart.html

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05/22/2017 - 6:30PM

Petaluma - Jumpstart writers meet at Copperfield’s Petaluma on the first four Mondays of each month, from 6:30-8:30pm, excluding August and December. Workshops are facilitated by Susan Bono and Marlene Cullen, alternating months. Creative prompts are used to inspire writing. Bring a notebook and a fast-moving pen. All writers are encouraged to come. ($15 per workshop) Find more information at: http://www.thewritespot.us/jumpstart.html

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