From Copperfield's Books
From Copperfield's Books
06/25/2017 - 2:00PM
San Rafael - The Marin Poetry Center Summer Traveling Show brings together poets from all over the Bay Area to read their own work and others’ aloud. Come hear local poets share their verse, be it humorous or poignant, dramatic or sublime, short, punchy, pithy, or informal. Event host Jennifer Nichols welcomes readers Susan Browne, Susan Cohen, Rebecca Foust, Roy Mash, and Jeanne Wagner.
06/26/2017 - 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
06/27/2017 - 6:00PM
Santa Rosa - This series provides a great opportunity to meet local authors and ask questions about their books. Facing his wife’s mounting pain and inevitable death, Guy Pickering wants to take control—but his noble intentions fall comically apart with unpredictable twists of fate. Filled with tender moments, comic twists, and animated personalities from unexpected sources, this novel is a poignant love story that touches on the right for self-determination while infusing the subject with...
06/29/2017 - 11:00AM
San Rafael - Join us in San Rafael every Tuesday and Thursday from 11:00-11:30am with our new Children's Specialist, Christy. Come relax with a coffee from Taste Cafe while we share new arrivals and old favorites with your kids.
06/29/2017 - 7:00PM
From the bestselling author of Bad Feminist comes a searingly honest memoir of food, weight, self-image, and learning how to feed your hunger while taking care of yourself. In her phenomenally popular essays and long-running Tumblr blog, Gay has written with intimacy and sensitivity about food and body, using her own emotional and psychological struggles as a means of exploring our shared anxieties over pleasure, consumption, appearance, and health. With the bracing candor, vulnerability...
06/29/2017 - 7:00PM
Santa Rosa - From the bestselling author of Bad Feminist comes a searingly honest memoir of food, weight, self-image, and learning how to feed your hunger while taking care of yourself. In her phenomenally popular essays and long-running Tumblr blog, Gay has written with intimacy and sensitivity about food and body, using her own emotional and psychological struggles as a means of exploring our shared anxieties over pleasure, consumption, appearance, and health. With the bracing candor,...
06/30/2017 - 7:00PM
Santa Rosa - Touring mystery authors discuss their latest nail-biters. Snacks are provided. In the vein of Richard Russo's suburbian classics, this gripping, gorgeous debut novel is told hour-by-hour over the course of a single day in which a husband and wife try to outrun the long-buried secrets that suddenly begin to surface. Searing and suspenseful, Small Hours is both a powerful story about how one misstep can derail a life and a moving portrait of a couple’s search for a new path forward.
06/30/2017 - 7:00PM
Petaluma - Known for using satire to pinpoint everyday truths and ironies about being a young adult in the modern world, Ballinger uses light-hearted anger to show that being heated, passionate, and expressive about the things we care for is important (and fun). Her book is a comical, quick-witted collection based on her hit YouTube series, "You Know What Pisses Me Off,” that features never-before-heard rants along with photographs and illustrations to help demonstrate. Please note, this...
06/30/2017 - 11:00AM
San Rafael - Join us in San Rafael every Friday from 11:00-11:30am with our Children's Specialist. Come relax with a coffee from Taste Cafe while we share new arrivals and old favorites with your kids.
06/30/2017 - 10:30AM
San Rafael - Join us in San Rafael every Friday at 10:30am with our Children's Specialist. Come relax with a coffee from Taste Cafe while we share new arrivals and old favorites with your kids.
06/30/2017 - 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. Accompanied by John Wiitala on upright bass, Hamir Atwal on drums, and emerging artist Spencer Handley on guitar, Ila Cantor performs original music featuring the charango, a 10-string Peruvian instrument traditionally used in Andean and folk music. Taste ...
07/01/2017 - 7:00PM
Sebastopol - Along with documentary filmmaker Matson, the Edward Clown family—the nearest living relatives to the Lakota war leader Crazy Horse—share their family tales and clarify inaccuracies. The sole administrators and spokesmen of the Crazy Horse estate, Floyd Clown, Doug War Eagle, and Don Red Thunder contribute a compelling addition to the body of knowledge about Crazy Horse and the complicated, often conflicting events of that time period in American History.
07/01/2017 - 7:00PM
Healdsburg - From the New York Times- (and internationally) bestselling author of The Little Paris Bookshop comes an extraordinary new novel about self-discovery, second chances, and finding true love. With all the buoyant charm that made The Little Paris Bookshop an instant hit, The Little French Bistro is a dazzling story of second chances and the transformative power of love and art to conquer all that life throws at us. A housewife of 41 years, Marianne is stuck in a...
07/07/2017 - 7:00PM
Sebastopol - A compelling fusion of Barbarian Days and the journals of Thomas Merton, this meditative memoir from the author of Saltwater Buddha follows Yogis’ trek from the Himalayas to Indonesia; to a Franciscan Friary in New York City; around the dusty streets of Jerusalem; and finally, to San Francisco’s Ocean Beach as he seeks Enlightenment.
07/11/2017 - 7:00PM
Santa Rosa - Redwood Writers and Copperfield’s Books present four Tuesday evenings of local author readings in July and August. William Haigwood - Davenport Marian Lindner - The Witch Lineage S.C. Alban - A Life Without Living Roger DeBeers - Murder is Forever Info: redwoodwriters.org.
07/13/2017 - 7:00PM
Cloverdale - Books on Stage is a great series of free readings and interviews with literary figures. Now in its second year at the beautiful Cloverdale Performing Arts Center, each Books on Stage event adds a twist to the traditional author reading by taking writers out of the bookstore and putting them on stage. New this year is a literary salon after the reading, where you can enjoy a glass of wine and mingle with the writers. Suggested donation is $10. Info: cloverdaleperformingarts.com/...
07/14/2017 - 6:00PM
San Rafael - Come enjoy the great American art form of jazz with some of the Bay Area’s finest musicians at our San Rafael bookstore. Bonus: Sign up for a JITN membership and receive 10% off any Copperfield’s purchases for the night. John Hoy will lead on guitar with keyboardist Richard Lieter and bassist Cliff Hugo. The trio will play a mix of light-hearted songs that aren’t normally thought of as jazz.
07/14/2017 - 7:00PM
Santa Rosa - Sonoma County native Kotitie, an author and former Editor-In-Chief of Romantic Homes and Victorian Homes, shows women how to create cozy getaways. In addition to a gallery of over 100 photos to use as inspiration, you'll find fun upcycling ideas to personalize your space. Get inspired, and get started on your very own tricked-out retreat!
07/14/2017 - 7:00PM
Petaluma - In Glass’s fifth book since her National Book Award-winning Three Junes, she gives us the story of an unusual bond between a world-famous writer and his assistant. A richly plotted novel of friendship and love, she considers artistic ambition, the perils of celebrity, and the power of an unexpected legacy.
07/17/2017 - 7:00PM
Healdsburg - From a fresh new voice comes a perceptive and searing debut about Apartheid South Africa, as told through the story of one unique family brought together by tragedy. Told through alternating perspectives, two narratives interweave to create a rich, complex tapestry of emotion and tension. Hum If You Don’t Know the Words is a beautifully rendered look at loss, racism, and the creation of family.
07/18/2017 - 7:00PM
Santa Rosa - Redwood Writers and Copperfield’s Books present four Tuesday evenings of local author readings in July and August. Info: redwoodwriters.org Jan Ogren - Choose Life: Poetry, Prose and Photography Dorothy Rice - The Reluctant Artist: Joe Rice 1918-2011 Kay Mehl Miller - Ring Around Reality John Freedom - Heal Yourself With Emotional Freedom Technique
07/19/2017 - 7:00PM
Santa Rosa - Our Cafe Society series features contemporary women writers in a cafe-style setting. A year after beautiful, charismatic Billie vanishes in Desolation Wilderness—leaving only a shattered cell phone and a solitary hiking boot—her teenage daughter, Olive, starts having strange visions of her mother, still alive. Brown’s nervy storytelling will keep you guessing until the very last page in this propulsive novel for fans of Big Little Lies.
07/20/2017 - 6:30PM
Petaluma - CPR For Writers: What To Do When Your Characters Are Dying On the Page Eric Elfman will share tips to prevent passive protagonists, jarring shifts in point of view, flat passages, and more. Writers Forum founder Marlene Cullen welcomes all writers. Join us for this free event. Info: thewritespot.us
07/21/2017 - 7:00PM
Novato - The chic, no-nonsense Parisian P.I. is back in the 17th installment of Black’s New York Times-bestselling mystery series. After an old acquaintance convinces Aimée to add a new case to her already full plate, she starts to think the woman is imagining things—until members of the woman’s elite counterterrorism squad begin dying in a series of strange, tragic accidents.
07/23/2017 - 6:00PM
Santa Rosa - The author of the stunning New York Times bestseller The Widow returns with a brand-new novel of twisting psychological suspense. As an old house is demolished in a gentrifying section of London, a workman discovers a tiny skeleton, buried for years. For journalist Kate Waters, it’s a story that deserves attention. She cobbles together a piece for her newspaper, but she’s at a loss for answers. As Kate investigates, she unearths connections to a crime that...
07/25/2017 - 7:00PM
Santa Rosa - Redwood Writers and Copperfield’s Books present four Tuesday evenings of local author readings in July and August. Info: redwoodwriters.org. Alex Moores - Living in Water Susanna Solomon - More Point Reyes Sheriff’s Calls Cathy Wild - Wild Ideas: Creativity from the Inside Out Jean Wong - Hurtling Jade and Other Tales of Personal Folly
07/26/2017 - 7:00PM
Healdsburg - Life having not turned out quite the way she planned, 30-year-old Ruth returns home to find that her father is losing his memory and is only erratically lucid. Her mother, meanwhile, is lucidly erratic. Told in captivating glimpses and drawn from a deep well of insight, humor, and unexpected tenderness, this debut from a wonderfully original new literary voice pilots through the loss, love, and absurdity of finding one’s footing in life.
07/27/2017 - 7:00PM
Petaluma - The #1 New York Times-bestselling author (and Glee star) returns for the final book in The Land of Stories series! Join us for an interactive event including a reading, audience Q&A, trivia, costume contest, and prizes. Tickets ($21.61 includes one pre-signed book, to be picked up at event) available at copperfieldsbooks.com or our Petaluma store. Attendees will receive a raffle ticket and be entered to win an exclusive VIP meet-and-greet. Five...
07/28/2017 - 7:00PM
Petaluma - Novelist and critic Lisa Locascio brings together short fiction and nonfiction from both major and emerging authors hailing from under-explored environs. A kaleidoscopic portrait of life in California, this fourth annual anthology is a vivid take from north to south, from the coast to the central valley, all the way to the high Sierra.
07/28/2017 - 6:00PM
San Rafael - Come enjoy the great American art form of jazz with some of the Bay Area’s finest musicians at our San Rafael bookstore. Bonus: Sign up for a JITN membership and receive 10% off any Copperfield’s purchases for the night. Pianist Ken Cook is accompanied by bassist Jeff Denson and drummer Alex Aspinal. Balancing the traditions of jazz, blues, and contemporary music, this trio paints sonic landscapes with structure, freedom, dialogue, and chance.
07/29/2017 - 7:00PM
Sebastopol - Many of the difficult people you encounter in daily life can be avoided—but what if they’re family? Maisel, a San Francisco author, life coach, and retired family therapist, tackles the problematic aspects of families, describing vital skills that will help you cope with these challenging relationships. The book also serves as a unique “field guide” to common types of dysfunctional families, including authoritarian, anxious, addicted families.
07/29/2017 - 2:00PM
San Rafael - This tale challenges notions of the West as a woman hellbent on revenge tracks her husband’s killer—his own brother—on horseback through modern-day Marin. Satisfying fans of Kent Haruf, Larry McMurtry, Molly Gloss, and Smith Henderson, this modern western establishes Marin author Stansel as a new voice in a grand tradition.
08/06/2017 - 2:00PM
San Rafael - A story about love and happiness in their many crooked configurations, this page-turner from Marin-based memoirist Harpham follows a one-of-a-kind family through twists of fate that require nearly unimaginable choices. Profoundly moving and subtly written, Happiness radiates in many directions: romantic love; motherhood; deep, abiding friendship; the passion a parent has for a child; gratitude for a beautiful, inscrutable world; and the many unlikely ways to build a family.
09/01/2017 - 7:00PM
Santa Rosa - Join one of the most beloved mystery writers of our time for this special event. In her latest utterly gripping book, #1 New York Times-bestselling author Louise Penny shatters the conventions of the crime novel to explore what Gandhi called the court of conscience—a court that supersedes all others. When a mysterious figure appears on the village green on a cold November day in Three Pines, Armand Gamache, now Chief Superintendent of the Sûreté du Québec, knows something is...