Delacorte Press: The Explorers: The Door in the Alley by Adrienne Kress

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Upcoming Events

COMMUNITY EVENT: JACQUES PEPIN AT AMUSE BOUCHE WINERY

04/26/2017 - 4:00PM

Napa - Culinary legend, author, and artist extraordinaire Jacques Pepin will be joining Amuse Bouche Winery on April 26 between 4-6 pm at their downtown gallery and tasting room. Pepin’s visit celebrates the May 26 premiere of "Jacques Pepin: The Art of Craft," an episode of PBS’ American Masters series. For more information, please contact Susie Heller susie@simplefeast.com (707) 246-6650 or Amanda Burke mandy@amusebouchewine.com (707) 251-9300.

KIDS EVENT: STORYTIME

04/27/2017 - 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.

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

KIDS EVENT: ADRIENNE KRESS

05/02/2017 - 4:00PM

Petaluma - Featuring a mysterious society, a secretive past, and a pig in a teeny hat, The Explorers: The Door in the Alley is the first book in a new series for fans of The Name of This Book Is a Secret and The Mysterious Benedict Society.

KIDS EVENT: AMY YOUNG

05/03/2017 - 4:00PM

Petaluma - Hilariously cheeky yet also heartfelt, this picture book is about a little girl who desperately wants a beautiful unicorn as a pet but instead winds up with a less-than-desirable one instead.

KIDS EVENT: YOUNG ADULT AUTHORS ROUND TABLE

05/03/2017 - 7:00PM

Petaluma - Join us for lively conversation with four diverse authors of young adult literature! Brendan Reichs’ (Virals, Project Nemesis series) new book Nemesis is Orphan Black meets Lord of the Flies; Ally Condie (Matched trilogy) pens a heartwarming middle-grade story about friendship, grief, and finding yourself; Soman Chainani’s (The School for Good and Evil series) series welcomes the reader to a dazzling new world, where the only way to ace your fairy tale classes is to live through them...

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

05/03/2017 - 7:00PM

Named as a Pulitzer finalist for her new memoir exploring transgender identity, journalist Susan Faludi will appear at our Montgomery Village store on Wednesday, May 3 for a free event. Faludi hit the world full force in 1991 with her bestselling book Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women. Now a classic of feminism, revered with The Feminine Mystique and The Beauty Myth, Backlash continues to be timely, calling out the glass ceiling, the perceived dangers of women’s career...

COMMUNITY EVENT: FAMILY FUN SERIES - JUNIE B JONES

05/04/2017 - 6:30PM

Santa Rosa - With a jillion tips, tricks, and trip-ups, Junie B. shows us all how school can be scary, super-fun, and something to sing about!  Tickets & info: lutherburbankcenter.org

KIDS EVENT: ELEPHANT AND PIGGIE!

05/06/2017 - 2:00PM

Petaluma - Celebrate 10 years of Elephant and Piggie, the early reader series by New York Times-bestselling author/illustrator Mo Willems—complete with a visit by the stars themselves! Elephant and Piggie will sing, dance, and tell stories, and all are invited to join in.

COMMUNITY EVENT: AN EVENING WITH DAVID SEDARIS

05/07/2017 - 7:00PM

Santa Rosa - With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today. In addition to his own titles (Me Talk Pretty One Day, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, and others), Sedaris will discuss Larissa Macfarquar’s Strangers Drowning. Tickets & info: lutherburbankcenter.org

COMMUNITY EVENT: ETGAR KERET IN CONVERSATION WITH AYELET WALDMAN

05/07/2017 - 7:00PM

San Rafael - The bestselling Israeli writer and award-winning filmmaker is joined in conversation by the local New York Times-bestselling author Waldman for an exploration of how his work reflects and refracts the world we currently inhabit. Tickets & info: marinjcc.org

READINGS FROM PANTSUIT NATION

05/10/2017 - 7:00PM

Santa Rosa - Hundreds of Pantsuit Nation members have contributed their dynamic, diverse stories and photographs to form this extraordinary book. An indelible testament to the idea that change comes first from the heart—and that the surest way to move a heart is to tell a story—Pantsuit Nation is a portrait of a moment in history and a rallying cry for our time. Host Kimma Barry will emcee, inviting readers to share their contributions.  From Pantsuit Nation Founder Libby Chamberlain: “...

KIDS EVENT: GAIL CARSON LEVINE

05/10/2017 - 4:00PM

Petaluma - The well-loved children’s author’s latest is a fantasy that works as a stand-alone and also as a prequel to The Two Princesses of Bamarre, one of her most popular books.

COMMUNITY EVENT - BOOKS ON STAGE: BERNARD COOPER

05/11/2017 - 7:00PM

Cloverdale - Bernard Cooper is the recipient of the 1991 PEN/USA Ernest Hemingway Award, a 1995 O. Henry Prize, a 1999 Guggenheim grant, and a 2004 National Endowment of the Arts fellowship in literature. His work has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, including The Best American Essays series, Granta, Harper’s Magazine, The Paris Review, Story, and more. He has contributed to National Public Radio’s “This American Life” and for six years wrote monthly features as the art critic...

SARA BENDRICK

05/12/2017 - 7:00PM

Petaluma - The host of DIY Network’s I Hate My Yard! and Build It Like Bendrick dishes insider knowledge and discusses affordable, step-by-step DIY projects to help homeowners bring privacy, shade, dining areas, fire features, and manageable plantings into their yards, increasing enjoyment of outdoor spaces and the value of their home.

JILL SANTOPOLO

05/12/2017 - 7:00PM

Calistoga - After meeting as seniors at Columbia University, Lucy and Gabe decide they want their lives to mean something. When the novel’s protagonists meet again a year later, fate seems to indicate that they’ll find life’s meaning in each other. However, what follows is a 13-year journey of dreams, desires, jealousies, betrayals, and ultimately love as their choices keep them apart.

DONIA BIJAN

05/13/2017 - 7:00PM

Sebastopol - An award-winning chef known for blending cultures and cuisines, Bijan’s literary debut is set against the backdrop of Iran’s rich, turbulent history. A powerful story of food, family, and bittersweet homecoming, the vivid, layered story about an Iranian-American family running a cafe in Tehran—at once tender and elegant, funny and sad—weaves together the complexities of history, domesticity, and loyalty, transporting readers to another culture, time, and emotional landscape....

LAURA McBRIDE

05/13/2017 - 2:00PM

San Rafael - From the author of We Are Called to Rise comes a novel about the interconnected lives of four Las Vegas women who each experience a life-changing moment at a classic casino nightclub. Spanning six decades as Vegas grows from dusty gambling town into the melting pot metropolis it is today, 'Round Midnight mines the rich territory of motherhood and community and honors the power of individual acts to unite our increasingly multicultural society.

JAZZ IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD: NEW AMERICAN SONGBOOK PROJECT

05/13/2017 - 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. The New American Songbook Project features daring arrangements and re-constructions of jazz, pop, and folk standards made famous by vocalists such as Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles, Astrud Gilberto, Graham Nash, Mick Jagger, and Cat Stevens. The performers...

NICOLE SMARTT

05/13/2017 - 7:00PM

Santa Rosa - Local author and entrepreneur Smartt used her determination, drive, and commitment to move up the corporate ladder into a position as a leader and owner of Star Staffing, one of the fastest-growing companies in America. Her first book contains a wealth of practical advice for getting ahead in your own career and consistently bettering your professional self.

KIDS EVENT: KATE BEASLEY

05/16/2017 - 4:00PM

Petaluma - An endearing new classic, Beasley’s latest book spins together sparkling humor, sizzle-pop writing, and a main character with the sass and smarts of Ramona Quimby.

THUMBPRINT CELLARS SERIES: MICHELLE GABLE

05/16/2017 - 6:00PM

Healdsburg - Playful pairings of authors, books & bottles! These free events start with an author talk at Copperfield’s Healdsburg and end up two doors down at thumbprint cellars with a signed book and a glass of featured wine. From the New York Times-bestselling author of A Paris Apartment, The Book of Summer unravels the power and secrets of a Nantucket compound called the Cliff House. Inside the faded pages of the guest book live the spellbinding stories of its female inhabitants,...

WRITERS FORUM: ELIZABETH STARK

05/18/2017 - 6:30PM

Petaluma - For this installment of the Writers Forum series, author and writing teacher Stark will discuss the theme “Battling Demons and Chasing Whims: How to Build a Meaningful, Inspired Writing Practice.” Beginning and experienced writers welcome at this free event.

ANNETTE SLOWIK WHITE

05/19/2017 - 7:00PM

Petaluma - Petaluma author White, creator of the popular blog “Bucket List Journey” (and proprietor of the restaurant Sugo Trattoria in Petaluma), helps readers craft their own bucket list and gives them the tools and encouragement they need to live that list. Bucket List Adventures is not only a practical travel book – sharing detailed information on lodging, helpful resources, and more – but also an inspiration for people to step out of their comfort zones.

SWEET TWEETS: THE POETRY OF BIRDS

05/20/2017 - 7:00PM

Petaluma - Marin poet Terri Glass will be joined by local writers and bird-lovers who will be reading a variety of poetry and prose about our winged friends. Novato performance artist Claire Blotter, Sustainable San Rafael President William Carney, and poets William Keener and Brian Kirven will be in attendance.

CAFE SOCIETY: TIFFANIE DeBARTOLO

05/20/2017 - 7:00PM

Santa Rosa - This 15th-anniversary reissue introduces a new audience of dreamers to the classic love story. When Beatrice Jordan meets the unpredictable Jacob Grace, the two wild souls become instant allies, discovering an escape in each other's creativity and insecurities while running from secrets they cannot seem to shake—and a fate determined to send them careening toward tragedy.

COMMUNITY EVENT: FINDING HISTORY IN SONOMA COUNTY

05/21/2017 - 10:00AM

Santa Rosa - Discover and celebrate hidden treasures held in the many historical archives of Sonoma County. Info: sonomacounty.ca.gov/Historical-Records-Commission/Finding-History-Day

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

Clone of 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

COMMUNITY EVENT: MOSHIN SALON READING SERIES

05/22/2017 - 5:30PM

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. Info: Writingbetweenthevines.org and moshinvineyards.com/index.cfm  

REDWOOD WRITERS SPOTLIGHT ON FICTION: DALE BRANDON

05/23/2017 - 6:00PM

Santa Rosa - Written by a Santa Rosa author, this fast-paced thriller follows a woman who overhears a government official release priceless information to an unknown accomplice. When another man becomes embroiled in her predicament, the two become the targets of the world’s most dangerous assassin.

KIDS EVENT: STORYTIME

05/25/2017 - 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.

TOMMY CALDWELL

05/25/2017 - 7:00PM

Santa Rosa - In 2015, Caldwell and his partner, Santa Rosa native Kevin Jorgeson, summited what is widely regarded as the hardest rock climb in history—Yosemite’s nearly vertical 3,000-foot Dawn Wall. This 19-day feat of free climbing (scaling rock walls with no equipment besides safety gear) was the culmination of an entire lifetime of pushing himself to his limits as an athlete. An arresting story of focus, drive, motivation, endurance, and transformation, this engrossing memoir will...

JAZZ IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD: LEON JOYCE TRIO

05/26/2017 - 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. Dubbed "an antidote to power drummers” by the Mercury News, Leon Joyce Jr. has worked the drums for a wide variety of top artists including Ramsey Lewis, Nancy Wilson, Smokey Robinson, James Carter, Clark Terry, Larry Coryell, Patti LaBelle, and Mary Wilson, plus his...

KIDS EVENT: STORYTIME

05/30/2017 - 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.

SONOMA COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION FUNDRAISER EVENT WITH FREDRIK BACKMAN

06/10/2017 - 8:00PM

Help support Sonoma Counties Public Libraries and enjoy this special event with bestselling novelist Fredrik Backman. If you haven’t had the pleasure of being introduced to Backman and his cast of quirky but lovable characters, this is your chance. His novels include the New York Times bestselling A Man Called Ove, My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She's Sorry and Britt-Marie Was Here. In each, Backman delivers a humor and love of human nature that is specifically his and...

SPELLBOUND FOR BUSINESS: RECEPTION WITH DAVID KWONG

06/13/2017 - 5:30PM

San Rafael - The visionary magician and head magic consultant for the hit film Now You See Me demystifies the ancient art of illusion, demonstrating how his innovative philosophy for magic is transferrable to success in business. Prepare to be transfixed by his ideas and insights as he talks about how you can take advantage of the chasm between seeing and believing to impress, inspire, persuade, and motivate. Booksigning to follow talk.  Delicious appetizers and drinks courtesy of Taste...

WAKE-UP SANTA ROSA WITH DAVID KWONG

06/14/2017 - 7:00AM

Santa Rosa - The head magic consultant for the hit film Now You See Me demystifies the ancient art of illusion, demonstrating how his innovative philosophy for magic is transferrable to success in business. Learn how to take advantage of the chasm between seeing and believing to impress, inspire, persuade, and motivate.  Tickets: santarosametrochamber.com (options for breakfast & book)  

KIDS EVENT: STORYTIME

06/27/2017 - 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.

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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.

KIDS EVENT: STORYTIME

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.

COPPERFIELD'S BOOKS PRESENTS SONOMA COUNTY'S #nastywoman SERIES: ROXANE GAY

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...

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