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Upcoming Events

MARIN POETRY CENTER SUMMER TRAVELING SHOW

08/20/2017 - 2:00PM

Petaluma - Bookend your summer with the return of the Marin Poetry Center Summer Traveling Show. Emcee Susan Gunther brings poets from all over the Bay Area read their own work and others’ aloud. Come hear Claudia Chapline, Carol Dorf, Mark Meierding, Vincent Storti, Julia Vose, and Terri Glass share their verse.

CHRIS HAFT

08/24/2017 - 7:00PM

Santa Rosa - Through the words of the Giants themselves, readers will meet the players, coaches, and management and share in their moments of greatness and defeat. MLB writer and Bay Area native Haft recounts stories from this decorated dynasty in a book Giants fans won’t want to be without!

KIDS EVENT: STORYTIME

08/25/2017 - 10:30AM

San Rafael - Join us every Friday for storytime! Come relax with a coffee from Taste Kitchen + Table while we share new arrivals and old favorites with your kids.

Dog Days of Summer Warehouse Sale

08/25/2017 - 9:00AM to 08/26/2017 - 5:00PM

50% OFF SALE BOOKS 20% OFF NEW BOOKS & GIFTS With Additional 10% Bonus Discount for Rewards Cards Holders!

JAZZ IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD: MARY FETTIG QUARTET

08/25/2017 - 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. Led by saxophonist Fettig, a multi-instrumentalist in both jazz and classical spheres, her quartet will include guitarist Chico Pinheiro, drummer Brian Rice, and bassist Scott Thompson. Mary Fettig is a performer, teacher, and clinician who has...

ERIC HOLT-GIMENEZ & CAITLIN HACHMYER

08/26/2017 - 7:00PM

Sebastopol - Edited by by Sebastopol natives Holt-Gimenez and Hachmyer, this volume explores the history of land theft, dispossession, and consolidation in the U.S. It features a wide range of activists and scholars who consider alternative ways toward a more equitable, sustainable, and sovereign agriculture system.

CARLYN MONTES De OCA

08/27/2017 - 2:00PM

Petaluma - Written by an acupuncturist, plant-based nutritional consultant, and animal advocate, this book weaves together an insightful tapestry of prescriptive advice with personal stories and testimonials from other animal lovers, including bestselling author Jack Canfield. The author will be joined by volunteers from local rescue shelter Lily’s Legacy. Well-behaved dogs welcome!

LOUISE PENNY

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...

SOLD OUT: LOUISE PENNY

09/01/2017 - 7:00PM

Santa Rosa - Please note, this event is sold out. 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...

COMMUNITY EVENT: BOOKSHELF AUTHOR SERIES PRESENTS JAY ASHER

09/02/2017 - 3:30AM

Santa Rosa - Asher is best known for his YA debut, Thirteen Reasons Why, which was released as a Netflix series last year (with many scenes shot in Sonoma County). He is also the author of The Future of Us and What Light. His books have been translated into over 30 foreign languages. Tickets are free with museum admission and available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the museum starting at 10am on the day of the event. Info: schulzmuseum.org/learn/calendar-of-events/

KIDS EVENT: ALEXANDRA BRACKEN & TAMARA IRELAND STONE

09/07/2017 - 3:30PM

Napa - Enjoy a meet and greet with this dynamic duo! Bracken’s latest follows a teenager from a powerful family who’s inhabited by a foul-mouthed demon (thanks to a fickle ancestor!). In Stone’s book, Click’d, the main character’s app goes viral in her middle school and she has to consider the ethical implications of the data she's collecting on her classmates.

KIDS EVENT: JUDY SCHACHNER

09/07/2017 - 4:00PM

Petaluma - Meet the New York Times-bestselling author of the Skippyjon Jones series! With the help of an understanding teacher, day-dreamer Sarabella comes up with a creative way to  show everyone who she really is. The thinking cap she makes is a wondrous concoction representing dreams, creativity, and individuality in all its forms.  

JAZZ IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD: RAY OBIEDO

09/08/2017 - 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. Contemporary jazz composer and guitarist Ray Obiedo is joined by pianist Peter Horvath, steel-pans-player Phil Hawkins, bassist Marc van Wageningen, and drummer Colin Douglas. The group plays a combination of contemporary jazz, Latin music, and Brazilian grooves.

ROBERT WRIGHT

09/08/2017 - 7:00PM

Sebastopol - In his new book, one of the nation's foremost public intellectuals seamlessly weaves a deep understanding of Buddhist philosophy with the latest insights into human nature, arguing that Buddha's teachings and modern understandings of human psychology ultimately reach the same conclusions. With four erudite and accessible bestsellers on science, history, and religion, Wright’s new book is a departure: a personal journey that ends by making the urgent case that we must practice...

THOMAS E. COCHRANE

09/09/2017 - 7:00PM

Santa Rosa - Written by a seasoned North Coast geologist, the book introduces the concept of geologic time and provides an 85-mile road log with suggestions for a self-guided geological tour from Bodega Bay at Sonoma County’s southern tip to the tiny hamlet of Elk in Mendocino County.

KIDS EVENT: JOYFUL NOISE WITH JON AGEE & GIO BENEDETTI

09/10/2017 - 2:00PM

Petaluma - Join us for a totally different kind of kids event! New York Times-bestselling author/illustrator Agee will illustrate, drawing some of his own stories on a projector as Gio Benedetti and local musicians from The Brothers Comatose play a live spontaneous soundtrack.

KIDS EVENT: JENNIFER A. NIELSEN

09/12/2017 - 4:00PM

Petaluma - Check out the second installment in a seven-book series begun by #1 New York Times bestseller Scott Westerfeld. In part two, the survivors have made it out of the jungle, but they may be sorry they ever left when they stumble upon a whole new ecosystem populated with entirely new threats.

IN CONVERSATION: PEG ALFORD PURSELL & STEFAN KIESBYE

09/13/2017 - 7:00AM

Santa Rosa - Local literary luminaries Kiesbye and Pursell discuss their books and the craft of writing. Kiesbye, a German novelist and poet, teaches Creative Writing at SSU, while Pursell, a writer, editor, and teacher, is the founder of WTAW Press and North Bay Writers Workshops. She also directs Why There Are Words, a national literary reading series.

COMMUNITY EVENT: BOOKS ON STAGE PRESENTS AMY STEWART

09/14/2017 - 7:00PM

Cloverdale - The Books on Stage series hosts local author Amy Stewart (Girl Waits with Gun, The Drunken Botanist) followed by a literary salon where you can enjoy a glass of wine and mingle with the writers. Suggested donation is $10. Info: cloverdaleperformingarts.com/books-on-stage

ROBIN SLOAN

09/15/2017 - 7:00PM

Petaluma - A software engineer is gifted a sourdough starter from her local bakers when they have to close shop, and a whole new world is opened up to her. In his much-anticipated new novel, Sloan does for the world of food what he did for the world of books in his debut Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore. Leavened by the same infectious intelligence, Sourdough takes on even more satisfying challenges, marking the triumphant return of a unique and beloved young writer.

COMMUNITY EVENT: 22ND ANNUAL PETALUMA POETRY WALK

09/17/2017 - 11:00AM

Petaluma - Enjoy a memorable stroll through historic Petaluma with scheduled hourly stops at various venues along the way to hear noted poets read their works. Info: petalumapoetrywalk.org

KIDS EVENT: ELIZABETH SINGER HUNT

09/19/2017 - 4:00PM

Petaluma - In the latest installments of the New York Times-bestselling Jack Stalwart series, Jack teams up with his older brother, Max, to solve new international mysteries in exotic foreign lands, using their special training as secret agents.

WRITERS FORUM: TERRI SLOAT

09/21/2017 - 6:30PM

Petaluma - The Evolution of a Story Sloat reveals the stages a novel goes through from beginning to end, using her work-in-progress as an example of how allowing a book to go through many different forms is helpful. Writers Forum founder Marlene Cullen welcomes all writers for this free event. Info: thewritespot.us

KIDS EVENT: JENNIFER MATHIEU

09/22/2017 - 4:00PM

Petaluma - Vivian Carter’s mom was a Riot Grrrl in the 1990s, but now she and Viv live a pretty quiet life in a small Texas town. When Viv witnesses a series of sexist incidents at her high school, however, she takes a page from her mom’s past and makes a feminist zine that she distributes anonymously to her classmates. Viv is just blowing off steam, but before she knows it, she’s started a revolution.

JOYCE MAYNARD

09/22/2017 - 7:00PM

Santa Rosa - New York Times-bestselling author and journalist Maynard (Labor Day, Under the Influence, To Die For) charts the course of a whirlwind romance cut short by cancer followed by her return to singleness on new terms in this heart-wrenching memoir. Ultimately life-affirming, The Best of Us reflects on coming to understand true love through the experience of great loss.

LAUREN MARKHAM

09/23/2017 - 7:00PM

Sebastopol - In this urgent chronicle of contemporary immigration, journalist Markham follows the 17-year-old Flores twins as they make their harrowing journey to the Bay Area, facing the triumphs and pitfalls of life as both immigrants and American teenagers. With intimate access and breathtaking range, Markham offers a coming-of-age tale that is also a nuanced portrait of Central America’s child exodus, an investigation of U.S. immigration policy, and an unforgettable testament to the migrant...

TERRY ALLEN KUPERS

09/24/2017 - 2:00PM

San Rafael - Kupers, an award-winning psychiatrist and one of the nation’s foremost experts on the mental health effects of solitary confinement, tells the powerful stories of the inmates he has interviewed while investigating prison conditions during the past forty years. Solitary is a must-read for anyone interested in understanding the true damage that solitary confinement inflicts on individuals living in isolation, as well as on our society as a whole.

JUMPSTART WRITING WORKSHOPS

09/25/2017 - 6:30PM

Mondays September 11, 18 & 25, 6:30-8:30pm Petaluma - Jumpstart writers meet at Copperfield’s in Petaluma for a two-hour workshop facilitated by Susan Bono or Marlene Cullen. Bring a notebook and pen. $15. Info: thewritespot.us/jumpstart.html

JUMPSTART WRITING WORKSHOPS

09/26/2017 - 11:00AM

Tuesdays September 12, 19, & 26, 11am-1pm Petaluma - Jumpstart writers meet at Copperfield’s in Petaluma for a two-hour workshop facilitated by Susan Bono or Marlene Cullen. Bring a notebook and pen. $15. Info: thewritespot.us/jumpstart.html

PETALUMA - EDUCATOR NIGHT Grades K-3

09/26/2017 - 6:00PM

Petaluma - Grades K-3 - Educators! Please join us for a book talk with Children’s Specialist Patty Norman featuring new books for your classrooms, as well as giveaways, additional discounts, and snacks.

PETALUMA - EDUCATOR NIGHT Grades 4-6

09/27/2017 - 6:00PM

Petaluma - Grades 4-6 - Educators! Please join us for a book talk with Children’s Specialist Patty Norman featuring new books for your classrooms, as well as giveaways, additional discounts, and snacks.

COMMUNITY EVENT: WHODUNNIT DINNER WITH CHARLAINE HARRIS

09/27/2017 - 6:00PM

Santa Rosa - The #1 New York Times bestseller (whose Sookie Stackhouse series inspired HBO’s True Blood) returns to her Aurora Teagarden mystery series with a fabulous new book featuring the small-town Southern librarian. At this special event you’ll receive the new book and a fabulous dinner accompanied by an author talk and book signing ($70). Tickets: eventbrite.com/e/whodunnit-dinner-with-charlaine-harris-tickets-36788584647

PETALUMA - EDUCATOR NIGHT Grades 7-12

09/28/2017 - 6:00PM

Petaluma - Grades 7-12 - Educators! Please join us for a book talk with Children’s Specialist Patty Norman featuring new books for your classrooms, as well as giveaways, additional discounts, and snacks.

BETSY CARTER

09/28/2017 - 7:00PM

Santa Rosa - Carter’s novel is a welcome addition to the pantheon of literature exploring the lives and fates of people forced from their homelands to the shores of America. It follows Egon Schneider, who flees Frankfurt, Germany as WWII approaches. Starting his life over in New York City is not easy, but he finds a community of fellow Jewish-Germans and some measure of solace in kind first-generation Irish-Americans, as well.

SAN RAFAEL - KIDS STORYTIME

09/29/2017 - 10:30AM

San Rafael - Join us every Friday for storytime! Come relax with a coffee from Taste Kitchen + Table while we share new arrivals and old favorites with your kids.

MICKEY HUFF

09/29/2017 - 7:00PM

Sebastopol - In honor of Banned Books Week, Copperfield’s is proud to host the director of Project Censored with the latest edition of Censored, which features the top features 25 most underreported stories of 2016-2017. The nation’s oldest news-monitoring group, Project Censored has, since 1976, educated students and the public about the importance of a truly free press for democratic self-government, exposing and opposing news censorship and promoting independent investigative journalism,...

JAZZ IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD: TBD QUARTET

09/29/2017 - 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. Representing “T” for trumpets are Mario Guarneri and Erik Jekabson; “B” for bass will be Lisa Mezzacappa; and “D” for drums is Jason Levis. Together they perform linear jazz created through implied harmonies and stretching of traditional forms.

COMMUNITY EVENT: DAV PILKEY’S EPIC EVENT

09/30/2017 - 10:30PM

Santa Rosa - Join us for an epic family event featuring a presentation and live drawing by the creator of the bestselling Captain Underpants and Dog Man series! Come create your own cartoons, take a selfie with Dog Man and Captain Underpants, and enjoy activities and giveaways at these two presentations. Info: schulzmuseum.org/learn/calendar-of-events

CALISTOGA - KIDS STORYTIME

09/30/2017 - 11:00AM

Calistoga - Join us every Saturday for storytime! Kick back with a book while we read to your little ones.

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