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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  

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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

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.

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

05/26/2017 - 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.

COMMUNITY EVENT: JEAN HEGLAND AT THE CHARLES M. SCHULTZ MUSEUM

05/27/2017 - 2:00PM

Santa Rosa - Local author Jean Hegland (Into the Forest, Windfalls, The Life Within, and Still Time) is featured as part of the Bookshelf Author Series. 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. For more information, go to: https://schulzmuseum.org/learn/calendar-of-events/

PAPERBACK RELEASE PARTY: SHARI LAPENA

06/01/2017 - 7:00PM

Calistoga - Book clubbers, we have a special meeting for you this month! (All are welcome.) The Contis seem to have it all. But one night, when a terrible crime is committed, suspicion immediately focuses on them — and the truth is a much more complicated story. What follows is the nerve-racking unraveling of a family: a chilling tale of deception, duplicity, and unfaithfulness that will keep you breathless until the final shocking twist.

KIDS EVENT: STORYTIME

06/02/2017 - 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.

IN CONVERSATION: MATT CALLAHAN AND JOEL SELVIN

06/02/2017 - 7:00PM

Petaluma - As the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love floods the media, Callahan, an author, musician, and native San Franciscan, offers a critical re-examination of the interwoven political and musical happenings of ‘60s San Francisco. With meticulous, impassioned arguments, this substantive and provocative book invites us to look anew at a time that assumes a mythic role in the contemporary American zeitgeist. Callahan will be joined by San Francisco-based music critic and author Joel...

CAFE SOCIETY: ALEXANDRA TEAGUE

06/02/2017 - 7:00PM

Santa Rosa - Our Cafe Society series features contemporary women writers in a cafe-style setting. From an award-winning local poet comes an imaginative debut novel. Echoing novels like Karen Russell's Swamplandia! and Carol Rifka Brunt's Tell the Wolves I'm Home, this lighthearted coming-of-age story tells the tale of a teenage girl determined to become the first oceanographer of the Sea of Santiago, an apparently miraculous body of water that unexpectedly appears in a cow pasture in Arkansas.

BOLD MOVES

06/09/2017 - 7:30PM

Santa Rosa - Off the Page Readers Theater performs the works of 11 local writers, including Dana Gioia, Susan Bono, and others, that move boldly through both genre and tone. Tickets at the door: $10 student, $15 general

SONOMA COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION FUNDRAISER EVENT WITH FREDRIK BACKMAN

06/10/2017 - 8:00PM

Help support Sonoma County's 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. Backman's humor and love of human nature is evident in all of his books and has...

JAZZ IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD: MICHAEL O’NEILL & FRIENDS

06/10/2017 - 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. Musicians for the night include saxophonist Michael O'Neill, pianist Peter Horvath, bassist Jeff Chambers, and drummer Jason Lewis.

BOLD MOVES

06/10/2017 - 7:30PM

Santa Rosa - Off the Page Readers Theater performs the works of 11 local writers, including Dana Gioia, Susan Bono, and others, that move boldly through both genre and tone. Tickets at the door: $10 student, $15 general

PAPERBACK RELEASE PARTY: DELIA EPHRON

06/11/2017 - 3:00PM

Petaluma - Described as a “suspenseful, thoroughly delicious tale” (People Magazine), this electrifying novel about marriage and deceit is a powerful meditation on marriage, friendship, and the meaning of travel, delivered with the bestselling author’s inimitable psychological astuteness and uncanny understanding of the human heart. Set on the sun-drenched coast of the Ionian Sea, Siracusa unfolds with the pacing of a psychological thriller and delivers an unexpected final act that no one could...

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: BREAKFAST 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)  

BRAVE NEW WORLDS: NEAL STEPHENSON & NICOLE GALLAND

06/14/2017 - 7:00PM

Petaluma - Join us as we host emerging and established sci-fi, speculative fiction, horror, and fantasy authors. Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author Stephenson (Cryptonomicon, Snow Crash) teams up with Galland for a near-future thriller combining history, science, magic, intrigue, and adventure. Written with the complexity and innovation that characterize Stephenson’s work as well as the down-to-earth warmth and humor of Galland’s storytelling style, this is an exciting, vividly realized work...

MEET & GREET WITH LAURIE R. KING 

06/14/2017 - 12:00PM

Petaluma - Using a premise pulled from the headlines—the very real vulnerability of students and teachers and the power of a community to come together and prevail—the New York Times-bestselling author of the Mary Russell mysteries delivers a contemporary novel of psychological suspense. As various presenters at a local school career day prepare for a day in class, they are unaware that someone with a thirst for revenge is in their midst. But no one at the gathering anticipates the...

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)  

MEET & GREET WITH LAURIE R. KING 

06/14/2017 - 1:30PM

San Rafael - Using a premise pulled from the headlines—the very real vulnerability of students and teachers and the power of a community to come together and prevail—the New York Times-bestselling author of the Mary Russell mysteries delivers a contemporary novel of psychological suspense. As various presenters at a local school career day prepare for a day in class, they are unaware that someone with a thirst for revenge is in their midst. But no one at the gathering anticipates the...

WRITERS FORUM: SKYE BLAINE

06/15/2017 - 6:30PM

Petaluma - Memoir: Excavating Memories, Revealing Yourself to Yourself Learn about the craft and business of writing at Writers Forum. Forum Founder Marlene Cullen welcomes beginning and experienced writers welcome. This month, Blaine, an author and creative writing teacher at SRJC, discusses the process of writing a memoir. Info: thewritespot.us

KIDS EVENT: STORYTIME

06/16/2017 - 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.

GIRLS NIGHT OUT: JENNIFER RYAN & T.J. KLINE

06/16/2017 - 7:00PM

Novato - Join Copperfield’s for a Western-themed summer romance event! The two authors will present the latest installments in their bestselling Montana Men and Hidden Falls series, respectively.  Special treat for attendees: Ryan’s novella Montana Heat: Protected by Love will be on sale early for this event.

GABRIEL THOMPSON

06/17/2017 - 7:00PM

Sebastopol - Thompson returns to Copperfield’s to discuss his new anthology of oral stories about the hardships, bravery, solidarity, and creativity experienced by migrant farmworkers. Although national attention has historically been drawn to their plight, the tales of the more than 800,000 men, women, and children who work in our fields—one third of the nation’s agricultural work force—are rarely heard today, despite the persistence of wage theft, dangerous working conditions, and uncertain...

CATHRYN JAKOBSON RAMIN

06/17/2017 - 2:00PM

Calistoga - After spending years and a small fortune on a panoply of treatments that failed to manage her chronic back pain, investigative reporter Ramin exposed a problem much bigger than her own. Here, she shatters assumptions about various treatments, addressing evidence-based rehabilitation options and showing how to avoid therapeutic dead ends while saving money, time, and considerable anguish.

CAFE SOCIETY: KARMA BROWN

06/17/2017 - 7:00PM

Santa Rosa - Our Cafe Society series features contemporary women writers in a cafe-style setting. The bestselling author of Come Away With Me and The Choices You Make returns with a morally infused, emotionally riveting exploration of one woman's grief and guilt. As Meg blames herself for her role in an unexpected yet avoidable tragedy, she throws herself into helping the family, only to alienate herself from her own as painful secrets she's been trying to bury bubble dangerously close to the...

CARLYN MONTES De OCA

06/17/2017 - 2:00PM

San Rafael - A groundbreaking look at how pets enhance human well-being, this book (written by an acupuncturist, plant-based nutritional consultant, and animal advocate) weaves together an insightful tapestry of prescriptive advice with personal stories about her lively “six-pack” of dogs and cats as well as testimonials from other animal lovers, including bestselling author Jack Canfield. De Oca will be joined by volunteers from local rescue shelter Jessica’s Haven. This event is co-sponsored...

First Annual Lit-Art Crawl of Sebastopol

06/17/2017 - 1:00PM

Sebastopol - Lovers of literature and art are invited to hit the streets of downtown Sebastopol to enjoy readings and art exhibits offered by the pubs, cafes, coffee houses, tasting rooms, and bookstores. At Copperfield's: 1-2pm, West County writers and 3-4pm, poets from The History of Sonoma County poetry contest. Info: lit-art-crawl-sebastopol.com

COMMUNITY EVENT: MICHAEL KRASNY IN CONVERSATION WITH JANE SMILEY

06/18/2017 - 4:30PM

Sebastopol - KQED radio talk show host Michael Krasny will be joined by author Jane Smiley, who wrote the Pulitzer Prize winning A Thousand Acres and the much-acclaimed The Greenlanders, as well as many other novels, short stories, nonfiction books, and young adult novels. Her most recent book is Golden Age, the third in a trilogy that spans 100 years of a Midwestern family's history. For tickets and information, go to: www.seb.org/event/3554021-author-dinner-talk-jane-smiley 

CAFE SOCIETY: JANE GREEN

06/19/2017 - 7:00PM

Santa Rosa - Our Cafe Society series features contemporary women writers in a cafe-style setting. “All women will recognize something of themselves in one of the Sunshine sisters,” says New York Times-bestselling author Jojo Moyes. Warm, wise, and wonderfully vivid, the newest novel by the New York Times-bestselling author of Jemimah J and Falling is the story of a mother who calls her estranged daughters home to help her end her life.

THUMBPRINT CELLARS SERIES: DAVID BOLING

06/22/2017 - 6:00PM

Healdsburg - 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. In turn-of-the-century South Africa, 14-year-old Lettie and her family are Dutch Afrikaner settlers being held in a concentration camp during the early Boer War. Determined to dictate their own fate, Lettie and her family give each other strength and hope as they fight to survive increasingly dire conditions. A...

RENATE STENDHAL

06/23/2017 - 7:00PM

Sebastopol - After escaping from her family in Germany, Stendhal eked out a living as a cultural journalist in Europe’s most cultured city. From Paris’ famous opera house to its gossip-rich salons, this memoir follows as she walks the City of Lights’ nighttime streets dressed as a boy, befriending artists and writers, and celebrating youth at the end of the ‘70s, when women were fashionable and every woman—gay or straight—fell in love with women.

KIDS EVENT: STORYTIME

06/23/2017 - 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.

BARRY LANCET

06/23/2017 - 7:00PM

Calistoga - In the latest installment of New York Times-bestselling author Lancet’s edge-of-your-seat international thriller series featuring Japanese antiques art dealer-cum-P.I. Jim Brodie, a double-murder at the Kennedy Center forces Brodie into a dangerous game of espionage—putting him in the crosshairs of the Chinese, North Korean, and American governments.

COMMUNITY EVENT: STAR ACADEMY ANNUAL AUTHOR EVENT

06/24/2017 - 2:00PM

San Rafael - A group of enthusiastic young writers will share their own recently completed novels at Star Academy’s Annual Author Event hosted by Copperfield’s Books in downtown San Rafael. Fifty-nine students in grades 1-12 wrote and collaborated on 49 novels during the school year as part of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), a program that provides structure, community, and encouragement to help people find their voices, achieve creative goals, and build new worlds—on and off the...

JENNIFER SHANNON

06/24/2017 - 7:00PM

Santa Rosa - In this unique book, a local author and licensed psychotherapist offers a cognitive behavioral therapy-based approach to help readers stop anxious thoughts from taking over, using proven-effective CBT, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and mindfulness techniques (as well as fun illustrations). By following the exercises in this book, you’ll learn to identify your own anxious thoughts, question those thoughts, and uncover the core fears at play.

THE MARIN POETRY CENTER SUMMER TRAVELLING SHOW

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, Jeanne Wagner, and Dawn McGuire.

JUMPSTART WRITING MEETING

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

REDWOOD WRITERS SPOTLIGHT ON FICTION: JOHN GRAYSON HEIDE

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...

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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.

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...

TICKETED EVENT: RACHEL BALLINGER

06/30/2017 - 7:00PM

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 is a ...

JAZZ IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD: ILA CANTOR

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.

MYSTERY CAFE: JENNIFER KITSES

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.

KIDS EVENT: STORYTIME

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.

DINNERS TO DIE FOR: FIONA BARTON

07/23/2017 - 6:00PM

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 rocked the city...

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