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From Copperfield's Books

Upcoming Events

BRIAN FIES

03/22/2019 - 7:00PM

Sebastopol - A Fire Story is an honest account of the 2017 October wildfires that left homes destroyed, families broken, and a community determined to rebuild. Author Brian Fies’ firsthand account of this tragic event is a sincere, unflinching depiction of his personal experiences, including losing his house and every possession he and his wife had that didn’t fit into the back of their car. In the days that followed, as the fires continued to burn through the area, Brian hastily pulled...

OFF THE PAGE & REDWOOD WRITERS

03/22/2019 - 7:30PM

Santa Rosa -We’re an obvious pairing, don’t you think? Redwood Writers held a short play contest, and the six winning plays will be performed by Off the Page Readers Theater. There will be laughter, tears, love, divorce, … AND maybe a death or two! March 22nd &23rd. Doors open at 7:00pm Tickets at the door: $15 general, $10 students (cash/check) Advance tickets @ redwoodwriters.org (a percentage of our proceeds goes to local firestorm survivors)

COMMUNITY EVENT: THE CALIFORNIA ARTISAN CHEESE FESTIVAL

03/23/2019 - 8:30AM to 03/24/2019 - 4:00PM

Santa Rosa - California’s premier cheese and wine event is back for its 12th year at its new location in the Sonoma County Fairgrounds. Join cheesemakers, vendors, authors, chefs, brewers, winemakers, and turophiles for cheese tasting, education, and celebration. Copperfield's Books will be at the event Sunday 11am-4pm! For tickets and information go to: https://www.artisancheesefestival.com

COMMUNITY EVENT: THE CALIFORNIA ARTISAN CHEESE FESTIVAL

03/23/2019 - 8:30AM to 03/24/2019 - 4:00PM

Santa Rosa - California’s premier cheese and wine event is back for its 13th year at its new location in the Sonoma County Fairgrounds. Join cheesemakers, vendors, authors, chefs, brewers, winemakers, and turophiles for cheese tasting, education, and celebration. Copperfield's Books will be at the event on Sunday 11am-4pm! For tickets and information go to: https://www.artisancheesefestival.com Ticket Page:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/13th-annual-california-artisan-cheese-festival-...

WONDER NOOK STORY TIME

03/23/2019 - 11:00AM

Novato -Wonder Nook Preschool is a Reggio-inspired program which emphasizes artistic expression, fosters creativity, and follows the interests of the children to develop a project-based curriculum. Story Time will be presented in both English and French!

OFF THE PAGE & REDWOOD WRITERS

03/23/2019 - 7:30PM

Santa Rosa -We’re an obvious pairing, don’t you think? Redwood Writers held a short play contest, and the six winning plays will be performed by Off the Page Readers Theater. There will be laughter, tears, love, divorce, … AND maybe a death or two! March 22nd &23rd. Doors open at 7:00pm Tickets at the door: $15 general, $10 students (cash/check) Advance tickets @ redwoodwriters.org (a percentage of our proceeds goes to local firestorm survivors)

TOM CLAVIN

03/29/2019 - 6:00PM

San Rafael- In July 1865, "Wild Bill" Hickok shot and killed Davis Tutt in Springfield, MO—the first quick-draw duel on the frontier. Thus began the reputation that made him a marked man to every gunslinger the Wild West. The legend of Wild Bill has only grown since his death in 1876, when cowardly Jack McCall famously put a bullet through the back of his head during a card game.Even before his death, Wild Bill became a legend, with fiction sometimes supplanting fact in the stories that...

WORDS OFF PAPER

03/31/2019 - 3:00PM

Novato -Join us for a local author panel hosted by Betsy Graziani Fasbinder. Authors presenting will be: Shira Marin, author of Shadows of a Broken Mystery; Michelle A. Carter, author of From Under the Russian Snow; Gail Entrekin, Poet and Author of Rearrangement of the Invisible; and Judy Crowe, Poet and Author of Flat Water: Nebraska Poems. Perhaps more to come!

CINDY DERBY

04/02/2019 - 4:00PM

Petaluma - There are nine steps to becoming an ant walker, and Amariyah, the expert ant walker, is here to show you how it’s done. This irreverent and quirky picture book follows a young girl as she goes through the process of walking ants, from polite introductions to tragic leash entanglements. In the end, this unique book shows that as long as you're doing what you're best at, you may find a like-minded friend to tag along. *Zero ants were harmed in the making of this book. **Oops, 7...

STEPHEN ROWLEY

04/05/2019 - 6:00PM

Healdsburg -After years of trying to make it as a writer in 1990s New York City, James Smale finally sells his novel to an editor at a major publishing house: none other than Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Jackie—or Mrs. Onassis, as she’s known in the office—has fallen in love with James’s candidly autobiographical novel, one that exposes his own dysfunctional family. But when the book’s forthcoming publication threatens to unravel already fragile relationships, both within his family and with his...

STEVEN ROWLEY

04/05/2019 - 6:00PM

Healdsburg -After years of trying to make it as a writer in 1990s New York City, James Smale finally sells his novel to an editor at a major publishing house: none other than Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Jackie—or Mrs. Onassis, as she’s known in the office—has fallen in love with James’s candidly autobiographical novel, one that exposes his own dysfunctional family. But when the book’s forthcoming publication threatens to unravel already fragile relationships, both within his family and with his...

ILLUSTRATOR: CHRIS VAN DUSEN

04/05/2019 - 4:00PM

Petaluma- Mr.Watson and Mrs.Watson live ordinary lives. Sometimes their lives feel a bit too ordinary. Sometimes they wish something different would happen. And one day it does, when someone unpredictable finds her way to their front door. In a delightful origin story for the star of the Mercy Watson series, a tiny piglet brings love (and chaos) to Deckawoo Drive — and the Watsons’ lives will never be the same.

ROZ CHAST & PATTY MARX

04/07/2019 - 3:00PM

Santa Rosa -The perfect Mother's Day gift: A collection of witty one-line advice New Yorker writer Patricia Marx heard from her mother, accompanied by full-color illustrations by New Yorker staff cartoonist Roz Chast. Every mother knows best, but Patty Marx's mother knows better. Patty has never been able to shake her mother's one-line witticisms from her brain, so she's collected them into a book, accompanied by full color illustrations by New Yorker staff cartoonist Roz Chast. These snappy...

LITERARY CAFÉ PRESENTS: RUTH REICHL IN CONVERSATION WITH SOLEIL HO

04/08/2019 - 7:30PM

SAN RAFAEL LITERARY CAFÉ PRESENTS: RUTH REICHL IN CONVERSATION WITH SOLEIL HO    Save Me the Plums: My Gourmet Memoir Trailblazing food writer and beloved restaurant critic Ruth Reichl took the risk (and the job) of a lifetime when she entered the glamorous, high-stakes world of magazine publishing. Now, for the first time, she chronicles her groundbreaking tenure as editor in chief of Gourmet, during which she spearheaded a revolution in the way we think about food. San Francisco...

NATIONAL UNICORN DAY

04/09/2019 - 4:00PM

Novato- Celebrate National Unicorn Day with Miss Margaret! You'll get to decorate your very own unicorn horn, and Miss Margaret will be hosting a story time as well. Get your sparkle on!

LISA SEE

04/10/2019 - 7:00PM

Sebastopol- New York Times-bestselling author, Lisa See writes about female friendship and family secrets in a story set against the shifting geopolitics on a small Korean island. This beautiful, thoughtful novel illuminates a world turned upside down, one where the women are in charge, engaging in dangerous physical work, and the men take care of the children. A classic Lisa See story -- one of women's friendships and the larger forces that shape them --The Island of Sea Women introduces...

ALICE KUIPERS

04/12/2019 - 4:00PM

Petaluma -Polly and her magic book, Spell, have all kinds of adventures together because whatever Polly writes in Spell comes true! But when Polly and Spell join forces to make the school fair super spectacular, they quickly discover that what you write and what you mean are not always the same. Filled with the familiar details of home and school, but with a sprinkling of magic, this book is just right for fans of Ivy + Bean, Judy Moody, and Dory Fantasmagory, as well for aspiring writers, who...

ALEXANDRIA BROWN

04/13/2019 - 6:00PM

Napa -Napa Valley is known for its wine and winemakers, but just beneath the fertile soil lies another, more complex version of its history. Uncover the story of Napa's first Chinatown--once home to nearly five hundred immigrants--that dwindled to fewer than seventeen residents before the last buildings were razed in the early twentieth century. Meet the small but determined group of African American farmers and barbers who called Napa home and the indomitable May Howard, a successful...

WONDER NOOK STORY TIME

04/13/2019 - 11:00AM

Novato -Wonder Nook Preschool is a Reggio-inspired program which emphasizes artistic expression, fosters creativity, and follows the interests of the children to develop a project-based curriculum. Story Time will be presented in both English and French!

SAN RAFAEL SIDEWALK SALE

04/13/2019 - 11:00AM

San Rafael- Join us in our San Rafael store for our annual sidewalk sale! Don't miss our buy two sale books, get one free promotion only at our San Rafael location on April 13th from 11am-5pm! This community event will feature sales at all the local shops around downtown San Rafael.

EDWARD ESPE BROWN

04/13/2019 - 3:00PM

Larkspur -From master baker, cook, and Zen priest, Edward Espe Brown, comes a collection of timeless essays on Zen, food, and life itself. Brown was one of the first Westerners to be ordained a priest by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, who had hoped that Zen might be transformed into a vibrant new form in the West. In The Most Important Point, Brown fulfills Suzuki’s wish with 60 essays that are distinctly American, yet preserve the roots of traditional Japanese Zen. Drawing from his time in the kitchen...

WRITERS FORUM PRESENTS: IRIS JAMAHL DUNKLE

04/18/2019 - 6:30PM

Petaluma -Poet and writer, Iris Jamahl Dunkle will talk about research, intensity, and the art of crossing genres. Over the past five years, Dunkle has been writing the first full-length biography on Charmian Kittredge London. In order to tell the story of a woman whose contributions had been all but forgotten, Dunkle travelled archives, like the Huntington Library, to do research primarily in documents, letters, diaries, and notes. While researching, she found herself wanting to write poetry...

ROB BREDOW

04/19/2019 - 6:00PM

San Rafael - Industrial Light & Magic Presents: Making Solo: A Star Wars Story, an eyewitness account of the film’s production from visual effects supervisor and co-producer Rob Bredow. The book gives readers an intimate glimpse into pre-production, production, and post-production, fully documenting how this film came to the big screen. Making Solo gives a chronological overview of how this multiple-Academy-Award-winning visual effects company created new worlds, aliens, droids, and...

JACQUELINE WINSPEAR

04/23/2019 - 7:00PM

Santa Rosa -Beloved heroine Maisie Dobbs, “one of the great fictional heroines” (Parade), investigates the mysterious murder of an American war correspondent in London during the Blitz in a page-turning tale of love and war, terror and survival. When Catherine Saxon, an American correspondent reporting on the war in Europe, is found murdered in her London digs, news of her death is concealed by British authorities. Serving as a linchpin between Scotland Yard and the Secret Service, Robert...

ADAM RUBIN

04/24/2019 - 4:00PM

Petaluma -From the creators of the New York Times’ bestseller Dragons Love Tacos comes a rollicking, rhyme-tastic, interactive high five competition--starring YOU! Discover the lost art of the high five and improve your slapping skills just in time for the annual high five contest! From hand-limbering stretches to lessons on five-ing with finesse, readers are guided through a series of interactive challenges, each goofier than the next. Acclaimed creative duo Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri...

LITERACYWORKS & COPPERFIELD’S BOOKS PRESENT: CHERRIE MORAGA

04/26/2019 - 7:00PM

Santa Rosa -Native Country of the Heart: A Memoir is, at its core, a mother-daughter story. The mother, Elvira, was hired out as a child, along with her siblings, by their own father to pick cotton in California’s Imperial Valley. The daughter, Cherríe Moraga, is a brilliant, pioneering, queer Latina feminist. The story of these two women, and of their people, is woven together in an intimate memoir of critical reflection and deep personal revelation. Poetically wrought and filled with insight...

PAM HOUSTON

04/26/2019 - 7:00PM

Sebastopol -On her 120-acre homestead high in the Colorado Rockies, beloved writer Pam Houston learns what it means to care for a piece of land and the creatures on it. Alongside her devoted Irish wolfhounds and a spirited troupe of horses, donkeys, and Icelandic sheep, the ranch becomes Houston's sanctuary, a place where she discovers how the natural world has mothered and healed her after a childhood of horrific parental abuse and neglect. In essays as lucid and invigorating as mountain air,...

LITERACYWORKS & COPPERFIELD’S BOOKS PRESENT: CHERRIE MORAGA

04/26/2019 - 7:00PM

Santa Rosa -Native Country of the Heart: A Memoir is, at its core, a mother-daughter story. The mother, Elvira, was hired out as a child, along with her siblings, by their own father to pick cotton in California’s Imperial Valley. The daughter, Cherríe Moraga, is a brilliant, pioneering, queer Latina feminist. The story of these two women, and of their people, is woven together in an intimate memoir of critical reflection and deep personal revelation. Poetically wrought and filled with insight...

INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE DAY

04/27/2019 - 10:00AM

ALL STORES -We know your calendars were marked months ago, but the wait for our favorite specialty holiday is almost over! Each of our 9 stores across Sonoma, Napa, and Marin counties will be spreading the joy of Independent Bookstore Day this April 27th. We love all of our customers and are excited to show you how much your business and presence means to us! Pop in to any (or all) of our stores to join the fun, each store will feature their own activity for customers to participate in. We are...

LOCAL AUTHOR DISCUSSION WITH CLAIRE HENNESSY

04/27/2019 - 5:00PM

  Novato- Local author discussion with Claire Hennessy (Emcee and reader), Beth Touchette, Meghen Kurtzig, Mindy Uhrlaub, & Christine Bent. Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day with these five local authors. Bold and unapologetic, the essays featured in this powerful collection exemplify strength and resilience as these 46 writers—published authors as well as fresh voices—take their truths public. Filled with hope, humor, and determination, these stories tackle love, loss, friendship...

MYLA GOLDBERG

04/27/2019 - 5:00PM

Healdsburg -Feast Your Eyes is a compelling and wholly original story about a female photographer grappling with ambition and motherhood, a balancing act familiar to women of every generation. Narrated by Samantha, Feast Your Eyes reads as a collection of Samantha’s memories, interviews with Lillian’s friends and lovers, and excerpts from Lillian’s journals and letters—a collage of stories and impressions, together amounting to an astounding portrait of a mother and an artist dedicated, above...

BREAKFAST WITH DAVID BROOKS

05/02/2019 - 8:00AM

PETALUMA - We’re excited to welcome David Brooks to our Petaluma store this Spring, to discuss his newest book, The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life. Brooks is a New York Times’ columnist, and commentator on: The PBS Newshour, NPR’s All Things Considered and NBC’s Meet the Press.   He has also written Bobos In Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There, The Road to Character, and many more. The Second Mountain, describes how most people start out with the goals our...

LITERACYWORKS PRESENTS: BREAKFAST WITH DAVID BROOKS

05/02/2019 - 8:00AM

PETALUMA - We’re excited to welcome David Brooks to our Petaluma store this Spring, to discuss his newest book, The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life. Brooks is a New York Times’ columnist, and commentator on: The PBS Newshour, NPR’s All Things Considered and NBC’s Meet the Press.   He has also written Bobos In Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There, The Road to Character, and many more. The Second Mountain, describes how most people start out with the goals our...

COMMUNITY EVENT: AN EVENING WITH NEIL GAIMAN

05/12/2019 - 8:00PM

Santa Rosa - “I make things up and write them down” is the way Neil Gaiman describes his varied art. Today, as one of the most celebrated writers of our time, his popular and critically acclaimed works bend genres while reaching audiences of all ages. Gaiman’s bestselling fantasy novels for adults and children have drawn worldwide accolades and numerous literary awards, including the Hugo, Nebula, Bram Stoker, and Locus awards, plus the Newbery (US) and Carnegie (UK) Medals – awarded by...

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