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July 2020

Power to the Poets: Uproar

July 9 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Please join us on Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern for POWER TO THE POETS: UPROAR! Via FB Live: https://www.facebook.com/events/1869493649860368/?active_tab=about Hosts: Amos White & Aileen Cassinetto Featuring: JOSIAH LUIS ALDERETE curates and hosts the Latinx reading series SPEAKING AXOLOTL in Oakland which happens every third Thursday of the month at Nomadic Press Studios. His frst book of poems, Baby Axolotls y Old Pochos, is forthcoming from Black Freighter Press. BERNARD COLLINS is a visual artist and faculty member…

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Borderlands Books hosts Jo Walton, author of OR WHAT YOU WILL

July 9 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Come join Borderlands Bookstore as they host Jo Walton for her latest, OR WHAT YOU WILL! From Jo Walton, author of the critically-acclaimed and reader-beloved Among Others, and Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Award winner, comes a new lyrical and philosophical novel: OR WHAT YOU WILL (A Tor Hardcover; On-sale: July 7, 2020). Walton's latest is an utterly original novel about how stories work and how they are brought forth from a writer's depths. With OR WHAT YOU WILL, Walton delightfully…

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Leslie Kern

July 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

discussing the subject of her new book Feminist City: Claiming Space in a Man-Made World published by Verso Books ----------- This is a virtual event that will be hosted by City Lights on the Crowdcast platform. You will need access to a computer or other device that is capable of accessing the internet. If you have not used Crowdcast before, you may consider referencing Getting Started with Crowdcast. ----------- to make reservations (Click Here for Reservations) Event is free, but reservations…

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VIRTUAL: Juli Delgado Lopera in conversation with Daniel Handler / Fiebre Tropical

July 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Are you still bummed we had to postpone the launch party for Juli Delgado Lopera and their debut novel, Fiebre Tropical? Us too! But be bummed no longer and join us for a virtual event, in conversation with Daniel Handler (Bottle Grove). We'll be streaming live on our Facebook page. Friends, neighbors: We are pleased to be able to bring you some of our events virtually while our doors are otherwise closed in the interest of public health. If you'd like to support the store, you can still do…

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Author Joe Di Prisco Discussing The Good Family Fitzgerald w/ Ian Maloney | Virtual Author Chat on Zoom

July 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please join us on Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 7 PM PDT for an online discussion with our friend and author, Joe Di Prisco, discussing his new novel, THE GOOD FAMILY FITZGERALD, with Ian Maloney. Our discussion will be webcast on Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82064714666. (Order your copy of THE GOOD FAMILY FITZGERALD in paper at https://bit.ly/GGPTGFF, or in audiobook from Libro.fm at https://bit.ly/ABTGFF.) THE GOOD FAMILY FITZGERALD The Good Family Fitzgerald is a saga of money and ambition, crime and the Catholic Church, a sprawling, passionate story shaped…

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Dashka Slater virtual launch!

July 11 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

We’re excited to host the virtual launch of The Book of Fatal Errors, a tale of friendship, magic, and eternal life, an evocative and witty middle-grade fantasy--by local favorite--award-winning author Dashka Slater! "A fun, emotionally driven fairy story...an excellent readalike for The Spiderwick Chronicles...recommended for any young fantasy fans."-- School Library Journal For instructions to register with Crowdcast, and to order the book from Mrs. Dalloway's, please see below. Saturday, July 11, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm Rufus doesn't just make mistakes - he makes fatal errors. Clumsy and awkward, he…

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Wales to Bay: A Poetry Reading

July 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Wales to Bay: A Poetry Reading

Join us for a Transatlantic poetry reading with two poets from the SF Bay area, Caroline Goodwin and Sarah Kobrinsky, and two poets from Wales, Graham Harthill and Christopher Twigg. Zoom details & author bios below. Caroline Goodwin moved from Sitka, Alaska to California in 1999 to attend Stanford as a Wallace Stegner Fellow in poetry. Her books are Custody of the Eyes (dancing girl press, 2019), The Paper Tree (Big Yes Press, 2017), Peregrine (Finishing Line Press, 2015), and…

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VIRTUAL EVENT: Kathryn Aalto, Writing Wild

July 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Bookshop Santa Cruz invites you to join us for a free online event with bestselling author of Kathryn Aalto (The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh) with her latest creation, Writing Wild: Women Poets, Ramblers, and Mavericks Who Shape How We See the Natural World, an important exploration of 25 women writers whose works have changed the way we look at Nature. Featured writers include Rebecca Solnit, Dorothy Wordsworth, Gene Stratton-Porter, Mary Austin, Gretel Ehrlich, Lauret Savoy, Kathleen Jamie, Carolyn Finney, and more. Register for…

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VIRTUAL: Heather Lende in conversation with Sedge Thomson / Of Bears and Ballots: An Alaskan Adventure in Small-Town Politics

July 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Booksmith and The Bindery host a virtual event with Heather Lende for her new book Of Bears and Ballots: An Alaskan Adventure in Small-Town Politics. She'll be in conversation with Sedge Thomson. This will be a virtual event, which we will be streaming live on our Facebook page. Friends, neighbors: We are pleased to be able to bring you some of our events virtually while our doors are otherwise closed in the interest of public health. If you'd like to support the store, you can still do that in the…

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VIRTUAL: ZYZZYVA & The Booksmith Present: Lockdown Lit @ Lunch with Jessica Pearce Rotondi & Lauren Francis-Sharma

July 14 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Booksmith and The Bindery, in partnership with Zyzzyva, present Lockdown Lit @ Lunch, a weekly salon, Tuesdays at 11am PST. Lockdown Literature is a group of authors with books published during the coronavirus pandemic who have banded together to support one another. This event features Jessica Pearce Rotondi (What We Inherit: A Secret War and a Family's Search for Answers) & Lauren Francis-Sharma (Book of the Little Ax). ** Please note ** >  The books may be listed as out of stock -- this is because we're shipping directly from the warehouse to your…

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Virtual Event: A.H. Kim and Vanessa Hua

July 14 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us on Tuesday July 14th for A.H. Kim discussing her new novel A Good Family with Vanessa Hua on Zoom. Zoom Login Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81092364570 Or iPhone one-tap : US: +16699009128,,81092364570#  or +12532158782,,81092364570# Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 669 900 9128  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 301 715 8592  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 646 558 8656 Webinar ID:…

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Scott Dominic Carpenter in conversation with Don George – French Like Moi: A Midwesterner in Paris (Virtual Event)

July 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

When Scott Carpenter moves from Minnesota to Paris, little does he suspect the dramas that await: scheming neighbors, police denunciations, surly demonstrators, cooking disasters, medical mishaps—not to mention all those lectures about cheese. It turns out that nothing in the City of Light can be taken for granted, where even trips to the grocery store lead to adventure. In French Like Moi, Carpenter guides us through the merry labyrinth of the everyday, one hilarious faux pas after another. Through it all,…

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Black Girls Have Something to Say: Lisa Moore Ramee, Mariama J. Lockington, Janae Marks, Alicia Williams

July 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Black girls have something to say and we are proud to be hosting this panel of incredibly talented middle-grade authors to celebrate the launch of Lisa Moore Ramee’s highly anticipated new novel, Something to Say. Lisa Moore Ramee is one of our favorite authors. We launched and evangelized for her debut novel A Good Kind of Trouble, a Walter Dean Myers Honor Book, and are so excited to launch Something to Say, an unforgettable story about finding your voice—and finding…

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LItquake on Lockdown: A Family Divided

July 14 @ 7:00 pm
Free

Millions of families are separated today, by circumstances of the current pandemic, by draconian immigration policies, and by war. Family separation has long been used as an intentional political tool to pressure, frighten, and terrorize. Through the lens of fiction, we can understand the impact of such wounds, and strengthen our shared belief in family and community connection. Authors Donna Hemans, Aimee Liu, Ellen Meeropol, and Kristen Millares Young discuss their Spring 2020 novels, and explore the paths of families…

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VIRTUAL: Launch for Melissa Valentine / The Names of All the Flowers, with Tongo Eisen-Martin

July 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Booksmith and The Bindery host the launch for Melissa Valentine and her debut, The Names of All the Flowers. She'll be in conversation with Tongo Eisen-Martin (Heaven is All Goodbyes). Please join us! This will be a virtual event, which you are welcome to join via Zoom. We will also be streaming live on our Facebook page. *Please note* Buy your copy of The Names of All the Flowers from us to be entered into a raffle for a free signed copy of Thea Matthew's Unearth ! Friends, neighbors: We are pleased to be able to bring you…

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All Adults Here by Emma Straub | GGP Online Book Club

July 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please join us on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 7 PM PDT for a GGP Online Book Club discussion of Emma Straub's new novel, ALL ADULTS HERE. The Zoom meeting will be at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81214951613. You can order a copy in hardcover at https://bit.ly/GGPAdultsHC, or in audiobook from Libro.fm, GGP's audiobook partner, at https://bit.ly/AdultsAB. May 2020 Indie Next List “A single sudden and shocking occurrence jolts Astrid Strick — widow, mother, and small-town stalwart — into reassessing her life, especially her failings with her three…

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Well-RED

July 14 @ 7:00 pm
Free

Tuesday, July 14, 7pm on Zoom featuring Jeanine U-C and Indigo Moor open mic follows online on Zoom Free, register on Eventbrite! presented with Works/San José Typically featured at Works/San José art and performance center, performance begins via Zoom at 7:00pm sharp! First 15 people to register for a free ticket get on the open mic list. Curators will email all registrants the meeting ID and password. Each open mic participant has 5 minutes. Jeanine U-C won last July's Anarchy…

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In the Middle: a Reading and Discussion with Mike Chen and Kelly McWilliams

July 15 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Please join us for a fascinating virtual event with authors Mike Chen (A BEGINNING AT THE END) and Kelly McWilliams (AGNES AT THE END OF THE WORLD)!  Mike and Kelly will each do a short reading and then discuss what it's like to launch pandemic fiction during a pandemic, moderated by Jude Feldman from Borderlands.  There'll be an opportunity for live audience questions as well.  And, if you purchase a copy of either (or both) A BEGINNING AT THE END…

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VIRTUAL: Rishi Reddi / Passage West

July 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Booksmith and The Bindery host a virtual event with Rishi Reddi (Karma and Other Stories) for her debut novel, Passage West. Please join us! We'll be streaming live on our Facebook page. Friends, neighbors: If you'd like to support the store while we are otherwise closed in the interest of public health, you can do that in the usual ways: > Buy the book and we’ll deliver it directly to your door. > Buy a gift certificate, which we keep on file and never expire. > Make a donation. Thank you very much for…

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John Nichols in conversation with Robert Scheer

July 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

discussing the state of the Dis-Union. Celebrating the release of John Nichol's new book The Fight for the Soul of the Democratic Party: The Enduring Legacy of Henry Wallace's Anti-Fascist, Anti-Racist Politics from Verso Books Two of the nation's most seasoned political commentators access the condition of the US body politic. At a moment when the political stakes in the US are running high and the fight to save democracy is on, John Nichols and Robert Scheer explore the hazards…

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Vegetable Nerves: A Group Reading of Philip Whalen’s “Scenes of Life at the Capital”

July 16 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

City Lights in conjunction with Wave Books present Vegetable Nerves: A Group Reading of Philip Whalen's Scenes of Life at the Capital     with David Brazil, Anselm Berrigan, Andrew Schelling, Hoa Nguyen, Marie Buck, Norman Fischer, Phil Elverum (Mount Eerie), Will Alexander, Aisha Sasha John In celebration of the new edition of Scenes of Life at the Capital by Philip Whalen, edited by David Brazil, Wave Books and City Lights have invited poets from across North America to read his book-length poem in…

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Litquake on Lockdown: Alexandra Petri and Nothing Is Wrong and Here Is Why

July 16 @ 6:00 pm
Free

“One of the difficulties of being alive today, is that everything is absurd but fewer and fewer things are funny.” In her new essay collection Nothing Is Wrong and Here Is Why, acclaimed Washington Post satirist Alexandra Petri offers perfectly logical, reassuring reasons for everything that has happened in recent American politics that will in no way unsettle your worldview. Petri reports that the Trump administration is as competent as it is uncorrupted, white supremacy has never been less rampant,…

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VIRTUAL: Launch for July Westhale with Katie Tandy / Via Negativa: Poems

July 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Booksmith and The Bindery host a virtual launch for July Westhale and her new collection of poems Via Negativa. Reading with her is former cofounding editor of Ravishly and The Establishment, Katie Tandy. Please join us! This will be a virtual event, which you can join here. We also plan to stream the event live on our Facebook page. Friends, neighbors: We are pleased to be able to bring you some of our events virtually while our doors are otherwise closed in the interest of public health.…

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Jessica Francis Kane, author of Rules for Visiting | GGP Online Chat

July 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please join us on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 7 PM PDT for an online discussion with author Jessica Francis Kane, discussing her novel, RULES FOR VISITING. Our discussion will be webcast on Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85462042800. (Order your copy of RULES FOR VISITING in paperback at https://bit.ly/GGPRules, or in audiobook from Libro.fm at https://bit.ly/RulesAB.) Description NATIONAL BESTSELLER! NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY: O Magazine * Good Housekeeping * Real Simple * Vulture * Chicago Tribune NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF…

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Third Thursdays @ Willow Glen Library

July 16 @ 7:00 pm
Free

Thursday, July 16, 7:00pm featuring Jane Ormerod online on Zoom ticket link to come Jane Ormerod is the author of the full-length poetry collections Welcome to the Museum of Cattle and Recreational Vehicles on Fire (both from Three Rooms Press), and the chapbook 11 Films (Modern Metrics/EXOT Books). Her work also appears in numerous publications, including From Somewhere to Nowhere: The End of the American Dream, Maintenant, Marsh Hawk Press Review, POSTstranger, The Pedestal, Sensitive Skin, The Nervous Breakdown, and…

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VIRTUAL EVENT: Lloyd Kahn, The Half-Acre Homestead

July 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Bookshop Santa Cruz invites you to join us for a free online event with green architecture pioneer Lloyd Kahn for a presentation of his new book, The Half-Acre Homestead: 46 Years of Building and Gardening. Register for this free Crowdcast event here. This is a free event. The book may be purchased below. You can make a donation to help support Bookshop Santa Cruz here. Thank you! Lloyd, the former shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog, has published seven books on owner building,…

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Virtual Event: Leila Slimani and Lisa Taddeo

July 18 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us on Saturday, July 18 at 12pm PDT when Leila Slimani discusses her new book, Sex and Lies: True Stories of Women's Intimate Lives in the Arab World, with Lisa Taddeo on Zoom. Zoom Login Info https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82087204644 Or iPhone one-tap : US: +16699009128,,82087204644#  or +12532158782,,82087204644# Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 669 900 9128  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 301 715 8592  or +1 312 626…

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Book Talk with Roselle Lim

July 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Saturday, July 18th at 2pm | FREE Zoom Event Presented by Eastwind Books of Berkeley Book Club. --- To follow our June book club discussion, Roselle Lim, author of "Natalie Tan's Book of Luck & Fortune" will join us for an online discussion of her book! Bring your questions and recipes to share! About the book: Lush and visual, chock-full of delicious recipes, Roselle Lim’s magical debut novel is about food, heritage, and finding family in the most unexpected places.…

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VIRTUAL EVENT: Bookseller Happy Hour GENRE EDITION

July 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join Bookshop booksellers as we share our favorite Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery, and Graphic novels. Grab the beverage of your choice and come spend an hour with us on Crowdcast to find your next great read. This free event will be online hosted with the Crowdcast platform. Registration for this free Crowdcast event is now open: click here!

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VIRTUAL: ZYZZYVA & The Booksmith Present: Lockdown Lit @ Lunch with Jennifer Steil & Ava Homa

July 21 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Booksmith and The Bindery, in partnership with Zyzzyva, present Lockdown Lit @ Lunch, a weekly salon, Tuesdays at 11am PST. Lockdown Literature is a group of authors with books published during the coronavirus pandemic who have banded together to support one another. This event features Jennifer Steil (Exile Music: A Novel) & Ava Homa (Daughters of Smoke and Fire: A Novel). ** Please note ** >  The books may be listed as out of stock -- this is because we're shipping directly from the warehouse to your door! If you'd like to purchase the books, please…

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