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June 2020

Rosalyn Learns How to Misbehave: A Zoom Puppet Story

June 6 @ 2:00 pm - 2:35 pm
Free
Rosalyn Learns How to Misbehave- A Zoom Puppet Story

Ramon Abad and the Bindlestiff Studio Puppet Crew present a KID-FRIENDLY live stream puppet performance with about 9 artists/storytellers via Zoom. Celebrate this fun-filled afternoon with the whole family and kids 5-11 years old in our own home! This event will be recorded and uploaded to YouTube and other social media platforms. By registering at the link above, you agree to the possibility of appearing on this recording by virtue of attending or participating in the event. Presented by the…

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Babylon Salon

June 6 @ 5:00 pm
Free
Babylon Salon 2020

presents a special  online performance  Saturday, June 6, 2020 5pm PST / 8pm EST  Register for our Zoom gathering presents a special  online performance  Saturday, June 6, 2020 5pm PST / 8pm EST  Register for our Zoom gathering featuring Bonnie Tsui (Why We Swim; American Chinatown; Writing Action) “An enthusiastic and thoughtful work mixing history, journalism, and elements of memoir… We’ll never be the fish, Tsui reminds us. ‘But we get glimpses of what it’s like to be the fish. We get…

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VIRTUAL: Minna Salami / Sensuous Knowledge: A Black Feminist Approach for Everyone

June 8 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Booksmith and The Bindery host Minna Salami for her new book of essays, Sensuous Knowledge: A Black Feminist Approach for Everyone. Please join us! This will be a virtual event, which we will be streaming live on our Facebook page. Please note the early start time of 12pm PST. 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…

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VIRTUAL: ZYZZYVA & The Booksmith Present: Lockdown Lit @ Lunch with Nina Renata Aron & Julian Tepper

June 9 @ 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 Nina Renata Aron (Good Morning, Destroyer of Men's Souls: A Memoir of Women, Addiction, and Love) & Julian Tepper (Between the Records). You can find a full list of Lockown Lit authors here. Please save the date and join us! This event will be streaming live on our Facebook page. Friends,…

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Charis Book Store of Decatur, GA hosts a virtual event celebrating Julian Bond w/Michael Long and Pamela Horowitz!

June 9 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Register ahead of time at here! Charis Bookstore hosts a virtual event with Michael Long, editor of Race Man, and Pamela Horowitz, who worked in partnership with her late husband, Julian Bond, on multiple public, private, and academic projects, including an annual civil rights tour of the South and projects involving the NAACP and the SPLC. Michael Long joins us from his home in Lower Allen Township in Pennsylvania, while Pamela Horowitz joins us from her home in Washington, DC.

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Jennifer Worley

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

Book Release Party for Neon Girls: A Stripper's Education in Protest and Power by Jennifer Worley from Harper Collins This is a virtual event that will be hosted by City Lights on the Zoom platform. You will need access to a computer or other device that is capable of accessing the internet. If you have not used Zoom before, you may consider referencing Getting Started with Zoom. ------------- (Click Here) to make reservations Event is free, but reservations are required ------------- Books…

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International Thrills: #1 Scandinavian Bestseller Lars Kepler in conversation with Jesse Kellerman

June 9 @ 7:00 pm
Free

The blockbuster Swedish suspense phenomenon Lars Kepler, famed for the #1 internationally bestselling Joona Linna series, is actually two people: husband-and-wife duo Alexandra Coelho Ahndoril and Alexander Ahndoril. Their first book, 2009’s mega-bestselling The Hypnotist, stirred up intrigue beyond its own riveting pages, as the media frantically sleuthed to uncover Lars Kepler’s real identity: a secret finally revealed at a press conference that became Sweden’s biggest story of that summer. Both halves of this dynamic duo were already acclaimed authors…

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VIRTUAL EVENT: Laurie R. King, Riviera Gold

June 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

VIRTUAL EVENT: Bookshop Santa Cruz invites you to join us for an online event with beloved bestselling author Laurie R. King, who will will celebrate the publication of her newest Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes mystery, Riviera Gold. This event is cosponsored by The Humanities Institute at UC Santa Cruz. Register for this free Crowdcast event here. It’s summertime on the Riviera, and the Jazz Age has come to France’s once-sleepy beaches. As American expatriates begin to drift down from Paris, their villas fill with…

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John Scalzi And Sarah Gailey For Dark Carnival

June 10 @ 12:00 pm
Free

Fundraising Goal: $2000 It’s a tough time for local bookstores, what with the social distancing and the sheltering in place. So we’re raising funds to help local Bay Area bookstores stay in business, with a series of fundraisers. This event will feature John Scalzi and Sarah Gailey, reading and having a conversation. John Scalzi’s latest novel is The Last Emperox. Scalzi won the 2006 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, the 2013 Hugo Award for Best Novel for…

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Virtual Event: Megha Majumdar and Marie-Helene Bertino

June 10 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us on Zoom on June 10th at 5:00pm PDT for Megha Majumdar and Marie-Helene Bertino discussing their new novels A Burning and Parakeet. Zoom Login Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81009460458 Or iPhone one-tap : US: +16699009128,,81009460458#  or +12532158782,,81009460458# 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…

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Nerd Nite is part of ReedPop’s Sea Week on June 10, 2020

June 10 @ 7:00 pm
Free

We’re holding a virtual water-themed Nerd Nite on Wednesday June 10, 2020 at 7pm EDT / 4pm PDT as part of ReedPop’s Sea Week. ReedPop, the team behind pop culture conventions such as New York Comic Con and Star Wars Celebration is creating Sea Week to share a whole fun smattering of virtual pop culture events all week featuring watch parties, trivia, celebrities, and more. Join us for two funny-yet-smart presentations about the cultural impact of SharkNado and the weird,…

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Litquake on Lockdown: Alka Joshi and The Henna Artist

June 11 @ 6:00 pm
Free – $5

Please join us for this vivid and compelling evening with Alka Joshi, author of The Henna Artist, the May selection for Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine Book Club. Tune in at 6pm Pacific time and learn why Publishers Weekly calls this novel “eloquent and moving,” while Christian Science Monitor highlights its “vibrant characters, evocative imagery, and sumptuous prose.” A portrait of one woman’s struggle for fulfillment in a society pivoting between the traditional and the modern, The Henna Artist takes readers on a…

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The Racket Weekly : Black Girl Magic w/ Yodassa Williams

June 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free
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THE RACKET WEEKLY: BLACK GIRL MAGIC w/ YODASSA WILLIAMS. THURSDAY, JUNE 11TH, 7PM / ZOOM LINK TO COME This week we are celebrating Yodassa Williams, the release of her new book THE GODDESS TWINS (SparkPress) and her Black Girl Magic Virtual Book Tour with The Racket Weekly: BLACK GIRL MAGIC. Yodassa will be reading from her book and we've invited an amazing group of Black femme identifying writers to join in the fun. Doors at 7. Show at 7:15. The…

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

June 11 @ 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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Poetry Cocktail Hour: Amber Tamblyn, Alejandro Murguia, Steph Burt, etc.!

June 12 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Free
Poetry Cocktail Hour- Amber Tamblyn, Alejandro Murguia, Steph Burt, etc.!

It's a tough time for local bookstores, what with the social distancing and the sheltering in place. So we're raising funds to help local Bay Area bookstores stay in business, with a series of fundraisers. This event will feature Amber Tamblyn, Alejandro Murguia, Jack Foley, Stephanie Burt, Baruch Porras-Hernandez and Jessy Randall reading for University Press Books! The authors Amber Tamblyn is an Emmy, Golden Globe and Independent Spirit Award nominated actress, writer and director, and the author of 6…

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Poetry Cocktail Hour

June 12 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Charlie Jane Anders will present an evening of poetry, composed and performed by luminaries Amber Tamblyn, Alejandro Murguia, Jack Foley, Stephanie Burt, Baruch Porras-Hernandez and Jessy Randall. Register at Eventbrite Poetry Cocktail Hour It's a tough time for local bookstores, including UPB, what with the social distancing and the sheltering in place. So we're raising funds to help local Bay Area bookstores stay in business, with a series of fundraisers. This event will feature Amber Tamblyn, Alejandro Murguia, Jack Foley,…

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VIRTUAL: Stephen Haff / Kid Quixotes

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

Booksmith and The Bindery host Stephen Haff for his new book, Kid Quixotes: A Group of Students, Their Teacher, and the One-Room School Where Everything Is Possible. Please join us! 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 EVENT: Pico Iyer, Autumn Light

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

online event with bestselling author Pico Iyer who will be in-conversation with Alan Christy about his new book, Autumn Light: Season of Fire and Farewells—a far-reaching exploration of Japanese history and culture and a moving meditation on impermanence, mortality, and grief—and A Beginner's Guide to Japan, now in paperback. This event is cosponsored by The Humanities Institute at UC Santa Cruz. Registration for this free Crowdcast event will begin soon. This is a free event. The books may be purchased below. You can make a donation…

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VIRTUAL: ZYZZYVA & The Booksmith Present: Lockdown Lit @ Lunch with Bonnie Tsui & Jennifer Steinhauer

June 16 @ 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 Bonnie Tsui (Why We Swim) & Jennifer Steinhauer (The Firsts). You can find a full list of Lockown Lit authors here. Please save the date and join us! This event will be streaming live on our Facebook page. Friends, neighbors: We are pleased to be able to bring you some…

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VIRTUAL: Jennifer Rosner with Kate Quinn / The Yellow Bird Sings

June 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Booksmith and The Bindery host Jennifer Rosner for her debut novel, The Yellow Bird Sings. She'll be in conversation with Kate Quinn (The Huntress). Please join us! 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 usual ways: > Buy the book and we’ll…

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Ainissa Ramirez

June 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

discussing the subject of her new book The Alchemy of Us: How Humans and Matter Transformed One Another from The MIT Press ------------- 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. ------------- (Click Here) to make reservations Event is free, but reservations…

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THE CHILL by Scott Carson | GGP Online Book Club

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

Please join us on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 7 PM PDT for a GGP Online Book Club discussion of Scott Carson’s new novel, THE CHILL. “Wow! This is one terrific horror/suspense/disaster novel. Characters you root for and a story that grips from the first page.” —Stephen King Please join us even if you have not read the book yet. We’ll play a sample from the audiobook from our audiobook partner, Libro.fm. The Zoom meeting will be at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83200265394. You can…

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Strange Hotel: Irish Literary Sensation Eimear McBride in conversation with Brooke Warner

June 16 @ 7:00 pm
Free

The trajectory of Eimear McBride’s career is an underdog’s dream: she spent six months writing her debut novel, A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing, and nine years trying to sell it, only to take the literary scene by storm when it was finally published in 2013 to an avalanche of acclaim, awards (including the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction), and rapturous comparisons to James Joyce and Samuel Beckett. Now, McBride is joining Women Lit in a live virtual conversation with…

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Armistead Maupin And Alia Volz For Rakestraw Books

June 17 @ 12:00 pm
Free

Fundraising Goal: $2000 It’s a tough time for local bookstores, what with the social distancing and the sheltering in place. So we’re raising funds to help local Bay Area bookstores stay in business, with a series of fundraisers. This event will feature Alia Volz and Armistead Maupin. Alia Volz is the author of Home Baked: My Mom, Marijuana, and the Stoning of San Francisco (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2020). She is a MacDowell Colonist and a Ucross Foundation Fellow. Other writings…

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Virtual Event: Matt Ortile, Nicole Chung and Cinelle Barnes

June 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us on Zoom on Wednesday June 17th at 5:00pm PDT for Matt Ortile discussing his new book, The Groom Will Keep His Name: And Other Vows I've Made About Race, Resistance, and Romance with Nicole Chung and Cinelle Barnes. Zoom Login Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82645267456 Or iPhone one-tap : US: +16699009128,,82645267456#  or +12532158782,,82645267456# 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…

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VIRTUAL EVENT: Laila Lalami, The Other Americans

June 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Bookshop Santa Cruz invites you to join us for a free online event with author Laila Lalami to discuss her latest book now out in paperback, The Other Americans.  This timely, powerful novel about the suspicious death of a Moroccan immigrant, was shortlisted for the National Book Award. The Other Americans is at once a family saga, a murder mystery, and a love story informed by the treacherous fault lines of American culture. This event is cosponsored by The Humanities Institute at UC Santa Cruz. Register…

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Greil Marcus

June 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

discussing the subject of his new book Under the Red White and Blue: Patriotism, Disenchantment and the Stubborn Myth of the Great Gatsby published by Yale University Press ---------- his 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. ---------- (Click Here) to make…

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Zoom Forward! Danusha Laméris & David Sullivan

June 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

VIRTUAL EVENT: Join us for a special online event with poet laureates Danusha Laméris and David Sullivan. This event is part of the Zoom Forward Reading Series, presented by phren-Z, The Hive Poetry Collective, and Bookshop Santa Cruz to showcase writers, keep our cultural spirits high, and support Bookshop Santa Cruz. Join the Santa Cruz Writes/phren-Z email list by subscribing here. Weekly Zoom links will be emailed to you. Email any questions to jory@cruzio.com or hannah@santacruzwrites.org.

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Online Fundraiser for GGP: Author Natalie Jenner Discusses THE JANE AUSTEN SOCIETY with Author Bianca Marais

June 20 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$10 – $40

A Great Good Place for Books presents Natalie Jenner, author of one of the year's buzziest books, The Jane Austen Society, in conversation with author, Bianca Marais. Join us for this virtual event on Saturday the 20th of June at 3pm. (PDT) $40 gets you 'The Jane Austen Society' as well as a Zoom link to watch the live interview with a Q&A afterwards. A $10 donation gets you a ticket to the event and an opportunity to support A…

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Craig Childs Travels in Ice Age America

June 22 @ 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

Craig Childs is a writer, wanderer and contributing editor at High Country News, commentator for NPR's Morning Edition, and teaches writing at University of Alaska and the Mountainview MFA at Southern New Hampshire University. His books include Atlas of a Lost World: Travels in Ice Age America (02019), Apocalyptic Planet (02013) and House of Rain (02008). Craig Childs's Homepage More about Craig Childs Tune in at 4:30pm PT on 6/22/20 to watch the public live stream of this talk on…

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