California Bookstore Day - Celebrate with Us!

05/03/2014 5:00 pm
Saturday, May 3 • Marin & San Francisco stores
 
Book Passage is thrilled to celebrate the inaugural California Bookstore Day with a full slate of activities, author events, and limited edition items for sale. Come early to either of our locations to score the thirteen limited edition items available in-store at California independent bookstores exclusively on May 3 (see list below). We’re also welcoming Katherine Applegate (contributor to Do You Smell Carrots?), Dave Eggers (signing his Litograph tote bag), a drawing booth with acclaimed illustrator LeUyen Pham, a “Draw Your Own Three-Panel Book Review” station, all-ages poetry writing with Karen Benke, free carrots at our Ferry Building store (with purchase of Do You Smell Carrots?), and soapbox readings from staff and customers throughout the day. Come support your local independent bookstore and join us for the literary party of the year! 
 
 
 
 
Corte Madera Schedule
9:00 am
-Complimentary pastries and coffee
-Andrea Alban puppet show
-Limited edition items go on sale!
10:00 am
-LeUyen Pham drawing booth
-Karen Benke on-the-spot poetry
11:00 am
-Signing/reading with Katherine Applegate & Michael Grant
-Café special from Michael Pollan recipe
12:00 pm
-Literary Trivia with prizes!
3:30 pm
-Dave Eggers signing
 
Ferry Building Schedule
8:00 am
-Limited edition items go on sale!
11:00 am
-Signing with Bravo’s Jenni Pulos
12:30 pm
-Meet and Greet with Erin Gleeson
2:00 pm
-Grotto Writers soapbox readings
3:00 pm
-McSweeney’s Bookstories reading & signing with Colin Winnette, Jordan Karnes, & Daniel Levin Becker 
 
Limited Edition Items
-The Don DeLillo Bad Citizen Graffiti Stencil
-Depressed. Repressed. Obsessed. 3-Panel Book Reviews by Lisa Brown
-A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius Tote Bag from Litographs (featuring over 18,000 words from the memoir)
-“The Bookish Life” Poster autographed by Lemony Snicket
-Special Edition of Congratulations, By the Way by George Saunders, signed and doodled in by the author
-Do You Smell Carrots: A Joke Book for Kids, featuring jokes from Lemony Snicket, Jeff Kinney, Katherine Applegate & more!
- “A Literary Map of California” print from 3 Fish Studios
-Recipes (with recipe box) from the personal kitchen of Michael Pollan
-Bookstories from McSweeney’s Writers
-Signed Hugo lithograph from author Brian Selznick
-Classic California Box Set featuring new editions of Ask the Dust, Tales from the City, Hollywood, and Get Shorty
- “Punk Rock Writers” blank illustrated journal from Wendy MacNaughton
-The Sleeper and the Spindle, a limited bound and illustrated original short story from Neil Gaiman 
 
Learn more about these items at www.cabookstoreday.com and on Twitter @bookstoreday

 
Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925

Class: Graciela Pera - Spanish 2

05/03/2014 11:00 am

Five Mondays: May 3–June 2 • 9:00-11:00 am • $160

 

 

This class is for first-year students who have had some Spanish study.

Graciela Pera was born in Buenos Aires. She is a graduate of the University of Buenos Aires and has been teaching Spanish for over 35 years.

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925

Class: Terri Glass - Gepetto's Workshop: For the Essayist, Memoirist, or Poet

05/03/2014 1:00 pm

Sat., May 3 • 10:00-1:00 pm • $45

 


Like the toymaker, we enter the workshop of our imaginations to carve out something that will come to life. We will tinker with our imaginations and play with many forms—perhaps elongating your lines into prose, shortening your piece into poetry, or playing with sound in metric verse.

Terri Glass has been actively teaching creative writing to both children and adults in the Bay Area for over 20 years. She served as Program Director for California Poets in the Schools.

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
Country:
United States

Class: Andrew Mellen - Unstuff Your Life

05/03/2014 1:00 pm

Sat., May 3 • 10:00-1:00 pm • $30

 

 

Whether you’re looking for a system to deal with paper, the mail, lost keys, or stacks and piles of “stuff,” or are finally ready to break free from clutter for good, you’ll find answers in this interactive, entertaining workshop. You’ll learn practical ways to stay organized and have time for the things that really matter.

10% discount on the book Unstuff Your Life!.

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
$17.00
ISBN-13: 9781583333891
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Avery Trade, 8/2010

Jenni Pulos - Grin and Bear It

Jenni Pulos, from Bravo's Flipping Out and Interior Therapy, pens a charming memoir-advice book on how to survive (and thrive) in any situation. She has specialized in a lifetime of disappointments. She’s been publicly humiliated, dumped by her spouse on national television, told she’d never make it in Hollywood, encouraged by her family with inspiring questions like, "when are you getting a real job?" and has not only survived but thrived as a result. Despite her struggles and setbacks, Jenni has gone from a "wannabe" aspiring actress and comedian to becoming one of Bravo's most beloved personalities. 

In her witty, entertaining voice, Jenni explains how to take what life throws at you and not just bear it, but bear it with a grin. Hilarity meets insanity in this fun and candid story of her life and career, where Jenni went from victim to victor…well, most of the time. Grin and Bear It ($24.99) is the spark we all need to ignite our passion, to get out there and be positive, find the funny in life, be present, and learn how to be happy no matter what reality throws your way.
 
Jenni Pulos is co-star and consulting producer of Bravo's Flipping Out and co-star and co-executive producer of Bravo's new show Interior Therapy. More than a television personality, Pulos is an actress, comedian, writer, producer, lyricist, and rapper.

Laura Morton is the author of more than thirty-five books, including eighteen New York Times bestsellers.
 
Location: 
Street:
1 Ferry Building
City:
San Francisco
,
Postal Code:
94111
Country:
United States
$24.99
ISBN-13: 9781250028198
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: St. Martin's Press, 2/2014

Erin Gleeson - The Forest Feast

Meet and Greet with Erin Gleeson during the Ferry Plaza Farmer's Market

Erin Gleeson made her dream a reality when she left New York City and moved into a tiny cabin in a California forest in order to be closer to nature. The natural beauty of her surroundings and the abundance of local produce serve as the inspiration for The Forest Feast: Simple Vegetarian Recipes from My Cabin in the Woods ($35.00), based on her popular blog. Most of the book’s 100 wholly vegetarian recipes call for only three or four ingredients and require very few steps, resulting in dishes that are fresh, wholesome, delicious, and stunning. Among the wonderful recipes are eggplant tacos with brie and cilantro, rosemary shortbread, and blackberry negroni. Vibrant photographs, complemented by Gleeson’s own fanciful watercolor illustrations and hand lettering, showcase the rustic simplicity of the dishes. Part cookbook, part art book, this delightful work will be as comfortable in the kitchen as on the coffee table.

Photographer and artist Erin Gleeson lives in an idyllic cabin near San Francisco, California, where she paints beautiful watercolors, cooks from her CSA box, and writes her beloved food blog, The Forest Feast, and a weekly “Delish Dish” column for Better Homes and Gardens. She has garnered attention from Design*Sponge, Food 52, Bon Appétit, and Saveur.

Location: 
Street:
1 Ferry Building
City:
San Francisco
,
Postal Code:
94111
$35.00
ISBN-13: 9781617690815
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Stewart, Tabori, & Chang, 4/2014



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