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In This Newsletter:
David Thomson - Wednesday, December 2
Knit Your Own Stocking! - Classes begin Sunday, December 6
Dave Eggers - Tuesday, December 8
7th Annual Yoga Journal Conference - January 28 - February 1, 2010
Upcoming Events

The Moment of Psycho DAVID THOMSON will discuss
The Moment of Psycho
Wednesday, December 2 at 7 PM

One of America's most respected film critics and historians will be here to talk about the horror and inspiration of Hitchcock's greatest film. In The Moment of Psycho: How Alfred Hitchcock Taught America to Love Murder, Thomson draws on his encyclopedic knowledge of Hollywood, and explains how Hitchcock made Psycho as a direct challenge to Hollywood on nearly every standard he could find. When Psycho premiered in New York in 1960, nothing like it had existed before. Psycho was not just a sensation in film, Thomson argues; it altered the very nature of our desires.

Thomson, who lives in San Francisco, has written many books on film, including The Biographical Dictionary of Film and Rosebud. He regularly contributes film commentary to several periodicals, including The New York Times and The Guardian.

Fair Isle Falling Snow StockingLearn to Knit a
Fair Isle Falling Snow Stocking
Classes begin Sunday, December 6 at 10 AM

Make your own stocking this year! Learn to do a two-color cast-on, make a Latvian plait, turn a short-row heel, read a color chart, and, of course, do stranded colorwork all while knitting this pretty stocking. As the designer says, this is a great way to ease into knitting socks — no second sock syndrome!

For more information about this and other exciting Fiber Arts classes being held at BookShop West Portal, please visit our website.

The Wild Things DAVE EGGERS will sign
The Wild Things and Zeitoun
Tuesday, December 8 at 1 PM*

We are pleased to welcome Dave Eggers, editor of McSweeneys and cofounder of 826 National (a network of nonprofit writing and tutoring centers for youth), who will sign his two latest books, The Wild Things and Zeitoun.

The Wild Things is loosely based on the storybook by Maurice Sendak and the screenplay Eggers co-wrote with Spike Jonze (now in theaters). We will have copies of the Collector's Edition available, which features a furry cover.

ZeitounZeitoun is the story of a prosperous Syrian-American and father of four, who stayed behind during Hurricane Katrina to protect his house and contracting business. After traveling the flooded streets of New Orleans in a secondhand canoe to help those in need, Zeitoun abruptly disappeared. Eggers spent three years researching to find out why, and the result is a riveting, haunting and eloquent story. Like his earlier book, What is the What, Eggers wrote Zeitoun in close collaboration with its subjects.

* Please note that this is an afternoon event

Yoga Journal7th Annual Yoga Journal
San Francisco Conference
January 28 - February 1, 2010

Don't miss the 7th Annual Yoga Journal San Francisco Conference, January 28-February 1, at the Hyatt Embarcadero. There is something for everyone, from the Beginners Track to the famous Main Conference to All Day Intensives. You'll have access to more than 40 world renowned yoga instructors, including Seane Corn, Shiva Rea, and Dharma Mittra, and over 100 classes to choose from. There will be a Saturday Night Ignites dance party with DJ Dragonfly, Friday evening classes, and free community classes. Cruise the Yoga Marketplace for the latest yoga products, stylish yoga wear, CDs, DVDs, books, and more.

Register online at or call (800) 561-9398.

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