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Event highlights at Bookshop West Portal:
Matt Richtel reads June 17th
Will Durst reads June 19th
Joey Altman at BSWP June 24th
Ricardo Pau-Llosa at BSWP July 15th
Rachel Kushner reads July 17th
Ethan Canin reads July 18th
Yoga Classes temporarily suspended
Writing and Your Health begins September 7th



Matt Richtel will read and discuss his novel, Hooked
Tuesday, June 17th at 7:00 PM

Hooked is the first novel from Matt Richtel who has covered technology for the New York Times San Francisco bureau since 2000. He also writes the syndicated daily comic strip, Rudy Park, under the pen name Theron Heir. Hooked vividly illustrates how technology is turning us into a nation of addicts. Just as previous generations were influenced by movies, today we are becoming hooked on internet technology, and it is changing the way we read, think, and dream.

“Matt Richtel has written a very smart and engaging page-turner about the chaos of our present moment and the timeless qualities that make us human.” —Edgar Award winner David Liss



Upcoming Events At BookShop West Portal

Will Durst will read and discuss his novel, The All-American Sport of BiPartisan Bashing
Thursday, June 19th at 7:00 PM

For years, Will Durst has been preaching that Americans need to take a common sense approach to politics—one that isn't red or blue, but truly bipartisan. Now the liberal left and the conservative right can finally agree on something.

" One of the greatest commentators on all things political. " —Air America
" Quite possibly the best political satirist working in the country today. " —New York Times

Joey Altman author of Without Reservations: How to Make Bold, Creative, Flavorful Food at Home
Tuesday, June 24th at 7:00 PM

In 1998 Altman launched Bay Café, a food-magazine television show that provides food and wine enthusiasts with an insider's look at the Bay Area's rich and diverse culinary scene. It quickly became a Bay Area favorite food show and has won The James Beard Award for Best Local Cooking Series three times. In Without Reservations, Altman enthusiastically provides home chefs with great techniques to create california cuisine in their own homes.

“ In this enticing book, Joey Altman shows us that with the proper techniques, the knowledge and craftsmanship of the professional chef can be translated to the home kitchen with great menus. ” —Jacques Pépin

Ricardo Pau-Llosa author of Parable Hunter
Friday, July 15th at 7:00 PM

“ Poet Ricardo Pau-Llosa writes with a flowing richness of language in which thing and thought are inextricably one.” —Richard Wilbur

Rachel Kushner author of Telex From Cuba
Thursday, July 17th at 7:00 PM

“ Through the eyes of the innocent and those that are world weary, Rachel Kushner creates a mesmerizing and deeply intelligent tale of the unraveling of the privileged and at times surreal life of Americans in Cuba in the 1950s. “Telex From Cuba” is a heady and richly imagined tapestry.” —Lisa Fugard, author of “Skinner's Drift”

Ethan Canin author of America America
Friday, July 18th at 7:00 PM

From the bestselling author of The Palace Thief and Carry Me Across the Water comes a stunning novel, set in the Nixon era and today, about a great family, a political tragedy, and the impact of fate on history.

Yoga Classes Temporarily Suspended

We are delighted for our yoga instructor Elise Collins, who is taking the summer off to work on a book, which will be published next year. Elise will resume the in-store yoga schedule in the fall, and we will post the new schedule of classes as soon as the information becomes available.

Writing and Your Health Workshop with Abby Caplin, MD
Begins September 7th

This workshop is for you, if you have always wanted to explore and write about your experiences of health and illness. Research has also shown that the writing process itself is a valuable therapeutic tool for those with medical conditions.

Dr. Abby Caplin, MD a physician specializing in Mind-Body Medicine and Counseling, will guide you through a process of reflection, writing and sharing (if desired). Absolutely no writing experience is necessary! Just come with an open mind and a notebook.

September 7, September 21, September 28, October 5 and October 12, 7:00-8:30 PM
Space is limited to a maximum of eight people.
For more information contact Dr. Caplin by phone: 415-255-9981
Or by e-mail at: abby@abbycaplinmd.com

Ongoing Ons...

Story time for children every Sunday and Wednesday morning.
Yoga by the books temporarily suspended
Don't forget to ask about the new discount cards!


See our website at www.bookshopwestportal.com