80 West Portal, San Francisco, CA 94127
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Event highlights at Bookshop West Portal:
Writing and Your Health begins May 18th
Michael Chabon reads May 20th
2nd Anniversary Sale June 6-8th
Jack Kornfield reads June 12th
Knitting Retreat June 13-15th in Point Reyes
Matt Richtel reads June 17th
Joey Altman reads June 24th


Writing And Your Health with Dr. Abby Caplin
Begins this Sunday, May 18th

Research has shown that the writing process is useful as a therapeutic tool for people living with medical conditions. This unique writing workshop is designed for those with healthcare concerns who would like to share their experience through writing. Dr. Abby Caplin, a physician specializing in Mind-Body Medicine, will guide participants through a process of reflection, allowing time for writing and sharing if desired. No writing experience is necessary; just come with an open mind and a notebook. Space is limited to a maximum of eight people, so register early!


Upcoming Events At BookShop West Portal

Michael Chabon will read and discuss his novel, The Yiddish Policemen’s Union
Tuesday, May 20th at 7:00 PM

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay pens an homage to the stylish menace of 1940s noir, in a novel that imagines if Alaska, not Israel, had become the homeland for the Jews after World War II.

Our 2nd Anniversary Sale!
Friday, June 6th through Sunday June 8th

20% off all books, cards, and gifts! This is a great opportunity to stock up on books for summer reading, as well as choose a gift for Dad (Father's Day is June 15th).

Jack Kornfield will read and discuss his novel, The Wise Heart: A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology
Thursday, June 12th at 7:00 PM

"The Wise Heart is Jack Kornfield at his most wonderful and illuminating. He brings to life a way to understand and cultivate mindfulness, compassion, loving kindness and true wisdom that penetrates to the core of what liberation is all about." —Jon Kabat-Zinn
"His best book yet ... Kornfield comes across as the therapist you wish you'd had ... Provides convincing and illustrative anecdotes and stories, and reaches into the world traditions, and literature as well as contemporary scientific research." —Publisher's Weekly (starred review)

Knitting Retreat at Point Reyes
Friday, June 13th - Sunday, June 15th

Get away for a lovely weekend, enjoy the outdoors, and meet fellow knitters! We have found a great location--the beautiful Point Reyes Hostel, just an hour and a half north of San Francisco. We will enjoy exclusive use of the hostel's bunkhouse. Click here for more information.

Matt Richtel will read and discuss his novel, Hooked: A Thriller About Love and Other Addictions
Tuesday, June 17th at 7:00 PM

Matt Richtel, New York Times writer and West Portal resident, reads from his novel Hooked: A Thriller About Love and Other Addictions, a June paperback release.

Joey Altman will read and discuss his novel, Without Reservations: How to Make Bold, Creative, Flavorful Food at Home
Tuesday, June 24th at 7:00 PM

Joey Altman, television personality and author, discusses his new book, Without Reservations: How to Make Bold, Creative, Flavorful Food at Home.

Ongoing Ons...

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

See our website at www.bookshopwestportal.com