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In This Newsletter:
Roger Housden - Tuesday, June 7 at 7 PM
Matt Richtel - Thursday, June 9 at 7 PM
Our 5th Anniversary Sale - Saturday & Sunday, June 10-12
Ann Patchett - Tuesday, June 14 at 7 PM
More Upcoming Events

Saved by Beauty ROGER HOUSDEN
Saved by Beauty
Tuesday, June 7 at 7 PM

The eloquent account of a Western poet's encounters with the land, culture and people of Iran...soulful and uplifting. — Kirkus Reviews

Join us for an evening with Roger Housden (Chasing Rumi and Ten Poems to Change Your Life), who has written not only a deeply poetic and perceptive appreciation of a culture that has endured for over three thousand years, but also the story of his personal quest to discover if the Iran of his youthful imagination continued to exist, or whether it had been lost forever under a strict totalitarian regime.

Devil's Plaything MATT RICHTEL
Devil's Plaything
Thursday, June 9 at 7 PM

Meet local technology writer and Pulitzer Prize-winner Richtel, who creates amazing fiction around cutting-edge science in his thriller about journalist Nat Idle, who is nearly gunned down in Golden Gate Park and quickly learns it was no random attack. Suddenly, he's running for his life through the shadows of Silicon Valley, and his survival rests entirely in the hands of his 85-year-old grandmother, who's suffering from dementia and can't remember the secret at the heart of the world-changing conspiracy. utterly absorbing read - gripping, exciting, touching and terrifying. — David Liss

5th Anniversary Sale Don't miss our 5th Anniversary Sale THIS WEEKEND!!

Because we appreciate your support, we invite you to join us this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 10-12, and SAVE 20% on all books, cards and gifts.

Come check out our great selection. Pick up something new for yourself, or find that perfect gift for someone - and save!

Thank you for continuing to choose us as your neighborhood independent bookstore.

State of Wonder ANN PATCHETT
State of Wonder
Tuesday, June 14th at 7 PM

Don't miss the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of Bel Canto and The Magician's Assistant, who will read from her latest novel.

Marina Singh is sent to the darkest corner of the Amazon to confront a rogue scientist on the cusp of developing a fertility drug that could rock the medical profession (and reap enormous profits). Marina's colleague Anders, who has gone to investigate, is reported dead. Marina finds the scientist's camp among the Lakashi, a gentle but enigmatic tribe whose women bear children until the end of their lives.

As Marina settles in, she goes native, losing everything she had held on to so dearly in her prescribed Midwestern life, shedding clothing, technology, old loves, and modern medicine in order to find herself.

More upcoming events:

  • A Split Second of Light STEWART FLORSHEIM and DIANE FRANK
    Read from Their Recent Work
    Thursday, June 16th at 7 PM

  • When Gadgets Betray Us ROBERT VAMOSI
    When Gadgets Betray Us
    Tuesday, June 21st at 7 PM

  • To Drink the Wild Air WNBA PRESENTS
    Birgit Soyka and Teresa LeYoung Ryan
    Tuesday, June 28th at 7 PM

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