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Reminder: Our fourth annual Where's Waldo Shop Local treasure hunt ends Monday, July 31st! Be sure to complete your passport and turn it in for an instant prize - which could be a gift certificate from a local merchant, a free ice cream cone, or for one lucky child, a custom-designed quilt on display in the bookstore!

We are pleased to announce the following events in August:



The Gentleman FORREST LEO
The Gentleman
Tuesday, August 1 at 7 PM

This evening is sure to be entertaining as Forrest Leo reads from his funny debut novel. In the spirit of Wodehouse and Monty Python, The Gentleman is the Victorian-era story of a famous poet who inadvertently sells his wife to the devil, then recruits a band of adventurers to rescue her.

"A fast-paced, comedic farce through hell...Fans of steampunk and Lemony Snicket will love this one."- KQED.org



On Her Majesty’s Frightfully Secret Service RHYS BOWEN
On Her Majesty’s Frightfully Secret Service
Thursday, August 10 at 7 PM

Join us as Rhys Bowen, the New York Times bestselling author of Crowned and Dangerous, reads from her amusing new Royal Spyness Mystery.

Lady Georgiana Rannoch juggles secret missions from the Queen, Darcy, and her mother. But it's all in a day's work when you're 35th in line to the British Crown.



Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America JAMES FORMAN, JR.
Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America
Wednesday, August 16 at 7 PM

Don't miss a fascinating discussion with James Forman, Jr., Yale Law School professor and former clerk for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.

As America's criminal justice system has become the subject of an increasingly urgent debate, critics have assailed the rise of mass incarceration, emphasizing its disproportionate impact on people of color. As Forman points out, however, the war on crime that began in the 1970s was supported by many African American leaders in the nation's urban centers. In Locking Up Our Own, he seeks to understand why.



Dead on Arrival MATT RICHTEL
Dead on Arrival (Launch)
Tuesday, August 22 at 7 PM

"Michael Crichton meets Stephen King at their finest." - Lisa Gardner, author of Find Her

Pulitzer Prize winner Matt Richtel of The New York Times will read from his lightning-paced new novel Dead on Arrival.

Shortly after an airplane lands at a desolate airport in a remote Colorado ski town, Dr. Lyle Martin, a world-class infectious disease specialist, is brusquely awakened to shocking news: Everyone not on the plane appears to be dead. While they were in the air, a lethal new kind of virus surfaced, threatening mankind's survival, and now Martin - one of the most sought-after virologists on the planet until his career took a precipitous slide - is at the center of the investigation.




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