80 West Portal, San Francisco, CA 94127
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Event highlights at Bookshop West Portal:
Christopher Paolini's Brisingr on sale Saturday, Sep. 20th
Madeline Levine reads Sept. 23rd
Alison Wright recounts Learning to Breathe, Thursday, Sep. 25th
New Knitting Classes posted to BookShopWestPortal.com
October Event Highlights
A Special Recommendation
Brisingr, the third volume of Christopher Paolini's Inheritance Cycle (Eragon and Eldest are volumes 1 and 2) will launch this Saturday, September 20th. This has been a wildly popular and exciting series to read, and we whole-heartedly recommend it. We have a large stock for you at 20% off.
Drop by Saturday or call ahead to reserve your copy at (415) 564-8080.
Levine, author of this national bestseller discusses why America's most privileged adolescents are in crisis and what can parents do about it. This is a breakthrough analysis of the effects of materialism and parental pressure on today's teenagers.
“ Madeline Levine's book ... offers real hope and help to families suffering from the stress of success ... She offers solid, proactive strategies for becoming a more connected, relaxed parent. ” —Chicago Tribune
Photojournalist Wright's spiritual memoir of her near-death experience after a bus crash in Laos includes a foreword from the Dalai Lama. Using meditation after the crash, Wright waited for medical attention for more than 12 hours, and turned to her spiritual practice during the multiple surgeries and the grueling physical rehabilitation that followed.
“ Alison Wright is a wonder. I have known her for years as an extraordinary photographer and a serious meditator, and I thought I knew her story well. I knew nothing. I didn't know what a profound writer she also is. Her life is one of a true pilgrim and a seeker of truth. It is a life of exploration, devotion, and transformation by fire. There is muscle and tears here, and the fierce flame of inspiration. She is the real deal. ” —Richard Gere
Be sure to check-out the full fall schedule, with 7 new classes at www.bookshopwestportal.com/knit.html.
“ Not only is Thea a patient and thorough teacher, she's enthusiastic and skilled in many different knitting techniques. She's helped me go beyond merely following patterns. ” —Rachella, Freelance Writer and Editor
David Harris will discuss his book Bill Walsh: Genius October 7th
Amy Bloom will read from her novel Away October 14th
Last Saturday we sold books at Word for Word's new production of Tobias Wolff's short stories at the Magic Theater at Fort Mason. This is the second time they have produced their stage adaptations of this master of the short story. It was an extraordinary evening, and I strongly suggest making reservations immediately. This production ends October 5th. Word for Word creates a unique theater experience by performing short stories without leaving out a single word of the author's creation. If you have not yet seen them perform you will be astounded at how they can enrich your experience of the short story. I have seen many of their productions, and I always come away delighted, moved, and surprised by their inventiveness and the superb quality of their performances.
You can make reservations at: (415) 441-8822 or www.zspace.org.
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