Books and Brews

Bookshop's popular summer event series returns for the third year in 2017!

A series of events combining our love of literature and our love of craft beer! Six book-focused events will be held at some of our favorite beer houses this summer. 

Enjoy special offers and discounts at each beer house on the night of their event.


Pick up a Books & Brews Passport in the store (or print one here). Get it stamped at two or more events in the series and you'll be entered to win a $150 Bookshop gift card.


Thursday, June 22nd at 7:00

Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing

Summer Series kick-off: Join us for a rousing evening of Literary Trivia! Drop by on your own or bring a friend! No pre-registration required. Test your mettle as a reader who loves a good ale, and we'll give you a preview of all the great events in this summer's six-part Books & Brews summer tour.


Thursday, July 6th at 7:00

Discretion Brewing

Author event: Join us for a night of lovingly crafted beer, a skillfully written story, and get your copy of Monterey Bay signed! Born and raised in Monterey, debut novelist Lindsay Hatton has written a book that pairs a mesmerizing plot with the beauty and history of the Monterey Bay shoreline.


Thursday, July 27th at 7:00

Pour Taproom

LitHops: Pair books with the perfect brew and then vote for your favorite match! $16 + tax entry includes: A voucher to exchange for any book at the event, the chance to match beers with books yourself, as well as a discount of 20% off of your food and drinks at Pour.


Monday, August 7th at 7:00

Lupulo Craft Beer House

Race to Revolution: Hamilton Edition! Inspired by Hamilton mania, work as teams to test your knowledge about the founders of our country and win prizes! $5 gets you an entry to play the Race to Revolution game, 50% off the first draught beer, cider, glass of wine, or nonalcoholic beverage you purchase that night, and a $5 off coupon for a purchase from Bookshop Santa Cruz the night of the event.


Monday, August 21st at 7:00

New Bohemia Brewing Company

Community Read. Join us for this exciting new collaboration with the artists and craft brewing experts of New Bohemia on 41st Avenue! Our first ever event in this gorgeous space at NuBo will be a Community Read discussion of Chris Cleave’s bestselling novel, Everyone Brave Is Forgiven, now in paperback! Pick up a copy and come discuss this enchanting piece of World War II Historical Fiction with strangers and friends.


Tuesday, September 5th at 7:00

Beer Thirty Bottle Shop & Pour House

Book Swap! Bookshop's Books & Brews Book Swap offers passionate readers a chance to promote their favorite books and go home with a new discovery--while also enjoying delicious brews at Beer Thirty Bring one of your favorite books (that you are willing to give away) and join a small group to talk about your books, then listen to others sell you theirs--you’ll have 90 seconds!




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