Booktopia Santa Cruz


Welcome Books on the Nightstand listeners! If you're attending the Booktopia Santa Cruz Retreat, we look forward to welcoming you to Bookshop Santa Cruz in October! If you can't make it, we hope you'll get a good sense of our store from our website.

We've put together this page for your convenience. It includes the most recent book from each retreat author. Other books may be available by each author and can be found by searching our site. There are several different options for ordering. You can have your books shipped to you right now or you can order now and have the books held for you to pick up the weekend of the Retreat (to do so, choose the "pick up in store" option and put “Booktopia Retreat” in the order comments field).

If you can't make it to the retreat, you can order the books, have them signed by the authors at the retreat, and then have them shipped to you. Please use the Booktopia Santa Cruz: Get It Signed ordering page to order signed copies.

Regardless of which option you choose, we do recommend you order books ahead of time. We will have copies available at the store that weekend, but ordering ahead of time guarantees you'll get a copy!

As a special offer to Books on the Nightstand listeners, we are offering 10% off your entire order (excluding already discounted bestsellers and gift-cards) and free shipping. Enter Coupon Code botns2012 during checkout. Please make sure you apply this coupon code before calculating shipping.

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ISBN-13: 9781616950613
Availability: Usually ships from warehouse in 1 - 5 days
Published: Soho Crime, 3/2012
"Black expertly weaves the social issues of Chinese sweatshops and illegal immigrants with current science and computer technology, 14th-century Templars and guilds, and the local police and French secret service." -The Columbus Dispatch

ISBN-13: 9780307593405
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Knopf, 9/2011
Legendary long-distance swimmer Cox reports that reading a biography of Roald Amundsen as a child fueled her dream of open-water swimming; in her best-selling "Swimming to Antarctica", she saw herself following in his footsteps, so to speak. This biography is published to coincide with the centenary of Amundsen's reaching the South Pole. Most books covering Amundsen focus on his race to the pole against Robert Scott, so this full-scale approach is refreshing and should be good.

Girlchild (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9780374162573
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1/2012
“Beautiful . . . Ms. Hassman is such a poised storyteller that her prose practically struts. Her words are as elegant as they are fierce. A voice as fresh as hers is so rare that at times I caught myself cheering . . . I don’t know about you, but I’d go anywhere with this writer.” —Susannah Meadows, The New York Times

ISBN-13: 9780812992793
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Published: Random House, 1/2012
"Mr. Johnson has written a daring and remarkable novel, a novel that not only opens a frightening window on the mysterious kingdom of North Korea, but one that also excavates the very meaning of love and sacrifice." - Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

Silver Sparrow (Paperback)

ISBN-13: 9781616201425
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 5/2012
With the opening line of Silver Sparrow, "My father, James Witherspoon, is a bigamist," author Tayari Jones unveils a breathtaking story about a man's deception, a family's complicity, and the two teenage girls caught in the middle.Set in a middle-class neighborhood in Atlanta in the 1980s, the novel revolves around James Witherspoon's two families--the public one and the secret one. When the daughters from each family meet and form a friendship, only one of them knows they are sisters. It is a relationship destined to explode. This is the third stunning novel from an author deemed "one of the most important writers of her generation" (the "Atlanta Journal Constitution").

ISBN-13: 9780307460196
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Published: Broadway Books, 8/2012
In 1945, Elsie Schmidt is a naive teenager, as eager for her first sip of champagne as she is for her first kiss. She and her family have been protected from the worst of the terror and desperation overtaking her country by a high-ranking Nazi who wishes to marry her. So when an escaped Jewish boy arrives on Elsie’s doorstep in the dead of night on Christmas Eve, Elsie understands that opening the door would put all she loves in danger.

Swim Back to Me (Paperback)

ISBN-13: 9781400079735
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Published: Vintage, 4/2012
Ann Packer is one of our most talented observers of family life, with its hidden crevasses and unforeseeable perils. In these unforgettable, emotionally searing stories, she explores the moral predicaments that define our lives, the frailty of ordinary grace, and the ways in which we are shattered and remade by loss.

ISBN-13: 9781250006219
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: St. Martin's Press, 8/2012
Imaginary friend Budo narrates this heartwarming story of love, loyalty, and the power of the imagination—the perfect read for anyone who has ever had a friend . . . real or otherwise.

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ISBN-13: 9781455890484
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Brilliance Corporation, 5/2012
Read by Grover Gardner
The Passage of Power follows Lyndon Johnson through both the most frustrating and the most triumphant periods of his career--1958 to 1964. It is a time that would see him trade the extraordinary power he had created for himself as Senate Majority Leader for what became the wretched powerlessness of a Vice President in an administration that disdained and distrusted him.

Bring Up the Bodies (Compact Disc)

ISBN-13: 9781427225825
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Published: Macmillan Audio, 5/2012
Read by Simon Vance

The sequel to Hilary Mantel's 2009 Man Booker Prize winner and New York Times bestseller, Wolf Hall delves into the heart of Tudor history with the downfall of Anne Boleyn

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