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Bookshop Santa Cruz Events, Fall & Winter 2019

BOOKSHOP SANTA CRUZ EVENTS

Fall & Winter 2019-2020

These events were featured in our 2019 Winter Newsletter.

Signed copies of books from selected author events can now be preordered on our website! View our upcoming opportunities here.
You can also purchase autographed copies from previous author events here.

THURSDAY OCTOBER 17TH at 7:00 PM
SPECIAL OFFSITE & TICKETED EVENT AT THE CIVIC AUDITORIUM
DEEPAK CHOPRA, Metahuman

Is it possible to venture beyond daily living and experience heightened states of awareness? Chopra will share his new book, Metahuman: Unleashing Your Infinite Potential, with a book talk, audience Q&A, and book signing, Cosponsored by Good Times. Ticket info: metahumansantacruz.brownpapertickets.com

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 23RD at 7:00 PM
TUI T. SUTHERLAND, Wings of Fire

Tui T. Sutherland—bestselling author of the Wings of Fire series, the Menagerie trilogy, and the Pet Trouble series—will join us to read and sign copies of her enthralling new books for young readers, Hidden Kingdom (Wings of Fire Graphic, Book 3) and The Poison Jungle (Wings of Fire, Book 13).

THURSDAY OCTOBER 24TH at 6:00 PM
SPECIAL OFFSITE & TICKETED EVENT AT THE CIVIC AUDITORIUM
DAV PILKEY, Dog Man For Whom the Ball Rolls

Captain Underpants author Dav Pilkey returns to Santa Cruz for a ticketed event at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium to celebrate his new Dog Man book, For Whom the Ball Rolls. Produced in partnership with Allterra Solar, and cosponsored by the Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries and the SPCA, this event will feature a book talk, photo opportunities, games, and activities. Ticket info: pilkey.brownpapertickets.com. THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.

TUESDAY OCTOBER 29TH at 7:00 PM
SPECIAL OFFSITE & TICKETED EVENT AT DNA’S COMEDY LAB
ELIZABETH STROUT, A Literary Soirée for Olive, Again

Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout will share her highly anticipated new novel, Olive, Again, in which she continues the life of her beloved character Olive Kitteridge. Strout will be in conversation with Elizabeth McKenzie and there will be a book signing, raffle prizes, giveaways, and book group recommendation stations. Cosponsored by the Humanities Institute at UC Santa Cruz, and KAZU.Ticket info: elizabethstrout.brownpapertickets.com

MONDAY NOVEMBER 4TH at 7:00 PM
J. RYAN STRADAL, The Lager Queen of Minnesota: A Novel

J. Ryan Stradal, author of the staff favorite Kitchens of the Great Midwest, will join us to share his new book, The Lager Queen of Minnesota, a novel of family, Midwestern values, hard work, fate, and the secrets of making a world-class beer. Enjoy a beer at the event as our neighbor restaurant Chocolate offers local beer for sale.

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 6TH at 7:00 PM
NAMING MOUNT THOREAU: A High Sierra Project with Tom Killion and Friends

In 2014, a group of artists who loosely call themselves the Thoreau Collective summited USGS Peak 12691 in the Eastern Sierra, to name it after Henry David Thoreau. Out of that expedition, the collection Naming Mt. Thoreau was born. On November 6th, artist and writer contributors will read from and talk about their work in relation to the project.

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 7TH 6:00 PM–8:00 PM
SPECIAL IN-STORE TICKETED BOOK SIGNING
JERRY RICE, America’s Game: The NFL at 100

Meet NFL legend Jerry Rice! Join three-time Super Bowl champion and Pro Football Hall of Fame member Jerry Rice for a signing of his book that celebrates the 100th anniversary of the National Football League, America’s Game. Cosponsored by Santa Cruz Pop Warner Football and Cheer. Ticket info: jerryrice.brownpapertickets.com

SPECIAL EVENT
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 8TH & SATURDAY NOVEMBER 9TH
BOOKSHOP’S 53RD BIRTHDAYPARTY & SALE!

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 8TH: 20% OFF STOREWIDE—Readers’ Club Members Only 7:30 birthday party, including music and cake!

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 9TH: 20% OFF STOREWIDE—Public Sale  Check back for more details.

MONDAY NOVEMBER 11TH at 7:00 PM
SPECIAL OFFSITE & TICKETED EVENT AT THE HAY BARN
SEAN BROCK, South: Essential Recipes and New Explorations

Award-winning chef, restauranteur, and cookbook author Sean Brock (Heritage) will be in conversation with Oakland chef and Top Chef alumna Tanya Holland (Brown Sugar Kitchen) for his new cookbook South. This event will take place at the Cowell Ranch Hay Barn at UC Santa Cruz and is cosponsored by the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems. Ticket info: bookshopsantacruz.com/seanbrock

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 12TH at 7:00 PM
SPECIAL OFFSITE & TICKETED EVENT AT DNA’S COMEDY LAB
ERIN MORGENSTERN, A Literary Masquerade for The Starless Sea

You are cordially invited to Bookshop Santa Cruz’s first-ever literary masquerade, in which we will celebrate the release of Erin Morgenstern’s (The Night Circus) highly anticipated new novel, The Starless Sea. This event will take place at DNA’s Comedy Lab and is cosponsored by the Humanities Institute at UC Santa Cruz. Ticket info: erinmorgenstern.brownpapertickets.com

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 14TH at 7:00 PM
CATAMARAN POETRY PRIZE CELEBRATION

Join us for a celebration of the winner of the Catamaran Poetry Prize for 2019, featuring poet Susan Browne reading from her collection Just Living.

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 17TH 4:00–5:00 PM
BEST BOOKS OF YEAR KIDS PRESENTATION

Join Bookshop’s head children’s books buyer Stephanie Seales and Bookshop staff for a presentation of some of our favorite kids’ books of the year. Parents, grandparents, and anyone with young readers in their lives will hear about great books for holiday gift giving, and educators are invited to fill out their wish lists for our Holiday Book Drive.

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 19TH at 7:00 PM
SPECIAL OFFSITE & TICKETED EVENT AT THE RIO THEATRE
FLEA, Acid for the Children

Flea, iconic bassist and cofounder of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, will celebrate the release of his memoir, Acid for the Children, with a book discussion and Q&A. This event at the Rio Theatre, is cosponsored by Streetlight Records. Ticket info: fleasantacruz.brownpapertickets.com. While supplies last.

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 30TH, ALL DAY
SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

Shop small and help your community prosper! Join us on the Saturday after Thanksgiving to launch the season. Meet and share a photo with the Grinch from 2–4pm and enter to win our favorite books of the year!    

TUESDAY DECEMBER 3RD at 7:00 PM
PANEL DISCUSSION: The Why of Embodied Practice

Three Santa Cruz authors share the culmination of their work in a panel discussion on embodiment and its contribution to living well in one’s body and one’s life. Join Steven Macramalla, Valerie Moselle, and Beth Pettengill Riley as they explore, through discussion and application, ways in which embodiment is cultivated in martial arts, breathwork, meditation, and mindful movement. This event is cosponsored by Luma Yoga.

TUESDAY DECEMBER 3RD 7:00–8:00 PM
YOUNG WRITERS CONTEST HONOREES ON THE RADIO

The winners of Bookshop’s Young Writers Contest read their stories on Bruce Bratton’s Universal Grapevine program on KZSC 88.1 FM. For more information and for weekly podcasts of Universal Grapevine, visit kzsc.com.

THURSDAY DECEMBER 5TH at 5:30 PM
CHANUKAH STORY HOUR, cosponsored by Temple Beth El

Hear some of our favorite Chanukah stories read out loud at Bookshop Santa Cruz at this special event that is being cosponsored by Temple Beth El.

FRIDAY DECEMBER 6TH at 4:00 PM
CHRISTIAN ROBINSON, Just in Case You Want to Fly

Join award-winning illustrator (and staff favorite) Christian Robinson for a reading and signing of his tender new picture book about growing up, Just in Case You Want to Fly. It’s about parents giving their children the gifts, no matter how quiet or small, to navigate the world on their own.

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 15TH at 7:00 PM
SPECIAL FREE OFFSITE EVENT AT ROSIE McCANN’S
WINTER READING PROGRAM MIXER

Our annual Winter Reading Program challenges adults to read three of our eight recommended books by March 31st for rewards from Bonny Doon Vineyard, Buttercup Cakes, and Bookshop Santa Cruz. Join us at Rosie McCann’s to get excited about your next read of the challenge—or to find inspiration to start. Invite a friend and enjoy a beverage and something delicious to eat—you buy the refreshments, we’ll provide the bookish fun!

See bookshopsantacruz.com/event for our complete calendar of events

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