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Launch Party with SANDRA FEDER at Books Inc. Burlingame

Join Books Inc. Burlingame for a launch party celebrating local author Sandra Feder's third installment in the fresh and fun Daisy series, Daisy's Big Night. Daisy has always loved making lists of her favorite words. When her neighbor invites her to a poetry party, Daisy learns many new wondrous things she can do with the words she's collected. But can she create something truly special for the Student Showcase night?
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By Sandra V. Feder, Susan Mitchell (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781554539086
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Published: Kids Can Press - March 1st, 2014

The Cubberley Theatre in Palo Alto presents ROBIN SLOAN

The Cubberley Community Center Theatre presents Robin Sloan, author of Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore.

A Winner of the Alex Award, a finalist for the "Los Angeles Times" Book Prize for First Fiction, named a Best Book of the Year by NPR, "Los Angeles Times," and "San Francisco Chronicle
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The Great Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon away from life as a San Francisco web-design drone and into the aisles of Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore. But after a few days on the job, Clay discovers that the store is more curious than either its name or its gnomic owner might suggest. The customers are few, and they never seem to buy anything--instead, they "check out" large, obscure volumes from strange corners of the store. Suspicious, Clay engineers an analysis of the clientele's behavior, seeking help from his variously talented friends. But when they bring their findings to Mr. Penumbra, they discover the bookstore's secrets extend far beyond its walls. Rendered with irresistible brio and dazzling intelligence, Robin Sloan's "Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore" is exactly what it sounds like: an establishment you have to enter and will never want to leave.

For more information visit: http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/gov/depts/csd/facilities/cubberley_theatre...

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250037756
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Published: Picador - September 24th, 2013

The Belmont Library presents MICHELLE RICHMOND

The Belmont Library presents Michelle Richmond, author of Golden State, a powerful and mesmerizing novel set over the course of a single, unforgettable day which explores the intricacies of marriage, family, and the profound moments that shape our lives.

For more information visit: http://www.smcl.org/content/belmont

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$15.00
ISBN: 9780385343282
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Published: Bantam - February 4th, 2014

Story Time with OLIVER CHIN at Books Inc. Mountain View

Called a "comics expert" by the San Jose Mercury News, Books Inc. Mountain View presents a very special Saturday story time with publisher of Immedium Books, Oliver Chin, sharing the ninth installment of his popular annual Tales From the Chinese Zodiac series, which features the Chinese lunar calendar's twelve animals and shows how an unbridled spirit can blaze its own trail, The Year of the Horse.

FRED TURNER at Books Inc. Mountain View

A journalist for over ten years with writing appearing in various publications, including the Boston Phoenix and Boston Sunday Globe, associate professor of communication at Stanford University, Fred Turner shares The Democratic Surround, a dazzling overturning of the idea that the psychedelic sixties arose in direct revolt against the social restraint and authoritarian hierarchy of the early Cold War years, and shows just how much the artistic and social radicalism of the sixties owed to the liberal ideals of Cold War America, a democratic vision that still underlies our hopes for digital media today. 
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ISBN: 9780226817460
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Published: University of Chicago Press - December 4th, 2013

ANDY WEIR in Conversation with DR. PASCAL LEE at Books Inc. Mountain View

 

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Meet software engineer, and self-declared science geek for all things space travel, orbital dynamics, relative physics, and astronomy, Andy Weir sharing his highly anticipated debut novel, The Martian. Six days after becoming one of the first people to walk on Mars, astronaut Mark Watney is sure he'll be the first person to die there after his crew evacuates without him. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?

To add to the Mars Mania of this evening, Andy will be in conversation Dr. Pascal Lee, a Planetary Scientist at the SETI Institute. He is Co-Founder and Chairman of the Mars Institute, and Director of the Haughton-Mars Project (HMP) at NASA Ames Research Center.

TIM FEDERLE at Books Inc. Palo Alto

Follow Nate Foster as his Broadway dreams finally come true! Books Inc. Palo Alto proudly presents author of the "2013 New York Times Notable Book of the Year", Better Nate Than Never, Tim Federle sharing his exciting sequel, Five, Six, Seven, Nate!

Armed with a one-way ticket to New York City, small-town theater geek Nate is off to start rehearsals for "E.T.: The Broadway Musical." It's everything he ever practiced his autograph for! But as thrilling as Broadway is, rehearsals are nothing like Nate expects: full of intimidating child stars, cut-throat understudies, and a director who can't even remember Nate's name.
Now, as the countdown to opening night is starting to feel more like a time bomb, Nate is going to need more than his lucky rabbit's foot if he ever wants to see his name in lights. He may even need a showbiz miracle.

 

Five, Six, Seven, Nate! Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781442446939
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - January 21st, 2014

The Peninsula Parlour presents RACHEL LOUISE SNYDER at Books Inc. Palo Alto

The Peninsula Parlour presents writer, radio commentator, and professor of creative writing Rachel Louise Snyder discussing her debut novel What We've Lost Is Nothing, a striking story that chronicles the twenty-four hours following a mass burglary in a Chicago suburb and the suspicions, secrets, and prejudices that surface in its wake.  Rachel will be in conversation with Lisen Stromberg. 15% of all sales made during this event will be donated to Abilities United.

For more information visit: http://www.abilitiesunited.org/

What We've Lost Is Nothing: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781476725178
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Published: Scribner - January 21st, 2014

Story Time with TIM MCCANNA at Books Inc. Mountain View!

Books Inc. Mountain View presents a special story time with Assistant Regional Adviser for the San Francisco/South regional chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators, Tim McCanna sharing the adorable picture book Teeny Tiny Trucks. Full of bouncy, rhyming texts this bugs-eye perspective on a tiny trucks' delivery is a treat!

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By Tim McCanna, Keith Frawley (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780989668811
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Published: Little Bahalia Publishing LLC - October 15th, 2013

CHRISTINA BAKER KLINE at Books Inc. Palo Alto

With essays and articles appearing in the San Francisco Chronicle and The Literarian--among others--recipient of a Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Fellowship, Christina Baker Kline shares the powerful novel Orphan Train. Moving between contemporary Maine and Depression-era Minnesota, this is a powerful tale of upheaval and resilience, second chances, and unexpected friendship.
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$15.99
ISBN: 9780061950728
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - January 10th, 2017

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