IN STORE | September 22 at 7PM pt | Cambria Gordon discusses THE POETRY OF SECRETS. RSVP here 

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In Store! Wednesday, September 22 at 7PM pt


in conversation with HOWARD GORDON

Perfect for fans of Ruta Sepetys and Elizabeth Wein, this lyrical portrait of hidden identities and forbidden love is set against the harrowing backdrop of the Spanish Inquisition.
Isabel Perez carries secrets with her every day.


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ONLINE 09/28 at 6PM*


ONLINE 09/12 at 4PM*

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Sunday 09/19 at 4PM

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by Edward Slingerland

Let’s raise a glass to the noble art of imbibing. Slingerland’s argues that alcohol is an integral part of the human experience, responsible, in part, for the raising of civilization and its continued existence. I never knew that my nightly glass of wine was part of the great human endeavor, but I’m glad I do now. It's an ethnographic, historical, psychological, aptly researched book that’s a hoot to read.



ONLINE events

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Aftermath by Emily Barth Isler
in conversation with Paige Davis

virtual event
Tuesday, Sep 7

at 7:00PM pt

Showing a keen understanding of loss, Isler's compassionate debut is written with stark honesty, showcasing various responses to tragedy, including Lucy's parents' inability to talk about the past, the students' collective need to share their stories, and encouragement of therapy.

Learn more here.

Disruption Proof by Brant Cooper

virtual event
Wednesday, Sept 8

at 7:00PM pt

One thing in life is certain: change is constant. Thanks to the rapid pace of technological innovation in the digital age--and further accelerated by the global COVID-19 pandemic--massive structural change is happening on a greater scale than ever before. Faced with unprecedented complexity and uncertainty, most business leaders struggle to see the way forward. Company organization, systems, and management are still largely based on what was most effective in the Industrial Age. Disruption Proof offers a new approach that addresses our current reality.

Learn more here.

Code Red Fallujah by Donnelly Wilkes
in conversation with Knonko Nolan

in store event
Thursday, Sept 9

at 7:00PM pt

Sharing the harrowing entries from his field diary, Wilkes becomes the first-ever Navy physician to recount the sights and sounds of one of the most violent events of the entire Iraq War. In heart-pounding detail, he divulges his struggles to save wounded warriors amidst rockets landing close enough to knock him off his feet. When Wilkes—fresh out of medical school—is suddenly thrust into this war zone, his skills, his faith, and his ability to endure are all put to the test. Code Red Fallujah is the firsthand narrative of Wilkes’s role in the Battle of Fallujah, scintillating combat trauma, and the spiritual challenges that pierced his journey.

Learn more here.

Giannis: The Improbable Rise of an NBA MVP by Mirin Fader
in conversation with WR Wilkerson III

virtual event
Friday, August 13

at 7:00PM pt

Antetokounmpo's story has been framed as a feel-good narrative in which the globe has embraced him, watching him grow up and lead the underdog Bucks to the best record in the NBA in 2020. Giannis reveals a more nuanced story: how hesitant Antetokounmpo was, and still is, to spend money; how lonely and isolated he felt, adjusting to America and the NBA early in his career; the way he changed after his father recently died of a heart attack; the complexity of grappling with his Black and Greek identities; how private he is, so hard on himself and his shortcomings, a drive that fuels him every day; and the deep-rooted responsibility he feels to be a nurturing role model for his younger brothers. 

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Breathing Fire by Jaime Lowe
in conversation with Henry Weinstein

Tuesday, Aug. 17

at 7:00PM pt

In Breathing Fire, Jaime Lowe expands on her revelatory work for The New York Times Magazine. She has spent years getting to know dozens of women who have participated in the fire camp program and spoken to captains, family and friends, correctional officers, and camp commanders. The result is a rare, illuminating look at how the fire camps actually operate -- a story that encompasses California's underlying catastrophes of climate change, economic disparity, and historical injustice, but also draws on deeply personal histories, relationships, desires, frustrations, and the emotional and physical intensity of firefighting.

Learn more here.

We Share the Same Sky by Rachael Cerrotti
in conversation with Lisa Hofheimer

virtual event
Tuesday, Aug. 24

at 7:00PM pt

In 2009, Rachael Cerrotti, a college student pursuing a career in photojournalism, asked her grandmother, Hana, if she could record her story. Rachael knew that her grandmother was a Holocaust survivor and the only one in her family alive at the end of the war. Rachael also knew that she survived because of the kindness of strangers. It wasn't a secret. Hana spoke about her history publicly and regularly. But, Rachael wanted to document it as only a granddaughter could. So, that's what they did: Hana talked and Rachael wrote.

Learn more here.

Presumed Guilty by Erwin Chemerinsky
in conversation with Laurie Levinson

Thursday, Aug. 26

at 7:00PM pt

Written with a lawyer's knowledge and experience, Presumed Guilty definitively proves that an approach to policing that continues to exalt "Dirty Harry" can be transformed only by a robust court system committed to civil rights. In the tradition of Richard Rothstein's The Color of Law, Presumed Guilty is a necessary intervention into the roiling national debates over racial inequality and reform, creating a history where none was before--and promising to transform our understanding of the systems that enable police brutality.

Learn more here.