Monday, November 10, 2014

5 Upcoming Events at 2 Independent Bookstores

I know, not a very exciting title.  But the 5 events are definitely going to be exciting.  Here they are in the order that they take place:

1.  Wednesday, November 12, at Village House of Books, 21 W. Main Street, LG - national best-selling author, John Lescroart, who has written over 20 books, will be coming at 7:00 to talk about his latest Dismas Hardy/Abe Glitsky novel, The Seeker.  I liked it a lot (I reviewed it on September 6, 2014).  Then he will sign books, of course.

2.* Tuesday, November 18, at Recycle Books, 275 E. Campbell Avenue, Campbell - the RBC has its November meeting.  Our discussion takes place from 6:30-7:15, and then the author, Joshua Safran, will be there from 7:15-8:15 to answer questions and sign books. He has written a memoir called Free Spirit:  growing up on the road and off the grid.  And let me tell you, this is a crazy childhood that Josh lived through.  The book, which I will review in a day or 2, is really really good.  Not only that, Josh is an attorney who supports battered and abused women.  He will have some interesting stories to tell about some of his experiences as an adult too.  Remember:  You don't have to be an RBC member in order to come to our meetings.  And you can come just to see Josh if you want.

3.  Sunday, November 30, at Recycle Books, 9:30-12:30 - Lauri Pastrone, the editor and driving force behind the cookbook, Share, will be out in front of the store signing her book. It's a great idea for the holidays, and she has even offered to wrap any book that is being given as a gift.  You can go into Recycle any time and take a look at this cookbook.  All the money from sales goes to Women for Women International, an organization designed to give women from war-torn countries a skill that will allow them to be self-sufficient.  You will be fascinated talking to Lauri.

4.  Saturday, December 13, at Village House of Books, 6:30-8:00 - Alina Sayre, who wrote The Illuminator's Gift, a middle grade fantasy, will be launching her sequel, The Illuminator's Test.  Alina will not only be reading from her new book, but there will also be fun activities for kids of all ages, just like she had the 1st time.  And if you want to read a review of Alina's 1st book, I've got one from June 2 of this year.  I liked her 1st book a lot.

5.  Sunday, January 25, at Recycle Books, 9:30-12:30 - Julie Dart has written a children's book called Ellie Stands up to the Bully.  It's been out for a while, but this will be the official launch.  And get this - for every book Julie sells, she will donate 1 copy to the Campbell schools.  How neat is that?

*(I always liked that asterisk thing) - there's a link on the homepage of this blog that allows you to see all of the upcoming authors for the Recycle Book Club.  BUT, because I don't want you to have to take the extra step of clicking on a link, here are the December-April book club authors:

Tuesday, December 2 - Queen Sugar - Natalie Baszile
Tuesday, January 13 - The Mathematician's Shiva - Stuart Rojstaczer
Wednesday, February 18 - Spectrum - Alan Jacobson
Tuesday, March 24 - The Princess of Las Pulgas - C. Lee McKenzie
Wednesday, April 22 - Boundaries:  A Love Story - Christine Z. Mason

There are copies of all 6 books at Recycle Books right now.  And, in fact, Christine has added some signed hardcover copies of Boundaries:  A Love Story that are the same price as the (unsigned) paperbacks.  You don't get that kind of deal very often.


  1. It sounds like you're going to be busy!!

  2. Since I don't work at Village House of Books anymore, those are events that I just get to attend. But I get to be a part of everything that goes on at Recycle Books. And it's just a blast!