Events

Tuesday September 02, 2014
Start: 09/02/2014 7:30 pm

Andrew Schelling will speak about and sign his new book, Love and the Turning Seasons, on Tuesday, September 2nd at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
For thousands of years, India has excelled at erotic love poetry, and the genius of its devotional poetry often harnesses great energy and mystical insight. It is in fact often hard to tell whether the poets are offering poems of spiritual longing using the garment of poetry, or writing erotic poems in the guise of devotion. In Love and the Turning Seasons, Andrew Schelling has drawn on the work of 24 other translators to build what will be the finest anthology of India's erotic and spiritual poetry for the general read ever assembled.

Vouchers to attend are $5 and are good for $5 off the author’s featured book or a purchase the day of the event. Vouchers can be purchased in advance, over the phone, or at the door. Readers Guild Members can reserve seats for any in-store event.

Wednesday September 03, 2014
Start: 09/03/2014 7:30 pm

Frank Berliner will speak about and sign his new book, Bravery: The Living Buddha Within You, on Wednesday, September 3rd at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
In Bravery: The Living Buddha Within You, Frank Berliner gives us one of the most comprehensive expositions of the teachings of the Buddha by a western Buddhist teacher.  A long-time student of Tibetan master Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Berliner has drunk deeply from the well not only of his teacher's encyclopedic presentation of the Buddhadharma but also that of western philosophy, psychology and literature.  This is an excellent primer and in-depth study of the core elements of Buddhist psychology and philosophy explained with clarity for the western student within the context of western thought.

This is a FREE event, open to all!

Thursday September 04, 2014
Start: 09/04/2014 7:30 pm

Margaret Coel will speak about and sign her new book, Night of the White Buffalo, on Thursday, September 4th at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
In Night of the White Buffalo, Arapaho attorney Vicky Holden and Father John O'Malley confront a killer in the wake of a miracle. A mysterious man confesses to murder, and then flees the confessional before Father John can identify him. Later, Vicky discovers rancher Dennis Carey shot dead in his truck along the Highway. With the tragic news comes the exposure of an astonishing secret: the most sacred creature in Native American mythology, a white buffalo calf, was recently born on Carey's ranch.

Vouchers to attend are $5 and are good for $5 off the author’s featured book or a purchase the day of the event. Vouchers can be purchased in advance, over the phone, or at the door. Readers Guild Members can reserve seats for any in-store event.

Sunday September 07, 2014
Start: 09/07/2014 2:00 pm

Join us for an afternoon of readings and discussion with local authors Peter Griffiths, author of The Mystical Milestone, Richard Williams, author of Remember When?, Ann Marie, author of Letters to Ann, and Jeannine Lee, author of Beyond Divorce on Sunday, September 7th at *2:00pm*.

More About the Books:
Peter Griffiths, author of The Mystical Milestone
The Mystical Milestone
is a novel set in the Gower Peninsula in South Wales. It is driven by a unique plot and developed around such ingredients as obsession, mysticism, loyalty, and faith. It revolves around the insidious nature of family feuds and also the unnerving ease with which seemingly manageable events mushroom out of control.

Richard Williams, author of Remember When?
Remember When gives an opportunity to experience the journey of a person gifted in science, music, mathematics, languages, teaching. This autobiography shares the family and culture he experienced over 82 years in an interesting and informative way. Readers will remember a time quite different from today.” ~Marilyn Miller

Ann Marie, author of Letters to Ann
Letters to Ann takes the reader back to the early years of the Korean War. Even in some of its darkest moments, Captain John F. Hughes finds and shares bits of humor about his daily military existence with his then four year-old daughter. It is a unique perspective of what often is called "The Forgotten War."

Jeannine Lee, author of Beyond Divorce
Going through a divorce is like being between trapezes without a net. Beyond Divorce helps the reader through the pain and turmoil, learn what went wrong, and arrive at the other side of divorce with awareness, peace, and renewed vision. Divorce becomes a creative experience rather than a defeating event that must be lived through.

This is a FREE event, open to everyone!

Tuesday September 09, 2014
Start: 09/09/2014 7:00 pm

Living Poets Society, the BBS in-store poetry bookclub, will be reading and discussing Winter's Journey by Stephen Dobyns for September.

The Living Poets Society Bookclub is open to the public and meets at 7pm on the second Tuesday of every month in the Upper North Room of Boulder Book Store. Unless otherwise noted, the author will not be present at the discussion.

Start: 09/09/2014 7:30 pm

Harry Reed will speak about and sign his new book, Be Bop, Blues & Random Riffs, on Tuesday, September 9th at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
Be Bop Blues & Random Riffs explores the musics that influence Harry Reed's personal and professional life. From the age of 12 he listened to Be Bop in clubs, at home, and in record stores. His home town provided a protective atmosphere that allowed him to enter clubs. The bartenders, who knew his parents, issued warnings against drinking and disturbing customers. The enclosed works are the results of his relationship with the music and musicians, and the scenes witnessed and observations jotted down as he enjoyed the music.

Vouchers to attend are $5 and are good for $5 off the author’s featured book or a purchase the day of the event. Vouchers can be purchased in advance, over the phone, or at the door. Readers Guild Members can reserve seats for any in-store event.

Wednesday September 10, 2014
Start: 09/10/2014 7:30 pm

Dr. Linda Backman will speak about and sign her new book, The Evolving Soul, on Wednesday, September 10th at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
Balancing past-life karma is the key to soul evolution. In The Evolving Soul, Dr. Linda Backman shows how healing relationships, caring for one's self, and working through fear and loss can help you mend the wounds of your past lives. Using wisdom she's amassed from hundreds of hypnotic regression clients, Dr. Backman shows how people create the pre-birth blueprints that infuse life with purpose. The Evolving Soul also includes questions and prompts to help readers gain profound insights.

Vouchers to attend are $5 and are good for $5 off the author’s featured book or a purchase the day of the event. Vouchers can be purchased in advance, over the phone, or at the door. Readers Guild Members can reserve seats for any in-store event. 

Thursday September 11, 2014
Start: 09/11/2014 7:30 pm

Laird Hunt will speak about and sign his new book, Neverhome, on Thursday, September 11th at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
She calls herself Ash, but that's not her real name. She is a farmer's faithful wife, but she has left her husband to don the uniform of a Union soldier in the Civil War. Neverhome tells the harrowing story of Ash Thompson during the battle for the South. Local author Laird Hunt's dazzling new novel throws a light on the adventurous women who chose to fight instead of stay behind. It is also a mystery story: why did Ash leave and her husband stay? Why can she not return? What will she have to go through to make it back home? 

Vouchers to attend are $5 and are good for $5 off the author’s featured book or a purchase the day of the event. Vouchers can be purchased in advance, over the phone, or at the door. Readers Guild Members can reserve seats for any in-store event.

Sunday September 14, 2014
Start: 09/14/2014 11:00 am

Rosemary Wells will speak about and sign her new book, Max & Ruby at the Warthog's Wedding, on Sunday, September 14th at *11:00am*.

About the Book:
Oh, no! Max has lost the wedding ring! How can the Warthogs’ wedding go on without the ring? Max and Ruby lead the search through the grand hotel. Down to the laundry, up to the towers, back to the conservatory they run, following the map in Grandmother’s Bunnyphone. Children will delight in lifting the flaps to see where Max and Ruby are headed next in Max & Ruby at the Warthogs’ Wedding, another hilarious story from Rosemary Wells featuring the beloved bunny siblings.

This is a FREE children's event, open to everybody! 

Tuesday September 16, 2014
Start: 09/16/2014 7:30 pm

Peter McGraw & Joel Warner will speak about and sign their new book, The Humor Code, on Tuesday, September 16th at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
Two guys. 19 experiments. 91,000 miles. And a book that will forever change the way you think about humor. Part road-trip comedy and part social science experiment, a scientist and a journalist detail their epic quest to discover the secret behind what makes things funny. Dr. Peter McGraw, founder of the Humor Research Lab at the University of Colorado Boulder, teamed up with journalist Joel Warner on a far-reaching search for the secret behind humor. Funny and surprising, The Humor Code is a revealing exploration of humor, society, and an unusual friendship.

Local comedians Kristin Rand (http://hexagoncircle.com/kristinrand/) and Troy Walker (http://www.comedyworks.com/comedians/616) will join us at this event to engage the authors in a friendly debate!

Vouchers to attend are $5 and are good for $5 off the author’s featured book or a purchase the day of the event. Vouchers can be purchased in advance, over the phone, or at the door. Readers Guild Members can reserve seats for any in-store event.

Wednesday September 17, 2014
Start: 09/17/2014 7:00 pm

Do you love both reading and writing? Then you’ll love our new take on the book club, in which participants discuss the elements of a great book.  Lori DeBoer, author and teacher, will lead a discussion of each selection’s use of plot, characterization, scenes, setting, dialogue, backstory, pacing, language and more. We’ll also talk a little bit about each author’s writing process and how they built their career.  For a well-rounded experience, we’ll be reading selections from many genres. Writers of all levels will come away with ideas and inspiration for their own work.

Lori DeBoer has an MFA in creative writing and is the founder of the Boulder Writers’ Workshop. Visit her website at www.lorideboer.net.

This bookclub will be reading and discussing The Fault in Our Stars by John Green for September.

Lori DeBoer's Writing Bookclub is open to the public and meets at 7pm on the third Wednesday of every month in the Upper North Room of Boulder Book Store. Unless otherwise noted, the author will not be present at the discussion.

Start: 09/17/2014 7:30 pm

Mark Allen will speak about and sign his new book, The Art of Competition, on Wednesday, September 17th at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
The Art of Competition is an iconic combination of inspirational quotes forged in the heat of competition and blended with breathtaking photos from the world of nature. Brief chapters address topics essential to master for excellence, like fear, change, and turning life into art. As a presentation of words and images, the book brings forth ideas, solutions, and ways to move forward that never present themselves through logic. When past and future disappear, and winning and losing are forgotten, competition subsides, leaving only the possibility that anything is possible.

Vouchers to attend are $5 and are good for $5 off the author’s featured book or a purchase the day of the event. Vouchers can be purchased in advance, over the phone, or at the door. Readers Guild Members can reserve seats for any in-store event.

Thursday September 18, 2014
Start: 09/18/2014 7:30 pm

Bill Ayers will speak about and sign his new book, Public Enemy, on Thursday, September 18th at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
Labeled a "domestic terrorist" by the McCain campaign in 2008 and used by the radical right in an attempt to castigate Obama for "pallin' around with terrorists," Bill Ayers is in fact a teacher, father, and social justice advocate with a sharp memory and wit. Public Enemy tells his story from the moment he and his wife, Bernardine Dohrn, emerged from years on the run and rebuilt their lives as public figures. In the face of defamation by conservative media, Bill and Bernardine stay true to their core beliefs in the power of protest.

Vouchers to attend are $5 and are good for $5 off the author’s featured book or a purchase the day of the event. Vouchers can be purchased in advance, over the phone, or at the door. Readers Guild Members can reserve seats for any in-store event.

Tuesday September 23, 2014
Start: 09/23/2014 7:00 pm

From Our Shelves Fiction Bookclub is open to the public and meets at 7pm in the Upper North Room of Boulder Book Store on the fourth Tuesday of the month. Unless otherwise noted, the author will not be present at the discussion. Please join us!

For September, we will be reading and discussing The Night Guest by Fiona McFarlane on Tuesday, September 23rd at *7:00pm*

Wednesday September 24, 2014
Start: 09/24/2014 7:30 pm

Marilyn Krysl will speak about and sign her new book, Yes, There Will Be Singing, on Wednesday, September 24th at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
Yes, There Will Be Singing brings together Marilyn Krysl's essays on the origins of language and poetry, poetic form, the poetry of witness, and poetry's collaboration with the healing arts. Beginning with pieces on her own origins as a poet, she branches into poetry's spiritual and political possibilities, drawing on examples from Anna Akhmatova, W.S. Merwin, and Venus Khoury-Ghata. Krysl concludes with stories of her humanitarian work, connecting poetic expression with a generous and compassionate worldview.

Vouchers to attend are $5 and are good for $5 off the author’s featured book or a purchase the day of the event. Vouchers can be purchased in advance, over the phone, or at the door. Readers Guild Members can reserve seats for any in-store event.

Thursday September 25, 2014
Start: 09/25/2014 7:30 pm

Binx Selby & Linda Jade Fong will speak about and sign their new book, The Balancepoint Mealplan & Cookbook, on Thursday, September 25th at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
The BalancePoint Mealplan & Cookbook has a two-week scientific breakthrough program with complete instructions and 170 gourmet gluten-free, grain-free, & Paleo diet recipes in a protocol that reduces inflammation and cholesterol in less than 14 days. The book includes a 14-day Jumpstart Mealplan of delicious no-grain, low-protein and high fat meals calibrated to fit into a dietary formula shown by medical research to rapidly reduce chronic inflammation and associated cardiovascular and metabolic diseases in the body. 

Vouchers to attend are $5 and are good for $5 off the author’s featured book or a purchase the day of the event. Vouchers can be purchased in advance, over the phone, or at the door. Readers Guild Members can reserve seats for any in-store event.

Friday September 26, 2014
Start: 09/26/2014 7:30 pm

Matteo Pistono will speak about and sign his new book, Fearless in Tibet, on Friday, September 26th at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
Terton Sogyal was a 19th century visionary saint whose mastery of meditation led him to become the teacher to the 13th Dalai Lama. Known for his spiritual insights and service to Tibet, Terton Sogyal's ability to harness the power of the mind was born of his own profound understanding of the Buddha's teachings. In Fearless in Tibet, Matteo Pistono shares Terton Sogyal's teachings and life story. Combining riveting storytelling with Terton Sogyal's profound spiritual instructions, Fearless in Tibet will infuse the reader's spiritual path with wisdom and inspiration.

Vouchers to attend are $5 and are good for $5 off the author’s featured book or a purchase the day of the event. Vouchers can be purchased in advance, over the phone, or at the door. Readers Guild Members can reserve seats for any in-store event.

Saturday September 27, 2014
Start: 09/27/2014 2:00 pm
End: 09/27/2014 4:00 pm

Award-winning writer Jayme Moye teaches how to turn any trip into a captivating narrative using the basic elements of story, whether you're writing personally or professionally. She also outlines how to break into travel writing for websites, magazines, and newspapers the way she did, without any journalism education or experience, and to begin earning money by writing and traveling.

A freelance success story, Jayme has written for more than 50 publications including National Geographic Adventure, New York, Outside, Men’s Journal, Women’s Health, Sunset, and 5280. Her travels have taken her from Afghanistan to Iceland in pursuit of the greatest stories ever told. In 2014, the North American Travel Journalists Association named her Travel Writer of the Year.

Tickets are $40 and space is limited, so sign up today! Purchase tickets in advance, over the phone, or at the store.

This workshop will take place at the large table in our Upper North Room on Saturday, September 27th from *2-4:00pm*