Events

Tuesday October 28, 2014
Start: 10/28/2014 7:00 pm

Chuck Palahniuk will speak about his new book, Beautiful You, on Tuesday, October 28th at *7:00pm* at First Congregational Church.

About the Book:
From the author of Fight Club comes Beautiful You, a novel about the apocalyptic marketing possibilities of female pleasure. Penny is a low-level associate in a law firm with no love life, so it comes as a shock when she’s invited to dinner by C. Linus Maxwell, a mega-billionaire and lover of the most gorgeous women on earth. He whisks Penny off to a hotel in Paris, where he proceeds, notebook in hand, to bring her to undreamed-of heights of orgasmic pleasure for days on end. What's not to like? This: Penny discovers that she is a test subject for a line of sex toys to be marketed in a chain of boutiques called Beautiful You. So potent and effective are these devices that women by the millions line up outside the stores on opening day and then lock themselves in their room with them and stop coming out. Maxwell's plan for erotically enabled world domination must be stopped. But how?

Tickets to attend are $30 and include one signed copy of Beautiful You. There will be no autographing at the event--all books will be presigned. You will receive the signed book at the event. Tickets may be purchased in advance, over the phone, or at the door.

Thursday October 30, 2014
Start: 10/30/2014 7:30 pm

Silvia Pettem and Tito Roberts will speak about and sign their new 2015 calendar, Boulder in the 1950s, on Thursday, October 30th at 7:30pm.

About the Calendar:
Enjoy a trip back in time with previously unpublished photographs of Boulder in the 1950s in this calendar with photos by James H. Roberts, photographic presentation by Tito Roberts, and text by Boulder author and historian Silvia Pettem. Boulder in the 1950s 2015 Calendar has Boulder trivia on actual dates, including Mountain Bell's converting Boulder's telephones to dial service (March 6, 1954), the last night for Peyton Place at the Holiday Drive-In (September 16, 1958), and CU Buffaloes beat Nebraska 16-0 (October 27, 1957).

This is a FREE event, open to everyone!

Friday October 31, 2014
Start: 10/31/2014 7:00 pm

We will close at 7:00pm on Halloween

Wednesday November 05, 2014
Start: 11/05/2014 7:30 pm

Chef Eric Skokan from Black Cat Farm and Restaurant will speak about and sign his new book, Farm Fork Food, on Wednesday, November 5th at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
In Farm, Fork, Food, Chef Eric Sokan invites readers to partake in the excitement of vegetables just out of the garden and fruit right off the branch. Chef Eric and his wife created the Black Cat Farm that supplies their two popular restaurants, Bramble & Hare and Black Cat Bistro. His recipes will inspire every cook to visit their local farmers' market and start cooking Chef Eric's amazing yet simple recipes.

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 November 06, 2014
Start: 11/06/2014 7:30 pm

Jon Bassoff will speak about and sign his new book, Factory Town, on Thursday, November 6th at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
Russell Carver, an enigmatic and tortured man in search of a young girl gone missing, has come to Factory Town, a post-industrial wasteland of unspeakable depravity. Wandering into the dangerous labyrinths in town, Russell stumbles upon clues that not only lead him closer to the missing girl, but to his own troubled past as well. From Jon Bassoff, author of Corrosion, comes the dark and gritty novel Factory Town that is at once a compelling mystery and an exploration into the darkest recesses of the human soul.

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 November 07, 2014
Start: 11/07/2014 6:30 pm

Dannielle Owens-Reid & Kristin Russo will speak about and sign their new book, This Is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids, on Friday, November 7th at *6:30pm*.  Vivek Shraya, author of God Loves Hair, will also join them for this event.

About the Book:
This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids is written in an accessible Q&A format and is the perfect go-to resource for parents hoping to communicate with and understand their gay child. Through their LGBTQ-oriented site, Dannielle Owens-Reid & Kristin Russo are uniquely experienced to answer parents' many questions and share insight on emotional and practical topics. Filled with real-life experiences from gay kids and parents, this is the book gay kids want their parents to read. 

This is a FREE event, open to all!

Saturday November 08, 2014
Start: 11/08/2014 11:00 am

Julie Hedlund and Susan Eaddy will speak about and sign their new book, My Love for You Is the Sun, on Saturday, November 8th at *11:00am*.

About the Book:
My Love for You Is the Sun is a love letter from parent to child, written in verse and expressing that timeless and unconditional love through metaphors from the natural world. It’s also about the universal, infinite nature of love itself, and as such, will hold crossover appeal for all ages. Edited by best-selling children’s book author Emma Walton-Hamilton, and illustrated with the amazing clay art of Susan Eaddy, this melodious tour of parent-and-child animals in their various habitats will mesmerize children at bedtime, and help them feel a connection with the loved one sharing it with them.

This is a FREE storytime event, open to everyone!

Start: 11/08/2014 3:00 pm

On Saturday, November 8th at 3pm, Boulder Book Store booksellers will lead a book discussion of The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers at the Dairy Center for the Arts.

About the Book:
A novel written by a veteran of the war in Iraq, The Yellow Birds is the harrowing story of two young soldiers trying to stay alive. In Iraq, 21-year old Private Bartle and 18-year-old Private Murphy cling to life as their platoon launches a bloody battle for the city. The two have been dropped into a war neither is prepared for.

This is a FREE book club discussion, open to all!

Sunday November 09, 2014
Start: 11/09/2014 2:00 pm

Join us for an afternoon of readings and discussion with local authors Mary Ellen Bates, author of The REluctant Entrepreneur, Jillian Stuart, author of Choosing Light, and Amy & Michael Shonstrom, authors of Step On It, on Sunday, November 9th at *2:00pm*.

More About the Books:

Mary Ellen Bates, author of The Reluctant Entrepreneur
Mary Ellen Bates has discovered that it’s possible to run a profitable business and have fun at the same time. In The Reluctant Entrepreneur, she shares her approach for making a living doing what you love for people who value what you do.

Jillian Stuart, author of Choosing Light
With simple messages of wisdom, clarity, compassion and humor, the Seven Spiritual Guides invite you to allow their help in understanding and making those choices which will bring Light into your life and into this world.

Amy and Michael Shonstrom, authors of Step On It
Step On It recounts the story of Amy who is one of a handful of women her age ever to undertake the 3,000 mile, non-stop Race Across America. As a member of a four woman 50+ age team, she overcomes her own doubts and those of her teammates to take on the most difficult sections of the race. 

This is a FREE event, open to all!

Tuesday November 11, 2014
Start: 11/11/2014 7:00 pm

Living Poets Society, the BBS in-store poetry bookclub, will be reading and discussing New and Selected Poems by Michael Ryan for November.

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: 11/11/2014 7:30 pm

Karen Kissel Wegela will speak about and sign her new book, Contemplative Psychotherapy Essentials, on Tuesday, November 11th at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
By drawing on the Buddhist psychological teachings, Contemplative Psychotherapy Essentials provides a deeper approach to client work; one that can greatly enhance a clinician’s therapeutic repertoire. Karen Kissel Wegela, a leading practitioner and teacher of contemplative psychotherapy, walks readers through the foundational concepts of this approach and its specific practices, providing guidance on what Buddhist psychology means in the context of therapy work and how to practice it.

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 November 12, 2014
Start: 11/12/2014 7:30 pm

Marc Bekoff will speak about and sign his new book, Rewilding Our Hearts, on Wednesday, November 12th at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
In wildlife conservation, rewilding refers to restoring habitats and creating corridors between preserved lands to allow declining populations to rebound. Marc Bekoff, animal expert and activist, applies rewilding to human attitudes. Rewilding Our Hearts invites readers to become reenchanted with the world, act from the inside out, and dissolve false boundaries to connect with both nature and themselves.

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 November 13, 2014
Start: 11/13/2014 7:30 pm

Laura Kasinof will speak about and sign her new book, Don't Be Afraid of the Bullets, on Thursday, November 13th at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
Laura Kasinof never planned to be a war correspondent, but found herself in the midst of brutal government attacks on peaceful protesters in Yemen. As foreign reporters were shipped out of the country, Laura managed to elude the authorities but found herself isolated—and even more determined to report on what she saw. Don't be Afraid of the Bullets is a fascinating and important debut by a talented young journalist.

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 November 15, 2014
Start: 11/15/2014 11:00 am

Join us for a special storytime reading of The Nutcracker, presented by ballerinas from the Boulder Ballet Company on Saturday, November 15th at *11:00am*!

Then see the show at Macky Auditorium:
Friday, November 28th at 2:00pm & 7:00pm
Saturday, November 29th at 2:00pm
Sunday, November 30th at 2:00pm

Tickets & Information: 303.449.1343 x2, Bouldernutcracker.org

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

Monday November 17, 2014
Start: 11/17/2014 7:30 pm

Eben Alexander will speak about and sign his new book, The Map of Heaven, on Monday, November 17th at 7:30pm at *First Congregational Church*.

About the Book:
When Proof of Heaven was published, some readers contacted Dr. Eben Alexander to argue that his near-death experience was impossible. But many more have written to say his story resonated with them in profound ways. Thanks to them, Dr. Alexander came to realize that sharing his story has allowed people to rediscover what so many in ancient times knew: there is more to life—and to the universe—than this single earthly life. Part metaphysical and scientific detective story, part manual for living, The Map of Heaven explores humankind's spiritual history and the progression of modern science from its birth in the seventeenth century, showing how we forgot, and are now at last remembering, who we really are and what our destiny truly is.

Vouchers to attend are $10 and are good for $5 off The Map of Heaven or a purchase on November 17th. Purchase tickets in advance, over the phone, or at the door. 

Tuesday November 18, 2014
Start: 11/18/2014 7:00 pm

From Our Shelves, the BBS in-store fiction bookclub, will be reading and discussing Point of Direction by Rachel Weaver for November.

*The November meeting will be on the THIRD Tuesday*

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!

Start: 11/18/2014 7:30 pm

Frank Kreith will speak about and sign his new book, Sunrise Delayed, on Tuesday, November 18th at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
At the age of 91, Frank Kreith has written his life story, starting with his escape from Vienna following Kristallnacht. Interweaving his personal and professional life, he tells about his work in solar and renewable energy which began under the guidance of Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer, and culminated in becoming the Senior Research Fellow at the Solar Energy Research Institute. Sunrise Delayed ends with a description of a viable transition from our fossil era to a renewable and sustainable energy system.

This is a FREE event, open to all!

Wednesday November 19, 2014
Start: 11/19/2014 7:30 pm

Carine McCandless will speak about and sign hew new book, The Wild Truth, on Wednesday, November 19th at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
The story of Chris McCandless fascinated not only Into the Wild author Jon Krakauer, but the rest of the nation as well. Carine McCandless has wrestled for more than twenty years with the legacy of her brother's journey to self-discovery, and now tells her own story while filling in the blanks of his. In The Wild Truth, a touching and deeply personal memoir, she reveals how she has learned that real redemption can only come from speaking the truth.

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.