Events

Tuesday March 31, 2015
Start: 03/31/2015 7:30 pm

David Kukoff will speak about and sign his new book, Children of the Canyon, on Tuesday, March 31st at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
Children of the Canyon tells the story of David, a boy growing up in L.A. as the 1960s come to an end. His record producer father works with a reclusive former bandleader and his peripatetic mother rides the waves of activism in and out of David's life. Through David's eyes, we bear witness to the fallout from the California Dream's malfunction: the ruined families, failed revolutionaries, and, ultimately, the rise of the conservatism that put the country on its present path.

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 April 01, 2015
Start: 04/01/2015 7:30 pm

Erika Krouse will speak about and sign her new book, Contenders, on Wednesday, April 1st at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
Contenders is the story of street-fighter Nina Black, who lives by her fists in Denver, stealing wallets and taking advantage of men who try to take advantage of her. This symbiosis is upended when one of her marks wants his wallet back. Avoiding retribution is difficult enough alone, but it becomes impossible once Nina gets custody of an orphaned niece she didn't know existed, accompanied by her long-lost childhood flame, Isaac. When the situation implodes, only one person can help Nina earn back her life, and prepare her for the fight that might end 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.

Thursday April 02, 2015
Start: 04/02/2015 7:30 pm

Brad and Melissa McQueen will speak about and sign their new book, Exposed: Tragedy and Triumph in Mountain Climbing, on Thursday, April 2nd at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
In May of 2001, Brad McQueen, his wife Melissa, and his father were stranded overnight on Colorado's Mount Evans during a freak late-spring blizzard. Exposed: Tragedy and Triumph in Mountain Climbing is the full account of this accident and their rescue from the mountains. Also included are numerous other adventures in the mountains, like the successful quest to complete all 54 Colorado 14ers, and climbs of Mt. Rainier, Mt. Kilimanjaro, the Grand Teton, and Denali.

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 April 03, 2015
Start: 04/03/2015 7:30 pm

Tricia McCannon will speak about and sign her new book, Return of the Divine Sophia, on Friday, April 3rd at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
Through her story and her in-depth research, Tricia McCannon takes us on a journey to awaken the creative power of the Divine Feminine within each of us. Equipped with the teachings of the Goddess, Return of the Divine Sophia: Healing the Earth Through the Lost Wisdom Teachings of Jesus, Isis, and Mary Magdalene will help us to overcome the deeply rooted masculine-feminine imbalance of patriarchy and to embark into the future as "Homo Luminous," beings of light.

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 April 04, 2015
Start: 04/04/2015 4:00 pm

Whitney Miller will speak about and sign her new book, The Crimson Gate, on Saturday, April 4th at *4:00pm*.

About the Book:
In The Crimson Gate, the sequel to The Violet Hour, Harlow has been named the Matriarch of VisionCrest, the religious organization previously led by her father. There's just one problem—the real Harlow is trapped inside a Cambodian temple, and her double, the evil Isiris, is out in the world masquerading as her. But in trying to save the people she loves, Harlow gets a taste of the power Isiris wields, and her battle against the horror takes on a new and dangerous dimension. 

This is a FREE teen event, open to all!

Tuesday April 07, 2015
Start: 04/07/2015 7:30 pm

Carole Bumpus will speak about and sign her new book, A Cup of Redemption, on Tuesday, April 7th at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
In A Cup of Redemption, Marcelle, born at the close of WWI, carries her father’s surname, along with the shame of illegitimacy. Her daughter Sophie believes her childhood nightmares are over when she moves to the US, but finds them reoccurring once her mother calls her to France to honor her deathbed request: “Find my father.” As Sophie and her American friend Kate struggle to resolve the issues of Marcelle’s past, their own paths become inextricably intertwined—and they begin to lay bare the truth of their lives.

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 April 08, 2015
Start: 04/08/2015 7:30 pm

Richard Bender will speak about and sign his new book, Bountiful Bonsai, on Wednesday, April 8th at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
Bountiful Bonsai presents a radical new approach that applies bonsai techniques to everyday container gardening, turning houseplants and herbs into beautiful  bonsai sculptures. This illustrated volume provides all the information you need to get started, from plant choice to care requirements and bonsai "carving" tips. Suitable for indoor gardening or shaping exquisite bonsai fruit trees for outside gardens, Richard Bender turns a finicky art into a hobby accessible to all. 

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 April 09, 2015
Start: 04/09/2015 6:30 pm

Sarah Elizabeth Schantz will speak about and sign her new book, Fig, on Thursday, April 9th at 6:30pm.

About the Book:
Fig's world lies between reality and fantasy. But as she watches Mama come undone, it becomes hard to tell what is real and what is not. To save Mama, Fig begins a battle to bring her back. She knows that her daily sacrifices, like not touching metal one day or avoiding water the next, are the only way to cure Mama. Fig is an honest and painful portrayal of life with mental illness and the lengths to which a young woman must go to handle the ordeals thrown her way.

This is a FREE teen event, open to all!

Sunday April 12, 2015
Start: 04/12/2015 2:00 pm

Join us for an afternoon of readings and discussions with local authors Steven Winkelstein, author of Brisko, the Porter Sisters, authors of Mother Eagle, and Cara J. Swanson, author of The Long Journey, on Sunday, April 12th at *2:00pm*.

About the Books:
Steven Paul Winkelstein, author of Brisko
In this non-fiction tale of Holocaust survival, Libe must survive for 18 months in a haystack. Her only hope comes from a dog named Brisko. Libe and her family are harbored by a farmer named Pavlo, who has nothing to gain from his display of humanity, and everything to lose. Libe’s family must rely on their cunning, hope, and faith to endure. As their journey swells with danger and despair, their faith begins to wane, and Libe finds that her very survival will depend upon Brisko.

The Porter Sisters, authors of Mother Eagle
This is a collaboration between three sisters who have created and illustrated a children’s book based on bedtime stories their grandmother told. It has a multi-generational and multi-ethnic appeal, emphasizing the gifts children can gather by listening to their wise elders and nature. The tradition is now ready to share with the world.

Cara J. Swanson, author of The Long Journey
The Long Journey is set in 2214, Earth is barren and desolate as a result of industrial pollution and overuse of contaminants. The elite live in the lap of luxury in the governmental Valley City, widely held to be the last remaining outpost of civilization. The rest of humanity struggles for daily survival and shares their decimated world with genetically altered creatures left from civil wars centuries before.

This is a FREE event, open to everybody!

Monday April 13, 2015
Start: 04/13/2015 7:30 pm

Bruce Barcott will speak about and sign his new book, Weed the People, on Monday, April 13th at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
The magnitude of the change in America's relationship to marijuana can't be measured in only economic or social terms: There are deeper shifts going on here. Weed the People takes readers a half-step into the future to tackle the issues, which vary from the trivial to the profound. There are new questions of social etiquette, plus there are the inevitable conversations between parents and children over what this adult experiment with marijuana means for them.

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 April 14, 2015
Start: 04/14/2015 7:00 pm

Living Poets Society, the BBS in-store poetry bookclub, will be reading and discussing Bastard Heart by Raphael Dagold for April.

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: 04/14/2015 7:30 pm

Jack Collom & Isabella Martinez will speak about and sign their new book, Petals of Poetry, on Tuesday, April 14th at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
Petals of Poetry is a variety pack of poems by local high school student Isabella Martinez and her mentor, poet and teacher Jack Collom. Some of the poems are collaborations, and some are individually composed. The eclectic mix is both serious and entertaining. Isabella Martinez has always been intrigued and passionate about the art of writing. She has been a columnist for six years for Boulder County Kids. Jack Collom is the author of 25 books of poetry, and he has worked extensively getting people of all ages on the page. He’s taught children and adults for 40 years and is interested in making up as many new forms as nature does. This book honors Jack’s contribution to literature and introduces a fresh new writer.

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 April 15, 2015
Start: 04/15/2015 7:30 pm
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Thursday April 16, 2015
Start: 04/16/2015 7:30 pm

David Roberts will speak about and sign his new book, The Lost World of the Old Ones, on Thursday, April 16th at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
For more than 5,000 years the Ancestral Puebloans occupied the Four Corners region of the southwestern United States. Just before AD 1300, they abandoned their homeland in a migration that remains one of prehistory's greatest puzzles. In The Lost World of the Old Ones, David Roberts continues the hunt for answers begun in his book, In Search of the Old Ones. His findings paint a portrait of these enigmatic ancients thanks to the breakthroughs of recent archaeologists. 

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 April 18, 2015
Start: 04/18/2015 2:00 pm
End: 04/18/2015 4:30 pm

Whether you are a writer who wants to focus on food or a foodie craving the tools to describe what you taste, this workshop will help you develop your food “voice.” As a working journalist, John offers an insider’s view of how to find an audience for culinary writing. You’ll analyze examples of great culinary writing, learn the essential ingredients of a great food blog, deconstruct a recipe, and find out how to dine like a restaurant critic. Essential resources including how to find out about new eateries and great ethnic cuisine in the metro area will be provided.

JOHN LEHNDORFF is an award-winning Colorado food journalist who hosts Radio Nibbles on KGNU, writes the Nibbles blog, and contributes features to Cheese Connoisseur Magazine, AAA EnCompass Magazine, and Edible Front Range. He is the former food editor for the Daily Camera and dining critic for the Rocky Mountain News. His writing has appeared in the Washington Post, Town & Country, New York Times, Food Network Magazine and many others. He is a noted pie expert. 

Tickets are $35 and space is limited! Purchase tickets at the store or over the phone

Tuesday April 21, 2015
Start: 04/21/2015 7:00 pm

From Our Shelves, the BBS in-store fiction bookclub, will be reading and discussing Dept of Speculation by Jenny Offill for April.

*The April 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: 04/21/2015 7:30 pm

Michael Leach will speak about and sign his new book, Grizzlies on My Mind, on Tuesday, April 21st at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
In Grizzlies on My Mind, Michael Leach shares his love for Yellowstone National Park as he tells tales that will delight anyone interested in the national park system, wildlife, and adventure. Heartwarming and heartbreaking stories of human lives lost, efforts to save a black bear cub, the unique Yellowstone "culture," backpacking trips that nearly ended in disaster, and Leach's spiritual journey fill the pages—and the reader's heart.

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 April 23, 2015
Start: 04/23/2015 7:30 pm

Jackson Crawford will speak about and sign his new book, The Poetic Edda, on Thursday, April 23rd at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
Jackson Crawford’s translation of The Poetic Edda offers readers new to this masterpiece of medieval Scandinavian literature a chance to experience the most important Old Norse poems on mythical and heroic subjects with greater understanding and appreciation than any previous translation. Rendered in plain language, the translation is accompanied by an introduction crafted with the needs of readers unversed in the Old Norse worldview in mind. 

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 April 28, 2015
Start: 04/28/2015 7:30 pm

Christian Hageseth will speak about and sign his new book, Big Weed: An Entrepreneur's High-Stakes Adventures in the Budding Legal Marijuana Business, on Tuesday, April 28th at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
Christian Hageseth is the face of the revolution—an entrepreneur and father of three who worked in the white-collar professional world for 20 years before opening his first dispensary. In Big Weed, Hageseth, the Founder of Green Man Cannabis, the fastest-growing marijuana company in the country, takes you on a tour through the wild frontier, where police hardly know what laws to enforce, or parents what to tell their kids.

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 April 30, 2015
Start: 04/30/2015 7:30 pm

Richard Martin will speak about and sign his new book, Coal Wars, on Thursday, April 30th at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
Based on a series of journeys into the heart of coal land, hundreds of interviews with people involved in, or affected by, the effort to shrink the industry, and research into the science, technology, and economics of the coal industry, Coal Wars chronicles the dramatic stories behind coal's big shutdown and the industry's desperate attempts to remain a global behemoth. A tour de force of literary journalism, this will be a milestone in the climate change battle.

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.