Events

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 9:00 am
End: 04/30/2015 9:30 am

The KGNU & Boulder Book Store Radio Bookclub will discuss American Ghost by Hannah Nordhaus for April.

Tune in to KGNU on Thursday, April 30th from 9—9:30am to participate in this live discussion with Hannah Nordhaus. 

KGNU is partnering with the Boulder Bookstore for a new radio book club. Every month Arsen Kashkashian, head buyer at the Boulder Book Store  will select a book to inspire the KGNU listening audience to read along together. We will then be joined live in studio by the author for a call in show and book discussion.

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.

Saturday May 02, 2015

Join us at BBS on May 2nd between 11am and 4pm for an Author Extravaganza in celebration of Independent Bookstore Day! We'll have Hannah Nordhaus, BK Loren, Buzzy Jackson, Laura Pritchett, TaraShea Nesbit, Laird Hunt, Rivvy Neshama, Johnathan Waldman, Scott Carney, and Heather Sappenfield in the store in honor of this special day.

We'll also be selling exclusive books and art pieces available only in store on May 2nd.

Check back for more info!

Sunday May 03, 2015
Start: 05/03/2015 11:00 am

Join us for a special storytime reading of The Firebird and Carnival of the Animals, presented by ballerinas from the Boulder Ballet Company! Then see the show on Mother’s Day (May 10th) at 11am and 2pm at Boulder Theater.

 Tickets & Information: 303.786.7030

www.boulderballet.org

This is a FREE storytime event, open to everybody!

Tuesday May 05, 2015
Start: 05/05/2015 7:30 pm

David Gessner will speak about and sign his new book, All the Wild That Remains, on Tuesday, May 5th at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
Archetypal wild man Edward Abbey and proper, devoted Wallace Stegner left their footprints all over the western landscape. In All the Wild That Remains, award-winning nature writer David Gessner takes us on an inspiring journey as he renews his own commitment to cultivating a relationship with the wild, confronting American overconsumption, and fighting environmental injustice all while reawakening the thrill of the words of his two great heroes. 

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 May 06, 2015
Start: 05/06/2015 6:30 pm

Tara Dairman will speak about and sign her new book, The Stars of Summer, on Wednesday, May 6th at *6:30pm*. And Tara's making mini hotdogs to celebrate!

About the Book:
In The Stars of Summer, the sequel to All Four Stars, eleven-year-old foodie Gladys is looking forward to a quiet summer of cooking and reviewing food. But her plans go awry when her friend delivers Gladys’s birthday gift: a free summer at Camp Bentley. As Gladys feared, camp life is not easy, but the worst part is she can’t seem to sneak away for her latest assignment—finding the best hot dog in NYC. But when it turns out her hot dog assignment was a dirty trick, Gladys’s reviewing career may be over forever.

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

Thursday May 07, 2015
Start: 05/07/2015 7:30 pm

Ann Stewart Zachwieja, Katie Wise, Yoon Park, and Eddy Jordan will speak about and sign Listen to Your Mother, to which they are all contributors, on Thursday, May 7th at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
Listen to Your Mother is a fantastic awakening of why our mothers are important, taking readers on a journey through motherhood in all of its complexity, diversity, and humor. Based on the sensational national performance movement, Listen to Your Mother showcases the experiences of ordinary people of all racial, gender, and age backgrounds, from every corner of the country. This collection of essays celebrates and validates what it means to be a mother today, with honesty and candor that is arrestingly stimulating and refreshing.

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 May 12, 2015
Start: 05/12/2015 7:00 pm

Living Poets Society, the BBS in-store poetry bookclub, will be reading and discussing Strange Angels by William Pitt Root for May.

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: 05/12/2015 7:30 pm

David Loy will speak about and sign his new book, A New Buddhist Path, on Tuesday, May 12th at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
In A New Buddhist Path, David R. Loy addresses the most pressing issues of Buddhist philosophy in our time. Investigating the unexpected intersections of Buddhism and modern secular society, he uncovers a new Buddhist way, one that is faithful to the important traditions of Buddhism but compatible with modernity. This way, we can see the world as it is truly is, realize our indivisibility from it, and learn that the world's problems are our problems. 

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 May 13, 2015
Start: 05/13/2015 7:30 pm

Carl Lehrburger will speak about and sign his new book, Secrets of Ancient America, on Wednesday, May 13th at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
Carl Lehrburger employs epigraphy, archaeology, and archaeoastronomy to reveal evidence for pre-Columbian explorers in America. In Secrets of Ancient America, he documents the travels and settlements of trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific explorers who made it to the Americas and left their marks for us to discover. Interpreting their sacred symbols, he shows how their teachings, prayers, and cosmologies reveal the cosmic order and sacred landscape of the Americas.

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 May 14, 2015
Start: 05/14/2015 7:30 pm

Marie Rose Phan-Le will speak about and sign her new book, Talking Story, on Thursday, May 14th at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
Facing a crisis of faith after a profound betrayal by her New Age spiritual teacher, Marie Rose Phan-Lê was set on a path toward the exploration of the Old World. Talking Story documents Phan-Lê's worldwide journey to find healing and truth from authentic mystics and shamans, while recording their disappearing traditions and discovering her own gift as a healer. This book describes each exciting leg of her journey, from Eastern Peru, to Hawaii, Nepal, India, and China.

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 May 19, 2015
Start: 05/19/2015 6:30 pm

T. A. Barron will speak about and sign his new books, Atlantis in Peril, The Wisdom of Merlin, and The Hero's Trail, on Tuesday, May 19th at *6:30pm*.

About the Books:
In Atlantis Rising, Promi and Atlanta saved their homeland by transforming it into the magical island of Atlantis. They had hoped that would keep it out of the clutches of the evil spirit warlord Narkazan. But now, in Atlantis in Peril, Narkazan has returned, more determined than ever.

The Wisdom of Merlin channels the wizard Merlin and offers advice on how to live a meaningful life. Divided into sections, each revolving around a magical word, this book poetically explores the concepts of Courage, Knowledge, Belief, Generosity, and Love.

This new addition of the classic book The Hero’s Trail uses the metaphor of a hiking trail to discuss the great variety of heroes while bringing them to life through their own stories. This book provides role models for young people to look up to and a new way to look at what a hero is.

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

Start: 05/19/2015 7:00 pm

From Our Shelves, the BBS in-store fiction bookclub, will be reading and discussing All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr for May.

*The May 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!

Wednesday May 20, 2015
Start: 05/20/2015 7:30 pm

Jason Rodriguez and Dr. Virginia Anderson will speak about and sign Colonial Comics, to which Jason is the editor and Dr. Anderson is a contributor, on Wednesday, May 20th at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
Colonial Comics is a graphic novel collection of twenty stories focusing on the colonial period from 1620 through 1750 in New England. These illustrated stories focus on tales you cannot find in history books, including stories about free thinkers, Pequots, Jewish settlers, female business owners and dedicated school teachers, whales and livestock, slavery and frontiers, and many other aspects of colonial life.

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 May 21, 2015
Start: 05/21/2015 7:30 pm

Heidi Pitlor will speak about and sign her new book, The Daylight Marriage, on Thursday, May 21st at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
After a magical honeymoon, Hannah and Lovell settle in to raise their two children. Over the years, their conversations become charged with resentment, until, after one explosive argument, Hannah vanishes and Lovell is forced to examine the trajectory of his marriage through the lens of memory. In The Daylight Marriage, we follow Hannah through a single day when the smallest of decisions takes her to places she never intended to go.

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 May 22, 2015
Start: 05/22/2015 6:30 pm

Meg Cabot will speak about and sign her new book, From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess, on Friday, May 22nd at *6:30pm*.

About the Book:
In From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess, Olivia Grace Clarisse Mignonette Harrison is a completely average twelve-year-old. The only thing that isn’t average is the fact that she has never met her father—until a limo containing Princess Mia Thermopolis of Genovia pulls up to invite her to New York to finally meet her father, who promptly invites her to come live with him, Mia, Grandmère and her two poodles.

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

Tuesday May 26, 2015
Start: 05/26/2015 7:30 pm

Bill Gifford will speak about and sign his new book, Spring Chicken, on Tuesday, May 26th at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
Spring Chicken is a high-energy ride through the latest research, mythology, and ancient wisdom on mankind's oldest obsession: How can we live longer? And better? Veteran reporter Bill Gifford takes readers on a journey through the science of aging, from the obvious signs like wrinkles and baldness right down into the innermost workings of cells. He arms readers with the best possible advice on what to do, what not to do, and what life-changing treatments may be right around the corner.

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 May 27, 2015
Start: 05/27/2015 7:30 pm

Paolo Bacigalupi will speak about and sign his new book, The Water Knife, on Wednesay, May  27th at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
In The Water Knife, the American Southwest skirmishes for dwindling shares of the Colorado River. Into the fray steps Angel Velasquez, detective, spy, and water knife who “cuts” water for his boss. When rumors of a game-changing water source surface in drought-ravaged Phoenix, Angel is sent to investigate. But when water is more valuable than gold, alliances shift like sand, and the only thing for certain is that someone will have to bleed if anyone hopes to drink.

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 May 28, 2015
Start: 05/28/2015 7:30 pm

Karim Dimechkie will speak about and sign his new book, Lifted by the Great Nothing, on Thursday, May 28th at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
Max doesn't remember his mother, who was murdered by burglars before they emigrated from Beirut to New Jersey. He lives with his father, Rasheed, who is enamored of his concept of American culture and tries to shed his Lebanese heritage completely. Lifted by the Great Nothing is a graceful, and often hilarious, coming-of-age story about the lengths we go to preserve the untruths we live by. It is a portrait of a young man coming to terms with his country's—and his own—violent past.

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.