Events

Thursday April 24, 2014
Start: 04/24/2014 7:30 pm

Andrew Holecek will speak about and sign his new book, Preparing to Die: Practical Advice and Spiritual Wisdom from the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition, on Thursday, April 24th.

About the Book:
We all face death, but how many of us are actually ready for it? Whether our own death or that of a loved one comes first, how prepared are we, spiritually or practically? In Preparing to Die, Andrew Holecek presents a wide array of resources to help the reader address this unfinished business. Part 1 shows how to prepare one's mind and how to help others, before, during, and after death. Part 2 addresses the practical issues that surround death. Part 3 contains heart-advice from 20 Tibetan Buddhist masters teaching in the West.

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 25, 2014
Start: 04/25/2014 7:30 pm

Dalton Conley will speak about and sign his new book, Parentology, on Friday, April 25th at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
All parenting is about experimenting. Now comes a book from a real scientist who has taken that experimentation further and deployed every last piece of data on his own kids so that the rest of us can benefit from the results. Emboldened by cutting-edge research, Dalton Conley makes a series of unorthodox parenting moves. Parentology hilariously reports the results of Conley's experiments as a father, demonstrating that, ultimately, what matters most is love and engagement. He teaches you everything you need to know about the latest literature on parenting.

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 26, 2014
Start: 04/26/2014 11:00 am

Join us for a special storytime reading of Coppélia, presented by ballerinas from the Boulder Ballet Company on Saturday, April 26th at *11:00am*!

Then see the show at Boulder Theater on Mother’s Day at 11:00am and 2:00pm. Purchase tickets for the ballet performance HERE, or call the box office at 303-786-7030.

This is a FREE storytime event, open to all!

Tuesday April 29, 2014
Wednesday April 30, 2014
Start: 04/30/2014 7:30 pm

Stephen Graham Jones will speak about and sign his new book, Not for Nothing, on Wednesday, April 30th at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
Not for Nothing, the new novel from local author and CU Professor Stephen Graham Jones, is written in second person. The town the novel is set in is Stanton, Texas, population three thousand; the private investigator is disgraced Midland homicide detective Nicholas Bruiseman, who is so down on his luck that he is forced to take a job as a live-in security guard for the town's lone storage facility. This is his new life—starting over with nothing in the town he grew up in.

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 01, 2014
Start: 05/01/2014 7:30 pm
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Sunday May 04, 2014
Start: 05/04/2014 2:00 pm

Join us for an afternoon of readings and discussion with local authors Karen Gallob, author of The Sumbally Fallacy, Fred Wolf, author of High Summits, Dawn Kairns, author of Final Years, and Jeff Bailey, author of The Yoga Mind, on Sunday, May 4th at *2:00pm*

Karen Gallob, author of The Sumbally Fallacy
Everyone faces certain questions in life, such as where to work, whether to marry... what to kill.... For modern Neanderthal, resolving life's questions is particularly difficult. Hidden in plain sight, they have evolved the unique characteristics and cultural values necessary to protect their secret existence. To say that this four-volume adult novel is about Neanderthal would be like saying the Olympics are about running around in circles. The Sumbally Fallacy challenges as it entertains.

Fred Wolf, author of High Summits
This is a rich and compelling history of mountaineering at your fingertips.  High Summits is the result of over 30 years of research into the fascinating world of international mountaineering.  An essential guide to mountaineering history, this year-by-year account spans all seven continents and dates from 450 B.C. though 2011.

Dawn Kairns, author of Final Years
“I would recommend this book to anyone who has aging parents and/or anyone whose parents have died. Both my parents are now deceased. However, reading Dawn's book made me realize, even more than I intellectually knew, that some of the "crazy" things that happened when my parents were aging and/or dying were not unique to me, my parents, or my siblings.”
~Sally Schneider, attorney

Jeff Bailey, author of The Yoga Mind
The Yoga Sutras teach the restraint of the modifications of the mind, while A Course in Miracles asks us to find and remove the barriers to truth. The Yoga Mind combines these two messages and shows you how to recognize and remove the limitations that block your mind’s power of true choice. Once you reveal this inner potential, your life will unfold in ways you never thought possible.

This is a FREE event, open to everyone!

Tuesday May 06, 2014
Start: 05/06/2014 7:30 pm

Judith Orloff will speak about and sign her new book, The Ecstasy of Surrender, on Tuesday, May 6th at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
Are you longing for your life to be easier with more fun and less drama? Would you like to stop pushing, so you can relax? What if you could enjoy what you have instead of always wanting “more?” If you answer “yes” to these questions, prepare to experience the ecstasy of surrender. But isn’t surrender about giving up? Not according to Dr. Judith Orloff in The Ecstasy of Surrender. Though surrender may seem counter-intuitive to success, knowing when to be assertive and when to let go is the secret to manifesting power, success, and intuition.

In this talk Dr. Orloff will discuss how to:
•             Surrender to success and stop pushing so hard you sabotage yourself
•             Identify the 3 types of surrender and how to achieve them
•             Surrender to your intuition
•             Surrender obsessive relationships & unavailable people
•             Avoid absorbing other people's stress
•             Surrender drama, resentments, and negative thinking
•             Surrender to the wisdom of your body and sexuality
•             Surrender your fear of illness, aging and death
•             How to read body language and emotions

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 07, 2014
Start: 05/07/2014 7:30 pm

Morris Hoffman will speak about and sign his new book, The Punisher's Brain, on Wednesday, May 7th at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
Why do we punish, and why do we forgive? Are these learned behaviors, or is there something deeper going on? The Punisher’s Brain argues that there is indeed something deeper going on, and that our essential response to the killers, rapists, and other wrongdoers among us has been programmed into our brains by evolution. Using evidence and arguments from neuroscience and evolutionary psychology, Morris B. Hoffman traces the development of our innate drives to punish and to forgive throughout human history. He describes how these innate drives became codified into our present legal systems.

This is a FREE event, and the first 20 people to attend will get a $5 giftcard to use on the day of the event!

Thursday May 08, 2014
Start: 05/08/2014 7:30 pm

Kate Fagan will speak about and sign her new book, The Reappearing Act: Coming Out as Gay on a College Basketball Team Led by Born-Again Christians, on Thursday, May 8th at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
It's hard enough coming out, but playing basketball for a nationally ranked school and trying to figure out your sexual identity in the closeted and paranoid world of big-time college sports—that's a challenge. Kate Fagan's love for basketball and for her religious teammates at the CU Boulder was tested by the gut-wrenching realization that she could no longer ignore her feelings of otherness. In The Reappearing Act, she brings the reader along for the ride as she accepts her new reality and takes the first steps toward embracing her true self.

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 13, 2014
Start: 05/13/2014 7:00 pm

Educators are amazing people, and they deserve to be celebrated — so we’re having a night just for them to talk about amazing books for kids, teens, and teachers on Tuesday, May 13th at *7:00pm*! Join us for refreshments, gifts, and great conversation with publisher representatives and BBS booksellers. 

RSVP Needed to Attend
If you are an educator and would like to attend, please call April Gosling at 303.447.2074 x134, or email her at aprilg@boulderbookstore.com. Space is limited, so RSVP today!

Start: 05/13/2014 7:00 pm

Living Poets Society, the BBS in-store poetry bookclub, will be reading and discussing Some of These Days by Robert King for May.

The Author will be present at this discussion!

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.

Wednesday May 14, 2014
Start: 05/14/2014 7:30 pm

Jane Barton will speak about and sign her new book, Caregiving for the GENIUS, on Wednesday, May 14th at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
Caregiving is a universal concern today. Sooner or later, you will be called to care for a loved one. An aging parent. An ill spouse, partner, friend, or child. And ultimately, you, too, will need additional care. Are you prepared to provide care? To receive care? These are important questions to consider before the caregiving crisis lands on your front porch. Caregiving for the GENIUS offers you the motivation, inspiration, and education necessary to be proactive instead of reactive when it comes to caregiving. Prepare to care—pure genius!

This is a FREE event, open to all!

Thursday May 15, 2014
Start: 05/15/2014 7:30 pm

Barbara Brown Taylor will speak about and sign her new book, Learning to Walk in the Dark, on Thursday, May 15th at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
In Learning to Walk in the Dark, follow Barbara Brown Taylor on her journey to understand darkness, which takes her spelunking in unlit caves, learning to cross the street as a blind person, discovering how "dark emotions" are prevented from seeing light, and rereading scripture to see all the times God shows up at night. With her characteristic charm and wisdom, Taylor is our guide through a spirituality of the nighttime, teaching us how to find God even in darkness, and giving us a way to let darkness teach us what we need to know.

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 21, 2014
Start: 05/21/2014 7:30 pm

Anthony Doerr will speak about and sign his new book, All the Light We Cannot See, on Wednesday, May 21st at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris. When she is twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to Saint-Malo. In Germany, Werner becomes an expert at building radios, a talent that wins him a place at an academy for Hitler Youth, then an assignment to track the resistance. Werner travels through the heart of the war and, finally, into Saint-Malo. Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, Anthony Doerr illuminates the ways people try to be good to one another. All the Light We Cannot See is a magnificent, deeply moving novel.

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 22, 2014
Start: 05/22/2014 7:30 pm

Rona Renner will speak about and sign her new book, Is That Me Yelling?, on Thursday, May 22nd at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
Being a parent is hard work. And when your child refuses to do even the little things, it's easy to become frustrated. But what if there was a gentle, effective way for you to improve your kid's behavior without losing your cool or raising your voice? In Is That Me Yelling?, Rona Renner outlines effective communication strategies that focus on your child's unique temperament. As a parent, you are often under a great deal of stress. That's why you need practical solutions to help you communicate effectively and compassionately with your children. This book will show you how.

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.