Events

Wednesday October 01, 2014
Start: 10/01/2014 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 Wednesday, October 1st at *7:00pm*! Join us for refreshments, gifts, and great conversation.

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.

Thursday October 02, 2014
Start: 10/02/2014 6:30 pm

Frida Larios will speak about and sign her new book, The Village That Was Buried by an Erupting Volcano, on Thursday, October 2nd at *6:30pm*.

About the Book:
The Village that was Buried by an Erupting Volcano, written in Spanish and English, is the real story about a community of Maya Indigenous peoples buried and preserved under volcanic ash for nearly 1500 years. This children’s picture book opens with a foreword by the site’s archaeologist, Dr. Payson Sheets from CU Boulder.

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 October 07, 2014
Start: 10/07/2014 7:30 pm

Julia Colwell will speak about and sign her new book, The Relationship Skills Workbook, on Tuesday, October 7th at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
What are the ingredients of a successful and enduring relationship? Without certain basic skills, even the most devoted partners can find themselves descending into arguments, power struggles, and disillusionment. With The Relationship Skills Workbook,  Dr. Julia B. Colwell presents a practical guide for building a conscious partnership based on communication, cooperation, and trust, offering a much-needed guide for helping couples disarm the explosive conflicts that most commonly break apart relationships.

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 October 08, 2014
Start: 10/08/2014 7:30 pm

Shannon Galpin will speak about and sign her new book, Mountain to Mountain, on Wednesday, October 8th at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
Being inspired to act can take many forms. For Shannon Galpin, it meant leaving her career, selling her house, launching a nonprofit, and committing her life to advancing education and opportunity for women and girls. Focusing on Afghanistan, Galpin and her organization, Mountain2Mountain, have touched the lives of hundreds of people. In her memoir Mountain to Mountain, Galpin describes her first forays into fundraising, her desire to help women and girls halfway across the world, and her love for adventure.

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 October 09, 2014
Start: 10/09/2014 7:30 pm

Ron Pevny will speak about and sign his new book, Conscious Living, Conscious Aging, on Thursday, October 9th at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
If you're part of the Baby Boomer generation, then you belong to 26% of the US population that is retiring healthier than any generation before. And that means retirement is starting to look a whole lot different. Retirees are looking to create a passionate, active, and engaging later life. That's where Ron Pevny comes in. In Conscious Living, Conscious Aging, Pevny offers advice that helps you identify your goals, contribute to society, remain engaged and relevant, and spend your later years in profound personal development.

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

Kevin Fedarko will speak about and sign his new book, The Emerald Mile, on Friday, October 10th at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
In the spring of 1983, massive flooding along the Colorado River almost resulted in a catastrophic dam failure. In the midst of this crisis, a decision was made to launch a small wooden dory called ‘The Emerald Mile’ at the head of the Grand Canyon, which was not just odd, but suicidal. The goal was to nail the all-time record for the fastest boat ever propelled down the entire length of the Colorado River. Now, this remarkable epic feat unfolds in The Emerald Mile, a thrilling and true tale of the fastest boat ride ever.

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 October 11, 2014
Start: 10/11/2014 2:00 pm
End: 10/11/2014 4:00 pm

Whether you are a writer who wants to focus on food or a foodie craving the tools to describe the cuisine you adore, this workshop will help you develop your food “voice” and get it heard. As a working freelance food journalist, John offers an insider’s view of the culinary opportunities that the new digital world offers. You’ll analyze examples of great culinary writing, learn how to create better recipes, review a restaurant, create a blog, and shoot better food photos. Participants will be encouraged to do a tasty pre-workshop assignment. They may also sign-up separately for Dining Like a Restaurant Critic, a post-workshop group critique and discussion.

JOHN LEHNDORFF fell in love with food and writing early in life and turned them into a career. The award-winning journalist hosts Radio Nibbles on KGNU and his recent features have appeared in Cheese Connoisseur Magazine, AAA EnCompass Magazine, the Denver Post, and Edible Front Range. He was the food editor at the Daily Camera and the Aurora Sentinel, dining critic for the Rocky Mountain News, and author of Denver Dines: A Restaurant Guide and More. John is a former restaurant cook and nationally known pie expert who has taught numerous journalism and cooking classes. John’s writing has appeared in the Washington Post, Town & Country, New York Times, Food Network Magazine and many others.

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

Sunday October 12, 2014
Start: 10/12/2014 1:30 pm

Rick Riordan will speak about his new book, The Blood of Olympus, on Sunday, October 12th at *1:30pm* at Boulder Theater.

About the Book:
In The Blood of Olympus, the final installment of the Heroes of Olympus series, the crewmembers of the Argo II have made progress in their quests, but they still seem no closer to defeating Gaea. Her giants have risen and they're stronger than ever. They must be stopped before the Feast of Spes, when Gaea plans to have two demigods sacrificed in Athens. She needs the blood of Olympus in order to wake. The gods, still suffering from multiple personality disorder, are useless. How can a handful of young demigods hope to persevere against Gaea's army of powerful giants? As dangerous as it is to head to Athens, they have no other option. And if Gaea wakes, it’s game over.

Tickets are available from Boulder Theater - click HERE to buy your tickets

Tickets are $25 and include one signed copy of The Blood of Olympus. You will get your book at Boulder Theater on the day of the event.

Monday October 13, 2014
Start: 10/13/2014 7:30 pm

Garth Stein will speak about and sign his new book, A Sudden Light, on Monday, October 13th at 7:30pm at First Congregational Church.

About the Book:
The bestselling author of The Art of Racing in the Rain presents a new novel in which a boy trying to save his parents' marriage uncovers a legacy of family secrets. In 1990, Trevor Riddell's father brings him to Riddell House, the family mansion, so they can sell it. But as Trevor explores the house's secret stairways and hidden rooms, he discovers a lingering spirit whose agenda is at odds with the family plan. Only Trevor's willingness to face the dark past of his forefathers will reveal the key to his family's future. Spellbinding and atmospheric, A Sudden Light is rich with unconventional characters, scenes of transcendent natural beauty, and unforgettable moments of emotional truth.

Vouchers to attend are $10 and are good for $5 off A Sudden Light or a purchase on October 13th. Purchase tickets in advance, over the phone, or at the door. 

Tuesday October 14, 2014
Start: 10/14/2014 7:00 pm

Living Poets Society, the BBS in-store poetry bookclub, will be reading and discussing Sea Salt by David Mason for October.

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: 10/14/2014 7:30 pm

Nicholas Carr will speak about and sign his new book, The Glass Cage, on Tuesday, October 14th at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
In The Glass Cage, Nicholas Carr explores the costs of granting software dominion over our work and leisure. Drawing on psychological and neurological studies that underscore how happiness and satisfaction are tied to performing work in the real world, Carr shows that shifting our attention to computer screens can leave us disengaged and discontented. The Glass Cage explores the impact of automation from a deeply human perspective, examining the personal and economic consequences of our dependence on computers.

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 October 15, 2014
Start: 10/15/2014 7:30 pm

David Rome will speak about and sign his new book, Your Body Knows the Answer, on Wednesday, October 15th at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
Your body has an answer to any challenge or question that arises. It's simply a matter of learning to recognize and listen to the subtle physical signal that comes from someplace inside you. This "felt sense" was made widely known by psychologist Eugene Gendlin in his book Focusing. David Rome here enhances the traditional Focusing techniques with Buddhist principles learned from Chögyam Trungpa to provide effective techniques for learning to access your felt sense. Your Body Knows the Answer may be the most accessible guide to Focusing yet published.

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 October 18, 2014
Start: 10/18/2014 5:00 pm

James Mills will speak about and sign his new book, The Adventure Gap, on Saturday, October 18th at *5:00pm*.

About the Book:
Minority populations are much less likely to seek recreation, adventure, and solace in our wilderness spaces. It's a difference that James Mills addresses in The Adventure Gap. In 2013, the first all-African American team of climbers challenged themselves on North America's highest point, the Denali. The goal of the expedition and this book is to inspire minority communities to look outdoors for experiences that will enrich their lives, and to encourage them toward greater environmental stewardship.

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 October 19, 2014
Start: 10/19/2014 2:00 pm

Join us for an afternoon of readings and discussion with local authors Cynthia Kennedy, author of K Is for Kathmandu, William Spain, author of Bubba, Paul Wagner, author of The Field Guide to Human Personalities, and Kathleen Willett, author of The Lucky U on Sunday, October 19th at *2:00pm*.

More About the Books:
Cynthia Kennedy, author of K Is for Kathmandu
K is for Kathmandu takes us on a journey through the mountainous Khumbu (Everest) region of Nepal, through the bureaucracy of an adoption of Nepalese children in the capital city of Kathmandu amidst the turmoil of Maoist uprisings, and eventually into the jungle world of the Chitwan in search of a sibling. 

William Spain, author of Bubba
They were the first generation of President Kennedy's Peace Corps volunteers. One among this group is James Edward Bubba Johnson, a young black man from Virginia who arrives in the African nation of Malawi with little more than his wits and his charm. What follows is an adventure through love, loss, betrayal, and political intrigue.

Paul Wagner, author of The Field Guide to Human Personalities
The Field Guide to Human Personalities is an exciting, empathic and relatable exploration of 78 human personalities. Paul Wagner explores the emotional, spiritual, behavioral and psychological attributes of each personality and suggests naturopathic, gem and flower remedies to assist the reader in finding balance. 

Kathleen Willett, author of The Lucky U
The Lucky U is a heart-warming story about Mitch Tanner, a down-on-her-luck lesbian whose life is about to take a dramatic turn for the better. When her luck changes, she has the time and resources to make life more interesting for the newly-elected, extremely fetching and very conservative governor of Colorado, Rebecca Fairbanks.

This is a FREE event, open to everyone!

Tuesday October 21, 2014
Start: 10/21/2014 7:00 pm

From Our Shelves, the BBS in-store fiction bookclub, will be reading and discussing The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers for October.

*The October 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: 10/21/2014 7:30 pm

Dr. Jean Hofve will speak about and sign her new book, Paleo Dog, on Tuesday, October 21st at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
Paleo Dog guides readers through an assessment of their dogs’ diets and helps them find the right balance of healthy ingredients. In addition to recipes and nutritional info, the book offers advice on what treats are safe, training tips, the benefits of exercise, massage, and other alternative therapies, and how to ensure that dogs receive the love and attention they need. Paleo Dog is the ultimate manual for any pet owner who wants to give her pet the longest and best quality of 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.

Wednesday October 22, 2014
Start: 10/22/2014 6:30 pm

Kerry Lee MacLean will speak about and sign her new book, Just Me and My Mind, on Wednesday, October 22nd at *6:30pm*.

About the Book:
Young children have strong emotions, but are often unsure of how to articulate and handle them. Just Me and My Mind helps kids recognize their emotions and thoughts—and then act accordingly. The book includes interactive pages of emotions (happy, scared, loving). After the reading, children will get to pull "thoughts" (printed on dissolving paper) out of a paper-mache head. Then we will sit quietly as our thoughts dissolve into the clean water of the Mind Jar, disappearing right before our very eyes!

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

Thursday October 23, 2014
Start: 10/23/2014 7:30 pm

Jonathan & Andi Goldman will speak about and sign their new CD, Healing Sounds: Frequencies II, on Thursday, October 23rd at 7:30pm.

More About the CD:
Healing Sounds: Frequencies II is the extraordinary follow up to the award winning, best-selling Frequencies CD. This collection features newly re-mastered excerpts and mixes from the last decade of Jonathan Goldman’s amazing recordings. The order of the tracks is sequenced in a specific way that will shift and change you, bringing your body, mind and spirit to new levels of transcendence and healing. This CD is perfect for meditation, energy work, body work, and relaxation, and it includes a bonus booklet on the creation and use of this extraordinary recording.

This is a FREE event, open to all!

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!