Events

Wednesday March 04, 2015
Start: 03/04/2015 7:30 pm

Alexandra Witze & Jeff Kanipe will speak about and sign their new book, Island on Fire, on Wednesday, March 4th at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
Laki is Iceland’s largest volcano. Its eruption in 1783 is one of history’s great, untold natural disasters. Island on Fire is the story not only of a single eruption but the people whose lives it changed, the dawn of modern volcanology, as well as the history and potential of other super-volcanoes around the world. And perhaps most pertinently, acclaimed science writers Alexandra Witze and Jeff Kanipe look at what might transpire should Laki erupt again in our lifetime.

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 March 05, 2015
Start: 03/05/2015 7:30 pm

Cynthia Swanson will speak about and sign her new book, The Bookseller, on Thursday, March 5th at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
The Bookseller follows Kitty Miller, a woman in the 1960s who wrestles to reconcile her daily life as a single bookstore owner with the alternate reality she suddenly begins to dream about each night, in which she is a happily-married wife and mother. It’s everything she once believed she wanted—but it only exists when she sleeps. With each visit, the more real the alternate life becomes. As the lines begin to blur, Kitty must figure out what is real and what is imagined.

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 March 06, 2015
Start: 03/06/2015 7:00 pm
End: 03/06/2015 9:00 pm

Please join us to hear the best of undergraduate writing at CU on Friday, March 6th from *7-9:00pm*.

Journal Twenty Twenty is an entirely student-run, undergraduate creative non-fiction journal published and created at the University of Colorado at Boulder. This journal celebrates undergraduate voices in creative nonfiction- personal essays, new journalism, portrait, memoir, and more. This event will celebrate our VIII issue of the journal through undergraduate readings of their published works.

This is a FREE event, open to everybody!

Tuesday March 10, 2015
Start: 03/10/2015 7:00 pm

Living Poets Society, the BBS in-store poetry bookclub, will be reading and discussing Citizen by Claudia Rankine for March.

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: 03/10/2015 7:30 pm

Jonathan Waldman will speak about and sign his new book, Rust: The Longest War, on Tuesday, March 10th at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
In Rust, journalist Jonathan Waldman travels across the country to meet the colorful and often reclusive people concerned with corrosion. The result is a fresh and often funny account of an overlooked engineering endeavor that is as compelling as it is grand, illuminating a hidden phenomenon that shapes the modern world. Rust affects everything from the design of our currency to the composition of our tap water, and it will determine the legacy we leave on this planet.

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 March 11, 2015
Start: 03/11/2015 7:30 pm

Tim Johnston will speak about and sign his new book, Descent, on Wednesday, March 11th at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
The Courtland family travels to the Rocky Mountains for a summer vacation, but when Caitlin and her younger brother, Sean, go out for an early morning run, only Sean returns. The family finds themselves living the kind of nightmare they've only read about in headlines or seen on TV. Written with a precision that captures every emotion and every moment of fear as each member of the family searches for answers, Descent is a masterfully crafted thriller. 

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 March 12, 2015
Start: 03/12/2015 7:30 pm

Dr. Loren Cordain will speak about and sign his new book, The Real Paleo Diet Cookbook, on Thursday, March 12th at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
It's official—the "real" Paleo Diet is back. Loved for its simplicity, health benefits, and because it really works, the diet has been widely imitated since its release. Yet no one knows this plan better than Loren Cordain, its creator. In this all-new cookbook with 250 recipes, Cordain makes eating Paleo a pleasure, not a burden. The Real Paleo Diet Cookbook is the book the Paleo community has been waiting for—scientific accuracy combined with great taste.

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 March 13, 2015
Start: 03/13/2015 7:30 pm

Joshua Ferris will speak about and sign his new book, To Rise Again at a Decent Hour, on Friday, March 13th at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
In To Rise Again at a Decent Hour, Paul O'Rourke is a man of contradictions: he's a Luddite addicted to his iPhone and a dentist with a nicotine habit. Then someone begins to impersonate Paul online, which soon becomes something more frightening: the online "Paul" might be a better version of the real thing. As Paul's quest to learn why his identity has been stolen deepens, he is forced to confront his past and his future in a life disturbingly split between the real and the virtual.

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.

Monday March 16, 2015
Start: 03/16/2015 7:30 pm

Scott Carney will speak about and sign his new book, A Death on Diamond Mountain, on Monday, March 16th at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
When Ian Thorson died from dehydration and dysentery on an Arizona mountaintop in 2012, Scott Carney, a journalist and anthropologist, was struck by how his death echoed other incidents that reflected the connection between intensive meditation and mental instability. A Death on Diamond Mountain is a gripping work of investigative journalism that reveals how the path to enlightenment can be riddled with danger.

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 March 17, 2015
Start: 03/17/2015 7:00 pm

From Our Shelves, the BBS in-store fiction bookclub, will be reading and discussing Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen for March.

*The March 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 March 18, 2015
Start: 03/18/2015 7:30 pm

Hannah Nordhaus will speak about and sign her new book, American Ghost, on March 18th at 7:30pm. Hannah will be in conversation with Lisa Jones, writing-teacher extraordinaire and author of Broken: A Memoir.

About the Book:
In American Ghost, award-winning Hannah Nordhaus—journalist and author of The Beekeeper's Lament—attempts to uncover the truth about her great-great-grandmother, Julia, whose ghost is said to haunt a hotel in Santa Fe. In this spellbinding exploration of family history and the American West, Nordhaus traces the strands of Julia's life, uncovering a larger tale of how a true-life story becomes a ghost story, and how difficult it can be to separate history and myth.

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 March 19, 2015
Start: 03/19/2015 6:30 pm

Brandon Mull will speak about and sign his new book, Five Kingdoms #3: Crystal Keepers, on Thursday, March 19th at *6:30pm*.

About the Book:
Trapped in a world where magic is powerful and dreams are real, Cole Randolph continues his quest in book three of the Five Kingdoms from Brandon Mull, author of the Fablehaven and Beyonders series. Cole ventures to a new kingdom as he searches for his friends and pursues his quest to mend what has gone awry with the magic in The Outskirts. Can he overcome the challenges, or will he be stranded in a world between reality and imagination?

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

Saturday March 21, 2015
Start: 03/21/2015 2:00 pm
End: 03/21/2015 4:00 pm

Award-winning writer Jayme Moye teaches how to turn any trip into a captivating narrative using the basic elements of story, whether you're writing personally or professionally. She also outlines how to break into travel writing for websites, magazines, and newspapers the way she did, without any journalism education or experience, and to begin earning money by writing and traveling.

A freelance success story, Jayme has written for more than 50 publications including National Geographic Adventure, New York, Outside, Men’s Journal, Women’s Health, Sunset, and 5280. Her travels have taken her from Afghanistan to Iceland in pursuit of the greatest stories ever told. In 2014, the North American Travel Journalists Association named her Travel Writer of the Year.

This workshop will take place on Saturday, March 21st from *2-4:00pm* at the large table in the upper north room. Tickets are $60 and space is limited! Purchase tickets at the store or over the phone. 

Sunday March 22, 2015
Start: 03/22/2015 5:00 pm

Dr. Michael Finkelstein & Dr. Rav Ivker will give a joint presentation on slow medicine in conjunction with the publication of Dr. Finkelstein's new book, Slow Medicine: Hope and Healing for Chronic Illness, on Sunday, March 22nd at *5:00pm*

About the Book:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein empowers you to take your health back and walk down the slow medicine path. In Slow Medicine: Hope and Healing for Chronic Illness, he guides you through the essential questions for understanding various symptoms and their causes. Each chapter includes the key components of a successful consultation, along with illustrative anecdotes from real patients.

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 March 24, 2015
Start: 03/24/2015 7:30 pm

Bill Giebler will speak about and sign his travel narrative, which will be featured in The Best Travel Writing, Volume 10 on Tuesday, March 24th at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
The Best Travel Writing, Volume 10 is the latest in the annual "Travelers' Tales" series launched in 2004 to celebrate the world's best travel writing—from Nobel Prize winners to emerging new writers. The points of view and perspectives are global, and themes encompass high adventure, spiritual growth, romance, hilarity and misadventure, service to humanity, and encounters with exotic cuisines and cultures. 

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 March 25, 2015
Start: 03/25/2015 7:30 pm

Marc Evans will speak about and sign his new book, Triathletes in Motion, on Wednesday, March 25th at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
Traditionally the focus of triathlon is on volume, intensity, and training periodization—doing particular workouts during the time leading up to a race. But what if you could improve performance without logging extra distance on the road or in the water? That is the promise of Triathletes in Motion: Assessing Movement for World-Class Technique and Performance. In this book, Marc Evans makes the case that every triathlon training regimen should start with the physical assessments of movement.

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 March 26, 2015
Start: 03/26/2015 7:30 pm
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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.

More info TBA

Vouchers to attend will be $5 but are not yet on sale. Vouchers 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.

More info TBA

Vouchers to attend will be $5 but are not yet on sale. Vouchers 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.