June 20, 2017

All of us working at the store agree that there is nothing we love more than recommending books we have read. Whether it's to give as a gift, to read on the plane, for book club or a class, we are pretty good at coming up with a wide selection of ideas.

Warriors Connection

June 13, 2017

Danny and I have just got back from dinner at friends, who when they invited us several weeks ago didn't know THE basketball game was going to be on tonight. It didn't take long for us to decide to watch the game with our plates on our laps . . .

Briefly . . .

June 5, 2017

Very brief tonight - I am desperate to finish Eleanor Oliphant Is Completley Fine  by Gail Honeyman - just a few chapters left, and such a fabulous novel, I am laughing one minute and crying the next - so brilliantly written.

Taking the Long Way

May 30, 2017

I set off for Carmel Valley on Friday afternoon at probably the worst possible time on a normal weekend but with Memorial Day too I knew I was in for a bit of a slog. What usually takes me about 2 hours turned into over 4 with my navi trying to save me five minutes here and ten minutes there by re-directing my journey. Usually I ignore it and continue on my familiar and well worn route but for some reason I blindly obeyed and ended up coming off the freeway and driving through rural backwaters and long straight roads through vast fields, and turning left and right and left again only to come back to the freeway barely 5 minutes from where I had left it.

Summer's Coming

May 23, 2017

We were so excited to get a phone call the other day asking whether we would like to host author Thrity Umrigar, bestselling author of several store favorites including The Space Between Us, If Today be Sweet, and Story Hour. Thrity will be joining us for lunch on June 27th to talk about her latest novel Everybody's Son. Make sure you sign up soon (tickets are just $10) because space will be limited! Thrity also has a lovely children's book out now (and on our shelves!) called When I Carried You in My Belly. It tells the story of a young mother explaining to her daughter how love, kindness, and a sense of fun shaped her even before her birth. Its illustrated by Ziyue Chen. 

Road Trip

May 16, 2017

Everyone enjoyed a fabulous evening with author Paula Hawkins on Saturday night at Bentley School. Pete Crooks from Diablo Magazine chatted with her about her upbringing in Zimbabwe, her early writing career, and her reaction to the enormous success of Girl on the Train. And without giving too much away they discussed her latest novel Into the Water. We have signed copies at the store if you weren't able to make it - or at least we did when I dropped them off on Sunday morning before heading off to SFO to catch a plane to Denver.

Mother's Day 2017

May 9, 2017

Grab your mum and treat her to a literary lunch this Thursday in lieu of Mother's Day! We still have some space left; Laura gives a wonderful presentation, the book is so fabulous, and lunch will be delicious! Tickets are just $10. Call the store for details.

Designing Your Life

April 25, 2017

The next few weeks are pretty crazy! So much going on at the store . . . kicking off this weekend with Independent Bookstore Day and no less than FIVE fantastic children's authors on hand to talk about their books, sign copies and join in all the fun activities we have planned. Local Del Rey teacher Jenny Dodd will also be here to interview our authors, and she'll have her lovely Cosmo books on hand to sign too. What's more, every book you purchase on Saturday raises money for the school of your choice. We will donate 20% of pre-tax sales!

For the Kids

April 18, 2017
On Saturday five boxes left the store en route to Lincoln Elementary School in Richmond filled with over 180 books bought by you through donations to our Blind Date With a Book program! Thank you so much. I am hoping to post pictures with the kids and their books in the next week or so.