Recent Events



Thomas Gladysz

editor of 

The Diary of a Lost Girl

with Orinda Books' Beth Gallagher

November 13, 2010



Claire Cooper Marcus

read from her memoir

Iona Dreaming:  The Healing Power of Place

November 9, 2010



 Music Journalist

Joel Selvin

discussed his new book

Smartass:  The Music Journalism of Joel Selvin:

California Rock and Roll

October 30, 2010



Bo Caldwell

author of 

City of Tranquil Light

October 26, 2010


Sophia Raday

author of

Love in Condition Yellow

June 3, 2010


Phyllis Theroux

(second from right)

author of 

The Journal Keeper

conducts a workshop on journal keeping

June 1, 2010



Local teachers Caroline Earhart and Marty DeJonghe

introduce their new book

Gold Nuggets:  Discovering Math in the California Gold Rush

May 19, 2010


Diane Hammond

author of 

Seeing Stars

April 22, 2010



Abraham Verghese

reads from 

Cutting for Stone

March 23, 2010


Tilar Mazzeo (right)

author of 

Back Lane Wineries of Napa

along with representatives from 

Adastra Wines

Andrew Lane Wines

Hunnicutt Wines

March 20, 2010


Wines from

Back Lane Wineries of Napa

March 20, 2010




"Sisters in Crime"

(l-r) Cara Black, Diana Orgain,

Kelli Stanley, Penny Warner,

Rhys Bowen

March 4, 2010


Gloria Burke

author of the new children's book

Finding Mr. Ness

February 27, 2010


Margaret Wood Little

author of 

The Fiery Furnace:  Has Teheran Changed Much in 100 Years?

(standing before the flag of Persia

which flew when her missionary grandparents lived there)

 February 25, 2010


Christine Carter (left), author of 

Raising Happiness

shares a laugh with her mom Sylvia Carter

February 11, 2010


Anastasia Hobbet

author of

Small Kingdoms

February 6, 2010


Philipp Meyer, author of

American Rust

February 3, 2010




Photographer Angela Lang (and friend),

whose work is featured in

Vintage Knits for Modern Babies

November 21, 2009




The Sugar Plum Fairy charmed local children

with her reading of 

The Nutcracker

November 7, 2009




Keith Raffel, author of

the Silicon Valley thriller


October 29, 2009


Pamela Johnson, author of 

Heart of a Pirate:  A Novel of Anne Bonny

October 24, 2009


W.O.M.B.A. (Word of Mouth Bay Area) authors

(left to right) Mary Mackey, Jessica Inclan,

Amy Reed & Dorothy Hearst

discussed their new books

October 20, 2009


Shela Dean shares her secret to a happy marriage contained in

Frequent Foreplay Miles: Your Ticket to Total Intimacy

October 19, 2009




Peter Yanev reassures fans of the new edition of his bestselling book

Peace of Mind in Earthquake Country:  How to Save Your Home, Business, and Life

October 15, 2009




Rima Barkett (seated) gave out samples of recipes

while discussing her new cookbook

Cooking Dinner:  Simple Italian Family Recipes

Everyone Can Make

October 13, 2009




Dan Chaon visted Orinda Books

on October 8, 2009

to talk about his new novel

Await Your Reply



Dan Choan invites the audience to weigh in

on the proposed cover for the paperback

version of Await Your Reply

October 8, 2009



Kathryn Ma

winner of the Iowa Short Fiction Award for

All That Work and Still No Boys

October 6, 2009


Kathryn Ma

October 6, 2009




A Benefit for the Educational Foundation of Orinda

Featuring Melanie Gideon, left, author of 

The Slippery Year

September 24, 2009

EFO Benefit on September 24, 2009

Food generously donated by:

A. G. Ferrari Foods (Lafayette)

Pizzeria Amoroma (Orinda)

Shelby's (Orinda)

Orinda Safeway


Erick Setiawan, author of
Of Bees and Mist
September 22, 2009