June 18 @ 2:00 PM

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Genius of Birds and The Bird Way, a brilliant scientific investigation into owls and why they exert such a hold on human imagination. Jennifer Ackerman has been writing about science and nature for more than three decades, and her new book -- on sale June 13, 2023 -- explores the biology, behavior, and conservation of owls. She brings this research alive with her own personal field observations about owls and dives deep into why these birds beguile us. This event is being held in partnership with Golden Gate Raptor Observatory, and a portion of book sales will benefit their research program.


For those who cannot attend the event, you may preorder a signed copy of the book HERE or phone the store at 925-254-7606.


Welcome to Orinda Books

We are an independently-owned bookstore based in the beautiful town of Orinda, just 30 minutes from San Francisco. Visiting is easy! We are open six days a week and have ample free parking right outside our doors. Also, the Orinda BART station is a pleasant half-mile walk away.

We strive to provide a diverse and eclectic range of books and have a large inventory covering travel, fiction, history, biography, current affairs, art, poetry, nature, and science. Our children's department is extensive and inviting. 

Besides books, we carry puzzles, cards, and calendars, and we love to keep it local too! Check out our locally-made chocolate, olive oil, ceramics and artwork. We support local authors and artists and can provide a great space for exhibitions and meetings.

Last but not least, we love to read and love to recommend our favorites - so don't hesitate to ask!

Come and see us soon.

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