Events

Tuesday September 23, 2014
Start: 09/23/2014 7:00 pm

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!

For September, we will be reading and discussing The Night Guest by Fiona McFarlane on Tuesday, September 23rd at *7:00pm*

Wednesday September 24, 2014
Start: 09/24/2014 7:30 pm

Marilyn Krysl will speak about and sign her new book, Yes, There Will Be Singing, on Wednesday, September 24th at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
Yes, There Will Be Singing brings together Marilyn Krysl's essays on the origins of language and poetry, poetic form, the poetry of witness, and poetry's collaboration with the healing arts. Beginning with pieces on her own origins as a poet, she branches into poetry's spiritual and political possibilities, drawing on examples from Anna Akhmatova, W.S. Merwin, and Venus Khoury-Ghata. Krysl concludes with stories of her humanitarian work, connecting poetic expression with a generous and compassionate worldview.

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 September 25, 2014
Start: 09/25/2014 7:30 pm

Binx Selby & Linda Jade Fong will speak about and sign their new book, The Balancepoint Mealplan & Cookbook, on Thursday, September 25th at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
The BalancePoint Mealplan & Cookbook has a two-week scientific breakthrough program with complete instructions and 170 gourmet gluten-free, grain-free, & Paleo diet recipes in a protocol that reduces inflammation and cholesterol in less than 14 days. The book includes a 14-day Jumpstart Mealplan of delicious no-grain, low-protein and high fat meals calibrated to fit into a dietary formula shown by medical research to rapidly reduce chronic inflammation and associated cardiovascular and metabolic diseases in the body. 

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 September 26, 2014
Start: 09/26/2014 7:30 pm

Matteo Pistono will speak about and sign his new book, Fearless in Tibet, on Friday, September 26th at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
Terton Sogyal was a 19th century visionary saint whose mastery of meditation led him to become the teacher to the 13th Dalai Lama. Known for his spiritual insights and service to Tibet, Terton Sogyal's ability to harness the power of the mind was born of his own profound understanding of the Buddha's teachings. In Fearless in Tibet, Matteo Pistono shares Terton Sogyal's teachings and life story. Combining riveting storytelling with Terton Sogyal's profound spiritual instructions, Fearless in Tibet will infuse the reader's spiritual path with wisdom and inspiration.

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 September 27, 2014
Start: 09/27/2014 2:00 pm
End: 09/27/2014 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.

Tickets are $40 and space is limited, so sign up today! Purchase tickets in advance, over the phone, or at the store.

This workshop will take place at the large table in our Upper North Room on Saturday, September 27th from *2-4:00pm*

Tuesday September 30, 2014
Start: 09/30/2014 7:30 pm

Celeste Yacoboni will speak about and sign her new book, How Do You Pray?, on Tuesday, September 30th at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
How Do You Pray? was born from a vision in which Celeste Yacoboni was told to ask the world, "How Do You Pray?" She reached out to spiritual, shamanic, and scientific teachers, as well as guides and activists to ask for their response. Culled from those responses is an original and deeply personal collection of essays. Talking intimately and candidly about how they pray, these personalities encourage the reader to contemplate the intention of prayer in their own life. Contributors include Matthew Fox, Lama Surya Das, Byron Katie, Andrew Harvey, Dan Millman, Mirabai Starr, and more.

Vouchers to attend are $5and 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 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 am

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.

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: