Events

Wednesday July 30, 2014
Start: 07/30/2014 7:30 pm

Kat Duff will speak about and sign her new book, The Secret Life of Sleep, on Wednesday, July 30th at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
It has become clear that our sleep shapes who we are as much as we shape it. While most sleep research hasn't ventured far beyond labs and clinics, The Secret Life of Sleep taps into the reservoir of human experiences to illuminate the complexities of a world where sleep has become a dwindling resource. With a sense of infectious curiosity, Kat Duff mixes cutting-edge research with insightful narratives, surprising insights, and timely questions to help us better understand what we're losing before it's too late.

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 July 31, 2014
Start: 07/31/2014 7:30 pm

Jim Ringel will speak about and sign his new book, Wolf, on Thursday, July 31st at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
In Wolf, Johnny carries his dog Sindra in a vial in his pocket. There are no more dogs. Then he comes across a colleague who is killed by a dog. But with dogs extinct, how is this possible? The colleague was carrying a sizeable sales order, so Johnny places the order as his own. Except he can't figure out what product the colleague is selling. As he begins to understanding the product, he realizes it has to do with why the dogs are returning, and why they're angry. Then he wonders if the dogs know more about him and Sindra, and if maybe they're angry with him.

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 August 02, 2014
Start: 08/02/2014 2:00 pm

Tony Parker will speak about and sign his new book, The Best Front Range Hikes for Children, on Saturday, August 2nd at *2:00pm*.

About the Book:
Colorado's Front Range is a wonderful place to introduce children to the outdoors and hiking. From Fort Collins to Denver and Boulder, trails abound for kids who love spending time outside. The Best Front Range Hikes for Children helps parents select age- and ability-appropriate trails at a glance with a handy rating system. Choose trails that are fun and just challenging enough for children between the ages of 2 and 16. The hikes that comprise this guidebook were selected for their variety, ease of access, natural beauty, educational opportunities, and proximity to attractions along the Front Range.

This is a FREE event, open to all!

Tuesday August 05, 2014
Start: 08/05/2014 7:30 pm

Mark Epstein will speak about and sign his new book, The Trauma of Everyday Life, on Tuesday, August 5th at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
Trauma does not just happen to a few unlucky people; it is the bedrock of our psychology. Death and illness touch us all, but even the everyday sufferings of loneliness and fear are traumatic. In The Trauma of Everyday Life psychiatrist Mark Epstein uncovers the transformational potential of trauma, revealing how it can be used for the mind's own development. Epstein finds throughout that trauma, if it doesn't destroy us, wakes us up to both our minds' own capacity and to the suffering of others. It makes us more human, caring, and wise.

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 August 06, 2014
Start: 08/06/2014 6:30 pm

Nikki Loftin will speak about and sign her new book, Nightingale's Nest, on Wednesay, August 6th at *6:30pm*.

About the Book:
Little John is spending his summer clearing brush for Mr. King when he hears a song that transfixes him. He follows the melody and finds a girl named Gayle sitting in a tree. Little John’s friendship with Gayle quickly becomes the one bright spot in his life. But then Mr. King draws Little John into an impossible choice—forced to choose between his family’s survival and a betrayal of Gayle. Nightingale's Nest is an unforgettable novel about a boy with the weight of the world on his shoulders and a girl with the gift of healing in her voice.

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

Tuesday August 12, 2014
Start: 08/12/2014 7:30 pm
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Wednesday August 13, 2014
Start: 08/13/2014 7:30 pm

Ted Floyd will speak about and sign his new book, American Birding Association Field Guide to Birds of Colorado, on Wednesday, August 13th at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
Colorado is home to 496 types of birds, making it one of the finest birding destinations in the world. The birds in American Birding Association Field Guide to Birds of Colorado are organized by type and appear in color photographs accompanied by introductions, identification tips, and habitat and birdsong descriptions. The book also includes a state bird checklist and a directory of birding destinations, making this field guide the perfect companion for anyone interested in learning about the state's birds and where to see them.

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 August 14, 2014
Start: 08/14/2014 7:30 pm

Helen Thorpe will speak about and sign her new book, Solider Girls, on Thursday, August 14th at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
America has been continuously at war since the fall of 2001. This has been a matter of bitter political debate, but what is uncontestable is that a sizeable percentage of American soldiers sent overseas in this era have been women. Their experience in the American military is quite different from that of men. In Soldier Girls, Helen Thorpe follows the lives of three women over twelve years on their paths to the military, overseas to combat, and back home. Deeply reported, beautifully written, and powerfully moving, Soldier Girls is truly groundbreaking.

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 August 18, 2014
Start: 08/18/2014 7:00 pm

Fiction, nonfiction, both old and new, we’ll share our favorite books for bookclubs with you! Join us for refreshments, gifts, and great conversation with publisher representatives and BBS booksellers on Monday, August 18th at *7:00pm*.

Vouchers to attend are $5 and include refreshments, gifts, and are good for $5 off any single purchase on August 18th. Vouchers may be purchased in advance, over the phone, or at the door. Readers Guild Members may reserve seats at all in-store events.

Tuesday August 19, 2014
Start: 08/19/2014 7:30 pm

Kristin Ohlson will speak about and sign her new book, The Soiil Will Save Us, on Tuesday, August 19th at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
Thousands of years of poor farming and ranching practices have led to the loss of up to 80% of carbon from the world’s soils. That carbon is now floating in the atmosphere, and even if we stopped using fossil fuels today, it would continue warming the planet. In The Soil Will Save Us, Kristin Ohlson makes an elegantly argued case for "our great green hope"—a way in which we can heal the land and turn atmospheric carbon into beneficial soil carbon—and potentially reverse global warming.

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 August 20, 2014
Start: 08/20/2014 7:00 pm

Do you love both reading and writing? Then you’ll love our new take on the book club, in which participants discuss the elements of a great book.  Lori DeBoer, author and teacher, will lead a discussion of each selection’s use of plot, characterization, scenes, setting, dialogue, backstory, pacing, language and more. We’ll also talk a little bit about each author’s writing process and how they built their career.  For a well-rounded experience, we’ll be reading selections from many genres. Writers of all levels will come away with ideas and inspiration for their own work.

Lori DeBoer has an MFA in creative writing and is the founder of the Boulder Writers’ Workshop. Visit her website at www.lorideboer.net.

This bookclub will be reading and discussing Wild by Cheryl Strayed for August.

Lori DeBoer's Writing Bookclub is open to the public and meets at 7pm on the third Wednesday of every month in the Upper North Room of Boulder Book Store. Unless otherwise noted, the author will not be present at the discussion.

Monday August 25, 2014
Start: 08/25/2014 7:30 pm

Daniel Levitin will speak about and sign his new book, The Organized Mind, on Monday, August 25th at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
The information age is drowning us with data, and we’re expected to make more decisions about our lives than ever before. No wonder the average American reports frequently losing car keys, missing appointments, and feeling worn out by the effort to keep up. But some people become accomplished at managing information flow. In The Organized Mind, Daniel Levitin uses the latest brain science to demonstrate how those people excel—and how readers can use their methods to organize their homes, workplaces, and time.

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 August 26, 2014
Start: 08/26/2014 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 August, we will be reading and discussing The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls on Tuesday, August 26th at *7:00pm*

Start: 08/26/2014 7:30 pm

Robert Rippberger will speak about and sign his new book, Escape to Anywhere Else, on Tuesday, August 26th at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
Ivey Jane Doede is about to turn eighteen and is trying to leave home. She lives with her younger brother, Louie, and parents in Kansas with nothing but miles of cornfields in every direction. Ivey's mom is abusive and her father is an alcoholic. Family life gets worse after a religious cult comes into the neighboring town, offering salvation. Escape to Anywhere Else connects to that part in all our lives when numbing is no longer enough. Ivey Doede must take a stand if she is to make it out alive.

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 August 28, 2014
Start: 08/28/2014 7:30 pm

Paul Levitt will speak about and sign his new book, The Denouncer, on Thursday, August 28th at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
The Denouncer is set in 1930s Russia. Sasha Parsky is asked by Boris Filatov, chief of the local secret police, to take a position as the head of a boys school in order to spy on the previous director. As Sasha's visits to the exiled man turn into discussions on politics and Sasha makes changes at school, anonymous letters denouncing him appear on Filatov's desk. Even more ominous is the appearance of two men from the past who have the knowledge to do Sasha great harm. Caught between Filatov and the fear of exposure, Sasha hazards all in testing the fidelity of a loved one.

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.