Events

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.

Tuesday September 02, 2014
Start: 09/02/2014 7:30 pm

Andrew Schelling will speak about and sign his new book, Love and the Turning Seasons, on Tuesday, September 2nd at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
For thousands of years, India has excelled at erotic love poetry, and the genius of its devotional poetry often harnesses great energy and mystical insight. It is in fact often hard to tell whether the poets are offering poems of spiritual longing using the garment of poetry, or writing erotic poems in the guise of devotion. In Love and the Turning Seasons, Andrew Schelling has drawn on the work of 24 other translators to build what will be the finest anthology of India's erotic and spiritual poetry for the general read ever assembled.

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 September 03, 2014
Start: 09/03/2014 7:30 pm

Frank Berliner will speak about and sign his new book, Bravery: The Living Buddha Within You, on Wednesday, September 3rd at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
In Bravery: The Living Buddha Within You, Frank Berliner gives us one of the most comprehensive expositions of the teachings of the Buddha by a western Buddhist teacher.  A long-time student of Tibetan master Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Berliner has drunk deeply from the well not only of his teacher's encyclopedic presentation of the Buddhadharma but also that of western philosophy, psychology and literature.  This is an excellent primer and in-depth study of the core elements of Buddhist psychology and philosophy explained with clarity for the western student within the context of western thought.

This is a FREE event, open to all!

Thursday September 04, 2014
Start: 09/04/2014 7:30 pm

Margaret Coel will speak about and sign her new book, Night of the White Buffalo, on Thursday, September 4th at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
In Night of the White Buffalo, Arapaho attorney Vicky Holden and Father John O'Malley confront a killer in the wake of a miracle. A mysterious man confesses to murder, and then flees the confessional before Father John can identify him. Later, Vicky discovers rancher Dennis Carey shot dead in his truck along the Highway. With the tragic news comes the exposure of an astonishing secret: the most sacred creature in Native American mythology, a white buffalo calf, was recently born on Carey's ranch.

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.

Sunday September 07, 2014
Start: 09/07/2014 2:00 pm

Join us for an afternoon of readings and discussion with local authors Peter Griffiths, author of The Mystical Milestone, Richard Williams, author of Remember When?, Ann Marie, author of Letters to Ann, and Jeannine Lee, author of Beyond Divorce on Sunday, September 7th at *2:00pm*.

More About the Books:
Peter Griffiths, author of The Mystical Milestone
The Mystical Milestone
is a novel set in the Gower Peninsula in South Wales. It is driven by a unique plot and developed around such ingredients as obsession, mysticism, loyalty, and faith. It revolves around the insidious nature of family feuds and also the unnerving ease with which seemingly manageable events mushroom out of control.

Richard Williams, author of Remember When?
Remember When gives an opportunity to experience the journey of a person gifted in science, music, mathematics, languages, teaching. This autobiography shares the family and culture he experienced over 82 years in an interesting and informative way. Readers will remember a time quite different from today.” ~Marilyn Miller

Ann Marie, author of Letters to Ann
Letters to Ann takes the reader back to the early years of the Korean War. Even in some of its darkest moments, Captain John F. Hughes finds and shares bits of humor about his daily military existence with his then four year-old daughter. It is a unique perspective of what often is called "The Forgotten War."

Jeannine Lee, author of Beyond Divorce
Going through a divorce is like being between trapezes without a net. Beyond Divorce helps the reader through the pain and turmoil, learn what went wrong, and arrive at the other side of divorce with awareness, peace, and renewed vision. Divorce becomes a creative experience rather than a defeating event that must be lived through.

This is a FREE event, open to everyone!

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

Living Poets Society, the BBS in-store poetry bookclub, will be reading and discussing Winter's Journey by Stephen Dobyns for September.

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: 09/09/2014 7:30 pm

Harry Reed will speak about and sign his new book, Be Bop, Blues & Random Riffs, on Tuesday, September 9th at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
Be Bop Blues & Random Riffs explores the musics that influence Harry Reed's personal and professional life. From the age of 12 he listened to Be Bop in clubs, at home, and in record stores. His home town provided a protective atmosphere that allowed him to enter clubs. The bartenders, who knew his parents, issued warnings against drinking and disturbing customers. The enclosed works are the results of his relationship with the music and musicians, and the scenes witnessed and observations jotted down as he enjoyed the music.

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 September 10, 2014
Start: 09/10/2014 7:30 pm

Dr. Linda Backman will speak about and sign her new book, The Evolving Soul, on Wednesday, September 10th at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
Balancing past-life karma is the key to soul evolution. In The Evolving Soul, Dr. Linda Backman shows how healing relationships, caring for one's self, and working through fear and loss can help you mend the wounds of your past lives. Using wisdom she's amassed from hundreds of hypnotic regression clients, Dr. Backman shows how people create the pre-birth blueprints that infuse life with purpose. The Evolving Soul also includes questions and prompts to help readers gain profound insights.

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 11, 2014
Start: 09/11/2014 7:30 pm

Laird Hunt will speak about and sign his new book, Neverhome, on Thursday, September 11th at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
She calls herself Ash, but that's not her real name. She is a farmer's faithful wife, but she has left her husband to don the uniform of a Union soldier in the Civil War. Neverhome tells the harrowing story of Ash Thompson during the battle for the South. Local author Laird Hunt's dazzling new novel throws a light on the adventurous women who chose to fight instead of stay behind. It is also a mystery story: why did Ash leave and her husband stay? Why can she not return? What will she have to go through to make it back home? 

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.

Sunday September 14, 2014
Start: 09/14/2014 11:00 am

Rosemary Wells will speak about and sign her new book, Max & Ruby at the Warthog's Wedding, on Sunday, September 14th at *11:00am*.

About the Book:
Oh, no! Max has lost the wedding ring! How can the Warthogs’ wedding go on without the ring? Max and Ruby lead the search through the grand hotel. Down to the laundry, up to the towers, back to the conservatory they run, following the map in Grandmother’s Bunnyphone. Children will delight in lifting the flaps to see where Max and Ruby are headed next in Max & Ruby at the Warthogs’ Wedding, another hilarious story from Rosemary Wells featuring the beloved bunny siblings.

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

Tuesday September 16, 2014
Start: 09/16/2014 7:30 pm

Peter McGraw & Joel Warner will speak about and sign their new book, The Humor Code, on Tuesday, September 16th at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
Two guys. 19 experiments. 91,000 miles. And a book that will forever change the way you think about humor. Part road-trip comedy and part social science experiment, a scientist and a journalist detail their epic quest to discover the secret behind what makes things funny. Dr. Peter McGraw, founder of the Humor Research Lab at the University of Colorado Boulder, teamed up with journalist Joel Warner on a far-reaching search for the secret behind humor. Funny and surprising, The Humor Code is a revealing exploration of humor, society, and an unusual friendship.

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 September 17, 2014
Start: 09/17/2014 7:30 pm

Mark Allen will speak about and sign his new book, The Art of Competition, on Wednesday, September 17th at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
The Art of Competition is an iconic combination of inspirational quotes forged in the heat of competition and blended with breathtaking photos from the world of nature. Brief chapters address topics essential to master for excellence, like fear, change, and turning life into art. As a presentation of words and images, the book brings forth ideas, solutions, and ways to move forward that never present themselves through logic. When past and future disappear, and winning and losing are forgotten, competition subsides, leaving only the possibility that anything is possible.

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 18, 2014
Start: 09/18/2014 7:30 pm

Bill Ayers will speak about and sign his new book, Public Enemy, on Thursday, September 18th at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
Labeled a "domestic terrorist" by the McCain campaign in 2008 and used by the radical right in an attempt to castigate Obama for "pallin' around with terrorists," Bill Ayers is in fact a teacher, father, and social justice advocate with a sharp memory and wit. Public Enemy tells his story from the moment he and his wife, Bernardine Dohrn, emerged from years on the run and rebuilt their lives as public figures. In the face of defamation by conservative media, Bill and Bernardine stay true to their core beliefs in the power of protest.

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.