Events

Tuesday July 15, 2014
Start: 07/15/2014 7:30 pm

Shane Niemeyer will speak about and sign his new book, The Hurt Artist, on Tuesday, July 15th at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
The Hurt Artist is the searing yet luminous travelogue of Shane Niemeyer’s journey from suicidal addict to Ironman. He vividly depicts the landscape of pain in which he’s lived his life—emotional and physical pain inflicted upon him and that he inflicts upon himself, pain that pulls him down, and, in detailing his training, the pain he harnesses to lift himself up. Shane’s story is one of redemption and triumph, a lesson in the value of second chances and a reminder that nobody is beyond the reach of salvation.

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 July 16, 2014
Start: 07/16/2014 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 Vampires in the Lemon Grove by Karen Russell for July.
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.

Start: 07/16/2014 7:30 pm

Carol Grever will speak about and sign her new book, Glimpses, on Wednesday, July 16th at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
Glimpses: A Memoir in Poetry is archaeology of the soul, exploring events and feelings to discern deeper truths. In refining poems written over many years, distinct lifetime stages emerged, each with particular interests and longings. Individual poems depict slices of time that illuminate vivid moments or mundane experiences to distill their insight. The poems reveal deepened understanding with age, and readers may find echoes of their own discoveries. Together, these poetic glimpses suggest the essence of a full life edging toward conclusion with acceptance and peace.

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 17, 2014
Start: 07/17/2014 6:30 pm

Tara Dairman will speak about and sign her new book, All Four Stars, on Thursday, July 17th at *6:30pm*. 

About the Book:
In All Four Stars, the new middle grade novel from local author Tara Dairman, Gladys has been cooking gourmet dishes since the age of 7, only her parents have no idea! Now she’s 11, and after an accident, Gladys is cut off from the kitchen. She’s devastated but soon finds just the right opportunity to pay her parents back when she’s mistakenly contacted to write a restaurant review for one of the largest newspapers in the world. But in order to meet her deadline, Gladys must cook her way into the heart of her archenemy and sneak into New York City—all while keeping her identity a secret!

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

Saturday July 19, 2014
Start: 07/19/2014 5:00 pm

Ian Doescher will speak about and sign his new book, William Shakespeare's The Jedi Doth Return, on Saturday, July 19th at *5:00pm*. 

About the Book:
Hot on the heels of William Shakespeare’s Star Wars comes the next two installments of the trilogy: William Shakespeare’s The Empire Striketh Back and William Shakespeare’s The Jedi Doth Return. Return to the star-crossed galaxy far, far away as the brooding young hero, a power-mad emperor, and their jesting droids match wits, struggle for power, and soliloquize in elegant and impeccable iambic pentameter. These two plays offer essential reading for all ages. Something Wookiee this way comes!

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 July 22, 2014
Start: 07/22/2014 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 July, we will be reading and discussing The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri on Tuesday, July 22nd at *7:00pm*

Start: 07/22/2014 7:30 pm

Rafael de Grenade will speak about and sign her new book, Stilwater, on Tuesday, July 22nd at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
One thousand square miles of coastal scrub—flooded in summer, baked dry in winter, and filled with deadly animals—Stilwater seems an unlikely home for a cattle operation. But beyond the station roam thousands of cows. Rafael has been hired to bring them in for drafting. A poetic inquiry into our desire to make order where we find wildness, Stilwater suffuses us with salt and blood, blurring the line between domestic and feral. This is a whirlwind of men, women, cattle, machines and landscape in collaborative evolution, all becoming different manifestations of the same entity—the Australian Wild.

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 July 23, 2014
Start: 07/23/2014 7:30 pm

Greg Benchwick, author of Lonely Planet Colorado and Great Adventures, will show us how to travel sustainably on Wednesday, July 23rd at 7:30pm.

About the Presentation:
Travel is a good thing. It builds cultural interchange, expands horizons and furthers our worldview. There is so much to gain from packing your bags, hopping on a plane and flying off to brave new worlds. But with more and more people taking to the skies to explore our little blue planet, the implications of traveling far and wide become greater everyday. Planes pollute, languages die, cultures assimilate, traditions are lost.

So how do we travel right in the 21st Century? Acclaimed travel writer Greg Benchwick explores the issues, looking at environmental, cultural and economic concerns in this inclusive discussion informed by his 15 years writing about travel for people like Lonely Planet and National Geographic Traveler and working as a communications officer with the United Nations. Along the way, Greg will share stories, slideshows and videos from his travels across the globe.

Vouchers to attend are $5 and are good for $5 off the author’s featured books 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 July 29, 2014
Start: 07/29/2014 7:30 pm

Patricia Lemer will speak about and sign her new book, Outsmarting Autism, on Tuesday, July 29th at 7:30pm.

About the Book:
Whether you are new to the world of autism, are familiar with treatment options, or are a veteran who has "been there, done that," this book is for you. Discoveries about possible etiologies and promising therapies are emerging so quickly that you are sure to learn something new. Outsmarting Autism by Licensed Professional Counselor Patricia S. Lemer guides you step-by-step with practical information from a variety of fields that families, specialists, and educators can put to use immediately.

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 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!