Events

Tuesday February 12, 2013
Start: 02/12/2013 7:00 pm

Living Poets Society, the BBS in-store poetry bookclub, will be reading and discussing Slow Lightning by Eduardo C. Corral.

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: 02/12/2013 7:30 pm

Matt Samet will speak about and sign his new book, Death Grip, on Tuesday, February 12th at 7:30pm.

Death Grip chronicles a climber's near-fatal struggle with anxiety and depression, and his nightmarish journey through the dangerous world of prescription drugs. Local author Matt Samet lived to climb and conquer sheer rock faces, but his depression led him to seek professional psychiatric help. After a difficult struggle with addiction, Samet slowly makes his way to recovery through perseverance and a deep love of climbing. Conveying both the exhilaration of adventure and the madness of addiction, Death Grip is a powerful and revelatory memoir.

Vouchers to attend are $5 and get you $5 off the author’s featured book or a purchase on the day of the event. Vouchers can be purchased in advance, over the phone, or at the door.

Thursday February 14, 2013
Start: 02/14/2013 6:30 pm

Join us for a special Valentine's Day event with four amazing teen authors and their Breathless Reads! We'll have Brenna Yovanoff (Paper Valentine), Marie Lu (Prodigy), Jessica Khoury (Origin), and Andrea Cremer (Rise: A Nightshade Novel) here to talk about and sign their new books. This Valentine's Day, let BBS be your date.

This is a FREE teen event, open to all!

Monday February 18, 2013
Start: 02/18/2013 7:30 pm

Ari Kelman will speak about and sign his new book, A Misplaced Massacre: Struggling Over the Memory of Sand Creek, on Monday, February 18th at 7:30pm.

In the morning of November 29, 1864, with the fate of the Union still cloudy, the Sand Creek Massacre left hundreds of Native Americans dead. A Misplaced Massacre examines the ways in which generations have struggled to come to terms with the meaning of the attack and its aftermath, most publicly at the opening of the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site. Ari Kelman examines the way Americans come to know a shared past in this intense and emotional piece of literature.

Vouchers to attend are $5 and get you $5 off the author’s featured book or a purchase on the day of the event. Vouchers can be purchased in advance, over the phone, or at the door.

Wednesday February 20, 2013
Start: 02/20/2013 7:30 pm

John Shors will speak about and sign his new book, Temple of a Thousand Faces, on Wednesday, February 20th at 7:30pm.

The latest novel by local author John Shors, Temple of a Thousand Faces, brings to life the legendary temple of Angkor Wat. In a story set nearly a thousand years ago, an empire is lost, a royal love is tested, and heroism is reborn. Moving from a poor fisherman's family that take up arms against their oppressors, to a beautiful bride who becomes a prize of war, to an ambitious warrior whose allegiance is torn, Temple of a Thousand Faces is an unforgettable saga of love, betrayal, and survival.

Vouchers to attend are $5 and get you $5 off the author’s featured book or a purchase on the day of the event. Vouchers can be purchased in advance, over the phone, or at the door. 

Thursday February 21, 2013
Start: 02/21/2013 7:30 pm

Ted Kerasote will speak about and sign his new book, Pukka's Promise, on Thursday, February 21st at 7:30pm.

After losing his beloved Merle, Ted Kerasote was determined to give his new puppy Pukka the longest life possible. Traveling the world and interviewing breeders, vets, and leaders of the animal-welfare movement, Kerasote helps us rethink the everyday choices we make for our companions. And as he did in the bestselling Merle's Door, Kerasote interweaves fascinating science with the charming stories of raising Pukka in their small Wyoming village. Funny, revelatory, and full of delight, Pukka's Promise helps redefine the potential of our animal partners.

Vouchers to attend are $5 and get you $5 off the author’s featured book or a purchase on the day of the event. Vouchers can be purchased in advance, over the phone, or at the door.

 

Sunday February 24, 2013
Start: 02/24/2013 2:00 pm

Join us for an afternoon of readings and discussions with local authors Annie Fox (Sonder the Snow Snake), Bruce Ehlenbeck (Some Time Till Knowing), David Jessup (Mariano's Crossing) and Eileen Kiernan-Johnson (Roland Humphrey is Wearing a WHAT?)

More about the books:

Sonder the Snow Snake by Annie Fox
Kids will be thrilled to discover this cute snake who lives in the snowy mountains with his wise Grandslither. Sonder wants to play on the slopes but Grandslither says he needs some lessons first. With help, Sonder comes to understand the importance of practice, patience, and taking time to enjoy his beautiful snowy world. Children, parents, and grandparents can all share in Sonder's journey.

Some Time Till Knowing by Bruce Ehlenbeck
Spurred by his father's death, Luke Aurmann leaves St. Louis, his family, friends, and the young woman he loves. In the spring of 1971, he travels to Boulder where he finds meaning in his daily experience. But circumstances evolve to challenge Luke, and he struggles to understand his deepest desires.

Mariano's Crossing by David Jessup
Based on real characters and the mysteries connected with historic events, Mariano's Crossing is a mesmerizing tale of peopple struggling to find their places in the rapidly changing landscape of post-Gold Rush Colorado.

Roland Humphrey is Wearing a WHAT? by Eileen Kiernan-Johnson
Roland Humphrey sees girls at his school dress in a rainbow of hues and is confused by the "rules" limiting what boys can choose; he doesn't understand why girls can like sports and ballet, but for boy's there is just one way. Written in verse, Roland Humphrey playfully raises important questions about gender norms, acceptance, and friendship.

This is a FREE event, open to all! 

 

Tuesday February 26, 2013
Start: 02/26/2013 7:00 pm

From Our Shelves Fiction Bookclub is open to the public and meets at 7pm on the fourth 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. Please join us!

For February, we will be reading and discussing Canada by Richard Ford.

Start: 02/26/2013 7:30 pm

The Hidden Reality: From Unification to Multiverse
This lecture is free, open to the public, and will take place at Macky Auditorium at 7:30pm.
Ever since Einstein, physicists have been seeking a unified description of nature's forces. In this talk, which presumes no background in physics, Dr. Greene will follow the trail toward nature's deepest laws and examine someo fhte potential - albeit hypothetical - consequences, including the strange possibility that our universe may not be the only universe.

Start: 02/26/2013 7:30 pm

David Barsamain will speak about and sign his new book of interviews with Noam Chomsky, Power Systems: Conversations on Global Democratic Uprisings and the New Challenges to U.S. Empire, on Tuesday, February 26th at 7:30pm.

Power Systems is a  compelling new set of interviews with Noam Chomsky on our changing and turbulent times. The latest from a long-established, trusted partnership, this collection of interviews shows once again that no interlocutor engages with Noam Chomsky more effectively than David Barsamian, local author as well as Founder and Director of Alternative Radio. These interviews will inspire a new generation of readers, as well as longtime Chomsky fans eager for his latest thinking on the crises we now confront, both at home and abroad.

Vouchers to attend are $5 and get you $5 off the author’s featured book or a purchase on the day of the event. Vouchers can be purchased in advance, over the phone, or at the door.

Wednesday February 27, 2013
Start: 02/27/2013 7:30 pm

Bill Karelis will speak about and sign his new book, Living Life Fully, on Wednesday, February 27th at 7:30pm.

We are all imprisoned by the projections of our minds, and we all have the power to free ourselves. The discipline of the sitting practice of meditation can lead us through such a process, but meditation doesn’t have to be heavy or ambitious. Local author Bill Karelis teaches us through Living Life Fully that by forming a simple, direct and honest relationship with ourselves and our world, we can discover a rich and full path, no matter what our life situation.

Vouchers to attend are $5 and get you $5 off the author’s featured book or a purchase on the day of the event. Vouchers can be purchased in advance, over the phone, or at the door.

Thursday February 28, 2013
Start: 02/28/2013 7:30 pm

Thom Hatch will speak about and sign his new book, The Last Outlaws: The Lives and Legends of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, on Thursday, February 28th at 7:30pm.

In The Last Outlaws, award-winning author and historian Thom Hatch brings the memorable characters of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid to life like never before. From their early holdup attempts to that fateful day in Bolivia, Hatch draws on a wealth of fresh research to go beyond the myth and provide a compelling new look at these legends of the Wild West. The Last Outlaws paints a vivid picture of the two most notorious “gentleman bandits” in history. 

Vouchers to attend are $5 and get you $5 off the author’s featured book or a purchase on the day of the event. Vouchers can be purchased in advance, over the phone, or at the door.

Monday March 04, 2013
Start: 03/04/2013 7:30 pm

Julia Pandl will speak about and sign her book, Memoir of the Sunday Brunch on Monday, March 4th at 7:30pm.

About the book:
For Julia Pandl, the rite of passage into young adulthood included mandatory service at her family's restaurant, where she watched her father--the head chef--rule with the strictness of a drill sergeant. This tenderhearted, humorous debut explores Pandl's childhood, at home and in the kitchen with her family. In Memoir of the Sunday Brunch, she looks back on those formative years, a time not just of growing up but, ultimately, of becoming a source of strength and support.

Vouchers to attend are $5 and get you $5 off the author’s featured book or a purchase on the day of the event. Vouchers can be purchased in advance, over the phone, or at the door.

Wednesday March 06, 2013
Start: 03/06/2013 7:30 pm

Caroline Thompson will speak about and sign her book, Caroline's No Nightshade Kitchen: Arthritis Diet on Wednesday, March 6th at 7:30pm.

About the book:
Caroline’s No Nightshade Kitchen is a book about finding relief from the pain and inflammation of arthritis when other treatments and prescriptions fail. Caroline Thompson learned that nightshade plants (tomatoes, peppers, eggplant) are proven to severely affect the arthritic. Upon eliminating them from her diet, she quickly found that the pain and swelling stopped after just a few days.
This is a FREE event, open to all!

 

Thursday March 07, 2013
Start: 03/07/2013 7:30 pm

Kent Haruf will speak about and sign his newest novel, Benediction on Thursday, March 7th at 7:30pm.

About the book:
From the beloved best-selling author of Plainsong and Eventide comes a story of life and death, and the ties that bind, once again set out on the High Plains in Holt, CO. Bracing, sad and deeply illuminating, Benediction captures the fullness of life by representing every stage of it, including its extinction, as well as the hopes and dreams that sustain us along the way. Here Kent Haruf gives us his most indelible portrait yet of this small town and reveals, with grace and insight, the compassion, the suffering, and above all, the humanity of its inhabitants.

*Benediction is on sale 2/26/13* 

Vouchers to attend are $5 and get you $5 off the author’s featured book or a purchase on the day of the event. Vouchers can be purchased in advance, over the phone, or at the door. 

Friday March 08, 2013
Start: 03/08/2013 6:30 pm

Erin Hunter will be here to speak about and sign her latest book, Warriors: Dawn of the Clans, Book #1 The Sun Trail on Friday, March 8th at *6:30pm*.

About the book:
Erin Hunter, the bestselling author of the Warriors and Seekers series presents the newest Warriors mini-series—Dawn of the Clans #1: The Sun Trail. For many moons, a tribe of cats have lived peacefully near the top of a mountain. But prey is scarce and seasons are harsh—and their leader fears they will not survive. When a mysterious vision reveals a land filled with food and water, a group of brave young cats set off in search of a better home. Great dangers await the traveling cats as they enter an unfamiliar world of loners and rogues.
*The Sun Trail will be on sale 3/5/13*

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

Sunday March 10, 2013
Start: 03/10/2013 5:00 pm

Saru Jayaraman will speak about and sign her book Behind the Kitchen Door on Sunday, March 10th at *5:00pm*.

About the book:
Blending personal narrative and investigative journalism, Jayaraman shows us that the quality of the food at restaurants depends not only on the sourcing of ingredients, but also on the attention and skill of the employees. Behind the Kitchen Door is a groundbreaking exploration of the political, economic and moral implications of dining out. Jayaraman sets out a bold agenda to ensure that dining out is a positive experience on both sides of the kitchen door.

This is a FREE event, open to all!

Tuesday March 12, 2013
Start: 03/12/2013 7:00 pm

Living Poets Society, the BBS in-store poetry bookclub, will be reading and discussing Open Interval by Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon.

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: 03/12/2013 7:30 pm

Elaine Kelton & Carolyn Pope will speak about and sign their new book, Women of Vail, on Tuesday, March 12th at 7:30pm.

About the book:
Several books have been written about Vail’s history, but the women’s story has not been told until now. It was a dream for authors Elaine Kelton & Carolyn Pope to capture these memories in print through their book, Women of Vail, as part of the fabric of Vail’s history. Original & adventuresome, these women are the ones who made Vail their home during the early years. These are their stories, memories tempered by time and perspective.

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 March 13, 2013
Start: 03/13/2013 7:30 pm

Gail M. Beaton will be here to speak about and sign her book, Colorado Women: A History, on Wednesday, March 13th at 7:30pm.

About the book:
Gail Beaton’s fascinating book, Colorado Women, is the first full-length chronicle of the lives, roles and contributions of women in Colorado from prehistory through the modern day. Each chapter addresses the everyday lives of women in a certain period of time and is followed by vignettes on organizations and notable individuals. Colorado Women makes a significant contribution to the discussion of women’s presence in Colorado that will be of interest to historians, students and the general reader.

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 March 14, 2013
Start: 03/14/2013 7:30 pm

Melanie Warner will be here to speak about and sign her new book, Pandora's Lunchbox, on Thursday, March 14th at 7:30pm.

About the book:
In the tradition of Fast Food Nation, Melanie Warner brings a fascinating and cutting-edge look at the scary truth about what really goes into our food in her new book, Pandora’s Lunchbox. If a piece of individually wrapped cheese retains its shape, color, and texture for years, what does it say about the food we eat and feed our children? Warner decided to explore that question and began an investigative journey, taking her to research labs, food-science departments, and factories, discovering a rare, eye-opening account of what we’re really eating.
*Chef Ann Cooper will be here to interview Melanie Warner.*

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.