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Michael Pollan -- "This Is Your Mind On Plants"

Join Michael Pollan, author of This Is Your Mind on Plants, for a conversation about the book with TBD. Boulder Book Store joins Changing Hands, Elliott Bay, and Vroman’s for this exclusive conversation Monday, July 12th at 7:00pm MT.

Tickets + a copy of This Is Your Mind on Plants are available for $28.00-$68.00. Signed bookplates will go to the first 245 registrants. Tickets are available on Eventbrite HERE or by clicking the button below.

About the Book:

Of all the things humans rely on plants for--sustenance, beauty, medicine, fragrance, flavor, fiber--surely the most curious is our use of them to change consciousness: to stimulate or calm, fiddle with or completely alter, the qualities of our mental experience. Take coffee and tea: People around the world rely on caffeine to sharpen their minds. But we do not usually think of caffeine as a drug, or our daily use as an addiction, because it is legal and socially acceptable. So, then, what is a "drug"? And why, for example, is making tea from the leaves of a tea plant acceptable, but making tea from a seed head of an opium poppy a federal crime?

In This Is Your Mind on Plants, Michael Pollan dives deep into three plant drugs--opium, caffeine, and mescaline--and throws the fundamental strangeness, and arbitrariness, of our thinking about them into sharp relief. This groundbreaking and singular consideration of psychoactive plants, and our attraction to them through time, holds up a mirror to our fundamental human needs and aspirations, the operations of our minds, and our entanglement with the natural world.


IMPORTANT TICKETING AND EVENT INFORMATION

*Tickets include a copy of This Is Your Mind on Plants- the first 245 tickets purchased will also include a signed bookplate.

  • CURBSIDE BOOK PICKUP with EVENT ACCESS -- $28.00 (plus tax and a small convenience fee) for the Zoom link, and a copy of the book. Books will be available for pickup at Boulder Book Store starting on July 6th. You will be emailed separately when your book is ready for pickup.
  • STANDARD BOOK SHIPPING with EVENT ACCESS -- $33.00 (plus a small convenience fee) for the Zoom link, and a copy of the book. Books will be shipped beginning on July 6th. US shipping ONLY.
  • PRIORITY BOOK SHIPPING with EVENT ACCESS -- $38.00 (plus a small convenience fee) for the Zoom link, and a copy of the book. Books will be shipped beginning on July 6th. US shipping ONLY.
  • INTERNATIONAL BOOK SHIPPING with EVENT ACCESS -- $68.00 (plus a small convenience fee) for the Zoom link, and a copy of the book. Books will be shipped beginning on July 6th.

* The virtual event begins at 6:00pm PT / 7:00 pm MT / 9:00pm ET and will last about one hour. If you have issues during the event, please email your questions to BBSVirtualEvents@gmail.com.

Event date: 
Monday, July 12, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
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$28.00
ISBN: 9780593296905
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Penguin Press - July 6th, 2021

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