Book Moms

 

{pages} would like to introduce you to Book Moms, a 501c  non-profit created by two moms - Sunni Won and Sue Torf.  Book Moms share their love of books and reading to children everywhere, especially in low income families where they don't readily have access to books.

March 2, 2015 is the National Education Association's Read Across America Day and this year's book is Dr. Seuss's classic, Oh, the Places You'll Go!

Book Moms will be going to an elementary school near downtown LA to read this fabulous book to the students.  We would love to take as many copies of this wonderful book to spark the minds of these early readers and foster a love for reading.  Please DONATE your copy to Book Moms or BUY one or more at {pages} to donate to Book Moms for this great cause.

The deadline to buy the books is Wednesday February 25th.  You can call the store at 310-318-0900 or order online (see below).  Just note in the comments that the book(s) is for the Book Moms book drive.

For more information on Book Moms visit www.bookmoms.com.

 

$17.99
ISBN-13: 9780679805274
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers, 1/1990

Karen Russo Author Event

03/05/2015 7:00 pm
America/Los Angeles

Karen King Russo

Author of Costs of Creativity

Thursday, March 5th at 7pm

Karen King Russo grew up with an endearing but troubled father. The co-founder of Travelodge Corporation, he was often referred to by neighbors as the “most unforgettable character I ever met!” While other dads fished, camped golfed, watched football and read Sports Illustrated, Russo’s dad wrote poetry, read Aristotle, crashed airplanes, and walked across their living room on his hands. They were the only family in Brentwood with an airplane in their back yard. As a creative maverick and entrepreneur he thought outside the box, bringing color and fun to their home, but also pain and damage caused by his addiction to alcohol.  Russo writes about and recognizes in her new book Costs of Creativity,  that creative people and addicts often share the same characteristics.  This poignant memoir of one daughter’s life with a generous, artistic father who left a legacy of wisdom, will resonate with other adult children of alcoholics.

 

A 25-year resident of Manhattan Beach, Karen King Russo spent 15 years writing features covering news, non-profit organizations and anecdotal stories for many publications including The Beach Reporter, Easy Reader, Manhattan Beach Sun. She is a 10-year member of the Neptunian Woman’s Club and serves on the Board of the Cultural Heritage Conservancy. Prior to that, she lived in Palos Verdes and owned and managed Discovery Travel in Riviera Village.

 

Everyone is welcome to attend, but RSVP's are appreciated.  Call 310-318-0900 or email us at info@pagesabookstore.com.

Location: 
Street:
904 Manhattan Ave
Additional:
City:
Manhattan Beach
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Province:
California
Postal Code:
90266
Country:
United States

Alexis Landau Author Event

03/26/2015 7:00 pm
America/Los Angeles

Alexis Landau

Author of The Empire of the Senses

Thursday, March 26 at 7pm

A sweeping, gorgeously written debut novel of duty to family and country, passion, and blood ties that unravel in the charged political climate of Berlin between the wars.

Lev Pearlmutter, an assimilated, cultured German Jew, enlists to fight in World War I, leaving behind his gentile wife Josephine and their children, Franz and Vicki. Moving between Lev's and Josephine's viewpoints, Part I of the novel focuses on Lev's experiences on the Eastern Front, both in war and in love, which render his life at home a pale aftermath by comparison. Part II picks up in Berlin in 1927–1928: the Pearlmutter children, now young adults, grapple with their own questions: Franz, drawn into the Brown Shirt movement, struggling with his unexpressed homosexuality; and Vicki, seduced by jazz, bobbed hair, and falling in love with a young man who wants to take her to Palestine. Unlike most historical novels of this kind, The Empire of the Senses is not about the Holocaust but rather about the brew that led to it, and about why it was unimaginable to ordinary people like Lev and his wife. Plotted with meticulous precision and populated by characters who feel and dream to the fullest, it holds us rapt as cultural loss and ethnic hatred come to coexist with love, passion, and the power of the human spirit.

$27.95
ISBN-13: 9781101870075
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Pantheon, 3/2015

Location: 
Street:
904 Manhattan Ave
Additional:
City:
Manhattan Beach
,
Province:
California
Postal Code:
90266
Country:
United States
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