Jaron Lanier Author Event

04/23/2014 7:00 pm
America/Los Angeles

Jaron Lanier

Author of Who Owns the Future

Wednesday, April 23rd at 7pm

Jaron Lanier is the father of virtual reality and one of the world’s most brilliant thinkers. Who Owns the Future? is his visionary reckoning with the most urgent economic and social trend of our age: the poisonous concentration of money and power in our digital networks.

Lanier has predicted how technology will transform our humanity for decades, and his insight has never been more urgently needed. He shows how Siren Servers, which exploit big data and the free sharing of information, led our economy into recession, imperiled personal privacy, and hollowed out the middle class. The networks that define our world—including social media, financial institutions, and intelligence agencies—now threaten to destroy it.

But there is an alternative. In this provocative, poetic, and deeply humane book, Lanier charts a path toward a brighter future: an information economy that rewards ordinary people for what they do and share on the web.

$17.00
ISBN-13: 9781451654974
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Simon & Schuster, 3/2014

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

California Bookstore Day

05/03/2014
America/Los Angeles

California Bookstore Day

Saturday, May 3rd

California Bookstore Day is a statewide party on May 3, 2014 as big and varied as the state itself.  It's more than 90 stores in more than 80 zip codes putting their bells on and throwing out the welcome mat. Think "Record Store Day", but for book nerds.
Each store will have its own party (ours tba soon). The headline attraction is the just-for-us books and sideline items you cannot get on any other day at any other place.  But there will also be readings, and prizes, and things to eat and drink.


Some of the items that we will be selling on May 3rd are:

 

Congratulations, By the Way, by George Saunders

In May 2013, George Saunders gave an eight-minute convocation address at Syracuse University. Congratulations, By the Way, an expanded version of that speech, brings Saunders’s trademark wit, wisdom, and compassion to an even broader audience. 

This special CBD edition is signed, numbered, and doodled in by the author. $20

 

Do You Smell Carrots:  A Joke Book 

Contributors include: Lemony Snicket, Jon Scieszka, Katherine Applegate, Jeff Kinney, Jane Wattenberg, Lynne Reid Banks, and more!

A full-color joke book for kids 7-11 with contributions by some of our best-loved children’s authors and illustrators. From gorgeous watercolor illustrations to ballpoint pen stick figures, most jokes include artwork by the contributors.
(Spoiler: Lemony Snicket can’t draw). $14.99

 

Sleeping Beauty Bound Short Story, by Neil Gaiman

The Neil Gaiman short story The Sleeper and the Spindle, based on Sleeping Beauty, will NOT be signed, numbered, or illustrated as previously stated. It will be published in a deluxe gift edition with what we've been told is a very cool cover approved by Gaiman. It will also include a special author's note. This story has appeared in the anthology Rags & Bones (Little Brown, 0316212946) but will not appear elsewhere as a stand-alone book. $16

 

A Literary Map of California (Three Fish Studios)

An original full-color giclee print of California literary settings featuring 24 beloved books from the 20th and 21st centuries including The Maltese Falcon, The Joy Luck Club, Wild, Devil in a Blue Dress, and others. Gallery quality, suitable for framing, and created especially for CBD. Specs: 16 x 20.  $40

 

 

Recipes from Michael Pollan's Kitchen

Beautifully designed recipe cards containing personal recipes from bestselling author and food guru Michael Pollan. Recipes are collected in a keepsake recipe box with a special note by the author. 

A Heart Breaking Work of Staggering Genius Tote Bag

Litographs takes the actual text of a book and prints it on a tote bag in a gorgeous, modern design inspired by the work. Dave Eggers is allowing CBD to use A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius for California Bookstore Day only. Litographs is a small family company based in Cambridge, MA that combines art and literature to create beautiful works that breathe new life into great books. They partner with the International Book Bank to send one new, high-quality book to a community in need for each product they sell. Tote bags are highly water-resistant and include a five-inch inner pocket; 17”w x 14.75”h, with a 9” hanging strap and flat bottom.  $29

 

Bookstories

Ten new contributions from the California section of the McSweeney’s stable of poets and writers, neatly bound in an accordion book. Writers—including Matthew Zapruder, Jesse Nathan, and Jim Ruland, with more to come—explore through short pieces the best bookstore they know of that doesn’t exist. (A bookstore on a boat? Why, yes! A bookstore in which the books grow like fruit and flowers on a single, riotous, store-encircling vine? Okay!) As a whole, the collection celebrates the idiosyncratic, joy-and-dream-inducing potential that is the independent bookstore. And what’s more, this accordion book is unbindable: when its binding is loosed, the pages unfold to reveal a hidden, multi-panel illustration inspired by the California landscape, from Calexico to Copco. $30

 

Please save the date!

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