Pam Jenning and Scott Wood Book Club

Pam Jenning and Scott Wood Book Club
"American Justice and Identity in Mark Twain's Pudd'nhead Wilson and Bryan Stevenson's Just Mercy"
September 28th, October 5th and October 18th
One of the highest standards for law in our society is that law should lead to justice. The Pledge of Allegiance we all recited as schoolchildren ends with these six words-"with liberty and justice for all". And yet, how difficult that has been for America to consistently attain both throughout our long history as well as in the present day. To our credit, we continually struggle to achieve a clear vision and change laws and institutions that create inequity in our communities. To our sorrow, we often fall short.
Near the end of the nineteenth century, Mark Twain underscored the complex links between social institutions and identity in his satire of slavery Pudd'nhead Wilson. In Just Mercy, 120 years later, Bryan Stevenson explores race, class, and the American criminal justice system through his central story of Walter McMillian who was released from prison in 1993 after spending six years on death row for a crime that he didn't commit.
Please join Pam Jenning (former head of the Mira Costa High School English Dept. and popular American Lit Group Facilitator at {pages}) and Scott Wood (a law professor at Loyola Marymount University and a {pages} favorite customer and community member) for a three-part series that examines both works and their powerful connections.
Date: Wednesday September 28th, Wednesday October 5th and Tuesday, October 18th
Time: 7:00 pm
Where: {pages} a bookstore - 904 Manhattan Ave.
Price: $60 (two books and three sessions).
RSVP's are required.  Call 310-318-0900 or email
Pudd'nhead Wilson Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101873113
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - February 3rd, 2015

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812984965
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Spiegel & Grau - August 18th, 2015

MB 10K

Congratulations to all MB 10K Race Participants!

Bring in your MB 10K bib number and receive a $5 pages gift card on Oct 1 & 2. 

2 Ways To Register For The MB10K:
Online at until 9.26 at 11:59 p.m.

In-store at Village Runner, Manhattan Beach until 9.30

1840 N Sepulveda Blvd.

Hours: 10 am - 7 pm Monday-Saturday, 11 am - 6 pm Sunday

Please Note!
Final race instructions posted on our website here.

Walkers welcome

Please no strollers or dogs


Bib Number Pick-Up At Village Runner, Manhattan Beach:
Wednesday, September 28 *
Thursday, September 29 *
Friday, September 30
* Those who pick up their bibs on these days will have a chance to enter a raffle - several prize levels including a Village Runner $100 Gift Card!  Raffle winners will be announced on Friday, 9/30 via email.  See store for more details/rules/restrictions.  The volunteer MB10K Race Committee really appreciates it if you can come in early to get your bib number!

Race Day Bib Number Pick-Up
6 - 7 am

On Veterans Parkway/Greenbelt near the starting line

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Ron Kovic Author Event


Ron Kovic
Author of Born on The Fourth of July and Hurricane Street
Thursday, September 29th at 7pm

Ron Kovic, whose memoir Born on The Fourth of July was made into a widely viewed Academy Award nominated movie, has a new book published July 4th, by Akashic entitled Hurricane Street{pages} and the Manhattan Beach Library held a book launch at the Manhattan Beach Library on July 6th, and the event was very well attended.  There wasn't a spare chair, over one hundred people showed up to hear Ron and purchase his new book, which we sold out of.  We are pleased to announce that Kovic has agreed to do a second event at {pages} on Thursday, September 29th.  We highly recommend that you RSVP and purchase a book online to guarantee entry prior to the 7pm start time.

A little information on Ron Kovic:  Kovic, who lives locally in Redondo Beach,  is a huge advocate for better treatment of Veterans.  The LA Times had a great article on Kovic, which you can read here.
Hurricane Street is Kovic's impassioned, timely memoir about the American Veterans Movement which picks up where Born on the Fourth of July leaves off.  The 40th anniversary edition of Born on the Fourth of July was published at the same time.  Fun fact, Kovic and Bruce Springsteen are friends and Bruce wrote the foreward to Hurricane Street.  Bruce is not planning to attend our event, but his new biography Born to Run goes on sale just a few days before Ron's event and we will have his books on hand.

To RSVP and guarantee entry prior to 7pm, just purchase one of Ron's books either at the store or online.  For questions, just call the store.

Hurricane Street Cover Image
ISBN: 9781617754500
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Akashic Books - July 4th, 2016

Born on the Fourth of July Cover Image
ISBN: 9781617754692
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Akashic Books - July 4th, 2016

Born on the Fourth of July Cover Image
ISBN: 9781617754685
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Akashic Books - July 4th, 2016

Hurricane Street Cover Image
ISBN: 9781617754494
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Akashic Books - July 4th, 2016

Born to Run Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501141515
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - September 27th, 2016

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