Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday

November 25th

The Saturday after Thanksgiving, backed by American Express in support of small business is "Small Business Saturday".  It is our tradition to have some special guests as well as refreshments throughout the day.  Many other retailers in the Manhattan Beach community will be participating, so make November 25th a fun day of shopping at small businesses everywhere!

Our special guests:

12 pm - Chef Gino, author of Taste Test Challenge (ages 8 & up)

1:30 pm - Jay Paris, author of Game of My LIfe Rams

3 pm - Dana Brown, author of the iconic Endless Summer Surf Coffee Table Book

Artist rendering of Matt HarrySorcery for Beginners book cover

Matt Harry & Juliane Crumb

Creators of Sorcery for Beginners  (middle grade novel)

10:30 am

Five-hundred years ago, sorcery began to fade from the world. As technology prevailed, combustion engines and computers replaced enchanted plows and spell books. Real magicians were hunted almost to extinction. Science became the primary system of belief, and the secrets of spell-casting were forgotten. That is ... until now.

 

Image of Taste Test Challenge Book Cover  Image of Gino

Chef Gino Campagna

Author of Taste Test Challenge

12 pm

Thanks to the popularity of shows like Master Chef Junior, interest in kids' cooking is boiling over!  Chef Gino will appear at {pages} to discuss Taste Test Challenge.  This one-of-a-kind cookbook takes kids on a culinary adventure, teaching them 90 simple recipes that are open-ended for creating original, yummy meals.  Ages 8 and up.

Jay Paris

Author of Game of My Life Rams

1:30 pm

In 1946, the Cleveland Rams, having just won the NFL championship, moved to sunny Los Angeles.  The LA Rams experienced immediate success, making four NFL Championship Game appearances in six years, one of which they won.  From Los Angeles, the team moved to St. Louis in 1995, only to return to Los Angeles again in 2016.  Regardless of the city or the stadium that they've called home, the Rams have compiled a myriad of memorable moments and at times have drawn record crowds.  In Game of My Life Rams, award-winning sportswriter Jay Paris offers accounts of many of these moments, through the words of the players who experienced them firsthand.  Jay will appear at {pages} to discuss and sign his book.

The Endless Summer 

3 pm - 5 pm

Step Inside Surfing History!  The Endless Summer is the most epic collection in the history of surfing, commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the global release of the 1966 film "The Endless Summer", famous worldwide as the most iconic surf film ever made.  Written by Dana Brown, the son of film-maker Bruce Brown, it provides first-person insights to the background story and global trek around the globe in search of the perfect wave.  Check it out and meet the creators of this amazing collector's item.  Only 1966 copies made!

Sorcery for Beginners: A Simple Help Guide to a Challenging & Arcane Art Cover Image
By Matt Harry, Juliane Crump (Illustrator)
$10.99
ISBN: 9781942645689
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Inkshares Inc. - October 10th, 2017

Five-hundred years ago, sorcery began to fade from the world. As technology prevailed, combustion engines and computers replaced enchanted plows and spell books. Real magicians were hunted almost to extinction. Science became the primary system of belief, and the secrets of spell-casting were forgotten. That is ... until now.


Chef Gino's Taste Test Challenge: 100+ Winning Recipes That Any Kid Can Cook Cover Image
By Gino Campagna, Mike Lowery (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781623368869
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Rodale Kids - October 24th, 2017

Celebrated Chef Gino Campagna knows a BIG secret: ANY KID CAN COOK


Game of My Life Rams: Memorable Stories of Rams Football Cover Image
By Jay Paris, Dick Enberg (Foreword by)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781683581055
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sports Publishing LLC - September 5th, 2017

In 1946, the Cleveland Rams, having just won the NFL championship, moved to sunny Los Angeles. The LA Rams experienced immediate success, making four NFL Championship Game appearances in six years--one of which they won. From LA, the team moved to St. Louis in 1995, only to return to Los Angeles again in 2016.


Only 1966 units have been created to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Global Release of The Endless Summer in 1966. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to literally capture a piece of history from this seminal surf documentary. Each edition contains its own replica memorabilia and history.  {pages} has a display of this iconic surf coffee table book set in the store that you can preview.  

Shipping is available domestically for $25 and internationally for $95.


Father Greg Boyle Author Event

Photo of Greg Boyle - photo credit Eric Pulitzer  Image of Barking to the Choir Jacket

Gregory Boyle

Author of Barking to the Choir and Tattoos on the Heart

Wednesday, December 13th at 7pm - Ticketed/$30

Currently sold out, but we have found a new location so please put your name on the brown paper tickets wait list until we finalize details.

 

Buy tickets for Father Greg Boyle Author Event

On Nov 14, Simon & Schuster will publish BARKING TO THE CHOIR: The Power of Radical Kinship, the second book from Father Greg Boyle. I’m sure you’re familiar with Greg, but friendly reminder: he’s the founder of Homeboy Industries, the largest gang intervention, rehabilitation, and re-entry program in the world. He’s also the author of the bestselling, awe-inspiring Tattoos on the Heart, which came out in 2010 and introduced Homeboy Industries to a larger audience.

BARKING TO THE CHOIR is somewhat an extension of Tattoos on the Heart. As Homeboy approaches its 30th Anniversary, Greg shares what three decades of working with gang members in his native Los Angeles has taught him—and what he hopes it can teach readers—about faith, compassion, and the enduring power of human connection. The book is written with the same gentle and humorous tone that he is known for among the thousands of homies he’s helped, and the countless people who hear him speak year after year.

To attend the event, you must purchase a ticket through Brown Paper Tickets (purchase link above).  Each ticket is $30 and includes a copy of Barking to the Choir, which will be distributed at the event.  No exceptions.  

Barking to the Choir is not available until November 14th.