Hannah Kent Author Event

04/21/2014 7:00 pm
America/Los Angeles

Hannah Kent

Author of Burial Rites

Monday, April 21st at 7pm

Debut author Hannah Kent will be at {pages} to discuss her novel Burial Rites.  The {pages} Evening Bookclub read the book when it first came out and loved it.   Set in Iceland in the 1800's, Burial Rites is based on the true story of the last woman in Iceland to have been put to death for a crime.  Hannah weaves a story based on her extensive research which has the reader wondering if the girl was in fact guilty.  The reader discovers how brutal it was for a family to survive during that time period, what the people and government were like.  The reader is transported to a completely different world, which is so interesting.  The {pages} Evening Bookclub is now contemplating a fieldtrip to Iceland in the near future!

We look forward to welcoming Hannah to {pages}.  We hope you can make it.  

 

Burial Rites (Paperback)

$15.00
ISBN-13: 9780316243926
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Back Bay Books, 4/2014

Burial Rites (Hardcover)

$26.00
ISBN-13: 9780316243919
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Little, Brown and Company, 9/2013

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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