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560 Escondido Mall, 4th Floor, Stanford, CA 94305
560 Escondido Mall, Stanford, CA 94305
559 Nathan Abbott Way, Stanford, CA 94305
541 Lasuen Mall, Stanford, CA 94305
541 Lasuen Mall, Stanford, CA 94305
434 Galvez Mall, Stanford, CA 94305
485 Lasuen Mall, Room 202-205, Stanford, CA 94305
550 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305
435 Lasuen Mall, Stanford, CA 94305
557 Escondido Mall, Stanford, CA 94305
557 Escondido Mall, Stanford, CA 94305
450 Serra Mall, Building 90, Stanford, CA 94305
450 Serra Mall, Building 110, Stanford, CA 94305
655 Knight Way, Stanford, CA 94305
397 Panama Mall, 2nd Floor, Stanford, CA 94305
393 Serra Mall, 3rd Floor, Stanford, CA 94305
393 Serra Mall, 3rd Floor, Stanford, CA 94305
475 Via Ortega, Rm 201, Stanford, CA 94305
691 Pampas Lane, Stanford, CA 94305
300 Pasteur Drive, Rm L109, Stanford, CA 94305
Stanford Bookstore (0.9 miles)
519 Lasuen Mall, Stanford, CA 94305-3079
2300 Wellesley Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306
855 El Camino Real #74, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Bell's Books (1.4 miles)
536 Emerson Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301

Local events

Mar
5
Meet The Very Hungry Caterpillar!
The Reading Bug, Thursday, March 5 at 11am
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Pre-K: Tues. & Thurs. at 11AM Babies & Toddlers: Wed. at 11AM Newborns: Fri. at 11AM All Ages: Sat. at 11AM

Stories & Free Crafts (Ages 3+): Sun. at 11AM Meet The Very Hungry Caterpillar!(4 days) Jane O'Connor & Robin Preiss Glasser Visit to Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Fancy Nancy!(5 days) Writing Workshop 3/26-4/23(25 days) more About Kobo eBooks Browse eBooks (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Mar
5
Jane O'Connor & Robin Preiss Glasser ~ March 5
Hicklebee's, Thursday, March 5 at 3pm
Hold on to your tutus!

Hicklebee's is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the fabulously fun Fancy Nancy books with author Jane O'Connor and illustrator Robin Preiss Glasser.

Thursday, March 5th @ 3:00 (presentation at 3:30)

Fancy Nancy celebrates a decade—that's fancy for ten years!—in this special anniversary edition of the first Fancy Nancy. This extra-fancy edition features a link to a free downloadable song from Fancy Nancy the Musical and includes a sheet of lyrics to the song in the back of the book.

This book introduces Nancy, who believes that more is ALWAYS better when it comes to being fancy. From the top of her tiara down to her sparkly studded shoes, Nancy is determined to teach her family a thing or two about being fancy. Fancy Nancy fans and little girls alike are sure to delight in this special edition of a household favorite.

Jane O'Connor has always had a secret fondness for froufrou. An editor at a major publishing house, she has written more than thirty books for children. She lives with her family in the glamour capital of the world – New York City.

Robin Preiss Glasser, who habitually sports glasses and jeans, discovered her "inner Nancy" while illustrating this book. "Wearing lace-trimmed socks helps me draw better," she says. She has illustrated many books and lives in Southern California with her family and tiara collection.

Browse more Fancy Nancy titles here.

Location: Street: 1378 Lincoln Ave City: San Jose, Province: California Postal Code: 95125-3010 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
6
Jane O'Connor & Robin Preiss Glasser Visit to Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Fancy Nancy!
The Reading Bug, Friday, March 6 at 4:30pm
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Pre-K: Tues. & Thurs. at 11AM Babies & Toddlers: Wed. at 11AM Newborns: Fri. at 11AM All Ages: Sat. at 11AM

Stories & Free Crafts (Ages 3+): Sun. at 11AM Meet The Very Hungry Caterpillar!(4 days) Jane O'Connor & Robin Preiss Glasser Visit to Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Fancy Nancy!(5 days) Writing Workshop 3/26-4/23(25 days) more About Kobo eBooks Browse eBooks (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Mar
6
Carol Cassella
Carol Cassella, MD, is a practicing anesthesiologist, novelist, and speaker. She majored in English Literature at Duke University and attended Baylor College of Medicine. She is the bestselling author of the novels Oxygen and Healer, both published by Simon & Schuster. Carol lives on Bainbridge Island, Washington, with her husband and two sets of twins. Visit the author at CarolCassella.com. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Mar
6
First Friday Book Club
Kepler's Books, Friday, March 6 at 7:30pm
Friday, March 6, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick

In 1819, the Essex left Nantucket for the South Pacific. In the middle of the South Pacific the ship was rammed and sunk by an angry sperm whale. The crew drifted for more than 90 days in three tiny whaleboats, succumbing to weather, hunger, disease, and ultimately turning to drastic measures in the fight for survival.

Nathaniel Philbrick uses little-known documents-including a long-lost account written by the ship's cabin boy-and penetrating details about whaling and the Nantucket community to reveal the chilling events surrounding this epic maritime disaster. An intense and mesmerizing read.

Location: Street: 1010 El Camino Real City: Menlo Park, Province: California Postal Code: 94025-4349 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
7
Book Swap featuring ELIZABETH ROSNER
Kepler's Books, Saturday, March 7 at 6:30pm
EAT, DRINK, TALK AND SWAP BOOKS: An Evening at Kepler's

Saturday, March 7, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.

If you're interested in spending an evening with fun, smart, creative and lit-minded souls, Kepler's has put together an event for you: a Book Swap. If not tempted by the good company and great atmosphere, be tempted by delicious food and free-flowing wine. Bring a book you love, one you can talk about all night and are willing to part with at the end of the evening.

You'll go home with a book highly recommended by another BookSwapper, a free Advanced Reader's Edition of a book from Kepler's, and some great suggestions to add to your never-ending 'Must Read' list. There are also rumors of surprise giveaways.

AND THAT'S NOT ALL! Because we're featuring ELIZABETH ROSNER with her novel Electric City. Yes, Elizabeth will be joining us to discuss her book about which Booklist said "Rosner's richly imagined historical novel richly conveys an abiding sense of time and place. A deeply evocative paean to the wonders of science, the perils of technology, and the sacrifices of people in thrall to their power."

Come at 6:30 to mingle over drinks and munchies. We'll start the book discussions at 7pm and we'll wrap up the Book Swap festivities around 9pm.

Tickets are $25 and are now on sale in the store or from Brown Paper Tickets. "Think cocktail party, with a bookish twist." - Litquake

Location: Street: 1010 El Camino Real City: Menlo Park, Province: California Postal Code: 94025-4349 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
9
Spanish Book Club
Kepler's Books, Monday, March 9 at 7pm
Monday, March 9, 7:00 p.m.

Sangre en el ojo by Lina Meruane

At a party, Lucina leans down to pick up her insulin syringe when she notices a thin thread of blood invading her eye. These hemorrhages will leave her blind, permanently or temporarily it is not known. She will be faced with darkness, helplesness and a return to Chile from New York and to her parents house, to everything she had fled, and this will lead her down the path of cruelty, and finally hatred.

Location: Street: 1010 El Camino Real City: Menlo Park, Province: California Postal Code: 94025-4349 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
10
Cara Black
Books Inc Palo Alto, Tuesday, March 10 at 7pm
Cara Black (Murder in Passy, Murder in Montmartre, Murder in Clichy, Murder in the Latin Quarter, Murder in the Bastille, Murder in the Marais, Murder in the Rue De Paradis, Murder in the Sentier, Murder on the Ile Saint-Louis, Murder in Belleville, Murder at the Lanterne Rouge, Murder Below Montparnasse, Murder in the Palais Royal, Murder in Pigalle, Murder on the Champ de Mars)

Cara Black lives in Noe Valley with her bookseller husband, Jun, owner of Foto-Graphix Books, and her son, Tate. She's a San Francisco Library Laureate, Macavity and three time Anthony award-nominee for her series, Aimée Leduc Investigations, set in Paris. (added from Random House)… (more)
Mar
10
PREMIER EVENT: DAVE BARRY
Kepler's Books, Tuesday, March 10 at 7:30pm
Credit: Daniel Portnoy

Premier Event: Dave Barry

Tuesday, March 10, 7:30 p.m.

Live Right and Find Happiness (Although Beer is Much Faster): Life Lessons from Dave Barry Sorry, this event is sold out.

Ready to laugh so loud you'll fall out of your chair?

During the course of living (mumble, mumble) years, Dave Barry has learned much of wisdom,* (*actual wisdom not guaranteed) and he is eager to pass it on—to the next generation, the generation after that, and, you get the idea...

In brilliant, brand-new, never-before-published pieces, Dave passes on home truths to his new grandson and to his daughter Sophie, who will be getting her learner’s permit in 2015. (“So you’re about to start driving! How exciting! I’m going to kill myself”). He explores the hometown of his youth, where the grown-ups were supposed to be uptight 50s' conformists but seemed to have a lot of un–Mad Men–like fun—unlike Dave’s own Baby Boomer generation, which was supposed to be wild and crazy, but somehow turned into neurotic hover-parents.

He dives into everything from the inanity of cable news and the benefits of Google Glass (“You will look like a douchebag”) to the loneliness of high school nerds (“You will never hear a high school girl say about a boy, in a dreamy voice, ‘He’s so sarcastic!’”), from the perils of home repair to firsthand accounts of the soccer craziness of Brazil and the just plain crazy craziness of Vladimir Putin’s Russia (“He stares at the camera with the expression of a man who relaxes by strangling small furry animals”), and a lot more besides.

Dave Barry has been a professional humorist ever since he discovered that professional humor was a lot easier than working. He has won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary (one of Barry's columns was largely responsible for the movement to observe International Talk Like a Pirate Day every year on September 19). In addition, he has written more than 30 books, including the novels Big Trouble, Lunatics, Tricky Business and, most recently, Insane City. He has also written a number of books with titles like I'll Mature When I'm Dead, which are technically classified as nonfiction, although they contain numerous lies.

Location: Street: 1010 El Camino Real City: Menlo Park, Province: California Postal Code: 94025-4349 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
11
Bay Area Cancer Connections' Spring Benefit with LU ANN CAHN
Kepler's Books, Wednesday, March 11 at 07:30am
Bay Area Cancers Connections' Spring Benefit featuring Lu Ann Cahn

Wednesday, March 11, 7:30 a.m.

I Dare Me

Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club Ballroom, 2900 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park Tickets are available online at Bay Area Cancer Connections

Ready to reboot and recharge your life? Lu Ann will help you design your own personal I Dare Me adventure. Be prepared to play, share, and “wear your dare” in this workshop limited to 50 people. Signed book included.

Lu Ann Cahn is an 8-time Emmy award-winning journalist, breast cancer survivor and author. Her memoir, I Dare Me, is an entertaining look back on a year that changed everything for her. The book grew out of a blog called "Year of Firsts", which chronicled her daily adventures as she pushed herself to try something new for every single day – an effort to get her life “unstuck,” as her daughter put it.

Complimentary valet parking.

Location: Street: 1010 El Camino Real City: Menlo Park, Province: California Postal Code: 94025-4349 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
12
Jacqueline Davies ~ March 12
Hicklebee's, Thursday, March 12 at 3:30pm
Jacqueline Davies drops by Hicklebee's with the fifth and final book in The Lemonade Wars series, The Magic Trap.

Thursday March 12th at 3:30

"One of the pleasures of reading The Lemonade War Series, which began with The Lemonade War (2007), is watching the gradual development of the two main characters and the subtle shifts in their relationship, never more apparent than in this story. As the third-person narrative switches from one child’s point of view to the other, the contrast between the two is marked and consistently believable. Readers intrigued by the magic theme will also appreciate the appended instructions for a card trick. The series’ many fans won’t want to miss this one."—Booklist

Come meet this amazing author!

Location: Street: 1378 Lincoln Ave City: San Jose, Province: California Postal Code: 95125-3010 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
12
Justine Larbalestier
Books Inc. in Alameda, Thursday, March 12 at 7pm
Justine Larbalestier (Razorhurst) (added from Random House)
Mar
12
Untitled event
Kepler's Books, Thursday, March 12 at 7:30pm
Mar
13
Mark Adams
Towne Center Books, Friday, March 13 at 7pm
Mark Adams

MARK ADAMS is the author of the acclaimed history Mr. America, which The Washington Post named a Best Book of 2009, and the New York Times bestseller Turn Right at Machu Picchu. He writes for many national magazines, including GQ, Men's Journal, and New York. He lives near New York City with his family. (added from Random House)
Mar
14
Cindy Neuschwander
Computer History Museum, Saturday, March 14 at 10:30am
Cindy Neuschwander (Sir Cumference and the Great Knight of Angleland, Sir Cumference and the Off-the-Charts Dessert, Sir Cumference and the First Round Table, Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi, Sir Cumference and the Isle of Immeter, Sir Cumference and the Sword in the Cone, Sir Cumference and All the King's Tens, Sir Cumference and the Viking's Map, Sir Cumference and the Roundabout Battle) (added from Random House)… (more)
Mar
14
Big Ideas Reading Group
Kepler's Books, Saturday, March 14 at 4pm
Saturday, March 14, 4:00 p.m.

The Improbability Principle: Why Coincidences, Miracles, and Rare Events Happen Every Day by David J. Hand

In The Improbability Principle, the renowned statistician David J. Hand argues that extraordinarily rare events are anything but. In fact, they’re commonplace. Not only that, we should all expect to experience a miracle roughly once every month.

But Hand is no believer in superstitions, prophecies, or the paranormal. His definition of “miracle” is thoroughly rational. All we need, Hand argues, is a firm grounding in a powerful set of laws: the laws of inevitability, of truly large numbers, of selection, of the probability lever, and of near enough.

“In my experience, it is very rare to find a book that is both erudite and entertaining. Yet The Improbability Principle is such a book. Surely this cannot be due to chance alone!” —Hal R. Varian, chief economist at Google and professor emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley

Location: Street: 1010 El Camino Real City: Menlo Park, Province: California Postal Code: 94025-4349 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
14
Lauren Oliver will be promoting Panic
Kepler's Books, Saturday, March 14 at 7pm
Lauren Oliver will be promoting Panic (added from HarperCollins)
Mar
16
Fiction Book Club
Kepler's Books, Monday, March 16 at 7pm
Monday, March 16, 7:00 p.m.

At night we walk in circles by Daniel Alarcón

Set in an unnamed South American country years after a protracted civil war has ended, At night we walk in circles chronicles the life and dark fate of Nelson, a bright and promising young man who joins a small guerrilla theatre group.

Location: Street: 1010 El Camino Real City: Menlo Park, Province: California Postal Code: 94025-4349 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Mar
18
Andy Weir
Los Altos High School, Wednesday, March 18 at 00am
Andy Weir (The Martian)

Andy Weir was first hired as a programmer for a national laboratory at age fifteen and has been working as a software engineer ever since. He is also a lifelong space nerd and a devoted hobbyist of subjects like relativistic physics, orbital mechanics, and the history of manned spaceflight. The Martian is his first novel. (added from Random House)… (more)
Mar
18
Garry Wills
Towne Center Books, Wednesday, March 18 at 12pm
Garry Wills (Chesterton, Papal sin, Saint Augustine)

Garry Wills is an adjunct professor of history at Northwestern University. Wills received a Ph.D. in classics from Yale and has had a distinguished career as an author, with books such as Lincoln at Gettysburg, John Wayne's America, a biography of St. Augustine, and A Necessary Evil: A History of American Distrust of Government. He has received numerous accolades, including the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction (for Lincoln at Gettysburg) and the NEH Presidential Medal. Wills is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and his articles appear frequently in The New York Review of Books. (added from Random House)… (more)
Mar
18
Teresa Toten
Books Inc. in Alameda, Wednesday, March 18 at 7pm
Teresa Toten (The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B)

Teresa Toten is the author of the acclaimed Blondes series, as well as The Game, The Onlyhouse, among other books. Teresa has twice been shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award. Born in Zagreb, Croatia, but left for Canada on that same day, she lives in Toronto. (added from Random House)
Mar
18
Marie-Rose Phan-Le
East-West Bookshop, Wednesday, March 18 at 7:30pm
Marie-Rose Phan-Le (Talking Story) (added from Random House)
Mar
18
PREMIER EVENT: MICHAEL GAZZANIGA in conversation with ANGIE COIRO
Kepler's Books, Wednesday, March 18 at 7:30pm
PREMIER EVENT: Michael Gazzaniga in conversation with Angie Coiro

Wednesday, March 18, 7:30pm

Tales from Both Sides of the Brain: A Life in Neuroscience Tickets are available at Kepler's and online at Brown Paper Tickets

"The story of how science works interwoven with the life of a brilliant scientist who not only created an entire new field of inquiry but just happened to live in the Animal House at Dartmouth. A marvelous, exciting adventure, elegantly written." -Daniel J. Levitin, author of This Is Your Brain on Music and The Organized Mind.

Join us for an exploration into the intersection of Michael Gazzaniga's scientific achievements and his reflections on the challenges and thrills of working as a scientist. In the mid-twentieth century, Gazzaniga, "the father of cognitive neuroscience," was part of a team of pioneering neuroscientists who developed the now foundational split-brain brain theory: the notion that the right and left hemispheres of the brain can act independently from one another and have different strengths.

Including a foreword by Steven Pinker, Tales from Both Sides of the Brain tells the impassioned story of Gazzaniga's life in science and his decades-long journey to understand how the separate spheres of our brains communicate and miscommunicate with their separate agendas.

Gazzaniga is internationally recognized in the field of neuroscience and a pioneer in cognitive research. He is the director of the SAGE Center for the Study of the Mind at UC Santa Barbara and the author of many popular science books. He is a prominent adviser to various institutes involved in brain research, a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a past president of the American Psychological Society. He is featured regularly on public television and his research has been presented on NBC Nightly News and the Today show.

Angie Coiro is an award-winning journalist and interviewer, host of the syndicated In Deep radio show. Her work has aired nationally on Mother Jones Radio on Air America, and on public radio. Bay Area audiences know her from Live From the Left Coast/The Angie Coiro Show; KCSM-TV’s “Spotlight!”; KQED's Friday Forum; KGO radio; and for many years of news and traffic reporting around the dial. Angie co-founded the Tech Connects interview series at The Tech Museum of San Jose, currently in its second year.

Location: Street: 1010 El Camino Real City: Menlo Park, Province: California Postal Code: 94025-4349 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
19
Lee Wardlaw~ March 19
Hicklebee's, Thursday, March 19 at 3pm
Lee Wardlaw returns to Hicklebee's with Won Ton and Chopsticks, the continuing story of an adopted cat.

March 19 @ 3:00 (presentation at 3:30)

Won Ton has a happy life with his Boy, until…

Ears perk. Fur prickles. Belly low, I creep…peek…FREEZE! My eyes full of Doom.

A new puppy arrives, and nothing will be the same. Told entirely in haiku and with plenty of catitude, the story of how Won Ton faces down the enemy is a fresh and funny twist on a familiar rivalry.

Won Ton and Chopsticks is the perfect warm-up for National Poetry Month in April.

Location: Street: 1378 Lincoln Ave City: San Jose, Province: California Postal Code: 95125-3010 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
20
Cara Black
Towne Center Books, Friday, March 20 at 1pm
Cara Black (Murder in Passy, Murder in Montmartre, Murder in Clichy, Murder in the Latin Quarter, Murder in the Bastille, Murder in the Marais, Murder in the Rue De Paradis, Murder in the Sentier, Murder on the Ile Saint-Louis, Murder in Belleville, Murder at the Lanterne Rouge, Murder Below Montparnasse, Murder in the Palais Royal, Murder in Pigalle, Murder on the Champ de Mars)

Cara Black lives in Noe Valley with her bookseller husband, Jun, owner of Foto-Graphix Books, and her son, Tate. She's a San Francisco Library Laureate, Macavity and three time Anthony award-nominee for her series, Aimée Leduc Investigations, set in Paris. (added from Random House)… (more)
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