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Little Libraries

There are 45 "Little Libraries" within 25 miles.

Local venues

560 Escondido Mall, Stanford, CA 94305
560 Escondido Mall, 4th Floor, 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 110, Stanford, CA 94305
450 Serra Mall, Building 90, 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

May
30
Untitled event
Books Inc. in Alameda, Saturday, May 30 at 1pm
May
30
Untitled event
Books Inc. in Alameda, Saturday, May 30 at 1pm
Jun
5
Peter Nichols
Towne Center Books, Friday, June 5 at 7pm
Peter Nichols

Peter Nichols has worked in advertising and as a screenwriter and a shepherd in Wales, and he has sailed alone across the Atlantic. He divides his time between Europe and the United States. (added from Random House)
Jun
10
Untitled event
Towne Center Books, Wednesday, June 10 at 11am
Jun
10
Rocketship Mosaic Literacy Night and Bookfair
Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Eastridge Mall, Wednesday, June 10 at 5:30pm
Bookfair Everyone is welcome to join us for a special literacy night and bookfair for Rocketship Mosaic School! Ask any bookseller how you can help show your support. (added from Barnes & Noble)
Jun
14
Jane Smiley
Belmont Library, Sunday, June 14 at 3pm
Jane Smiley (The Kiss, The Fish Can Sing, Charlotte Temple, 13 Ways of Looking at the Novel, A Thousand Acres, A Year at the Races, Charles Dickens, Duplicate keys, Good Faith, Horse Heaven, Moo, Ordinary Love and Good Will, Private life, Ten days in the hills, The age of grief)

Jane Smiley is the author of numerous novels, including href="/work/2310">A Thousand Acres, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, as well as five works of nonfiction and a series of books for young adults. In 2001 she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and in 2006 she received the PEN Center USA Lifetime Achievement Award for Literature. She lives in Northern California. Jane Smiley is available for select readings and lectures. To inquire about a possible appearance, please contact Penguin Random House Speakers Bureau at speakers@penguinrandomhouse.com or visit www.prhspeakers.com. (added from Random House)… (more)
Jun
15
JIM SHEPARD
Kepler's Books, Monday, June 15 at 7pm
Credit: Barry Goldstein

Jim Shepard

Monday, June 15, 7:30 p.m.

The Book of Aron

"Let's hope Shepard becomes as influential as he should be. He's the best we've got." - Dave Eggers.

From the hugely acclaimed National Book Award finalist, a novel that will join the shortlist of classics about the Holocaust and the children caught up in it, The Book of Aron by Jim Shepard.

Aron, the narrator, is an engaging if peculiar young boy whose family is driven from the countryside into the Warsaw Ghetto. As his family is slowly stripped away from him, Aron and a handful of boys and girls risk their lives, smuggling and trading things through the "quarantine walls" to keep their people alive, hunted all the while by blackmailers and by Jewish, Polish, and German police (not to mention the Gestapo). Eventually Aron is "rescued" by Janusz Korczak, a Jewish-Polish doctor and advocate of children's rights famous throughout prewar Europe who, once the Nazis swept in, was put in charge of the ghetto orphanage. In the end, of course, he and his staff and all the children are put on a train to Treblinka, but has Aron managed to escape, to spread word about the atrocities, as Korczak hoped he would?

Jim Shephard has masterfully made this child's-eye view of the Warsaw Ghetto mesmerizing, sometimes comic despite all odds, and truly heartbreaking. It is nothing less than a masterpiece.

“The story of what happened to children in the Holocaust is not for the faint-hearted... Jim Shepard has written a Holocaust novel that stands with the most powerful writing on that terrible subject.” —John Irving

“Heartbreaking but never sentimental, comic but never unserious, terrifying but always engrossing, The Book of Aron brings us face to face with the unimaginable, actual truth.” —Daniel Handler

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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Jun
16
PREMIER EVENT: DAVID MCCULLOUGH
Kepler's Books, Tuesday, June 16 at 7:30pm
Credit: William B. McCullough PREMIER EVENT: David McCullough Tuesday, June 16, 7:30pm The Wright Brothers Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway Street, Redwood City Tickets are available at Kepler's and online at Fox Theatre Box Office Join us for a very special evening with two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian, David McCullough. He is the author of numerous acclaimed books, including 1776, Brave Companions, The Johnstown Flood, The Great Bridge, and The Greater Journey. We're so thrilled to celebrate McCullough's new book, The Wright Brothers, in which we'll learn the story-behind-the-story of Wilbur and Orville Wright, the brothers who inspired and taught the world to fly. We know all about their achievements and the history of flight, but who were the Wilbur brothers really? McCullough, drawing on the immense collection of the Wright Papers - including private diaries, notebooks, scrapbooks, and more than a thousand letters from private family correspondence - shows us that Wilbur was unquestionably a genius, and Orville had rare mechanical ingenuity. Both brothers had an average public school education, very little money, and no contacts in high places to help them with their "mission" to take to the air. These two unknown men of exceptional courage and determination, of far-ranging intellectual interests and ceaseless curiosity, much of which they attributed to their upbringing - a house full of books if without electricity and indoor plumbing - changed history in 1903 in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. This thrilling book tells the human side of The Wright Brothers' story, including the little-known contributions of their sister, Katharine, without whom things might have gone very differently for them. David McCullough has twice received the Pulitzer Prize, for Truman and John Adams, and twice received the National Book Award, for The Path Between the Seas and Mornings On Horseback. He is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award.

Location: Street: Fox Theatre Additional: 2215 Broadway St. City: Redwood City, Province: California Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Jun
19
Deborah Rodriguez
Deborah Rodriguez is a hairdresser, a motivational speaker, and the author of the bestselling memoir Kabul Beauty School. She spent five years teaching at and later directing the Kabul Beauty School, the first modern beauty academy and training salon in Afghanistan. Rodriguez also owned the Oasis Salon and the Cabul Coffee House. She currently lives in Mazatlan, Mexico, where she owns the Tippy Toes Salon. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Jun
24
Karen Joy Fowler
Santa Clara County Library - Milpitas Library, Wednesday, June 24 at 7:30pm
Karen Joy Fowler (added from Random House)
Jun
27
C. J. Flood
Kepler's Books, Saturday, June 27 at 7pm
C.J. Flood, also known as Chelsey Flood, graduated from the University of East Anglia in 2010 with an MA in creative writing. She has won several prizes and awards for her writing, including the Curtis Brown Award, and also received funding from the Arts Council to complete Infinite Sky. She blogs as a member of the Lucky 13s and at CJFlood.blogspot.co.uk, and tweets as @cjflood_author. Infinite Sky is her debut novel and she is currently working on her next book in Bristol. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Jul
17
Erika Johansen will be promoting The Queen of the Tearling
Books Inc. in Mountain View, Friday, July 17 at 7pm
Erika Johansen will be promoting The Queen of the Tearling (added from HarperCollins)
Jul
22
David Rose
Kepler's Books, Wednesday, July 22 at 7:30pm
David Rose is an award-winning entrepreneur and instructor at the MIT Media Lab, specializing in how digital information interfaces with the physical environment. A former CEO at Vitality, a company that reinvented medication packaging, he founded Ambient Devices, which pioneered technology to embed Internet information in everyday objects like lamps, mirrors, and umbrellas. Currently Rose is the CEO of Ditto Labs, and his work has been featured at New York Museum of Modern Art and in The New York Times, and parodied on The Colbert Report. A frequent speaker at conferences and for corporations, he lives in Brookline, Massachusetts, with his wife and two children. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Jul
28
RICHARD KADREY
Kepler's Books, Tuesday, July 28 at 7:30pm
Richard Kadrey

Tuesday, July 28, 7:30 p.m.

Killing Pretty (Sandman Slim #7)

Join us to hear Richard Kadrey, creator and writer of the Vertigo comics mini-series, Accelerate, a contributing writer for Wired magazine, the SF Chronicle, Discovery Online, who has been immortalized as an action figure for the animated series Blackstar. He'll be sharing the latest installment of the ever-entertaining New York Times-bestselling Sandman Slim series,Killing Pretty.

This time, someone has tried to kill Death-- ripping the heart right out of him-- or rather the body he's inhabiting. Death needs Sandman Slim's help. He believes anyone who can beat Lucifer and the old gods at their own game is the only one who can solve his murder. Stark follows a sordid trail deep into LA's subterranean world, from vampire-infested nightclubs to Weimar Republic mystical societies. Along the way he meets a mysterious girl-- distinguished by a pair of graveyard eyes-- as badass as Slim; she happens to be the only person who ever outwitted Death. But escaping her demise has had dire consequences for the rest of the world... and a few others.

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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Jul
29
J. Ryan Stradal
Towne Center Books, Wednesday, July 29 at 00am
J. Ryan Stradal (added from Random House)
Aug
4
Anil Ananthaswamy
Kepler's Books, Tuesday, August 4 at 7:30pm
Anil Ananthaswamy (added from Random House)
Aug
14
Cassandra Dunn
Books Inc. in Alameda, Friday, August 14 at 7pm
Cassandra Dunn received her MFA in creative writing from Mills College. She was a semifinalist for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award and a finalist in Glimmer Train’s Short Story Award for New Writers. She has two children and lives in the San Francisco Bay area. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Sep
23
Matt McCarthy
Stanford Bookstore, Wednesday, September 23 at 6pm
Matt McCarthy (added from Random House)
Oct
24
Untitled event
South San Francisco Conference Center, Saturday, October 24 at 11am
Oct
29
Andy Weir
Village House Of Books, Thursday, October 29 at 6:30pm
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)
Nov
4
Lalita Tademy
Kepler's Books, Wednesday, November 4 at 7:30pm
Lalita Tademy is the author Cane River, a New York Times bestselling novel and the 2001 Oprah Book Club Summer Selection, and its critically acclaimed sequel Red River. She lives in Northern California. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Nov
18
Maria Duenas
Belmont Library, Wednesday, November 18 at 12pm
María Dueñas is the author of the New York Times and internationally bestselling novel The Time In Between, which was translated into twenty-five languages and inspired a successful television series under the same title, as well as the highly acclaimed The Heart Has Its Reasons. She holds a PhD in English philology and is currently a professor at the University of Murcia. Dueñas has also taught at American universities, authored several academic articles, and has participated in various educational, cultural, and editorial projects. She lives in Murcia, Spain. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Nov
18
Lalita Tademy
Books Inc Palo Alto, Wednesday, November 18 at 7pm
Lalita Tademy is the author Cane River, a New York Times bestselling novel and the 2001 Oprah Book Club Summer Selection, and its critically acclaimed sequel Red River. She lives in Northern California. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Jan
14
Graeme Simsion
Books Inc Palo Alto, Thursday, January 14, 2016 at unknown time
Graeme Simsion is a former IT consultant and the author of two nonfiction books on database design who decided, at the age of fifty, to turn his hand to fiction. His first novel, The Rosie Project, was published in 2013 and translation rights have been sold in over thirty-five languages. Graeme lives in Australia with his wife, Anne, and their two children. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Jan
14
Graeme Simsion
Books Inc Palo Alto, Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 7pm
Graeme Simsion is a former IT consultant and the author of two nonfiction books on database design who decided, at the age of fifty, to turn his hand to fiction. His first novel, The Rosie Project, was published in 2013 and translation rights have been sold in over thirty-five languages. Graeme lives in Australia with his wife, Anne, and their two children. (added from Simon & Schuster)
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