Avid Reader

1600 Broadway
Sacramento, CA 95818

United States

(916) 441-4400; avidreadersacaol.com

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Web site: http://www.avidreaderbooks.com/

Events: http://www.avidreaderbooks.com/event

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I love your store. I'm a children's picture book author from Sacramento. I was wondering if you would be able to sell my book at your store?


November 2012 by michael.santolini

Upcoming events

Author Event - Ark: Post-Asteroid Eden (Ark Asteroid Trilogy Book 3) with Thomas A. Cahill (Friday, April 10 at 7:30pm)
The Avid Reader is proud to present author Thomas A. Cahill for a reading of the final book in his "Ark Asteroid Trilogy," Ark: Post Asteroid Eden on April 10th at 7:30pm.

In the aftermath of a cataclysmic collision of an immense asteroid with the Earth, most forms of life perished. Yet out of the rubble, a few groups of human stragglers managed to survive by seeking and improvising shelter. One such group that took refuge on the Central Coast of California gradually discovered and nurtured remnants of the life that they found.

The Californians discovered more about what had happened to the Earth – how the rupture in the crust of the Earth had unleashed a toxic acidic volcanic soup that had made the oceans inhospitable to sea life, destroyed much of the Amazon rain forest, and triggered a new ice age that had been slowly transforming much of the planet into a frozen wasteland.

Yet a decade after the asteroid impact, a decline in volcanic activity seemed like a bright spot on the horizon. As volcanic eruptions decreased in intensity and frequency, recovery began as sunlight began to penetrate the thinning ash clouds. But the best intentions of the united humans appear threatened when the world’s largest super volcano begins smoldering with increasing ferocity, signaling an eruption that could finally annihilate the human race, once and for all.

About the Author: Thomas A. Cahill, Ph.D., is a professor of physics at the University of California, Davis. He is also the author of Annals of the Omega Project - a Trilogy; Ark: Asteroid Impact (Book 1 of the Ark Asteroid Trilogy); Ark: Diaspora (Book 2 of the Ark Asteroid Trilogy); and Greenhouse Redemption of the Planet Kraal.

Location: Street: 617 2nd St City: Davis, Province: California Postal Code: 95616-4620 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Author Event - Rolf's Guide to Training Your Pet Human with Rolf the Rascal Dog and Jack May (Saturday, April 11 at 2pm)
The Avid Reader is happy to present "Rolf the Rascal Dog" and his pet human, "Grumpy," children’s picture book author Jack May for their book, Rolf’s Guide to Training Your Pet Human in downtown Davis, CA on National Pet Day, Saturday, April 11th at 2:00pm. English Springer Spaniel Rolf, also known as “Rolf the Rascal Dog” has spent the last twenty-eight (dog) years living with humans. After all that time, Rolf believes he knows everything there is to know about training his pet human “Grumpy.” Join Rolf as he shares his favorite training methods with you. Rolf has gotten May to fulfill to his every doggie wish, from belly rubs to chores around the house. Lelani Fratis, CEO of the Placer SPCA, says “‘Rolf's Guide to Training Your Pet Human’ is a very entertaining children's book that will bring a lot of laughs from young and old.”

About the Author: “Co-author” and Rolf’s pet human Jack May grew up in Wisconsin, where he spent his childhood working on the family farm. He worked in sales and marketing until he took over as Kent Feeds president in 1994, and retired in 2002. He is also the author of the children’s picture book Jumpin’ Jackie: The Cow That Jumped Over the Moon and the inventor of Jackie’s Moon Jump Trainer, an agility-based toy for children that won the 2013 Top Toy of the Year Award from Creative Child Magazine. He lives in Roseville.

Location: Street: 617 2nd St City: Davis, Province: California Postal Code: 95616-4620 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Author Event - Come to Harm with Catriona McPherson (Friday, May 8 at 7:30pm)
For Keiko Nishisato, leaving Tokyo is a rare adventure, but it's living in the quiet little town of Painchton, Scotland, that shows her how far she is from home.

Keiko has never met friendlier people than the Painchton Traders. Only the Pooles, the butchers below her second floor apartment, want to keep their distance. Murray Poole attracts her right away. Mrs Poole puzzles her--is there more than recent widowhood behind all that sadness? And then there's Malcolm. Massive and brooding, he hints at something dark behind the bustle and banter of this strange little town.

For such a settled place, a lot of young women seem to leave. But the more Keiko discovers the less she believes, until she can't tell where her fears end and the real nightmares begin.

About the Author: Catriona McPherson was born in Edinburgh and lived in Ayrshire, Dumfriesshire, and Galloway before moving to California in 2010. She graduated from Edinburg University with a PhD in linguistics. When not writing, she reads, gardens, cooks, bakes, and cycles in Davis, CA.

Location: Street: 617 2nd St City: Davis, Province: California Postal Code: 95616-4620 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Author Event - Enrique's Journey with Sonia Nazario at UC Davis Alumni Center (Alpha Gamma Rho Hall) (Monday, May 11 at 5:30pm)
Presented by the Hemispheric Institute on the Americas, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Sonia Nazario will present her book Enrique's Journey: the Story of a Boy's Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite with his Mother at UC Davis' Alumni Center in the Alpha Gamma Rho Hall on May 15th at 5:30pm. The event is open to the public.

The Avid Reader will be on hand to sell paperback editions of Nazario's book, including a version for young adults (Grades 7 and up) and a Spanish-language edition.

The award-winning, national bestselling book, Enrique’s Journey is a classic in the literature on immigration. It is now revised and updated, and Sonia Nazario is one of the country’s most powerful voices on the subject. This book is not just the story of one boy in search of his mother. It is the story of one million undocumented children living in the United States today.

Based on the Los Angeles Times newspaper series that won two Pulitzer Prizes, the George Polk Award for International Reporting, and the Grand Prize of the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards, Enrique's Journey puts a human face on the ongoing debate about immigration reform in the United States. The book won the 2011 Williams College Book Award Program, the 2006 California Book Award, Silver Medal in non-fiction, and the 2006 Christopher Book Award. It has been translated into eight languages, chosen by 72 universities and scores of high schools nationwide as a common or freshman read, and selected by 17 cities as a “One City” read.

About the Author: Sonia Nazario, a former reporter for the Los Angeles Times, has spent more than two decades reporting and writing about social issues. Nazario grew up in Kansas and Argentina. She is a graduate of Williams College and has a master’s degree in Latin American studies from the University of California, Berkeley. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband.

Location: Street: Walter A. Buehler Alumni Center (Alpha Gamma Rho Hall) Additional: Alumni Ln City: Davis, Province: California Postal Code: 95616-4620 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Author Event - The Fall with John Lescroart (Friday, May 15 at 7:30pm)
Late one night, a teenage African American foster child named Tanya Morgan plummets to her death from the overpass above San Francisco’s Stockton tunnel. But did she fall…or was she pushed?

Rushing to produce a convictable suspect in the glare of the media spotlight, homicide inspectors focus their attention on a naïve young man named Greg Treadway. Greg is a middle school teacher and he volunteers as a Special Advocate for foster children. At first, the only thing connecting him to Tanya’s death is the fact that they shared a meal earlier that night. But soon enough, elements of that story seem to fall apart…and Hardy’s daughter, Rebecca, finds herself drawn into the young man’s defense.

By the time Greg’s murder trial gets underway, Dismas and Rebecca have unearthed several other theories about the crime: a missing stepfather who sexually assaulted her; a roommate who ran a call girl service; a psychologically unstable birth mother; and a mysterious homeless man who may have had dealings with Tanya. Or Greg Treadway himself, who is perhaps not all that he first appeared. But how will they get these theories in front of a jury? And if they can, what price will they have to pay?

With signature suspense and intricate plotting, The Fall puts Dismas Hardy and his only daughter in the middle of one of John Lescroart’s most complex and thrilling cases yet.

About the Author: John Lescroart is the author of twenty-five previous novels (seventeen New York Times bestsellers), including The 13th Juror, Damage, The Hunter, The Ophelia Cut and The Keeper.

His books have sold more than 10 million copies and have been translated into twenty-two languages in seventy-five countries. He lives in Northern California.

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