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7812 Girard Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037

United States

858-454-0347; infowarwicks.com

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Apr
19
Jeff McMahon - Swimming To The Moon - Children's Poetry Reading (Saturday, April 19 at 2pm)
In honor of National Poetry Month, we are pleased to present local poet Jeff McMahon with his Swimming to the Moon, A Collection of Rhymes Without Reason. If you like the poetry of Shel Silverstein, you will definitely want to join us at Warwick's on Saturday, April 19th at 2:00pm. Please call the Warwick's Book Department at 858-454-0347 for information.

A wonderful new collection in the spirit of the works of Shel Silverstein

"So use your time as best you can, be happy when you're done, and live your life with no regrets, they only give you one."

Words of wisdom, whimsy and wonder fill this collection of tall tales and silly stories. As you wander through the pages you just may come across a rare Giraffapotamus, or meet The Remarkable Hector McTwee, and maybe even take a ride on a Unicornicycle. There are Cannonballs and Cartwheelers, Tree Climbers and Trampolinists, Moon Swimmers and Moose Riders, and an amazing assortment of funny, strange, and unforgettable rhymes that will have you wondering just what's coming next. A timeless collection of poems and art keeping the tradition of hardcover books and bedtime reading alive. This is the first in a projected trilogy which will include the sequel Running To The Sun, to be followed by Sailing To The Stars.

In the spirit of the wonderful books by Shel Silverstein, these beautifully illustrated verses and story-poems come to life with memorable characters and messages that will appeal to youngsters, parents, grandparents, adults, teens, and basically children of all ages. This poetry collection will become a favorite that you will turn to again and again, for bedtime reading, family time, or if you just need a smile to brighten your day.

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Apr
21
Justin Go-"The Steady Running of the Hour" (Monday, April 21 at 7:30pm)
Debut author Justin Go will be at Warwick's on Monday, April 21st at 7:30pm to discuss and sign The Steady Running of the Hour. Reserved Seating is available, call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 to purchase.

In 1924, the English mountaineer Ashley Walsingham dies attempting to summit Mount Everest, leaving his fortune to his former lover, Imogen Soames-Andersson, whom he has not seen in seven years. Ashley’s solicitors search in vain for Imogen, but the estate remains unclaimed. Nearly eighty years later, new information leads the same law firm to Tristan Campbell, the young American who could be the estate’s rightful heir. If Tristan can prove he is Imogen’s descendant, the inheritance will be his. But with only weeks before Ashley’s trust expires, Tristan must hurry to find the evidence he needs. From London archives to the battlefields of the Somme, to the Eastfjords of Iceland, Tristan races to piece together the story behind the unclaimed riches: a reckless love affair pursued only days before Ashley’s deployment to the Western Front; a desperate trench battle fought by soldiers whose hope is survival rather than victory; an expedition to the uncharted heights of the world’s tallest mountain. Following a trail of evidence that stretches to the far edge of Europe, Tristan becomes consumed by Ashley and Imogen’s story. But as he draws close to the truth, Tristan realizes he may be seeking something more than an unclaimed fortune.

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Apr
22
A Paris Apartment (Tuesday, April 22 at 7:30pm)
Meet Michelle Gable as she reads from her debut novel A Paris Apartment. (added from Macmillan)
Apr
23
2014 World Book Night USA (Wednesday, April 23 at 00am)
World Book Night is April 23, 2014!

Once again, Warwick’s is honored to be a host bookstore for World Book Night. If you would like to participate in this worldwide event please visit http://www.us.worldbooknight.org or click here.

What is World Book Night? World Book Night is an annual celebration dedicated to spreading the love of reading, person to person. Each year on April 23, tens of thousands of people go out into their communities and give half a million free World Book Night paperbacks to light and non-readers.

World Book Night is about giving books and encouraging reading in those who don’t regularly do so. But it is also about more than that: It’s about people, communities and connections, about reaching out to others and touching lives in the simplest of ways—through the sharing of stories.

World Book Night is a nonprofit organization that exists because of the support of thousands of book givers, booksellers, librarians, and financial supporters. Set for April 23rd each year to honor Shakespeare’s birthday, World Book Night was successfully launched in the U.K. in 2011, and World Book Night was first celebrated in the U.S.A. in 2012.

Why does World Book Night exist? Reading for pleasure improves literacy, actively engaging emerging readers in their desire to read. Reading changes lives, improves employability, social interaction, enfranchisement, and can have a positive effect on mental health and happiness. Book readers of all ages are more likely to participate in positive activities such as volunteering, attending cultural events, and even physical exercise. Or more simply put, books are fun—and they can be life--‐changing.

This is a fantastic opportunity to give back to your community. Click here to sign-up or to learn more.

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Apr
23
Elin Hilderbrand - "Beautiful Day" (Wednesday, April 23 at 7:30pm)
New York Times best selling author Elin Hilderbrand will discuss and sign her novel Beautiful Day on Wednesday, April 23nd at 7:30pm. Reserved Seating is available. Please contact the Warwick's Book Dept. at (858) 454-0347 to purchase.

The Carmichaels and the Grahams have gathered on Nantucket for the summer wedding that will unite their families and bring the culmination of hopes, dreams and romantic dreams. The bride's late mother left behind The Notebook -- specific instructions for every detail for the perfect day for her youngest daughter's nuptials. But things fall apart, scandals arise, plans falter, and hearts are broken and healed.

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Apr
24
April's Toddler Storytime (Thursday, April 24 at 11am)
Come to our April's Toddler Storytime on Thursday, April 24th at 11:00am! We’ll be sharing Hi, Koo! A Year of Seasons.

Location: Street: 7812 Girard Ave City: La Jolla, Province: California Postal Code: 92037 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Apr
24
Warwick's Cheese Concierge: April 2014 (Thursday, April 24 at 2pm)
Warwick's and Venissimo Cheese present The Cheese Concierge, on Thursday, April 24th from 2:00 to 4:00pm. This month we will be featuring 3 Italian Cheeses: $25 (approximately 1 lb total). Collection will include complete cheese descriptions, wine pairing and cooking suggestions. Pre-order this exclusive Warwick's Collection by Wednesday, April 23rd, 5:00 p.m. Call us at 858.454.0347 to place your pre-order. No substitutions or returns.

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Apr
24
Hannah Kent-"Burial Rites" (Thursday, April 24 at 7:30pm)
Debut novelist Hannah Kent will be at Warwick's on Thursday, April 24th at 7:30pm to discuss and sign her critically acclaimed novel Burial rites. Reserved Seating is available. Call Warwick's at (858) 454-0347 to purchase.

Watch the book trailer here.

In the stark landscape of Iceland in 1829, Agnes finds herself condemned for her part in the brutal murder of two men. Sent to a remote farm to await her execution, Agnes finds herself the center of deepening mysteries. But Is she a murderess? Toti, the young assistant minister appointed as her spiritual guardian, is compelled to try and understand her, and salvage her soul.

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Apr
25
Chelsea Handler-"Uganda Be Kidding Me" (Friday, April 25 at 2pm)
Meet Chelsea Handler, bestselling author and star of Chelsea Lately, at Warwick’s on Friday, April 25th at 2:00pm as she signs her new book Uganda Be Kidding Me. Tickets are $29.16 and include admittance for 2 adults as well as a copy of Uganda Be Kidding Me. Click here for tickets.

Only books purchased from Warwick’s will be signed.* Tickets must be printed and brought to the event. Will Call opens at 9:00am on April 25th. Books will not be available until that time. Doors to the signing will open at 1:30pm. Due to the high volume of tickets sold, we recommend you pick up your book prior to 1:30pm. Signing begins at 2:00pm. Signing Line is on a first come, first served basis. No photographs allowed. No signing of memorabilia allowed. Parking restrictions in La Jolla are strictly enforced, please plan accordingly.

*While supplies last

Whether it's finding a lion hogging the gym (Botswana) or enjoying the view of the Matterhorn from her medevac helicopter (a little incident involving a torn ACL and morphine) Chelsea Handler finds the ridiculous and writes about it. Uganda Be Kidding Me is a collection of tales from her travels and misadventures around the world, and it's hard to tell who's more dangerous, Chelsea or the wildlife. And when things get really scary, like finding herself stuck next to a passenger with bad breath, she knows she can rely on her family to make matters even worse. Thank goodness she has her beloved dog, Chunk by her side, until she loses him in Telluride. Of course she finds Chunk, and even more unexpected hi-jinks ensue!

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Apr
27
Weekend with Locals: Irene Biro (Sunday, April 27 at 12pm)
As part of our ongoing Weekend with Locals Program we will be hosting Irene Biro author of After the Rain on Sunday, April 27 at 12:00pm.

Location: Street: 7812 Girard Ave City: La Jolla, Province: California Postal Code: 92037 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
May
1
Deborah Schneider - Baja Cooking on the Edge - 2nd Edition (Thursday, May 1 at 7:30pm)
Author Deborah Schneider will discuss and sign her novel Baja Cooking on the Edge on Thursday, May 1st at 7:30pm.

Location: Street: 7812 Girard Ave City: La Jolla, Province: California Postal Code: 92037 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
May
3
California Bookstore Day (Saturday, May 3 at 09am)
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. The headline attraction are the just-for-us books you cannot get on any other day at any other place (click here to find the celebration closest to you). But there will also be readings, and prizes, and things to eat and drink. In some cases there will be famous authors and artists, and people writing live poetry. Your neighbors will be there, your friends will be there, your kids will be there. You should definitely be there too. California Bookstore Day Warwick's will carry the following items: Limited quantities available on day of event only, no holds or pre-orders, first come - first served 1. California Classics Boxed Set by John Fante, Charles Bukowski, Armistead Maupin, and Elmore Leonard New covers and art for a 4-novel box set of classic California literature including Ask the Dust by John Fante, Hollywood by Charles Bukowski, Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin, and Get Shorty by Elmore Leonard. 2. Congratulations, By the Way (special ed) by George Saunders This special CBD edition is signed, numbered, and doodled in by the author. 3. Do You Smell Carrots: a Joke Book for Kids by 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 contributor. (Spoiler: Lemony Snicket can’t draw). 4. The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman A limited bound and illustrated copy of a Gaiman short story inspired by Sleeping Beauty for middle and young readers. 5. "Bad Citizen" stencil by Don DeLillo A wooden stencil suitable to hang as art or use as a graffiti stencil, inspired by Don DeLillo’s novel White Noise. Beautifully packaged in a cellophane envelope. Specs: 12 x 16 on ⅛” thick craft wood with detailed laser cuts. 6. "The Bookish Life" print by Lemony Snicket Lemony Snicket presents a SIGNED AND NUMBERED limited edition print created exclusively for California Bookstore Day. It features an unnerving original observation from Mr. Snicket pertaining to books and the State of California with art by Seth. Impeccably designed and beautifully produced, the print is suitable for framing. Specs: 11 x 17 7. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius totebag Dave Eggers 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 us to use A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius for California Bookstore Day only. 8. Signed Hugo lithograph by Brian Selznick A gallery quality litho of Isabelle in the bookstore (from page 147) on linen paper. SIGNED by the author. Shrink-wrapped with a cardboard backing. Specs: 8 x 10 9. A Literary Map of California by 3 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

Location: Street: 7812 Girard Ave City: La Jolla, Province: California Postal Code: 92037 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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May
4
Weekend with Locals: Susan Union (Sunday, May 4 at 12pm)
As part of our ongoing Weekend with Locals Program we will be hosting Susan Union author of Rode to Death on Sunday, May 4th at 12:00pm.

Location: Street: 7812 Girard Ave City: La Jolla, Province: California Postal Code: 92037 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
May
6
Deena Goldstone (Tuesday, May 6 at 7:30pm)
Deena Goldstone (Tell Me One Thing)

Deena Goldstone is a screenwriter whose films include A Bunny's Tale, a dramatization of Gloria Steinem's undercover investigation of the Playboy Clubs, starring Kirstie Alley, and Safe Passage, starring Susan Sarandon. She graduated from UC Berkeley and has a master's in thearter arts from NYU. She is at present writing a novel. (added from Random House)… (more)
May
11
Weekend with Locals: David Putnam (Sunday, May 11 at 12pm)
As part of our ongoing Weekend with Locals Program we will be hosting David Putnam author of The Disposables on Sunday, May 11th at 12:00pm.

Location: Street: 7812 Girard Ave City: La Jolla, Province: California Postal Code: 92037 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
May
16
Michael Cunningham - "The Snow Queen" (Friday, May 16 at 7:30pm)
Pulizer Prize winning author Michael Cunningham will discuss and sign his novel Snow Queen on Friday, May 16th at 7:30pm. Reserved Seating is available. Please contact the Warwick's Book Dept. at (858) 454-0347 to purchase.

Location: Street: 7812 Girard Ave City: La Jolla, Province: California Postal Code: 92037 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
May
18
Weekend with Locals: Kenny Weissberg (Sunday, May 18 at 12pm)
As part of our ongoing Weekend with Locals Program we will be hosting Kenny Weissberg author of Off My Rocker on Sunday, May 18th at 12:00pm.

Location: Street: 7812 Girard Ave City: La Jolla, Province: California Postal Code: 92037 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
May
18
Ruth Reichl - "Delicious!" (Sunday, May 18 at 7pm)
“While all good food writers are humorous . . . few are so riotously, effortlessly entertaining as Ruth Reichl. . . . She is also witty, fair-minded, brave, and a wonderful writer.”— New York Times Book Review

As the New York Times quote states above, Ruth Reichl is a born storyteller and gifted writer. Through her restaurant reviews and her memoirs, she has achieved a special place in the hearts of readers. Now, she turns to fic­tion in her debut novel, Delicious! (A Random House hardcover, on sale May 6).

At the heart of this book is an unforgettable character—Billie Breslin—who leaves California for New York to start a new job at a food magazine and to begin a new life, leaving behind her family, and a heartbreaking mystery about her beloved sister.

Reichl carries the reader to the colorful world of downtown New York restaurateurs and artisanal purveyors, and from the bustling food shop in Little Italy where Billie works on weekends to a hidden room in the magazine’s library where she discovers intriguing letters written by a girl in Ohio to James Beard over 50 years ago. Little does Billy know that these letters will soon change her life forever.

Weaving together a love story, a family tragedy, and the search to uncover secrets from the past and the present, Delicious! explores themes of reinvention, identity, and independence. Reichl has given us a beautiful coming of age story and has proven once again that food defines us and brings us together. It is an exciting and fun novel, even as it eloquently makes the case that it is those closest to us who most often elude us.

Reserved Seating is available, call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 to purchase.

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May
22
Publisher Rep Night (Thursday, May 22 at 7pm)
Join us for our annual Publisher Rep Night, on Thursday, May 22nd at 7:00 pm, featuring sales Representatives from Penguin and Random House. It’s that time once again for sales representatives from some of the major publishing houses to fill you in on the best new and upcoming books. So on May 22nd remember to bring your reading group, bring your book loving friends and family, --because we guarantee that you are going to be wowed by what these reps have to offer.

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May
25
Weekend with Locals: John Adrian Tomlin (Sunday, May 25 at 12pm)
As part of our ongoing Weekend with Locals Program we will be hosting John Adrian Tomlin author of The Imaginarium World on Sunday, May 25th at 12:00pm.

Location: Street: 7812 Girard Ave City: La Jolla, Province: California Postal Code: 92037 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
May
27
Steve Breen - UNICORN EXECUTIONS and Other Crazy Stuff My Kids Make Me Draw (Tuesday, May 27 at 7:30pm)
Pulitzer prize winning editorial cartoonist Steve Breen will discuss and sign his new book UNICORN EXECUTIONS and Other Crazy Stuff My Kids Make Me Draw on Tuesday, May 27th at 7:30pm. Anyone who purchases Steve’s book at the event will receive a signed print of his work.

By day, Steve Breen creates editorial cartoons about health care reform, the Egyptian revolution, the Federal Reserve and other not-so-fun stuff for the San Diego Union Tribune and hundreds of newspapers around the country. In 1998 and 2009, he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize.

By night, Breen reverts to an eager-to-please 12- year- old, creating drawings that make his sons laugh.

Now, those drawings join the bizarre pantheon of comic illustration by the likes of Gary Larson and Bruce McCall in Breen’s new collection, UNICORN EXECUTIONS and Other Crazy Stuff My Kids Make Me Draw (Skyhorse Publishing, May 1, 2014, $16.95) with a foreword by ”Kim Jong Un.”

“When I was approached about writing a foreword to this delightful collection of renderings, I didn’t hesitate,” writes the North Korean Supreme Leader in his foreword. “After all, unicorns and executions are two of my favorite things! These drawings are the perfect blend of terror and whimsy . . . just like the People’s Republic of North Korea.”

Welcome to the dark underside of children’s books. Breen is also the author of the traditional picture books Stick, Violet the Pilot, and Pug and Doug. UNICORN EXECUTIONS, on the other hand, is a fun and bizarre collection of zombies, monsters, celebrities, aliens and miscellaneous nonsense Breen has sketched specifically for his 9, 12 and 15-year-old boys over the past five years.

“There’s almost a magic in watching these collaborations take shape and come to life on paper,” writes Breen. “Not only is it a great way to bond with my kids, I have a blast creating these things. I feel like I’m that twelve-year-old back at St. Simon and Jude elementary school hunched over my desk, scribbling with a pencil, grinning like an idiot. There are no editors to please, no readers to offend, no deadlines to meet, no political messages to deliver, and no punch lines to polish. It’s just drawing for the sheer fun of it.”

When Breen’s agent sent movie studios a comedy package based on the book and how it came about, a bidding war erupted. Last December, Universal emerged the winner with Rawson Thurber (We’re the Millers) attached to direct and Simon Rich, a Saturday Night Live writer, penning the screenplay.

As Hollywood discovered, UNICORN EXECUTIONS is much more than a collection of bizarre drawings. It represents a cross-generational bonding story—one that will have any parent with a slightly sick sense of humor laughing out loud.

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Jun
8
Weekend with Locals: Catherine Tondelli (Sunday, June 8 at 12pm)
As part of our ongoing Weekend with Locals Program we will be hosting Catherine Tondelli author of Three Coins in the Fountain on Sunday, June 8th at 12:00pm.

Location: Street: 7812 Girard Ave City: La Jolla, Province: California Postal Code: 92037 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Jun
8
Garrison Keillor - The Keillor Reader (Sunday, June 8 at 3pm)
Warwick's is hosting New York Times bestselling author Garrison Keillor on June 8th at 3:00pm to represent his latest book, The Keillor Reader. More information coming soon.....

For the first time, Keillor’s stories, essays, poems, and personal reminiscences have been brought together in a single volume that celebrates and demonstrates the incredible range of his far-reaching talent.

When, at thirteen, he caught on as a sportswriter for the Anoka Herald, Garrison Keillor set out to become a professional writer, and so he has done. This book captures the full scope of his work, including monologues from A Prairie Home Companion, stories from The New Yorker and The Atlantic, excerpts from novels, humorous poetry, and a handful of never-before-published pieces, including the essays “Cheerfulness” and “What We Have Learned So Far.” Furthermore, the inclusion of photos, memorabilia, an extensive introduction, and headnotes provide a rich context for this singular collection.

In a vibrant blend of nonfiction, fiction, and straight-up parody, Keillor once again draws on his lifetime of experience and extraordinary writing. The Keillor Reader also features familiar characters such as Guy Noir, cowboys Dusty and Lefty, and many more favorites from Lake Wobegon, the town dubbed the “Gateway to Central Minnesota.”

A Prairie Home Companion has been broadcast since 1974, and today is heard by 4 million listeners each week on more than 600 public radio stations. Now in his seventies, Keillor reflects on his experiences as a husband, father, humorist, writer, and someone who can, as he says, “speak into a microphone in a warm and familiar manner.”

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Jun
8
Terry Hayes (Sunday, June 8 at 7pm)
Terry Hayes is the award-winning writer and producer of numerous movies, including Payback, Road Warrior, and Bangkok Hilton (featuring Nicole kidman). He lives in Switzerland with his wife, Kristen, and their four children. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Jun
9
Lisa See - "China Dolls" (Monday, June 9 at 7:30pm)
New York Times best selling author Lisa See will discuss and sign her novel China Dolls on Monday, June 9th at 7:30pm. Reserved Seating is available. Please contact the Warwick's Book Dept. at (858) 454-0347 to purchase.

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