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Kepler's Books

1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, California 94025

United States

(650) 324-4321; bookskeplers.com

Type: Bookstore — Not set

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

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

Description: Located in Menlo Center, downtown Menlo Park, Kepler’s Books has 10,000 square feet of books and space for author signings and events. With an expansive layout of books, an extensive selection of magazines, a thoughtful collection of gifts, an award winning children’s department, and comfortable seating, you can spends hours leisurely browsing or engaging in lively conversations.



We are located on El Camino Real between Santa Cruz Avenue and Ravenswood, one mile north of Stanford University in Menlo Park. An underground parking garage off Santa Cruz Avenue provides free parking. The Menlo Park Cal Train station is located behind the bookstore, making for convenient, green travel.

Added by: lazybee.  Contacted: Not contacted.  Venue ID: 46025

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Upcoming events

Jun
15
JIM SHEPARD (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 (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
27
C. J. Flood (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
22
David Rose (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 (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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Aug
4
Anil Ananthaswamy (Tuesday, August 4 at 7:30pm)
Anil Ananthaswamy (added from Random House)
Nov
4
Lalita Tademy (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)
Jan
15
Untitled event (Friday, January 15, 2016 at unknown time)
Jan
15
Untitled event (Friday, January 15, 2016 at 7:30pm)
Feb
6
Lisa McMann (Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 7pm)
Lisa McMann is the New York Times bestselling author of the Wake trilogy, Cryer’s Cross, Dead to You, the Visions series, and the middle grade dystopian fantasy series The Unwanteds. She lives with her family in the Phoenix area. Read more about Lisa and find her blog through her website at LisaMcMann.com or, better yet, find her on Facebook (Facebook.com/McMannFan) or follow her on Twitter (@Lisa_McMann). (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Feb
21
Untitled event (Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 7:30pm)
Mar
12
Untitled event (Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 7:30pm)
Jun
27
C. J. Flood (Monday, June 27, 2016 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
22
David Rose (Friday, July 22, 2016 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)

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