Join fellow readers the last Friday of every month, 12 noon, for our lively discussion about books, movies, culture, current events and anything else that pops up for discussion. Lots of fun and everyone welcome.
The next meeting will occur on Friday, May 29th. First off, we'll be talking about Reza Aslan's Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth; secondly, we'll be discussing Jenny Offil's critically- and popularly-acclaimed Dept. of Speculation.
For free reading copies and more information, please call Diego or Laurie at 780-496-7000 or send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com (thebookpile)… (more)
From Our Shelves Fiction Bookclub Meeting -- "Dept. of Speculation"
From Our Shelves, the BBS in-store fiction bookclub, will be reading and discussing Dept of Speculation by Jenny Offill for April.
*The April meeting will be on the THIRD Tuesday*
From Our Shelves Fiction Bookclub is open to the public and meets at 7pm in the Upper North Room of Boulder Book Store on the fourth Tuesday of the month. Unless otherwise noted, the author will not be present at the discussion. Please join us!
Location: Street: 1107 Pearl St City: Boulder, Province: Colorado Postal Code: 80302 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Literary Women: The Long Beach Festival of Authors
The Festival of Women Authors originated in Long Beach, California in 1982 with a vision to bring the work of outstanding contemporary women authors to the community. Since that first year, the Festival has been enthusiastically supported by an audience of avid readers. The authors are presented throughout a day-long program offering opportunities to attendees to mingle with fellow readers, meet authors and have books autographed. 2015 speakers are Aimee Bender, Kate Christensen, Jennifer Clement, Sloane Crosley, Christina Henriquez, Eleanor Morse, and Jenny Offill.
Location: Street: Long Beach Convention Center Additional: 200 S Pine Ave. City: Long Beach, Province: California Postal Code: 90802 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Jenny Offill is the author of two novels, Dept. of Speculation and Last Things, which was chosen as a Notable Book of the Year by The New York Times and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times First Book Award. She teaches in the writing programs at Queens University, Brooklyn College, and Columbia University. (added from Random House)… (more)
Story Time with Contessa Connie. Sloths-r-us! Join us for stories about the silly animals known as sloths. We'll read Sparky, a story about a girl and her sloth. More info: firstname.lastname@example.org. Free and open to the public.
Location: Street: 4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW City: Albuquerque, Province: New Mexico Postal Code: 87107-3157 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
When a little girl decides she wants a pet, she orders a sloth…and gets less than she expects. This charming, laugh out loud story by Jenny Offill is sure to please any youngster who is just begging for a pet of his or her own.
Location: Street: Auntie's Bookstore/Children's Additional: 402 W Main Ave City: Spokane, Province: Washington Postal Code: 99201-0214 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Here at BookPeople we love pets as much as we love books (which is a lot). So to celebrate our love of dogs, goldfish, cats, guinea pigs, parrots, ferrets, bunnies, and even sloths(!), we’re having a storytime all about them! We’ll be reading the adorable Sparky! and other heartwarming animal tales today, so join us for a bark, a squawk, or a meow in celebration of our awesome animal friends.
Location: Street: 603 N Lamar Blvd City: Austin, Province: Texas Postal Code: 78703-5413 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Jenny Offill is the author of the novel Last Things, which was chosen as a notable book of the year by The New York Times and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times First Book Award. (added from Random House)… (more)
This event will be held at Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck, NY.
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RSVP Requested - Recommended for Ages 4-8
At this event, author JENNY OFFILL will read from, and sign copies of, her new book - Sparky! - a hilarious, touching picture book perfect for young animal lovers.
The book stars a pet who has more to offer than meets the eye. When our narrator orders a sloth through the mail, the creature that arrives isn't good at tricks or hide-and-seek…or much of anything. Still, there's something about Sparky! that is irresistible.
JENNY OFFILL is the author of 17 Things I'm Not Allowed to Do Anymore, a Parenting Magazine Best Book of the Year and a Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year, and 11 Experiments That Failed, also a Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year, which Kirkus Reviews, in a starred review, called "the most joyful and clever whimsy." Offill lives in the Hudson Valley.
Sparky! is illustrated by CHRIS APPELHANS, an illustrator and production designer for Coraline, an environment designer Fantastic Mr. Fox, and a visual development artist for The Princess and the Frog. This is his first picture book.
Location: Street: 6422 Montgomery St., Suite 6 City: Rhinebeck, Province: New York Postal Code: 12572-0482 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)