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Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, Children of the Land

Bookshop Santa Cruz 1520 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Bookshop Santa Cruz welcomes award-winning poet Marcelo Hernandez Castillo for a discussion and signing of his new memoir about growing up undocumented in the United States. Children of the Land recounts the sorrows and joys of a family torn apart by draconian policies and chronicles one young man’s attempt to build a future in a […]

POSTPONED – Ottessa Moshfegh: Death in Her Hands

Bookshop Santa Cruz 1520 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

This is an advanced event listing. Please check back for updated information at: This free event will take place at Bookshop Santa Cruz. Chairs for open seating are usually set up about an hour before the event begins. If you have any ADA accommodation requests, please email by May 2nd. Death in Her […]

VIRTUAL EVENT: Laurie R. King, Riviera Gold

Local, bestselling author Laurie R. King, will will celebrate the publication of her newest Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes mystery, Riviera Gold! The Riviera in 1925 is a playground for the rich built on corruption and greed. It is a place where treasure can be false, where love can destroy, and where life, as Mary […]

VIRTUAL EVENT: Pico Iyer in conversation with Alan Christy

Bookshop Santa Cruz invites you to join us for an online event with bestselling author Pico Iyer who will be in-conversation with Alan Christy about his new book, Autumn Light: Season of Fire and Farewells—a far-reaching exploration of Japanese history and culture and a moving meditation on impermanence, mortality, and grief—and A Beginner's Guide to Japan, now in […]

VIRTUAL EVENT: Laila Lalami, The Other Americans

Pulitzer Prize shortlisted author Laila Lalami presents her timely, powerful new novel about the suspicious death of a Moroccan immigrant, shortlisted for the National Book Award: The Other Americans is at once a family saga, a murder mystery, and a love story informed by the treacherous fault lines of American culture. Laila Lalami is the […]

VIRTUAL EVENT: C Pam Zhang, How Much of These Hills is Gold

Bookshop Santa Cruz welcomes debut novelist C Pam Zhang for an online event about her new book, How Much of These Hills Is Gold. Zhang will be in conversation with fellow debut novelist Kawai Strong Washburn (Sharks in the Time of Saviors). In Zhang's electric debut novel set against the twilight of the American gold […]

VIRTUAL – Karen Tei Yamashita: Sansei and Sensibility

Bookshop Santa Cruz and The Humanities Institute at UC Santa Cruz invite you to join us for a free online event with Karen Tei Yamashita who will celebrate her newest book, Sansei and Sensibility. Generations of Japanese Americans merge with Jane Austen's characters in these lively stories, pairing uniquely American histories with reimagined classics. This […]

David Eagleman, Livewired

Virtual Event

Bestselling author and neuroscientist David Eagleman will discuss his new book, Livewired: The Inside Story of the Ever-Changing Brain, during a free online event on the Crowdcast platform. "Eagleman delivers an intellectually exhilarating look at neuroplasticity. In his view, the brain's ability to reconfigure connections between its different areas in response to feedback is 'quite […]

Ottessa Moshfegh, Lapvona

Bookshop Santa Cruz 1520 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Presented by Bookshop Santa Cruz, Ottessa Moshfegh (My Year of Rest and Relaxation) will discuss her recent novel Lapvona, available in paperback June 20th. In a village in a medieval fiefdom buffeted by natural disasters, a motherless shepherd boy finds himself the unlikely pivot of a power struggle that puts all manner of faith to […]