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Karen Armstrong: "Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence"

Peace United Church 900 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

The renowned author of A History of God will discuss and sign copies of her new book, Fields of Blood—a sweeping exploration of religion and the history of human violence. For the first time, religious self-identification is on the decline in America. Some analysts have cited as cause a post-9/11 perception: that faith in general […]

$32.70

Micah Perks: “What Becomes Us”

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

Join us as we celebrate the launch of this wonderfully consuming new novel from local author, professor, and co-director of UCSC’s creative writing program Micah Perks. Following a near-fatal accident, […]

Geraldine Brooks: “The Secret Chord”

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

Now out in paperback from Pulitzer Prize winning, bestselling author Geraldine Brooks, The Secret Chord traces the arc of King David's journey from obscurity to fame, from shepherd to soldier, from hero to traitor, from beloved king to murderous despot and into his remorseful and diminished dotage. The Secret Chord has received critical acclaim; The […]

Michael Chabon: “Moonglow”

Peace United Church 900 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Bookshop Santa Cruz welcomes Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon (The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, Telegraph Avenue) for an offsite book talk and signing of Moonglow, his first novel in four years. Moonglow takes the form of a grandfather's deathbed confession to his grandson and covers the course of the 20th century. It is a novel of […]

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$15

Jennifer Egan: “Manhattan Beach”

Peace United Church 900 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

BUY TICKETS Bookshop Santa Cruz welcomes Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jennifer Egan to town for a reading and signing of her fantastic novel, Manhattan Beach. Tickets for this special offsite event (which will be held at Peace United Church) are on sale now online at Bookshop Santa Cruz. This event is cosponsored by The Humanities Institute […]

Micah Perks Book Launch: True Love and Other Dreams of Miraculous Escape

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

Bookshop Santa Cruz and The Humanities Institute welcomes local author Micah Perks to celebrate the publication of her new book, True Love and Other Dreams of Miraculous Escape. Magical and funny, profound and seductive, the linked stories in True Love and Other Dreams of Miraculous Escape explore the life-bending power of love. In these interwoven lives, ardent desire […]

Markus Zusak: Book Discussion and Signing – Bridge of Clay

Santa Cruz Veterans Hall Auditorium

Markus Zusak, award-winning and internationally best-selling author of The Book Thief and I Am the Messenger, will celebrate the release of his highly-anticipated new book, Bridge of Clay, at an offsite and ticketed event. An unforgettable and sweeping family saga, written in powerfully inventive language and bursting with heart, as signature Zusak. Tickets for this celebration and book signing event are […]

$30

Book of Joy Community Read

Join Book of Joy author Doug Abrams, in partnership with Bookshop Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Public Libraries, Temple Beth El, and The Humanities Institute for a community-wide discussion and celebration around the themes of kindness and joy.  During this time of social and cultural division and at a time when many are feeling a sense of despair, The Book of Joy: […]