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Book Talk: Marlon James – Black Leopard, Red Wolf

Bookshop Santa Cruz 1520 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA

We are thrilled to partner with Bookshop Santa Cruz to welcome award-winning author Marlon James for a reading and signing of his highly-anticipated novel, Black Leopard, Red Wolf, which is already being touted as a book that "will come to be seen as a classic of our times." (NPR) "A fantasy world as well-realized as […]

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

Bookshop Santa Cruz 1520 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA

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 […]

Anita Sarkeesian and Ebony Adams: History vs. Women

Bookshop Santa Cruz 1520 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA

Join us at Bookshop Santa Cruz for discussion and signing with Anita Sarkeesian and Ebony Adams, moderated by UCSC Professor of Film and Digital Media Shelley Stamp, about their new book, History vs. Women.  Rebels, rulers, scientists, artists, warriors and villains. Women are, and have always been, all these things and more. Looking through the ages and […]

Robin Coste Lewis at Bookshop Santa Cruz

Bookshop Santa Cruz 1520 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA

Robin Coste Lewis is the author of Voyage of the Sable Venus (2015), which won the National Book Award for Poetry. Her work has appeared in various journals and anthologies, including The Massachusetts Review, Callaloo, The Harvard Gay & Lesbian Review, Transition, and VIDA. This free event will take place in Bookshop Santa Cruz. Chairs for open seating are usually set up […]

Kim Stanley Robinson, New York 2140

Bookshop Santa Cruz 1520 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA

Bookshop Santa Cruz and the Institute for Humanities Research are pleased to welcome New York Times bestselling author Kim Stanley Robinson as he returns for a book talk and signing of his bold and brilliant vision of New York City in the next century: New York 2140. "In the not-so-distant future, a diverse cast of […]

Geraldine Brooks: “The Secret Chord”

Bookshop Santa Cruz 1520 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA

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 […]

Micah Perks: “What Becomes Us”

Bookshop Santa Cruz 1520 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA

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, Evie, a mild-mannered, pregnant school teacher, abandons her controlling husband and flees California for the wilds of western New York. She rents a farm house […]

Poetry Santa Cruz presents Michael Hannon and Gary Young

Bookshop Santa Cruz 1520 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA

Michael Hannon was born in California in 1939. He has been writing and publishing poetry for 53 years. His work has appeared in journals and anthologies both here and abroad. Much of his work has been published by California’s leading book artists in limited editions. His thirty-year collaboration with the artist William T. Wiley has produced […]

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John Jordan, Supposing Bleak House

Bookshop Santa Cruz 1520 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA

John O. Jordan is giving a reading at Bookshop Santa Cruz in honor of Charles Dickens's bicentenary (born Feb 7, 1812). John will read from his book, Supposing Bleak House, and discuss Dickens, Bleak House, the Dickens Project, and the upcoming Dickens Universe (focusing on Bleak House this summer). There's a Bookshop link at http://www.bookshopsantacruz.com/john-jordan.

Community Book Group with Karen Tei Yamashita

Bookshop Santa Cruz 1520 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA

Dazzling and ambitious, this hip, multi-voiced fusion of prose, playwriting, graphic art, and philosophy spins an epic tale of America’s struggle for civil rights as it played out in San Francisco’s Chinatown. Divided into ten novellas, one for each year, I Hotel begins in 1968, when Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy were assassinated, students […]