presents Himalaya Bound: One Family's Quest to Save Their Animals and an Ancient Way of Life.
Purchase Himalaya Bound to reserve your seat in advance by speaking to one of our booksellers (510.704.8222), or ordering through our online store.
"A powerful and moving story of travel, mountain culture and human relationships. His writing is sensitive, insightful, and unsparing and reveals the complex and tenuous lives of migrant people and their deep connection to a forest environment. In the best tradition of writers like Bruce Chatwin and Gretel Ehrlich, Himalaya Bound recounts a multi-layered journey into uncertain terrain, where no GPS would dare to wander.--Stephen Alter, author of Becoming a Mountain
"Where Wild Beauty and Science Meet: an Evening with Yellowstone Migrations photographer Joe Riis"
“Animals don’t see boundaries or borders. Their quest for food and shelter is instinctual, and I hope my images help people understand and experience that.” – Joe Riis
Wildlife photojournalist and National Geographic fellow Joe Riis, who has documented the migrations of pronghorn, mule deer, and elk in Wyoming for more than a decade, will give a multimedia presentation and book signing of his new book, Yellowstone Migrations. A reception begins at 5:30 pm with the program at 6:30 pm.
reads from her personal essay collection, Small: The Little We Need for Happiness.
In this brilliant essay collection, Jane Anne Staw invites the reader to journey with her as she discovers how to shift her gaze to small--and finds her way out of feelings of overwhelm and anxiety. Through example, Small teaches us how to see and connect to what is best in life, at a time when philosophers and psychologists are suggesting that we slow down in order to thrive in a world of turmoil, speed and excess information.
Join Bonnie Shershow for a jam tasting of Bonnie's Jams. We've been selling her wonderful jams for many years because they are made with lots of fruit, a little sugar, and no pectin. These jams are one of Oprah's favorite things: "These preserves are old school--perfectly ripened fruit is simmered with sugar and fresh lemon juice, then poured into jars, capped and turned upside down, no additives required. My fave? Peach Ginger."
Presents The Amorous Heart: An Unconventional History of Love.
The symmetrical, exuberant heart is everywhere: it gives shape to candy, pendants, the frothy milk on top of a cappuccino, and much else. How can we explain the ubiquity of what might be the most recognizable symbol in the world? In The Amorous Heart, Yalom tracks the heart metaphor and heart iconography across two thousand years, through Christian theology, pagan love poetry, medieval painting, Shakespearean drama, Enlightenment science, and into the present.
Launch party for Birds of Berkeley, James's charming, full-color field guide to 25 birds easily found in Berkeley.
"More than an identification guide. It takes us beyond the who’s who to why we care. Learn how to think about birds in a way that will deepen your love of feathered things. This book combines scientific research, local insights, humor, and beautiful and accurate artwork. Whether you are an experienced birder or just learning natural history, this book will deepen your sense of place and open insights to beauty, wonder, and connection to the natural world.”—John Muir Laws, author of The Laws Field Guide to the Sierra Nevada.
Pre-order a copy of Birds of Berkeley to reserve your seat by speaking to one of our booksellers at 510.704.8222 or shopping on our website.