Events

February 2018

Launch party for The Less Is More Garden: Big Ideas for Designing your Small Yard.

To reserve your seat, please purchase a copy of The Less Is More Garden by talking to one of our booksellers (510) 704-8222 or placing an order via our online store.

Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 3:00pm
The Less Is More Garden: Big Ideas for Designing Your Small Yard Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781604697919
Availability: Most titles are on our shelves or avaialble within 1-2 days
Published: Timber Press (OR) - February 7th, 2018

Small space, big solutions.

When it comes to gardens, bigger isn’t always better. A larger space requires more plants, more furniture, more maintenance, and more time. A smaller space takes less time to design, install, and care for and makes it easier for gardeners to take advantage of every square foot of space.

March 2018

about Raeff's new novel, Winter Kept Us Warm.

"Raeff writes with vivid assurance about Berlin, America, and Morocco, about men and women, about love and work. As the boundaries between characters shift, as past and present converge, Winter Kept Us Warm casts a dazzling spell. A wonderful novel."--Margot Livesey, author of Mercury and Criminals

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 7:30pm
Winter Kept Us Warm Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781619028173
Availability: Most titles are on our shelves or avaialble within 1-2 days
Published: Counterpoint LLC - February 13th, 2018

Ulli is a young woman squatting in a dismal, empty Berlin apartment, one year after the war has ended. She's scraping together a living as an interpreter between American GIs and the wide-eyed local girls eager to meet them. One night, Ulli meets two soldiers who will change her life: Leo, handsome and ambitious and desperate to escape his small-town upbringing; and intellectual, asthmatic Isaac, whose refugee parents had fled Russia for New York.

reads from her new collection of short stories, Beautiful Days, which includes the 2017 Pushcart Prize-winning "Undocumented Alien."

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 7:30pm
Beautiful Days: Stories Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062795786
Availability: Most titles are on our shelves or avaialble within 1-2 days
Published: Ecco Press - February 6th, 2018

In the diverse stories of Beautiful Days, Joyce Carol Oates explores the most secret, intimate, and unacknowledged interior lives of characters not unlike ourselves, who assert their independence in acts of bold and often irrevocable defiance. 

The author of Girls & Sex and Cinderella Ate My Daughter delivers her first ever collection of essays--funny, poignant, deeply personal and sharply observed pieces, drawn from three decades of writing, which trace girls' and women's progress (or lack thereof) in what Orenstein once called a "half-changed world."

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 7:30pm
Don't Call Me Princess: Essays on Girls, Women, Sex, and Life Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062688903
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Harper Paperbacks - February 27th, 2018

Named one of the "40 women who changed the media business in the last 40 years" by Columbia Journalism Review, Peggy Orenstein is one of the most prominent, unflinching feminist voices of our time. Her writing has broken ground and broken silences on topics as wide-ranging as miscarriage, motherhood, breast cancer, princess culture and the importance of girls' sexual pleasure. Her unique blend of investigative reporting, personal revelation and unexpected humor has made her books bestselling classics.

reads from his new novel, The Last Watchman of Old Cairo.

"A beautiful, richly textured novel, ambitious and delicately crafted."-- Rabih Alameddine

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 7:30pm
The Last Watchman of Old Cairo Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780399181160
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Spiegel & Grau - March 13th, 2018

In this spellbinding novel, a young man journeys from California to Cairo to unravel centuries-old family secrets.

Calling all Treehouse Series fans! Join bestselling author Andy Griffiths as he presents the newest release in his award-winning series, The 78-Story Treehouse. Andy’s hilarious and highly interactive presentation will have your kids (and you!) in stitches.  This free event is best for 5—10 year olds, but all ages are welcome. Buy your book at the theater, or before the event, at Mrs. Dalloway’s, and have it signed after the presentation. To reserve your seat RSVP at AndyGriffithsRialto.eventbrite.com

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 11:00am
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By Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9781250104854
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Feiwel & Friends - March 13th, 2018

April 2018

Launch for Boots on the Ground: America's War in Vietnam.

Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 3:00pm
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$22.99
ISBN: 9780670785063
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - April 10th, 2018

reads from her new Maisie Dobbs mystery, To Die But Once.

To reserve your seat, purchase a copy of To Die But Once by calling the store (510) 704-8222 and speaking to one of our booksellers.

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 12:30pm
To Die But Once: A Maisie Dobbs Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062436634
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Harper - March 27th, 2018

During the months following Britain's declaration of war on Germany, Maisie Dobbs investigates the disappearance of a young apprentice working on a hush-hush government contract. As news of the plight of thousands of soldiers stranded on the beaches of France is gradually revealed to the general public, and the threat of invasion rises, another young man beloved by Maisie makes a terrible decision that will change his life forever.

reads from her short story collection, My Old Faithful, winner of the 2017 Juniper Prize.

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 7:30pm

Showing both the drama of familial intimacy and the ups and downs of the everyday, My Old Faithful introduces readers to a close-knit Chinese family. These ten interconnected short stories, which take place in China and the United States over a thirty-year period, merge to paint a nuanced portrait of family life, full of pain, surprises, and subtle acts of courage. Richly textured narratives from the mother, the father, the son, and the daughters play out against the backdrop of China's social and economic change.

presents Windows on Provence: Musings on the Food, Wine, and Culture of the South of France, a book for travelers, for dreamers, for Francophiles, for lovers of Provencal craft and cuisine, and for anyone who wants to be a part of something beautiful and special.

To reserve your seat, purchase a copy of Windows on Provence by speaking to one of our booksellers. (510) 704-8222.

Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 3:00pm
Windows on Provence: Musings on the Food, Wine, and Culture of the South of France Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780999160206
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Yellow Pear Press - April 10th, 2018

Famous for its radiant light, vibrant colors, beautiful architecture, flavorful foods, and opulent wines, Provence is one of the most visited destinations of the world. To turn the pages of Windows on Provence is to be immersed in the magical region.

With each photograph and chapter, the reader is transported to the beaches of Nice under a white umbrella, to the twisting streets of Aix-en-Provence, to the 2,000-year-old ruins of Cimiez, and beyond.

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