Events

October 2018

presents Resurrections: Authors, Heroes--and a Spy, portraits of writers and artists including Ian Watt, Paul Theroux, James Salter, and Anthony Blunt.

" Intellectually stimulating . . . a portrait of the artist in portraits of other artists."--Kirkus Reviews

To reserve your seat, purchase a copy of Resurrections by speaking to a bookseller or ordering via our website.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 7:30pm
Resurrections: Authors, Heroes--And a Spy Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780813941684
Availability: Most titles are on our shelves or avaialble within 1-5 days.
Published: University of Virginia Press - October 9th, 2018

In this new book, the prolific biographer Meyers brings to life a set of extraordinary writers, painters, and literary adventurers who turned their lives into art. Meyers knew nine of these figures, in some cases intimately, while five others he admires and regrets never meeting. As he writes in the preface, “The chapters in this book represent in miniature my career as a life-writer.

presents In My Father's House: A New View of How Crime Runs in the Family, a pathbreaking examination of our huge crime and incarceration problem that looks at the influence of the family--specifically one Oregon family with a generations-long legacy of lawlessness.

"A spellbinding book, brilliant and bone-chilling. In My Father's House will change the way we look at what makes a criminal."--Linda Fairstein, author of Deadfall

To reserve your seat, please purchase a copy of In My Father's House by speaking to a bookseller or ordering on our website.

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 7:30pm
In My Father's House: A New View of How Crime Runs in the Family Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781400041022
Availability: Most titles are on our shelves or avaialble within 1-5 days.
Published: Knopf - October 9th, 2018

The United States currently holds the distinction of housing nearly one-quarter of the world's prison population. But our reliance on mass incarceration, Butterfield argues, misses the intractable reality: As few as 5 percent of families account for half of all crime, and only 10 percent account for two-thirds. In introducing us to the Bogle family, the author invites us to understand crime in this eye-opening new light.

celebrating the publication of his wonderful new novel, Virgil Wander, much of which takes place in and around a beloved old movie theater not unlike our own here in the Elmwood. There will be a special screening of Cinema Paradiso in connection with the reading and signing. Buy your tickets, with or without book, through Eventbrite: https://leifengermrsds.eventbrite.com or in the store. We will have additional copies of Virgil Wander and Peace Like a River for sale at the event.

Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 11:00am
Virgil Wander Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780802128782
Availability: Most titles are on our shelves or avaialble within 1-5 days.
Published: Grove Press - October 2nd, 2018

Midwestern movie house owner Virgil Wander is "cruising along at medium altitude" when his car flies off the road into icy Lake Superior. Virgil survives but his language and memory are altered and he emerges into a world no longer familiar to him.

November 2018

discusses Standing at the Edge: Finding Freedom Where Fear and Courage Meet, with Gaetano Maida, sponsored by KPFA, St. John's Presbyterian Church, and Mindful Schools.

Advance tickets: $12 : brownpapertickets.com :: T: 800-838-3006 Books Inc/Berkeley, Pegasus (3 sites), Moe’s, Walden Pond Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloway’s. East Bay Books, $15 door, Wheelchair Access

Friday, November 2, 2018 - 7:30pm
Standing at the Edge: Finding Freedom Where Fear and Courage Meet Cover Image
By Joan Halifax, Rebecca Solnit (Foreword by)
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250101341
Availability: Most titles are on our shelves or avaialble within 1-5 days.
Published: Flatiron Books - May 1st, 2018

Standing at the Edge is an evocative examination of how we can respond to suffering, live our fullest lives, and remain open to the full spectrum of our human experience.

It's not too early to be making summer plans for kids! Meet Kent Collard, Director, see a slideshow about one of California's oldest summer camps located in the Trinity Alps. 

Sunday, November 4, 2018 - 10:00am
Friday, November 9, 2018 - 10:00am to Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 6:00pm

Once again, Mrs. Dalloway's will reimburse all partnership schools for 20% of total pre-tax purchases made by the school community from November 9-11. 

This is a great opportunity to stock up on holiday gift items such as children's books, cookbooks, adult fiction and nonfiction, gardening books, merchandise, art, and gift certificates for teachers, family, and friends.

presents Feeding a Thousand Souls: Women, Ritual and Ecology in India--An Exploration of the Kolamthe first comprehensive book in English on the kolam, a ritual rice flour drawing created by Tamil women.

"This beautiful book is a treasure, bringing to life for the first time the wealth of meanings of this form of women's religious practice."--Diana L. Eck, Professor of Comparative Religion and Indian Studies, Harvard Divinity School

"This is the book of a lifetime, and it represents a lifetime's work on Tamil women's daily ritual practice. . . .Nagarajan tells local and diasporic stories of the kolam with passion, sensitivity, and a deep ethnographic identification with the women whose generosity daily feeds a thousand souls."--Kamala Visweswaran, Professor of Ethnic Studies, UC San Diego

To reserve your seat, purchase a copy of Feeding a Thousand Souls by speaking to a bookseller or ordering via our website.

 

 

 

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 7:30pm
Feeding a Thousand Souls: Women, Ritual, and Ecology in India- An Exploration of the Kolam Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780190858070
Availability: Most titles are on our shelves or avaialble within 1-5 days.
Published: Oxford University Press, USA - September 27th, 2018

Every day millions of Tamil women in southeast India wake up before dawn to create a kolam, an ephemeral ritual design made with rice flour, on the thresholds of homes, businesses and temples. This thousand-year-old ritual welcomes and honors Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and alertness, and Bhudevi, the goddess of the earth. Created by hand with great skill, artistry, and mathematical precision, the kolam disappears in a few hours, borne away by passing footsteps and hungry insects. 

Celebrate the power of Independent and Small in this post-Thanksgiving shopping tradition.

Indies First, held on Small Business Saturday, brings together authors, readers, and publishers in support of independent bookstores. Authors and local celebrities volunteer at events across the country, and publishers offer special terms on books and exclusives. Indies First is a day dedicated to supporting the local businesses that help communities thrive.

Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 10:00am to 9:00pm
Ghost (Track #1) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781481450164
Availability: Most titles are on our shelves or avaialble within 1-5 days.
Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - August 29th, 2017

Award-winning author Jason Reynolds is serving, once again, as the 2018 Indies First spokesperson.

December 2018

Join us for fruitcake and cheer in this annual Mrs. Dalloway's tradition.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 7:30pm
A Christmas Memory Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780679602378
Availability: Most titles are on our shelves or avaialble within 1-5 days.
Published: Modern Library - November 12th, 1996

First published in 1956, this much sought-after autobiographical recollection from Capote about his rural Alabama boyhood is a perfect gift for fans young and old, a "gem of a holiday story." (School Library Journal, starred review). 

Seven-year-old Buddy inaugurates the Christmas season by crying out to his cousin, Miss Sook Falk: "It's fruitcake weather!" Thus begins an unforgettable portrait of an odd but enduring friendship and the memories the two friends share of beloved holiday rituals. 

January 2019

Discussing Stone's new novel, Hungry Ghost Theater, "a thrilling hybrid of a novel about the intricacies of family life and the inevitable handing down from one generation to the next of our deepest passions and pathologies. . . . both marvelously inventive and deeply humane."--Ann Packer

To reserve your seat, purchase a copy of Hungry Ghost Theater by speaking to a bookseller.

Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 3:00pm

An inventive, funny, sometimes heart-breaking exploration of the connections between hunger and art, duty and desire, and
loss and survival. Brother and sister Robert and Julia Zamarin are trying to awaken the world to its peril with their tiny political theater company, while their sister Eva, a neuroscientist, searches for the biological roots of empathy. As Julia attempts to break free of Robert’s influence, Robert, as lost without her as she is without him, takes on dark material and drives away members

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