Events

October 2019

launching Unsung America: Immigrant Trailblazers and Our Fight for Freedom. Please join us for a most timely discussion.

"Deeply insightful and intentionally detailed--Prerna Lal has conceived a text that breaks down the inner workings of the United States immigration system and the impact it has had on the lives of countless immigrants and families. Lal lays out a timeline both old and new, that vividly chronicles the birth and impact of certain policies, views, and opinions within the realm of immigration policy."--Juan Escalante

To reserve your seat please purchase a copy of Unsung America by speaking to a bookseller or clicking on the cover below.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 7:30pm
Unsung America: Immigrant Trailblazers and Our Fight for Freedom Cover Image
By Prerna Lal, Allegra McLeod (Foreword by)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781642501124
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Mango - October 15th, 2019

Far too often, immigrants are demonized and scapegoated, when they should be celebrated as heroes and revolutionaries. This book strings together both triumphant and painful stories of immigrants who blazed trails and broke barriers in their fight for American citizenship and fundamental human rights. 

Help us celebrate this milestone birthday. Come in for cake, review our Staff Picks from over the years, enter a raffle, and raise a glass. It's been a great ride so far, and we owe our success to you, our loyal customers who have supported us from Day One. Onto the next 15!

Photo by Andree Duggan

Friday, October 18, 2019 - 10:00am to 7:00pm

presents And How Are You, Dr. Sacks? A Biographical Memoir of Oliver Sacks, the untold story of the famous neurologist, his own most singular patient.

"The story of Lawrence Weschler's faithful four-decade friendship with the amazing Oliver Sacks offers pleasures and amazements on every page. This loving but unblinking portrait will delight fans of Dr. Sacks as well as devotees of Weschler's always-pathfinding nonfiction."--Ian Frazier

To reserve your seat in advance please purchase a copy of And How Are You, Dr. Sacks? by speaking with a bookseller or clicking on the cover image below.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 7:30pm
And How Are You, Dr. Sacks?: A Biographical Memoir of Oliver Sacks Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374236410
Availability: Most titles are on our shelves or avaialble within 1-5 days.
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 13th, 2019

Lawrence Weschler began spending time with Oliver Sacks in the early 1980s, when he set out to profile the neurologist for The New Yorker. Almost a decade earlier, Dr. Sacks had published his masterpiece Awakenings--the account of his long-dormant patients' miraculous but troubling return to life in a Bronx hospital ward. But the book had hardly been an immediate success, and the rumpled clinician was still largely unknown.

returns to read from her exquisite new novel, Without Her.

To reserve your seat, please purchase a copy of Without Her in advance by speaking to a bookseller or clicking on the cover below.

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 7:30pm
Without Her Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781883285791
Availability: Most titles are on our shelves or avaialble within 1-5 days.
Published: Delphinium - July 23rd, 2019

When her old friend Hannah doesn't show up at her house in the south of France, everyone assumes that Claudia, who has known Hannah since their shared years at boarding school, will know where she is, and what has happened. But as Claudia travels from the USA to France to help Hannah's husband and children conduct their search, she is forced to deal with her old jealousy of Hannah, as well as her own relationship in the present with her French lover, Alexandre.

BOO! Get your costume ready and plan on trick-or-treating with your Elmwood merchants. Get a bag and a map of participating merchants from Your Basic Bird, 2940 College Ave. Drop off your map at the end (places tbd) and enter to win a $50 gift certificate!

Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm

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, October 27, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

November 2019

presents Guts, a true story from the bestselling, multiple Eisner Award-winning author of Smile, Sisters, Drama, and Ghosts. Telgemeier once again brings a thoughtful, charming, and funny tale about growing up and gathering the courage to face--and conquer--her fears.

This event is now SOLD OUT.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Guts Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780545852500
Availability: Backordered
Published: Graphix - September 17th, 2019

Raina Telgemeier has been captivating readers young and old for years, and once again she brings us a thoughtful, charming, and funny true story about growing up and gathering the courage to face--and conquer--your fears. She is the bestselling, multiple Eisner Award-winning creator of Smile and Sisters, which are both graphic memoirs based on her childhood. She is also the creator of Drama and Ghosts, and is the adapter and illustrator of four Baby-sitters Club graphic novels.

Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 10:00am to Monday, November 11, 2019 - 6:00pm

Once again, Mrs. Dalloway's will reimburse all partnership schools for 17% of total pre-tax purchases made by the school community from Saturday, November 9 through Monday, November 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.

launches his new book A Place Outside the Law: Forgotten Voices of Guantánamo, containing firsthand testimonies from Guantánamo Bay, inspiring future generations to never repeat the human rights violations of the detention center.

"The definitive account of what happened at Guantánamo in all of its chilling and horrifying detail. What makes this book unique and compelling is that it is the story of what it does to people’s lives to create ‘a place outside the law.’ Through his countless interviews, Professor Honigsberg describes the impact of Guantánamo on those who have been part of it: soldiers, medical personnel, lawyers, interrogators, torturers, detainees. It is the story of what happens when a country abandons the rule of law.”--Erwin Chemerinsky, UC Berkeley, School of Law

To reserve your seat please purchase a copy of A Place Outside the Law by speaking to a bookseller or clicking on the cover below.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 7:30pm
A Place Outside the Law: Forgotten Voices from Guantanamo Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780807026984
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Beacon Press - November 12th, 2019

Law scholar and Witness to Guantánamo founder Peter Jan Honigsberg uncovers a haunting portrait of life at the military prison and its toll, not only on the detainees and their loved ones but also on its military and civilian personnel and the journalists who reported on it.

(and introduced by L. John Harris) discussing Sciolino's new book The Seine: The River that Made Paris.

A soulful, transformative voyage along the body of water that defines the City of Light. Elaine Sciolino is the perfect guide to the world's most romantic river."--Lauren Collins

To reserve your seat, please purchase a copy of The Seine by speaking to a bookseller or clicking on the cover.

 

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 7:30pm
The Seine: The River That Made Paris Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393609356
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 29th, 2019

Elaine Sciolino came to Paris as a young foreign correspondent and was seduced by a river. In The Seine, she tells the story of that river from its source on a remote plateau of Burgundy to the wide estuary where its waters meet the sea, and the cities, tributaries, islands, ports, and bridges in between.