Events

December 2020

reading Oh, The Things We're For! 

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Saturday, December 5, 2020 - 11:00am
Oh, The Things We're For! Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781644210147
Availability: Most titles are on our shelves or available within 1-5 days.
Published: Triangle Square - October 6th, 2020

This book is for kids and for the young at heart of all ages, a celebration of the better world that is not only possible, but is here today if we choose it. Today's kids are well aware of the many challenges that they face in a world they are inheriting, from climate change to police violence, crowded classrooms to healthcare. Poetically written and beautifully illustrated in Innosanto Nagara's ( A is for Activist) signature style, this book offers a vision of where we could go--and a future worth fighting for. 

reading The Hanukkah Magic of Nate Gadol, a new larger-than-life holiday hero who brings Hanukkah wonder and generosity to anyone in need! "A new, entertaining, and thoughtful addition to the Hanukkah canon."--Kirkus Reviews

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Saturday, December 12, 2020 - 11:00am
The Hanukkah Magic of Nate Gadol Cover Image
By Arthur A. Levine, Kevin Hawkes (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780763697419
Availability: Most titles are on our shelves or available within 1-5 days.
Published: Candlewick - September 8th, 2020

Nate Gadol is a great big spirit with eyes as shiny as golden coins and a smile that is lantern bright. He can make anything last as long as it is needed, like a tiny bit of oil that must stretch for eight nights, a flower that needs to stay fresh to cheer up someone ailing, or a small lump of chocolate that grows to allow the Glasers to treat their children over the holiday and, during a harsh winter when medicine is needed more than sweets, spurs them to share what little they have with the O'Malleys.

BYOF (Bring Your Own Fruitcake) and settle in for this traditional Mrs. Dalloway's event. This year it will be a bit different, like everything else: We will host our dear friend Thomas Lynch virtually on Crowdcast. 

Based on Capote's own boyhood in rural Alabama in the 1930s, A Christmas Memory was originally published in Mademoiselle in 1956 and later was included in Breakfast at Tiffany's

This is a free event, though we encourage you to make a contribution to support Mrs. Dalloway's or to purchase a copy of the book through our website.

Registration is required to attend. Be sure to add your contribution before you "Save your Spot" on Crowdcast. Click here to register. Thank you! 

Order a copy of A Christmas Memory  from Mrs. Dalloway's. A perfect gift for anyone on your list!

Thomas Lynch, a longtime resident of the Elmwood, is an actor and man-about-town.

Sunday, December 13, 2020 - 3:00pm
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$18.99
ISBN: 9780385392761
Availability: Most titles are on our shelves or available within 1-5 days.
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 28th, 2014

reading Skunk and Badger, a Mrs. Dalloway's Holiday Recommend. 

Winnie-the-Pooh meets Wallace and Gromit in this fresh odd-couple series. Newbery Honor author Amy Timberlake has created an instant classic with illustrations by Caldecott Medalist Jon Klassen (This Is Not My Hat, Pax). 

"Amy Timberlake writes with whimsical humor reminiscent of A.A. Milne, Arnold Lobel and Kenneth Grahame, which is reinforced by Jon Klassen's splendid illustrations. [A] charming, funny and touching trilogy opener."--Shelf Awareness

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Saturday, December 19, 2020 - 11:00am
Skunk and Badger (Skunk and Badger 1) Cover Image
By Amy Timberlake, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781643750057
Availability: Most titles are on our shelves or available within 1-5 days.
Published: Algonquin Young Readers - September 15th, 2020

The last thing Badger wants is a roommate, and certainly not Skunk, but since the house does not belong to him he does not have a choice; and soon everything in Badger's quiet and ordered life studying rocks is turned upside down (and where on earth did all the chickens come from)--but after he drives Skunk and his chickens away, Badger starts to miss his roommate and sets out to find him and make amends. A book you'll want to read, reread, and read out loud . . . again and again.

January 2021

Discussing Mason's most recent book A Registry of My Passage Upon the Earth, winner of the Simpson Library Project Joyce Carol Oates Prize and the Northern California Book Award for fiction. This event is hosted by Ashby Village. To register on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83908237472. For further information: info@ashbyvillage.org or call 510.204.9200. Donations to Ashby Village encouraged.

Sunday, January 10, 2021 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
A Registry of My Passage upon the Earth: Stories Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316477635
Availability: Most titles are on our shelves or available within 1-5 days.
Published: Little, Brown and Company - May 5th, 2020

These stories--among them a National Magazine Award and a Pushcart Prize winner--cap a fifteen-year project. From the Nile's depths to the highest reaches of the atmosphere, from volcano-racked islands to an asylum on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, these are tales of ecstasy, epiphany, and what the New York Times Magazine called the "struggle for survival...hand to hand, word to word."

discussing Tasting the Past: One Man's Quest to Discover (and Drink!) the World's Original Wines.

"Takes readers along on a journey to find the historical origins of wine. [Begos's] story unfolds in a manner similar to the growth of ancient grapevines; rooted in a strong central narrative, side stories grow like tendrils, wrapping around and supporting each other, while clusters of vividly described wines emerge like ripe grapes."--Science

To register and buy the book, please write dan@vintageberkeley.com.

Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 7:00pm

"A vintner's blend of science, history, travel, and tantalizing drink recommendations."--Amy Stewart, author of The Drunken Bo1tanist 

Pull up a chair and pour yourself a glass of whatever Dan recommends, and enjoy a lively conversation between these wine experts!

discussing their new book Gardening in Summer-Dry Climates: Plants for a Lush, Water-Conscious Landscape.

Every Bay Area gardener needs this book written and photographed by the same team that produced Plants and Landscapes for Summer-Dry Climates (published by EBMUD in 2004 and an instant bestseller at Mrs. Dalloway’s when we first opened).

Watch this space for registration details as they become available.

Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 7:00pm
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By Nora Harlow, Saxon Holt (By (photographer))
$29.95
ISBN: 9781604699128
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Timber Press - January 5th, 2021

Gardening in an area defined by arid summers and soggy winters can be challenging. But gardens can thrive in such conditions, and this definitive handbook shares the plants and practices that will help you succeed. Landscape architect Nora Harlow and award-winning photographer Saxon Holt explain how plants adapt to the climate and how topography and climate relate. A comprehensive plant directory provides details on each plant’s needs, and stunning photography shows how smart design can help address seasonal issues.