November 2019

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
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ISBN: 9780807026984
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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
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ISBN: 9780393609356
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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.

December 2019

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

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 7:30pm
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ISBN: 9780385392761
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 28th, 2014

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. 

April 2020

reads from her new volume of poetry Ledger, a book of personal, ecological, and political reckoning from the internationally renowned poet named "among the modern masters" (Washington Post).

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 7:30pm
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ISBN: 9780525657804
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Published: Knopf - March 10th, 2020

From one of our most celebrated contemporary poets--long-listed for the National Book Award and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and England's T.S. Eliot Prize--comes Jane Hirshfield's Ledger, her most important work yet. From its already much-quoted opening lines of despair and defiance ("Let them not say: we did not see it. / We saw."), Hirshfield's poems inscribe a registry, both personal and communal, of our present-day predicaments, and call us to action.