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Kimmie Dee’s

presents comedians

Matt Kirshen &
Jimmy Dore

October 25th
8:00 PM

Brasil Arts Cafe
1230 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA

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The Book Den will be selling Jimmy Dore’s book Your Country is Just Not That Into You at the event.

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Kati Marton

The Great Escape:

Nine Jews who Fled Hitler and Changed the World


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Kati Marton will be discussing the topics raised in her 2006 book The Great Escape.  She is an award-winning former NPR and ABC News correspondent and the  author of the bestselling Wallenberg. Her most recent book is Paris: A Love Story (2012).

October 29th, 8:00 PM
UCSB Corwin Pavilion

The Book Den will have  books available for sale and signing.



Stephen Tobolowsky


Stephen Tobolowsky has appeared on stage, television, and in over 200 films. And he’s an author!

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Join us as he reads from his book The Dangerous Animals Club, and previews samples from his new book to be published in December. Q&A to follow the reading.

November 5th, 6 PM
Oreana Winery
205 Anacapa Street
Santa Barbara

The Book Den will have books for sale and signing. This event is free!



David Wolpe


The Divided Heart


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David: the Divided Heart is Rabbi Wolpe’s  latest  book. He is Rabbi of Sinai Temple in Los Angeles and author of Why Faith Matters.

November 16th,
3:00 PM.
UCSB Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall

The Book Den will have  books available for sale and signing.


Peter Barnes

With Liberty and Dividends for All:

How to Save Our Middle Class When Jobs Don’t Pay Enough


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Peter Barnes is an entrepreneur,  a journalist, and the author of Capitalism 3.0: A Guide to Reclaiming the Commons.

November 18
8:00 PM
UCSB Corwin Pavilion

The Book Den will have  books available for sale and signing.


Ari Shavit

My Promised Land:

The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel


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My Promised Land, Ari Shavit’s most recent book, was named one of the best books of 2013 by both the New York Times and the Economist.

December 2
8:00 PM
UCSB Corwin Pavilion

The Book Den will have  books available for sale and signing.





Just published – October 21

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The Republic of Imagination: America in Three Books

By Azar Narisi

The author of Reading Lolita in Tehran turns her attention to fiction in America, specifically Huck Finn, Babbitt, and The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter.

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Beautiful You
by Chuck Palahniuk

“A billion husbands are about to be replaced.”
From the author of Fight Club comes this novel about the apocalyptic marketing possibilities of a new product that gives new meaning to the term “self-help.”

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First Impressions: A Novel of Old Books, Unexpected Love, and Jane Austen

Book lover and Austen enthusiast Sophie Collingwood has recently taken a job at an antiquarian bookshop in London when two different customers request a copy of the same obscure book: the second edition of “Little Book of Allegories “by Richard Mansfield. Their queries draw Sophie into a mystery that will cast doubt on the true authorship of Pride and Prejudice — and ultimately threaten Sophie’s life.

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Rebellion: The History of England from James I to the Glorious Revolution

Peter Ackroyd has been praised as one of the greatest living chroniclers of Britain and its people. In Rebellion, “he continues his dazzling account of the history of England, beginning the progress south of the Scottish king, James VI, who on the death of Elizabeth I became the first Stuart king of England, and ending with the deposition and flight into exile of his grandson, James II.


Walter Isaacson appearance at UCSB

Walter Isaacson spoke on his new book, The Innovators,  to a packed house at Campbell Hall, UCSB, Thursday night. Great to hear such an accomplished biographer talk about the women and men who created computing and the internet. We were there selling his books, quite a few of them in fact. We have a few signed copies of The Innovators for sale.

James McBride on Independent Bookstores

James-McBride_101614“Indie bookstores are the last line of reason and discourse in this country.”–James McBride, author of The Good Lord Bird, speaking on Wednesday at the Seattle Arts and Lectures Literary Arts series to a packed and appreciative house, reported by Marilyn Dahl (via shelf-awareness.com).