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Walter Isaacson
The Innovators:

How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution.

 

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Walter Isaacson will speak on his latest book The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution. Mr. Isaacson is president and CEO of the Aspen Institute and the author of numerous books, including Steve Jobs (2011) and  The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made (2012).

Thursday,
October 16th, 5:00 PM
UCSB Campbell Hall

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

 

 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).

Wednesday
October 29th: 8:00 PM
UCSB Corwin Pavilion

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

 

David Wolpe

David:

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.

Sunday
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.

Tuesday,
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.

Tuesday,
December 2
8:00 PM
UCSB Corwin Pavilion

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

 

 

 

Noteworthy

Walter Isaacson appearance at UCSB

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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).

 
 

Just published – October 14, 2014

 

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Blue Horses: Poems
by Mary Oliver

In this stunning collection of new poems, Mary Oliver returns to the imagery that has defined her life’s work, describing with wonder both the everyday and the unaffected beauty of nature. At its heart, “Blue Horses” asks what it means to truly belong to this world, to live in it attuned to all its changes. Humorous, gentle, and always honest, Oliver is a visionary of the natural world.

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Special Deluxe: A Memoir of Life and Cars
by Neil Young

Neil Young’s first memoir, “Waging Heavy Peace, “was an international bestseller and critical sensation. Now, in “Special Deluxe,” Young has fashioned a second work of extraordinary reminiscences about his Canadian boyhood, his musical influences, his family, the rock ‘n’ roll life, and one of his deepest, most ebullient passions: cars.

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The Paul Chowder Chronicles – Two Novels: The Anthologist and Traveling Sprinkler

Every since the Ace Double science fiction collections, we have loved back-to-back books. Now, together for the first time, we have both of Nicholson Baker’s brilliant novels featuring the beloved hero and poet Paul Chowder.

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Cool Gray City of Love: 49 Views of San Francisco
by Gary Kamiya

“Cool Gray City of Love” is a one-of-a-kind book for a one-of-a-kind city. It’s a love song in 49 chapters to an extraordinary place, taking 49 different sites around the city as points of entry and inspiration-from a seedy intersection in the Tenderloin to the soaring sea cliffs at Lands End. Encompassing the city’s Spanish missionary past, a gold rush, a couple of earthquakes, the Beats, the hippies, and the dot-com boom, this book is at once a rambling walking tour, a natural and human history, and a celebration of place itself-a guide to loving any place more faithfully and fully.