Patricia Hampl: The Art of the Wasted Day

  • Posted on: 13 July 2018
  • By: readersbooks

Sonoma, the first “slow city” in the United States, knows the value of taking our time. Author Patricia Hampl, who has had a lifelong fascination with contemplation, solitude, and silence, explores these values in her newest book, The Art of the Wasted Day. “Life conceived—and lived—as a to-do list. This is the problem,” writes Patricia Hampl before diving into a celebration of daydreaming and letting go. In the book, Hampl takes us along on her own travels from Bordeaux, to rural Wales, to taking a retreat at a Benedictine monastery, and to a boat trip down the Mississippi River to showcase the power of repose and seclusion. Hampl will be at Readers’ Books on Friday, 8/17, with a 6:30 reception and 7:00 reading.
 

The Art of the Wasted Day Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525429647
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Published: Viking - April 17th, 2018

Our Favorites from the Presentation to the Unruly Book Group

  • Posted on: 13 June 2018
  • By: readersbooks

In case you couldn’t make it down to the store this last Wednesday night, here’s a recap of Jude and Rosie’s favorite books for the summer. Thanks to the sponsorship of the Unruly Book Group, we make a book-a-minute presentations of what to keep in mind for all your reading needs. We’ve got a full list of the titles in the store but here’s our top choices. 

Happiness Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780802127556
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Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - March 6th, 2018

Less Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316316132
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Published: Back Bay Books - May 22nd, 2018

Warlight: A novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525521198
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Published: Knopf - May 8th, 2018

Lincoln in the Bardo: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812985405
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - February 6th, 2018

The Hazel Wood: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250147905
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Published: Flatiron Books - January 30th, 2018

Nothing Happened Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781484753026
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - May 15th, 2018

The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781101981610
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Published: Viking - April 24th, 2018

I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780525520221
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Published: Knopf - February 6th, 2018

Last Hope Island: Britain, Occupied Europe, and the Brotherhood That Helped Turn the Tide of War Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812987164
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - February 6th, 2018

A Grace Paley Reader: Stories, Essays, and Poetry Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780374537418
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - April 3rd, 2018

Just Cook It!: 145 Built-to-Be-Easy Recipes That Are Totally Delicious Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780544968837
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - May 1st, 2018

Panda Love: The Secret Lives of Pandas Cover Image
By Ami Vitale (Photographer)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781784881276
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Published: Hardie Grant Books - April 17th, 2018

It's Springtime, Mr. Squirrel Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780735843103
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Published: NorthSouth Books - February 6th, 2018

El Chupacabras Cover Image
By Adam Rubin, Crash Mccreery (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780399539299
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Published: Dial Books - March 27th, 2018

Ghost Boys Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316262286
Availability: Backordered
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 17th, 2018

Aru Shah and the End of Time (Pandava #1) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781368012355
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Published: Rick Riordan Presents - March 27th, 2018

Thursday, June 14th, 6:30 p.m. reception, 7:00 p.m. Joanell Serra presents her book The Vines That We Planted.

  • Posted on: 8 June 2018
  • By: readersbooks

Local Joanell Serra has written her debut novel and our Sonoma audience will best recognize the truth behind this romantic tale of wine, family, and family history. Uriel Macon, winemaker and widower, is content to live his life quietly with his vines and horses until the past comes to meet him in the form of Amanda Scanlon, an ex-lover who left Sonoma years ago. Amanda returns because of a family crisis, including finding out hard truths about her parentage. The complex ties of family, love, and grapes planted long ago will hook you in. 

The Vines We Planted Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781947966024
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Published: WiDo Publishing - May 8th, 2018