Lilla Gilbrech Weinberger Obituary

  • Posted on: 29 March 2019
  • By: readersbooks

Lilla Gilbrech Weinberger, beloved Sonoma bookseller and political organizer, died suddenly and unexpectedly, Sunday, March 24th, following a tragic fall down a flight of stairs.That was how it ended. But that one sentence doesn’t begin to encompass her life. 

Born in Pasadena, California, on October 8, 1941, she grew up in a mixed-raced, working class neighborhood. Her father was an engineer who spent the bulk of his career in aero-space and her mother was a skilled gardener and seamstress. 

Holiday 2018 News

  • Posted on: 5 December 2018
  • By: readersbooks

Happy Holidays from all of us here at Readers' Books! As the year comes to a close, we want to give you a few heads up. If you need a specific book that we do not have in stock, please try to let us know as soon as possible. Sometimes, our distributor has them in an East Coast warehouse, which can take about ten days to arrive. And we cannot make any promises if the book is back ordered. Best bet is to let us know by Friday 12/7 to get it in before Christmas. 

Joan Nathan, author of King Solomon's Table, meet and greet

  • Posted on: 9 February 2019
  • By: readersbooks

Joan Nathan, author of King Solomon’s Table will be at Readers’ Books for a meet and greet tea. Nathan, a James Beard Award-winning, much-loved cookbook author and authority, has gathered together an around-the-world collection of recipes from the global Jewish diaspora—an essential book of cooking and culture. Come meet the author and snack upon treats from the cookbook on Satuday February 23rd at 3:00 pm. 

King Solomon's Table: A Culinary Exploration of Jewish Cooking from Around the World Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385351140
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Knopf - April 4th, 2017

John Briscoe presents "Crush: The Triumph of California Wine"

  • Posted on: 13 July 2018
  • By: readersbooks

We all know know that California wines have achieved international recognition, but John Briscoe’s Crush gives us a broader understanding of the complex path the industry took to get there. By taking a multidimensional look at the social, political, cultural, legal, and viticultural elements of the progress of California winemaking over several centuries, Briscoe brings vivid detail to the tale. Timed to the height of the grape harvest, this evening will have special meaning for wine country denizens. 

Crush: The Triumph of California Wine Cover Image
ISBN: 9781943859498
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: University of Nevada Press - September 4th, 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
ISBN: 9781947966024
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: WiDo Publishing - May 8th, 2018