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. 

Writers Iris Dunkle, Howard Norman, and Angela Pneuman discuss their work

  • Posted on: 16 May 2019
  • By: readersbooks

Authors Howard Norman, Iris Jamahl Dunkle, and Angela Pneuman will be at Readers’ Books on Friday, July 26th, with a 6:00 reception and a 6:30 reading. The three authors are all related to the Napa Valley Writers’ Conference, which is held each year at the end of July. 

The Ghost Clause Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780544987296
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - July 2nd, 2019

Robert Shafer presents "Mickey"

  • Posted on: 16 May 2019
  • By: readersbooks

Robert Shafter presents his book Mickey at 2pm in the Readers' Garden on Saturday, June 29th at 2pm to read from his memoir, Mickey: The Giveaway Boy. Shafer lays bare his harrowing childhood in 1950s Chicago, telling the story of his mother’s abandonment of her five boys. At the age of nine, his mother found a new home for him by posting an ad in the newspaper. What happened next gives us a heartbreaking glimpse of Shafer’s boyhood. Readers of Frank McCourt’s Angela’s Ashes will recognize the bravery of this memoir.

Mickey: The Giveaway Boy Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781947041318
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Published: Running Wild Press - March 15th, 2019